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 one to beat? http://t.co/isPb0jDJGp pic.twitter.com/Jn1gIjqqkt
— OMG! CHROME! (@omgchrome) September 10, 2014
The device is set to launch in the UK (and select European countries) in the first part of 2015.