Top 5 Best Toshiba Laptops

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Toshiba makes some of the best laptops on the planet. Whether you’re looking for a Chromebook, a 2-in-1, or a Windows laptop, these Toshiba laptops are great for business, personal use, or education. Read on to see which Toshiba laptops made our list.


1. Toshiba 12.5-Inch Convertible 2 in 1 Touchscreen Ultrabook

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Toshiba’s U925T-S2120 12.5-inch 2-in-1 is the perfect laptop for the indecisive. If you can’t decide between a tablet and a laptop, this item gives you the best of both worlds. You can use the touchscreen display alone, or snap it back in place to use the keyboard.

No matter how you use it, this petite laptop is ideal for both professional and student use. The smaller size makes it great for kids, as well as for people who have to cart their laptop around all day and want something lightweight.

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Pros:

  • 128GB solid state drive
  • Flexible 2-in-1 design
  • Attractive color
  • Intel processor
  • 4GB DIMM RAM

  • Cons:

  • Runs Windows 8
  • Slightly heavier than other 2-in-1 computers from other brands
  • 128GB may not be enough storage for some people
  • Not everyone likes the brown finish
  • No optical drive

  • 2. Toshiba Satellite S75 Laptop

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    If you need a massive screen for reviewing design projects or playing MMORPGs, then this is the Toshiba laptop for you. The Toshiba Satellite S75 has a 17.3-inch display, a massive 1TB hard drive, and 16GB of RAM. While the processor is a mere 2.5 GHz, that increases with an Intel Turbo Boost of up to 3.5 GHz.

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    Pros:

  • Huge hard drive
  • Large, vivid display
  • DVDRW support
  • HD Webcam and microphone
  • Thin design, especially considering the huge hard drive

  • Cons:

  • 10-key design for numerals may not appeal to all
  • May be outside of the budgets of some shoppers
  • Runs Windows 8.1, which some people dislike
  • Only has two USB ports
  • Limited battery life

  • 3. Toshiba Satellite U945-S4130 14-Inch Ultrabook

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    This ultrabook from Toshiba has a lot going for it. The best feature is its hybrid storage system, which combines a 500GB hard drive with a 32GB solid state disk cache. Even when your computer is off, you can use it to charge your smartphone and other devices using the USB Sleep and Charge feature. While this laptop lacks an optical disc drive, you can connect an optional CD/DVD drive via one of its USB ports.

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    Pros:

  • Screen size is ideal for most users
  • 500GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive, 32GB sold state drive
  • Lack of optical drive makes this computer thinner
  • Energy Star 5.0 certified
  • Meets environmental impact standards

  • Cons:

  • Only has a 1.9 GHz processor
  • 4GB of RAM might not be enough for some users
  • Somewhat heavy
  • No optical drive
  • Limited color options

  • 4. Toshiba Satellite C55-B5298 15.6-Inch Laptop

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    This larger laptop from Toshiba boasts a sleek profile and 500 GB of on-board storage. Designed to be a cheap laptop that fulfills the basic needs for office workers, students, and casual gamers, the Satellite C55 is ideal for people who don’t need a lot of bells and whistles in their laptop.

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    Pros:

  • 500 GB hard drive
  • Ideal for schoolwork or casual gaming
  • Plenty of ports for your peripherals
  • Easy printer setup
  • Ergonomic design

  • Cons:

  • No writeable DVD drive
  • Slim profile, but still a bit heavy
  • Display is a bit low-res
  • A few people might prefer Windows 7 to the Windows 8.1 this laptop runs
  • Users report battery life can be as little as four hours

  • 5. Toshiba Chromebook

    Check out an unboxing video of the Toshiba Chromebook in the player above.

    With about nine hours of battery life, a beautiful design, and a beefy solid state drive, the 13.3-inch Toshiba Chromebook has a lot to offer. Compatible with tons of accessories and cases, this Chromebook stands out from the rest of the pack because of its sturdy feel…though the 3.3 pound weight of the laptop may not appeal to all users.

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    Pros:

  • Up to 9 hours of battery life
  • Gorgeous design
  • Screen is a nice, middle of the road size between “micro books” and oversized-laptops
  • No need to install manual updates
  • Simple sync across multiple devices

  • Cons:

  • Sturdiness is nice, but overall weight is a bit high
  • Web app selection feels somewhat limited
  • 100 GB of Google Drive storage offer is subject to change without notice
  • Really difficult to upgrade SSD
  • Navigation can be confusing at first

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