"Great Buy!"4.5 starson by JDizzzy
Pros: Nice feel to the keyboard and its fast. ( I use with Verizon's Fiber Optic Network.)
Cons: None so far. Maybe the battery life is a bit below what I expected.
Summary: Although the keyboard is glossy and can get fingerprints, it has a nice feel. You can order a rubber key cover for $20 which will keep out food, fingerprints and dust if you leave your laptop on the coffee table like I do. (Personally the glossy keys look and feel better to me) I just peel off the rubber cover when I type longer emails, etc.
The lightbar above touchpad can be turned off. I believe if you hit F2 at startup there is a menu where you can disable this feature which will keep the palm area cool to the touch with extended use.
I looked into the comparable laptops and I dont understand the comment that the laptop costs a bit more than similar competitor models. I talked to a couple IT guys and they all recommended purchasing a Toshiba so I took their advice and so far so good.