Arriving ahead of it’s original February 16th launch target, the Toshiba Chromebook is now available from Amazon for $279.99, at least for those in the United States. The Chromebook is also listed on Amazon UK for £249, though it’s not expected to land there until the 10th of February.
Priced around the same as many other Chromebooks, the biggest difference is that the Toshiba model packs a larger 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 1366×768. Under the hood you’ll find the laptop is powered by a Haswell-series Celeron 2955U CPU and 2GB of RAM.
Other specs include an SDX card reader, 16GB storage, two USB 3.0 ports, a full-sized HDMI port, a headphone jack, a battery rated for 9 hours of life, and a lock slot. All of this can be had in a package that weighs around 3 pounds.
With its lock-slot and larger display, the Toshiba Chromebook could be a perfect device for schools and businesses looking for a cheap laptop that can handle basic web-driven needs, or simply for consumers that like the idea of a bigger screen. On the downside, the Toshiba Chromebook’s looks are a bit on the boring side, especially when compared to devices like the HP Chromebook 11 or the extremely high-end Chromebook Pixel.
What do you think, anyone planning on picking this one up, or do you feel that there are better Chromebook options for around the same price?