Toshiba yesterday announced the Chromebook 2 – a new 13.3” Chromebook with a choice of Full HD IPS or non-reflective HD screen, and invisible stereo speakers tuned by Skullcandy 

Weighing  in at just 1.35 kg, Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 offers battery life of up to 11.5 hours and is powered by an Intel Celeron processor.

Toshiba’s new Chromebook is set up for users to store data in the cloud. With Wi-Fi connectivity and 100 GB of free cloud storage via the pre-installed Google Drive, data is automatically backed up and synchronised making it easy to save, edit and pass information across different devices. 

As part of the Google Drive service, users can use Google Docs which facilitates the editing, sharing and use of files online plus access a wide choice of Google apps pre-installed or via the Chrome Web Store. Syncing and sharing files between mobile devices running Android is also supported.

The Chromebook 2 comes with two USB 3.0 ports and supports Sleep-and-Charge. Users can charge their smartphone or MP3 player while the Chromebook 2 is sleeping. The Chromebook 2 also comes with a HDMI port and SD card slot.

Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 will be available in Ireland during the first quarter of 2015  and you can check out the full specs below: 

Toshiba’s Chromebook 2:

Display: 33.8 cm (13.3”) 16:9 aspect ratio with 1366 x 768p (HD) or 1920 x 1080p (Full HD) resolution IPS display

Processors: Intel® Celeron®     

Graphics: Intel® integrated   

Storage: 16 GB eMMC plus 100 GB free Cloud storage via Google Drive  

Memory: 4 GB DDR3L (1600 MHz) for the Full HD model, 2 GB DDR3L (1600MHz) for the HD model 

Connectivity: 1x HDMI®-out, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 (including Sleep-and-Charge), SD/SDHC slot, headphone/mic combo jack, security lock

Communication: Intel® Wireless LAN (802.11ac+agn), Bluetooth® 4.0, HD webcam with dual microphones 

OS: Chrome OS   

Audio: Stereo speakers tuned by Skullcandy®

Battery life: Up to 11.5 hours (HD model) or up to 9 hours (Full HD model) 

Colour: Blast silver with dot pattern

Dimensions: 320 x 214 x 19.3 mm