Published on February 26th, 2014 | by admin
New Toshiba Chromebook Review
Recently, Toshiba has stepped into the rapidly growing Chromebook hype and presented in January 2014 at CES this new model, which offers more than what meets the eye. The new chromebook from the well known company is the model CB35-A3120 and its a under 300$ laptop. Through an 13-inch display bigger than the most usual models: HP 11, Acer C720 and Samsung 550, Toshiba is taking pride in manufacturing state-of-the-art Chromebooks that is best suited for productivity with its full-size Chrome-optimized keyboard and large touchpad that not only enhances your work performance but also enables you to cherish its astounding amazing look and feel.
The Toshiba Chromebook features a distinct 13.3-inch diagonal HD display with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768, which offers more room than a tablet for web browsing however the pixel density is too small this is an 11inch expanded screen and for that purpose the overall quality of the screens is a big con, creation of documents, execution of apps and video conferences which also implies that the keyboard is bigger then other chromebooks with only 11 inch. This amazing user-interactive and pocket friendly Chromebook supports an Intel Celeron 2955U processor at 1.4GHz. The connectivity incorporated in this notebook is one of the most prominent features that include HDMI support, a SD card slot, 2 x USB 3.0, audio jack, Wi-Fi of up to 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0.
On the left side of its body, Toshiba Chromebook has a Kensington security slot, power plug input and an SD card slot. Whereas, on the right hand side are the headphone jack, full size HDMI slot and 2 USB ports. Unlike many other Toshiba’s low-end devices, the track pad and keyboard of Chromebook promises maximum user-experience. It is an inexpensive system with an upscale feel of 3.3 pounds and 0.8 inches thickness where between Samsung, Acer and HP 11 this is the heaviest of all.
Chrome book offers versatile performance with a Haswell-based Intel® Celeron™ Processor, 2 GB and a 16GB Solid State Drive (SSD). This system of Toshiba is an everyday cloud companion and an amazing device equipped with 100GB Google Drive storage, enabling a huge storage space for files and media. These files can easily be synced, shared and accessed from across other any other computing device and smartphone.
This must be one of the best batteries in Google Chromebooks where you can find that this model battery life is up to 9.1 hour, superior to any other chromebook model.
Price and Design
However, Toshiba’s Chromebook doesn’t really pull off any shocks for its first impressions and perhaps is not the last affordable chromebook at an amazing price of $279 that turns out to be more expensive than the HP 11, Acer C720 and Samsung Chromebook. The design is not extra ordinary in fact its basic but look lot sharper than other models and the bottom branding silver letter fits well in a good looking chromebook.
This is a clear win, the keyboard is the standard one but the touchpad is
Compared to other models that uses Google OS the Toshiba Chromebook offers one of the best display size but it lacks in quality, the portability is a must, lightweight design, good connectivity, elegant keyboard, more than sufficient power to take care of everyday tasks and above all long-run battery life that is really a win-win situation for every buyer. If you are looking forward to swap from a MacBook Pro or a PC and the screen display size is a the most important requirement for you then Toshiba Chromebook is surely the best choice for it’s value but if you don’t mind with the screen size there is still a cheaper option for a total of 200$ the Acer C720 that we reviewed here which is a more appealing unit. In conclusion we most say that against this model is the price that could be reasonable if this unit comes with 4Gb Ram which it doesn’t and the weight that can be probably explained by the screen size and the incorportated battery.
If you are from UK you can find it at the giant Amazon Uk for only £249.00
In order to help you decide whether Toshiba Chromebook is suitable for your use or not, we have evaluate every feature and overall performance of Toshiba Chromebook in a table given below.
Summary: Good screen size and battery life time but should be cheaper