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I bought this laptop 5 years ago with the help of a knowledgeable friend. I insisted on buying a separate mouse and keyboard to go with the laptop and they have worked well. However, I have had to bring the Toshiba to Best Buy on several occasions to diagnose and repair problems. Often, the Geek Squad does not fix the difficulty. An example: The spell check feature doesn't work and they haven't been able to make it work. That is certainly a drawback to typing. Recently, I attended a Zoom meeting for the first time and my microphone didn't work; I could hear the others but nobody could hear me. The Geeks said the microphone WAS working fine. Oh well... I'm not totally happy with the device but not ready to replace it either.
I have used Toshiba lap tops since DOS days and have found them very, reliable, stable and strongly built to take punishment. One time I was washing my car with soap solution and forgot my window was open soaking my Toshiba With soapy water. I sprayed it down with fresh clean water and sat it in the sun to completely dry out. Amazingly, it came on and worked faithfully for several years after that.
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My laptop has been extremely reliable and included Windows updates through Windows 10. It has a touch screen and also works well with a mouse - very economical price. I have been using it mainly for doing our taxes but it also is handy for web browsing and email. I am able to print wirelessly from it and the laptop is very light to carry.
I purchased a Toshiba Satellite touch-screen laptop in 2013 from one of the larger chain stores for around $400. I wouldn't have given it 5 stars on every account if it didn't deserve them! I have had plenty of computers in my lifetime (I'm sixty now) and this has been The Most Reliable one so far! I love it. Finally, after seven years, I'm thinking of taking it in for a "tune-up". But that's it - this laptop has never failed me. The only issue I have is that the power bar (battery) is done now. I have to keep the thing plugged in all the time but I don't really lug this around with me anyway - it's far too heavy and cumbersome for that. Other than that, this is the best computer I've ever owned.
I'm typing this on a 11-y.o. Toshiba laptop. That by itself speaks volumes. It runs Win 7, it has limited specs, but the only thing that bogs it down are the browsers these days. The hardware on Toshiba can be iffy, I had another Toshiba that brand-new had a faulty RAM memory slot, so one out of the two slots could not be used. On this one the SD card slot and the webcam are not working, but these can easily be bypassed. If you eliminate the bloatware and become familiar with MSConfig and services.exe (where you can set up what starts on the computer), Toshibas can last a very long time.
Basically the worst laptop I've ever owned. Ergonomics are not good. We have tried everything on earth to try and speed it up without success. Your wrists get in the way of the keyboard mouse and cause all kinds of problems. There is no easy way to turn off the keyboard mouse. A computer is supposed to be a tool and the satellite wouldn't even be a good hammer.
Have had for a few years and have had no problems. Works just like it was brand new. Use it every day, screen just as clear and no dead pixels. Will need a new battery some day soon, but they are not made to last forever.
I have a Toshiba business copier and receive overcharge charges for copies. I know for a fact that these are complete FRAUDULENT overages because I did not use the machine during the time they claimed I had overages (pandemic) when not much work was being produced. For color copies, I had a limit of 100 copies of which I did not even use, yet they charged an overage amount. My sales rep is virtually USELESS. His name is Joe ** in South Florida. I would NEVER do business with him again. He also lied that my payment would remain the same for the duration of the lease, only to find out that it increases incrementally. I would highly AVOID doing business with Toshiba on business copiers, as their sales force will RIP YOU OFF.
The Toshiba Satellite has every feature I need. I can enlarge print and videos to see better. Movies are enjoyable with adjustable speakers. I have a built in calculator and spell check for writing. I have all the ports I need and a CD/DVD drive and a webcam for video chatting.
I have used HP, Compaq & Toshiba since the 80's. Toshiba is the only one left that makes what I personally still use. Good company, solid machines and a really helpful support team. I am 70+, and will likely continue with Tosh for the next 10-20 years.
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Headquartered in Tokyo, Toshiba is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation with roots that extend back to 1875. Now, Toshiba offers a full range of hard drives, digital storage solutions, digital displays, business solutions, laptops and tablets. Toshiba laptops are built for high-performance to keep up with numerous business applications and are available at select retailers.
Portege Z Hybrid: Toshiba’s Portege Z Hybrid laptops are designed to combine ultrabook performance with tablet portability.
Portege WT20 Tablet: Toshiba’s tablet is designed for performance and business use. It is a thin tablet computer that blends portability and durability.
Tecra C series: The Tecra C series of laptops are all-around functional laptops designed to run basic business programs. They are designed for portability and efficiency.
Tecra A series: The Tecra A series of touchscreen laptops come equipped with extra power to run many different business applications.
Tecra Z Series: Toshiba’s Tecra Z series of laptops are designed to be durable and portable for the worker on-the-go. They are built with lightweight shock-absorbing material that keeps them from becoming cumbersome.
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