Between the expanding world of browser-based tools and the Chrome Web Store, it’s more proper than ever to get productive on a laptop that doesn’t run Windows or Mac OS X. To go along with that uptick in productivity, Chrome OS laptops are offering refined looks, and good screens input options for a much lower price than other competitors that product full OS.
The Toshiba Chromebook 2 which had just-announced, gets 13 inches 1080p IPS display, 2.58 GHz Intel Celeron processor with 4GB of RAM, Skullcandy-branded stereo speakers, and 0.76 inches thick textured chassis. It weighs less than 3 pounds, which is pretty light, and it offers plenty of I/O options for its price. And it also has a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, HDMI-out, and an SD card reader. There’s a 720p Web cam built in, too. All that costs $330 for its fully loaded configuration.
It looks like the Macbook Air if you close your eyes and open your lid slightly. It has a similar chiclet-style keyboard, silver matte finish and a multi-touch trackpad. The keys aren’t backlit and the non-unibody is made of resin rather than brushed aluminum, but it only costs $330.
The highest-end configuration will come with a 16GB solid-state drive and 100GB of Google Drive storage, which is free for two years. It gets Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity in addition to 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and battery life is rated up to 9 hours per charge long.
This Chromebook ships on October 5, and there’s also a step-down configuration if $330 seems too steep. For $250, there’s a Chromebook 2 with a 720p screen, 2GB of RAM, and up to 11 hours of battery life.
- Source from wired.jp