"Excellent Desktop Replacement... More Than A Gamer"3.5 starson by dodgrlvr33
Pros: Amazing Screen
Cons: Glossy cover is a finger print magnet
Screen/Lid precariously flimsy
AC plug very weakly connected to computer
Summary: If you are going to shell out big bucks for a big Windows laptop, you could do a lot worse than this computer. The power of this unit is well documented and it rings true when you bring it home. The 18 inch screen is one of the best you are going to see on ANY unit. It is truly gorgeous and shines when you play Blue-Ray movies on it. Along with the Karman speakers it is a truly great entertainment/gaming experience. I use mine for work and play and WIndows 7 makes it very easy. I run multiple programs with no issues and the solid state HD makes keeping my software in order effortless. While there are great features with this computer, there are some issues that keep it from being a perfect unit. The screen is great but precariously flimsy. Not a problem when its new but down the road might be a big problem. The glossy cover is beautiful but hard to keep looking nice when you handle it a lot. Finally the AC cord has a hard time staying connected to the computer. This might be a problem with my unit only but is very problematic especially when you consider that units like the Mac have an AC cord that stays magnetically connected (a feature I loved). All in all the Toshiba computer is great. I would recommend it for people that need a work hard/play hard unit and dont mind the fact that they will have to buy a specially made laptop carrying case.I have seen complaints of the volume controls on the left of the unit making noise when used. If you go the the controls of the computer you can actually eliminate the sound that they make. The touch pad could be better to be sure but this is a minimal problem that is easily handled with the use of a mouse. I have also found that the "left/right click" buttons arent really placed in the best place. I am still very happy with the unit and would still recommend it for people who need a fast, powerful unit that has them covered at work and at play.
Updated on May 11, 2010