CES 2014: Toshiba introduces first Chromebook, 13.3 inch display

Summary:Chromebooks reportedly did well in 2013 and we are sure to hear of many more new models in 2014. Toshiba kicked things off by announcing their first Chromebook.

CES 2014: Toshiba introduces first Chromebook, 13.3 inch display
CNET Review: The Toshiba Chromebook (Image: Toshiba)

The HP Chromebook 11 is one of my favorite Chromebooks and if I don't see anything particularly compelling at CES, I may order one. Toshiba announced their first Chromebook, named Toshiba Chromebook, which comes with a 13.3-inch display.

Most of the new Chromebooks have the same display resolution, capabilities, and price. The Toshiba Chromebook's 13.3 inch display fits in between the 11 inch HP, Acer, and Samsung and 14 inch HP models. Unfortunately, the display resolution remains the same at 1366 x 768, which is the one thing that really bothers me about this generation device.

The Toshiba model is priced at only $279, for WiFi only, and does have an Intel Haswell processor for long battery life. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of integrated storage. It's expected to be available on February 16.

I am still looking for that Chromebook with a higher resolution display and Intel Haswell processor that is not priced like the Pixel. We'll see what else comes out of CES this week.

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Topics: Mobility, CES, Cloud, Google


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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