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Toshiba Satellite Laptop: Value for your money, Keyboard strenuous on your fingers
on December 31, 2012
I bought this laptop during a Cyber Monday sale and I could not have been happier with the specs I got for the price, my purchase arrived on time and well packaged (as is standard with most items shipped via Amazon Prime). Now I will break down my experience with the laptop so far into pros and cons :
Huge screen (17 inches), the core i7 CPU 3.4 GHz runs pretty much anything you throw at it (I got away with running Counter- Strike Source at maxed out settings at 113 frames per second, Adobe Illustrator seems to convert AI files into TIFF files pretty fast too and AutoCAD rendering is pretty swift [all these compared to my old Thinkpad]). So overall I am happy with the performance of this laptop.
The huge screen is not amicable to angled viewing (i.e. if you change the viewing angle the images look like high contrast/low brightness images, even like photographic negatives sometimes).
The keyboard has strangely spaced keys (some are grouped in blocks that require you to have monstrous hands to switch across blocks).
Windows 8 installed on this laptop is a pain in the nose, it seems like an OS built for a tablet and is pretty inconvenient to operate without a touchscreen.
Overall this laptop provides great value for the money, hence I gave it a 4 star rating