Toshiba CB30 Series

Toshiba CB30-A3120Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.464kg, 1.5kg
Price: 299, 300 euro
Average Score: 76.47% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 25 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 69%, features: 66%, display: 66%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 67%, 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: 77.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 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?
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: 75.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%

 

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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).

» 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, ...).


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.


1.464 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.

1.5 kg:


76.47%: 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 from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» HP Spectre 13-H200EF
Core i7 4500U

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo G50
Celeron 2957U, 15.6", 2.5 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-DW063H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U
» Asus C300
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2014-07
Iris Graphics 5100, Core i5 4278U
» HP Pavilion x360 13z Touch
Radeon R5 (Kaveri), A-Series A8-6410
» Acer Aspire S7-392-5410
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-26 (Update: 2014-02-26)