Toshiba announced their first Chromebook, model CB35-A3120, which will be released in February for $279.99. The 3.3 pound, portable Google-centric PC features 13.3-inch diagonal HD display and slim 0.8-inch profile in a sleek textured finish. A Haswell-based Intel Celeron processor plus 2GB of RAM and a 16GB solid state drive deliver versatile performance, ultra-fast start up time and a long battery life of up to nine hours. The device is equipped with 100GB Google Drive storage out of the box enabling a storage place for files and media that can be easily synced, shared and accessed across other smartphone and computing devices. This Chromebook is also equipped with two USB 3.0 ports, a full-size HDMI port, security lock slot and a memory card reader, plus Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi.
The Toshiba Chromebook features a 13.3-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display with a native 1366 x 768 screen resolution, offering more room for web browsing, document creation, video chatting and apps than a tablet and is better suited for productivity – just like a laptop. A full-size Chrome-optimized keyboard and spacious touchpad makes getting work done a cinch online with an increasing number of productivity-driven apps like Gmail, Calendar, Docs and more that enable users to continue working even when not connected.
Chromebooks are designed with security in mind, which helps keep users safe from viruses and malware without having to buy and install security software separately. They also update themselves automatically, for free, so they get faster, more efficient and more feature-rich over time.
Price and Availability
The Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook will be available beginning February 16, 2014 for $279.99.