Toshiba launches new Chromebook

Toshiba has launched its first 13.3-inch Chromebook.

Rumours started to circulate back in September 2013 that Toshiba would launch such a laptop. The model is not touchscreen like its competitors, possibly in an attempt to keep the price low. It will go on sale for £249 at some point in the first quarter of this year in the UK and other European countries.

Its screen size instantly makes it different to the other similar products on the market, which tend to be 11, 12 or 14-inch. The device weighs 3.3 lbs and measures 20.2mm at its thinnest point. Connectivity wise, the laptop has an HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot.

There is 16GB of local storage and one year of free Google Drive storage (100GB), which can be used for storing content remotely. The laptop boasts nine hours of battery life before it will need charging.

The laptop will also be for sale in the US from mid-February, but there is no word on any Australian availability or pricing as of yet.