Dell has announced the launch of its first Chrome Operating System laptop, the Chromebook 11. It is expected to hit the market of the UK and US in January next year and will be priced at below $300.
We have seen earlier, Google announced Samsung Chromebook along with HP and Acer. The Dell Chromebook 11 sports an 11-6 inch display with 1366 x 768p resolution and an edge-to-edge glass display. It is powered by Intel’s fourth generation Celeron 2955U processor clocked at 1.4GHz with Intel HD Graphics, front-facing 720p webcam.
Chromebook 11 is said to packed with 10 hours of battery life, 16GB of SSD, 8.4 seconds boot time. It will be available in two configurations, one having 4GB of DDR3 RAM and other 2GB. The laptop weighs about 2.9 pounds.
The laptop has connectivity features such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI and USB 3.0.
Neil Hand, vice president, Tablet and Performance PC Group, Dell said, “Dell believes that when implemented successfully, teachers, students and technology work together to enrich the learning process. The Dell Chromebook 11 will give schools and districts another tool to consider as they plan their digital content and curriculum strategies, and its competitive pricing will help open access to technology for more students around the country.”
Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management, Google said, “Dell is no stranger to designing and building great computers, particularly in education. Adding Dell’s first Chromebook to our stable of devices built for the classroom is a big milestone, and Dell has been a great partner in this effort. The Dell Chromebook 11 with Google Apps for Education will bring exciting new possibilities for learning and collaboration inside and outside the classroom.”
The Chromebook 11 is preloaded with with Dell Wyse PocketCloud app, where users can access and share and edit content with others. It also includes Google Cloud Print app, Google products like Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts.
Dell Chromebook 11 specifications
Intel’s fourth generation Celeron 2955U processor clocked at 1.4GHz
4GB/ 2GB of RAM
16GB Solid State Drive
Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
HDMI Port Bluetooth 4.0 Compatible
Up to 10 hours Battery use