With the growth in Chromebook revenues for PC manufacturing companies, Dell reveals its latest set of Chromebooks specifically designed to fit the needs of students. The company will launch the devices on 7th February equipped with features like withstanding classrooms and student abuse.
Though Dell isn’t the only one making a mark in the education sector. Just yesterday, Google has announced its collaboration with Asus and Acer to launch two student-friendly Chromebooks at the education technology conference in Bett.
The first and the most interesting one of the upcoming cluster is the Chromebook 11 Convertible. This device features a stylus known as ‘Dell Productivity Active Pen’. Other than that, this laptop can be folded to be used as a tablet device. The keyboard is fitted with a camera, which can be configured once the Chromebook is flipped. To make it favorable for students, the laptop sports a rubberized shock protection design along with fully sealed keyboard and trackpad. On the processor front, the model will run on Intel Celeron processor powered by Windows 10 alongside Chrome OS.
The next in the lineup is Latitude 11 Convertible. The model will be identical to the Chromebook Convertible 11 with just tiny differences, though there is a much difference in the terms of price. The model will support newer processors said to be Intel’s seventh-generation Pentium and Celeron chips. It will be powered by Chrome OS. While the Windows model is priced at $579, the Latitude 11 will be sold for $349 with both versions being rolled on 7th of February.
Dell further redesigned its existing Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 13. Both of them have been equipped with Chrome OS and will go via new identities — Latitude 11 and Latitude 13. Further, the company is also working towards updating the processors for said models. These variants also sport sealed keyboards and rubberized shock resistant design in order to stand with the educational lineup. The Latitude 11 is set for $349 with an uptick in the price range of the Latitude 13. It will be starting at $519.
Dell also unveiled new Interactive Touch 4K displays, a 55-inch and 86-inch model as an option for teachers for conducting classes and collaborative sessions. The models are equipped with DisplayPort, VGA connections, and 3/4 HDMI ports. Priced at $5,000 and $11,000 respectively, the mentioned models will enter the market on March 30th.