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The best all round computer ever.
on 15 February 2013
I have had a lot of tablets, computer and ultrabooks over the years and this, despite the fact it is both a tablet and ultrabook is the most practice I have every used. Its a stunning piece of kit, beautifully built, crisp large display, accurate touchscreen and that fantastic windows 8 operating system which is faster, more secure and more up to date than 7, what with the marketplace store you can download loads of apps and games from. The keyboard is very good, nice sized keys and a beautiful backlit keyboard that is very clear. It is very fast. I had an Acer iconia w700 which also had an i3 processor, but as I have found out, not all the same CPU's are made the same. The one used in this Toshiba is a lot more powerful and very capable. It plays HD videos brilliantly, apps start up near instantly and the boot up time from cold is 6 seconds thanks to the SSD. The speaker quality is acceptable for a tablet, the audio quality for earphones and headphones is very loud and adjustable via dolby SRS EQ. The tilting display is really great, it nearly goes to 90 degreees and is very solid and easy to pull out. The mouse pad is small but accurate and definitely usable. The battery life lasts me all day on balanced setting and I am constantly watching videos and word processing. Its not as heavy as one would imagine and its very well balanced. The only slight gripe I have is the windows button on the display is a bit mushy, it might get better over time, but this is just something to point out, not a bad point at all. It is fantastic. The best all round package I have ever used. Much better than any macintosh, much higher specs at a 3rd of the price.
UPDATE**** - Two weeks have no passed since having this computer and I am even more in love with it. It is a genuine alternative to a laptop. Its lightweight and very portable. One thing I must mention it the Wi-Fi antenna on this computer is one of the strongest I have ever encountered. Like I mentioned before about me having an acer iconia w700, I could not use it for love nor money due to the useless wi fi reception on it, I blamed this on my provider and all sorts, but as I found out with this Toshiba, it was the tablets very poor wi fi adapter. This Toshiba uses an Intel antenna which is by far the most stable I have ever used We have solid brick walls about I foot thick and the wi fi single rarely drops on bar. It is as fast 20 feet away from the router than it is 6 inches away from it. It is fantastic for the internet thanks to that great reception. Videos, application start up and run very smoothly, it is silent, the fan rarely cuts in, and this keyboard is so very good once you have adjusted to it. Fantastic piece of kit.