Refurbished Grade A1 Toshiba Chromebook - £184.95 delivered at LaptopsDirect - HotUKDeals
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Refurbished Grade A1 Toshiba CB30-102 2GB 16GB 13.3 inch Google Chromebook.

For grade A1 this seems like a good price, most likely just returned items in new condition. It has occasionally (twice from memory) been down to £199.99 new at Amazon, but it currently £229.00.

Don't forget cashback - 2.1% @ TopCashback, 1.5% at Quidco.

A really nice Google Chromebook with a 13.3 inch screen.

* Google Chrome OS
* Intel® Celeron® 2955U processor
* Toshiba TruBrite® HD High Brightness display with 16 : 9 aspect ratio and LED backlighting
* 16 GB
* Brushed shiny silver finish
* 2 GB (onboard) DDR3L RAM (1600 MHz)
* Intel® HD Graphics

About grade A1 refurb condition if you're not familiar...

* A1 - Excellent, As New Condition

* A1 Grade Laptops are often simply unwanted returns and the only signs of use are the broken seal on the box.

* All graded laptops have been fully tested by one of our qualified engineers and restored to factory settings. They come with all boxed accessories and manuals.

* 3 month warranty. Additional warranty extensions are available.
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#1
Full spec and reviews at Amazon.co.uk here.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81P68qK0iyL._SL1500_.jpg
1 Like #2
This should get hot the best Chromebook screen for under £1000 superb value, multiple USB3 ports, HDMI, great CPU and battery life, great build quality with software updates direct from Google: Excellent!


Edited By: frownbreaker on Jul 05, 2014 14:49
#3
Anyone managed to install Mint or Fedora on it with everything properly working? How about upgraded SSD?
#4
Rys_Ochodzki
How about upgraded SSD?

Sounds like a no go (video). The SSD memory is soldered to the mainboard.

Are you just after more storage? I use a 64GB Sandisk Fit USB drive with my Chromebook for offline videos and MP3. Available ~£20 - previous deal here.
#5
Rys_Ochodzki
Anyone managed to install Mint or Fedora on it with everything properly working? How about upgraded SSD?

Chromebooks have a locked boot loader and to install another OS you need to replace the BIOS eg. SEABIOS.or Dual boot to Linux with Crouton there is mention of it in this review: http://www.theregister.co.uk/Print/2014/06/02/review_toshiba_cb30_102_13in_chromebook/

The physical hardware for this unit has soldered in RAM and no stock SATA that I can see but with USB3 and SD card support you could boot of these?.

http://regmedia.co.uk/2014/05/29/toshiba_cb30-102_13in_chromebook_3a.jpg

Toshiba hardware is generally very good I have one of there AC100 taltops (ARM Andriod from >3 years ago) their software updates are poor, but with the Chromebook the updates are direct from Google. This unit looks well made. Great price good screen and the Google and Office 360 suites all work perfectly on this unit. Offline doc editing is supported in Google docs.

The Acer 11.6" screen CB with 320gb HD can have linux installed the here is a custom BIOS and Linux supports the trackpad and keyboard (Windows does not support the built in KB or Trackpad so you need external ones!)


Edited By: frownbreaker on Jul 06, 2014 21:35
#6
Now £184.95 delivered 8)

Edited By: morgie on Jul 11, 2014 21:23
#7
frownbreaker
Rys_Ochodzki
Anyone managed to install Mint or Fedora on it with everything properly working? How about upgraded SSD?

Chromebooks have a locked boot loader and to install another OS you need to replace the BIOS eg. SEABIOS.or Dual boot to Linux with Crouton there is mention of it in this review: http://www.theregister.co.uk/Print/2014/06/02/review_toshiba_cb30_102_13in_chromebook/

The physical hardware for this unit has soldered in RAM and no stock SATA that I can see but with USB3 and SD card support you could boot of these?.

http://regmedia.co.uk/2014/05/29/toshiba_cb30-102_13in_chromebook_3a.jpg

Toshiba hardware is generally very good I have one of there AC100 taltops (ARM Andriod from >3 years ago) their software updates are poor, but with the Chromebook the updates are direct from Google. This unit looks well made. Great price good screen and the Google and Office 360 suites all work perfectly on this unit. Offline doc editing is supported in Google docs.

The Acer 11.6" screen CB with 320gb HD can have linux installed the here is a custom BIOS and Linux supports the trackpad and keyboard (Windows does not support the built in KB or Trackpad so you need external ones!)


Does Office 360 have Track Changes? If not, are you aware of a suitable alternative that could be used on Chromebooks?
#8
brucegrove
frownbreaker
Rys_Ochodzki
Anyone managed to install Mint or Fedora on it with everything properly working? How about upgraded SSD?

Chromebooks have a locked boot loader and to install another OS you need to replace the BIOS eg. SEABIOS.or Dual boot to Linux with Crouton there is mention of it in this review: http://www.theregister.co.uk/Print/2014/06/02/review_toshiba_cb30_102_13in_chromebook/

The physical hardware for this unit has soldered in RAM and no stock SATA that I can see but with USB3 and SD card support you could boot of these?.

http://regmedia.co.uk/2014/05/29/toshiba_cb30-102_13in_chromebook_3a.jpg

Toshiba hardware is generally very good I have one of there AC100 taltops (ARM Andriod from >3 years ago) their software updates are poor, but with the Chromebook the updates are direct from Google. This unit looks well made. Great price good screen and the Google and Office 360 suites all work perfectly on this unit. Offline doc editing is supported in Google docs.

The Acer 11.6" screen CB with 320gb HD can have linux installed the here is a custom BIOS and Linux supports the trackpad and keyboard (Windows does not support the built in KB or Trackpad so you need external ones!)


Does Office 360 have Track Changes? If not, are you aware of a suitable alternative that could be used on Chromebooks?

If you are used to Word and like to use MS Office then Office 360 might be right for you the interface is the same as Office 2013http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/word-help/show-or-hide-track-changes-revision-marks-HP001219412.aspx

Google docs and Sheet multiuser editing DOES NOT work the same as Microsoft. If I had a document open for editing in Word you could not edit it until I saved the changes and checked in the my changes (e.g. on SharePoint of O360) Google allows >1 person to edit a doc and you see the changes in real time!

Google docs has track changes capability and works off-line. Remember to synch your docs BEFORE you want to edit offline then edit what ever you need and when you are online it will re-sync. More infor about setting up off line editing here https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2375012?hl=en

Track Changes was added back in 2010 to Google Docs
http://mashable.com/2010/09/30/google-docs-track-changes/
More detailed walkthrough
https://docs.google.com/document/preview?hgd=1&id=1woFw1WgUn7-xyYMMOTnWjYxqWQ-fceXIzgefjk3dEkw


There are details of an addon for google docs here
http://thedroidlawyer.com/2014/03/tracking-changes-in-google-docs/

Edited By: frownbreaker on Jul 13, 2014 20:56: added offline link and typos fixed
1 Like #9
£179 from ebay official toshiba store
#10
dr.anirban
£179 from ebay official toshiba store

Great spot. Hope you don't mind, I couldn't see it posted so have put it up and credited you - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/toshiba-chromebook-refurb-179-99-toshiba-ebay-store-1977802

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