One problem wal-mart has always had is getting the right specs on most of their laptops. They actually have an Acer Aspire on here with pictures of an Asus, not even close to the same computer. That should tell you something. I bought this computer about a week before i got the Gateway (which i love) that i reviewed on here. Why? Mainly because this thing was nothing like what i expected. The body feels very hollow, the A8 is quick for gaming but stinks for regular multitasking and doing any kind of video conversion, or even DVD ripping. There is lag every time you bring up the smallest thing, even a web page.
The main point i was talking about in "not as described" is that it states you get an AMD Radeon HD 7640 DUAL GRAPHICS. This is not true in the least. The AMD uses the popular APU, with the GPU and CPU combined. Giving you extra graphical power. I'm not sure if this was what they meant, but many people are buying this thinking it's a crossfire (2 gpus) in one computer. This needs to be changed. Don't get me wrong, you can game pretty decently on it for a 550$ computer, but having "very" misleading information under the description will make for a lot of angry customers. Mainly Gamers.
Other than that it's an attractive computer, semi-well constructed, great looking screen, with an "ok" chicklet style keyboard. The track pad is lousy (as with most Toshibas) mouse keys are louder than the horrible speakers they put in this thing. What happen to the days of Harmon Kardon?? At any rate, read this, and be cautious of what you are purchasing. I saved over 200$ by getting the new Gateway they have at the store. Which to me, as a CITT (technician) is a much better deal for everyday computing needs. AMD has nothing on Intel, not even on the lower end Celeron Dual Cores. So if your not a gamer pass on this, which you may anyway once you figure out the card is very low end, and sup par for todays games.
Also speaking of the Gateway, go into walmart, look at the build quality of it, and compare it to the Toshiba. The Gateway is much tighter, with a better screen, keys and speakers. So don't waste your money on this thing. It's NOT what it seems. I would recommend the Toshiba L755 with the Pentium B960 before this one. For only 350$. Have fun. :)
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