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Dell reveals $300 Chromebook 11 as its first Chrome OS notebook

updated 10:03 am EST, Wed December 11, 2013

Educational-oriented Dell Chromebook 11 shipping in January

Dell has unveiled its first Chrome OS notebook, the Chromebook 11. Aimed at the education market, the Chromebook 11 offers up an 11.6-inch edge-to-edge glass screen with a resolution of 1366x768, entry-level specifications, and a low price tag, in a device measuring less than an inch in thickness and weighing in at 2.9 pounds.

Inside the Chromebook 11 is a fourth-generation Intel Celeron 2955U processor clocked at 1.4GHz, with a choice of 2GB or 4GB of RAM. A 16GB solid state drive is included for storage, with the notebook also equipped with a front-facing 720p webcam, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, and HDMI-out. The light specification list allows it to have a claimed 10-hour battery life, and a boot time of under 8.4 seconds.



As it has an educational focus, it is shipping with a central web-based control for IT managers to configure and track devices, add or remove applications remotely, and to perform other related tasks. The Dell Wyse PocketCloud application, supplied with the notebook, will allow the user to connect to shared storage for various educational materials, with Dell also working on releasing a downloadable version of the app for the Google Chrome Web Store in January, extending the app to other mobile devices and computers.

Dell will be shipping the 4GB version of the Chromebook 11 in January for under $300 in the United States and the United Kingdom, with the 2GB model expected later in the first quarter for around $260.




by MacNN Staff

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