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Dell Chromebook 11

Specifications

Dell Chromebook 11Notebook: Dell Chromebook 11 (Chromebook Series)
Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 79%, features: 71%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Chromebook 11

80% Product Review – The Dell Chromebook 11
Source: Our IT Department English
For a device in the price range of £237 to £327, the Dell Chromebook 11 is great value with its sleek and durable design, snappy performance and impressive audio, and nice variety of productivity apps. Plus, Dell has managed to raise the bar for Chromebook while still maintaining affordability and functionality in a device that does not appear as though it was manufactured on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Chromebook 11 i3
Source: Computer Shopper English
At the end of the day, the Dell Chromebook 11 i3 is an excellent choice for students as well as shoppers looking for a long-lasting, inexpensive laptop. It can handle as many apps as you can throw at it thanks to its Core i3 processor and 4GB of RAM, and the battery lasts all day with juice to spare. The keyboard is also one of the best we've used on any laptop, let alone a Chromebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Chromebook 11 (Intel Core i3)
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Chromebook 11 (Intel Core i3) is definitely a step up from the previous Dell Chromebook 11, thanks to the switch to an Intel Core i3 processor, but the improved performance is comes with an uptick in cost. In a category where competing systems frequently sell for under $300, the Dell Chromebook 11 (Intel Core i3) comes at a pretty steep price. And while the more powerful processor does offer smoother, faster performance, the extra power will actually be overkill for most Chrome users.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Chromebook 11
Source: Liliputing English
Dell’s Chromebook 11 with a Core i3 processor is one of the fastest Chrome OS laptops I’ve tested… but I’d probably only recommend spending $379 if you’re really certain you need the extra RAM and speed that comes with this model. You can easily save $100 or more by grabbing a Celeron Chromebook with 2GB of RAM.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/28/2015
80% Dell Chromebook 11 (i3)
Source: Laptop Mag English
The challenge going forward with Chromebooks will be how to make them more powerful without driving up their affordable prices. At $379, the new Dell Chromebook 11 is $30 more than the Acer Chromebook C720 with the same CPU but the Dell offers much longer battery life. I do wish the screen on the Chromebook 11 looked less washed out, though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Chromebook 11 review: Fast, smart and portable - what more do you want from a Google Chromebook?
Source: PC Advisor English
Dell’s debut offering is pretty much exactly what most people want from a Chromebook. It’s fast, easily portable, smart looking, features a great keyboard, and even manages to add in a few bells and whistles like the two USB 3.0 ports. If Google’s vision for a laptop fits your needs, then the Chromebook 11 will make you very happy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Dell Chromebook 11
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's Chromebook 11 shows its purpose in its design by being a bit heavier and sturdier than many on the market because it is intended for use in schools. For the most part, this helps the system as it is more resistant to constant use. The better battery life is certainly appreciated but it does have a little bit of a drawback because the screen is much more reflective than most Chromebooks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2014
90% Dell Chromebook 11 review: Too good to be left to the kids
Source: Zdnet.com English
Dell's Chromebook 11 offers sturdy but stylish design, reasonable performance and good battery life. Screen quality is the only significant drawback, unless you must have an Ethernet port. If you're comfortable living entirely online in the browser, it's an excellent option — especially at $179 or £199 (ex. VAT). If you're looking for more in the way of traditional desktop processing power (for photo editing and other demanding workloads for example), you'll need a notebook running Windows or Mac OS X. But even these users could consider a Chromebook as a lightweight secondary device at this price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Review: Dell Chromebook 11
Source: PC Authority English
Now that the HP Chromebook 11 is back on sale, however, it’s that model that remains our favourite Chromebook. Although it can’t compete with this Dell on performance or battery life, its display is vastly superior, and that makes a real difference. Despite being a product for students, this, and other Chromebooks, remain excellent productivity machines and are well worth a close look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2014
Dell Chromebook 11 Review: Is It $100 Better than Acer C720?
Source: Notebooks.com English
If someone can get their hands on the Dell Chromebook 11, they should test it out before buying a Chromebook. Parents and schools should buy. All others should consider the Acer for the lowest price or the HP Chromebook 11 or Samsung Chromebook 2 for a better screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2014
60% Dell Chromebook 11 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Dell Chromebook 11 is a good addition to the Chromebook range. Its solid performance, combined with the ever-improving Chrome OS and sturdy build quality, make it a good buy. However, if you're after an 11in Chromebook, you're better off with the cheaper Acer C720 Chromebook, or you could get the 13in Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102 for around £35 more. Also, Intel Core i3-based Chromebooks will soon be available, which are likely to be significantly faster. You may, therefore, wish to wait before you buy a Chromebook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% Dell Chromebook 11 review
Source: PC Pro English
With its strong performance, creditable ergonomics and low price, the Dell Chromebook 11 is a great option for any student looking for a budget workhorse – especially since, with the integration of the Quickoffice beta into the Chrome OS Files app, offline editing capabilities are now much stronger than before. At this cheaper end of the Chromebook market, we prefer it to the Acer C720. Now that the HP Chromebook 11 is back on sale, though, it’s that model that remains as our favourite Chromebook. Although it can’t compete with this Dell on performance or battery life, its display is vastly superior, and that makes a real difference.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
79% Dell Chromebook 11 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell Chromebook 11 is a good, if a bit mixed, device. In some areas it excels with its additional 2 GB of RAM over most other models, the solid trackpad and two USB 3.0 ports instead of just the one USB port found on most Chromebooks. In some areas it suffers, such as the glossy and reflective screen, bad speakers and flimsy keys. For the most part though, it’s simply another option for the Chromebook buyer to consider when looking for just the right device for school or personal use. At $299 it isn’t the most inexpensive option, but for users who really want that extra memory boost, Dell’s offering could be just what they need to improve upon the otherwise lackluster Chrome experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 79%
80% Dell Chromebook 11
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, the Dell Chromebook 11 is worth considering whether you're in Dell's target audience of student users or not. It offers great performance at a reasonable price in a form factor that is sure to appeal to those who'll be carrying it around all day.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Dell Chromebook 11 review Dell's first Chromebook is a star in almost every regard
Source: Techradar English
The Dell Chromebook 11 is an affordable machine that does not feel or look like it was made on a budget. Compared to its competitors, this Dell falls in line with the specs already set by other Chrome laptops on the market. At the same time, it also has two USB 3.0 ports, matching the same record the Toshiba Chromebook set recently in our review. What sets it apart, though, is its impressive longevity, which makes it perfect for anyone who wants to get away from the outlet with a mobile hotspot in tow.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 50% workmanship: 100%
50% Dell Chromebook 11 review: Basic browser machine keeps up with the times, barely
Source: PC World English
The overall construction feels solid. The dark-gray plastic chassis should hide smudges and light dings. I'm amused by the name Dell gave this color, though: “Foggy Night?” Given the educational bent, why not "Scarred Blacktop" or "Old Sneaker Sole?" Ah, the missed opportunities. Dell’s Chromebook 11 is a good execution of an inherently limited kind of product. I’d love to see Dell keep at this and take a run at HP’s Chromebook 14. Why should HP have all the fun?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Dell Chromebook 11
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Chromebook 11 is a very good alternative to a Windows 8 PC, particularly if most of your needs can be satisfied online or with Chrome OS offline programs. It's a good effort, but not quite the best for end users in this price range. For the same price, the HP Chromebook 11 (Verizon LTE) $299.00 at Best Buy, our Editors' Choice, gives users most of the same features as the Dell Chromebook 11, plus a brilliant IPS screen and 4G LTE WWAN (though you have to buy a contract with Verizon), so you're never away from the Internet, even if you're in the middle of a park lawn.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Chromebook 11
Source: Laptop Mag English
A comfortable and sturdy design, great speakers and zippy Haswell performance make the Dell Chromebook 11 a compelling laptop for students. The solid keyboard also makes this device a great option for typing notes and reports. The only drawback that keeps this system from earning an Editors' Choice award is the glare-prone display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

DELL Chromebook 11レビュー!Google Chrome OS搭載ノート
Source: Pasonisan JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2015

Comment

Model: Chromebooks, which are notebooks using the Chrome OS with cloud data storage, are gaining a foothold among fans. Dell has realized this, and offers Chrome OS fans an option in the form of the Dell Chromebook 11. As its name implies, it is a simple and fuss-free device that features an 11.6 inch display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. The display is sufficient for everyday needs of the layman but will not be enough for those with higher graphic demands such as gamers liking graphic heavy games or designers and photographers who need high resolution graphics for correctly viewing their pictures.

The overall design is practical and elegant, covered in stiff black plastic. The Chromebook 11 is driven by an Haswell technology based 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron 2955U processor with integrated Intel HD GPU. The internal storage drive is 16 GB and there are two different RAM options to choose from, 4 GB and 2 GB. A high density battery is supposed to provide up to 10 hours of power. Despite its very basic sounding feature, it does offer easy to use options and comes with a pile of useful Google Apps. This is therefore the ideal teaching laptop which can potentially make learning easier for budget constrained students and others that need a simple gadget for less.

Intel HD Graphics (Haswell): In the mobile Haswell Celeron and Pentium integrated processor graphics card. The HD Graphics is the slower, GT1 called, part with less execution units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


2955U: Entry level ULV dual core processor with integrated graphics card called Intel HD Graphics and reduced features of the Haswell core (no Turbo Boost, AES, ...).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.3 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews


78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer C720-29552G01Aii
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 1.3 kg
Acer C720P-29552G01aww Chromebook
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 1.4 kg
Acer C720P-29554G01aww Chromebook
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 1.2 kg
Acer C720P-2666 Chromebook
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 1.2 kg
Acer C720-2802 Chromebook
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 1.2 kg
Acer C720P-2600 Chromebook
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 1.2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Acer Aspire V3-331-P982
HD Graphics (Haswell), Pentium 3556U, 13.3", 1.46 kg
HP Spectre 13-H200EF
HD Graphics (Haswell), Core i7 4500U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Toshiba CB30-A3120
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Toshiba CB30-102
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Toshiba CB30-A3120
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 13.3", 1.5 kg

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HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.26 kg
Dell XPS 13-9343 Non-Touch
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.276 kg
Dell XPS 13 9343 Core i7
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.276 kg
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U, 12.5", 1.5 kg
Dell XPS 13-9343
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.276 kg
Dell Latitude 12 E5250
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4310U, 12.5", 1.67 kg
Dell Latitude E7240-SM008LE72408GER
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 12.5", 1.4 kg
Dell XPS 13-9333
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.374 kg
Dell Latitude E7240 Touch
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 12.5", 1.35 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03-11 (Update: 2014-03-11)