06 October 2018
Dell has officially announced its first premium Chromebook offering called Inspiron Chromebook 14. It is a 2-in-1 convertible which can be used in both laptop and tablet mode as per one's need or requirement. It comes with a bunch of interesting features including support for Android apps.
To start off, the Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 sports a 14-inch Full HD IPS display. Under the hood, it has the Intel Core i3-8130U processor with 4GB of RAM. There is 128GB of onboard eMMC storage which should be enough for basic storage needs. In terms of connectivity options, it features two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports and a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port. And yes, it also comes with a stylus which is a standard EMR pen.
Since it is a premium offering, Dell has gone with aluminum build quality instead of the plastic ones we find in other affordable Chromebooks. It will be running Chrome OS out of the box and will also be able to run Android apps meant for running on Chromebook. These apps will be available for download via Google Play Store which can be installed directly from the device itself.
Dell has priced the Inspiron Chromebook 14 at $599 with sales starting October 23rd in North America. There are no words on when and if it will be released outside the United States.