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72 of 82 people found the following review helpful
on June 25, 2010
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Was looking for a laptop with ATI Radeon graphics and this laptop was a steal for the price of 449! Got it within 2 days through Amazon and was amazed at the size of the screen. The screen is very bright since it has the Tru Bright technology and it is also a wide screen which makes it nice for videos and movies. Sound is really good for a laptop and even plays 780 HD youtube videos without trouble!

Only had this since about 4 hours ago so am getting used to everything now. Windows 7 is very different and will take time to adjust to if you have been on XP for years. One thing though this model 655D S5043 DOES NOT have a webcam, facial recognition software or the microphone in the LCD bezel like it says on this website. I checked through Toshiba website before I bought it and noticed that it did not come with it which was okay for me, but for people who see that in the description IT DOES NOT come with the cam or facial recognition software!
Here is the link to the study I talk about:
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Was looking for a laptop to replace my 7 year old Acer *which Acer is one of the WORST brands to buy according to a recent study*** And yes, the Acer died. It has been going out for the past 3 years with multiple hardware failures and system restores. So this worked out well since Toshiba had one of the highest ratings and least hardware malfunctions. Overall the laptop is fairly sturdy and feels solid, weighing in a little more than my other IBM Thinkpad laptop which is okay with me also. The feel and design of the outer shell is really cool and I love the keypad on the right side. The keys are kind of shifted to the left and so is the touchpad which might be hard to get used to at first. The keys are not as raised up as other computers and sit a little flatter so it might take a while to adjust. Looking at the screen is like looking at the sun it is just amazing how bright it really is! So far very happy and for this price you can NOT go wrong. The wireless connection wizard located the wireless the first time I turned it on and was setup within 1 minute. Downloading FireFox and Chrome are fast and simple. Another good thing is that there is NOTHING on the desktop except for Recycle Bin when you get the computer! Really great! This computer plays the video games I play very well without using too much CPU or slowing other programs down.
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60 of 68 people found the following review helpful
on September 27, 2010
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I am returning this laptop tomorrow for many reasons. I recieved this computer on September 13, 2010

First the Pro's:

(This could be difficult)

-The HD is very nice and I did play a movie on it and it had great picture quality.
-Having a standard version of a regular desktop keyboard was nice and a treat.
-It comes with only two USB ports, which may be enough for some.
-It comes with a port for a wired mouse, printer and the like.

Cons:

-It did not come with the advertised webcam or microphone. (I knew this in advance due to another posting the same about it, so I have no complaints about that...but if it is important to you, buyer beware)
-The sound quality leaves a LOT to be desired. I remedied that with my headset which will amplify sound, still a pain to have to do, when I shouldn't have to. I do not use my laptop plugged into speakers, so if I wanted to watch a movie, I had to grab the wireless headset to do so.
-If there is a way to shut off the touch pad, I never found it. But then again I was having other issues from the first few days. I use a wireless mouse and do not like the touch pad. It's location being where your palms are inevitably going to hit send you to places you really do not wish to go to while typing. That was extremely annoying to me as I'm a rapid typist and to have to continualy go find a way back to what I was doing, didn't exactly please me. The touch pad is extremely sensitive, one brush and you never can tell where you will land next.
-The computer itself is extremely sluggish. I thought I'd do okay with 2Gig's...apparently not with the work and other things I enjoy doing. If you game on sites such as Pogo or the like, you'll need more than 2 Gigs, I have no idea if this product has a way of upgrading it as other issues cropped up.
-One extremely annoying side affect was that since I use Yahoo to communicate with others and the touch pad is very sensitive I'd be calling people without meaning to on there. They would answer and say hello and I could not respond UNLESS I ran to grab my microphone headset. That irked me to no end.
-Lastly (and the reason I say I probably got a lemon) is that the computer started blacking out on me for no reason what-so-ever. First time I thought it somehow became unplugged and the battery died, but it hadn't. Rinse repeat about a dozen times in a two day period. That was enough for me to throw in the towel after less than 10 days of grief.

I gave this a two star for it's value in price...just remember you get what you pay for. If you are not one that likes to communicate via vocal or visual chat, do not use headsets, could care less about sound quality, love to use a touch pad and don't get a lemon like I did...then this computer would likely fill the bill, for the price.

Updated to add:

Major Pro's on working with Amazon. Earlier today I conversed with a representative in less than one minute via live chat, expressed my concerns (in specific) recieved an email with a return UPS label less than a minute later, and they have since updated this product to remove the fact it does not have a webcam or microphone. Now that is service at it's finest! They also got a new order from us today for a different computer!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2010
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As a purchasing agent for a computer reseller I see a lot of laptops come and go and for the money this Toshiba is a knock-out! Yes it's only a single core with 2gig, but very fast and windows 7 64 bit works very well on it. The only thing I would change would be the SPEAKERS they are not very loud and are the weakest part of the laptop. But the rest of it is built with quality and I am very happy with it. I use it for music, watch Hulu, Netflixs on my big screen LCD without problems.

I looked and reviewed Acers, Asus, Compaqs, Lenovo, and HP laptops before getting this one and I can tell you that Acer has quality issues, the Asus was nice and has good ratings but is much more expensive, and the Compaq just felt cheap and poorly designed. HP has nice laptops for double the cost but nothing can touch this laptop at this price. The screen is gorgeous!!! And I love the matte finish. Even the touch screen is nice (at work I use two desktops exclusively) but at home I have ditched my Dell dual core 2 in favor of this laptop.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2010
This is an excellent laptop for the price.

It comes with very little bloatware. The OS--Win 7-64--works great. Performance wise, it runs very smoothly for everyday activities, from web surfing to word processing. It has a bright glossy screen. Personally, I like the matte finish on the case and keyboard, which gives it a better tactile feel compared to the glossy ones out there.

One con might be that it doesn't have 4 GB of RAM, but for the price I really cannot complaint.

Hope this helps.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2010
I purchased this laptop about a month ago. This was my very first laptop. I was looking for an everyday laptop. Something I could surf the internet on, listen to CDs, play some DVDs and do some simple office tasks on while giving me some great speed to work with.

After being overwhelmed with so much info about different laptops, I went with this Toshiba, first because I know that they are a dependable brand and it was within my price range.

I must admit that, overall, I am very satisfied with my purchase so far. It has met most of my needs. I only have a couple of complaints.

First, and the most annoying aspect on this laptop, the touch pad (mouse) seems to have a mind of it's own. You have to be very careful when you are typing or using the touch pad because it will end up clicking on items that you don't want to click on. I'm going to investivate to see if there is a way to turn the thing off or make it not so sensitive!

My second complaint is the speakers! I can barely hear the audio coming from this laptop. I had to plug in my old speakers from my desktop in order to listen to music or watch movies on this laptop. That's fine for when I'm at home, but, if I want to travel anywhere with this laptop, it's going to be hard to have to lug those extra speakers around.

Besides those two complaints, I think this is a very good laptop for the money. Mine came with 3GB and 320MB of memory. I'm very happy with the speed and over-all performance. Again, this is a basic laptop for someone who just needs something for very basic, everyday tasks and audio/video entertainment. If you're looking to play video games, though, you may want to look somewhere else.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on November 12, 2010
The Toshiba Satelite 640 has been extremely unreliabile. Purchased new an 3 months later failed hard drive, mouse and screen. Sent in for repair and internal mouse was backordered with no delivery date after 30 days. Toshiba supplied refurburished computer and had screen failure in 1 month. Received repair and on start up fan drive failed. I would not recommend Toshiba to any user due to no resolution of issues.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 24, 2010
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Somehow it seems that the review process is a problem but I will blame that on the amazon website, not the computer. this is a great functional computer for the money. My Old one died and this new one was less costly and does all the things I want it to. I use the reviews to decide what things to purchase on amazon a lot. I value others peoples reviews, and this time it paid off. So I hope you find this helpful as well. I use the computers very basic functions, and this one does a great job,
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2010
My Son bought one of these, and I am VERY impressed with it. It has a separate numeric keypad to the right of the keyboard, a beautiful monitor, decent battery life, stays cool, has Windows 7 Home Premium, CD/DVD R/W, an open RAM slot, and excellent build quality. Cons are: 2 GB of RAM and a single core processor, but this is no surprise at this $350 price point. All-in-all, it is a good running, well built machine.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2010
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I got this laptop as a birthday gift.....I had used Toshiba laptops in the past and I was not disappointed with this one.....easy to use, the harddrive is roomy.....absolutely great machine!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2010
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This was a present that I gave early. It is an awesome value. The price was right and the features are great.Being a system integrator I have owned 4 Toshiba computers since 1998 all of which still work although I only own three presently. They are the toughest computers you can buy without forking out an arm and leg for a Toughbook and believe I have used several different brands and found Toshiba to be at the top for reliability. Also the features Toshiba comes with eliminates the need for certain software. If value and price are what you are after, you cannot beat Toshiba.
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