Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba CB30-A3120
Source: Comp Reviews
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%
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%
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%
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%
CommentIntel 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.
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.
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.
Toshiba is not present in the smartphone sector. As laptop manufacturer, Toshiba still had 6.6% of world market share in 2014. However it fell to only 1.6% in 2016, making only for the 8th place.
74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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