New Toshiba Chromebook ships earlier than expected

Toshiba’s latest Chromebook has shipped earlier than originally predicted.

The 13.3-inch model was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January and was intended to be released on February 16th.

However, UK fans of the Chromebook can pre-order it on Amazon for £249 and it will be shipped on February 10th. It is priced at $299.99 (£184) in the US, via Toshiba’s official website.

The device has a 1366 x 768 display resolution and is powered by Intel’s Haswell processors. It is also highly portable with a sleek and lightweight design, and weighs less than three pounds.

Toshiba’s model also offers 16GB SSD, which is much needed as the Chrome OS relies heavily on the cloud, 100GB of Google Drive storage and 2GB of RAM.

According to its manufacturer, Chromebooks are designed “from the ground up with security in mind, to help keep you safe from viruses and malware, without having to buy and install security software separately.”

The devices are growing in popularity, partly because of their low price. Lenovo recently released a range of the laptops aimed specifically at the education market.