Chromebook design sucks. Despite some outliers like the original Cr-48 and the Pixel, the truth is that Chromebooks just can’t hold a candle to their more expensive PC and Mac counterparts. Until now. Meet the Dell Chromebook 13, a business-oriented Chromebook which features a 13” high-res IPS display, use of high quality and durable materials (Magnesium and carbon fiber weave, there’s no plastic to be found here), a comfortable backlit keyboard, a precision trackpad (important to note since Chromebooks usually feature notoriously bad trackpads), and yes — a gorgeous design with a gunmetal black finish that would make even Jony Ive blush.
Open the laptop up and you’ll find a wicked fast Core i5 processor, over 8GB of RAM, and a battery life that will get you over 12 hours of battery life. Well, if you choose the high end version that is. The low end features a much more modest Celeron CPU and 2GB of memory. Not bad for the $399 price point, though. You can read more on this Chromebook’s business-exclusive features and buy one on Dell’s business website directly. Shipping begins on September 17th.