Computers are not limited to the latest Apple creation. Google makes a line of Chromebooks that are a cross between a laptop and a tablet. Dell has just introduced the Model 13 which is much faster to use and respond. Here is one review.
For many of us who have been using Chromebooks for some time now- I always found the first generation devices
were rather under-powered and lagged in performance. But this is changing rapidly with new Chromebooks that are sporting Intel processors. With Dell’s release of the Dell Chromebook 13 the tides are changing and now educators and students can have access to devices that house much faster silicone. The Dell Chromebook that was provided for me for this review, the Dell Chromebook 13 sported an Intel i3 processor with 4 GB or RAM and 16 GB Solid State Drive with a 13.3 inch FHD Display and is priced at $529 on the Dell website. The Dell Chromebook 13 is made of carbon fiber finish with magnesium alloy that is easy to grip and gives the computer good protection from dings and bangs.
The Dell Chromebook 13 comes standard with a USB 3.0, a USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4, MicroSD slot, Noble lock slot and a Stereo headphone and microphone combo jack and weighs in at 3.2 pounds. The keys are Chiclet style with back lighting and feel really good when typing. Most users will find the precision Touchpad with built-in glass integrated button extremely easy to use and will not find a need to carry a mouse.
The Dell Chromebook 13 supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE, making easy to connect your computer to external devices that support the latest Bluetooth standard for Low Energy. Pairing one of my Logitech Bluetooth mice took just seconds and was very easy to accomplish.
The Dell Chromebook 13 comes with Dell’s 720p webcam which is pretty standard across most of the Chromebooks which should work well with Google Hangouts or Skype.
There are many apps available for the low-visioned.