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Toshiba Chromebook 2 Already Shipping from Amazon US

Amazon is reported to have begun shipping the new 13.3-inch Toshiba Chromebook 2 ahead of schedule.

While the store listing for the device, which was announced at the IFA 2014 trade show last month, remains “available for pre-order”, some buyers have been sent dispatch confirmation.

Among them is Reddit user LubbockGuy who writes:

“Pre ordered last night [September 22, 2014] and got notice it is shipping today! Should be here tomorrow.”

Amazon offer both the FHD and standard HD versions for pre-order.

The FHD model offers an IPS display at 1920×1080 resolution, 4GB RAM, a 16GB SSD and 9.5 hour battery life for $329.99.

The HD model uses a regular TN panel at 720p resolution and is paired with 2GB RAM and a 16GB SSD. Price: $250.

Toshiba had previously given October 5, 2014 as the street date for both this and the regular HD model in the US.

The device is set to launch in the UK (and select European countries) in the first part of 2015.