The black Toshiba Portege Z20t combines a slick-looking tablet with a superslim keyboard deck for a sleek 2-in-1 design. The 12.5-inch, 1080p display provided bright and crisp images in our tests. We also loved the Portege's included Wacom-powered stylus. This two-buttoned accessory works seamlessly with the laptop's 10-point multitouch display for surfing the Web and taking notes in tablet mode. A smaller "emergency stylus" also sits on the bottom edge of the tablet. But the most eye-popping detail of this elegant machine is the battery, which lasted an epic 14 hours and 37 minutes in laptop mode and 7 hours and 29 minutes when undocked.
|Best Toshiba Laptops|
|Toshiba Portege Z20t||Best Overall||4 out of 5|
|Toshiba Chromebook 2||Best Chromebook||4.5 out of 5|
|Toshiba Kirabook (2015)||Best Toshiba Ultrabook||3.5 out of 5|
|Toshiba Satellite Radius P55 (2015)||Best 2-in-1||3.5 out of 5|
|Toshiba Satellite Radius 14||Best Value||3.5 out of 5|
|Toshiba's Tecra Z40t-B||Best for Business||4 out of 5|
With a brilliant, 13.3-inch 1080p IPS display and amazing battery life, the $330 Chromebook 2 is ideal for marathon Netflix sessions. The notebook is a champ at multitasking, nimbly jumping between tabs and apps, thanks to the solid performance offered by its Intel Celeron CPU. Its lightweight, stylish design makes this machine as easy on the eyes as it is to carry.
The Toshiba Kirabook packs an impressive amount of power into its sexy aluminum design. This ultra-thin ultraportable features a rich 13-inch quad-HD display, crisp harman/kardon speakers and a Core i7 processor capable of handling any task you throw at it. If you're constantly on the go, the Kirabook's sub-3-pound construction and 9-plus hours of battery life make it a worthy travel companion.
Anyone up for a little multimedia a la multiple modes? The Toshiba Satellite Radius P55 boasts a breathtaking 4K display that's perfect for watching movies, as well as editing photos and videos. This panel gets paired with excellent Harman/Kardon speakers for an immersive entertainment experience. The laptop offers five different modes of use, making the hybrid one of the most versatile multimedia machines on the market. Throw in an Intel Core i7 processor, and you've got a great mix of sights, sounds, power and adaptability.
With its long-lasting battery and brilliant screen, Toshiba's Tecra Z40t-B is a serious laptop for travelers who need to be productive but don't want to sacrifice quality in their photos or video. With its built-in shock absorbers, it can handle bumps and drops on the road, while its fingerprint reader will help keep important business documents secure.