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?
So I still haven’t found the perfect Chromebook. The Toshiba almost cuts it, but as with the previous machines I’ve reviewed, I still think the best Chromebook is an amalgamation of several. For example the Toshiba would be greatly improved by adding the screen flipping capabilities in the , especially since movies are actually watchable on the Toshiba, unlike on the Lenovo. That said, based on the price, the battery life, and the quality of that big, lovely screen, the Toshiba is my new favorite Chromebook.
The result is that Toshiba’s Chromebook is an excellent machine for watching movies when you’re away from your TV. The sound is great—well, great within the obvious limitations, as this is still a laptop—and the screen is bright and clear, with vivid colors, nice deep blacks and the wide viewing angles you’d expect from an IPS display. It is still a glossy screen though, so bright sunlight is not your friend.