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Dell has launched a $399 Chromebook for Business

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Released by Dell in conjunction with Google, the laptop Chromebook 13 has carved out a rather unusual niche among Chromebooks: they are usually positioned by the manufacturer either as a superexpensive low-powered Internet devices, costing about $200, or as top-of-the-line models such as Chromebook Pixel from Google for a price of $999 minimum. Dell’s Chromebook occupies something of an in-between position, offering quite a workable configuration for business tasks, all for a fairly common minimum price of $399 for most laptops.
The Chromebook 13 has a 13-inch 1080p IPS display. Depending on the selected configuration, the hardware may vary: it is allowed to upgrade to processors Intel Core i3 or i5, also the amount of memory is increased to 8 GB. The minimum configuration offered for $399 has a dual-core 1.5GHz Intel Celeron 3205U with 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD. The operating system starts up in 6 seconds and the battery life reaches 12 hours. The price of the top-of-the-line Chromebook 13 configuration is $899.
Dell has launched a $399 Chromebook for Business
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As ports for communications are used one USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 respectively, there is an HDMI output. Standard wireless adapters Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 are present. The internal storage can be supplemented with an SD card. A webcam with two microphones and stereo speakers are responsible for the media part. The keyboard is backlit and the touchpad is covered with special glass. For the top-of-the-line configuration, the Chromebook 13 has a touchscreen covered with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT protective glass.
Dell Chromebooks as a competitor can be countered by the recently released Acer Cloudbooks which also have a democratic price, but use a full-fledged Windows 10 as a working environment. The keyboards’ hardware is inferior to Dell’s (Acer offers eMMC memory instead of solid-state drives), targeting roughly the same segment of users who prefer to store their data online.

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