The 5000 series of Chromebooks from Dell is geared towards educational pursuits with some nice features usually seen in higher priced laptops. The debut model for this series will be the Dell Chromebook 5190 which will be available in two styles. Traditionalists will appreciate the traditional laptop style clamshell while the 2-in-1 style could appeal to those who plan to do a great deal of writing on their device. In fact, the Chromebook 5190 offers stylus support which is a godsend for taking notes, proofreading documents or working out mathematical formulas. USB-C support helps the 5190 to maintain a slim profile and speedy charging of the battery. Notably, the Chromebook 5190 is the first Chromebook from Dell to offer USB-C support. The screen size is 11 inches which is common for Chromebooks.
Chromebooks are not typically known for being very powerful but the 5190 does offer options that offer a bit more juice than budget priced devices. The standard dual-core CPU option is available but you can opt for a quad-core processor if you need one. Battery life is around 13 hours which is offers more flexibility than the 10 hours found in many other Chromebooks.
The Chromebook 5190 is meant for students which means it has to be able to withstand being dropped occasionally. Dell notes that the Chromebook 5190 can survive a fall from up to four feet or up to 10,000 micro-drops from up to four inches.
Dell’s Chromebook 5190 goes on sale in February with an MSRP of $289 for the entry model with the dual-core processor. While primarily intended for students, the 5190 offers features that could appeal to a much broader audience.