- Dell has simply introduced the Chromebook 5000 collection, with the debut instrument being the Chromebook 5190.
- Available in both a clamshell or 2-in-1 design, the Chromebook 5190 options USB Type-C, a rugged design, and extra.
- The computer might be to be had in February beginning at $289.
Acer, ASUS, HP, and Lenovo all introduced their education-focused Chromebooks in January on my own. As such, it is best becoming for Dell to announce its personal Chrome OS-powered wares with the Chromebook 5000 collection.
The debut instrument for the collection is the Chromebook 5190, which might be to be had both as a conventional clamshell or 2-in-1. Dell didn’t supply explicit specs, although the corporate mentioned you’ll choose for a quad-core Intel Celeron processor if the dual-core type isn’t speedy sufficient for you.
The Chromebook 5190 additionally options as much as 13 hours of battery existence, stylus improve, an not obligatory world-facing digital camera, and USB Type-C improve. The computer nonetheless options conventional USB ports that permit scholars plug of their flash drives and different equipment.
Speaking of scholars, the Chromebook 5190 was once designed for the schooling marketplace. As such, it could actually continue to exist drops from 4 toes in the air, in addition to “10,000 micro-drops” from a couple of inches in the air. These are lovely usual options for education-focused Chromebooks, nevertheless it is nonetheless excellent to look Dell stay up with the pageant.
That does no longer imply the Chromebook 5190 might be extremely reasonably priced, alternatively. When it is going on sale in February, the computer will get started at $289. If the less expensive 3000 collection is any indication, costs may pass up as prime as $400 for the Chromebook 5190’s max configuration. We name that an affordable computer round those portions, however that kind of price ticket is on the upper finish for colleges.
Even so, it is sensible for Dell to additional push into the instructional marketplace. IDC numbers from 2016 level to Chromebooks making up 49 % of faculty computer systems. These numbers make the instructional marketplace a profitable one, although we will be able to see if the Chromebook 5190 delivers the items.