And the chromebooks continue to proliferate. Dell
has announced its Chromebook
11, which will run on an Intel
4th-gen Celeron 2955U processor with Intel HD graphics, 2GB or 4GB of RAM, and a 16GB SSD
The 11-inch laptop will have a 1366x768 (1080p) display, a 720p HD webcam, and 4W internal stereo speakers, and ports include an SD card reader, HDMI, and two USB 3.0. The battery purports to last for around 10 hours, and 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 are on board as well.
The Dell Chromebook 11 weighs 2.9 pounds and is less than an inch thick. It’s expected to sell for less than $300, which will of course vary depending on the configuration. “Under $300” is of course usually PR speak for “$299.99”, but the 2GB RAM version will knock down the price a bit.
As part of its chromebook release, Dell is pushing the device as an educational tool to pair with its educational ecosystem as well as Dell Wyse PocketCloud. The Chromebook 11 will be available in January.
You can check out our assessment of the chromebook platform (and specifically, the Acer C720 Chromebook) here