We’ve had our times with several laptops, from several device makers and frankly, I have reached the conclusion that Toshiba is the best manufacturer, for my personal needs. Their devices offered stability, good battery life and an appealing design, at an affordable price. The robust shape and great speakers have convinced many until now, and with the upcoming Windows 8 knocking at our door-step, it’s time to see what Toshiba has to offer this time.
Right below is a quick list of Toshiba laptops running on Windows 8, split in several categories, for each important segment of consumers. You can find the best Toshiba laptops for business, entertaining, gaming, devices that offer high processing performance or are most suitable for gaming and even something that a student can use.
Windows 8 laptops by Toshiba
From what you are about to see, the majority of our selections are pre-built devices, meaning that the product does not actually exist until the moment an order is received. This has nothing to do with the end user experience, just cuts the profit losses of Toshiba and assures the company that every product will be sold. Unfortunately, it adds latency for the delivery date.
Toshiba for Business
- Tecra R950-SMBNX1 –Coming with an Intel i3 Core processor, this laptop is perfect for someone running a small business. It has 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive with 5400 RPMs, a 15.6-inch wide screen capable of 1366×768 resolutions and a 2MP camera for video-chat. The device comes running on Windows 8 Pro and costs $900.
- Tecra R950-SMBGX2 – This product will set you back a little more ($1100 actually) but for this price your business will be boosted with an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 640 GB hard-drive and an upgrade video board, AMD Radeon HD 7570M with 1GB of dedicated memory. Like its brother above, this one comes with Windows 8 Pro and the same display.
- Satellite S870-BT3N22 –those wishing high performance at an affordable price will surerly find this product suitable, as it comes with an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a hard drive offering 320GB, but only the Intel HD 4000 as the GPU. Another advantage is the 17.3-inch wide screen with a 1600×900 resolution and the standard edition of Windows 8 as the main OS. All at the price of $650.
- Qosmio XB70-BT3G23 – the biggest discounted laptop fitting the high performance category is this one, allowing heavy customization of the already integrate components: an Intel I7 processor, 6GB of DDR3 memory, a 750GB storage room and with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M with 3GB dedicated memory and Optimus on top. The laptop also has a 17.3 inch wide display with high resolutions and Windows 8 pre-packed. Price: $1200.
- Qosmio X875-Q7390 3D – those who want power and the latest 3D technology on a portable device can choose this baby here, coming with a powerful Intel i7 processor, no less than 16GB of DDR3 memory clocked at a whopping 1600 MHz frequency, two hard drives with a total of 3 TB of storage and of course, a 17.3-inch wide screen with high resolution. The GPU is also supplied by NVIDIA, and comes in the shape of the GeForce GTX 670M with 3D Vision and 3GB of GDDR5 RAM. Price: $1950.
Usually, all that is required for a good gaming solution is a solid hardware configuration. So in this category we want to note that all devices presented in the High Performance section are suitable, and besides them, you should consider this all-in-one solution:
- All-in-One LX835-D3380 – ideal for those who wish to play games at home, on the road, or even in a café or you must wait several hours, the all-in-one solution from Toshiba comes with an Intel i7 quad-core processor, 8GB of DDR3 memory, 2TB of storage space and NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M GPU with 2GB of dedicated juice. Moreover, the display is 23-inch wide and has a 1920×1080 TruBrite resolution with touch surface integrated. All yours for $1400.
- Satellite U945-S4380 –ultrabooks are meant for mobility, being highly portable and usually integrating a slim design, besides the usual range of impressive specs. For instance, this product has an Intel i3 dual-core processor, 4Gb of DDR3 memory, a 500GB storage drive and a graphic card from Intel, at an affordable $700 price.
- Portege Z935-ST3N02 – this 13.3-inch wide laptop comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB of DDR3 memory, a solid-state drive (SSD) with 128GB and Intel HD 4000 graphics. As features, the product has backlit raised tile keys on the keyboard and HDMI output. Price: $970.
- Portege Z935-ST3N03 – this is the updated version of the Portege found above, and ups the anthem with an Intel i7 dual core processor and a high-resolution display. The asking price is $1170.
- Satellite P850-BT3N22 – entertainment laptops are built for content consuming and Toshiba has a few good options on their list. One of them is this fellow right here, which embeds the processing power of an Intel i3 dual-core processor with 6GB of DDR3 RAM and an intel HD 4000 GPU. It comes with a 15.6-inch wide display, a maximum resolution of 1366×768 pixels, a premium raised tile keyboard and HDMI output – all at the price of $595.
- Satellite P870-ST3GX1 – perhaps the best entertainment option in matters of both quality and price is this product here, which comes with an Intel i7 quad core processor, 12 GB of DDR3 RAM, 1TB of storage space and a wonderful GeForce GT630M video card with 2GB RAM on-board. The display is 17.3 inch wide and the 1600×900 resolution will surely convince anyone with $1300 for spare.
- All-in-One LX835-D3340 – all-in-one systems could not have missed this category and although Toshiba has around four of these options, the one right here is suitable for someone with a short budget and a desire for fun. It comes with an Intel i7 quad-core processor, 6GB of DDR3 memory, 1TB of storage and a 23-inch wide display with high resolution. Price: $1000.
- Satellite C850D-BT3N11 – Toshiba has a lot of devices suitable for all budges, including those of students. This one is a perfect choice for someone willing to pay no more than $350 on a laptop which can be used in the classroom. For this sum you will get an AMD Dual-Core E1 processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a hard drive with 320GB of storage and an AMD Radeon HD integrated GPU. It has a 15.6-inch wide display with a maximum resolution of 1366×768 pixels and a DVD drive.
- Satellite S850-BT3N22 – a modest entry is this version of the Satellite, which comes with an Intel i3 dual-core processor, the standard version of Windows 8, 8GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive and a 15.6-inch wide TruBrite display. All for $600.
- Tecra R940-SMBNX1 – for someone with desires fitting more than just the plain classroom environment, this baby is the perfect choice. It has a suitable 14-inch wide screen with a high resolution, an Intel i3 dual-core processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, 500 GB of storage and an Intel-made video card with HDMI output. The total cost is $900.