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This the 3rd Toshiba Laptop that I have bought for my household! The 1st one was 18 months ago, the 2nd for my daughter for x'mas and this last one for myself! When I was looking at computers I wanted fast, memory, and storage. The L855D-S5242 delivered on all accounts. Getting started was simple and I was up and running via WI-FI in less than 30 minutes! The Fn keys, which also serve to adjustment various operating parameters is really slick! Screen brightness, Speaker Vol, << < Pause > >> the player all via the Fn keys! I prefer the Numeric Keypad on the computer and there is plenty of room. Actually, the keyboard is not much different than a full size keyboard. Having large hands and fingers I don't have any problem moving about the keys while typing. The keys have a soft, yet deliberate feel to them, almost a very soft click! It's not a super small laptop and it's not the larger one that I bought for my daughter but I find it perfect for traveling and connecting to WIFIs. I give this 5 stars! If it had one drawback it would be lack of software installed. It's got all the basics and I guess Microsoft stopped putting Microsoft Works on with Windows 7. I would thing this is their push for folks to purchase MS Word! I would definitely purchase another.
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Initial post: Oct 2, 2012 5:46:28 PM PDT
hi, good review, but i have a couple of questions. does this burn cds ? i'm looking for one to make some music cds from recordings i already own but don't want all the songs. your review is encouraging. we are mostly looking for one to lightly surf the net, email, & burn cds. we don't game or use it real heavily. do you think this one would suffice for us? thanks for any input you might have.
Posted on Oct 3, 2012 3:16:56 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 3, 2012 3:19:47 AM PDT
It does come with a Cd/DVD player and it does burn both! I am not a gamer so I couldn't rate this as to how well it handles games, but it does do everything I want it to do and then some! We all love the ones we've purchased. Also it has the built in camera and mic and the skype function works great! My mail program is Incredible Mail and I surf the net quite a bit. Love the machine! The built in speakers aren't great, but I've never heard any speakers in laptops that sounded good, but it sounds great when I plug in external speaker!
Posted on Nov 26, 2012 10:14:25 AM PST
Janet Halo says:
Can you tell me if a webcam is standard on this laptop? Thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 5:48:05 AM PST
Yes it does! I have used it to Skype and for taking pics! Very clear and crisp!
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