Here Comes the Dell 3100

In the educational sector, Dell has again continued their expansion with their latest flagship Chromebook Laptop – the 3100 and the 3100 2-in-1.  The 3100 has a semi-rugged design that can be supplemented with a separate protective case. It’s got a spill-resistant display, and other features designed for the unpredictable, and often destructive educational environment.  

With an entry price of $249 the Dell Chromebook 3100 is the cheapest of their new EDU laptop releases. It boasts an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, a dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB or 32GB of storage. 

The notebook measures about 12in x 8.2in and weighs 2.9 pounds, putting it right in the middle for normal EDU specifications. It has a 42 watt-hour battery and a 65W USB Type-C power adapter. While these indicate it is a junior-level device, it does have 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 and optional support for a gorilla glass touchscreen display.

Dell’s Chromebook 3100 2-in-1 model has similar specs, but it has slightly more weight at just over 3 pounds, has a 360-degree hinge, comes with a choice of 32GB or 64GB of eMMC storage, and can support 4GB or 8GB of RAM.

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