Dell's Chromebook 11 arrives in January
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Acer and HP already released more than a few Chromebooks and now another big name announces its first Chrome OS-driven laptop. The Dell Chromebook 11 aims at the education market and, according to the Texan company, "gives students and teachers affordable, easy access to technology at school and home".
The Dell Chromebook 11 is less than one inch thick, weighs 2.9 pounds and will be available in two almost identical models, the only difference being the amount of memory featured. These are the main specs and features of this laptop:
- Processor: 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron 2955U with Intel HD Graphics
- Memory/Storage: 2 GB/4 GB DDR3; 16 GB SSD
- Display: 11.6-inch edge-to-edge glass screen with 1,366X768 pixels
- Camera: HD webcam
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2XUSB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0
- Operating System: Chrome OS
- Battery/Autonomy: 50 WHr; up to 10 hours
Dell promises a boot time of less than 8.4 seconds and the Chromebook 11 comes pre-loaded with Dell Wyse PocketCloud, a program which allows teachers and students to share and edit their documents over the Internet.
According to the press release below, the 4 GB model will be available starting in January 2014, with the 2 GB one expected to arrive "during the first quarter of 2014". Dell's first Chrome OS laptop will cost less than $300 and will reach the United States and UK via www.dell.com.