As expected, Dell is launching a new version of the Chromebook 11, and this time it has a low-power Intel Bay Trail processor instead of a more powerful Intel Haswell processor like the Core i3 chip in the Chromebook 11 I reviewed recently.
But that’s not the only change: Dell has also redesigned the case of the Chromebook 11 and introduced a Windows version of the laptop. That model is called the Latitude 11 Education Series.
Both laptops are designed for students and educators, but they’re available for anyone to buy.
Update: The new Dell Chromebook 11 is now available for $249 and up.
The laptops feature Intel Celeron N2840 dual-core processors, 2GB to 4GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and 11.6 inch displays with optional touchscreens.
Since these laptops are designed for use int he classroom, they have rugged features including Gorilla Glass screens, a MIL-STD 810G tested case for pressure, temperature, shock, and vibration resistance, and a sealed keyboard and touchpad for spill protection.
You can also push back the screen 180 degrees.
Dell’s new Chromebook 11 launches today for $250 and up, while the Latitude 11 Education Series with Windows 8.1 will launch on March 3rd if you want a model without a touchscreen. The touchscreen model will be available in late June.