Even though Google officially announced back in September that Toshiba would soon release a Chromebook, we haven’t heard a peep since then on what it would look like. That changes now.
Thanks to a slip-up over at PC Mag, which accidentally published a hands-on of the device before it was supposed to, we know quite a bit about the upcoming Chromebook, which will officially be announced at CES in January.
The Toshiba Chromebook will have a 13.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1366×768. Unfortunately, it will not come with touch support or a super-high pixel density, although the back of the screen will have an interesting textured feel. Just like the recent HP, Acer, and Dell Chromebooks, Toshiba will include a dual-core Intel Celeron Haswell 2955U CPU, clocked at 1.4GHz. There will be the standard 2GB of RAM and 16GB SSD, which is sure to disappoint some enthusiasts but should more than suffice for more Chrome OS users.
It is USB 3.0-compatible, and includes Bluetooth and WiFi, a Kensington lock, an SD card reader and full-size HDMI out. At under an inch thick and 3 pounds, it will run for up to 9 hours between charges. PC Mag says that it will retail for $279, which again is pretty standard for Chromebooks in this category.[PC Mag via OMG! Chrome!]