Chromebooks have attracted significant attention from the educational market, taking about 49% of the educational "computer market share" as of last year, according to recent IDC figures. Due to their booming popularity in the classroom setting, we're seeing more and more companies take interest in designing Chromebooks with this exact purpose in mind. The latest company to announce a Chromebook device for school use: Dell.
With over 14.7% of the computer market share in 2016, Dell ranks as the #3 top computer vendor in the world. Dell is entering the market at a great time, and will surely make a dent in the Chromebook market. According to Dell, the new Dell Chromebooks (5190) will be available in 11-inch clamshell, or a 2-in1 convertible configuration. Battery life will last more than 13 hours which will provide all-day usage in the classroom.
Dell says that the Chromebook 5000 series is specifically made to be durable and to withstand accidents:
The Dell Chromebook 5000 series is built to withstand common accidents that may happen in the classroom or on the go with a new robust chassis design that survives 48-inch drop tests and 30-inch drop tests onto steel
Durability is an important factor to consider when placing computers in students hands, especially for younger groups. The Chromebook 5000 series will be available beginning February of this year and starts at a price of $289. You can visit the official 5000 series webpage to keep up to date on the status and availability.
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