Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Low-end Toshibas are the bane of my existence! I call them To$hitba Craptops. I am working on one right this very second and would throw it out the window if I HAD a window!
msvette my HP Envy has the Beats audio card and I LOVE it! I had my BIL who produces music for a living help me get it equalized the way I like. The speakers on the laptop itself aren't that great but come on it's a laptop. I always use headphones (or connect external speakers). Right now I'm suffering because I only have cheap headphones and I was spoiled by my Beats audio and really nice cans (that SOME dog chewed!).
To be fair, the things I *don't* like about my laptop are.... poor battery life (knew this going in), little on the heavy side at 5lbs, no USB 3.0 (was not available for my build b/c of the smaller size), slot-loading disc drive (looks nice but I prefer a tray-load so I can manually eject if there is a problem or if there's no power to the computer), screen resolution (the display is really nice, good quality, but I'm not *quite* 1080). What I love is the form factor (love the alloy case, how the components are arranged, doesn't over heat/good air flow, very very easy to access components), keyboard is really nice (little to no flex, chiclet style so I don't get hair and crap under the keys, backlit), HDMI is nice (we watch HD movies off this computer all the time), Beats audio, nice size (14" but form factor is more like a 15" and it's an inch thick, so it's easy to carry around fits in my normal size purse/bag but doesn't seem fragile....I wanted a *computer* not a netbook/ultrabook). Overall I like how it looks and I like how it works, but I picked out all the components. I've had no problems in 3 years and I use this thing from 7am until midnight and it goes with me to work *every* day plus moves around the house, travels on weekends, etc.
Last edited by Liesje; 11-16-2012 at 11:08 AM.