"Bang for your Buck"4.5 starson by vicker88
Pros: I got my Toshiba Satellite A305 6916 for just under $700 a year ago and with all of it's features in the first year of use its served well. With the ESATA combo USB Charge sleep Port coming in very handy as well as powerful Harman/Kardon speakers.
Cons: It comes with a out-dated 56k modem, the placement on headphone jack and volume controls could have been placed better. Collects dust quicky on fan should use canned air to clean once bi-monthly, and no built in bluetooth.
Summary: Overall I've had my Toshiba for a year with no problems due to the PC. only standard Vista 64 problems such as programs no responding. I quickly reduced my HDD to 150Gb and it seems to stay at around that. minor problem with it over heating and shutting down automatically to prevent damage so fan must be cleaned regularly. It has short battery life averaging 2hours max. I loved the built in Web Cam although the built in mic doesn't always work. Comes with Windows Speech Recognition so u can command it via your voice. also comes with built in Facial Recognition so it literally scans the users face and will use your face to log in. The best media play for this PC is the ZUNE media player.
As far as getting literally the most bang your your buck for a reliable Laptop this definitively is it. only few obsolete options built in
1. 56k modem
2. i. Link port
3. HD DVD drive (Blue Ray is the Standard in HD)
I honestly don't see me getting another laptop anytime soon. This still is top of the line and has anything and everything you could want in a laptop. and Easily upgradeable to Windows 7 which fixes many problems.