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.