DELL has officially hop onto the Chromebook bandwagon, or more specifically, Google for Education bandwagon, with the new DELL Chromebook 11, which is slated to hit the US and the UK markets starting in January 2014 for under $300. there is a catch here though, this affordable non-Windows machine from DELL is aimed squarely at schools and students, and it will be sold through dell.com. like the recently announced Acer C720 (and C720P), this 11-inch class laptop is powered by 4th Generation Intel Celeron 2955U processor and touts a 11.6-inch edge-to-edge glass display with 1366 x 768 resolution, bolstered by Intel HD Graphics.
this new Chromebook entrant also boast a 100-hour battery life, 16GB of onboard flash storage and will be offered in two versions: a 4GB RAM and a 2GB RAM (to be available in Q1 2014). other details on the spec-sheet include a 720p web camera, built-in WiFi (supports wireless n), a pair of USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0 and an HDMI port. all these features are packed into a uber-sleek form factor that is under an inch thick and tipping the scale at less than 3 pounds. finally, how can we conclude a Chromebook-related post without reiterating it’s mind-bending, speedy boot-time? and in this instance, the DELL Chromebook 11 makes in under 8.4 seconds. that number may be nothing in automobile world, but it is a supercar sprint in the computing world.
the real kicker here (for students) is not just the price; judging from the press images, the DELL Chromebook 11 is look pretty fantastic and i am sure, any students will be proud to call one their own.