Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 Introduces All-new Slim and Light Design,
Brilliant Full HD Display Option and Audio Tuned by Skullcandy; Pricing
Starting at $249 MSRP
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information
Systems, Inc., today announced its second generation Chromebooks.
Featuring an all-new sleek design that houses a 13-inch display in a
compact 12-inch chassis, Toshiba’s
Chromebook 2 delivers a Chromebook experience that’s tuned for
entertainment, while providing versatile performance and fantastic
battery life for productivity seekers.
Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 features an all-new sleek design that houses a 13-inch display in a compact 12-inch chassis. (Photo: Business Wire)
Toshiba will offer two versions of its Chromebook 2 – an entry model
with a standard HD display and a premium model featuring a brilliant
Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with IPS technology. Both models feature a
sound system tuned by Skullcandy® that delivers audio with attacking
bass, natural vocals and precision highs and sets a new bar for
“Our hardware design is evolving alongside Chrome OS. The Toshiba
Chromebook 2 has the right mix of features and performance to make it a
standout device in the category,” said Philip Osako, senior director of
product marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital
Products Division. “We designed our new Chromebooks for both the
consumer and education markets, focusing on key experience-driving
features that cross boundaries – a great screen, awesome audio and a
stylish, thin and light design for greater portability.”
See More, Do More on a Bright Full HD IPS Display
Take in more of the web, watch movies and videos with the utmost clarity
or simply get a broader view of documents and presentations on Toshiba’s
premium model offering a 13.3-inch diagonal screen1 with a
native 1920x1080 resolution. In-plane switching (IPS) technology
delivers enhanced color reproduction and accuracy, plus wider, more
accurate viewing capabilities.
A Progressive Design That’s Sleek, Slim and Stylish
Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 features an all-new chassis design with sleek
curves and a slim profile. Topped with a silver textured resin lid on
the outside and comfortable Chrome keyboard and spacious touchpad on the
inside, the device also features a fanless design for quiet operation.
To pump up the style even more, Toshiba will also offer color cases in
Charcoal, Aqua and Rose as an add-on.
Supreme Sound by Skullcandy
The first Chromebook to deliver a branded audio experience, Toshiba’s
device features strategically placed front-facing stereo speakers that
have been tuned to bring quality and attitude by the audio experts at
Skullcandy, a leading audio headphone provider and lifestyle brand.
On-board dual array microphones are also included to enable rich video
“Skullcandy has a history of pioneering in audio by combining art, color
and graphics and trend with high quality audio technology to make
accessories that balance lifestyle and performance,” said Sam Paschel,
CCO of Skullcandy. “Working with Toshiba enables us to bring an enhanced
audio experience to Chromebooks that lives up to the high standards we
set for our headphones.”
Smooth Performance, Ultra-fast Wi-Fi®, Great Battery Life
Powered by the latest generation Intel® Celeron™ processor, equipped
with 802.11ac wireless connectivity and available with 2GB and 4GB
memory configurations2, Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 delivers
smooth performance and fast web browsing. With battery life capability
of up to 11.5 hours3 on the HD model and up to 9 hours on the
Full HD model, consumers and students will enjoy greater unplugged
All the Essentials and More
Equipped with essential ports and features, including an HD webcam, one
USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, HDMI® output, SD Card slot, and a
security lock slot, Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 gives consumers and students
the flexibility they need.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 devices ranges from $249.99 - $329.99
MSRP4, with U.S. retail availability beginning on October 5.
For more information visit www.toshiba.com/us/computers/laptops/chromebook-2
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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.
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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
Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
Battery Life. Actual battery life may vary. See Battery Life
(Chromebook) Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.
Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means “Manufacturer’s Suggested
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