"what you should know before you buy this or any laptop"4.5 starson by jcg3
Pros: smart engineering, good price, flexable, some what durable
Cons: you have to know your stuff about computers if you want this machine to work properly, however, it is fairly easy to use right out of the box
Summary: ok, here's the deal with this Tablet. overall, it comes well stocked with most of the goodies your going to need. however, it is not a computer that i would recomend to those of you out there who plan on doing a lot of video editing. if you are going to do any sort of video or picture editing, plan on buying extra software. if you are not very computer savy, plan on buying extra software to manage most of the computer functions for you. being a tablet PC, it comes with, what some call, the XP "superpatch". Win XP Tablet Edition is built for networking with pre-configured networks or forming it's own network with a fellow computers. the software that is included with this computer will help you connect with a network and monitor the other networks in the range of the wireless card. if you are thinking about using this laptop for away-from-work computing, be sure to get a strong Firewall and Anti-virus software. the bonus with the software that is provided from toshiba is the you can strech out the life of the battery into the 5+ hour range. If you do not plan on using the "write-on-screen" capablities, then you be better off spending the money on a upper-level regular laptop.
i bought this laptop because i needed something for college that i could write on bacause i am not a very fast typer. i also wanted a computer that is flexable enough so that i could modify it to my specs. i found all of that and more with this laptop. i spent almost $300 after the $1500 to get it to my specs. here's what i added: 512MB's of memory, Norton Firewall, Norton SystemWorks, MS Office 2003. it is fast and is easy to fix after a mistake in programing. Norton GoBack saved my butt plenty of times before i got this computer and this time i made sure i had it on my new laptop. honestly, if you dont know how set-up the laptop properly, take it to someone who does (you will regret it of you don't).
I would recomend this computer to the type of person who wants to spend the money to get a good laptop that will serve them for a long time. to students who don't want to have to type all the time and want to be able to share notes wirelessly with each other. to business people who dont mind carrying 6.5 pounds of high-quality computing power. to people who know how to work a computer better that being able to hit the power button.
as with any computer, to allow it to work at it's peak performance, you will need four things: Anti-virus software, Ad-blocking software, Firewall software, and alittle computer know-how.
I hope this helps,