Dell has released its first-ever Chromebook devices targeting business users. The PC giant has declared it will be launching two new business-focused Dell Latitude laptops operating Google’s Chrome OS.
Organizations keen to buy Chrome OS devices can pick up from either Dell’s 14-inch Latitude 5400 for $699 or its 13-inch Latitude 5300 2-in-1 for $819. Both the Chromebooks can be configured with up to Intel’s 8th Gen Core i7 processors, up to 32GB of its RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage capacity.
Dell’s Latitude line is already quite well-known with business users operating Windows 10 but the corporate worked together with Google for more than a year for creating two new Chromebook Enterprise devices that can be managed by the organization’s IT departments easily.
The tech giant has also made modifications to its Chrome Admin console to improve load times, add search functionality on every page and the console has even been overhauled with material design elements.
These new Chromebooks will enter the market bundled with a range of Dell’s cloud-based support services that make it easier for IT admins to control how the devices are rolled out inside organizations. It will also be easier for IT to merge these devices with the existing Windows platforms and manage them using tools such as VMware Workspace One.
While Dell’s new Chromebooks won’t have Intel’s recently declared 10th Gen processors, both Chromebooks will provide LTE connectivity and include UBS-C docking capabilities.
Vice president of Chrome OS at Google, John Solomon explained how Chrome OS can meet the requirements and wishes of end-users and IT departments in a blog post revealing Dell’s new enterprise Chromebooks, saying:
“Chromebook Enterprise is a game-changer for businesses looking for a modern OS that provides end-users with speed and productivity while offering IT the comprehensive security they need. Dell Technologies is a long-time global leader in the enterprise has a deep understanding of end-user and IT requirements and is a natural fit to bring powerful devices with the benefits of Chrome Enterprise to businesses worldwide.”
Google’s enterprise push for Chrome OS may be beginning with Dell but the search giant is presently functioning with several OEMs to broaden it further and other device manufacturers will also be seen announcing Enterprise Chromebooks soon.