Review: Toshiba Chromebook 2

We haven’t spent a whole lot of time using Chromebooks, but they’re definitely a viable alternative to picking a side in the never-ending Windows vs. Mac debate. For the majority of people a capable Chromebook is more than enough to accomplish all the things they need to get done on a laptop, without the complicated maintenance tasks you sometimes find building up on a full PC. The Toshiba Chromebook 2 is an excellent example of why many people could benefit from a simpler machine running Chrome OS.

Firstly, the price is a major factor. You can get hold of the Toshiba Chromebook 2 for under £200 and it packs in all the features you could possibly want. With 4GB of RAM, plus integrated HD graphics and an i3 processor all courtesy of Intel, it’s basically impossible to overwork Chrome OS to a point beyond this machine’s capacity. You won’t notice any speed difference between using this or one of the most expensive, high-end Chromebooks on the market.

Another major selling point is the 13.3 inch screen. It actually features a resolution slightly above 1080p and the display is extremely sharp, making it pretty much the best in its class. You might notice a bit of glare on the screen which can be frustrating, but this isn’t necessarily a major issue and certainly shouldn’t be a deal breaker when lined up against the benefits. Did we mention this is more or less the best Chromebook you can buy?

Just in case you still don’t believe us, we recommend finding one of these in a shop and giving it a try before you buy. It looks amazing and you would think to look at it that the price tag would be higher. Yes, there are cheaper Chromebooks out there, but considering how tough it would be to top the specs on this one, we think it’s worth every penny.

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