Dell’s new Chromebok with an Intel Core i3 Haswell processor is now available for $379.

This Dell Chromebook 11 model features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 4GB of RAM, 16GB of solid state storage, and a 51Wh battery, and it runs Google’s Chrome operating system.

dell chromebook 11_01

The notebook measures less than an inch thick, weighs 2.9 pounds, has HDMI output, stereo speakers, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0

Dell isn’t the first company to offer a Chrome OS laptop with a Core i3 chip. Acer offers a model with similar hardware and a $350 price tag. To be honest, a Chromebook probably don’t need a processor that fast. While the Acer model I reviewed was one of the fastest Chrome OS laptops I’ve tested to date, it didn’t actually feel that much faster than a model with a Celeron Haswell processor in day to day use.

Dell continues to offer Chromebook 11 models featuring Intel Celeron 2955U processors for under $300, and Acer has several versions that sell for even less.

While the Dell Chromebook 11 with Core i3 is available for order now, Dell doesn’t expect orders to ship until mid-December.

via Chrome Story and Brent Sullivan

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7 replies on “Dell Chromebook 11 with Core i3 now available for $379”

  1. $379 is too high for an 11.6 inch tiny screen Chromebook. I can get a 13.3 inch Asus Chromebook for $150 less, a 13.3 inch Toshiba Chromebook for $125 less.

    1. Not with a Core i3 and 4GB of RAM you’re not! Never mind the 51Wh battery… All that you can get less for also have lesser hardware specs, albeit the Core i3 and 4GB of RAM is a bit overkill for a Chromebook but convert it to a full Linux desktop and you can still get a lot done with it…

  2. The price in my opinion is still too high, the must be close to the $200-$250 price range with these kind of specs, remember the netbooks, why they were so popular and almost everybody bought one! because they were insanely affordable back in their time. If a chromebook share the same price point of a windows convertible as Asus T100($379 w/ Bay Trail-T Z3775 processor and 32Gb) or the great Asus vivobook x200MA 11.6″( 2.26 Ghz Intel Pentium N3530,2gb,500hb), then people is going to pick up a windows machine, plain and simple, Also the 1 year old Asus T100(Z3740) is now $279
    I just bought a vivobook x200MA with Pentium N3530 CPU 2 days ago for $349 and that’s a heck of a mini laptop.

    1. Asus T100 is a smaller device with much lower specs…

      While Core processors are Intel’s premium priced offerings that offer the max performance…

      Bay Trail SoCs are still over 50% less processor efficient and Intel’s Celeron/Pentium versions of their Core Processors are stripped down and more limited than the full Core versions…

      So, you’re getting less with those lower prices too!

      Really, you can’t really compare a chip that sells for a couple of hundred for just the processor alone versus mobile SoCs that sell for less than $50… never mind the Intel subsidizing that helps the mobile SoCs compete with the even cheaper ARM SoCs…

      Besides, the Asus T200 starts at about $400 and the newest model with Z3795 and 4GB of RAM goes for $499… and that’s a similar 11.6″ size device, but tablets just tend to cost more than laptops…

      And let’s not get started on the basically clearance prices for the older models that are now selling for less than they originally got released for… New prices should be compared to other new prices! Otherwise you’re just comparing apples to oranges…

  3. I still think these are priced too high. I know everything is going Bay Trail now but my value set is still based on the cheap and cheerful Haswell based Celerons which were recently so plentiful in Chromebook land and can still be found. An i3 is just not a $200 upgrade over those models.

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