"Great for what it is."4.0 starson by casualsuede
Pros: The Sound is great, the screen is bright and detailed and it is fast for a $600 notebook. The battery lasts forever and Vista is good.
Cons: hmmm....It's sorta big and bulky, the keyboard squeaks and Tosiba's user manual stinks...I still don't know how to activate the webcam!!!!
Summary: If you need a good computer with looks and desktop functionality, this Toshiba is for you. The T5800 processor is fast and combined with Vista, it is faster than my Dell Latitude E6400, which has Windows XP and a Intel P8400 Processor!
While I really like the ergonomics of the keyboard, it squeaks and therefore feels cheap. I am a fan of the sound, but I don't think there are any hard keys for the volume controls, which sucks when you are playing a game.
The toshiba does not come with Windows Office or many other software (such as permanent anti-virus, only trial version) preinstalled, and while this is not out of the ordinary, be prepared to purchase software that you need.
The notebook is not very portable, but the battery is good and lasts a while. I got alittle over 3 hours, not the 4+ the reviewer got.
It is handsome, even though I am not a big fan of Toshiba labeling their notebook in such large lettering (my Dell is much more subtle), it does use glossy plastics, which may look alittle cheap and can pick up alot of fingerprints.
Overall, for the price, Bellissima!