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Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102

Specifications

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: 73.86% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 8 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

80% Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102
Source: e-media - Heft 25/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102
Source: Computerbild - Heft 7/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 82%
80% Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102
Source: e-media - Heft 7/2014 German
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%

Comment

Model:

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":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.464 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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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73.86%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Stefan Hinum, 2014-05- 1 (Update: 2014-05- 1)