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Toshiba CB35-B3340

Toshiba CB35-B3340 is an inexpensive Chromebook packed with lots of features. At $330 (Best Buy, Walmart ), you will get a 13.3” full HD IPS panel which offers crisp and clear picture with great viewing angle. At this price it is a bargain.  CB35-B3340 comes with 4GB RAM rather than 2GB RAM, which we could find in earlier Toshiba Chromebooks.  These machines heavily rely upon Google and internet and Toshiba CB35-B3340 is not an exception.  This Toshiba Chromebook 2 is powered by Intel dual core Celeron N2840 processor which means you can’t use it for resource hungry applications but it supports web browsing, YouTube, Web-based email and social media etc. You can play browser games and stream local video files as well. Though Microsoft office is not available with chromebooks still, if you need to edit Word documents or work on spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations, you need not worry as online version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ‘OneNote’ are ready for users to install in Chrome or Chrome OS. Buyer will also get 100GB of Google Drive storage for up to 2 years. Toshiba CB35-B3340 comes with all standard ports and connectivity features. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Toshiba CB35-B3340.

Toshiba CB35-B3340 is a stylish laptop and weighs around 3lbs. It is just 0.8” inch thick and the build quality is good. Though it is made up of plastic but it doesn’t look cheap.  The laptop boasts Intel Celeron N2840 processor which is a dual core processor. Each core operates with 2.16 GHz and, if system demands, it can clock up to 2.58GHz. It is an advance version of N2830 processor and is faster than 1.4-GHz Intel Celeron 2955U processors which used to come with most of the chromebooks.  Toshiba CB35-B3340 comes with Intel HD graphics which offers limited graphics processing power. However, you can play Angry Bird and Cut of the Rope in Toshiba CB35-B3340.

Toshiba CB35-B3340 comes with 4GB DDR3L memory which is enough as we know these machines are not for heavy use. Along with 16GB SSD. it supports intense Web browsing sessions and streaming HD videos. It can stream web-based video content on your big-screen TV .

As told earlier, the 13.3” IPS panel of this Toshiba Chromebook 2 supports  full HD resolution (1920 X 1080). The display is bright as well (340 cd/m²), similar to high end laptops.

When it comes to port and connectivity features, Chromebook 2 offers 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI, SD card reader, dual band Wireless AC and Bluetooth. It also comes with high definition webcam.

Battery life is decent enough and you can expect up to 6 hours of battery backup. If you are looking for cheaper options you can take a look at Toshiba CB35-B3330 13.3-Inch Chromebook 2 which comes with 2GB DDR3L RAM and 1366×768 pixels screen, rest of the features are similar to Chromebook 2.

HP 14-q073cl Chromebook

HP 14-q073cl Chromebook is a simple computer and could be a decent choice if your computing requirements are limited to accessing Gmail, Web browsing, video chatting and similar online tasks. Like any other Chromebook, most of your data will be stored in the Google’s servers and the machine will work like an organizer and help in accessing the data. HP 14-q073cl offers 100GB of Google drive storage. Once you understand the mechanism of chromebook, you will be able to make the most of it. However, you need Wi-Fi connectivity to access Internet.  HP 14-q073cl Chromebook offers you 32GB Solid State Drive or SSD so that user can work in offline mode by setting up offline access to Google Drive. You can type and edit documents in offline mode and listen to music (using USB stick or SD card reader). It comes with Bluetooth connectivity feature as well.

Encased in red (peach coral) cover, HP 14-q073cl boasts of a full Island style Silvery keyboard which has white keys. The keyboard is comfortable to use, however, the function keys and arrow keys are of half size which may annoy few users. The weight of this HP Chromebook is 4.07lbs, thus, it is easy to lug around.

A 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron 2955U Processor powers the machine. The processor is a dual core processor and part of Intel Haswell/4th generation processors. It has 2MB of cache. The processor comes with Intel HD graphics. When it comes to memory, the device is installed with 4GB DDR3L on board memory.  The configuration of HP 14-q073cl Chromebook is enough for web browsing, emailing, creating docs and viewing photos. It can stream internet videos smoothly.  You can also play games available on Google apps.

The 14” high definition backlit display of this HP 14” Chromebook supports max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels with decent side viewing angle. It comes with full size HDMI output so that user can connect the machine with external display easily, especially those who love to work with large display.

Beside HDMI output, the edges of the HP 14-q073cl are arranged with 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0, SD card reader and combo audio jack. It comes with dual band Wi-fi ( 802.11 b/g/n ) and bluetooth. It also comes with 4G for life (200MB of free data each month, which is not a lot of data though).

HP Chromebook 14-q073cl comes with 4-cell (51WHr) Li-ion battery which offers up to 9 hours of battery backup. The machine is quite affordable and the price of the machine is $380 approx. No doubt it is expensive than HP’s other 11 inch models, yet we believe people will buy the machine for its 14” size.