Deal alert: Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 is under $450 for a limited time

If your Chromebook needs can be met by an eighth-generation Intel Core i3, there’s a great deal on the Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14. Normally priced at $599, you can save $150 on this 2-in-1 from Best Buy or $159 off directly from Dell.

The Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 was introduced back in August and first went on sale this past October but it’s still a solid device, provided you don’t want or need an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 to power you through the day. Here’s a rundown of the specs:

  • Intel Core i3-8130U processor
  • Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics
  • 4 GB of memory
  • 128 GB of eMMC storage and microSD card slot
  • 14.0-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) TrueLife LED Backlight Touch IPS Display with EMR Pen Support (pen included)
  • 720p webcam
  • Two USB Type-C ports, one USB Type-A port, microphone/headphone jack
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2
  • 56 WHr battery and 45 Watt charger
  • Weight of 3.99 pounds

With this configuration, I’d say this is ideal for someone who uses their Chromebook as… well…. a Chromebook.

Meaning, you can probably have at least 10 browser tabs open simultaneously with no ill effects. An Android app or two thrown into the mix should be fine as well. I’d be leery of relying heavily on this device for lengthy Linux use via Project Crostini at the same time though, mainly due to the 4 GB of memory.

I have little doubt that some of the About Chromebooks readers own the Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14, so if you’re one of them, let us know how it’s working out for you.

About the author

Kevin C. Tofel has covered technology since 2004. He's used ChromeOS since Google debuted the CR-48 in 2010, reviewing dozens of Chromebooks since then. He worked for Google's Chrome Enterprise team from 2016 to 2017, supporting the launch of Android app support. In his free time, he uses Chromebooks to learn software engineering at Launch School. In 2019, Kevin joined the CS Curriculum Committee at his local community college.

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2 thoughts on “Deal alert: Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 is under $450 for a limited time

  1. What’s the deal with all these really expensive Chromebooks when Frys is selling a Lenovo model for $99? Do you ever talk about any that people can actually afford?

  2. Not so sure! For whatever reason, my Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 flies. Considerably faster than the Pixelbook I’m typing on. Why dd I buy the Dell? I read too many reviews of the Chromebook 14…
    It performs great, and although I’ve never put it on a scale, it seems much heavier than the listed weight.
    That being said, the experience on the Pixelbook, in my opinion, is far superior. Weight, form factor (3-2 display), etc.

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