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Dell Adds Business-Oriented Chromebook 13 To Its Chrome OS Lineup

Dell is slowly entering into Google territory with its Chromebook 11 laptop and the Chromebox already available in the market. However, it wants to continue that expansion with the release of a larger version, aimed more at business users, with the Chromebook 13.

Just as its name suggests, it features a 13.3-inch IPS screen, which also has a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass NBT solution so that it can withstand scratches that could otherwise put a damper on the screen. The laptop also includes a 720p webcam, and boasts 12 hours of battery life. There are a few configurations available with the new device, including your choice of processors, GPU, storage and memory.

CPUIntel Celeron 3250U (1.5 GHz), Core i3-5005U (2.0 GHz), or Core i5-5300U (2.9 GHz)
GPUIntel Graphics GT1 (3250U), or GT2 (i3-5005U and i5-5300U)
RAM2 GB DDR3L, 4 GB DDR3L, or 8 GB DDR3L
Display13.3-inch anti-glare (1920x1080) or 13.3-inch Touch (1920x1080) with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT coating
Storage16 GB M2.NGFF SSD or 32 GB M2.NGFF SSD
ConnectivityIntel Dual-Band Wireless AC-7620 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE wireless card
I/O1x USB 3.0 slot, 1x USB 2.0 slot, HDMI 1.4, microSD slot, stereo and microphone combo jack
Accessories720p HD webcam, dual array microphones, and two stereo speakers (2W average, 3W peak)

The base model starts at $399 and will ship on September 17. Dell puts the workforce at the emphasis of its target audience, but the Chromebook works as a viable option in other scenarios such as in classrooms and for casual use at home.

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