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Toshiba CB35-B3340 13.3 Inch Chromebook (Intel Celeron 4GB 16GB SSD Silver) Full HD-Screen by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Toshiba CB35-B3340 13.3 Inch Chromebook (Intel Celeron, 4GB, 16GB SSD, Silver) Full HD-Screen
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 1058 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 6.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Color4.8   above average
Weight4.7   average
Price4.4   average
Packaging4.3   average
Battery4.2   average
Quality4.2   average
Speed4.1   average
Setting3.9   average
Boot3.8   average
Cost3.5   below average
Case3.3   below average
Connection3.2   average
Power3.2   average
Read3.1   average
Windows2.9   below average
Service1.9   below average
Warranty1.2   average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Battery

Battery:
"I won't go into the product specific details as I am not much of a spec expert when it comes to these things; but I read up on several reviews and the general gist I got was that even if the processor is not that powerful as in earlier models, the IPS screen and good battery life make it a good compromise."
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"Beautiful screen, lightweight, and pretty good battery life...only negative i have after using it for 2 months would be a slight problem when playing hd video, there is a slight choppiness to the video from time to time, even when this occurs it is not that bad...i would definitely recommend this laptop for someone who is looking to stay under the $300 mark."
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"First a little history about me, I was a Pixel owner who gave it up because of the horrible battery life (literally 2-3 hours)."
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"The main complaint I've seen of this model is the battery life."
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"It starts up and shuts down in what seems like an instant, it doesnt get bogged down with stupid fussy programs, the battery lasts a long time, and with google cloud services I can do everything I need with it."
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"I purchased my wife an Acer C720 Chromebook a year ago as she was constantly complaining about our Dell (Windows) laptop that was always out of battery, needed a reboot, or having some virus protection update issue."
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"The best battery reading I ever got, after running battery to zero and charging to 100%, was 5.53 hours."
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"Fantastic display (really, really fantastic), very comfortable keyboard (something no 11.6 chromebook can boast; I tried a few of them before I got this one, and they all felt cramped and icky to a touch-typist like me), great battery life, 4GB of RAM so it doesn't get laggy with a bunch of windows open, fanless (despite which, it still runs plenty cool to sit on your lap, unlike my Macbook which will burn your legs), etc."
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"Pleased with it, the battery life is one of the great aspects of this chromebook."
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"Very good overall performance and battery life."
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"It's (relatively) cheap, lightweight, has excellent battery life, boasts an amazing screen, and can perform most (but not all) the functions I require from a laptop."
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Boot

Boot:
"It's so much more convenient than turning on my WIndows laptop, waiting some absurd amount of time for it to boot up, and then waiting even longer for it to become useable."
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"Screen failure straight out of box on first set up boot."
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"If you already use Chrome browser, you'll be happy to know that all your settings will appear without any prompt or set up (favorites passwords etc).The boot time is also ridiculous."
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"A con for advanced users:- I was not able to boot Linux off a USB stick."
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"As I am primarily using this chromebook as my work study portable laptop it fits perfectly in both my briefcase (with the cable and mouse) and with its fast boot and fanless design make it ideal for on-the-go types."
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"Boots easily and hassle free browsing."
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"Plus all of the usual nice things of Chromebook (fast boot, easy software, etc)Cons: Hard sharp edges on the device."
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"Boots fast, good screen, good battery, easy to use"
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"I got this primarily for taking notes in class (and assumed I'd continue to use my older laptop as my primary computer), but I expect I'll be using it for lots of everyday tasks as well (it's so easy to carry around the house and it boots up so quickly)! "
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Case

Case:
"I'm not kidding: it's surprisingly good.3) Some have observed that the case is plasticky and that the micro-pebble texture is kinda weird."
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"The delete key is missing, in this case replaced with a power button."
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"I considered spending the money for a Macbook, but I thought that since I am mainly using it for college, this should suffice, and worst case I can just buy a Macbook later."
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"-better sound than most laptops-nice trackpad-good keyboard-fast wirelessCons:-I dislike the rough texture of the case."
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"Great screen, really nice keyboard, it's not heavy and has a good looking case."
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"I'd rather get a laptop with a cheap case that has a brilliant screen, than a nice case with a crappy screen... trust me this ain't no pig with lipstick on it!"
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"If you buy this device, get a very good case for it! "
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"I'm not kidding: it's surprisingly good.3) Some have observed that the case is plasticky and that the micro-pebble texture is kinda weird."
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"I purchased a small Logitech wireless mouse, and have the Evecase Ultra-Portable carrying case with handle to hold the Chromebook, as well as the power cord and a flashdriveThe new Toshibia Chromebook has the best combination of features, with the HD screen being the standout feature."
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"works well with case logic 13.1 inch case."
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Color

Color:
"It's fast, really fastCONS: It change wifi network with no advice, always jumping from one network to other, looks like a gsm handover, and sometimes connect to slower networks i don't wantPRO: Nice colors on displayCONS: Display reflects the light, mirror effect, not strong like other laps, but it's not matte finishedPRO: Really light, stay cold, even if we live in caribePRO: For the price, it's the BEST choice you can do, it's the best chromebook i usedCONS: Installing lot of extensions on chrome, change behavior of the lap, chrome fails to evaluate html and css, showing lines on websitesPRO: I love the lapCONS: I don't like chrome OS."
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"crystal clear, amazing colors, super bright."
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"For the money, and even price aside, this thing is great:1) The display is remarkably good: as sharp as the Apple Retina, brighter than the Retina, colors saturated but not Technicolor Schmirpy, and with such a remarkably full spectrum from black black to white white that it pops right off the screen.2) The sound from the internal speakers is the best I've heard from a laptop since my 17 MacBook Pro."
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"It's bright, with rich colors and great viewing angles."
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"1. just like the other reviews, it has a very nice bright sharp display with some really nice accurate colors."
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"And, I am really glad I made a smart choice and saved myself almost $700.Here are the pros that made me to buy this Chromebook:- Very good design in beautiful silver color- 13.3-inch which works very good on planes (Economy class anyway)- 1080p HD screen- Affordable price tagIf any one of the above four pros was not the case, I wouldn't have bought it."
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Connection

Connection:
"With the accent and often noisy connection it can be very hard to understand both the email address you need to send pictures to and the subject line you must use."
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"My only problem with it is that it CAN NOT connect to the my school's wifi..."
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"So I guess 5 stars for the actual chromebook1 star for the CHROME OS SYSTEM < Due to it NOT being able to connect to all internet wifi systemBEWARE CUNY COLLEGE STUDENTS!"
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"My H-P Chrome laptop battery died, a replacement battery was rather expensive $99 and installation would have been problematic - likely resulting in damage to connections and or components."
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"It's fast, really fastCONS: It change wifi network with no advice, always jumping from one network to other, looks like a gsm handover, and sometimes connect to slower networks i don't wantPRO: Nice colors on displayCONS: Display reflects the light, mirror effect, not strong like other laps, but it's not matte finishedPRO: Really light, stay cold, even if we live in caribePRO: For the price, it's the BEST choice you can do, it's the best chromebook i usedCONS: Installing lot of extensions on chrome, change behavior of the lap, chrome fails to evaluate html and css, showing lines on websitesPRO: I love the lapCONS: I don't like chrome OS."
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"I didn't realize this was even a thing, but I figured I would need to connect a mouse for browsing, as I hate the touchpad scroll bars."
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"If its an internet wifi based system it should not have any problems connecting to the internet and wifi!"
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"CRD works really well if you have fast internet connections on both ends, and it is perfectly usable remotely with little to no delay."
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"With this computer you can easily get 6+ hours of battery life or up to 5 if you are watching movies or heavy web browsing, it's super light and portable so you can take it with you wherever you go, just take into account that in order to get the most outta it you need a steady internet connection and I highly recommend to use all Google's enviroment (Drive, Photos, GMail, etc...), in addition to all this you have an HDMI output in case you want to plug it to a bigger screen, one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0 an a SD card reader that made my life so much easier."
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"It is sleek and slinder, fast and the fact that it is connected to your email is awesome!"
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"It would be nice to simply connect to any printer via the cloud rather than have to go through my Mac."
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Cost

Cost:
"Strange problem, but worth the pain considering it's just a fraction of the cost of a MacBook"
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"While it is obviously not built as well as the Mac it is nonetheless very nicely built for the cost."
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"The colors are crisp and viewing angles are good, not the greatest, but better than most low cost computers."
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"I wasn't expecting a great keyboard on a low cost laptop like this, but the keyboard is a joy."
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"If you judge this thing by appearance, you would find it hard to believe this costs only $329."
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"If you can do with a smaller screen, the new Asus Chromebook Flip is probably better for less cost, but for a 13 inch Chromebook, the Toshiba is an excellent value."
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"In terms of cost, this Chromebook is much easier on the wallet! "
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"Light, great battery life, and GREAT screen, especially for the cost."
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"I think that it is a very good product with excellent cost performance."
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"I have had very good experiences with my previous 2 Toshiba laptops and the currently using one with windows 7.. this chromebook looks and feels very upmarket considering the low cost.. Its surprisingly good looking and having good built quality !"
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Packaging

Packaging:
"It looks like a manufacturing defect, as no damage visible on packaging."
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"I was planning to get the 4GB model to replace my HP Chromebook 14 (4GB Haswell model) so I would have the nicer 1080P IPS screen and a lighter package, but I was disappointed."
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"Packaging was rough and i was surprised it arrived without damage."
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"Toshiba really put a nice package together and the screen size is perfect."
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"You'll get all of the benefits of Chrome in a great looking, great performing package."
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"It offers good use for the price in a simple but stylish package."
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"I get the package, pretty simple, ready to use right out of the box."
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Power

Power:
"The delete key is missing, in this case replaced with a power button."
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"My only criticism is that it doesn't have enough graphics processing power to play Netflix."
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"But unfortunately, after about 4 month it simply won't power on."
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"Power cord broke first use--Contacted seller and have no t gotten a response."
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"Bottom line: I used to be a power user, and I'm very fussy about display quality."
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"Don't know if it's related to the processor (likely more the graphics power) but mine will not smoothly play 1080p Youtube videos."
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"I'm not a power user but this chromebbok is an excellent tool."
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"I purchased a small Logitech wireless mouse, and have the Evecase Ultra-Portable carrying case with handle to hold the Chromebook, as well as the power cord and a flashdriveThe new Toshibia Chromebook has the best combination of features, with the HD screen being the standout feature."
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"Pros- Screen on the HD IPS Model - among the best screens I've ever seen on a laptop at any price- Nice looking and lightweight laptop that is an excellent value- Fast boot-up- 8 hours of battery life, charges fairly fastCons- Is plasticky- Not the fastest most capable Chromebook, but works just fine for most of what I need- Using Bluetooth for audio results in some audio drops - I think this has to do with the limited power of the processor used in the ToshibaAll-in-all, this is a great laptop."
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"Pity no other manufacturers have realized that ugly and heavy power supplies with huge cords are outdated."
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"The only thing I was a little skeptical about was the ability to really do 1080p well with such little proc power and onboard graphics."
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Price

Price:
"And then they quoted me a repair price of $250, and then told me if I had bought the extended 'no fault' warranty they would have repaired it."
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"The decision wasn't that complicated considering that Windows 7 laptops are hard to find at a decent price, Windows 8 is not good and Windows 10 is already having many issues from what I have read."
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"In fact, if you've only got $300 to spend then you're better off with a chromebook than with any of the terrible Windows devices available at that price point."
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"The materials feel cheap and flimsy, it is not as sturdy as the first generation Toshiba CB."
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"i previously purchased the asus chromebook 13.3 and was not happy the keyboard,the whole hardware felt cheap."
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"Bought this as a cheap replacement for a dead windows laptop."
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"But I think this little machine deserves at least one, we love it, cheap, screen is gorgeus, you open it and is always ready for you, I would say is very very fast with chrome (and that is not usual, lol, chrome has gotten so big and stuffed that is not light anymore), for someone who needs to be online, no local specific running programs, eventual document sheets editing, printing and all is just perfect, light, last longs and charges fast."
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"Such a great fast computer for the price."
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"Amazing computer for the price."
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"I really do like the design, price, light weight, and great graphics but it just doesn't fit my needs as a student."
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"I was in the market for a chromebook and did a lot of research to try and pick the best one for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Also the thermal compound used is complete junk, and of very very low quality!"
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"At first I was a bit disappointed with the build quality..."
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"Toshiba should take note of all the complaints concerning this screen and make some serious quality improvements on the screen."
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"- I find the web cam quality to be horrible (-1 star)."
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"I don't understand why Toshiba managed to build such a good quality laptop and throw in a nasty web cam."
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"The build quality felt flimsy and the texture was prone to picking up grime."
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"Solid beautiful build quality."
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"The more I use it and enjoy the speediness, the ability to multi-task, the sound quality and the screen quality--all in a lightweight package--the less I can understand why people are still paying $2000+ for a computer that needs to be replaced every couple of years."
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"Screen quality good."
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"Let me just say, the screen quality was great...as long as I used a magnifying glass."
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"I ended up purchasing the Toshiba Chromebook 2 due to the beautiful screen (puts my Dell to shame), 4GB of RAM, and the design (dimpled lid and base, great build quality)."
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Read

Read:
"First, I haven't been able to get it to read anything externally -- not my camera, not my phone, nothing."
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"I WISH I had read the reviews about this screen problem before I bought this!"
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"So far no problems as I have read when i browsed all the negative reviews, ie cracked screens and pixel problems!"
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"Its hard to see and read."
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"The screen is fantastic - it is bright with excellent viewing angles and of such high definition that some text content can appear so small as to be hard to read."
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"Some online reviews still consider it the best Chromebook, when considering all Chromebook factors (price included) to this recent date (May 2015).Some say that the HD 1080p resolution setting makes it hard to read while browsing being that the screen is 13.3, but the simple solution is to just make the resolution one step lower and it still looks amazing and crystal clear."
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"Warning to all: please read the people who have 1 2 star reviews - it appears we are all having the same issue with this particular computer and it appears Toshiba is a shotty company to begin with."
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"So far no problems as I have read when i browsed all the negative reviews, ie cracked screens and pixel problems!"
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"Everything so good as what I read on peoples reviews."
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"Since it's a 13.3 screen I increase font size to make it easier to read for me."
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"Please bare in mind as you read this, if you dont already know, that chromebooks are not regular laptops, they do not have the ability to run your mac or pc games because they run their own OS based on linux."
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Service

Service:
"Worst customer service routes you to different people and wont help."
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"I am a CUNY student and this chromebook, well the Chrome OS system is not compatible with the CUNY internet wifi service..What is the point for me to have bought this?"
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").I'm done with Toshiba and their terrible service."
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"Toshiba customer service has been disappointing."
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"Terrible customer service"
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"After that I was ready to throw it out even under warranty because Toshiba's customer service was terrible."
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"Amazon customer service, who I've only had to call twice in 10 years and 100 orders, has been amazing as always."
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"Amazon's customer service was great as usual."
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"As I familiarize myself with all the google services it becomes much more clear how efficient and useful my Chrome book is."
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"Amazon services is as good as always."
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"Chromebook provides superior integration with all Google web services."
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Setting

Setting:
"You have been warned: tech support's answer for everything is to return your computer to factory settings, and you will run into problems now and then, there is no point in having much hard drive space because you will wipe it from time to time."
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"Some online reviews still consider it the best Chromebook, when considering all Chromebook factors (price included) to this recent date (May 2015).Some say that the HD 1080p resolution setting makes it hard to read while browsing being that the screen is 13.3, but the simple solution is to just make the resolution one step lower and it still looks amazing and crystal clear."
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"Overall it was ok, the only problem I had was finding the settings and not having many options to customize."
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"The screen is set to middling brightness on auto, and when you turn it up to a brighter setting, the already slow-ish processor slows down even more."
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"Most of the Settings (they missed the international English keyboard and the second language of Spanish)."
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"The nice thing is that all your settings go with you and powerwash takes about as long as an older PC does just to turn on."
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"If you already use Chrome browser, you'll be happy to know that all your settings will appear without any prompt or set up (favorites passwords etc).The boot time is also ridiculous."
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"I'm much more interested in a light and durable device that I don't worry about setting on concrete, a messy table, etc."
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"While I'm still setting this up I am finding it pretty intuitive and easy to navigate."
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"Yes, at finest resolution the interface is too tiny for older eyes, but settings are easy to access so I use 1536 x 864 for everything except video."
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Speed

Speed:
"I don't know what people are talking about when they complain about speed."
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"Even with the 4 gig of memory model, this is JUST slow enough opening more than a few tabs to be really annoying."
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"What's the point in a nice screen if the machine is frustratingly slow to use."
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"The performance feels a bit slower than my Acer C720, which is disappointing."
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"There's been some criticism from some reviewers with regard to performance accessing large PDF's."
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"The HP 11 has an IPS display, but has a slow CPU (another problem with the HP 11 is the micro-USB charger port which is not very reliable)."
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"Far above my expectations- its fast light and reliable."
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"But I think this little machine deserves at least one, we love it, cheap, screen is gorgeus, you open it and is always ready for you, I would say is very very fast with chrome (and that is not usual, lol, chrome has gotten so big and stuffed that is not light anymore), for someone who needs to be online, no local specific running programs, eventual document sheets editing, printing and all is just perfect, light, last longs and charges fast."
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"Such a great fast computer for the price."
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"Beautiful screen, solid performance, nice keyboard and great return on investment! "
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"Chrome book is a great experience on: speed, performance and simplicity."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"I had a painful process calling into warranty who requested a photo."
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"I have very little hope, based on the other 1 star reviews, that Toshiba will honor the warranty and will claim damage based on a photo."
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"We had a very polite conversation in which he indicated that this type of failure means an internal crack and those are damage not a defect thus no warranty coverage."
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"And then they quoted me a repair price of $250, and then told me if I had bought the extended 'no fault' warranty they would have repaired it."
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"I have passed the point of warranty, but I would advise that anyone else who has these problems within the first month of purchase return their computer immediately and get a new one."
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"After that I was ready to throw it out even under warranty because Toshiba's customer service was terrible."
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"After calling them twice I they told me that there was nothing they could do because it's not under warranty and the damage was my fault."
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"After I explained the issue I was having the very first thing out of the representatives mouth was Well, that probably won't be covered by your warranty!"
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"Consider a secondary warranty or purchase using a credit card with good consumer protection."
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"However, good luck getting a hinge repaired under warranty."
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Weight

Weight:
"If I can not connect this system to optimum wifi through technical support I WILL RETURN THIS LIGHT WEIGHT CONFUSED SYSTEM!"
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"Beautiful screen, lightweight, and pretty good battery life...only negative i have after using it for 2 months would be a slight problem when playing hd video, there is a slight choppiness to the video from time to time, even when this occurs it is not that bad...i would definitely recommend this laptop for someone who is looking to stay under the $300 mark."
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"Other than the HD screen and the weight, this machine is useless."
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"The screen is bright and crisp, pages load quickly even tho I was worried about the processor, and the size and weight make this computer very portable."
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"It's fairly lightweight and meets the requirements of being able to get to Google Docs, do research, and write papers and reports well at school."
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"I really do like the design, price, light weight, and great graphics but it just doesn't fit my needs as a student."
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"It's (relatively) cheap, lightweight, has excellent battery life, boasts an amazing screen, and can perform most (but not all) the functions I require from a laptop."
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"It is so light weight...great traveling with it."
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"Was looking for something lightweight and nice looking for grad school, but I couldn't find any standard Windows laptops for under $700, and they all had issues."
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Windows

Windows:
"I have had alot of laptops,tablets etc..My last was a terrible HP with windows 8 and all those Microsoft boxes scattered on the screen like I dropped a deck of cards and most of them were useless."
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"It's so much more convenient than turning on my WIndows laptop, waiting some absurd amount of time for it to boot up, and then waiting even longer for it to become useable."
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"The decision wasn't that complicated considering that Windows 7 laptops are hard to find at a decent price, Windows 8 is not good and Windows 10 is already having many issues from what I have read."
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"I used to have all those annoying malware programs infecting my windows laptop all the time."
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"I'm able to download pretty much any app to handle programs that windows offers."
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"This is truly a great product that puts Windows on notice."
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"Please avoid the plethora of $200 Windows 10 laptops."
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"This model also features 4 gigabytes of RAM for keeping things running smoothly when more windows are open."
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"The speaker is very good as well and better than any laptop(windows included) I've ever had."
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