The Toshiba Satellite NB15t-A1304 is a budget-friendly laptop with an attractive low price, a touch screen, and a full selection of ports, but you get what you pay for, and there are other options that may be a better fit.
The Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301 is the latest in Toshiba's long line of highly regarded business ultrabooks, distinguished by a lightweight yet strong magnesium-alloy chassis, and a plethora of features aimed squarely at the worker who needs to get things done wherever they are.
The ubiquity of Internet access, along with the increasing reliability and decreasing cost of online storage, means that you won't necessarily need to give up too much to replace your current Web-browsing laptop or desktop with a Chrome OS system like the Acer Chromebook C720P-2600. It adds a 10-point touch screen, double the SSD-based storage, and updated styling.
With the Gigabyte U24T-CF1 ultrabook you get Intel's latest processor technology, solid-state and traditional storage drives, and game-worthy graphics in a slim 14-inch ultrabook form factor. There's nothing particularly special about the U24T's design, and its 10-point touch screen, while responsive, tops out at a measly 1,366 by 768 pixels.
With its brilliant screen and serious components, the luxury-minded Dell XPS 15 (9530) is Dell's showcase PC meant to go up against high-end laptop offerings. Unfortunately, its price and battery life keep it from taking the top spot.
The HP ZBook 15 is a potent mobile workstation, offering top-notch processing power, ISV Certified graphics, and industrial-grade durability. If you and your company are in the market for a mobile workstation, the ZBook 15 is definitely worth considering.
The all-new Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a lightweight business-oriented laptop that delivers extremely long battery life, decent performance and a touch screen display. For business-use, the design is absolutely perfect but it does have a lower than average screen resolution.
The Toshiba Tecra-Z40-A1401 blends in pretty well with the rest of the high-end ultraportable laptops currently on the market. It has a fast, fourth-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, a sturdy frame that's still relatively light and even some unique security features. However, it has very few advantages over its similarly priced rivals, as well as some notable disadvantages.