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Firstly I will say that I have the Toshiba Satellite Pro P100-188 (I just looked at the bottom of my laptop hehe). It's been in my life for a good 3-4 years and I love it to bits. It's my faithful old laptop but I do regret that I may have to replace it soon, due to it just getting old, wear and tear and all that jazz. Well, here's my view on my lovely aged laptop.
I got old copper (my nickname for it because of its copper orange lid) for my birthday and I found the receipt in my mum's emails (I was and still am a terror for reading emails!) for somewhere way over £1000, this was when the satellite pro was a top of the range laptop and laptops were a lot more expensive. It's a Toshiba so naturally it's very good quality and I haven't had one problem with this laptop.
It runs on Windows XP which is a great OS but it has a little sticker on that says it's able to run with Windows Vista too. It's overall a pretty fast laptop and runs with an Intel Centrino Dual core processor. I have to say that the ultimate test is that I have had this laptop for years but I can still run the Sims 2 on it. I have every single expansion pack and at least 2GB of extra downloaded stuff for my sims and it still runs without a hitch but takes a little while to load. I also have a good 7GB of music on this laptop with iTunes.
It has a huge screen - 17" - and it's really bright too. The keyboard is very strong - I punish my keys and this keyboard has really stayed strong. Everything seems to be in good nick even though they've been punished thoroughly.
I have to say that this is a notebook so it is very bulky and heavy - not a laptop to be carrying around.
It's a notebook and I'm quite demanding with my computers - playing music and games as well as video calling people, so the battery runs out quite quickly. One full charge for me if I'm only surfing the internet or typing an essay lasts about 30 minutes now as the battery is gradually dying, *sob*.
Only 2 things about this computer bug me - a big crack on the lid and how warm it gets during long use. I'm not sure why my laptop has 2 big cracks - one on each side of the lid where the hinges are, whether it is repeated opening and closing or something else, it is slightly disconcerting. The laptop also gets burning hot during use and I have to move it off my lap after about an hour or so because it burns me!
Overall this is a decent laptop but it has been around for quite a while so I recommend you get a top-of-the-range one which will last you for ages, this is what I did with this laptop and it is only now going out of date.