It’s been a long time coming, but Toshiba’s first foray into the Chromebook market has finally arrived at retailers in Australia with JB Hifi first of the mark. The Chromebook was first seen in public by Dan Goodes who was kind enough to tip us off on Google+.
Dan saw the Toshiba Chromebook at the JB Hi-Fi on Elizabeth St in Melbourne. While the Toshiba Chromebook hasn’t made it onto the JB Hifi Website, the staff at the two JB Hifi stores in Canberra I spoke to, both confirmed that while they aren’t on display yet, they do have stock – listed at $398, just pipping the $399RRP.
The Toshiba Chromebook CB30(PLM01A-00200C) is a pretty hard to get device by all indications, with the Where To Buy link on the MyToshiba website simply telling potential customers ‘We recommend contacting the outlet to confirm product availability’. A pretty big let down for Toshiba fans wanting to track down a ChromeOS version of their favourite laptop brand.
We’ve asked Toshiba for clarification on availability and have also requested a review unit, which we hope will be arriving soon.
Have you seen the Toshiba Chromebook? Was it at JB Hifi? What did you think of it?