Dell Chromebook 11 2015 Specifications
|Display:||11.6″ 1366×768 TN, 135.1 PPI, Matte/Anti-Glare finish, 180° Hinge|
|Dimensions:||29.7 x 21.77 x 2.1 cm (11.69 x 8.57 x 0.83 in)|
|Weight:||1.24 kg (2.74 lb)|
|CPU:||Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail dual core @ 2.167GHz to 2.58GHz|
|Wireless:||802.11ac dual band and Bluetooth 4.0|
|3.5mm Headset Jack
Dell Chromebook 11 2015 Review
This is a very fast computer, pulling up image-heavy sites within a second or less. It also looks very nice; the lid sports a clean look, and the charcoal color makes the computer look professional. Build quality is among the best I’ve seen on any other Chromebook; there are no creaks and there is no hollow sound when clicking the trackpad, unlike the Acer C720 Chromebook.More information about the Dell Chromebook 11.
The keyboard is wonderful, especially for a machine this size; the keys are very springy, and offer great key travel. The trackpad is great as well; it is the perfect size, and works well (especially for the touch gestures in Chrome OS). The screen is pretty standard; it isn’t 1080p, but for this size, it is perfectly adequate. However, there is on thing about the display that I should mention; there is glass protecting the screen, which is great for preventing scratches from going onto your screen, but it makes for pretty poor viewing angles.
I honestly don’t think this matters much (the edge-to-edge glass certainly makes the computer look nicer than ones with embedded screens), but for those of you who do use your computers outdoors, it is something you might want to consider. Battery life is stellar. I was able to get 8:23 of battery life while having multiple tabs and windows open, plus several YouTube videos playing in the background. It is amazing, and when I used it casually (checking my email, watching YouTube), I actually didn’t have to charge it for 2-3 days.
Pros and Cons of Dell Chromebook 11
-Very fast computer
-Looks very nice
-Very good build quality
-Excellent trackpad and keyboard
-Stellar battery life
-Many ports (HDMI, full-size SD card slot, USB 3.0)
-Display has poor viewing angles
Other Chromebooks Similar to Dell Chromebook 11
There are many other Chromebooks out there, but the most notable one is undoubtedly the Acer C720 Chromebook. How do they stack up? The short answer is the Dell is better: it features superior build quality, a better keyboard and trackpad, and a much nicer design. However, one has to remember that the Acer C720 is $199.00, while the Dell Chromebook 11 is about $350.00 on Amazon. My recommendation is that if you can spare the extra money, you should buy the Dell, but otherwise, the Acer C720 is a great Chromebook as well. Also, if an 11.6 inch screen is too small for you (I came from a 15.6 inch Compaq computer to this and I had no issues), I would recommend the Toshiba 13.3 inch Chromebook.
Many people say that you cannot use a Chromebook as your primary laptop, but this is not true. Chrome OS has matured over the years, and for those who just want to watch some YouTube, browse the web, check their email, and occasionally type up a report, Chrome OS is perfect.
Overall Opinion on Dell Chromebook
This is one of the best computers I have used-including my previous Windows laptops. It is much faster than all my other laptops, boots up in 7 seconds (faster than any other Windows laptops under $500), and has a great keyboard and trackpad. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, especially those who want to buy a Chromebook.