It’s a Chromebook craze out there with many new companies joining this, still nascent market. Toshiba and HP are among those that have recently updated their offerings; here’s what they came up with…
Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 has a 13.3-inch screen and will be available in two different variants: the $249 model packs a 1366×768 display, 2GB of RAM and dual-core Celeron N2840 CPU. Add another $80, and you get an improved version with 4GB of RAM, full HD IPS screen and faster processor. Both models come with a Wi-Fi ac connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, HDMI-out, and an SD-card reader. There’s a 720p web-cam built in, too.
The Toshiba Chromebook 2 will start selling on October 5, with users getting to choose between few different color variants, like Charcoal, Aqua, and Rose.
HP on its end unveiled new 11- and 14-inch Chromebook models. The 11-inch variant builds on top of the current HP Chromebook 11, rocking Intel’s Celeron N2830 chip rather than the one made by Samsung. The device sports either 2 or 4 GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, HDMI out, 36 Whr battery, Wifi 802.11ac or 802.11n, Bluetooth and optional LTE/HSPA connectivity. This unit will go for $279.99 and start selling in the U.s. on October 5th. You’ll get to pick between Ocean Turquoise, Snow White and Twinkle Black colors.
Finally, the HP Chromebook 14; it is powered by NVidia Tegra K1 processor, that should deliver great graphics performance and longer battery life. This 14-incher has all the same specs as its 11-inch counterpart, and it too will be available with 2 or 4 GB of RAM. Release date is set for later this month, the price is $299 and color options include Smoke Silver, Sorbet Orange, Ocean Turquoise and Neon Green.