Toshiba CB30-A3120


Toshiba CB30-A3120Notebook: Toshiba CB30-A3120 (CB30 Series)
Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 65%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: 90%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Toshiba CB30-A3120

70% Toshiba Chromebook
Source: Comp Reviews English
Toshiba's first Chromebook goes for a larger size for those that want a bigger screen and larger keyboard. This helps the system with a better battery for longer running times and the screen actually has some nice color and viewing angles for a Chromebook but it still is a bit dim which could cause issues. The problem is that it doesn't have enough unique features to set it apart from others and ends up being just slightly better than average.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
71% Toshiba CB30-A3120 Chromebook Review
Source: English
Overall the Toshiba CB30-A3120 is a good machine for its price point. While its screen doesn’t have the pixel density or richness of a smaller notebook with the same resolution, it isn’t necessarily bad unless you’re comparing it to much higher definition screens, and you won’t find any of those at $300 or less. Finding another 13-inch laptop with an ease of use comparable to this one’s would be difficult, and if you’re looking for a budget ChromeOS experience (possibly for a student) that features a larger screen than the Acer C720, we would recommend giving the A3120 a look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 71%
80% Toshiba enters the Chromebook race strong
Source: Techradar English
The 13-inch MacBook Air Toshiba's Chromebook is most certainly not. This laptop isn't super stylish, nor is it the portable powerhouse you're looking for. But what Toshiba managed to accomplish in style and build for under $300 is undoubtedly impressive. If you're a media nut or one who often beats up their browser, this Chromebook (or probably any, for that matter) is not for you. In either case, I'd suggest going for a budget machine packing an Intel Core i5 chip (Haswell).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
75% A 13-inch Chromebook for full-time use
Source: CNet English
With excellent battery life and a very useful 13-inch screen size, the Toshiba Chromebook offers a few things the Chrome OS competition does not. But beyond that, there's not much that stands out from other Chromebooks or is more likely to make you a believer in the platform.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% mobility: 90%


Intel HD Graphics (Haswell): In the mobile Haswell Celeron and Pentium integrated processor graphics card. The HD Graphics is the slower, GT1 called, part with less execution units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

2955U: Entry level ULV dual core processor with integrated graphics card called Intel HD Graphics and reduced features of the Haswell core (no Turbo Boost, AES, ...).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a multinational conglomerate manufacturing company, headquartered in Japan. The company's main business is in Infrastructure, Consumer Products, and Electronic devices and components. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. Toshiba is one of the biggest international notebook-manufacturer. There exist many reviews for Toshiba models.

Toshiba reviews

74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Acer Aspire V3-331-P982
Pentium 3556U
» HP Spectre 13-H200EF
Core i7 4500U

Devices with the same GPU

» MSI S20-4M341
Pentium 3556U, 11.6", 1.1 kg
» Lenovo G50-70-59424801
Celeron 2957U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP Chromebook 14-q014sa
Celeron 2955U, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S510P-59-405720
Pentium 3556U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Dell Inspiron 3537
Celeron 2955U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» HP Chromebook 14-Q000Er
Celeron 2955U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» HP Pavilion 11-n008tu x360
Celeron N2820, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» HP Pavilion 14-q030sg
Celeron 2955U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Acer C720-29552G01Aii
Celeron 2955U, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» HP Pavilion 11-N000eo X360
Celeron N2820, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Dell Inspiron 11-3137
Pentium 3556U, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Acer C720P-29552G01aww Chromebook
Celeron 2955U, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Acer C720P-29554G01aww Chromebook
Celeron 2955U, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Dell Chromebook 11
Celeron 2955U, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-103
Celeron N2810, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Acer C720P-2666 Chromebook
Celeron 2955U, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Acer C720-2802 Chromebook
Celeron 2955U, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio Tap 11 SV-T1121C5E
Pentium 3560Y, 11.6", 0.8 kg
» Acer C720P-2600 Chromebook
Celeron 2955U, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Acer C720-2955G01aii
Celeron 2955U, 11.6", 1.25 kg
» HP Chromebook 14-q001tu
Celeron 2955U, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» HP Chromebook 14-q029wm
Celeron 2955U, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Acer Aspire C720 Chromebook
Celeron 2955U, 11.6", 1.198 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW176H
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03- 6 (Update: 2014-03- 6)