This is the computer I chose, and I love it so far. It is a 15.6 inch Toshiba Satellite L50-C Pro Series.
I bought it yesterday from Staples. It was on sale, and I got a rebate, so all told it is $500.
This is what it has: Windows 10, backlit keyboard (which I don't think I can ever now do without!), lots of gigibytes, very fast, very lightweight.
They were just bringing one out to the floor for display. When they opened it up, there was a collective "ah" upon opening the laptop and seeing the color. The inside is sort of a champagne color, not the silver I was accustomed to. It looks classy. (Hard to see the color in the photos.)
I had already decided that I didn't want a 17 inch. A little too cumbersome and I was already accustomed to the 15.6.
I asked for someone knowledgeable, and told her exactly what I needed. That I am on the computer a GREAT deal. That I need it to be very fast and hold a lot if necessary. (I have my photos on my desktop and will probably leave them there.)
I told her about the things I didn't like with the HP I brought home from Best Buy last week.
I wanted a dedicated right click and not just a rectangle. And these keys are smooth as silk.
Now, I didn't even open it up till this morning, and immediately started working on it. After about an hour, I realized that I had not seen one iota of bloatware! Not one friggin' ad, folks! I would not be having to wipe the hard drive!
So far I am liking Windows 10, which I was doubtful about. There are some new features I really like.
Down on the left-hand bottom of the screen is a place to search the web. Fast and incredibly efficient to have it there.
When you start to type something in the browser, it comes up with every possible configuration. So that saves me time.
A gratuitous and somewhat blurry photo of the pupsters. I have not been able to get good photos of them lately. In every one I took this morning, either Abi or Charlie was blurred.
This was the best of the lot. I know you miss seeing these precious pupsters!