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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but with reservations!, 2 Aug 2012
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This review is from: Toshiba Satellite C855-10Z 15.6 inch Laptop - Silver (Intel Core i5-2450M 2.5/3.1GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium, USB 3.0) (Personal Computers)
This is a very good machine with an excellent specification for the price, particularly having the i5 processor. It does everything I need quickly and efficiently.
Very easy to set up and not much in the way of pre-installed "extras" to get rid of. The battery is lasting about 4 hours before a re-charge is necessary. I did install an extra 4Gb of RAM which obviously takes the price to about 418. Mine did have 1 x 4Gb module fitted so it only needed one further 4Gb module in the second of the two slots. Easy to access too through a large removable cover.
Now the reasons for docking a star.
This laptop is not very heavy and I suspect that to achieve a lighter weight the case and screen materials quality/strength have been sacrificed. The hinged top cover and screen is not very rigid at all and very flexible and the main casing feels very thin and flimsy.The lid on mine suffers from a slight warp and doesn't close completely at the front right.
Something I do miss is an indicator l.e.d. to show the hard disc is working. I've never seen a laptop or p.c. where this has been omitted, up until now.
Like others, I do have concerns about the keyboard, it flexes when typing and doesn't seem to be supported very well at all.
I also agree with regards the optical drive tray being very difficult to open, why have Toshiba done that other than to follow the contour of the base, it's silly?
Although I never play music on this or really need the speakers for anything, they are truly awful and must be the worst built in laptop speakers I've ever not heard! Tinny and feeble.
However, in spite of the criticisms, the price for the spec. does have to be taken into consideration and, believe it or not, I really am pleased with the purchase so far.
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