Dell Chromebook 11
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Dell Chromebook 11
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- 77AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE6 ReviewsPC World50Dell Chromebook 11 review: Basic browser machine kDell'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.PC Mag80Dell Chromebook 11The 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.Laptop Magazine80Dell Chromebook 11 ReviewThe Dell Chromebook 11 gives students Haswell power, a comfy keyboard and very good battery life in an attractive $299 package.Tom's HardwareNot RatedDell Launching Chromebook 11 in JanuaryThe 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.Computer Shopper80Dell Chromebook 11 Review and RatingsMarketed 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.The Verge80Dell Chromebook 11 review There's a new king in ChIt’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.TechRadar90Dell's first Chromebook is a star in almost everyThe Dell Chromebook 11 is the longest lasting Chrome OS machine yet; with a fantastic design and inputs, there's plenty to like here.PC ProNot RatedDell Chromebook 11 review: first look at the Â£159As 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.LiliputingNot RatedHands-on: Dell Chromebook 11 is intended for the cIt’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.The InquirerNot RatedDell Chromebook 11 hands-onBecause 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.
- 60AVERAGE USER SCORE4 ReviewsBrandon60April 30, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Good for school but anything outside of that it is kind of useless compared to a better priced computer. The thing is cheap which makes it worth its price.Engadget Reader10May 11, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 THISEngadget Reader90November 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 Samsung is smaller. But if you're looking for a Chromebook to be your main machine, I'd highly recommend putting Crouton on Dell's model. Having played with four different models, it's easily the best in terms of construction. It feels much sturdier than I'd expect of a cheap plastic laptop; it's light and conveniently/adorably small with a good keyboard and decent screen (no matte option, but still). Unlike Samsung's model, it comes with the 100Gb Cloud, and unlike Samsung or Acer's model, an SD card fits tight and (almost) flush so you can just keep it in there for extra storage. And the battery life is amazing.I'm running Crouton with Ubuntu on the laptop (plus a Debian install on a 32Gb SD card for good measure). It's truly excellent software that lets a Chromebook be a real laptop. I code, compute, write, read, print (oh yeah, ChromeOS probably won't work with your printer). Samsung's model runs Crouton, but a lot of important software isn't compatible with the ARM processor. I'll buy Google's "It's not just a browser" pitch when Google employees start using it at work, but as long as the heroes at Crouton let you use a variety of Linuxes in parallel, it's nice to have the sharp, extension-friendly browser and cloud storage. So yeah, this is the best little laptop I've owned, especially for the price.Engadget Reader80April 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 pleased with that decision.When I've looked at and handled Chromebooks in the past, they always had this plastic-y, cheap feel. I'd read that the Dell one is more solid and I would have to agree. It feels like a real dell laptop. It's not as rounded and sleek as the HP or probably as thin as the new Samsung, but its just right for me. Its small enough, solid feeling, has a great webcam, keyboard and track pad (the CR-48's was the worst trackpad/mouse I've ever used). The ports are just what I needed, although I wasn't too picky on them. There are 2 USB3's, a full size HDMI (I haven't tested either), and a full size SD memory card reader (it worked great). The charging port is just like the full size ones that the Latitudes have used for years. The screen quality isn't bad, I like the brightness controls, I thought it did well bright and it can get pretty dark if needed. The resolution isn't great, but for an 11 inch I don't know if I'd want text to much smaller or to have to zoom it. I did notice there was a setting to change the resolution to higher than 1366x768, but I'm guessing it was software and not hardware. It was a little fuzzy, I'm happy with the 1366x768 for web browsing (I do have a full HD 13" laptop for comparison).As far as the software goes, its a Chromebook and you're getting exactly what you would expect. The hardware can definitely support it. I probably have too many extensions installed on Chrome and I haven't noticed any sluggishness (is that a word). I was afraid of getting less than 4GB from what I had heard and I liked that it had an Intel processor and they are both fine, I wouldn't be able to compare them to 2 GB or or an arm processor though. The battery life is great, it says 10 hours, I used it for about 5 days on its first charge including standby (that's probably not the best gauge, I admit). I haven't noticed the fan kicking on, so its either quiet or hasn't been needed. The laptop starts up from sleep before I can lift the lid, its been everything I could've hoped for in that area, but it's only been a week.
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