I bought this on a Black Friday Weekend and love having it. So much easier to use than a desk top. I had one problem almost immediately after getting it. The adapter plug for plugging the AC charger into the computer got loose and disappeared into the computer, so I had no way to power it. I had to send it to Toshiba for free repair but that ended up taking more than a month since they were out of stock for the part. I've had no problems since. I love the 17" screen over a 15" one. It's so much easier to read. I plug in a hand held mouse rather than use the one on the computer. It is so much easier to use. It seems to get hot easily and you should elevate it off any surface a little. I do wish it was not as heavy as it gets too heavy in my lap after using it a while, but I absolutely love it as I love all Toshiba products.