Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102


Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102Notebook: Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102 (CB30 Series)
Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.464kg
Price: 299 euro
Average Score: 72.83% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 69%, features: 52%, display: 71% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 59%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102

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

Foreign Reviews

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%



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.

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.

1.464 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.

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

72.83%: 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 with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» HP Spectre 13-H200EF
Core i7 4500U, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba CB30-A3120
Celeron 2955U, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba CB30-102
Celeron 2955U, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba CB30-A3120
Celeron 2955U, 1.5 kg

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 from the same Manufacturer

» Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 CL10W-B-100
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Encore 2 WT10-A-106
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 10.1", 0.55 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-05- 1 (Update: 2014-05- 1)