If you want something more than a tablet, the cheapest options are undoubtedly Chromebooks. These are basically the least expensive laptops you can find, and while we're working on other guides for Windows laptops, we're going to start with Chromebooks. The latest iteration of Chrome OS has true multitasking, more apps, and there are more Chromebook options than ever before, often starting at less than $200. But which one is best? A Short Overview of Current Chromebooks Alphabetically, there are current Chromebooks for sale from Acer (C720, C720P, and the new 11/13), ASUS (C200, C300), Dell (11), HP (11/14 and 11/14 G3), Lenovo (N20P), Samsung (Chromebook and Chromebook 2), and Toshiba (Chromebook and Chromebook 2). There's also the Chromebook Pixel, but that's nothing like a budget...

Best Budget Laptops, April 2013

Last week we launched a new sort of buyer’s guide for AnandTech with our Best Budget Ultrabook recommendation. We’ll be fleshing out the “best XYZ” recommendations for other components...

39 by Jarred Walton on 4/5/2013

Holiday 2012 Ultrabook and Ultraportable Guide

We’ve provided some buyer’s guides for system builders so far, but today we’re going to ditch the DIY sector and instead look at pre-built laptop options, with a focus...

78 by Jarred Walton on 12/12/2012

Toshiba Satellite U845W Ultrabook Review: Going Wide at 21:9

It's sometimes very easy to discount Toshiba as an also-ran when it comes to the latest and greatest. They have a strong retail presence as a budget notebook company...

59 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/16/2012

Toshiba Satellite U845: Ultrabooks Go Mainstream

At CES, Toshiba showed us its forthcoming 14” Ultrabook, a system that they said would debut alongside Ivy Bridge in Q3. At the time, it was overshadowed by their...

57 by Vivek Gowri on 10/8/2012

Toshiba's Windows 8 Hardware: The Shape of Things to Come

I had a chance to meet with Toshiba in surprisingly sunny (and toasty!) San Francisco, California and check out their new wares (and some old ones). Like the other...

20 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/30/2012

Toshiba Excite 7.7 Tablet Review: AMOLED in a Fun Size

While Toshiba's tablets so far haven't been necessarily bad, like most Android tablets they just haven't really set the world on fire. The only breakthroughs in this market seem...

50 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/29/2012

Capsule Review: Toshiba's 14" USB Mobile LCD Monitor

While notebook hardware has steadily improved over the years, outside of the recent MacBook Pro with Retina Display there haven't really been any moves forward in improving desktop real...

34 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/27/2012

The New MacBook Air Uses Toshiba's SATA 6Gb/s SSDs UPDATE: Samsung Too

Yesterday's keynote was certainly one of the biggest events for Macs that Apple has held in years. The main focus was obviously in the new MacBook Pro with Retina...

10 by Kristian Vättö on 6/12/2012

Toshiba Brings Something New to Ultrabooks

Of the first crop of ultrabooks, Toshiba's Portege Z835 may not have been a big winner in terms of performance, but for usability and perhaps most importantly, price, it...

8 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/5/2012

Toshiba Announces THNSNF Series SSDs: 19nm NAND Is Here

Toshiba announced their THNSNF SSD series today. The announcement was long overdue as currently Toshiba's fastest SATA offering is the HG3 series, which was released in January 2010. The...

6 by Kristian Vättö on 6/4/2012

Toshiba Teases New Notebooks, Tablets

We recently had a chance to take a meeting with Toshiba representatives in San Francisco, California, where we were previewed their upcoming releases for 3Q12. Toshiba is essentially targeting...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/11/2012

Toshiba Satellite P755D: Nearing the End of the Road for Llano

While the launch of Trinity isn't too far away, it's important to remember there are still plenty of Llano notebooks available today with a lot to offer on their...

34 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/11/2012

Toshiba Portege R835: Less Ultra, More Notebook

With the deluge of ultrabooks stemming from Intel's initiative over the past few months, it's easy to forget ultraportables have been a part of the Windows PC landscape for...

81 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/30/2012

Western Digital To Sell Hitachi's 3.5” Hard Drive Business To Toshiba, Complete Hitachi Buyout

Almost exactly a year ago, Western Digital announced that they would be buying Hitachi’s hard drive division from Hitachi for $4.3 billion. Since then, the two companies have been...

9 by Ryan Smith on 3/6/2012

Toshiba Announces Excite 10 LE, Shipping March 6th

At CES this year, we got a chance to go hands on with the Excite, Toshiba's latest and greatest Android slate. To recap, it's an OMAP4 device that features...

12 by Vivek Gowri on 3/1/2012

Toshiba Demos Excite 10.1” and Concept Tablet Designs

We reviewed Toshiba’s Tegra 2-based Thrive 10.1” late last year and from a design standpoint, we were pretty disappointed with it. While elements like the removable battery, full size...

6 by Jarred Walton, Vivek Gowri & Manveer Wasson on 1/13/2012

Sneak Peek at Future Toshiba Tablets

Ahead of CES, Toshiba revealed their Thrive successor, the Excite X10. This 7.7 mm thick slate would feature a 10.1" 1280x800 Gorilla Glass display and run Android 3.2 (and...

9 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/12/2012

Toshiba Thrive: Honeycomb Hits $300

It appears that this is the season of inexpensive Android tablets, and with Christmas less than two weeks away, a well-discounted Honeycomb tablet is an interesting gift idea. When...

33 by Vivek Gowri on 12/12/2011

Acer TravelMate 8481T-6873: Remarkable Road Warrior

With all of the noise Intel and some of the OEMs are making about ultrabooks, it's easy to forget that as PC users we've already enjoyed thin-and-light and ultraportable...

52 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/11/2011

Holiday 2011 Laptop Buyer’s Guide

We say it every year, but the trends continue so we’ll keep repeating it: laptops and mobile devices are becoming increasingly popular, often at the cost of desktop sales...

87 by Jarred Walton on 12/2/2011

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