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Through the business I work for we had about 120 of the Toshiba S100s purchased altough they are sturdy and well designed had many issues which brings the machine down to earth with a huge bump, the first thing everyone notices and mentions is the loud fan which is on almost constantly this is because the 2nd thing everone comments on and that is the heat generated by the machine , some of the machines we have get so hot in certain places its untouchable after an hour or so.
One of the first things we had to do to each system was to remove all the additional Toshiba Software preinstalled by Toshiba themselves which was slowing the machine down drastically , basically all they were doing was duplicating systems already available in Windows already and which generally did it better and more efficiently
If you can pick up this laptop cheaply on ebay and dont mind spending sometime tweaking it i would say go for it otherwise go for a Dell or HP model released about that time
We called Toshiba Support on several occassions regarding this model and despite having next day onsite support found them to be unhelpful and unwilling to confirm issues with heat and fans.