Dell announced its education-focused notebook called Chromebook 11 at Dell World 2013, having it be the first Dell device with Chrome OS. The new Dell Chromebook 11 is an affordable and highly portable device, having an education-focused notebook designed to facilitate integration of technology in the classroom and at home for teachers, students and administrators. The chromebook is fast, secure and allows easy-to-manage access to Google apps for education with Dell resources, services and support.
In terms of specs, the 2.9 pounds Chromebook 11 has an Intel HD graphics display with a resolution of 1366×768, 1.4GHz Intel Celeron 2955U processor, 16GB internal memory, 2GB or 4GB RAM depending on your preference, front-facing 720p webcam and up to 10-hours of battery life, having its embedded 16GB Solid State Drive feature a fast boot-time of less than 8.4 seconds.
“Dell believes that when implemented successfully, teachers, students and technology work together to enrich the learning process,” said Neil Hand, vice president, Tablet and Performance PC Group, Dell. “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.”
The Dell Chromebook 11 will be available in two models, One 11 model shipping with 4GB of internal DDR3 RAM in January 2014. The Second model will have only 2GB of RAM and is expected to arrive later on during the first quarter of 2014. Both of these models will provide options for the education ecosystem. It will allow students, teachers and administrators to access, create and collaborate throughout the day at a price point that makes widespread student computing initiatives affordable.
Now in terms of pricing, the Dell Chromebook 11 is expected to hit the retail stores at a price somewhere below $300 in the US, and should be available for around £180 or below for the UK.