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Nice laptop at a great price
on 18 February 2013
I spent an age looking and choosing a laptop and in particular Ultrabooks as I wanted something that would take seconds and not minutes to fire up like my old 10 year old laptop does!
This is a great piece of kit. It goes from cold to connected to the net in around 15 seconds. It has a nice size screen and a backlit keyboard - something that is usually only available on more expensive laptops. I like Windows 8 too, once you get to grips with its new interface.
It's light and compact but slightly plasticy but that's why you can pick one up for £415!
It does the job that I want for everyday home use and hopefully it will do so for many years to come. Toshiba is not a make I would usually look at but when you consider that lots of the components are made by bigger manufacturers (HDD made by Samsung) it will hopefully be OK.
One other feature that is rare on an Ultrabook is that you can access and change the RAM and HDD allowing you to upgrade from the standard 4GB to 16GB and add an SSD rather than the HDD. You can also access the battery and replace this yourself.
One negative point that I have is that I think I have a dead pixel but it doesn't really affect day to day use and it seems like a fairly common issue on LCD screens these days.
So all in all, I would recommend this laptop (and the service from the suppliers, George and Freddie)