The Toshiba Chromebook is the first Chrome OS laptop to ship with a 13.3 inch display. That’s a little surprising, since Windows laptops with similar 13 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel screens have been so common in the last few years. But while we’ve seen Chromebooks with screen sizes ranging from 11.6 inches to 14 inches, Toshiba’s model is the first with a 13.3 inch screen.
Sadly, that’s just about the only thing that really helps it stand out from the competition. But it’s still a reasonably solid offering — especially when you consider the $280 price tag.
The Toshiba Chromebook features an Intel Celeron 2955U Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and Toshiba says it should offer up to 9 hours of battery life (but I’d take that with a grain of salt).
While there’s not a lot of built-in storage, the Toshiba Chromebook does have an SD card slot which you can use to transfer files or add additional storage space. It also has 2 USB 3.0 ports and a full-sized HDMI port. There’s no Ethernet jack, but the laptop supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi.
The laptop weighs about 3.3 pounds and measures 0.8 inches thick.
Toshiba expects to release the Chromebook in the US by February 16th, but if it arrives ahead of schedule, Amazon promises to ship units as soon as they’re in stock.
via OMG Chrome