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So far so good, seems a good buy for the money,
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This review is from: Toshiba Satellite L755-S5271 15.6-Inch LED Laptop (Grey) (Personal Computers)So at $500, I think this Toshiba far exceeds the performance of some higher brand laptop computers. I was most worried about the battery life and while I do not know how long it will last, so far the battery is giving me about 6 hrs on eco setting and trust me, I have 8 Google Chrome tabs open, Outlook, notebook and Word and the computer is still faster than my old Dell Inspiron and my old Toshiba L45. On balanced level, I think I got about 3 hrs out of the laptop. In terms of the performance speed and capability, I am not saying that the performance is gaming level, but I think if this computer is for basic work or school,you will not be disappointed. In regards to shipping, the shipping on the computer was super fast and as advertised, I got it in the time period allotted.
** Space bar a little too compact/short
** Speakers are crap
** To much pre-loaded Toshiba junk (easily removable in Control Panel)
UPDATE- August 28th, 2011
1) Laptop is still exceeding my expectations on performance and speed. I have up to 16 browser tabs open at times in addition to Word and graphic files and the performance is still better than my old Dell Inspiron and Toshiba Satellite combined
1) So this laptop is so sensitive in that in the middle of typing, it will resize your windows; one of the drawbacks of having a touchpad that is flush with the suface of the laptop. You can however, adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad.
2) My other issue is more with the preloaded Windows 7 than an actual issue with the computer itself. If you do a search on Windows 7 issues, one of the known issues is how Windows 7 and the synaptic device on the computer interacts. Basically, when you type on the keyboard, the information does not show up, rather, new tabs or windows pop open. If you are using a browser window, trying to type info into the address bar will actually open a new window. This has been proving extremely annoying and so far the only way I have found (short of disabling touchpad/mouse)is to ctrl+alt+del and then log out and log back in.
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Initial post: Jul 31, 2011 9:43:10 PM PDT
Thank You! I debated about this computer & decided to order it. I'm very glad that I did place the order.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2011 8:38:17 AM PDT
No problem and you are most welcome...I too depend on user experiences on Amazon to help me make my decisions....I will be uodating my review over time or as soon as somthing changes with the computer.
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