|[January 06, 2014]
Toshiba Introduces the First Chromebook with 13-Inch Screen
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
CES (News - Alert) 2014, LVCC Central Hall Booth #10926 - Toshiba's Digital
Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba (News - Alert) America Information
Systems, Inc., today announced the company's first entry into the
growing Chromebook market - and the first device of its kind to feature
a 13.3-inch diagonal HD display1. Sleek, lightweight and
always up to date, the Toshiba Chromebook is an ideal choice for
students and home users looking for a lightweight, cost-effective PC
that's easy to use, easy to manage and convenient for everyday use.
Priced at just $279.99 MSRP2, the Toshiba Chromebook will be
available for purchase from US retailers beginning in February.
The only Chromebook in the category to feature a 13.3-inch diagonal HD display, Toshiba's Chromebook offers greater versatility for productivity-driven users. (Photo: Business Wire)
"We see great potential in Chrome OS as it offers both consumers and
educators a simple and easy-to-use computing experience," said Carl
Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems,
Inc., Digital Products Division. "We believe that bringing a more
versatile 13-inch model to market will help drive the entire category
forward by giving customers an option that opens new doors for
productivity, not only for consumers, but also students and educators."
Sized Right for Work and Play
The Toshiba Chromebook features a 13.3-inch diagonal HD TruBrite™
display with a native 1366 x 768 screen resolution, offering more room
for web browsing, document creation, video chatting and apps than a
tablet and is better suited for productivity - just like a laptop. A
full-size Chrome-optimized keyboard and spacious touchpad makes getting
work done a cinch online with an increasing number of
productivity-driven apps like Gmail, Calendar, Docs and more that enable
users to continue working even when not connected.
"The Toshiba Chromebook will super-charge productivity for consumers,
schools and businesses, with its 13-inch screen and long battery life,"
said Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management, Google (News - Alert).
"With this new addition to the Chromebook family, consumers have even
more choices at very affordable prices."
Speedy Performance with All the Essentials
The new Toshiba Chromebook was designed from the ground up, weighing
just 3.3 pounds and featuring a slim 0.8-inch profile sporting a sleek
new design with a textured finish. A Haswell-based Intel® Celeron™
processor3 plus 2GB of RAM4 and a 16GB solid state
drive5 deliver versatile performance, ultra-fast start up
time and a long battery life of up to nine hours6. An
everyday cloud companion, the device is equipped with 100GB Google Drive
storage7 out of the box enabling a storage place for files
and media that can be easily synced, shared and accessed across other
smartphone and computing devices. This Chromebook is also equipped with
laptop essentials for greater usability, including two USB 3.0 ports8,
a full-size HDMI® port, security lock slot and a memory cad reader,
plus Bluetooth® 4.0 and dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi®.
Chromebooks are designed with security in mind, which helps keep users
safe from viruses and malware without having to buy and install security
software separately. They also update themselves automatically, for
free, so they get faster, more efficient and more feature-rich over time.
The Toshiba Chromebook will be available beginning February 16, 2014 at
major retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at Toshiba.com/us.
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and on YouTube at youtube.com/ToshibaUS.
About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business
units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and
Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide
digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading
portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray
Disc™ and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the
security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for
computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified
communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides
sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the
United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating
company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba
Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider
and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems.
Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of
businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail
solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors,
storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure
systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions,
medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba
was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than
590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual
sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web
site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
© 2014 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All product, service
and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks
of their respective owners. Information including without limitation
product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and
contact information is subject to change without notice. All rights
1 Display. Any small bright dots that may appear on your
display are an intrinsic characteristic of the thin film transistors
manufacturing technology. See Display Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturer's Suggested
3 Processor. CPU performance may
vary. See Processor Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
Solid State Drive Capacity. Drive capacity may vary. One Gigabyte (GB)
means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. See Solid
State Drive Capacity Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
Battery Life. Actual battery life may vary. See Battery Life
(Chromebook) Legal Footnote at info.toshiba.com for more information.
100GB Google Drive Storage. Offer subject to change without notice - see
Google Drive terms for more details.
8 USB 3.0. 5Gbps is
the maximum theoretical interface transfer rate per the specifications
of the Universal Serial Bus 3.0. Actual transfer rate will vary
depending on your system configuration and other factors
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