Dell has announced the expansion of its portfolio of next generation learning solutions with the Dell Chromebook 11, an affordable and highly-portable Chromebook designed to facilitate integration of technology in the classroom for teachers, students and administrators. Wrapping into Dell’s end-to-end education portfolio, the Dell Chromebook 11 is a laptop that is fast, secure and allows easy-to-manage access to applications and content.
The Dell Chromebook 11 joins Dell’s next generation learning solutions that deliver an optimal combination of platforms, education content and secure IT efficiency that schools and universities are seeking to personalise the learning experience and improve student outcomes.
With presence in more than 400,000 classrooms around the world, Dell is a leading end-to-end IT solutions provider in education, collaborating with school districts and higher education institutions to deploy technologies that lead to innovation in learning, simplified management and reduced costs.
“Dell believes that when implemented successfully, teachers, students and technology work together to enrich the learning process,” said Neil Hand, vice president, Tablet and Performance PC Group, Dell. “The Dell Chromebook 11 will give schools and districts another tool to consider as they plan their digital content and curriculum strategies, and its competitive pricing will help open access to technology for more students around the country.”
“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. The Dell Chromebook 11 with Google Apps for Education will bring exciting new possibilities for learning and collaboration inside and outside the classroom.”
The Dell Chromebook 11 features exceptional manageability and security with an easy to use web-based console that enables centralised configuration and tracking. The management console allows IT administrators and teachers to quickly push or remove applications and enforce safe browsing practices across all Chromebooks in a school’s network or in a specific learning environment. Automated updates and “defence in depth” security features like sandboxing, verified boot, data encryption and easy recovery block or avoid malware, viruses and data loss, saving significant time on maintenance and troubleshooting so that educators can focus on student success.
With its slim design and high performance, the Dell Chromebook 11 features 4th Generation Intel® Celeron ® 2955U processor, 11.6-inch screen, up to 10-hours of battery life and 16GB embedded Solid State Drive to facilitate a fast boot-time of less than 8.4 seconds.The Dell Chromebook 11 will be available in two models, one which includes 4GB of internal DDR3 RAM, and the other which includes 2GB of RAM. This provides options for the education ecosystem, allowing students, teachers and administrators to access, create and collaborate throughout the day at a price point that makes widespread student computing initiatives affordable.
â€¨The Dell Chromebook 11 4GB configuration will be available January 2014. The Dell Chromebook 11 2GB configuration will be available during the first quarter of 2014. The Dell Chromebook 11 is expected to sell below $300 and will be available on www.dell.com in the United States and UK.