Dell Chromebook 13, Core i5-5300U
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Chromebook 13, Core i5-5300U
Source: Expert Reviews
The Dell Chromebook 13 is undoubtedly a premium Chromebook, but Chrome OS still doesn’t really justify the need for such wanton specifications. In all fairness, this is a complaint which can also be levelled at the Chromebook Pixel as well, but when Google's Chromebook offers so much more for less once you add in VAT, the top-end Chromebook 13 is difficult to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Wired Magazine
The Dell comes as close to the ideal Chromebook as anything I’ve tested. The catch is that you’ll pay for it. It’s probably best compared directly to the only Chromebook that’s more powerful and pricier—the Pixel. If you want a high-end Chromebook and don’t mind spending $900 for it, the Dell bests the Pixel in many ways, including battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper
Unless you simply crave a touch screen, the $799 Dell Chromebook 13 is a formidable rival to the class-leading $999 Google Pixel, and maybe even the $1,299 Core i7 Pixel. One touch of its carbon-fiber lid and you'll be spoiled for ordinary Chromebook construction—even that of excellent contenders like the Toshiba Chromebook 2, which also has a 13.3-inch IPS 1,920x1,080 display and was just refreshed with a choice of Celeron or Core i3 power.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: The Dell Chromebook 13, Core i5-5300U is a stylish yet discrete looking device built for the business oriented crowd. There is a backlit chiclet-style keyboard and a precision touchpad with seamless glass integrated buttons to aid with navigation ergonomics. The overall chassis is solid yet lightweight for optimal portability and lid is a modern carbon-fibre textured panel. Display on the Dell Chromebook 13 is a 13.3 inch FHD panel with touch or non-touch options. Either option comes with sufficient quality in the sharpness and color saturation.
The Dell Chromebook 13 comes with an Intel Core i5-5300U processor, up to 8 GB of RAM, an Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU and a 32 GB SSD. Connectivity on the device is done through an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11AC card as Chrome OS is mostly dependent on its Internet connection. Other features on the Dell Chromebook 13, Core i5-5300U are in the form of a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, a HDMI 1.4 out, and a microSD slot. Battery life on the device is impressive with a 6-cell pack rated at 67 Wh allowing for extended working on the go.Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). 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.
5300U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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.
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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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