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Toshiba's first Chromebook is now available in the US

Toshiba 13.3-inch Chromebook with Haswell processor 2GB RAM 16GB SSD
Toshiba Chromebook 13.3-inch
The 13.3-inch Haswell-powered Chromebook by Toshiba is already available for purchase in US and the UK more than a week before its previously announced release date, which was February 16.

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Toshiba did not release any Chrome OS-powered device in the past but now it finally enters this market in style thanks to the world's first 13.3-inch Chromebook. The Haswell-powered Toshiba Chromebook was announced a month ago and was expected to become available on the 16th of February. Fortunately for those interested, this notebook can be already pre-ordered from Amazon UK and US, as well as from Toshiba's own online store.

"Sleek, lightweight and always up to date", Toshiba's Chromebook has the following technical specs and features:

  • Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz with Intel HD graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB DDR3 RAM; 16 GB SSD and 100 GB Google Drive cloud storage
  • Display: 13.3-inch HD TruBrite LED backlit with 1,366X768 pixels
  • Connectivity: dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 2XUSB 3.0, HDMI, memory card reader 
  • Operating system: Google Chrome OS
  • Weight/Dimensions: 3.3 pounds; 8.90X12.90X0.80 inches

This first Chromebook from Toshiba comes in a brushed shiny silver finish and its 4-cell, 54 Whr Li-ion battery can provide an autonomy of up to 9 hours. Amazon's pre-order price is $279 for the US and £249 for UK. First units are expected to ship on February 10 in the UK and "within 2 to 4 weeks" in the US.

Toshiba 13.3-inch Chromebook front view
Toshiba 13.3-inch Chromebook front view
Toshiba 13.3-inch Chromebook side view
Toshiba 13.3-inch Chromebook side view

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-02- 5 (Update: 2014-02- 6)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.