Joined on 07/01/09
Pros: Well made. Works as advertised.
Cons: works well for flat back monitors. MIGHT be a challenge if the back of your monitor/tv is curved. -1 egg for this.
Overall Review: Be aware that on some monitors the back is curved. As is the case with my Samsung Syncmaster T240HD. I have to make some custom attachments that take this curve into consideration. Monitor nor the mount does not address any of these things in their documentation - UR on your own.
Big and Beautiful
Pros: Large good looking display, backlit keyboard, blazing speed, best sounding speakers bar none. Excellent laptop with all the bells and whistles.
Cons: After 4 months of use I started getting uncommanded shutdowns. Laptop was returned to Toshiba's depot 1 level repair in kentucky. Was returned to me still inop with a repair ticket saying it had passed all tests. Returned again. This time they R & R'd the mb and returned to me....still inop. *sigh. Toshiba then had me ship it to their CA. facility in which they replaced the south bridge, I7 processor, ram, and mb(again) and all heatsinks. Total time inop or in the shop - 2 months. I deducted 2 eggs. One for each month.
Overall Review: While the Toshiba customer support personel were top notch, the depot 1 level of repair was just horrible. Depot level 2 repair was excellent. They actually tested and burned it in before shipping it back to me. It's been 3 weeks now and the Qosmio has been left on and running EvE online at full settings and I'm happy to say it is still working as it should. Never have had a Toshiba laptop go bad like this one did. Needless to say I purchased an extended warranty. You should to.
external cd works as advertised
No problems A bit awkward to load and remove cd's due to it being so slim and light in weight Tracked the shipping around the USA - It arrived eventually. Not sure if it was UPS, USPS or the shipper. A little frustrating but nbd. Not enough of a pita to ding the seller a star Seems to work well. Very quiet If my new meshy atx case provided a slot for my old internal cd player, I wouldn't have had to buy this one... Just saying