Toshiba Chromebook Hits Oz

Written by Oonagh Reidy     30/01/2014 | 12:57 | Category: NOTEBOOKS & TABLETS

Toshiba jumps on the Chromebook bandwagon

Toshiba Chromebook Hits Oz

Joining Samsung, HP and Acer, Toshiba has released its version of Google Chromebook - the lite notebook, designed for browsing the web and other internet chores.

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Debuted at CES 2014, Toshiba Chromebook - the first with a 13.3-inch diagonal HD display - is now available in Australia and New Zealand. 

The 13.3" inch HD Chromebook (1366 x 768) screen resolution runs Intel Haswell dual - core processor, promising up to nine hours of battery life.

At A$399 its slightly pricier than its Samsung rival, and priced the same as Acer's newest Chromebook.

Toshiba's answer to Chromebook also has a HD webcam, 2 X USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, SD Card slot and inbuilt Wi-Fi. 

It comes with 100GB of Google Drive Cloud Storage for 2 years, and also has Google apps Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps.

It weighs 1.5 kg, with a slim 2.02 cm profile.

"We are excited to deliver an ultraportable, stylish everyday cloud companion, that is engineered for fast cloud computing, at a very happy price," said Anthony Geronimo, product marketing manager, Toshiba ISD.

"The Toshiba Chromebook is sleek, slim and durable. It has a premium finish and is packed with Toshiba's essential features."

Chrome OS allows fast page loads, secure computing and syncing across all devices - PCs, smartphones and tablets.