Tablets are great for what they are. When you need real computational power on the go, however, only a full-fledged laptop will do the job.
This notebook can do it all, including driving a 4K monitor.
The latest Haswell Chromebooks from Acer,Hewlett-Packard, and others should last nine hours or so on a charge, with all the performance of Intel's latest Core chips.
The Satellite ND15t notebook and Encore tablet to use Intel’s new Bay Trail processors. The Toshiba Click is based on an AMD A4 processor.
The Toshiba PX35t is a relatively quick performer for its price range and looks great doing it. Despite a dull screen and uncomfortable mouse, this is the best choice for the college student.
All-in-ones deliver more bang for the buck than notebooks. They’re great for schoolwork and entertainment, and much less susceptible to theft.
The Toshiba Satellite L55Dt-A5253 provides good performance but has drawbacks that don't show up on paper.
This new type of memory chip being developed by Toshiba could provide vastly greater capacity at a lower cost for digital gadgets such as cameras, smartphones and tablets.
Being a cash-strapped student requires making a few hardware compromises, but a nice notebook is still within reach.