In 1986, Toshiba rocked the PC world with the first modern laptop in the J-3100. It sported a 3.5-inch floppy drive, a CRT display and a rechargeable battery. The company continued to innovate into 2009 when it announced the Portege R600 with the first 512GB SSD inside. Today, Toshiba is known for its value pricing, impressive selection and helpful preloaded notebook software. Here, you’ll find the best the company has to offer, based on our in-depth reviews.
Elegant and lightweight, the Toshiba Chromebook 2 is as much a joy to behold as it is to hold. With a stunning 13-inch 1080p (or 1366 x 768) IPS display and powerful Skullcandy speakers, the notebook is ideal for nightly Netflix and YouTube binges. The Chromebook 2 can multitask with ease, thanks to the smooth overall performance offered by its Intel Celeron CPU. And with a starting price of $249, the Chromebook 2 is easy on your wallet as well.
This bendy hybrid is both a beauty and a beast, thanks to its good looks and powerful performance. The Radius P55W's versatile flip design lets you move from traditional Laptop mode to Tablet mode by folding the display all the way to the notebook's underside. You can prop the Radius up like a tent for Presentation mode as well. No matter how you use it, the laptop's long-lasting battery allows you to finish several episodes of your favorite TV show on the go.
For just $370, you can get this sturdy Windows 8.1 hybrid that packs Intel Celeron power in its 11-inch frame. Like other Radius notebooks, you can push the computer's lid all the way around to turn it from a laptop to a tablet. You'll be hard-pressed to find another hybrid that offers such a great value.
With its good looks, svelte body and stunning 4K touch display, the Toshiba Satellite P50T is one of the sharpest laptops in town. Add Intel Core i7 prowess, and AMD Radeon and Intel HD graphics, and you get a notebook that's as powerful as it is pretty. It even sports an optical drive -- a rarity in laptops these days.
Promising up to 17 hours of endurance when docked, the Toshiba Portege Z20t is a drool-worthy Ultrabook hybrid. The lightweight 12.5-inch tablet connects to the keyboard dock for improved productivity, and packs Intel's new Core M processor for a fanless design. The 1080p display's matte, anti-glare finish allows for wide viewing angles, so your friends can easily huddle behind you on your group Facebook stalking sessions. The Portege Z20t is available this month.