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Toshiba Chromebook lands in the U.S., arrives to the UK on February 10th

A bit ahead of schedule, the Toshiba Chromebook has now arrived to the U.S. market for $279.99. The Chromebook is also expected to hit the UK on February 10th.
February 5, 2014

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?