I bought this Toshiba model after my Acer laptop broke down after only 2 years of casual use. Encouraged by my mother's older Toshiba Satellite model, which has served her for years with no problems whatsoever, I decided to buy the newer model for myself, which had a vast improvement on specs. I have to say that this computer, for the price it's being sold, is near faultless. It does everything I wanted it to do in regards of schoolwork, and it also runs computer games incredibly well. Connection to the internet is smooth and unproblematic, and you are given a free month subscription to McAfee Internet Security to get you going. Tutorial is easy to swallow, and there are plenty of games and apps to keep you interested.
However, the one fault I have found with this computer sadly, is Windows 8. After setting up the computer with no problems, I was thrust into a screen where icons and apps were littered all over the screen, making it feel like a disorganized mess. No tutorial was offered on how to navigate the computer's functions here, and once I finally found the desktop icon, it returned me to the Windows 7 setup which I was a lot more comfortable with.
Barring the fact that there is no longer a Start button either, but moving on...
All in all, I give this computer a 4/5. Everything about it is perfect for my needs, with the exception of the newly installed Windows 8, which has left me so confused on its functions that I still haven't fully explored my computers capabilities. Regardless, a wonderful bargain for the price offered.