Toshiba Chromebook 2 is the successor to the Toshiba Chromebook from early 2014. The lightweight notebook has been refreshed by its maker for better performance and enhanced user experience with the addition of fifth-generation Intel Core processor and LED-backlit keyboard.
Design and Screen
The laptop shows off an attractive and sleek design, which is not often the case for chromebooks. It is somewhat similar in size to the 13-inch Apple MacBook Air, but comes in slightly thicker at 19.3 millimetres.
Toshiba Chromebook 2 has a plastic chassis with silver finish and nicely curved corners. At around 1.35 kg, you should not find it too cumbersome carrying around. The upgraded Chromebook comes with a LED-backlit keyboard, which makes for comfortable typing in poorly-lit or dark settings.
Toshiba Chromebook 2 sports a 13.3-inch diagonal screen with a Full-HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, offering you impressive clarity. The IPS panel makes for decent wide-angle viewing. You may also get an HD display model for lesser price.
Power and Performance
Toshiba has opted to turn things up a notch in terms of performance by providing option of units powered by 5th-generation Intel Core i3 processor – only Intel Celeron processor was made available previously.
Responsiveness is further boosted with the supply of up to 4 GB of RAM. Being a chromebook, the laptop is powered by the lightweight Chrome OS, which is better suited for online use. Be aware that you will not be able to run native applications like Word and Excel since the operating system is browser-based.
In addition to a quality display, Toshiba Chromebook 2 is fitted with superb speakers tuned by Skullcandy for a more immersive experience when watching movies. It will very likely have the same paltry onboard storage of 16 GB as the existing offerings, but you will be able to enjoy free ample storage on Google Drive for two years.
Battery life is expected to be around eight hours and 30 minutes. The Chrome OS-powered laptop features two USB ports (including one USB 3.0), but has no USB Type-C port. Toshiba Chromebook 2 also has an HDMI port, a full-size SD card slot and speedy Wi-Fi 802.11ac.
Pricing and availability
Toshiba Chromebook 2 Notebooks are available in Nigeria. Toshiba Chromebook 2 price in Nigeria starts at around N60,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Toshiba Chromebook 2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Toshiba Chromebook 2 Notebook:
- OS: Chrome OS
- Processor: Intel Celeron or 5th Gen Intel Core i3 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: White
- Dimension: XX x XX x 1.93 cm
- Weight: 1.35 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 13.3-inch TruBrite IPS Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Keyboard: Yes
- Pointing Device: Yes
- Built-in Storage: 16GB or 32GB SDD
- Optical Storage: No (Buy separately)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 1 port
- USB 2.0: No
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): No
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0, LE
- Docking Connector: No
- Secondary Battery Connector: No
- Mobile Broadband: No
- Chrome Web Store
- Battery: –
- Use Time: up to 9 hours