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This laptop in my opinion is fantastic! it has its bad point aswell, such as getting very hot and sound quality but it is very nice and modern and has a nice display. I am writing the review on it now! This laptop can easily be picked up now for £200. I would advise you get it for desktop publishing and word proccessing ect... Out of 10 I would rate it as 7. I am now looking for a Toshiba L30 or a Toshiba A100. Sticking to the great brand Toshiba.
Display: 3/5 (widescreen would have been nice)
Build quality: 4/5
Over heating: 4/5
How easy to get scratched: 4/5
Mouse: -Trackpad: 5/5 -Buttons: 2/5
Lid catchers: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3/5 - Good
~Who Should Purchase this Laptop~
This laptop should only be purchased if you plan to use it exclusively for word processing and surfing the web.
If you require a laptop with any multimedia capabilities what-so-ever, for image/video editing or games. The 256MB can cope with little more than the web browser and clock. The 1.4 GHz Celeron M processor does not have enough power to deal with heavy applications
The build quality is poor. Made entirely from a very cheap feeling plastic (inc. laptop hinges which become weak very quickly) the Equium L10 provides little in the way of an esthetically pleasing experience to the eye or finger tips.
The TFT screen is viewable only from dead straight on as the image fades at the edges as a result of the cheap screen technology in use. Watching DVDs on this laptop has induced a headache with practically everyone that has used it.
Battery life is also below par. It quickly looses it ability to hold maximum capacity and if you decide to add an external wireless card to the laptop, the battery will last 45mins max.
One of the most frustrating design faults with the L10 is that the cool air intake fan is on the base. This means that when the laptop is sitting flat to the table (as It should be) the air flow is vastly reduced and actually results in half the chassie become hot to the touch. Very poor product design.
I'd advise that you save your money and purchase more costly laptop to ensure you are still satisfied with your purchase months down the line.