Overall rating: 1.0 out of 5
"Initially, my experience was without problems. However, in the last week to ten days, my problems have consisted of long boot up times, inability access AOL w/o having to reboot several times, inability to open word, and inability to properly load Word 2010. I am unable to access add/remove programs to determine if there are conflicts preventing me from accessing different programs."
los angeles, CA
Overall rating: 4.0 out of 5
"I'm an IT guy for a company in Los Angeles. We recently purchased 2 - M11 models. Our company purchases many Toshiba Laptops each year, and we recently purchased 2 - M11 models. Overall they are one of the best when it comes to business use! Most employees don't take the time to care for their laptop, so it gets kicked around if you know what I mean. But, Toshiba keeps on working even with the abuse! So, they're very solid PCs. The downside lately I find comes down to 2 issues: 1) Battery life: Toshiba batteries don't seem to last very long? You have to replace them anywhere between 18 - 24 months. Toshiba needs to focus on upgrading their battery life. 2) On some of their models, usually their A Series, and sometimes their M Series, there is an issue with the curser moving by itself? This is generaly caused by resting the palms of your hands on the laptop as you type. Toshiba needs to prevent this issue, because many use these laptops when traveling, and especially while on a plane. The reason I gave it 4 Star Overall rating, is because of the poor battery life. But I must say, overall it really is a great laptop!"
Overall rating: 5.0 out of 5
"This is a solidly built laptop with a lovely screen, fast performance, and good ergonomics. The version I'm using has been upgraded to 8 gigabytes of RAM and has an SSD. Boot times are under 30 seconds (including POST). While the i7-620M is a dual core (with hyperthreading), virtual machines are fast and responsive, and allocating two cores to a VM works well. The machine feels like it will actually last the three years on the warranty. At normal font size resolution, the 1600x900 allows for plenty of screen real estate for programming or writing, but remains readable (mileage of course will vary by user). The laptop itself is small and light enough to carry."
Overall rating: 4.0 out of 5
"I am a hardware design engineer and I am always pleased by my Toshibas from a design aspect. I have purchased four of them now and don't plan to change. The M11 is very fast. I initially wanted to get a Portege because they are so very light and visually appealling but the reviews suggested that the fans had to really work overtime (ie very noisy) to handle the faster processors. I didn't think I could deal with noisy so I went with the larger format of the M11 and the noise issue is negliable.....a little louder than my Satellite but not much. I have generally gone with Toshiba's because they are very durable and I am hard on them. I have dropped them, banged them and generally not been very careful. In addition, my puppies have pulled them off desks, chewed their cords....well, let us say we are not a good environment for hardware. Nevertheless, our Toshibas have taken a lickin' and come back fine. Once I spilled a beer on my Toshiba. I dried it out with a hairdryer on low and it was back in a day or so and ran for years. My biggest complaint about the M!! is that I really do not like the speakers. I like to listen to classical music while I work at home and it doesn't sound nearly as good on the M11 speakers as it did on my old Toshiba Satellite. However, a minor thing. The fingerprint scanning is sort of fun but clearly not essential. The standard configuration for the i7 seems to perform very well. No complaints there. Monitor fine, keypad and other entry fine. Format perfect for me, not too big, not too small. Weight acceptable for a 15 inch screen with disk drive on-board. Have to say, I'm happy. The price/performance trade off was reasonable, with a ton of durability thrown in for good measure.""