Dell unveiled a new Chromebook yesterday, a rugged model with generous battery life. It’s called the Dell Chromebook 5190 and is meant for the classroom, thus being very rugged and pretty well specced.
The device becomes available in February, with a starting price of $289. Dell Chromebook 5190 is actually the debut device of the Chromebook 5000 series. It’s available in both clamshell and 2 in 1 format and comes with an USB Type-C port and your choice of quad core Intel Celeron CPU or dual core unit. Up to 13 hours of battery life are available here, plus stylus support and an optional world facing camera.
Standard USB ports have also been kept and the Chromebook 5190 is able to survive drops from out 4 feet high, plus 10.000 micro drops from a few inches. The price we mentioned above applies to the lower end config, so the max one could go to $400. I should also mention that this device plays nicely with styli. We don’t have clear info on RAM or storage, but I expect something like 4 to 8 GB of RAM and maybe 64 or 128 GB of storage.
Keep in mind that nowadays having Chrome OS on this device also means that you get access to Android apps.