Dell releases the first Chromebooks in its business Latitude series. These are Chromebook Enterprise variants of the Latitude 5400 and of the Latitude 5300 2-in-1. The manufacturer has been working with Google for two years on the business Chromebooks.
Thanks to the partnership, Dell’s business Chromebooks will be equipped with a security chip from Google, Dell told CNet. Presumably it concerns the Titan-C security chip that Google previously put in its Pixel Slate tablet introduced last year.
Dell’s Chromebook Enterprise laptops will be launched in 50 countries, according to the manufacturer, and will be combined with extensive business support. At the same time, Google announces that the Admin console has been modified. Design changes and faster loading times should improve the management of business Chromebooks.
Dell’s Chromebook Enterprise models come with eighth-generation Intel processors. There will be versions with a Celeron, Core i3, i5, or i7 and there is 4GB to 32GB of RAM. The business Chromebooks can be further configured with up to 1TB of NVME SSD storage and an LTE modem is optional.
The Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise is a convertible with a 13.3″ screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The device has a USB-C connector, two USB 3.1 ports with type-a connector and an HDMI port, a headphone jack and a memory card reader on the convertible, starting at $819.
Dell’s Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise has a 14″ screen with a choice of 1366×768 or 1920×1080 pixels resolution, with or without touch functionality. The laptop has the same connections as the 2-in-1 model, but on top of that an extra USB a port and an Ethernet connection.The laptop is available in the US starting at $700.