PC maker Dell has decided to jump in the Chrome OS arena with the announcement of its first Chromebook today. Dubbed as Dell Chromebook 11, the device will be available starting January 2014 (4GB RAM variant) for under $300. The company will be releasing 2GB RAM variant later.
Like other Chromebooks, Dell is also targeting education-sector with Chromebook 11 along with the open-market.
“Dell is no stranger to designing and building great computers, particularly in education,” said Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management, Google. “Adding Dell’s first Chromebook to our stable of devices built for the classroom is a big milestone, and Dell has been a great partner in this effort.”
Coming to the device, Dell Chromebook 11 features 4th Generation Intel Celeron 2955U processor, 11.6-inch 1366x768p display, 16GB SSD, 2/ 4GB of RAM, 720p webcam and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n. It also packs two USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0 and an HDMI port. The company is pre-loaded its Dell Wyse PocketCloud application on the device. The PocketCloud app will also be available for download in the Google Chrome Web Store in January 2014.
According to Dell, it will first be releasing Chromebook 11 in United States and UK. There is no word on the launch in other markets.