Dell is currently announcing a trio of new Chromebooks today, and the most interesting among the three is the convertible laptop that can be flipped around to be used like a tablet. The laptop is fittingly named the Chromebook 11 Convertible.
About the Dell Chromebook 11
According to The Verge, the Chromebook 11 Convertible is intended for schools, so its form is really the main highlight about it. It has a current-gen Intel Celeron processor, its keyboard and trackpad are fully sealed to protect against spills, and it has a rubberized trim to enhance its shock resistance since its intended to be in schools after all, so it better be able to take a fall.
Other Chromebook worth noticing
A model that runs Windows 10 and includes a newer processor, stylus support, and a world-facing camera intended for tablet mode will be available as well, but it will be known as the Latitude 11 Convertible. Both laptop versions will launch on February 7, with the Chrome OS model selling for $349 and the Windows model for $579.
Google's promoting Chromebooks
Dell's announcement for its laptops came right along with Google's renewed push to get Chromebooks into schools. Yesterday, Acer and Asus both announced 11-inch convertible Chromebooks of their own as well, with one even supporting a stylus. It seems like Google has finally found some ideas about what Chromebooks should be offering this year, and now it has a few partners getting these configurations out there.
Chromebook 11 and 13
Along with the Chromebook 11 Convertible, Dell has also announced the Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 13, which are Chrome OS incarnations of already-existing Windows laptops that go under the names Latitude 11 and 13. These two Latitude models are getting updated with some new processors.
According to PRNewswire, The Chromebooks will feature older processors but will sell at a lower price. These four laptops will launch on February 7 as well.