Dell Chromebook 11 (XDGJH)Review
Chromebooks are gaining a lot of popularity today and Dell has not been left behind in this area. Dell updated it’s Chromebook 11 device to meet with the needs of the users especially those who required an improved power. The Dell Chromebook is powered with an Intel Core i3 processor. The budget device has a smooth running capacity that makes it faster than most notebook PCs. It’s improved battery life makes it even a highly demanded Chromebook.
The design of this Chromebook device is smooth. It has a straight and sleek edge which makes it look sophisticated. The lid of the laptop does not trap any fingerprint marks and will keep looking new no matter how long you keep using it. The Chromebook comes with an 11.6-inch glossy display and the keyboard arrangement is an island-style deck. The Chromebook is very portable and weighs just 2.8 pounds. It can easily fit into your bag without weighing you down.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The Dell Chromebook 11 has a solid keyboard and is very comfortable on the fingers. Dell replaced the caps lock key with a search key function that is useful for searching the web. You can also convert this key back to its original cap lock function in the keyboard settings.
The touchpad of this device is a bit narrow. You won’t find any physical buttons for the mouse but you can tap lightly with two fingers to do a right-click.
The Chromebook does not have a fantastic display because of its low resolution which is 1366x 768. The picture quality is very dull and you won’t get colors portrayed accurately.
The Dell Chromebook 11 is a loud device. The sound quality may not be great but is certainly audible. The sound lacks a bass quality and some other features that could have improved its quality.
Ports and Webcam
The Dell Chromebook 11 has space for only necessary ports. On this device, you will find two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and an SD card slot.
The webcam on this Chromebook has a low resolution of 720p. The images captured are very dull and grainy.
The Chromebook 11 uses a powerful Intel Core i3-4005U processor. This upgraded processor makes the Chromebook a multifunctional tool that allows you multitask. You can open several applications on the device at the same time and will be impressed by how everything runs smoothly.
If you browse regularly using the chrome browser, the Chrome OS function is within your reach. This feature allows you to quickly sign in to your Google account when you boot up the Chromebook. You will immediately be welcomed to a clear desktop page that shows the Chrome OS start like button which is on the left. It would reveal all your installed apps when you click on it.
What Do We like
The Dell Chromebook 11 comes with a powerful processor that makes it deliver an overall great performance.
The improved battery life takes this device to the level of premium quality Chromebooks in the market today as it lasts for last for a maximum of 10 hours and 17 minutes.
What We Don’t Like
The poor resolution of the device does not make it great for your movies or even for playing games.
The Chromebook is a great product from Dell and comes at a very affordable price. We will recommend it because of its portable size which makes it a great travel companion to do your work everywhere you go.