Dell's Chromebook 5190 is a convertible with pen support

Sheri Evans
January 26, 2018

Dell's Chromebook 5000 Series laptops will start shipping to schools next month with prices starting at $289. One of the most important factors in classroom laptops is battery life, and Dell says the Chromebook 5000-series offers up to 13 hours of usage between appointments with a wall outlet.

Based on specs and features, Dell's 11-inch Chromebook 5190 is the US company's response to the Taiwanese firm's Chromebook 11 C732, which also boasts of an 11-inch display and a durable body for the classroom environment. Simply called Dell Chromebook 5190, the Chrome OS-running laptop is a rugged 2-in-1 targeted at the educational sector.

On the processing front, Dell is equipping the Chromebook 5000 series with either dual- or quad-core Intel Celeron processors, while the scratch-resistant display has reinforced hinges. In addition to this, there's also stylus support and USB-C (making the 5190 the first Dell Chromebook to adopt the new charging/syncing standard). The laptop still features traditional USB ports that let students plug in their flash drives and other accessories.

Texas-based computer company Dell has introduced its latest entry to the Chromebook market.

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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 (the approximate height of a classroom desk on the harshest possible surface).

Otherwise, the specs are only supposed to be a bit better than what you'd find on Dell's existing 3000 series education Chromebooks. With Chrome OS and the power of Android apps, students can use it as their laptop or as their tablet, taking handwritten notes in various apps like OneNote. Thankfully, there are plenty to choose ...

Dell is known for its durable computers, so it's not surprising for the Chromebook 5190 to boast this property. We call that an low-cost laptop around these parts, but that sort of price tag is on the higher end for schools.

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