Dell’s new Chromebook 13 is not your regular Chromebook. Unlike most Chrome OS-powered offerings which are targeted at consumers and offer lightweight performance, this notebook is designed to offer a level of performance that gets the job done for enterprise users.
Design and Display
Dell Chromebook 13 flaunts a sleek and durable design with a magnesium alloy body and a lid featuring woven carbon fibre. This laptop looks like one that can stand up well against rugged use for business purposes.
Dell Chromebook 13 comes with an LED-backlit, chiclet-style keyboard and a sizeable glass trackpad. The chromebook sports a bright 13.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, promising great viewing. There is also an option of a touch display with a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass NBT.
Expect performance levels that let you get work done effectively with up to fifth-generation Intel Core i5 processor running under the hood. The CPU is accompanied by standard RAM of 4 GB, but you can get higher system memory on more expensive models.
The base model, which runs an Intel Celeron processor, is more powerful than most of its rivals. Being powered by Google’s Chrome OS, you should expect fast booting on Dell Chromebook 13. Dell says it starts up in less than 8 seconds.
With business users being the target market, Dell Chromebook 13 comes with several of its maker’s enterprise-grade software. These include SonicWALL VPN software, Dell Unique IP from KACE, Wyse and cloud-based management tools. Users will be able to access servers without fears of being exposed to possible security breaches.
Battery life of up to 12 hours is promised on the Chrome notebook, which has access to thousands of productivity and business tools on the Chrome Web store. Dell Chromebook 13 comes with two USB ports (including one USB 3.0), an HDMI 1.4 port, a Noble Lock and a microSD card reader.
You get Bluetooth 4.0 LE and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac for wireless connectivity.
Pricing and availability
Dell Chromebook 13 Notebooks are available in Nigeria. Dell Chromebook 13 price in Nigeria starts at around N79,500, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Dell Chromebook 13 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Dell Chromebook 13 Notebook:
- OS: Chrome OS
- Processor: Intel Celeron or 5th Gen Intel Core i5 or Core i3 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics
- Memory: 2GB RAM, up to 8GB RAM
- Colours: –
- Dimension: 32.34 x 22.58 x 1.28 ~ 1.84 cm
- Weight: 1.47 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 13.3-inch back-lit LED Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels (Touch or Non-Touch)
- Keyboard: Yes
- Pointing Device: Yes
- Built-in Storage: 16GB or 32GB SDD
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 1 port
- USB 2.0: Yes, 1 port
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): No
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0, LE
- Docking Connector: No
- Secondary Battery Connector: No
- Mobile Broadband: No
- Chrome Web Store
- Battery: 6-cell, 67 WHr Li-Po Battery
- Use Time: up to 12 hours