Dell brings new Chromebook 11 and more
Dell has announced a new, refreshed model of its education-oriented Chromebook 11. The new company product bets on a more durable design and upgraded hardware to catch your attention so here’s what you get.
The refreshed Chromebook 11 now houses a 2.16 GHz Intel Bay Trail-M Celeron processor, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, a 10-hour battery, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory as well as an 11-inch anti-glare display at 1366 x 768 pixels. All this sells for USD 249 but if you are not satisfied you can have this Chromebook upgraded to 4 GB of RAM for USD 50 more. For USD 329 you can also get a 4 GB model coupled with a touchscreen. The Chromebook 11 is also durable – the device now comes with a rubberized trim, MIL-STD 810G testing for pressure, temperature, shock and vibration and a sturdy 180-degree hinge that can stay in place even if held by the screen.
Dell has also introduced the same notebook running Windows and called Latitude 11 Education Series. The notebook looks the same as the Chromebook 11 and is powered by another Intel Bay Trail processor but it runs Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 instead and ships with a mechanical hard drive or a SSD as well as an Ethernet jack.
Finally Dell has announced a few tablets – the Venue 10 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, while the Venue 10 Pro runs Windows 8.1. Both models should come with 10.1-inch displays at 1280 x 800 pixels – the Windows version will be available in March for USD 330, while the Android model will arrive in spring 2015. This one has not been priced yet.