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"Chromebooks, the Pixel excluded, all have mediocre screens. Indeed, most cheap laptops do. That's why this screen is such a revelation. It's not just a cheap Full HD panel, either. This is an IPS display with all the benefits that brings. Colours in HD videos look crisp and rich, blacks have a sense of depth and everything looks sharper and leaner. It's a bright screen, too, as it tops out at 300 nits, much like more expensive laptops. To get all this on a £250 laptop is totally unexpected and very welcome."

Toshiba Chromebook 2:
Written by: Published: 09/04/2014


"Toshiba bumped up the resolution too, so that you can now get it with a 340-nit, 1,920 x 1,080 IPS panel (the base model still has a 1,366 x 768 display). Depending on the resolution, you can expect either 11.5 hours of battery life on the lower-res version, or nine hours with full HD. In addition, Toshiba added Skullcandy audio. The firm seems proud of it, but after a few minutes of hands-on time, I actually found the sound to be rather tinny (it is loud, though)."

Toshiba Chromebook 2:
Written by: Published: 09/03/2014


"The only downside is that Toshiba's Chromebook 2 doesn't use one of Intel's Haswell chips, as its predecessor did. It steps sideways to a dual-core Bay Trail-based Atom chip, the Celeron N2840, which should be adequate for most basic tasks but includes a weaker GPU and can execute fewer instructions-per-clock than Haswell. Hopefully the higher 2.16GHz (2.58GHz Turbo) clock speed can close the performance gap, and in any case the laptop should feel a fair bit faster than older ARM-based systems like the original Samsung Chromebook and the HP Chromebook 11. Battery life is rated by Toshiba at about 11 hours."

Toshiba Chromebook 2:
Written by: Published: 09/03/2014