Toshiba Chromebook 2 Benchmarks

Earlier this week, I obtained an Acer Chromebook 11 and ran it through some benchmarks. Unfortunately, in my first day with the Acer I never played audio over the speakers; when I did, I noticed the speakers crackled – a lot. So, I returned the Acer and picked up a Toshiba Chromebook 2. Now that I have the Chromebook 2 setup, I decided to benchmark it to generate some Toshiba Chromebook 2 benchmarks and compare its performance to other Chromebooks.

How does this new Toshiba Chromebook perform? In one word – ok.

The test

To benchmark the Chromebook I decided to rely on two tried and true web-based benchmarks:

  1. Sunspider 1.0.2
  2. Google Octane 2.0

I also decided to compare the unit against some others tested by Ars Technica and lilputing. I have also thrown in benchmarks for the Acer Chromebook 11 from my tests.

Toshiba Chromebook 2 Benchmarks – the results

The Toshiba Chromebook 2 seems to have mid-range results overall. Scoring a 495 in Sunspider and a 8115 in Octane 2.0.
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Other thoughts and impressions

  • The screen is much, much, much better
  • The screen hinge is much worse – the screen will only open so far which is annoying at times
  • The system seems much more jittery than other Chromebooks; I suspect it’s the power to screen size ratio
  • The “Skullcandy” logo is damn annoying and I wish they’d make silly stuff like that a sticker
  • The computer seems more solidly built than the Chromebook 11