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Dell’s latest convertible Chromebook aimed at students

By Nayanika Majumdar | Jan 27, 2017 11:45 PM EST
Attendees inspect the Google Chromebook Pixel laptop during the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
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The technological advancements have helped in the field of education to a large extent. The internet has enabled the students to have access to a large amount of verified data and the invention of the laptop has allowed them to use the internet and work on many educational projects and academic works. Dell is one of the most popular laptop companies which have raised the standard of laptops for every type of use. One of the most recent products of Dell include a convertible Chromebook which aims at the benefit of the students and further contribution in the field of education.

According to Phandroid, Dell made the announcement about its Dell Chromebook 11 Convertible on Jan 25 after Asus and Acer announced 2 new Chromebooks for students at the BETT event on Jan 24 2017. The latest Chromebook is designed to help the students in terms of functionality and budget by combining the efficiency of the processors and making the product affordable for the students. The laptop will feature a 2-in-1 convertible design that allows the users to flip the display around and use it in the form of a tablet.

The Chromebook is said to be powered by an Intel Celeron processor and have an 11.6-inch touch screen display with a battery that lasts for 10 hours (as per rumours). The product will have a Headphone Jack, SD Card Reader, 2-USB 3.0 Port and 1-HDMI Port for connectivity purposes. It is uncertain whether the device runs on Windows 10 or Chrome OS but both are efficient enough to be used by students.

Tech 2 explains that the Dell convertible laptops, aimed for the students, are priced at different rates as follows:

  • The Windows model: $579 (Rs 39,400
  • Chrome OS version: $349 (Rs 24,800)
  • Latitude 11 (standard versions): $349 (Rs 24,800)
  • Chromebook 11: $219 (Rs 15,000)
  • Latitude 13: $519 (Rs 35,300)
  • Chromebook 13: $299 (Rs 21,000)

Dell's Latitude 11 Convertible is said to be powered by Intel's seventh-generation Pentium and Celeron chips and the Chromebook model runs on the sixth-generation Celerons. The design of the laptops includes rubberized shock protection against falls from a specific height and there are lots of rounded corners and sealed keyboards to handle spills, which prove perfect for students use.

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