Toshiba 13.3"  Chromebook (CB30-102) Refurb - Toshiba Ebay Outlet - £165.99 inc p+p
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Toshiba 13.3" Chromebook (CB30-102) Refurb - Toshiba Ebay Outlet - £165.99 inc p+p

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Found 15th Oct 2014
Fast, quick and easy to use.
Usual caveats, this is not for Gamers or people with boat loads of Video to edit and store but ...
People who want a machine with near instant On, that can last for up to 8 hours on Battery to surf the internet and knock up the odd document, email etc.

Instruction for setting up a printer with a ChromeOS either you need to have a printer which supports Google Cloud Print or else you need to set up an existing Windows device to use Google Cloud Print.

tools.google.com/dlp…ice

No Skype at present though you can use Google Hangouts instead:

support.google.com/chr…430

Spec: 9 hour battery life, 10 second boot time, 2x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, SD card slot, bluetooth 4.0, 100gb of free Google Drive storage for 2 years, a weight of just 1.5kg and a thickness of just 0.8 inches.

The Toshiba Chromebook 2 has been announced and on Sale in the US for around £200 with FHD screen but possibly 6 months away from a UK release reddit.com/r/c…te/ . so in the meantime ...

Review: laptopmag.com/rev…spx

Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz
- 2GB RAM + 16GB Flash
- 13.3" LED Display
- Webcam + Bluetooth
- Battery up to 8h30min
- Google Chrome OS

Laptop, Toshiba, Chromebook, Chrome, Chrome OS

34 Comments

Thinking about getting one of these chromebooks.......
I never use my laptop as a computer........ just use it for the internet, catchup tv and uploading my pics from my camera.
I assume one of these are just as good as my laptop for this use ?

Original Poster

The first two should be good just tested out iPlayer, 4OD, ITV Player all good.
As for your pictures as along as you camera is saving jpgs onto an SD card you should be good. Not so sure you'll be able to connect via USB to the camera though.

in be4 sum1 mentions minecraft

pants

The first two should be good just tested out iPlayer, 4OD, ITV Player all … The first two should be good just tested out iPlayer, 4OD, ITV Player all good.As for your pictures as along as you camera is saving jpgs onto an SD card you should be good. Not so sure you'll be able to connect via USB to the camera though.



Hmmm, so don't these chromebooks have usb then ?..... I also use usb for charging stuff.

I see they do have usb...... just wont connect with the camera like Windows does ?

Original Poster

They do have USB and will charge phones, just plugged mine to test. But for you to "see" a mobile device in Windows it will probably need to install a driver and those drivers are not available for Chromebooks more here though there are a number of chrome photo editing apps available.

Supported device list.

Personally our's gets used all the time for surfing, typing stuff up in Google Docs, the big win is the fact that the most you have to wait for it to start up is 10 seconds and if you leave it in standby it's on soon as you've opened the lid.

Edited by: "pants" 15th Oct 2014

pants

They do have USB and will charge phones, just plugged mine to test. But … They do have USB and will charge phones, just plugged mine to test. But for you to "see" the device in Windows it will probably need to install a driver and those drivers are not available for Chromebooks more here and here Supported device list.



Ok thanks....... would probably annoy me that.
Maybe i'll just stick to a laptop then.

Original Poster

Biker Jeff

Ok thanks....... would probably annoy me that.Maybe i'll just stick to a … Ok thanks....... would probably annoy me that.Maybe i'll just stick to a laptop then.



No worries happy to help.

Thank you. Very useful information. Annoying that we in the UK have to wait so long after US release for the Toshiba Chromebook 2.

I bought one of these on sunday, was dispatched monday and arrived Tuesday! Superb condition for a refurb and its direct from Toshiba with the same standard 12 month warranty as a new product. Only problem being that the 100GB google drive storage on mine had already been redeemed (Although its only £1.25 a month if you wanna buy it yourself), I did however get the 2 free months of Google Unlimited Music. Its a great little devices, the only thing that could make it better would be a backlit keyboard

Warnoq

I bought one of these on sunday, was dispatched monday and arrived … I bought one of these on sunday, was dispatched monday and arrived Tuesday! Superb condition for a refurb and its direct from Toshiba with the same standard 12 month warranty as a new product. Only problem being that the 100GB google drive storage on mine had already been redeemed (Although its only £1.25 a month if you wanna buy it yourself), I did however get the 2 free months of Google Unlimited Music. Its a great little devices, the only thing that could make it better would be a backlit keyboard



Hmm.. Shame about loosing the 100GB. Are you don't get that?

Also, how do you find the screen?

Bear in mind that this is the 1st gen Toshiba Chromebook.

Toshiba have replaced it with their Chromebook 2which has a much better IPS 1080p screen, more ram and faster processor etc. I would be inclined to give this particular deal a miss and paying the extra £50 for the Chromebook 2.

toshiba.co.uk/pre…-2/

uk.pcmag.com/lap…k-2


Edited by: "Picard123" 20th Oct 2014

Ergates

Also, how do you find the screen?


I think you just open the lid, and the screen is on the underside of that...

Picard123

Bear in mind that this is the 1st gen Toshiba Chromebook.Toshiba have … Bear in mind that this is the 1st gen Toshiba Chromebook.Toshiba have replaced it with their Chromebook 2 which has a much better IPS 1080p screen, more ram and faster processor etc. I would be inclined to give this particular deal a miss and paying the extra £50 for the Chromebook 2. http://uk.pcmag.com/laptops/36700/review/toshiba-cb35-b3340-chromebook-2



is it available in the uk?

Also interested but waiting around for the 1080p Chromebook 2.

WillieGophar

I think you just open the lid, and the screen is on the underside of … I think you just open the lid, and the screen is on the underside of that...



https://www.recruiter.com/i/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Shocked-surprised-man-looking-at-laptop-computer.jpg X)

xicosm

is it available in the uk?



It will be - but the article below suggests not until Q1 2015.....

trustedreviews.com/tos…iew

They also say that the screen is better than the one on the current Macbook Air. Definately the one to go for IMO - thin, light, long(ish) battery life and an IPS 1080p screen.


Edited by: "Picard123" 20th Oct 2014

skykid3

in be4 sum1 mentions minecraft



and...

Note regarding the misinformation below - any modern camera (DSLR, P&S, etc) will operate as a mass storage device when connected by USB. The experience on a chromebook won't differ from that on Windows/OSX/Linux. You'll still be able to access photos via USB using a suitable editor. You will also be able copy them to local storage and/or to a cloud backup provider.

Biker Jeff

Ok thanks....... would probably annoy me that.Maybe i'll just stick to a … Ok thanks....... would probably annoy me that.Maybe i'll just stick to a laptop then.

looks like a really good deal tbh, the newer version has the improved screen which is a big plus, but the processor isn't much better if at all.

Banned

My 5 year old Asus netbook has a sim card slot and as it's coming to the end of it's life I'd like something with a sim card slot too but I haven't seen any.
Can anyone suggest a replacement with this feature please?


Sheesh! It was hard wording that in such a way that any replies are likely to be more helpful than funny.

Original Poster

Just to respond to the above.

Apologies, I didn't have a lot of time and didn't want to be held responsible for someone buying something that wouldn't work for them; When I tested it out with the variety of phones in the house I was using the USB3 port retesting on a USB2 port is a different story ;-/

If your camera has mass storage mode that will work. However when I plugged my Nexus 5 in there was nothing a HTC One M7 worked fine. Google disabled Mass Storage on Android from Jellybean (4.1), though Samsung continue to enable it in their phones.

As mentioned in the OP the Toshiba CB2 is up to 6 months away from a UK release. For sure the 1080p screen will definitely make things crisper.



Edited by: "pants" 20th Oct 2014

Picard123

Bear in mind that this is the 1st gen Toshiba Chromebook.Toshiba have … Bear in mind that this is the 1st gen Toshiba Chromebook.Toshiba have replaced it with their Chromebook 2 which has a much better IPS 1080p screen, more ram and faster processor etc. I would be inclined to give this particular deal a miss and paying the extra £50 for the Chromebook 2. http://www.toshiba.co.uk/press/releases/toshiba-chromebook-2/http://uk.pcmag.com/laptops/36700/review/toshiba-cb35-b3340-chromebook-2



Just so you know its a slower processor but less power hungry so better nattery life, its a Bay Trial instead of Haswell.

Bought one for my friend and her kids....they love it. Kids are doing homework and all sorts of things. The only thing is that when printing she emails the kids work to the iPad which does the wifi printing thing as you need a google docs compatible printer.

Hmm maybe for Christmas, do you think this has SSD hard drive?

pants

Just to respond to the above. Apologies, I didn't have a lot of time and … Just to respond to the above. Apologies, I didn't have a lot of time and didn't want to be held responsible for someone buying something that wouldn't work for them; When I tested it out with the variety of phones in the house I was using the USB3 port retesting on a USB2 port is a different story ;-/If your camera has mass storage mode that will work. However when I plugged my Nexus 5 in there was nothing a HTC One M7 worked fine. Google disabled Mass Storage on Android from Jellybean (4.1), though Samsung continue to enable it in their phones. As mentioned in the OP the Toshiba CB2 is up to 6 months away from a UK release. For sure the 1080p screen will definitely make things crisper.



MTP support is in the Beta branch of ChromeOS, so if it isn't enabled in the stable version yet, it soon will be. Then your Nexus should work fine as well.

Original Poster

crazybbqlover

Hmm maybe for Christmas, do you think this has SSD hard drive?



This has a 16GB SSD

Original Poster

Get 7-8 hours already from the Haswell Celeron in the HP 14" not sure I'd trade that for the slightly lower performance of the Bay Trail/CB2?

haritori

Just so you know its a slower processor but less power hungry so better … Just so you know its a slower processor but less power hungry so better nattery life, its a Bay Trial instead of Haswell.



Edited by: "pants" 20th Oct 2014

Original Poster

PurplePerson

MTP support is in the Beta branch of ChromeOS, so if it isn't enabled in … MTP support is in the Beta branch of ChromeOS, so if it isn't enabled in the stable version yet, it soon will be. Then your Nexus should work fine as well.



I'm on the Beta Stream the MTP worked for the HTC One but not the Nexus 5 :-(

Its about £190.00 to import including all VAT, Duty Delivery etc from Amazon.com for a brand new 1080p Chromebook 2 due to be released soon in the states..

jamdog30

Bought one for my friend and her kids....they love it. Kids are doing … Bought one for my friend and her kids....they love it. Kids are doing homework and all sorts of things. The only thing is that when printing she emails the kids work to the iPad which does the wifi printing thing as you need a google docs compatible printer.



I have had the Toshiba Chromebook for 3 months or so and am more than pleased with it.

For the printing side of things, depending on your printer, as an alternative to a Windows PC, you can use a Raspberry Pi to be a cloud print server. This is what I use to print to an Epson Stylus Office BX525WD. And when the Pi is not used as a cloud print server, I reboot it as an XBMC media centre. Its not blistering fast, but saves having to copy files via email to print to another machine. The Pi takes a bit of setting up, but there are web sites which describe the process.
Hope that helps

Original Poster

Pluun

My 5 year old Asus netbook has a sim card slot and as it's coming to the … My 5 year old Asus netbook has a sim card slot and as it's coming to the end of it's life I'd like something with a sim card slot too but I haven't seen any.Can anyone suggest a replacement with this feature please?Sheesh! It was hard wording that in such a way that any replies are likely to be more helpful than funny.



[edit] There are now some peach HP 14-Q014SA refurbs on the Argos Ebay outlet - price is not that great and TBH given the colour I'd expect them to be £20 less than the silver model not £20 more. It doesn't say so on the listing, but model number matches ties up to a 3G enabled version which comes with a Data Pass SIM inside. I'd assume you could replace it with your own SIM perhaps if you get in touch with them they can confirm both points? This model should get updates from Google until November 2018

Alternatively have you thought about just a getting a MiFi for your SIM and using it that way?





Edited by: "pants" 21st Oct 2014

haritori

Just so you know its a slower processor but less power hungry so better … Just so you know its a slower processor but less power hungry so better nattery life, its a Bay Trial instead of Haswell.



Good point. On paper, almost certainly likely to be slower then. Strange choice for a 1080p screen :-/

reddit.com/r/c…to/

That said, here's hoping....

youtube.com/wat…PXc

youtube.com/wat…XRE

Edited by: "Picard123" 22nd Oct 2014

pants

[edit] There are now some peach HP 14-Q014SA refurbs on the Argos Ebay … [edit] There are now some peach HP 14-Q014SA refurbs on the Argos Ebay outlet - price is not that great and TBH given the colour I'd expect them to be £20 less than the silver model not £20 more. It doesn't say so on the listing, but model number matches ties up to a 3G enabled version which comes with a Data Pass SIM inside. I'd assume you could replace it with your own SIM perhaps if you get in touch with them they can confirm both points? This model should get updates from Google until November 2018Alternatively have you thought about just a getting a MiFi for your SIM and using it that way?



I got that model recently from very for £209 brand new so not a great price at all. They are about £230 most places.
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