26 January 2018
Dell finally wraps off the cover from their first batch of 2017 laptops targeted for students. Both the Latitude and Chromebook 11 are 2-in-1 machines specially designed for schools. These machines can not only bear student abuse as well as their classroom workload.
The basic design of both the laptops is similar, keyboards are sealed so that it can handle accidental liquid spills. The corner is very round and has rubber shock protection for drops. As the name suggests, Latitude machine is running on Windows 10 whereas the other one Chromebook is on Chrome OS.
Like all other 2-in-1 laptops, it can be wrapped completely to be used as a tab and second way is traditional mode. Both the machinese supports Dell Active Pen, however, it will be released as a peripheral device. The Latitude 11 is featuring the top of the line Intel’s 7th gen Pentium Celeron chips whereas the Chromebook machine is powered up with the 6th gen Celeron chip.
Usually, the Latitude machines from Dell are quite thick but that’s not the case with the new 11 and 13-inch machines. The good thing is Dell considered accidental spills and falls while designing these laptops. The upgrades are not only in the design department but also in the Processors under the hood.
As expected the Windows variants are packed with more CPU, the 13-inch variant is packed with Core i5 Processor whereas the 11-inch variant is featuring Intel’ latest 7th gen Celeron processor. The Chromebook 13-inch variant has Core i3 on board as processor whereas the 11-inch variant is packed with slightly older 6th gen Celeron Chip. Dell confirms the latest special dedicated laptop machines for the students will be released from Feb 7th, however, the price tag of both new laptops is still in dark. Stay tuned, we will keep our readers updated regarding the latest happening.