I was looking to replace my old HP AMD turion laptop with something with a better monitor, more ram, better speed, larger hard drive, etc. I am now, and always have been an AMD fan, but my love of HP has waned considerably over the years due to issues I have had with their products. I was also very leery about upgrading to a laptop with windows 8.1. I still cannot believe that for the price, this laptop had a higher end processor, a light up keyboard, such a large screen, and a very solid sized hard drive. In all my research I couldn't find anything that would touch it for the price. I know I rated the battery life at 4 stars, and that's not entirely fair because I run my laptop at full out screen contrast, and still get a solid 2.5 hours out of the battery. The performance can get a little sluggish at times, never for gaming applications, but sometime with business and internet apps. That seems to fall right in line with what I have read about AMD CPU's in general. Overall though, this has been the best purchase I have made in a long time. If you can find one, I recommend you check it out, and if you can't, they make an intel version of this laptop which is excellent as well. THANK YOU TOSHIBA for building the laptop of my dreams!! Expect more business from me!
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