December 11th 2013 8:10 am

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Dell finally jumps into the Chromebook market with an 11-inch, Intel-powered laptop that stacks up well against the ChromeOS competition. Like a lot of other Chromebooks on the market, Dell didn't put a lot of inspiration or originality in the Chromebook 11's design, and PC World is less than thrilled with the "hard plastics" used in construction, finding the overall design "blah." On the other hand, TechRadar calls it a "simple yet elegant design," and says it makes a "great first impression."

The Chromebook 11's 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 display is pretty average for a Chromebook, and while it isn't ideal for large graphics or heavy gaming, the Verge still finds it "perfectly adequate" for a ChromeOS device. However, PC Mag notes that that the display will "wash out" if you move off center, but regardless, it's still "reasonably bright and clear."

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PC Mag Mar 7, 2014

The Dell Chromebook 11 is a very good alternative to a Windows 8 PC, particularly if most of your needs can be satisfied online or with Chrome OS offline programs.

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PC World Mar 28, 2014

Dell's Chromebook 11 breaks little new ground for the category, but it's a nice execution of a machine category that's inherently simple and limited.

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TechRadar Mar 31, 2014

The Dell Chromebook 11 is the longest lasting Chrome OS machine yet; with a fantastic design and inputs, there's plenty to like here.

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The Verge Apr 9, 2014

It’s smaller and more portable than the larger HP and Toshiba, and its long battery life means you don’t have to worry about constantly being within reach of an outlet.

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Computer Shopper Apr 11, 2014

Marketed primarily to students, the Dell Chromebook 11 is also worth a look from anyone interested in joining the Chromebook craze thanks to its solid construction and performance.

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Tom's Hardware Dec 12, 2013

The upcoming Chromebook also features a 16 GB SSD promising a fast boot time of under 8.4 seconds, a front-facing 720p webcam, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, two USB 3.0 ports and HDMI output. The Chromebook measures less than one inch in height.

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Liliputing Dec 14, 2013

It’s not ugly, it’s just more functional than fashionable. It’s not too heavy at 2.9 pounds but isn’t the lightest nor the thinnest Chromebook around. This size and weight will be easy for even first graders to carry around without starting early on back problems.

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PC Pro Jan 23, 2014

As an education-focused machine, Dell is making much of its “rugged” design. The company claims the chassis is based on its Latitude line of corporate laptops, built for life on the road.

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The Inquirer Jan 29, 2014

Because of its relatively low price, we didn't expect the Dell Chromebook 11 to have exceptionally high build quality or unique design qualities compared to other, higher end models on the market. However ... overall it looks rather good, with a satin gunmetal finish.

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oneniner oneniner

I think the Dell Chromebook is great. This is my first Chromebook since the CR-48. I've had a favorable opinion of Chromebooks over the years, but didn't see a need. With our family moving to more mobile devices and an aged laptop, I thought it was a good time to give it a try. I am very...

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Ellii Ellii

I've had a Dell Chromebook 11 for 7 months now and I love this machine. If you're just looking for a little plastic thing that runs Chrome and has good battery life, I'd call it a toss-up between Dell's Chromebook 11 and Samsung's wafer-thin ARM machine. The Dell is better built, but the...

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Unless you want a complete peice of sh*t you do not want this and if you buy it you are a f*cking idiot and need some mental help, like fr return this as soon as you can you are wasting your money and never going to get this back, DO NOT BUY THIS

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