Saturday , August 18 2018

Toshiba announced their second Chromebook, creatively named the Chromebook 2 at IFA this week, offering a few hardware updates to their 13.3″ screen form factor. Today, Toshiba Australia has announced that they will be bringing the Chromebook 2 to Australia.

Toshiba Australia have advised that the Chromebook 2 – CB30(PLM02A-007001) – will be arriving in Australia this October with a retail price of $499. Unfortunately, the Chromebook 2 coming to Australia will not be the 1080P resolution version, it will in fact be the lower specced 1366×768 resolution model. It will however carry the updated Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-Core processor.

Full Specs for the Chromebook 2 CB30(PLM02A-007001):

  • 13.3″ 1366 x 768 resolution HD Matt Widescreen with LED Backlit Display
  • Intel® Celeron® processor N2830 (Dual Core 2.16GHz – 2.41GHz, 1333MHz MC, 1MB L2 Cache) and Intel® HD Graphics
  • 2GB 1600MHz DDR3L RAM (memory not expandable)
  • 16GB SSD(iSSD) with SD card Slot
  • Combined Microphone & Headphone ports, 2 USB Ports (1x USB 3.0 & 1x USB 2.0)
  • Intel® 802.11(ac/a/g/n), Toshiba Bluetooth™ V4.0
  • HD Webcam/Microphone
  • Skullcandy Sound
  • Touchpad with Gesture
  • ChromeOS
  • 320 x 214 x 19.3mm @ 1.35kg
  • LiPo 3-cell 44Whr battery, Up to 10.5 hours*
  • Blast Silver

You can check it out now on the Toshiba website and we’ll be getting a Chromebook 2 for review as soon as they hit our shores. We’re asking Toshiba about the higher resolution Chromebook 2 and will advise if we get any information on the release of that model.

Source: MyToshiba.

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Valued Guest

We’ve been robbed again. That sucks. I won’t be going near Toshiba now, looks like I’ll go Acer

Valued Guest

WTF!! I thought – hoped – the 1080p version might be imported to australia, and might come in around the $500 mark. Looks like we are screwed again. It is funny how we get screwed in Australia, particularly in regards to chromebooks.

Clyde Jones
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That’s ridiculous. Definitely import from overseas.

Valued Guest

Oh well, I’ll just have to grey import it myself I guess!

FU Toshiba Australia.

Valued Guest

lolwut!? The US prices are U$249 for the lower spec, and U$329 for the higher spec. At double the price for the lower spec, don’t you think it’s a big ask?

Andrew Palozzo
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Stupid price too… they are what 50% cheaper in the US?

I’m heading to the US in nov-dec looking to pick up either a chromebook or one of the new cheap windows 8 with bing laptops…

I’m curious how performance on both platforms compare..

Adrian Mace
Valued Guest

What even is Windows 8.1 with Bing? I’ve heard it all over the place but not sure what’s different from regular 8.1 :

Andrew Palozzo
Valued Guest

It’s basically windows 8.1 preloaded with bing as default services. It’s free for OEMS to install on laptops. So it’s a competes with chromeos.

Valued Guest

Bugger! I am waiting on one with an HD screen. Looks like I will be waiting a little longer.

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