Ugandian forum: Computers - Toshiba Chromebook - review & price in Uganda
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26 Aug 2014 15:08

If you're shopping for an inexpensive laptop, especially under 800 000 UGX or so, you've almost certainly considered a system running Google's Chrome OS rather than Windows. Known as Chromebooks, these laptops from PC makers such as Acer, Lenovo and HP are sold largely on price (click the links to compare), and have already captured a big part of the budget laptop market.

Price in Uganda

This Toshiba laptop will cost you like all other chromebooks. Its price in Uganda is around 750 000 UGX for the new one, so if you still think it is expensive, then check online marketplaces for lower priced used laptops.

”All in one”

Featuring a 13.3-inch diagonal HD screen, and equipped with two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output, built-in webcam, security lock and SD Card slots, the Chromebook is capable of keeping up with your everyday adventures.

Toshiba Chromebook Keyboard

The keyboard is larger than any you're going to find on a Chromebook, aside from HP's 14-inch model, and the important keys such as Enter, Shift, and Tab, are all large and in the correct location. There's no Windows key, obviously, and that space is taken up by a double-width Alt key (no "Chrome" key?).


it’s the only Chromebook equipped with a 13.3-inch diagonal display, making it ideal for both work and play. With plenty of room to work, it’s also perfectly sized for photos, entertainment and games.

Toshiba Chromebook design

Video with Toshiba

Chromebooks give you free messaging and video chat with Hangouts. Bring conversations to life with photos, and turn any conversation into a video chat with up to 10 friends. You’ll look great on the HD webcam and so will your friends on a brilliant 13.3-inch diagonal HD display.

Built-in upgrades and security

Chromebooks are designed from the ground up with security in mind, to help keep you safe from viruses and malware without having to buy and install security software separately. They also update themselves automatically, for free. And you won’t have to purchase or install upgrades manually. Now that’s easy.

Battery life

With up to 9 hours of battery life, the Chromebook is also highly portable with a sleek and lightweight design. It weighs less than three pounds, with a slim, less-than-an-inch profile.

In summary…

So, Toshiba enters the growing Chromebook market with the first 13-inch model, which makes it one of the biggest chromebooks. It's a great size for switching between travel and home/office use and feels comfortable to type on, but other Chromebooks offer more features for the same price. What is not so good? This Chromebook suffers from the same limitations as other Chrome OS products, including the inability to run native software and very small onboard storage. Other chromebooks has better screen resolution.

If you want to compare them, then check my reviews on other chromebooks: Lenovo, Acer and HP.

What do you think about this chromebook? Write it below, so I could know it too! ☺

Edited by TechBoy / 26 Aug 2014 15:08