If you have been complaining about almost all the Chromebooks in the market today have almost the same specs and features (except may be for the Pixel and the Asus Chromebook Flip), Dell’s new Chromebook 13 might make you happy.
The Dell Chromebook 13 is business friendly device that comes in three different spec combinations starting at $399. Keeping officer goers in mind, the device offers full HD 13 inch display (1920 x 1080), backlit keyboard and even a toch screen with Gorilla Glass, if you are ready to pay extra. The lid cover is made from a carbon fibre weave, the main base is aluminum, and the palm rest around the glass trackpad is made from a magnesium alloy.
The base model is priced $399. Here is what you get for that:
- Intel Celeron 3205U (dual-core, 1.5GHz)
- 16GB SSD
- 2GB RAM
The $529 model gives you a better processor and some extra RAM:
- Intel i3-5005U (2.0GHz)
- 4GB RAM
The top-end model, $799 packs:
- Intel i5-5300U (2.9GHz)
- 32GB SSD
- 8GB RAM
All the models promise 12 hours battery life and the usual ports and slots. There is Bluetooth 4.0 onboard as well.
- 1x USB 3.0
- 1x USB 2.0
- HDMI out
- MicroSD card slot
- dual-antennae 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
The Chromebooks are expected to be in market by September 17th, initially US and Canada only.
Currently, cheap Chromebooks rule the market. For Dell, this is a risky game to play. However, the Chromebooks market looks promising these days and with more businesses going the Chromebook way, there will be a need for Chromebooks made for the mobile workforce. Dell has a good name in the enterprise PC market. This should also help them gain some traction in the enterprise Chromebook market.
Now, an interesting topic for discussion. The $799 model comes a little short on specs when you compare it to the Pixel 2.x0. The Pixel also has better build, screen and even USB Type C. Do you think Dell should have priced this model better, or added some more perks to make it an affordable Chromebook Pixel that lot of Chromebook fan are waiting for?
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