Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Chromebooks are slowly starting to creep into the mainstream, as new manufacturers start to offer Chromebooks at an attractive price. In fact, Chromebooks sales have surged this holiday season and are popular among commercial buyers like schools, governments, businesses, etc.
Toshiba unveils Chromebook at CES
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Toshiba unveiled a 13.3-inch Chromebook. It’s powered by a Haswell-based Intel processor, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD. It’s the first Chromebook to feature a 13.3-inch diagonal HD display, filling the gap for users who want a Chromebook with 13-inch screen size. It weighs just 3.3 pounds and features a slim 0.8-inch profile sporting a sleek new design with a textured finish.
The device comes with 1366 x 768 resolution, 100GB Google Drive storage, battery life of up to nine hours, 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.
Toshiba Corp (OTCMKTS:TOSYY) (TYO:6502)’s Chromebook is among the best-looking Chromebooks yet, and comes with a simple silver color with typical Toshiba design. The device has that illusive premium look and feel, which could make it desirable to consumers.
The Toshiba Chromebook is priced at $279.99, which surely is an attractive price tag. It will be available starting February 16, 2014 at major retailers and its web store in the US.