One of my personal favorite Chromebooks ever was the Dell Chromebook 13. It was a premium machine that was a spectacular alternative to Google’s Chromebook Pixel. Since then, though, Dell has mostly focused on low-end Chromebooks. Today at IFA though, Dell is announcing a new premium Chromebook.
Dell Stories August 29
Dell Stories January 25, 2017
Dell launches trio of new Chromebooks starting at $219 [Update]
2017 is looking up for Chrome OS with a renewed focus on education, the expansion of Android apps, and tons of new hardware. Just this month we’ve seen the debut of new ‘flagship’ Chromebooks from ASUS and Samsung, as well as new models from the likes of Acer. Today, though, Dell is stepping in with three brand new Chromebooks, all designed for the education market.
Dell Stories June 30, 2016
Dell has never been huge in the Android tablet market, but today it admitted defeat — the company has just revealed (via PCWorld) that they will no longer be selling Android tablets. The tablets never sold very well and as its 2-in-1 Windows tablet business picks up, it only makes sense that the company put to rest the Android-powered devices that mostly played the background.
Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!
Dell Stories December 17, 2015
Dell Stories October 29, 2015
9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G Watch $60, Dell Venue 8 $280, Nexus 5 (unlocked) $175, more
Today’s can’t miss deals:
LG G Watch Android Wear refurb: $60 shipped (Reg. $200) | BuyDig
Dell Venue 8 7000 Series 8.4″ Intel Atom 16GB Black: $280 shipped (Reg. $400) | eBay
New LG/Google Nexus 5 (unlocked): $175 shipped (Reg. $400) | eBay
Amazon offers over $70 worth of Android apps for free
Toshiba Canvio Connect II 3TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive $100 shipped (Orig. $170)
Logitech K480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard (refurb) $20 shipped (Orig. $50)
Giveaway: Polk Audio’s Omni Whole Home Music System – Soundbar w/ subwoofer and S2 Speaker ($880 value)
More new gear from today:
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 (Mac/PC) is on sale for Prime members: $40 shipped (Reg. $70+)
- Games/Apps: Call of Duty Strike Team & Zombies for iOS $2 ea, more freebies
- Men’s Watches up to 70% off: Rip Curl Midnight Matte $140, Nixon Stainless Steel $45, more
- Daily Deals: Insignia 55-inch 1080p Smart HDTV w/ Roku $450,more
- AirPrint Laser Printers: Canon All-in-One $80 (Reg. $109), Samsung $55 (Orig. $160)
- 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB: $1,099 shipped (Reg. $1,299)
- 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB: $1,280 shipped (Reg. $1,499)
- PSA: Best Buy and others launch new Apple TV pre-orders, offer potential savings
- The best accessories for the new Apple TV: MFi game controllers, keyboards, cables, more
- Target ad leak reveals planned Apple Watch discount for iPhone purchasers
More deals still alive:
Monoprice 15% off sitewide: MFi certified Lightning cables as low as $4, more
A Dark Room — the best-selling iPhone/iPad RPG is now available for free (Reg. $1)
- Freebies: NBA League Pass + Supergirl TV episode + Toca Life: Town for iOS + More!
- Free Xbox Live Gold Games for November: Pneuma Breath of Life, Dungeon Siege III, more
- WD Elements 2TB Portable Hard Drive: $66 shipped (Reg. $80)
- Leaf RSS News Reader for Mac drops to $1 (Reg. $8)
- OLALA 6,000mAh Power Bank w/ MFi Lightning Cable $24 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)
- TOTU Dual Layer iPhone 6s Case in gold, silver or gray $3 Prime shipped (Reg. $12+)
- Storage: Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop Hard Drive $100 shipped (Reg. $120), more
- Ricoh Wireless Color Laser Printer $70 shipped (Reg. $149)
- One year Sam’s Club membership + food coupons: $25 w/ email delivery (Reg. $45+)
- 9to5Toys Specials: MiFi 500 plus 1 year of LTE $149.99, more
- Fashion: Gap Fall Sale up to 75% off + extra 40% – 1969 Jeans from $10, more
- Media: That 70’s Show Complete Series on Blu-ray $70 (Reg. $100+), more
- Fitbit Charge HR Activity Tracker $115 shipped (Reg. $150), Fitbit Surge $195 (Reg. $245)
- GoPro HERO4 Session Action Camera: $249 shipped (Orig. $400)
- ChugPlug External Battery Pack for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro $40 shipped (Orig. $130)
- App Store Free App of the Week: Dr. Panda’s Mailman ($4 value)
- Gift Cards up 20% off: JCPenney, Sports Authority, more
- Fashion – extra 20% off fall athletic/outdoor shoes: Caterpillar boots $52, more
- Protect your new iPad mini 4 with this folio smart case: $3 Prime shipped (Reg. $10)
- proXPN VPN: Premium Lifetime Subscription for $39 ($375 value)
- Best-selling Acer Chromebook 2.6GHz.2GB/16GB SSD (refurb) for $120 (Orig. $170)
New products & more:
The Altwork Station cures the standing desk blues with its reclining design
Can a $99 Windows PC that connects to your iPad be any good?
- Gibson’s Neat podcasting microphones mix fun and color
- Blue’s new Lola headphones drop some weight but keep the retro look
- Toys R Us Holiday Catalog Leak: Apple TV for $54 in-store, much more
- LEGO nailed the famous Ghostbusters Firehouse set
- The eora 3D scanner uses your iPhone to create 360-degree models of anything
- Belkin’s new lightweight QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 is now available
- Dyson’s pricey 360 Eye robo-vac finally sees the light of day
- Use your smartphone as a controller for these AirConsole Mac/PC browser games
- Best Buy lands the first major blow in this year’s battle for holiday shoppers
- Dell Black Friday Ad Leak: Gears of War Xbox One w/ Fallout 4 + controller $300, more
- Amazon thinks leaving your house is over-rated, expands Prime free same-day delivery service
- Marvel’s limited edition Phase Two Blu-ray collection arrives just in time for the holidays
Dell Stories August 13, 2015
Google adds new Dell Chromebook 13 to Chromebook for Work lineup, available September 17
Chromebook for Work is Google’s lineup of premium Chrome OS-powered laptops which it promotes as easy to deploy, highly secure, and ready to run legacy Window applications through OS virtualization. Today the company announced that Dell will begin selling a new one of these business-ready Chromebooks starting September 17th, called the Dell Chromebook 13.
The Chromebook 13 is, like the rest of the Chromebook for Work line, packing a serious punch for a computer running such a lightweight operating system. It has a 13.3″ full HD touchscreen display (1920×1080), a 5th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, a backlit keyboard and glass touchpad, and a palmrest made out of magnesium alloy. The laptop is quoted for 12 hours of battery life, although these ratings are usually generous. The starting price will be $399 when it goes on sale, with no more detail on upgrade options or variants. “Enterprise class performance at an economical price point,” Google says in its blog post.
Chrome OS certainly does hold a lot of promise for IT departments frustrated with the current solutions out there, namely Windows and all the tumult going on at Microsoft over the company’s strategy for the operating system going forward. Google’s operating system was built at a much later time, and without the baggage of years and years of developing and supporting software meant for a place and time that has since passed. In my day-to-day there are rarely more than a few edge case applications and tools I need a full-on desktop computer for, so the ability of Chrome OS to virtualize Windows and run its applications is just icing on the cake of an OS which recognizes that many business-related programs can run in the web and be almost indistinguishable from their desktop equivalents — especially with Chrome OS’s ability to run web apps as individual windowed apps.