Product Type: Toshiba laptops
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It Got The Balance Right
Toshiba Satellite Pro C650-13D
Member Name: Chloboshoka
Toshiba Satellite Pro C650-13D
Advantages: Easy to customise and great manufacturer support.
Disadvantages: Not so good for gaming and can't play blu-rays on it.
This is a laptop that runs windows 7. It has Skype pre-installed and a free trial of McAfee anti-virus. I've had this laptop for nearly two or three years and it's still in good working condition. The only downside to the laptop is that the screen is a bit wobbly at times. But other than that, the laptop still works very well. I use the laptop for a lot of things in my life and I've found it very useful.
However about a year and a half ago, the hard-drive on the laptop became bust and the laptop would not work at all. So we rang up Toshiba and because it was still in warranty, they were happy to have a look at it and they took it away for a while and it came back with a new harddrive. I did lose all my files on the laptop including over 10,000 songs.
But as I had a lot of them on CD anyway, I was able to recover them. As far as I'm concerned I think Toshiba gave us great support and they also advised us to make a recovery disk to prevent it from happening in the future. My recovery disk is currently sitting in discreetly in my anime section of DVDs. In T3's own review of this laptop, they said it was a laptop good for everyday use that won't break the bank.
For writers I would say that this is a great laptop. As a writer myself, I find the keyboards useful and easy to go use. There was a free trail of word pre-installed here, but since I don't have the money to buy the program, I have been using Google docs and skydrive for my writing. I also have Open Office installed which is a free version of word. I find it really comfortable to use when I'm writing weather my work be long or small.
It is a slim and wide laptop and it is good for working on your work as a student, but I do find it is quite heavy to carry around and the charger can be a pain to put in my bag as well. But it connects to the Internet usually without any issues. It looks and feels nice and has a really like memory capacity.
It's a very durable laptop, but I think that it can do a bit better as the screen has become a bit wobbly. My friends and family have noticed this too and their solution to be very careful with the laptop.
Gamers may need to look elsewhere. My boyfriend has downloaded Steam on this laptop and he and his friend both complain that the lag from the laptop when they play Team Fortress 2 can be horrible and they often blame the lag on my laptop when their player gets killed in the battle. There are some games already pre-installed and the laptop doesn't lag as much when I'm playing on emulators which is rarely since I always believe that the real game system kicks emulators any day.
For Film Lovers
Youtube works fine on the laptop and any videos you download should be able to play fine. You can play dvds on this laptop as well, but as it's blu-rays that are the big thing now, the laptop may have a disadvantage because this laptop doesn't play blu-rays. But if you have a blu-ray player or a PS3, then this shouldn't be a problem.
Skype and Windows Live are already pre-installed and Windows Live Messenger is automatically downloaded when you upgrade Windows Live Essentials. Most chat sites work fine and I've had no issues when it comes to communicating on the laptop. So it's a good laptop for all the chatterboxes out there. The mic and headphone slot are next to each other near the bottom left handed corner and there are two usb slots and you can use one of them for webcams.
I have GIMP (A free version of Photoshop) installed on here and it does take a long time to load, but using GIMP, I did have a lot of problems on my Vista laptop because the program kept on crashing and wouldn't save properly, but on this laptop I've had little problems with GIMP. I'm not sure what it would be like for Photoshop, but it might probably be the same. So the laptop may be useful for all you artists out there, but you guys may be better off with a mac depending on your needs.
For Music Lovers
I've had Last.FM, Itunes and Spotify on this laptop. I would say that this laptop is very good for music lovers like me because there is plenty of space for all your music. However I've noticed that since I've had this laptop my ipod classic has been playing up and won't sync all my songs. It is an 80gb ipod and one had over 10,000 songs and will now only sync 100. Other iPods connected to this laptop have worked fine, so maybe the 80gb iPod's hardrive is dead or something.
For Everyday Life
I would say that this is a very good laptop. Even though there are not a lot of colours for this laptop available, I do find that it is easy to navigate on this laptop and also good for most every day tasks. One thing I really like about the laptop is the opportunity to turn your desktop into a slideshow, which I have done and it looks really awesome. The speed is good, although I have seen other laptops and tablets that are faster.
In it's prime time the battery can last for 1.5 to three hours depending on weather you chose the power saver or performance. There are a lot of themes available for this laptop and it's very easy to customize the laptop to suit your own needs. I'm very happy with this laptop and I intend to stick with it until the laptop dies or I end up getting a new one. If I did get a new one, I would probably pass it on to my mum.
So I think this review covers everything you want to know about this laptop. If you have any questions about my experience of the laptop then please put them in the comment box below and I'll answer them by editing the review.
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