Toshiba Chromebook 2

IFA 2014 Toshiba announced its second offering in the Chromebook segment, the Toshiba Chromebook 2, at the IFA today. Boasting a 13.3-inch screen size, the Chromebook 2 will be available in two configurations: an entry-level model with a 1366 x 768 display that retails for $249, and a higher-end model with a full-HD IPS panel that will be available for $329.

Toshiba isn't the only manufacturer to offer a Chromebook with a 1080p display — Samsung's Chromebook 2 also featured a full-HD screen, but Toshiba's offering comes with an IPS panel that has better contrast and viewing angles. The $249 model features 2 GB RAM and dual-core Celeron N2840 CPU, with Toshiba eschewing Haswell in lieu of a Bay Trail-based solution. The $329 model features 4 GB RAM and a higher clocked 2.16GHz Celeron N2840 CPU. In terms of connectivity, you get Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, one full-size HDMI out, one USB 3.0, one USB 3.0 and an SD card reader that can accommodate cards up to 2 TB in size.

The Chromebook 2 will be available on sale from October 5, and will be available in three color variations: Charcoal, Aqua, and Rose.


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Toshiba announces Chromebook 2: Full-HD display, 4 GB RAM for $329


* IPS screen - good
* 4 GB RAM - good
* $329 - good
* N2840? Atom again? it's slower then the Hawell Celeron - bad!

Looks like I'll be waiting for something better..

Almost Interested, then that crappy CPU. Why cant anyone produce a really good Chromebook without a mortgage; its criminal.

Awesome AC.

Looks like a birthday present to myself / upgrade to my current Toshiba Chromebook is in order.

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It seems like every manufacturer gets closer and then messes up... If they put a better CPU in here then it'd be perfect. So often we've heard that though...

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Oh my god... What the heck, companies. Every spec was lining up, even price. Then that shitty cpu hit. We want Haswell, damn't!

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My wife literally bought me my Toshiba Chromebook in April. It's not even 6 months old (for me at least). But I guess that's how technology goes. Always moving forward.

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People complaining about bay trail everywhere. It's not that bad, you know?

Apart from this, at least for me, the fanless design makes the slighty slower CPU worth it

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Anyway, I really feel that we now have an hp11 alternative for a more than decent display and design.

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