Toshiba Chromebook 2 13.3" Full-HD IPS Laptop
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Condition: Factory Reconditioned
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Probably the best Chromebook of 2015. This is horribly tempting.
Is this the OLD Chromebook 2 or the NEW Chromebook 2?
That’s what I assumed, but can’t beat the price!
The difference between the current 3350 and this model 3340 is the processor (much faster), a backlit keyboard, lesser rated battery life, and cost ($380). Otherwise, identical.
The specs at amazon don’t seem to bear out your faster chip observation, as the spec seem identical.
My question would e, does the greater price at Amazon, just the so call enhanced performance.?
I mean, we’re talkin $300 more.!
Is the 3350 really a $300 better machine.?
See Amazon’s description below:
Here is a good comparison of the differences after 24 hours using the new Chromebook. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2990219/chrome-os/new-toshiba-chromebook-2.html
I bought this back in September at this price and couldn’t be happier. The screen is amazing and performance is plenty good enough for everything I’ve done on the Web with it. The case does feel slightly cheap and plasticy and there is a bit of flex, but it’s not troublesome. Its way better than a tablet for typing out an email or doing online document creation (Google Docs for me).
I’ve unlocked the bootloader and installed Crouton (“run Linux in a window”), but never actually use that in practice. (I use Linux at work extensively.)
If you’re looking for a web-only laptop this is the best price you’ll find.
I’ve owned this model for about 6 months and couldn’t be happier. The screen is awesome and it is plenty fast enough to stream Netflix, browse the web, and do pretty much everything else I need. Currently writing this review with 11 tabs open and it is flying along. The only time I touch my desktop is if I want to play a Steam game.
The new version (CB35-C3330) looks like an improvement in processing power and keyboard, but it does add a fan. This refurbished old model (CB35-B3340) is fanless.
The new model to buy (if you want a faster CPU and backlit keyboard) is the CB35-C3330 with the Celeron 3215U. It normally sells for $329, but it looks like it may be hard to find right now. The C3350 model has a Core i3 CPU that is probably overkill.
This is the best deal that woot has had since the last time they sold these. I have one and I’m tempted to buy another. You would have to spend at least another $100 to find a Chromebook better than this. Full 1920x1080 HD screen, Intel processor, 4GB RAM. I run Ubuntu via crouton on mine, and have minecraft installed for my son to play (when he doesn’t have his laptop). I still primarily use the Chrome side, but it’s nice to be able to hotkey back and forth and not take any performance hit when running Ubuntu on crouton. The case is plasticky- but who cares? The keyboard is good, the sound is meh (but fairly loud) it’s by skullcandy.
If you are looking to get a Chromebook- this is the one to buy, at this price, right now.
Here’s a good review:
I have both a Dell Chromebook 11 and this Toshiba CB35. The Dell has slightly better sound (wider response and louder) but the Toshiba has an excellent full HD display. The Dell has a fan but the Toshiba is fanless. I mostly use the Toshiba at home (streaming video works great). The Dell is a bit more sturdy/heavier, and suitable for tossing into a backpack when heading out. With 4GB of memory, the Toshiba has never run out of tabs when browsing. It has plenty of horsepower for my use (viewing documents, listening to music, watching videos and browsing). Google will support this Chromebook at least through 2019.
Probably the best chromebook of 2014 - the 2015 version of this same chromebook is much better than the 2014 version. But this one at this price is pretty freaking awesome.
The Toshiba CB35-B3340 Chromebook 2, does have a fan. Many reviews inaccurately say that it does not, because many Chromebooks that use this processor do not have a fan. It’s a very quiet fan, but I’ve heard mine and felt the air from the vent. In addition, this is the replacement part http://www.usspareparts.com/toshiba-chromebook-cb35b3340-cpu-fan-p-104950.html
and here is a video of someone replacing the battery, you can see the fan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh30o8Ud9fo
I’m not trying to jump all over your comment, I’m just trying to clear up all the reviews that were wrong regarding this.
How does the free 100gb of google drive space work (that comes with this) if you already have a gmail account and use google drive? do I have to create a new email account to get this?
If this is eligible to get the free 100GB (I don’t know how the whole factory reconditioned thing works), it will add-on to whatever Google account you register it with (you don’t need to make a new account to take advantage of the free space). For instance, when I bought my first Chromebook, they offered 1TB of storage for a year. When I got a new HTC phone a couple months later, it came with 100GB free for a year. That amount just added under my same account, so then I had 1.1TB.