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Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews of Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the price and screen. The size and performance are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and portability. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the size. Many are negative about the sound.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba CB30 13.3-inch Chromebook (Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Google Chrome)Toshiba CB30 13.3-inch Chromebook (Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Google Chrome)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102 Notebook

 

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?

Very light, Excellent battery life, Good application performance, Very inexpensive, Ideal for beginning computer users, Chrome OS has matured. Surfing, handling files and Google Drive, multimedia -- everything works right from the start

Cheap construction, TN display with weak viewing angles, Below-average keyboard, High-pitched, clanging speakers, Low webcam quality, If it is a surfing machine, why not equip it with decent input devices? More feedback would have done the keys a world...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Toshiba Chromebook CB30

 

Toshiba's CB30 is one of the best Chromebooks we've seen so far, but its screen isn't great

Good styling ; Comfortable to use ; Full-sized HDMI port and SD card slot

Screen is very glossy ; Screen definition and contrast could be better

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Toshiba Chromebook CB30

 

Toshiba's CB30 is one of the best Chromebooks we've seen so far, but its screen isn't great

Good styling ; Comfortable to use ; Full-sized HDMI port and SD card slot

Screen is very glossy ; Screen definition and contrast could be better

Toshiba's Chromebook CB30 possesses good styling and a useful array of features. At 13.3 inches, it's also a comfortable Chromebook to use. Importantly, it performs swiftly and can do a good job when streaming Web video. However, it has a screen that...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (expertreviews.co.uk)

Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102 review

 

Toshiba's first Chromebook provides good performance and battery life for a small price

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Martyn Casserly (techadvisor.co.uk)

Toshiba CB30-102 review

 

Chromebooks are Google's vision of how a modern laptop should be. Generally they're lightweight, relatively cheap, and feature an interface optimised entirely for web use.

The usual caveat of ‘Chromebooks aren't for everyone' of course applies, but the Toshiba CB30 is a very useable and capable laptop for anyone who spends the majority of their computing time online using Google services. The increased screen size is a...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Toshiba CB30-102 Chromebook review

 

We're seeing more and more Chromebooks making their way onto themarket and the CB30-102 is the first from Toshiba. With itslightweight chassis, Intel Celeron processor and 13.3-inch HDscreen, can it deliver the goods it promises?

Solidly built, decent screen, good battery life, low price

Less than full-HD screen, a bit on the bulky side

As Chromebooks go the Toshiba CB30-102 is one of the moreluxurious with its 13-inch screen and relatively fast processor. Itsuffers from the usual Chromebook issues -- really needs aninternet connection to be at its best, limited in its array of apps--...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: theregister.co.uk (theregister.co.uk)

Toshiba's CB30-102 13.3in Chromebook – imagine a tablet with a keyboard

 

Review The typical low price of a Chromebook suggests you'll not be buying into a quality product with pleasing design aesthetics. Yet it seems that the brains behind Toshiba's latest Chromebook weren't going to be swayed by such presumptions.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Toshiba CB30-102

 

The usual caveat of ‘Chromebooks aren't for everyone' of course applies, but the Toshiba CB30 is a very useable and capable laptop for anyone who spends the majority of their computing time online using Google services. The increased screen size is a...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: jennymod (which.co.uk)

pretty impressed

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I love this. It's so light and quick and the battery life is indeed great. I found it really easy to get used to although I've still yet to find the forward delete button, so I'm having to back delete all the time. Also, I still have issues copy and...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: megandog (which.co.uk)

Fabulous

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Bought this last summer as temporary replacement for a new Acer laptop that burnt our three mainboards and other bits failed in first 15 months (Acer Support good but after guarantee expired they refused more repairs). Gave it away. First, understand...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:24-bit / DTS Studio Sound / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):8 / 8.3 / 8.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 2
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Metallic / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Chromebook / Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1200
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard number of keys:102 / 75
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad / Touchpad + Accupoint
Windows keys:No / Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 2
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):2
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:24-bit / DTS Studio Sound / HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled:No / Yes
AC adapter included:N / Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee:Y
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2 / 4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.37 / 3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
PCI Express configurations:1x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:2955U / i5-4210U
Processor boost frequency:2.7
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.7
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:2955U / i5-4210U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75608 / 81016
Processor code:SR16Y / SR1EF
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:SSD, Supervisor, User / Y
Password protection type:SSD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:DTS Studio Sound, TOSHIBA Eco Utility, TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Chrome OS / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16 / 256
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9 / 8.94 / 9.92
Height:0.787 / 0.795 / 0.803
Weight:3.31 / 3.97
Width:13 / 14.9