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15May/16

Toshiba CB35- B3340, 13.3-inch Chromebook

Toshiba CB35 B3340, 13.3 inch Chromebook

As phones are becoming more and more the go-to device for all the computing needs of a consumer, computers have had to incorporate more and more features that provide a user experience that is mobile and one-of-a-kind. It is in this space that the Toshiba CB35 B3340 13.3-inch Chromebook really shines

Toshiba CB35- B3340, 13.3-inch Chromebook

 

One of the main reasons for the pricing of laptops is the cost of the original operating system (OS); roughly 10% to 25% of the price is the cost of the OS. Basically, consumers were paying for something intangible. Using the open source Google Chrome OS, Chromebooks are able to pass on the cost-savings on OS to the customers. This is a major selling point of the Chromebooks. In addition, Google provides free automatic updates including anti-virus software updates to the Chrome OS that further increase the savings. This automatic update feature make Chromebook an attractive choice in corporate offices to eliminate the money spent on IT support teams.

Microsoft and Apple have taken note of this model of open source operating systems and are starting to adapt it into their own flagship products. However, the cost of the Windows laptops and MacBook remains high as they run on an OS that demand high-end hardware and technical specifications. Chromebooks on the other hand continue to be very affordable while providing the consumer with a great user experience. And to sweeten the deal, Google offers a 100GB of free online cloud storage, and trial access to Google Play streaming service with the purchase of a new Chromebook.

All these factors have made Chromebooks a strong competitor to Windows laptops and MacBooks. The Toshiba CB35-B3340 13.3- inch Chromebook is ranked as one of the best photo editing laptops by Laptop runner, an archive of laptop-buying guides and reviews online. Here are a few features that set it apart:

Display

The 13.3 inch screen with full HD and high resolution display of 1920×1080 pixels make Toshiba Chromebook 13.30 one of the top choices for best laptop photo editing. The clarity of images ensures a fantastic photo edit and overall good finish. The colors, contrast, depth, saturation, brightness are as close to natural as it gets. Black is black, literally! This makes the viewing experience top notch and a perfect tool for photographers.

Best Laptop for Photo Editing

Performance

The Toshiba 13.3 Chromebook 2 has quick boot times.  It comprises of a 2.58GHz Intel Celeron Haswell N2840 processor that provides speedy and powerful processing and 4GB RAM that makes the CPU even faster. The new RAM is an upgrade from the 2GB RAM that is the standard size in other laptops with comparable prices. As a result of the extra RAM in the laptop, the browsing is seamless and audio and video streaming experience is smooth. The additional memory makes uploading and editing of professional quality images and videos seamless.

Battery Life

Usually, the performance of laptops is compromised by giving up battery life or some other key feature which is not the case with Toshiba Chromebook 2. It has an impressive battery life of over 9 hours that make it portable and suitable for long editing sessions. In contrast, the average battery life of comparable Chromebooks is a mere 5 ½ hours.

Ports

There are plenty of ports available on the Toshiba 13.3 Chromebook: One USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, HDMI-out port, Kensington lock slot, headphone jacks, and a SD card reader (that supports multiple SD formats) that are part of the standard configuration. Unlike other Chromebooks, the Toshiba Chromebook 2 has an additional feature – a deeper SD slot that allows the user to leave the SD card inside the Chromebook for an extended period of time.This enables additional memory to the laptop.The multiple ports provide users with the option to connect peripheral devices at the same time and multitask.

Speakers and Keyboard

The laptop comes with stereo speakers designed by Skull Candy that provide high-end sound for an affordable laptop. The 13.3 Chromebook is the first Chromebook that comes with branded speakers. The full-size Chromebook keyboard has a typical layout with chiclet keys.It is more intuitive than a windows keyboard with a row of chrome functional keys that replace the regular F1-F12 keys. A discrete Google search key also replaces the Caps lock key.

Bottom Line

The HD display, premium speakers, the lightweight and overall smaller size are few of the pros of the Toshiba 13.3 Chromebook 2. It comes with a 1 year warranty. However, this particular laptop market segment has become highly competitive swarming with numerous Chromebooks that are either cheaper than Toshiba Chromebook or at the same price but provide additional features such as a touch screen. The bottom line is that unless you are a lifelong loyal customer to Toshiba, there is other Chromebooks in the market that provide better value.