On Tuesday, Feb. 12, it was announced that the Dell second generation “backpack ready” Chromebooks are ready to hit the shelves.
The new Chromebook 11 is designed to handle the school environment, a place where consumer-class laptops would fail. Dell isn’t the only company who decided to enhance laptop resistibility. Samsung had done the same thing with their Chromebook version which was announced last fall.
This new “backpack ready” laptop comes with a nice white casing and strengthened edges. Customers can add further protection to the laptop’s 11.6-inch TN screen by opting for the Corning Gorilla Glass. This new feature was added after Dell came to the conclusion that most frequently, Chromebook screens get broken due to the fact that students leave their pencils on the keyboard, forget about them and close the screen on the pencil.
The laptop comes with another student-oriented feature. There is a LED placed on the Chromebook which changes color every time a students has a question or wants to give an answer. The LED is also lit when the laptop is connected to a Wi-Fi network. This is a feature will help the teacher observe if all students are attentive or if a gaming crew has formed with other, more important objectives, like saving the Earth form zombies.
The software has nothing to prove. It’s sturdy and ready to take on scholastic challenges. The new Chromebook functions on an Intel Celeron N2840 processor. It comes with a RAM system capable of 2 of 4 GB of DDR3L and eMMC storage of 16GB.
Wi-Fi is a 2×2 802.11 ac which is designed to withhold school density, where hundreds of students might be working online in close proximity.
The Chromebook also comes with an integrated LTE modem, next to the SIM card. These two components are placed in a slot that can be accessed only by using a security bit. The LTE option was added for situations where students who live in homes without Internet facilities need to work or study online.
But these are all characteristics that can also be found in other Chromebook versions. Nonetheless, the Dell Chromebook 11 comes with an extra feature: the KACE management tools, a set of applications very useful for school administrators as it helps them keep track of laptops’ activities.
The starting price is $250.
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