Chromebook 2 is a follow up of what used to be the original Toshiba Chromebook that was launched at the beginning of last year. This laptop has two different versions. The full HD screen with dimensions of 1920×1080 and the HD screen of dimensions 1366×1080. The two versions are available at the cost of £199 and £249 respectively. Chrome 2 is better than the first one.
Toshiba Chromebook 2 is cheerful and cheaper. However, it is hampered by a poor quality and a dull design screen. Chrome 2 is different. Its design is very attractive with an excellent display. This helps to raise its outstanding value.
Chromebook two laptop is a proportional laptop that easily slots into the standard backpack or messenger bag. It is light in weight weighing approximately 1.35 kg. This makes it very easy for carrying it around. At 214 mm deep and 320mm wide, it has almost the same size as the 13-inches MacBook Air. It is slightly thicker too with a thickness of 19.3 mm. That is very impressive since it costs relatively low.
Its shape is almost similar to the modern day laptops. It has taken the excellent design tips from the £famous MacBook Air.
Screen and sound
Its crowning glory is the 13.3 inch, 1920× 1080 IPS display system. This is an advanced display unit matching that of expensive laptops. Another display of 1366×768 is available at a lower price. A full HD version costs an extra £ 50. The screen colors are very vibrant and bright with the blacks being very impressive. It is also bright and lovely topping out at around 300 nits. Skull candy is used for tuning the speakers, and they are totally invisible as they are found beneath the keyboard.
Sound quality is very impressive. Its speakers are loud enough delivering a sturdy sound. This makes Chromebook 2 very great in listening music and watching of the television.
Keyboard and trackpad
This laptop has a keyboard with a black tile which makes it different to those on MacBooks and Windows PC. For instance, there is no Delete, Caps Lock or Print screen in this version. This might take you some time before getting used to it, but eventually, you will be used to it.The keys are of good size and well spaced which makes typing easier and very nice. They also offer a significant amount of travel.
Its trackpad is quite large and efficient to use. It has a solid feeling thus offering some resistance as you click.