Do you like your Toshiba?

Discussion in 'Toshiba' started by xAMDvsIntelx, Jan 13, 2006.

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How do you like your Toshiba notebook?

  1. I Love it - Everyone should get a Toshiba!

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    27.1%
  2. I Like it - I'm happy with my Toshiba

    391 vote(s)
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  3. I'm satisfied - I'm O.K. with my Toshiba

    192 vote(s)
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  4. I hate it - This is the worst notebook I've bought

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  1. Medessec

    Medessec Notebook Enthusiast

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    My first Toshiba was a Satellie 1005 handed down from my grandpa. It wasn't the best hardware-wise, but it pushed through my high school career and continued to work without a problem until it was replaced at approx. 8 years of age. Figuring Toshibas were exceptionally reliable(as I had only heard sob stories about other brands) I bought another one, an A305-S6916 Special Edition with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650. I do think the A305 feels cheaper and less rugged than the 1005, but compared to other laptops that were the same price range, that laptop was a godsend. At the time Vista had JUST been released, and it ran it perfectly fine(something that couldn't be said for every new laptop at the time).

    Throughout it's early life, I pretty much put it through some insane abuse, I did a lot of CPU-intensive CAD, video editing and other hobby works... video conversion, etc. And I also do a lot of gaming, so that abused the graphics hardware as well. Whenever the laptop was run, it was pretty much running hot most of the time. Most laptops nowadays would throw in the towel after 2-3 years, but this laptop is still running just fine even now, in 2012, at about 6 years of age. I've always appreciated it's cool silvery pattern art form paint job, and Tron-reminiscent case lighting. The laptop's good running condition could be due to me dusting out the fan.

    Now that I'm in college, I've bought a Toshiba Qosmio X775-3DV82B, and I'm very happy with that so far. But the A305 is still set aside, to take to classes and do homework on, because it's still a fantastic laptop even now.

    My overall opinion of Toshiba however is that they may not make the most rigid, reliable or durable laptops(for that I opt for Thinkpads), but Toshiba makes the best budget laptops. They definitely have a way of getting you the most for your money, and as long as you take care of your Toshiba, I imagine it can last a long time.
     
  2. Mossey

    Mossey Newbie

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    Brand new Toshiba Windows 8 notebook and can't upgrade to Windows 8 pro, can't boot to USB now I have a SSD installed. Technical support is absolutely useless, they know less than I do. Feel like I am on my own now I have given them my $1000 bucks.
     
  3. kamakazi20012

    kamakazi20012 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I don't really have anything bad to say about Toshiba other than I have one that needs a hinge replacement (right side). Other than that, the two Toshiba models my wife and I have are some of the better ones we've come across. Her's is the one that needs the hinge while mine was recently won from ShopGoodwill (Toshiba Satellite X205-S9810). I also acquired an HP DV2700 at the same time along with an older Compaq Armada M300 (needs hard drive). And I've had Acer before these for college work which simply refused to withstand the work load. Even if it is going on 5 years old and has somewhat of a hard time playing some Facebook games (Farmville 2 works very well!) it is still capable of playing the games I enjoy playing (Sims, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, Call of Duty). Wife says it's slow because it can't play a lot of the Facebook games well she likes to play but all-in-all, it's a great laptop. I do a lot of web designing for college assignments using Adobe Design Premium CS 5.5 and the computer performs very well. I've not had to contact Toshiba for any support so I am unfamiliar with their customer service.

    When compared to most of today's computers, almost every Toshiba I've tested out (store displays) has felt more rigid and solid compared to the competition. The little HP that came with the Toshiba I won needed work (typical nVidia GPU fault), which I fixed, but even after putting it back together it feels flimsy compared to a Toshiba. Even the Toshiba with the broken hinge is still working while awaiting for a hinge replacement (still looking). If someone were to walk up and ask me which would be the better bang for the buck between HP/Compaq, Dell, Acer, Toshiba, or Sony...I'd have to pick Toshiba. Just make sure to get an extended warranty if available. Love my Toshiba! By the way...I'm a little behind times so my apologies...but what is the ExpressPCI card slot good for? Never had one before so I am unaware of what it can be used for.
     
  4. Crapcicle

    Crapcicle Newbie

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    I bought a Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170 for $1000. Used it for a month, broke and decommissioned for 4 months (motherboard replacement needed), and has just now came back with a new mobo but an undetected (or probly not even there) GPU! I'm so happy with them right now... -_-
     
  5. Nimlot

    Nimlot Newbie

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    Toshiba L675 wrong choise :/
     
  6. chrisj1968

    chrisj1968 Notebook Enthusiast

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    This is a great company and no.. i don't work for them. I happened upon them after inquiring trusted fellow employees at the old Walter Reed Army Medical center. being a wage paid employee, getting bang for the buck and more so reliability was an issue.

    my Satellite P775D-S7144 rocks. they have told me it is their most popular line of laptops in terms of power vs size vs price. I did have my laptop repaired because the motherboard died on me. Since the repairs, it seems to run 1000% cooler then it did when I bought it. I think that their automatic manufacturing didn't have proper amounts of heat-sink creme for the heat dissipation.

    If anyone is looking for or shopping for a great replacement laptop, consider the P series. Qosmio seem really nice like lexus or luxury mercedes benz like. But if you're a retired guy like me on a fixed income, consider Toshiba. I spoke to a dell owner once and they told me they wished they sprung for the Toshiba because their laptops screen kept going bad. I'm almost certain they are geared to the professional business market but I'm biased. I've owned 3 Toshibas and nary a problem except this one which really can't be a ding against them if the motherboard was faulty.
     
  7. blakejared

    blakejared Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just got the Toshiba S855. I was disappointed with the build quality. It doesn't feel as solid as my old Toshiba. The screen feels a little flimsy. The keyboard isn't as nice as the old P series. However, this laptop is very fast even without an SSD, so overall, I'm liking it. My other disappointment was in the speakers. My old laptop sounded very good but the sound quality of these speakers is subpar.
     
  8. Tuxberg

    Tuxberg Notebook Geek

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    I've sold a few of the Toshiba S855 (the ~$500 AMD model) to my clients and while they are not exactly business-class, for a consumer grade laptop they are very good. Compared to the offerings from other brands in this price-point they are very well equipped. I don't count the slow HDD against them, 1TB is fantastic and you can't expect an SSD in this price point. I am not sure calling the speakers "subpar," is fair, but I never expect anything out of laptop speakers regardless of brand. Again, considering the price, I think Toshiba has to be given credit.
     
  9. WittgensteinSergeant

    WittgensteinSergeant Notebook Evangelist

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    Not impressed by my X300, first had many problems with the video drivers and spend 2 days on finding PROPERLY working drivers, and now the BIOS chip is corrupted, All in all, I could have built a nice PC for 300 euro or get my GT660 a new GPU...
     
  10. PoppyM

    PoppyM Notebook Enthusiast

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    I've got a little red Toshiba Satellite L655-128...it's been great! Well except the fact that I have run out of space on it, apart from that it's been excellent as a laptop. And lasted a long time too :)
     
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