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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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tp
tp
5 years ago

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

simon@syd
5 years ago

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
Clyde Jones
5 years ago

That’s ridiculous. Definitely import from overseas.

aryonoco
aryonoco
5 years ago

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

FU Toshiba Australia.

al_don
al_don
5 years ago

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?

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  al_don
5 years ago

100% agree.

Andrew Palozzo
5 years ago

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
Reply to  Andrew Palozzo
5 years ago

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
Reply to  Adrian Mace
5 years ago

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.

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  Andrew Palozzo
5 years ago

Grab me a Google Chromebook 11(the Google one, not the HP one) from BestBuy -they sell for about $230, compared to $350 here. Stupid pricing in Australia

Jez
Jez
5 years ago

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