Toshiba has announced a new Chromebook in its lineup, which is an updated version of its Chromebook 2.

The base model includes a new Intel Celeron processor, with the upgraded version making use of an Intel i3 processor. Both the base and the upgraded model will include 13.3-inch 1080p nontouch displays, and will weigh 2.9 pounds.

"Toshiba's Chromebook 2 is a refreshingly different type of computer, designed to help you get things done faster, and be entertained from anywhere," says Toshiba on its website. "Nothing complicated to learn. Starts in seconds. Stays up-to-date on its own. It's ready to work, ready to play and ready to go – right out of the box."

According to Toshiba, the computers will feature 4 GB of RAM, which is an upgrade over the 2 GB of memory offered in the Chromebook that Toshiba currently sells. It's not yet known if Toshiba will continue to sell this model.

Other features in the new computer include front-facing speakers by Skullcandy, an SD card slot, a HDMI output, a backlit keyboard and 8.5 hours of battery life. Buyers will also get 100 GB of Google Drive storage for two years.

While the Chromebooks certainly look nice, it seems as though Toshiba hasn't followed in Google's footsteps to offer a USB-C port, instead only offering one each of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. This is likely because USB-C is still in its infancy, despite the fact that there are a growing number of peripherals that use USB-C.

The two Chromebooks will be available in October, with the Intel Celeron model costing $330 and the i3 model costing $430.

Via: PC World

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