Dell 2-in-1 Convertible 11.6″ HD IPS Touchscreen Chromebook with Celeron N3450 Review

Dell 2-in-1 Convertible 11.6″ HD IPS Touch Chromebook

Dell 2-in-1 Convertible 11.6

Grey Dell 11.6″ 2-in-1 Convertible Chromebook has a standard high definition touchscreen display with an IPS panel. Technical specs include the entry-level Intel Celeron N3450 processor, 32GB eMMC flash storage, 4GB DDR4 RAM for multitasking, Chrome operating system, modern connectivity ports and a webcam. This budget priced 2-in-1 Chromebook comes with an accessory bundle that includes a USB extension cord, an HDMI cable and a mouse pad.

The last quarter of 2016 release quad-core Intel Celeron N3450 has a base speed of 1.10GHz and a maximum turbo speed of 2.2GHz. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 6 watts for an all-day long battery life. It has a PassMark benchmark score of 1812 at the time of this review for a mid-range performance day-to-day performance for browsing and Office, as well as moderate multitasking. 32GB eMMC flash storage is the minimum you can have on a laptop, but offers much quicker boot-up times and streamlined data management.

Many of us use Cloud based storage to access our files wherever we have internet access. High bandwidth 4GB DDR4 SDRAM offers basic multitasking as an average size memory at this price level. And it should be adequate for most of the users for whatever they do on the Chrome OS, including having multiple browsers and apps open at once. There shouldn’t be any lagging or freezing. Connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.1, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, a Media Card Reader that supports microSD format, an HDMI output, and a Headphone/Microphone combo.

11.6″ touch display has the 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and an IPS panel with the 178-degree wide viewing angles. You have quite a bit of flexibility with the 360-degree rotating touchscreen that lets you use the computer in laptop, tablet, presentation, tabletop and audience modes. Intel HD 500 (Apollo Lake) is the built-in Dell 2-in-1 Convertible 11.6 N3450graphics card on this Chromebook for decent visuals overall, adequate performance for daily media tasks and playing the Chrome games. Sound quality is not bad at all through the stereo speakers.

Grey Dell 2-in-1 Chromebook weighs 3.13 pounds and measures 12 x 8.99 x 0.8 inches- is lightweight and compact. 802.11ac wireless offers you around 3 times the speed and wider coverage than the wireless-N. The integrated high definition webcam on the top bezel has two microphones and lets you video chat with friends and family on Google Hangouts. The Chrome operating system by Google is fast, versatile and easy to use. It comes with thousands of applications, Cloud backups and built-in security. Overall this is a low cost Chromebook with modern features and a user-friendly interface, for those on a budget.

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