When Google and Dell announced the new Latitude Chromebook Enterprise devices on Monday, they were a little light. $ 1.1998.99.
Keep in mind. Dell has begun selling each of the Latitude 5300 and 5400 Chromebook Enterprise laptops That over time these Chromebooks will be available is many more configurations. Also, the devices are not intended for consumer purchases, which is why they have some fake wallets and some of the options are for Dell / VMware services.
Starting with the clamshell Dell Latitude Chromebook 5400:
- 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8365U processor (with cooling fan)
- Intel UHD Graphics 620
- 14-inch 1920×1080 anti-glare non-touch display
- 8GB of memory
- M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe storage and SD card reader
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 with PowerShare  1 USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 with Power Delivery & DisplayPort
- 1 HDMI port
- 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1
- 1 RJ-45
- Backlit keyboard
- Optional HD RGB Camera with Dell Privacy Shutter
- 68 WHr battery
- Weight: 3.24 pounds
As previously mentioned, there will be other configurations. For example, you can drop the display to 1366×728 resolution and run the Chromebook on an Intel Celeron 4305U processor;
Or you can bump the price with Intel Core i7-8665U chipset, add a touch screen, increase RAM to 32GB and boost storage to 1TB if you want. I'd guess it's a Chromebook costing well above $ 2,500.
For the 2-in-1 Dell Latitude Chromebook 5300, you'll probably get the same specs for a few extras: $ 1,479 but comes with a 13.3-inch touch display, includes the HD webcam and sheds a quarter-pound of weight.
Both models are LTE capable for wireless connectivity on the road, of course. Note that while there's no mention of Bluetooth for either Chromebook, the Intel Wireless AC 9560 chip does support Bluetooth 5.
As with the clamshell version, you can configure the 2-in-1 with a full range of options: 8th – Intel processors from Celeron to Core i7, have between 4 and 32 GB of memory and choose between 128 and 512 GB of NVMe storage.
Again, these are enterprise devices, so pricing is far higher than a consumer might expect to pay. And although there have been Chromebooks for business in the past, these appear to be the first ones designed for enterprise use. Dell is adding to the Chromebooks.
If nothing else, Dell and Google have created an offering where enterprises can ' t consider these Chromebooks merely "toys". These are very capable in terms of hardware. And Latitude Chromebook Enterprise line could be big business. We'll have to watch and see.