Toshiba is introducing its first Chrome OS laptop, cleverly called the Toshiba Chromebook. It’s a 13 inch laptop with a $280 price tag and an Intel Celeron 2955U Celeron processor.

In other words, for the same price as the HP Chromebook 11 you get a device with a bigger display, a faster processor, and possibly longer battery life as well — Toshiba says its Chromebook should run for up to 9 hours on a charge.

The Toshiba Chromebook should be available starting February 16th.

Toshiba Chromebook

The Toshiba Chromebook measures about 0.8 inches thick, weighs about 3.3 pounds, and has a 13.3 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, an SD card reader, 2 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, Bluetooth 4.0, and 802.11n WiFi.

The Toshiba Chromebook joins other recent Chrome OS laptops with Haswell chips including the HP Chromebook 14 and Acer C720 Chromebook.

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6 replies on “Toshiba launches $280 Haswell-powered Chromebook”

  1. Other than the slightly larger screen – but the same old 1366 – this doesn’t differ much from older Chromebooks. If you’re going for a bigger screen at least increase the basic resolution.

  2. Too much money for a limited function computer, W8.1 may have some flaws but is has unlimited “app store” and there are always on special laptops with specs almost as good as this clunker…so no buy from me.

  3. The exact same specs as the Acer C720 (well, less ppi given the larger screen and same number of pixels); I’m typing this on a C720 with xubuntu installed and this thing is pretty nice for $199, personally, I wouldn’t spend an extra $100 for a slightly larger screen…

  4. Probably the best Chromebook yet – nice design, 13.3″ screen, HDMI, USB3.0, Haswell and only $280. I think most people will prefer a 13.3 in screen compared to Samsung, Acer and HP Chromebooks at the same price with 11.6″ screens. 14″ can be a little bulky, 13.3″ is perfect.

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