My chance to be woot apologist, goody goody:
Prime Suspect wrote:Small drive, for this day and age, only 2 USB ports (no mention if it's USB2 or USB3), one of which would have to be used to compensate for the lack of bluetooth.
The price is good, but once you replace the drive with a .5T or better, and add in the missing 4GB of memory that it should have shipped with, it's suddenly not all that great. And no Blu-ray? What's up with that?
It has 4 GB--read carefully. I have a parent with an older model, and it's good enough at 2 GB, doesn't have Blue-ray and wouldn't care if it did (neither would I--I've never bought Blue-ray anything). I've never used Bluetooth, either. It may not be what you're looking for, but if my parent didn't have a Toshiba, I'd probably buy this (and the HD on the old model is the same size as this, maybe smaller).
true559 wrote:Laptops went out with the Dinosaurs. We use tablets and smart phones now.
Speak for yourself. I've worked from notebooks for years, have no desire or need to change now. I can live without a smart phone or tablet for my personal life, and it's obviously selling to someone.
cen1 wrote:5 full mailing days and it's "too late" for christmas? Really woot.
Haven't been around here long, huh? Woot has been posting "too late" on some products before today. Part of their cost reductions is shipping inexpensively (e.g., slowly), that's the tradeoff with woot, especially "smartpost" (I know today's is ground shipping). If it's really that important to have it ON Christmas day, then buy something else somewhere elsewhere. One year I couldn't get the "perfect gift" because it was on back-order, I wrapped the picture of the gift in 5 containers. The person was okay with it because he really liked the gift. If it's really worth it, the receiver hopefully will understand.