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Toshiba Chromebook CB30
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Toshiba Chromebook CB30 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB 16GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Nov 2014
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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

Chromebooks built by Toshiba have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just Chromebooks) and found that Toshiba also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Three Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Toshiba Chromebook CB30 uses more displays supported by on-board grap than most of the laptops of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook CB30. This notebook PC is a laptop that uses three displays supported by on-board grap compared to most of the Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook CB30 which only use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Chromebook CB30 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for more than two years only have one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook CB30 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook CB30.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook CB30 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,000MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the Chromebook CB30 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook CB30.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook CB30 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Chromebook CB30 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toshiba Chromebook CB30 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12, and the Acer Chromebook C720 is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Chromebook CB30 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Toshiba laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook CB30.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Chromebook CB30 is a ten PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Chromebook CB30 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it have an 802.11g WiFi standard. This laptop also has an 802.11a WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of portable PC is 802.11a.

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9.5 Intel Active Management Technology Version

The Chromebook CB30 supports a 9.5 Intel Active Management Technology version which is newer than most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of this age and type support a 9 Intel Active Management Technology version.

A 9.5 Intel Active Management Technology version is actually the best supported Intel Active Management Technology version across all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook CB30.

The worst supported Intel Active Management Technology version amongst similar types of laptop is 9.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Chromebook CB30 is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook CB30 range from 30Wh to 52Wh. When compared to other laptops of this type and age that we have assessed, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30's battery capacity of 52 watt-hours is one of the biggest.

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Four Battery Cells

The Toshiba Chromebook CB30 is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook CB30 have between two and five battery cells.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16,384 megabytes, the Chromebook CB30 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook CB30 is 8.1GB and the biggest is 17GB.

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3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This laptop has a 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is the most commonly found USB version on Chromebooks that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Toshiba Chromebook CB30 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst Chromebooks of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of Chromebooks that were launched more than two years ago is 200MHz and the fastest is 350MHz.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook CB30 range from 2GB to 16GB. The Chromebook CB30 has a very small internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook CB30.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP Chromebook 14 (£295.20) (4GB).

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook CB30 have processor clock speeds of between 1.1GHz and 2.4GHz. The Toshiba Chromebook CB30 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 1.4GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebook C720.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Chromebook CB5 (£243.50) (1.6GHz).

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Chromebook CB30 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook CB30. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook CB30 is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Chromebook CB30 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook CB30 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Acer Chromebook C720 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook CB30. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook CB30 is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Chromebook CB30

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many Chromebooks that came out more than two years ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Toshiba CB35 which has better reviews.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the HP Chromebook 14 (SSD).

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Chromebook CB30 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 9h battery life laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba CB35.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the HP Chromebook 14 (£295.20) (9.5h).

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook CB30.

Alternative 13.3" portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba CB35.

If this Chromebook screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP Chromebook 14 (£295.20) (14").

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Average Weight

At 1.5 kilograms, the Chromebook CB30 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We compared all the other 1.5kg heavy notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba CB35 is also worth considering.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Asus Chromebook C300MA (£199.99) (1.4kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook CB30.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Acer Chromebook C720 (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Active Management Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(50)
24 October 2014

Whatever you do, do NOT go out and buy a Chromebook without looking into it first. One of their peculiarities is that they basically require an Internet connection to do anything. That being said,...

27 August 2014

A speedy Chromebook with a big screen, but patchy build quality and underwhelming ergonomics see it drop behind the best...

22 July 2014

Toshiba's Chromebook CB30 doesn't stray too far from the usual Chromebook design, but its size and price do just enough to make it stand out from the crowd.As with other Chromebooks , what you're... Read more…

5 June 2014

As Chromebooks go the Toshiba CB30-102 is one of the more luxurious with its 13-inch screen and relatively fast processor. It suffers from the usual Chromebook issues -- really needs an internet...

I've become much more comfortable with Chromebooks over the last six months, but that's all due to a change in expectations and how I've since become accustomed to Chrome's modus operandi . On...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 28 July 2016 by C. Simpson
(Verified Purchase)

I need to say first I am not a computer tecchy. I really love this. Lightweight, neat and quick and easy to use. I mainly browse the internet and watch catch-up TV on it, but I have used the word... Read more…

Reviewed 27 February 2016 by T. Phillips
(Verified Purchase)

I bought a chromebook when they first came out and was pleased with it. This new replacement is even better.

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cb30a3120
Barcodes 00022265732601, 00222657326016, 04051528118506, 04051528124484, 04051528144468, 04051528147247, 04051528152128, 04051528163001

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