The choice of a laptop is quite subjective, mainly dictated by one’s own spending possibilities. The market offers objectively very powerful and efficient toshiba laptops capable of performing all, or almost all, of the operations requested by the user. It is clear, however, that such products can also cost exorbitant figures, much higher than the average, and those who buy them do not always take full advantage of their capabilities.

To be able to identify the toshiba laptops that best suits your needs, but also at the right price, it is important to know some basics that will certainly make a difference at the time of purchase.

Buying a toshiba laptop can seem to those who do not know it, a difficult undertaking: there are many features to take into account, and one often feels lost.

Here are the top rated best selling toshiba laptops.

2015 Toshiba Satellite S55-B5280 High Performance Laptop, Intel Core i7-5500U(up...
  • 4th Gen 2.0 GHz Intel Core i7-4510U Dual Core Processor (4MB Cache, up to 2.6GHz), Intel HD Graphics
  • 12GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory, 1TB Hard Drive (5400 RPM, Serial ATA), No DVD
  • 15.6-inch TruBrite LED Backlit 1366x768 (HD) Display, HDMI with 4K Ultra HD output capability, Webcam
  • 802.11 AC Wireless(support Gigabit WiFi), Bluetooth 4.0, Media card reader,
  • Windows 8.1 upgrade to Windows 10
Toshiba Dynabook Satellite Pro L50-G Business Computer, 15.6" FHD Laptop, Intel...
  • CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U Processor @ 1.8 GHz (4 Cores, 8M Cache, up to 4.90 GHz)
  • 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Non-Touch Display; NVI-DIA GeForce MX250 2GB GDDR5. Webcam and Microphone Ideal for Home, Student,...
  • 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 SDRAM Memory; 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive.
  • Wireless-LAN (802.11ac+agn) + Bluetooth. 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (Data, Power, Display), 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1 w/ USB Sleep and...
  • Bundled with All-in-One Conference Camera, Microphone & Speaker for HD1080P Video Call, Wide-Angle 90° Camera, 10ft Voice Pickup,...
2019 Lenovo ThinkPad T480 14 HD Laptop (Intel 8th Gen Quad-Core i5-8250U, 16GB...
  • Memory: 16GB DDR4 RAM, Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe 2242 M.2 SSD(Boot and RW speed faster than 2.5" SATA SSD)(Seal is broken for...
Toshiba Dynabook Satellite Pro L50-G Business Computer, 15.6" FHD Laptop, Intel...
  • CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U Processor @ 1.8 GHz (4 Cores, 8M Cache, up to 4.90 GHz)
  • 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Non-Touch Display; NVI-DIA GeForce MX250 2GB GDDR5. Webcam and Microphone Ideal for Home, Student,...
  • 32GB DDR4 SDRAM Memory; 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive.
  • Wireless-LAN (802.11ac+agn) + Bluetooth. 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (Data, Power, Display), 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1 w/ USB Sleep and...
  • Bundled with BROAGE All-in-One Conference Camera, Microphone & Speaker for HD1080P Video Call, Wide-Angle 90° Camera, 10ft Voice...
Toshiba Dynabook Satellite Pro C50-J 15.6-Inch FHD (Intel Core i7-1165G7 2.8GHz,...
  • Powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, the Satellite Pro C50-J supplies the performance, security and IT remote management...
  • It may be compact, but the Satellite Pro C50-J comes fully loaded with connectivity. Its USB Type-C port supports charging,...
  • Peace of mind comes standard with the Satellite Pro C50-J. Security features such as firmware-based Trusted Platform Module 2.0 or...
  • We’ve equipped the Satellite Pro C50-J with Microsoft Windows 11 Home, the most advanced computer operating system on the...
  • 1-Year +Care Service Warranty with On-site is Dynabook’s new, premier standard warranty designed to keep business moving...

Everything You Need to Know About Toshiba Laptops

As with all other purchases, also, in this case, the first question to ask is, “what do we need this laptop for?”. What will we use it for? It may seem like a trivial input, but, on the contrary, it will represent the starting point for all our choices.
In fact, there are toshiba laptop perfect for gaming or designed to use graphics software, or, again, excellent for those involved in music.

Let’s see in detail what are the components that we will have to take into account. We remember, however, from here, that no component of a computer can be taken into account alone: it is always “the sum that makes the total”!

The Design and Case of Toshiba Laptops

Whenever we are faced with a new purchase, the first thing that catches our eye is certainly the physical aspect of the object in question. Very often, we are tempted to make our choice based on this, and, in fact, notebook manufacturers are also adapting, making their laptops more and more beautiful and trendy. However, I would like to emphasize that the aesthetic characteristics of a computer are probably the least important, and should be taken into consideration only in the last resort.

Unlike the design, we would like to emphasize here the importance of a fairly robust case (or chassis or cabinet). The materials most used for homes are:

  • Plastic
  • Polycarbonate
  • Aluminum
  • Magnesium alloy
  • Carbon
  • Glass fiber

The Weight and Size

These are two of the peculiarities that make a notebook a real “laptop,” as it is easy to carry with us. Both depend strictly on the display and its dimensions, which are standardized. On the market, currently, we can find screens with a diagonal of 14 “, 15.6” or 17.3 “. There are no higher measures, and, as regards the lower ones, we are in the field of netbooks.

Clearly, the buyer will have to try to understand what is the best compromise between weight (which, for 15.6 “, is around two and a half kg) and screen size.

Display of Toshiba Laptops

Although already introduced, there is still some information to keep in mind: first of all, let’s say that the vast majority of toshiba laptops on the market have a 16: 9 aspect ratio display (only in some models you opt for 16:10), which has been specially designed to make viewing of multimedia content and working with graphics programs more comfortable.

Generally, these are active matrix LCD (liquid crystal) monitors (also called TFT). The backlight is almost always entrusted to LEDs, which guarantee less energy waste and optimal performance. What is perhaps most interesting to the buyer, however, is the difference between glossy and opaque (or anti-glare) screens. The former, much brighter and with a better graphic rendering, however, have a major defect compared to the latter: they are not suitable for use in the presence of sources of strong lighting.

Furthermore, opaque screens are decidedly more relaxing, therefore suitable for those who spend many hours on the computer. We also emphasize the fact that a glossy display could display colors differently than those obtained during printing, a not inconsiderable defect for those working in the graphic sector.

The Keyboard and The Pointing System

Together with the display, they are the first things we see and use when we have a new laptop. As for the keyboard, we must remember that, unlike what we have for our desktop PC, there is not always the numeric keypad on the right. Clearly, this depends a lot on the size and the choices related to the design and not only., Therefore, if we know that we use this keypad a lot, it must first be checked for its presence.

Furthermore, many of us may be interested in the presence of special keys, for example, those dedicated to multimedia functions (such as starting the music player, the internet browser, and so on). These features vary widely from one laptop to another.
The pointing system is generally composed of a touchpad, including two buttons (more or less visible), which represent the right click and left click of our normal mouse. Currently, all touchpads are also multitouch; that is, they allow you to perform some operations with the touch of two or more fingers: it is the rotation, zoom, and other basic commands.

In some cases, it is possible to find, in addition to the touchpad, the TrackPoint, often preferred by those who write a lot without looking at the keyboard, since it allows you to move the mouse without moving your fingers from it.

The Processor – CPU

The processor is the real heart of the computer, certainly the most important part, the one that allows a greater or lesser speed in every operation. There are various types of CPUs, currently manufactured by AMD or Intel. What most differentiates one processor from another is the number of cores: since 2006, in fact, it has started to couple multiple cores together, in order to obtain better performance. On the market, it is difficult to find single core notebooks: more likely, and we will face dual core or even quad core. Some processors, thanks to HyperThreading, are able to simultaneously manage twice the number of processes compared to their number of cores.

To understand how much a CPU is performing it is necessary to identify its clock frequency (we also take into account that some models visibly increase the clock rate through a feature called TurboBoosting), the cache (of which we go to see the levels and sizes) and the frequency of the Front Side Bus. The higher these characteristics, the better the performance of our tohsiba laptop will be.

The Video Card – GPU

The video card is often integrated into the CPU, especially if the laptop is intended for people who have no special needs from this point of view. This, in fact, is more than enough for viewing videos and other multimedia content. My advice is therefore not to worry too much about this aspect if we know that we will use the laptop to surf the internet, to watch videos and photos and to use office programs (for example the office package).

Only if we want to use the laptop for very demanding games or for rendering software and applications that use a lot of 3D, will it be necessary to better analyze the GPU that will be mounted in our laptop. This is not a simple choice since the graphics performance depends not only on the card model but also on the memory dedicated to it (which can be of various types: obviously, the better this memory will be and the higher the video performance) and, clearly, from the processor.

The GPUs on sale are currently almost all Nvidia or AMD. A small note should be made for those who use CAD and similar applications, for which Quadro graphics cards can be found, with certified and optimized drivers for this type of use.

RAM of Toshiba Laptops

RAM represents the “volatile” memory of the computer, the one that contains all the information related to the processes in progress on the computer. Having a large enough RAM is important to make our computer faster: while years ago, it was barely reaching 1 GB of RAM, currently toshiba laptops mount almost all of them already 4 GB, but it can even be up to 16 GB. If it seems to us that the chosen laptop does not have enough memory, you can see if it can be increased and up to how many GB.

Currently, on the market, we only find toshiba laptops on which DDR3 memories are mounted, although more powerful ones have been built.

The Hard Disk

The Hard Disk represents the mass memory of the PC, the one on which we are going to save all our data: from the operating system to even our photos. What the buyer often cares about most is, therefore, its capacity (500 GB, 1 TB, but also more). Of course, this is an important fact, but it is not the only one: we must also analyze its speed (better a solid hard disk without mechanical SSD parts if you can, but if you want to drop in price then look for a mechanical hard disk at 7200 RPM or 5400 RPM in the worst case).

Currently, we mainly find IDE, but we want to emphasize that, on some more expensive toshiba laptops, we can also see a solid state SSD memory mounted, with excellent performance but much more expensive economically. My advice is to pair, if possible, a little capacious SSD memory, to be used only for the system drivers and for the operating system, to a Serial ATA where to store all our data.

The Audio

The audio, in notebooks, unfortunately often leaves a little to be desired, especially for those used to having speakers of certain importance and quality, connected to their desktop PC. In fact, generally, toshiba laptops are simply equipped with a built-in audio processor. If, however, we are faced with a non-integrated sound card, this will allow us to have better performance and even to be able to connect our speaker system to the laptop.

Obviously, if we do not want to run with the aforementioned system constantly on the stock exchange and if we still want to have good sound quality, it will also be necessary to analyze the quality of the speakers of our laptop. To do this, we must first of all be concerned with power (expressed in watts).

The Optical Reader

Being able to read and write discs, we know, is very important for those who have a computer, be it desktop or laptop. Currently, only netbooks sometimes lack an optical reader due to their small size. In contrast, toshiba laptops are always equipped with a CD and DVD reader and burner. Some also manage to write double layer DVDs. There is also the possibility of having even a Super Multi Blu-Ray burner, practically capable of reading and writing on any medium currently in use.


By networking, we mean all connections to various external devices. These are of various types, but the main ones are:

USB: All toshiba laptops have at least two USB ports, necessary to be able to connect mice, USB sticks, and many other peripherals.

PS/2: For the use of a mouse or other keyboard, when these are not equipped with a USB port.

VGA: Allows you to connect an additional monitor or projector, so it is essential for those who use the laptop for presentations.

HDMI: Used for connection with video cameras, video recorders, and even televisions.

FireWire: Another port to connect video devices to the laptop, very fast.

Memory/Smart Card Reader: Allows you to read and write on various media, such as MS, MMC, SD, etc.

Bluetooth: It is a wireless connection between two devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, and much more.

RJ-11 and RJ-45: To connect the internal modem, if any, to the telephone network or to the Ethernet network.

Audio ports: For sound input (microphone) and output (headphones).

Wireless: To connect to the internet without the need for cables. It is present in all toshiba laptops.

Battery Life of Toshiba Laptops

The autonomy of a laptop is really one of the essential features for those who are bored with carrying the power supply. Generally, the smaller the laptop, the longer their life will be away from the power outlet. In reality, the question is a bit more complicated since these times depend, first of all, on the battery itself (which is generally 6-cell), and secondly, on the components of the computer and on the use we make of it.

If therefore, autonomy is a feature that we are interested in maximizing, it will be necessary to check the energy consumption of the processor and the graphics card. On average, as regards the CPU, this has a consumption of about 35 Watts.
In addition, we always remember that if we are using heavy and demanding programs, we are also consuming more, so the battery life decreases.

The Operating System and Software Pre-Installed

Most of the toshiba laptops, mount one of the Windows operating systems. Currently, we find above all Windows 7 Home Premium and, in some cases, the Professional version.
Only rarely have we pre-installed Linux for toshiba laptops with negligible costs. As we well know, in fact, Windows is paid, so choosing to buy a notebook where it is present means increasing its cost. On the other hand, if we choose Linux (in one of its many versions, like Ubuntu), we will certainly have a big discount.

In addition, toshiba laptops are often sold with several pre-installed programs already. In the best cases, we only find antivirus and an Office package, both on trial (or with the Office package activated by code, to be purchased separately). At other times, however, the manufacturer of the notebook decides to insert other software that may be useful to improve the use of the computer.

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