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There is good news and bad news.
on December 15, 2013
It's a good deal with respect to the amount of RAM and hard drive storage space you get for your dollar. The screen is also very bright and clear. However, there are several downsides.
The biggest problem that I see is the sound quality, which is very poor, and it is not just the speakers, because it sounds equally bad over headphones. It is the sound card itself, which is very tinny, has no bass response, and according to the Toshiba Forum moderators, cannot be upgraded. So, don't buy this computer to listen to music. Also, the touchpad tray and clickers have a very cheap and unresponsive feel.
Access to the DVD tray is troublesome, although with practice you can learn to find the eject button. The mechanism also feels very cheap and flimsy, and it has a design flaw where if you do not hold the DVD or CD very firmly while inserting it into the carriage, it can slide right into the chassis of the computer.