Average of 9 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba CB35-B3340
Source: Comp Reviews
If you are looking for a Chromebook with a superb high resolution display, there is no question that the Toshiba Chromebook 2 is the model to look at. The display is far and beyond better than the competition. You do have to trade off some performance and features for this display though but the pricing is also very good.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Toshiba Chromebook 2 fixed a lot of what we didn’t like about the original Chromebook. It’s still a decent price and comes with a great display for a Chromebook. People who want to do a lot of writing, open two window panes at once, and like 1080p video streaming, will love this machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/03/2015
Source: Computer Shopper
If you insist that $329 is too much to pay for a Chromebook, you can buy a $249 version of the Toshiba that makes do with a 1,366x768 non-IPS display and 2GB of RAM. But the extra memory makes our test unit noticeably smoother than 2GB Celeron Chromebooks we've sampled, and the 1080p IPS screen is truly a game-changer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
We’d recommend the Chromebook 2 to anyone absolutely sure they can cope without programs like Skype, Microsoft Word, VLC media player and iTunes. Chrome OS is really easy to use, but be certain of your needs before taking the plunge. The Full HD version of the Chromebook 2 is a treat for the eyes. Its screen is sharp, bright and vivid, elevating it well beyond the level its £249 price tag suggests. The speakers, battery life and performance are good too – it delivers as a work tool and as an entertainment laptop. The only real downside is build quality, with the screen element feeling very fragile.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 70%
Source: Wired Magazine
So I still haven’t found the perfect Chromebook. The Toshiba almost cuts it, but as with the previous machines I’ve reviewed, I still think the best Chromebook is an amalgamation of several. For example the Toshiba would be greatly improved by adding the screen flipping capabilities in the Lenovo n20p, especially since movies are actually watchable on the Toshiba, unlike on the Lenovo. That said, based on the price, the battery life, and the quality of that big, lovely screen, the Toshiba is my new favorite Chromebook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
It’s no secret that most Chromebooks are underpowered and lack basic features because manufacturers are trying to deliver these casual-use laptops at the lowest possible price. Thankfully, Toshiba is part of a growing trend of companies that are making better Chromebooks with only a modest increase in price by using better processors, more RAM, better displays and designs that don’t look as “cheap” as the Chromebooks we’ve seen in the past.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Digital Trends
Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 is a handy laptop to keep on one’s nightstand or coffee table. It isn’t the laptop we’d turn to for more strenuous tasks, like watching a 1080p movie while shopping across 10 different tabs, but it does a decent enough job given what it has to work with.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
There’s no shortage of inexpensive laptops running Google’s Chrome OS. Most are reasonably thin, light, and fast. But few have high-resolution displays. Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 is one of the few… and priced at $330, it’s one of the most affordable. It also happens to offer reasonably good performance, long battery life (although not as long as promised), a comfortable keyboard and touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2014
A big part of the appeal of Chromebooks is their prices, which typically don't go beyond the $300 or £300 mark. If you're looking for an all-around solid Chrome OS experience -- with one of the best screens we've seen on a Chromebook -- the Toshiba Chromebook 2 should be your starting point. One look at its price tag basically eliminated any issues we had with it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
For $329 (about £205, AU$382), the Toshiba Chromebook 2 pushes the envelope on what a Chromebook can be. The laptop comes with more RAM and a full HD 1080p screen, making it a step up from the Samsung Chromebook 2 and Acer C720. Considering the difference in cost between these three laptops isn't that dramatic, I would gladly choose the Toshiba over everything else, even considering its somewhat shorter battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
The question is ultimately whether you'd rather have a Chromebook with okay performance and an awesome display or one with great performance but a terrible screen. For most casual users, I suspect the former will lead to a better overall experience -- and that's why for most consumers, I'd recommend Toshiba's Chromebook 2 as the best affordable Chromebook you can buy today.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2014
Source: PC Mag
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%
The Toshiba CB35-B3340 Chromebook 2 is a revolutionary device that is compact and somewhat targeted at kids. The body is made of textured resin in satin gold. So, children and adolescents can hold it easily in the hands. It has a 13 inch HD display which is rather small compared to other notebooks available nowadays. The display has wide viewing angles and the images are crisp and sharp. It features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and uses TruBrite HD technology.
The hardware consists of an Intel Celeron N2840 processor, a 1.6 GHz DDR3 RAM, an integrated graphics chip and 16 GB memory. The Toshiba runs on Google's very own Chrome OS. Software or apps like word processing and picture editors do not run from hard drive, but from the cloud. This frees up space on the hard drive and users can access all their files from alternative devices as long as they have access to the internet. While users can still store some important data on the built in drive, they have the option of storing and backing up most data in cloud storage. So, even if the Chromebook is lost or stolen, your data is not gone.
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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
N2840: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.58 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.» 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.
79.22%: 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.