updated 01:02 pm EST, Mon January 6, 2014
13.3-inch display, 16GB SSD in first Toshiba Chromebook
Toshiba has launched its first foray in Chrome OS notebooks, by showing a Haswell-based Chromebook at CES. Offering a 13.3-inch, 1366x768-resolution display, the Toshiba Chromebook follows the same pattern as other Chromebooks, in offering a 3.3-pound, 0.8-inch thick notebook with relatively low specifications that are adequate enough for light Internet work, along with a fairly cheap price tag.
Using a Haswell Intel Celeron processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of solid state storage, Toshiba boasts that the Chromebook is capable of lasting for up to nine hours on a single battery charge. Two USB 3.0 ports, a full-size HDMI port, memory card reader, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity are also included in the Chrome OS device, along with 100GB of Google Drive cloud storage.
Toshiba will be releasing the Chromebook from February 16th in the United States through retailers and its online store, priced at $280.