66 of 69 people found the following review helpful
Great machine, shame about Windows 8 but the laptop is great.
, 17 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Toshiba Satellite C55-1HN 15.6-inch Laptop (Intel Pentium 2020M 2.4 GHz Processor, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 8.1) - Black (Personal Computers)
Bought this for my wife to replacing an ageing Dell laptop at xmas. She was very pleased with it. It has a great piano black highly shiny surface that looks great. The screen is very vibrant and is great for movies too. The only downside has been the Fisher Price style OS installed (Windows 8) and whilst Windows 8.1 update tries to give you back some of that old Windows 7 style, it just wasn't what we were looking for, so still having a copy of Win 7 I decided to wipe it and install that instead... and I'm so happy I did.
The laptop seems to me and my wife to run much faster under 7 than 8.1
It comes with a hard disk that even I would take some time to fill (1TB -- my apple macbook air has only 256GB) and the CPU and memory are more than sufficiently fast for browsing the web, office documents or watching movies on the plane. Battery life is pleasantly surprising as I noticed one day using it for almost 5 hours unplugged without even noticing my power supply was unplugged.
My wife loves the keyboard with number pad too since small keyboards can make your fingers hurt a bit after a while, and number pads make crunching the numbers so much easier. All in all a very tidy laptop and a decent price, very impressed.
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