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CES 2014: Toshiba enters Chromebook market

13.3-inch laptop will arrive in the US next month priced at $279.99
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Toshiba will launch its first Chromebook next month in the US priced at $279.99.

The 13.3-inch Toshiba Chromebook will feature a diagonal HD TruBrite display with a native 1,366x768 screen resolution. It weighs 3.3 pounds, features a slim 0.8-inch profile and is powered by a Haswell-based Intel Celeron processor.

The Chromebook has 2GB of RAM and a 16GB solid state drive with a battery life of up to nine hours. It's equipped with 100GB Google Drive storage out of the box, and has 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.

“The Toshiba Chromebook will super-charge productivity for consumers, schools and businesses, with its 13-inch screen and long battery life,” said Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management, Google. “With this new addition to the Chromebook family, consumers have even more choices at very affordable prices.”

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

“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.”

The Toshiba Chromebook will be available beginning February 16th at major retailers, etailers and direct from Toshiba online.

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