Toshiba Chromebook CB30-B-104
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Toshiba Chromebook CB30-B-104
Source: Stuff TV Archive.org version
We all know that Chromebooks aren’t for everyone, but if you’re after a cheap, lightweight laptop for basic web-browsing, email and word processing then the CB30-B-104 is practically unbeatable at this price. It has a great screen, decent ergonomics and starts fast and stays snappy in use. Plus, its low weight and good battery life make it an effective option for moving from place to place - particularly if you can rely on having Internet connectivity when you get there.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Reg Hardware Archive.org version
If you can live with the limitations, and see the doughnut rather than the hole, then you have a lightweight, cloud-savvy laptop with a full HD display, a decent battery life and a touch of corporate design. Beyond display options, there’s not a great deal of difference among Googletops but with the Chromebook 2 Toshiba has made some practical choices at this price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2015
Source: Expert Reviews Archive.org version
The Toshiba Chromebook 2 is the best Chromebook on sale in the UK at the time of writing, managing to squeeze a Full HD screen and great performance into a device costing £270. This is immensely impressive and means it retains its crown as our favourite mid-sized Chromebook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint Archive.org version
We have often bemoaned Chromebook screens for their poor viewing angles, but the Toshiba Chromebook 2 CB30-B-104 makes significant inroads into rectifying the issue: not only does it offer great viewing angles, it does so in glorious 1920 x 1080 resolution. And Full HD looks great.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
If you're happy to live in the cloud for the majority of your tasks, then Toshiba's Chromebook 2 is currently the best way to do it. The device is light, fast, and that screen is worth the money alone. Chromebooks are quickly coming of age, and this Toshiba model is something that could easily convert a legion of fans to the ever improving ChromeOS universe.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Hardware.info NL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Beautiful FHD IPS display; light weight; excellent WiFi; reasonable performance; good battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/06/2015
Source: 01Net FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Dinside NO→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
Model: The Toshiba Chromebook CB30-B-104 is a perfect companion for those who do not mind cloud based solution for majority of the work done. The neat little package comes with a clean design boasting a lightweight setup at just 1.35 kg. Powered by an Intel Celeron N2840 processor clocked at 2.16 GHz, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30-B-104 is a capable on-the-go Chromebook that looks good in a brushed smart silver look with dot pattern.
There is 4 GB DDR3L on-board RAM and a 16 GB SSD coupled with Intel HD Graphics. The 13.3 inch Toshiba TruBrite Full HD TFT display uses IPS technology. Thus, users can expect good clarity and contrast. Other features include a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, an HDMI out, an HD webcam and a card reader. Connectivity on the Toshiba Chromebook CB30-B-104 is good with Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac wireless standard with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 adapter.
Audio quality is another plus point with built-in stereo speakers tuned by Skullcandy. The Chromebook comes with a frameless black tile keyboard and a responsive click pad with multi-touch gestures. Battery life on the Toshiba Chromebook CB30-B-104 is good with a Lithium-Ion 3-cell battery powering the device for up to 9 hours
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.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Toshiba: Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate or technology group. The company was established in 1939 and in 1978 Toshiba became the official company name. The company's products and services include power, industrial and social infrastructure systems, elevators and escalators, electronic components, semiconductors, hard drives, printers, batteries, lighting, logistics and information technology. Toshiba was one of the largest manufacturers of personal computers, consumer electronics, home appliances and medical equipment.
76.67%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.