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Toshiba Chromebook 2 US $316.25 (~AU $407) Delivered @ Amazon (3215U, 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD, 13.3" FHD IPS)

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A nicely specced chromebook for the price… 1920x1080 IPS display, 4GB RAM, a decent processor, and a backlit keyboard, perfect for light users.

Screen Size 13.3 inches
Max Screen Resolution 1920X1080 pixels
Processor Intel Celeron 3215U 1.7 GHz
RAM 4 GB
Graphics Coprocessor Mobile Intel HD graphics
Wireless Type 802.11 A/C
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Operating System Chrome
Item Weight 2.9 pounds (1.3kg)
Product Dimensions 8.4 x 12.6 x 0.8 inches
Flash Memory Size 16.0
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

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  • The screen on these are great.

  • Seems like great value for money.

  • Love mine. 10/10. Would buy again

  • can you install windows on these? i know the chromebooks 1 required some fiddling around

  • Been keen on getting a Chromebook myself, waiting for the AUD to pick up a mite.
    An almost identical model is $30 cheaper at Best Buy, so if you have a pal in the USA, could be worth asking for a favour.

    • You mean this? No they are not identical. The Amazon one is CB35-C3300 with Celeron 3215U CPU (i.e. Broadwell) whereas Best Buy one is CB35-B3340 which has Celeron N2840 (i.e. Bay Trail). Very under powered. The Amazon one is much better.

  • I'm writing this comment on the inferior 2gb 720p version, I've had it for a year or so now and it's still fantastic for all I do on a computer, torrents, basic internetting, and some light emulation. Thing is lightning fast most of the time and the build quality is superb, for the price, I couldn't recommend the better version enough.

  • Why can't Canonical organise something similar with Ubuntu on it… I would sacrifice my firstborn for that.

  • Damn I paid $460 delivered from the last Amazon ozbargain deal just over a week ago!!

  • I would buy one in a heartbeat if you could stick Windows or Ubuntu on it.

  • I would appreciate some advice please to help me choose between this and the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 for a similar price.
    I want a small, lightweight notebook to take when travelling. My main usage would be emailing, bill paying, and web-browsing.

    • Any laptop in the world will suffice for that.

    • +1 vote

      Both laptops are good and will fit the purpose well. This laptop has a better screen, the dell has more storage.

      If you want a small laptop, the dell is smaller at 11" compared to this 13.3". Both laptops weigh around the same though.

    • chromebook would be much quicker and less hassle. the screen on this is EPIC as an added bonus, with nice speakers and great battery life

    • No way in hell would you want the chromebook, surely? Doesnt the OS require internet to do most things?

      Spotty internet coverage is a fact of travelling. You'd have a useless laptop.

      Hopefully I'm really really wrong.

      • +2 votes

        You're really wrong. Chrome OS apps all run offline now, with a warning that changes will not be backed up and synced until there is internet.

  • Got one here and love it.
    Apparently you can install Windows! It is quite in-depth though and apparently the backlight keyboard won't work within Windows.
    16GB Storage for Windows most likely wont cut it either. However its more the enough on ChromeOS. I personally wouldn't risk it. I use Windows 10 at work and ChromeOS at home for everything else and its perfect. If you are the user that basically just uses a web browser on Windows anyway, a Chromebook will likely do everything need.

    See here:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/ChrUltrabook

    And see here:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/chrultrabook/comments/49sj52/window...

    Also don't forget to purchase a Australian Figure8 Power cable as seen here:
    http://www.jaycar.com.au/Power-Products-Electrical/Distribut...

    Enjoy. Its really a great laptop. And probably the best Chromebook you can buy at the moment besides the overpriced Dell Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Pixel.

  • I have had one for almost a year now. I love it. The screen is great, battery is pretty decent and it's super fast. I have both Chrome OS and Unbuntu installed on it, I use Unbuntu most of the time.

  • Would this work alright to download torrent files & play movies or better off with the dell deal?

    • +1 vote

      only if you will download to external hdd/etc
      Vlc player is the best choice for movies on it

    • JSTorrent is a java script based program available on GitHub for free which functions more or less the same as any other torrent program. It's pretty fast for me with downloads usually.

      VLC sucks though on ChromeOS…it's just a half assed ARC port of Android VLC, the built in movie player is much better, at least in my experience. As of one of the more recent updates, it can play MKV files and stuff too now, which is sweet, because that was horrible not being able to play them.

  • 16GB wtf

  • just wondering how long can you generally use it for between charges (with good screen brightness, not dimmed right down)?
    thanks

    • +3 votes

      Amazon description claim 8 hours 30 minutes.

      Just searched for 'battery' in the reviews, and here's what it threw up:

      Battery: Once I got linux setup correctly with laptop-mode-tools, I am mind blown. I havn't drained the thing, but I used it all evening on battery last night and was still over 85%. I am betting that with "typical" use I could get a good 10-12 hours, and if I were doing something heavier the entire time maybe 6-8 hours.


      Battery life: 8 hours claimed, more like 5-6 hours in my 'real life' tests and that's good enough.


      Long (5-8hrs) battery life.


      The battery life that I got yesterday was on the order of 6 hours.


      Battery life is every bit of the 9+ hours, but that's mostly surfing (no Netflix and whatnot yet).


      The battery routinely lasts around 8-9 hours with moderately heavy usage, including streaming youtube, netflix and even NHL Gamecenter Live.


      It looks like the battery will last 7 hours and more with mixed use. I just used the device for about 3 hours starting from full charge, almost all of that time watching netflix videos, and the charge reduced to about 56%. With other use, the rate of battery discharge looks significantly slower.

    • +3 votes

      i have an acer chromebook and the battery life around 8 hrz movies/internet

  • Is it straightforward to plug in an external hard drive on the chrome operating system? Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question but I have no idea about it.

    • +2 votes

      Yeah shouln't be a problem using an external hard drive.

    • It most certainly is, however, if you format the drive to the Chrome computer it will be on the same file system thing as Windows (I think FAT32 but I don't know the name), and you won't be able to copy shit onto the hard drive from a Mac…but if you format it on a Mac (if you need a Mac, you know) then the drive will work on OSX, Windows, and Chrome perfectly.

      tl;dr, any old HDD should work a treat on it.

  • I got an Acer chromebook from last year deal, which just 2gb ram, but it pretty smooth after many tabs opening.
    That one just AUD 160 delivered from Amazon.

  • I'd recommend installing Linux on one of these, would make a great machine.

  • Shame about only 1 USB port, seems a bit stingy.

  • Anybody know if the ssd is upgradeable?

  • ok question. if this has SSD why still need fan? for the gpu?

    • +2 votes

      For the CPU. The new model is way more powerful, and needs a fan.

  • The girlfriend is tempted to jump on this now, since Chromebooks have kind of disappeared lately from the shelves of stores near us…I'm pretty terrible with computers though, would it be worth lashing out and getting the one that's a hundred or so more and (as far as I can tell) only has a faster processor or should she just grab the one directly linked.

  • These are bloody great. Bought one for the Mrs last year, and another one for my dad this year. Amazing screen, solid battery.

  • since most apps are cloud base, they should put simcard slot on each chromebooks so we can get 4G anytime

  • I'm new to chrome books… A question o have is

    Do you need a Internet connection for this laptop to work..?

    Web browsing and emails and other web based functions I understand need a internet connection… What about apps like spreadsheet and word processing.. ?

    • +1 vote

      They all work offline, just won't sync until you're online.

      • so no different from windows apart you cant install windows app into this? ie you can only install apps from chrome store.

        • Yes no Windows app. Although

          • Chromebook comes with a good RDP client to connect to your Windows PC
          • Once in developer mode, you can install a chroot Linux which then allow you to use some Windows programs via WINE.

          With the possibility of running Linux alongside ChromeOS you can install many Linux programs. You do need to turn on the developer mode though.

          Without getting into developer mode you pretty much limited to Chrome store. However there's also ARC Welder which allows you to convert Android APK files into a Chrome app, and many of them do work.

  • Thanks lyl. Ordered and confirmed price delivered USD316.25.

    • Same here, with AU now around 0.78 US should be around $403 delivered (depending on credit card)

  • Any idea of when this deal will end?

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    Ready to buy, but what gives? The US dollar total is the same (316.25) but I'm being shown a checkout price of AU$421.21. Anyone know why this is? Google currency converter says it should be AU$404.09 after conversion. Please help?

    • Amazon charges alot for currency conversion if you are paying for it in AUD. Most people here use a fee free card (e.g. 28 degrees) to pay directly in USD and avoid Amazon's horrible conversion.

      • +1 vote

        Thanks for the quick reply, and for the tip! I have a 28 degrees card, so I'll just ahead and use it to pay for it in USD. Cheers for the help and for posting this deal, wanted a swish new Chromebook for ages.

  • Anyone knows how much it's going to be using CBA credit card?

  • Any help please? I do not have any fee free credit card and it says AUD 421.51 + shipping & handling AUD 24.32= AUD 445.83 . Am I the only one here? Did I miss anything? It says $299 USD today.