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Toshiba CB30 Series

Toshiba CB35-B3340Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U, Intel Celeron N2840
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.3kg, 1.464kg, 1.5kg
Price: 299, 300 euro
Average Score: 75.14% - good
Average of 22 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 71%, features: 63%, display: 66%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 64%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 88%

 

Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook

Specifications

Toshiba CB35-A3120 ChromebookNotebook: Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook
Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 CB30 (Series)
 CB35-A3120 Chromebook (Model)

Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

Toshiba Chromebook Review: Best and Worst of Chromebooks in One
Source: Notebooks.com English
We gave the Toshiba Chromebook our Best of CES 2014 award. After using it for a couple of weeks, I don’t think we’d do that now. Even though HP released their computer months ago, it remains the best current generation Chromebook available. Until Google launches an updated Chromebook Pixel, the HP beats it too, thanks to a faster processor and longer battery life. We’re excited to see the Samsung Chromebook 2 next month. It may take the crown as the best larger display Chromebook available. The Toshiba certainly didn’t take the prize away.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2014
70% Toshiba Chromebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The power and quality of the Chromebook continues to grow. They've come to replace Netbooks in terms of the market area they sit and for a certain audience that will be just perfect for their computer needs. Something to write essays on, surf the web, sort your email, or even to link to a TV to present at meetings. Like Netbooks did in their day, the Toshiba Chromebook fills a need, but for how long we aren't sure. If you're seeking a moderate screen size then the Toshiba is better looking than the similar HP Pavilion, and the keen price is commendable, but if you're taken enough to buy one then you might find that you'll quickly outgrow it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Toshiba Chromebook review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Not to sound like a broken record but if you can buy into Google’s concept of working entirely in browser windows and getting the most out of it when hooked up to the Wi-Fi, Toshiba's Chromebook is another affordable laptop we'd happily recommend. It's the first 13-inch Chromebook available and the extra screen estate and keyboard space makes it a far more enjoyable Chromebook to use than the 11-inch models. Crucially, it delivers slick performance, good battery life and even serves up some decent speakers to make up for yet another below-par display and a troublesome clickpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% emissions: 80%
80% Toshiba Chromebook (CB35-A3120)
Source: Computer Shopper English
What weighs about three pounds, has a 13.3-inch screen, and is silver with a black keyboard? If it's made of aluminum and costs $1,099, it's Apple's MacBook Air$1,048.99 at Amazon. The first 13.3-inch Chromebook is a winning example of the breed. Amazon and Best Buy shoppers will get a lot for their $279.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Toshiba Chromebook CB30
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Toshiba's Chromebook CB30 possesses good styling and a useful array of features. At 13.3 inches, it's also a comfortable Chromebook to use. Importantly, it performs swiftly and can do a good job when streaming Web video. However, it has a screen that is very glossy and not as crisp and colourful as we would like. It's the only thing holding it back. Even so, it's still a Chromebook that's well worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook ($299.99 list) is a 13.3-inch Chromebook made for the value-oriented, Internet-connected laptop user. The Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook can act as the primary computer of a home user or student, particularly if you have near-constant access to Wi-Fi. Close to the top choice, the 13-inch CB35-A3120 Chromebook comes highly recommended.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook is a good choice for the general user who wants to give Chrome OS a try. If you have constant Internet access, the system can replace an aging Windows or Mac laptop easily. Its larger screen may be easier on the eyes than an 11-inch Chromebook, for the same price. However, the Acer Chromebook C720P-2600 remains our Editors' Choice for Chromebooks, due to its larger built-in storage, smaller and lighter chassis, and clearer touch screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook review: It hits a sweet spot
Source: PC World English
The Chromebook’s other features include 2GB of DDR3L 1600MHz memory and a 16GB SSD. You get 100GB free on Google Drive but for only 2 years, so prepare for the end. Chromebooks are hitting their stride. With the Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook, there’s now a handful of models I’m actually willing to recommend. My current attainable favorite (that is, not the Chromebook Pixel) is the HP Chromebook 14. But for greater portability, competitive attributes, and slightly less cash, the CB35-A3120 is a tempting alternative.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Toshiba Chromebook (13-inch)
Source: Laptop Mag English
Those seeking the simplicity of a Chromebook paired with a big enough screen to be your primary laptop will be very pleased with the Toshiba Chromebook. For $279, this notebook's display and audio quality both impress. We especially like the more than 8 hours of battery life. Our only complaint is the slightly mushy keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Toshiba CB30-102

Specifications

Toshiba CB30-102Notebook: Toshiba CB30-102
Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 CB30 (Series)
 CB30-102 (Model)

Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Toshiba CB30-102 ranks among the best-value mid-size laptops on the market. It’s more powerful and cheaper than the 14-inch HP Pavilion Chromebook while offering much better battery life. Things are less clear-cut when compared with the benchmark-setting Acer C720, though. The Acer C720 is cheaper and has marginally better performance, but the CB30-102 has a larger screen. If you want a great value Chromebook with a fairly large screen, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102 is the one to buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Toshiba’s 13-Inch Chromebook Is a Low-Cost, No-Frills Laptop
Source: Recode English
Finally, the battery test: Our harsh tests on laptops and tablets usually involve turning off all power savers, popping the display up to full brightness, running an email app and playing locally-stored iTunes files on a continuous loop. Since you can’t install iTunes on a Chromebook, and there are no power-saving settings, I tweaked this test a bit. Instead, I streamed music nonstop through Google Play. I also installed a Chrome browser extension called Keep Awake that kept the laptop from going into sleep mode.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/31/2014
80% Toshiba CB30-102 review: Chromebook boasting a 13.3" screen and Intel Celeron processor
Source: PC Advisor English
The usual caveat of ‘Chromebooks aren't for everyone' of course applies, but the Toshiba CB30 is a very useable and capable laptop for anyone who spends the majority of their computing time online using Google services. The increased screen size is a definite bonus over 11.6in models, even if it isn't a high-quality display, while the plastic construction keeps the weight to a portable 1.5 kg. For £250 this is a great device if your creative and privacy needs are modest.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
Toshiba CB30-102
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2014
Toshiba Chromebook
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2014
Toshiba CB30-102
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Positive: average keyboard, adequate price; appropriate performance Negative: mediocre hardware, workmanship and display quality
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2014
60% Test du Toshiba CB30 : un PC portable au clavier redoutable, limité par Chrome OS
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102

With the slowly emerging market for Chromebooks, Toshiba has also grabbed the opportunity to create a Chromebook of their own, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102. Like the name suggests, the laptop runs on Chrome OS, which is still an unpopular choice as of today, but this may be different in the future. When compared to other Chromebooks, the thing that stands out most is that it has a bigger screen than the rest: 13.3 inch. Despite having the biggest screen, it is not the heaviest Chromebook. It weighs only 1.5 kilogram and is 20 mm thick. Unfortunately, the silver plastic casing tends to give people the idea that the laptop is cheap.

The Toshiba Chromebook comes with an Intel Celeron 2955U processor and 2 GB of RAM. This laptop is by no means a powerhouse, but it should suffice for everyday usage. The hard disk space is a little small with only 16 GB of SSD. The connectivity of the laptop is pretty much standard. It has a 802.11 Wi-Fi module and supports Bluetooth 4.0. Unfortunately, it does not have an Ethernet port, so it does not support wired internet connections.

In short, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102 is a simple and user-friendly laptop, which utilizes Chrome OS. Despite Chrome OS being relatively new, the Chromebook with largest screen does well as a laptop.

Specifications

Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102Notebook: Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102
Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.464kg
Price: 299 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 CB30 (Series)

Average Score: 71.8% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

78% Review Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102 Notebook | Notebookcheck
For grandpa. Not interested in Windows? Chrome OS is the alternative offered on this laptop. No complicated hardware settings; just open it up and start surfing. Does Toshiba do a good job with this non-Windows concept?
50% Toshiba Chromebook review
Source: PC Pro English
In all, Toshiba’s Chromebook offers a persuasive internal specification, and is significantly cheaper than the Samsung Chromebook 2. The screen isn’t as generous as it may appear, though, and the ergonomics aren’t great. If you’re looking for a 13.3in Chromebook, and performance isn’t a top priority, we still reckon it’s worth paying the extra for the Samsung.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 83% features: 50% workmanship: 50%
Toshiba's CB30-102 13.3in Chromebook – imagine a tablet with a keyboard
Source: Reg Hardware English
All in all, Toshiba has put together a very respectable example of this breed, which works well if you don’t expect too much from it. With that in mind, the Chromebook needs to be seen as an alternative computing platform rather than a straight replacement for a conventional laptop. It may be some time yet before we see a glut of MacBooks, Vaios and Portégés on eBay.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2014
82% Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102
Source: Computerbild - Heft 7/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 82%
80% Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102
Source: e-media - Heft 7/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102 - Eerste 13-inch Chromebook
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Attractive appearance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2014
67% Toshiba Chromebook CB30
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 67%

 

Toshiba CB30-A3120

Specifications

Toshiba CB30-A3120Notebook: Toshiba CB30-A3120
Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 CB30 (Series)
 CB30-A3120 (Model)

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

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: Notebookreview.com 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%

 

Toshiba CB35-B3340

Specifications

Toshiba CB35-B3340Notebook: Toshiba CB35-B3340
Processor: Intel Celeron N2840
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Toshiba homepage
 Toshiba notebook section
 CB30 (Series)
 CB35-B3340 (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Toshiba CB35-B3340 Chromebook 2
Source: PC Mag English
The Toshiba CB35-B3340 Chromebook 2 is an improvement in quality over its predecessor, with a higher-resolution display, better sound quality, improved components and performance, and a smaller physical size. But while it's definitely a step forward for Toshiba, the category is more crowded and competitive than it has ever been. The Acer Chromebook C720P-2600 remains a top pick for inexpensive Chrome OS laptops, thanks to more local storage and a touch screen, and the HP Chromebook 11 (Verizon LTE)£229.99 at Amazon retains the Editors' Choice crown, thanks to its integrated LTE.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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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.

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

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


Intel Celeron:

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, ...).

N2840: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.58 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.


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.


1.3 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.


75.14%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 L35W-B3204
Pentium N3530, 2.2 kg
» Asus C300
Celeron N2830, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L30W-B-10D
Pentium N3530, 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L30W-BST2N23
Pentium N3530, 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Click 2
Pentium N3530, 2.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion 11-n016tu x360
Pentium N3520, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Samsung Chromebook XE500C12-K01US
Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012-17XE
Atom Z3735F, 10.1", 1.1 kg
» Acer Iconia One 8
Atom Z3735G, 8.0", 0.34 kg
» Acer Aspire E3-111-C1BW
Celeron N2930, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Encore 2 WT8-B264
Atom Z3735F, 8.0", 0.372 kg
» Asus X553MA-XX044H
Celeron N2830, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-111P-P6VM
Pentium N3530, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Medion Akoya P2214T MD 99430
Celeron N2940, 11.6", 1.604 kg
» Toshiba Encore Mini WT7-C16
Atom Z3735G, 7.0", 0.36 kg
» Lenovo Tab S8
Atom Z3745, 8.0", 0.3 kg
» Asus EeeBook X205
Atom Z3735D, 11.6", 1 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab 8 W
Atom Z3735G, 8.0", 0.37 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD
Atom Z3745, 8.0", 0.36 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1M6
Pentium N3530, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C50-B-14D
Celeron N2830, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX
Atom Z3745, 8.0", 0.338 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-111P-27AC
Celeron N2830, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e
Celeron N2930, 11.6", 1.7 kg
» Lenovo N20p-59426642 Chromebook
Celeron N2830, 11.6", 1.284 kg
» Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-10F
Celeron N2820, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Asus Transformer Book T100TA-DK025H
Atom Z3775, 10.1", 1.07 kg
» Toshiba WT8-B-102‏
Atom Z3735G, 8", 0.372 kg
» Asus X200MA-KX366B
Celeron N2830, 11.6", 1.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-26 (Update: 2014-02-26)