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CES 2014: Toshiba unveils 13-inch Chromebook

Written by James Delahunty @ 07 Jan 2014 9:32

CES 2014: Toshiba unveils 13-inch Chromebook

Toshiba has unveiled its first entry into the growing Chromebook market, featuring a 13.3-inch screen.
The Haswell-driven Chromebook will be available for $279.99 MSRP from February. It features a 13.3-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display with a native 1366 x 768 screen resolution, and weighs just 3.3lb with a 0.8-inch profile.

Under the hood, it packs a Haswell-based Intel Celeron processor plus 2GB of RAM, and a 16GB solid state drive (with 100GB Google Drive storage). It features two USB 3.0 ports, a full-sized HDMI output port, a security lock slot and memory card reader.

For connectivity it supports Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-F. The battery lasts up to 9 hours from a full charge.

"We see great potential in Chrome OS as it offers both consumers and educators a simple and easy-to-use computing experience," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division.

"We believe that bringing a more versatile 13-inch model to market will help drive the entire category forward by giving customers an option that opens new doors for productivity, not only for consumers, but also students and educators."

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