Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 joins the $600 Chrome OS crowd

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Dell selected IFA 2018 to launch updates to its most mainstream-priced Inspiron line of laptops, together with its new 14-inch convertible Chromebook and a brilliant and glossy new show.

Despite Dell’s historical past for having small 11.6-inch Chromebooks and two-in-one Chromebooks for markets like schooling, that is the first of its “premium” Chromebooks — a rising class of the Google Chrome OS-based laptops designed to look much less rough-and-ready and extra polished and upscale, like the HP Chromebook x2, Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 and the grandaddy of expensive Chromebooks, the Google Pixelbook.

It’s not as slick and glossy as competing premium Chromebooks, however the aluminum Inspiron 14 two-in-one convertible features a 14-inch 1,920×1,080-pixel display with narrow-ish bezels and the stable, considerably stolid design of the Inspiron line. The Wacom EMR stylus docks into the underside of the physique the place it is accessible in tablet mode.

The Chromebook, and choose Inspiron fashions, are available a brand new coloration, Urban Gray, which I actually like as a low-key different to black or silver.

Inspiron Chromebook 14 specs

  • Intel Core i3-8130U CPU
  • Up to 128GB storage
  • 4GB reminiscence
  • Ports 2x USB-C, 1x USB Type-A, microSD card slot, headphone/mic jack
  • 802.11ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi
  • begins at 4 lbs/1.8 kg
  •  Dell claims as much as 15 hours of battery life

Then once more, in the event you care extra about velocity than webcam placement, the 5000 collection now affords the choice of discrete graphics an Nvidia MX130 GPU, to ship a velocity enhance.

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The remaining spotlight of Dell’s present bulletins is the firm’s first DisplayHDR 600-certified monitor, which means it may hit 600 nits peak brightness (typical is round 250 to 300 nits) and canopy 90 p.c of the DCI-P3 gamut. That’s notably brighter generally and provides higher coloration copy in saturated greens and cyans than your typical monitor. But the S2719DC places it in an ultrathin, glossy silver chassis and provides a USB-C/alt-Display port in order that it may energy your laptop computer whilst you’re utilizing it.

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 Other refreshes and additions

  • XPS 13 will get a brand new entry-level model with an Intel Core i3-8130
  • XPS 13 two-in-one up to date with Intel eighth-generation processors
  • New fundamental, cheap Dell 22, 24 and 27 SE Monitors

Pricing and availability

  • XPS 13 with i3 obtainable now beginning at $900
  • XPS 13 two-in-one obtainable Sept. 11 beginning at $1,000
  • Dell 27 USB-C Ultrathin Monitor obtainable Sept. 20 beginning at $550
  • Dell 22/24/27 SE Monitors obtainable Sept. 25 beginning at $170 (22-inch), $200 (24-inch) and $250 (27-inch)
  • Inspiron 7000 two-in-ones obtainable on Oct. 2 beginning at $880 (13-inch), $850 (15-inch) and $1,100 (17-inch)
  • Inspiron 5000 two-in-one 5482 obtainable on Oct. 2 beginning at $600, 5481 beginning at $460
  • Inspiron Chromebook 14 two-in-one obtainable on Oct. 23 beginning at $600

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