Toshiba has unveiled a number of new systems at the IFA show in Berlin, including an updated 13in Chromebook 2 (pictured), an Encore Mini 7in Windows tablet and a pair of Satellite laptops, also designed for Windows 8.1.
Announced among a slew of other Toshiba products at IFA, the Chromebook 2 is the firm's latest portable design running Google's lightweight Chrome operating system, following its first model announced at the start of this year.
The Chromebook 2 keeps the 13.3in display format of its predecessor, and offers a choice of full HD (1920x1080) IPS or non-reflective HD (1366x768) screens. It weighs just 1.35kg, but has a claimed battery life of up to 11.5 hours to provide all-day use on the go for work, play and study, according to Toshiba.
Like other Chromebooks, it does not call for demanding hardware, and is based on an Intel Celeron processor with up to 4GB memory and 16GB storage, plus 100GB of free cloud storage via the Google Drive service. Connectivity is provided by WiFi and Bluetooth.
The Chromebook 2 will be available in the UK during the first quarter of 2015.
Following on from last year's Toshiba Encore 8in tablet, the firm has announced an even smaller model, the Encore Mini, which features a 7in 1024x600 display and weighs just 350g, making it easy to carry around, Toshiba said.
The new tablet is based on a quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor with 1GB memory, with a claimed battery life of up to 7 hours, and is due to be available in the UK during the fourth quarter of 2014.
Like its predecessor, it runs Windows 8,1, and includes a version of Office, in this case a free one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal, which includes 1TB of free OneDrive online storage.
Toshiba also added a pair of new laptops to its consumer Satellite line-up, the Satellite Radius 11 and Satellite CL10-B, which will be available during the fourth quarter of 2014.
The Satellite Radius 11 is the firm's first 11.6in convertible, featuring a 360-degree hinge that allows the touch-capable screen to fold right back so the system can be used as a slate-mode tablet, or the keyboard can be used as a stand to prop the system up for viewing video.
It is based on Intel Celeron or Pentium processors with 4GB memory and 500GB storage, and weighs in at 1.3Kg.
The Satellite CL10-B is designed as a lightweight travel-friendly laptop, according to Toshiba. It weighs just 1.1Kg with 2GB of memory and a 32GB solid-state drive (SSD). Both the new Satellite models come with Windows 8.1.
Earlier this week, Toshiba launched its new Satellite Pro R50-B aimed at small to medium businesses (SMBs).
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