Dell intros Latitude 3300 Education and refreshes 3000 series of Chromebooks
The Google Chromebook platform had a slow start when it launched back in 2011, but it has since become quite popular in the education space. According to Dell, 80 percent of Gen Z students have a desire to work with cutting-edge technology even though more than half believe that their schools and institutions are ill-prepared to provide them with the necessary tools.
The refreshed 11.6-inch 3100, 11.6-inch 3100 2-in-1, and 14-inch 3400 Chromebooks were designed with this younger generation of students in mind. These systems sport 2x2 Intel WLAN cards and USB Type-C charging with the promise of over six years of Google Auto Updates. The OEM is claiming a battery life of up to 12 to 14 hours depending on the model.
Outside of these Chromebooks, Dell will also offer a new and more powerful 13.3-inch Latitude 3300 Education model for students who may prefer to use Windows. The laptop features USB Type-C charging and a 1080p touchscreen with up to Core i5 processors compared to the passively-cooled Gemini Lake processors in the above Chromebooks.
The Chromebook 3100, 3100 2-in-1, and 3400 will start at $250, $360, and $320, respectively, when they launch in late March. Meanwhile, the Latitude 3300 Education is now shipping for a starting price of $300.
Catch the full specification sheets below for more details on each model.