I'll vouch for the quality of Toshiba laptops, as I work from home and usually do so next to my very wild toddler. For example, he likes to hit golf balls off the back of the laptop...he also punches the keys to try to get me to "stop". It's been hit several times with small footballs - works great, no cracks in the screen. Only issue right now is that it makes this popping noise if I open and close it, but it does open and close, and I've had it for 2 1/2 years now, and type probably 60 hrs/wk on it for work.
Just my 2 cents Hate HP computers and laptops, btw, so I share some sentiments on here.
I have to be honest. My first Toshiba was OK except for the fact that I literally went through battery chargers 1 per month (cheap ebay
ones). A lot of that was the user lol. That was back in 2005. I bought another in 2009 (which I am currently using today). It has been ok. Vista was absolutely terrible on it for some reason. I literally had to reformat it once a month for 4 months until I got the windows 7 upgrade disc. For some reason it would just lock up and not work cause Vista was just bad. I tried taking it back to Best Buy
multiple times and they would not refund my money or exchange it cause I could not duplicate the problem in front of them (the main reason why I hate buying anything from that terrible corporation). I haven't had a problem since, well, until about 3 months ago. Some of my keys don't work anymore. I imagine the motherboard is slowly going out. I have to use a usb keyboard now. I will admit, this computer has taken a beating, but keeps on ticking. It is pretty much my deciding factor in getting another.
I plan on buying another Toshiba from staples on Black Friday. I'm going to hope that it doesn't mess up like it did with Vista.
Edited by FatRocky, Nov 18, 2012 - 4:07 pm.