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Toshiba Announces New Chromebooks Designed for Work and Play

Toshiba’s Digital 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 1 ...

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 Chromebooks.

“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 chats.

“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 freedom.

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.

© 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 reserved.

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
2 Memory. Memory size may vary. See Memory Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com
3 Battery Life. Actual battery life may vary. See Battery Life (Chromebook) Legal Footnote at www.info.toshiba.com.
4 Price. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means “Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price.”

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