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Toshiba Unveils New Chromebook 2, Two Variants Available

September 22, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Many tech companies out there release Chrom OS-powered computers. Chromebooks are more popular than Chromebase units, simply because they’re extremely portable and in general really affordable. Toshiba, Samsung, HP, Acer, Lenovo, Asus… and a number of other companies have been releasing Chromebooks thus far. Toshiba has unveiled Toshiba Chromebook 2 unit last year, a device which was powered by Intel’s Celeron N2840 processor, and shipped with 2 or 4GB of RAM on the inside. That being said, the company has decided to upgrade and release the new Chromebook 2 (2015) read on.

The company has released two new Chromebook 2 models, the tablet comes in two processor variants, and will sport up to 4GB of RAM on the inside. The cheaper model will be fueled by Intel’s Celeron SoC, and the more powerful device will be powered by Intel’s 5th generation Core i3 processor. The Toshiba Chromebook 2 sports a 13.3-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) IPS display, and the company has decided to include two front-facing stereo speakers here, tuned by Skullcandy experts. The company says that tablet has an 8.5-hour battery life rating, and USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports are available here, as well as an SD card slot. Toshiba’s new Chromebook also comes with a dual array microphones, and an HD webcam. The 802.11ac Wi-Fi is also a part of this package, and an HDMI port will also be included here. Interesting enough, Toshiba’s new Chromebook also sports a backlit keyboard, which is always a welcomed addition. On top of all this, you’ll also get 100GB of Google Drive storage, 90 days of free unlimited music streaming on Google Play, and a number of other goodies.

As far as availability goes, the Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015) will be available starting this October in the US, and you’ll be able to pick one up from basically all major retailers, e-tailers and via toshiba.com/us. The Intel Celeron model will cost $329.99, while the more powerful i3 variant will set you back $429.99. That’s more or less it, if you’d like to take a look at the device up close and personal, check out the gallery down below. There you have it, Toshiba has revealed their new Chromebooks, it’s up to other OEMs to follow soon, if I’m note mistaken Lenovo is expected to unveil something soon as well, stay tuned.