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Toshiba Chromebook

I first met the Toshiba Chromebook at BETT 2014. I was quite impressed with it at the time and Toshiba has been kind enough to lend me one to try in school for a while. We are looking at getting more Chromebooks and currently have a mix of Samsung Series 3&5's and HP11's.

The Toshiba is one contender for our next batch. It has a few key advantages over our current models:

  • Much faster (this is true of all the newer Intel based machine - C720, HP14's etc) - it feels faster to use than my Windows desktop and just as fast as my Pixel.
  • Good keyboard and trackpad - nicer to type on than small er models.
  • Long battery life - seems round the 7 hour mark to me.
  • Aesthetics - it looks and feels the part. Under the skin, it is very similar to the HP14 - but the users I've shown it too seem to prefer the look and feel of the Toshiba.
I did a brief video of it in ITSupport today - may add some more thoughts in the coming weeks.



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