Dell announces new Windows 8.1 notebook and tablet made for schools

Dell has announced it will sell a new Windows 8.1 notebook and tablet made specifically for the education market. The Dell Latitude 11 Education Series notebook will have a starting price of $299 and the Dell Venue 10 Pro Windows tablet will start at $329.99. Both products will go on sale March 3.

Dell says:

"The Latitude 11 Education Series provides an 11.6-inch touch or non-touch display with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT, full-size keyboard and ultimate durability, providing peace of mind even in the messiest locations such as art classes and cafeterias. Not only is the device subjected to MIL-STD 810G testing for pressure, temperature, shock and vibration, but the Latitude 11 Education Series also provides an exclusive fully sealed keyboard and touch pad to protect against spills, while also providing a rubberized LCD and base trim to provide superb drop protection."

Inside the Latitude 11 has an Intel Celeron processor (no clock speed was revealed), and a 250GB hard drive for storage. The touchscreen version won't go on sale until sometime in June.

The Dell Venue 10 Pro tablet will allow students to use it from five different positions with an optional keyboard. The company states:

"The five positions make the most of different learning environments and include: clamshell for test scenarios and to use as a laptop, tent and stand positions to promote collaboration and sharing, and slate configuration for keyboard storage while in tablet mode. An optional active stylus also provides the pen and paper "inking" experience on a tablet."

Dell has yet to reveal the specific hardware specs on the Venue 10 Pro.

Source: Dell

John Callaham