Toshiba has announced its latest Chromebook, and unlike some of the other Chromebooks on the market, it will not have a bad display. The Chromebook 2 has a 1080p resolution display and 4GB of RAM, though there will be another version of the laptop that is available with lower specs. The Chromebook 2 ships with 16GB of internal storage, but that can easily be upgraded since there is an included SD card slot.
Even though the Chromebook 2’s 1080p display will put it ahead of some of its competitors, that display improvement does come at a price. People buying the high-end version of the Chromebook 2 will spend $330, yet they could purchase the device for just $250 with lower specs. Toshiba’s cheapest Chromebook 2 comes with a 1366×769 display and just 2GB of RAM.
If you are looking to buy a Chromebook for more than just their low price, then it is probably worth upgrading to the more expensive Chromebook 2, as even the RAM increase will noticeably improve performance. Toshiba also says the display improvement does not kill the Chromebook’s battery life. The 1080p model can run for 9 hours, compared to 11 hours on the 720p model.
The Chromebook 2 also comes with a 13.3-inch display, Intel Celeron N2840 dual-core processor, security lock, HDMI, USB 3.0, and 802.11ac wireless connectivity. Toshiba says both versions of the laptop will be launching on October 5 in the United States.
Via [Digital Trends]