My very first laptop was a Toshiba and I am glad that it was. I had 3 excellent years with that laptop and to this day it is working very well. It has been passed down to my family and I bought a new laptop for school. When I first told myself I was going to buy a new laptop, I knew it had to be a Toshiba, not just because I trust this brand, but also because I had heard and experienced first-hand how unreliable HP or Dell can be - at least for my purposes. I'm sorry but I just didn't want a laptop whose fan fails after only a couple months or whose power cord fails in no more than a year. This is only my second Toshiba laptop, but already I can tell it's going to be a great one just like my last one. The only problems I have had is just some slight problems with the operating system, but that is to be expected, given Windows Vista's instability. I am hoping these minor problems are solved with Windows 7 which I plan to upgrade to. As far as the Toshiba hardware and software, it is flawless. I really enjoy having Toshiba's Sleep and Charge - charging my mp3 player without having the computer on has been pretty cool. Another useful utility is the Toshiba eco utility, which really does save energy. As a student I don't need much power to run a simple word processor/text editor so it is a great utility to have. I can go through an entire 2 hour lecture and still have at least 30-45 minutes of battery life leftover, which is plenty for me. At times when I need more processing power, I can still squeeze nearly 2 hours of battery life with a full charge. To me, that is pretty good considering the power-hungry OS Vista that is installed on this laptop. One final point I'd like to make is that I love the design of this laptop - the LED lights, the fusion finish, the color, and the screen size is just perfect - 14 inches was a good choice. :) I would (and have) definitely recommend this laptop - or any other Toshiba product - to anyone who is looking for a great, reliable product.
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