holiday return policy:
Purchases made through Toshiba Direct from November 28, 2014 through December 24, 2014 are eligible for return or exchange through January 15, 2015. Products, including laptops, netbooks, tablets, desktops, TV lamps, and accessories (batteries, remotes, Power adapters, etc), except those products specifically named as 'final sale' on the www.toshiba.com/us website, are eligible for refund or replacement. TAIS will not issue an RMA for a visual product to be returned for credit. All products eligible for return require a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number, which may be requested by calling 1-800-618-4444. To be considered for the holiday return period, an RMA request must be made no later than January 15, 2015 and all products qualified for return must be returned to TAIS within ten (10) days of customer receipt of the RMA number. The maximum TAIS will refund for items purchased through TAIS is the original purchase price of the product, less restocking fee, plus any related taxes. Original shipping and handling charges or similar fees and return shipping charges are not refundable. Returns made without an RMA number will be refused or returned to the Customer. All products with valid RMA authorization must be returned in original packaging and be in the same condition as Customer received them. Customer is responsible for shipping charges and risk of loss on all return shipments. Customer must use a reputable shipping carrier capable of providing proof of delivery, as well as properly packing and fully insuring the return shipment. Upon receipt of the returned product(s), TAIS will inspect the product to determine if the product has been opened, used, and whether it contains all parts included with the original shipment, and to confirm there was no modification, abuse or misuse of the product, or user negligence. TAIS may reject the return or deduct costs associated with: open packaging, missing parts, non original packaging, modification, abuse, misuse of the product or user negligence. While TAIS may issue an RMA for individual software packages represented by Customer as unopened, upon receipt and inspection any open packages will not be accepted for return/credit and will be returned to Customer.
Types of Laptops
The world of laptops is a smorgasbord of sizes, styles, feature sets, and options. But the variety divides fairly neatly into a limited number of basic categories. Heres an overview.
Sometimes referred to as ultraportable or ultrathin, the lightweight laptop is twice the size of a netbook, yet it still feels light and easy to carry. This category offers a perfect balance of performance and portability, especially for frequent flyers. These models are plenty fast for most types of work and have a mid-size screen that's comfortable to work on. Most even have built-in DVD burners, which netbooks do not. This category can be expensive if you order the biggest hard drive or fastest processor available.
- 13.3 to 14-inch diagonal screen
- Less than 4lbs (Ours start at 3.2 lbs)*
- Processor types: dual to quad-core*
- Up to 6GB DDR3 system memory
- Shared video memory
- Choice of 250GB or bigger hard drive; some even
come with a 128GB solid-state drive
- Built-in optical drive
Also called a midsize or mainstream notebook, this category falls into the broad middle in terms of weight, screen size, technology, and price. A few models have top-shelf features such as a 17.3-inch diagonal widescreen or powerful processor. The everyday laptop has enough muscle to do almost any task, but its too heavy and too short on battery life to make a great travel laptop.
- 15.6-inch, all the way to 18.4-inch diagonal screen
- Starting at 5 lbs*
- Intel® or AMD Dual-Core processors
- 2GB to 6GB DDR3 system memory*
- Shared or dedicated video memory
- Up to 1TB hard drive*
- Built-in DVD burner
This portable delivers a full PC experience. It offers a comfortable keyboard, large hard drive, a huge screen and great system memory. The stereo speakers are loud and rich, plus youll find exciting emerging mobile technology such as Intel Wireless Display, which lets you play your laptops picture on your big-screen HDTV without wires. With all these features, a desktop replacement is too large for comfortable travel, and battery life is very short.
- 17.3-inch diagonal screen
- Intel® or AMD dual- to quad-core processor
- 4GB to 8GB DDR3 system memory
- Dedicated graphics
- 7200-rpm and up to 1TB hard drive
- Blu-ray disc burner*
Built for Business
Though this category of laptop doesnt need to handle the demands of gaming or HD movies, it does need a processor that can juggle all the apps of an office suite. It also should have long battery life to hold its charge during extended stretches on the road. Wi-Fi (802.11n) is, of course, essential, but you should also consider wireless WAN so you can stay connected away from hot spots. Robust security features to safeguard sensitive data are also must.
- 13.3 to 17.3-inch diagonal screen
- 3GB RAM or more
- Intel or AMD dual- to quad-core processor
- Data security features
- Standard limited warranty
- Fingerprint or smart card reader
These media-centric laptops can serve as the center of your digital-entertainment world while also helping you power through schoolwork in style. Thanks to their awesome built-in speakers with sound enhancement technologies and Blu-ray player youll be able to enjoy all of your movies on-the-go. They offer beautiful screens and large hard drives so you can easily store your digital entertainment files. Full of features and yet powerful, theyll help you get things done.
- 15.6-inch diagonal screen or larger
- 4GB RAM or more
- 500GB hard drive or larger
- 3rd Gen Intel® Core i3 or AMD Phenom II
processor or better
- Blu-ray drive
- Quality stereo speakers
*Depending on selected models