There’s no doubting that HP are one of the biggest laptop brands out there. When you’re looking for a new laptop, they’re often the first choice for many people. However, there are other options for you to choose from.
One of the lesser known laptop sellers is Toshiba – most people have heard of the company, but not many people know that they sell laptops. But how do these two brands compare, and which one of them should you opt for? Well, let’s take a look at them in closer detail to find out.
Toshiba vs HP
The main difference between the two brands is in the general quality of the laptops themselves. Whilst HP is primarily targeted at those looking for a mid-to-high priced laptop, Toshiba primarily deal in cheap budget laptops.
Although they aren’t one of the well known laptop brands nowadays, Toshiba were actually the first company to produce a laptop for the consumer market. Though they have released different laptop models since then, for the most part they’ve been one of the less popular makers, and they haven’t reached the heights that HP have in the laptop industry.
Nowadays, you can;t actually purchase a new Toshiba laptop, as they’ve discontinued making them. They’ve also sold it’s computing business to Sharp, so it doesn’t look likely there will be any new models released any time soon.
However, you can still purchase used Toshiba laptops on the market. In the past, they tended to make budget end laptops for those looking for a low priced laptop. Though in the future, these are more likely to become purchased as a collectors item as opposed to being for practical use.
Nowadays, you can find Toshiba, who merged with Sharp, rebranded under the laptop name Dynabook. These laptops are okay, but they’re not on par with other quality laptop brands out there.
HP are the oldest brand out of the big laptop manufacturers, and they’re one of the biggest sellers in all of computing too. A lot of their laptops are premium models, and they make some of the best Ultrabooks on the market.
They have a really strong range of different laptops to choose from, with them covering from business laptops all the way to 2-in-1 laptops and even a selection of gaming laptops too. HP have made some of the better laptops released in the last few years, and they tend to have a good compromise between price and quality.
Whilst 20 years ago Toshiba might have had a chance being compared to HP (at one point, Toshiba were one of the largest laptop manufacturers worldwide), nowadays there isn’t much of a comparison to make. HP make pretty solid, reliable laptops that have a good design and decent enough parts, so they’re not a bad brand of laptop to choose.
All in all, it’s fair to say that in the modern day, it’s impossible to accurately compare the two. With Toshiba leaving the laptop market, there’s really no comparison with one of the biggest brands still in it. However even in the past, a HP laptop would have been the better choice out of these two brands.