Toshiba has joined the Chromebook party with Google and released its first Chromebook at CES 2014. Chromebooks are inexpensive laptops with Chrome OS installed, that itself derived from Chrome browser. Samsung, Acer, Google and HP have already released Chromebooks and now Toshiba. The Toshiba Chromebook will be available from the mid February onwards and will sell with a price tag of $279.
Toshiba Chromebook is a 13.3-inch laptop, other Chromebook models are smaller except the recently launched HP Chromebook which is at 14-inches. It uses a Intel “Haswell” Celeron Processor and comes with a TruBrite twisted nematic (TN) screen with 1366 x 768 resolution, 2GB of memory and 16GB of SSD internal storage. Chromebooks will get 100GB of Google Drive storage for free from Google for two years.
Toshiba Chromebook gives nine hours of battery life according to Toshiba. Though Chromebooks are meant for always online users, recently there are apps that support offline capabilities and what is required for their popularity is much more adoption. At $280 Toshiba Chromebook is a good buy if you know what Chromebook can do and what it can’t. It will be available from February 16th onwards in stores and through online retailers.