Toshiba has now eliminated netbook from its diary and has announced that they are soon going to launch the ever new Toshiba Chromebook 2. This 13 inch Chrome Operating Service Laptop is having a highly innovative and fresh design. It is said to be sharper, thinner, lighter and much more angular than the original Toshiba Chromebook. It has got a 0.76 inch thick textured chassis. It weighs less than 3 pounds and it also offers plenty of I/O options for its price.
This one is better than the previous Chromebook; it comes with an FHD option that is 13.3 inch, 1,920 x 1,080 IPS panel which will cost you around $329. Also, there is a 1,366 x 768 model too for just $249. This time, Toshiba roped in audio partner Skull candy to specially tune in this Chromebook’s highly efficient speakers for deeper bass and more précised Vocals. If we take a look inside, This Chromebook 2 comes with a dual-core processor with a 2.16GHz Intel Celeron N2840 chip, 2 GB of RAM in which 4 GB is additionally given and a solid sate drive of 16 GB of storage which is free for two years and is the highest end configuration. The battery life is rated up to 9 hours after charge and in total of 11.5 hours. This is obvious that each Chromebook 2 model comes with 100 GB of free Google Drive storage for 2 years. It has a similar chic-let style keyboard, a multi touch track pad and a silver matte finish. The keys aren’t backlit and the non-unibody is made up of resin rather than brushed aluminum.
Encompassing out the spec sheet are 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an HD webcam and dual-array microphones. On the front port, there is one USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, HDMI and an SD card reader along with it. So, we can say that it keeps on getting better and better. You can get a Chromebook 2 and one of its colorful rubberized cases, starting October 5 in the US. Sad point is that there is no such news on the global availability yet. The Chrome book’s display seems to be a pretty solid option for viewing angles and is color vibrant.
You can even get Windows for a lesser amount. It could be an entire device that would run over full Windows 8.1 and with just for $20. It is even more than a license for the OS that costs on PC. The next biggest challenge to Toshiba’s new model is a set of thought over design improvements: the Chromebook 2 weighs less and is a bit smaller and less chunky than Chromebook 1.
It is a paltry device. This meeting friendly Chrome book is shipping on October 5 and there are also some steps down configuration if the cost seems to be too steep. Hope Toshiba doesn’t make people wait for too long for this 1080p model with an unexpected 4 GB of RAM. The price is quite less than Samsung’s Chromebook 2 which is priced at $399.