I have taken a further look at the Toshiba website. The problem is that the main link takes you to the wrong page. If you ask for infromation about the offer it tells you that it ends in January - buit if you use the other link it admits it goes on tot he end of March. So not quite as bad, but why tell us in March about an offer that's been running since January?
Point accepted, buit I was looking at a selected PC at the time.
Exactly the same for its (British built) CRT sets - the first one I bought was in 1990 and the first Toshiba Nicam model (went to one of the offspring) and the second, acquired in 1996, still in every day use in the front room limked to a Freeview STB.
The other offspring bought a secondhand Toshiba laptop some years ago when they came with a three year warranty.
The screen packed up and Toshiba picked up the £600 parts and labour tab without a quibble.
My first ever office laptop was a Tosh and it was very robust so I'm content to stick with them. Anyhow, this is only a secondary machine for when either my wife or I are on the road and the spec looks more than adequate. What's more you can chose between Vista and XP - they give you both recovery disks.