Dell has taken the wraps off of a trio of new notebooks (opens in new tab) for students and educators with the Latitude 11, Latitude 11 Convertible, and Latitude 13. All three pack Windows 10 on board, though, interestingly, they're also available with Chrome OS as well.
Both the Latitude 11 and its convertible sibling are available with Intel's 7th-generation Celeron and Pentium processors. Dell is claiming all-day battery life for both, so longevity in the classroom shouldn't be a concern. Of course, the convertible version has some extra bells and whistles, featuring a 360-degree hinge, a "world-facing" camera to create videos,and support for inking with the Dell Productivity Active Pen.
The Latitude 13, on the other hand, is a pretty standard affair with processor option covering both 6th- and 7th-generation Intel Celeron, Pentium and up to Core i5 processors. Other than its larger 13-inch screen, Dell says that the Latitude 13 includes faster memory. Optional E-Rate mobile broadband will also let users stay connected even outside of Wi-Fi range.
All three notebooks are expected to go on sale starting February 7. The Latitude 11 and Latitude 11 Convertible will start at $349 and $579, respectively. Meanwhile, the Latitude 13 will start at $519.
The Chrome OS ones are also a lot cheaper. Google is pushing big into Education - Microsoft needs to justify the higher cost or... Also, anyone hear about the rumored Galaxy S8 with the "desktop dock"??? Here we go...
If people can work in their browsers, let them. The higher cost for having an actual computer is well justified already.
Chrome OS is for google to spy on you constantly. They are only cheap because you and your data are the cost of diong business with an advertising company like google.
The ChromeOS ones are a lot more crippled, because of ChromeOS.
Meanwhile Lenovo launched Lenovo N 22,23,24 and 11e today. Also launched was Yoga 11e tab. Prices start at 189 dollars
Great device with great price for education you can also get free office with real student ID
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