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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
this laptop is amazing and the best buy, for the money you get everything you need in a laptop i use it for browsing and work and is syupidly fast at everything you ask of ot the keys are a little sensitive but work well and have there own lights so well lit up when on laptop in for for say. would recommend any one to get one i even bought one for my 11 year old niece as...
Published 18 months ago by the daddy

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ridculously flimsy, the worst screen and the worst keyboard ever
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The performances are perfectly adequate, it runs smoothly (I'm mainly using Linux, but it's ok on Windows as well).
I note here that installing Linux was possible only through changing BIOS setup (EFI boot method and TPM had to be deactivated, but it was possible).
During normal usage (internet browsing) the fan doesn't...
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ridculously flimsy, the worst screen and the worst keyboard ever, 16 Nov 2012
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This review is from: Toshiba Satellite Z930 - 132 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i7 - 3667U 1.9/3.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 8, Bluetooth) (Personal Computers)
The good
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The performances are perfectly adequate, it runs smoothly (I'm mainly using Linux, but it's ok on Windows as well).
I note here that installing Linux was possible only through changing BIOS setup (EFI boot method and TPM had to be deactivated, but it was possible).
During normal usage (internet browsing) the fan doesn't run, under heavy load (youtube and similar flash applications) the fan operates, but the noise is acceptable.

It's considerably light.

The processor is slightly better than other similar ultrabooks at the moment of purchase (Core I7 3667 instead of the more popular 3517).

The temperature of the surfaces is never a problem, especially on the palm-rest, despite being of metal (I'm very demanding in this respect).

This is where the good ends.

The bad (I mean, seriously unacceptably bad)
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The keyboard is a bad joke, I'd have never imagined that Toshiba could provide such a ridiculous thing. The feedback from the keys is horrible, and it's very easy to miss a space unless you hit it very precisely or very strongly. The noise is low but unpleasant.
Clearly this thing is not defective, it's just as a cheap toy.

The overall impression is of a device that could break apart at every moment. It's impossibly flimsy, it seems so weak and gives such a bad feeling. The screen lid flexes a lot, and I'm almost afraid of opening and closing it. Also, in my specimen, is badly assembled and doesn't meet the case on the right.

The touchpad is another masterpiece of mockery: it's small, the buttons are unresponsive and you have to press them so hard that the entire machine flexes.

The worst of all aspects is the screen: the resolution is inadequate for this class of device (1366x768), but I knew this before buying.
The real problem is its quality:
- the viewing angles are the worst I've ever seen, worse than my Compaq in the 90's: if you are not exactly positioned (especially on the vertical dimension) it's very difficult or impossible to see the content; even so, the top and the bottom are severely washed out at the point that readability of text is affected;
- the contrast is bad, really bad;
- the colours are completely distorted, it's almost impossible to recognize a colour compared to any other screen;

Conclusion
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I should note here that I wasn't unrealistically expecting the overall quality of a Mac Pro Retina for half the price. But it doesn't matter if the machine performs well, if it's a pain or impossible to use it. There are some compromises that simply can't be made.

I really feel mocked and tricked by Toshiba. I already had a big disappointment before with a Toshiba tablet of astoundingly poor quality. This puts the word "end" on the story between me and Toshiba. I knew it as a serious brand but they just wasted my time and my patience twice.
Their products will fall into the oblivion of the irrelevance and indifference they deserve.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome, 28 Dec 2012
This review is from: Toshiba Satellite Z930 - 132 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Intel Core i7 - 3667U 1.9/3.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 8, Bluetooth) (Personal Computers)
this laptop is amazing and the best buy, for the money you get everything you need in a laptop i use it for browsing and work and is syupidly fast at everything you ask of ot the keys are a little sensitive but work well and have there own lights so well lit up when on laptop in for for say. would recommend any one to get one i even bought one for my 11 year old niece as so easy to use 10 out of 10 for this product.
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