Toshiba Chromebook 2 CB35-C3300 Specifications
|Display:||13.3″ 1920×1080 IPS, 165.6 PPI|
|Battery:||3860mAh 8 hours, 30 minutes|
|Dimensions:||32 x 21.3 x 1.93 cm (12.6 x 8.39 x 0.76 in)|
|Weight:||1.33 kg (2.93 lb)|
|CPU:||Intel Celeron 3215U Broadwell dual core @ 1.7GHz|
|Wireless:||802.11ac dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) and Bluetooth 4.0|
|3.5mm Headset Jack
Toshiba Chromebook 2 CB35-C3300 Review
The first-generation and the second-generation 13.3-Inch Toshiba Chromebook Computers have been decidedly popular and highly-rated devices, and for good reason. The 2015 Edition of the Toshiba Chromebook 2 certainly continues this tradition of excellence, with the CB35-C3300 model. Solely on the basis of value, it is an unequivocal five-star computer. This 2015 Edition of the Toshiba Chromebook 2 retains the understated and attractive silver design, as well as the sleek and angular construction of its predecessors. It is relatively thin and light, with a 0.76-Inch thickness, and a weight of 2.9 pounds.
Toshiba Chromebook 2 CB35-C3300 Display
Its exceedingly beautiful display is comprised of a full-HD 1920x1080p IPS panel, that is bright, crisp, and vibrant, with excellent color rendering. In fact, it is a 13.3-Inch display which is housed in a 12-Inch frame, a design concept similar to that of the highly-acclaimed Dell XPS notebook computer. Both the keyboard and the trackpad are superb, providing a very smooth typing experience, as well as fast and fluid Internet navigation.
Toshiba Chromebook 2 CB35-C3300 Features
One of the most welcome upgrades with which this 2015 Edition of the Toshiba Chromebook 2 is equipped, is its LED-backlit keyboard, which is a truly upscale addition to an already well-designed computer. There is excellent connectivity, as was the case with the earlier models. On the left side of the device, from front to back, there is a full-size SD card slot into which a standard-size SD card can be completely inserted, a USB 2.0 port, a small battery indicator light, and the power/charging port. On the right side of the device, from front to back, there is the combined audio jack, a USB 3.0 port, a full-size HDMI port, and a security lock slot. Also included are 802.11a/c WiFi capability, an HD webcam, built-in dual-array microphones, and front-facing stereo speakers tuned by Skullcandy, which provide rich sound quality. It is equipped with the requisite 4GB of system memory, as well as 16GB of eMMC flash storage. This 2015 Edition of the Toshiba Chromebook 2 is powered by the fifth-generation 1.7GHz Intel Celeron 3215U dual-core processor.
Toshiba Chromebook 2 CB35-C3300 Performance
This ultra-low-voltage Intel Celeron 3215U processor utilizes the fifth-generation 14-nanometer transistor fabrication technique, as well as the Broadwell microarchitecture. These processor design and engineering enhancements confer higher-level performance, greater power efficiency, longer battery life and run time, and better graphics capability, when compared to previous iterations of the Intel Celeron family of processors. However, its TDP of 15 Watts requires that a fan be incorporated into the device for cooling, although the underside of the computer rarely becomes appreciably warm, making fan activation very infrequent. As with all Intel Celeron processors, this 3215U version provides sufficient capability for routine mainstream computing endeavors such as Internet search, E-mail communication, social networking, typing documents, preparing slides, and creating spreadsheets. Relative to the Intel Celeron N2840 processor, with its TDP of only 7.5 Watts, which powers the original fanless 2014 Toshiba Chromebook 2, this new Intel Celeron 3215U processor more capably supports higher levels of multitasking. In addition, it provides much smoother and more consistent scrolling and navigation on content-rich and graphics-heavy websites, with negligible lag or hesitation. With regard to longevity, it consistently delivers up to eight or more hours of run time, depending on the type of usage. However, true power users would likely be better-served by waiting for the availability of the more high-performance refreshed Toshiba Chromebook 2 model, equipped with the fifth-generation Intel Core i3 processor.
Overall Review Toshiba Chromebook 2 CB35-C3300
None of the competing devices offered by other computer manufacturers are equipped with such amenities as a 13.3-Inch full-HD IPS display housed in a 12-Inch frame, an LED-backlit keyboard, and a powerful fifth-generation Intel processor, at such an impressively-low price level.