Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 with Core i3 chip down to $399 from $550 at Best Buy

While the Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 isn’t what I’d call a super high-end 2-in-1, it’s definitely above the typical mid-range category thanks to the 8th-generation Core i3 U-series processor. And right now it’s priced like a below mid-range Chromebook: You can save $150 and get this laptop for $399 at Best Buy.

Android Police spotted this deal, which is a solid one if you’re on a budget but don’t want to skimp too much on performance. 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

Back in April, the Dell Inspiron Chromebook was on sale for $499, which I think is more appropriate than the regular price of $549, currently through Dell directly.

With the U-series chipset, this Chromebook can run longer under a heavy processor load before it has to throttle back on speed to reduce heat. Of course, the U-series chips also use a fan to help mitigate overheating and slowdowns, so if you prefer a fanless device, this isn’t for you.

If you don’t mind that, however, $399 gets you a strong performing Chromebook with 1080p display and pen support, capable of fast browsing, multiple Android apps and even some Linux software if you decide to enable that option.

2 thoughts on “Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 with Core i3 chip down to $399 from $550 at Best Buy

  • June 12, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    I think the Dell Chromebooks look great. I’ve always considered Dell as an option if Pixel goes away.

  • June 14, 2019 at 1:02 am

    I looked at that one and the HP x2. The Dell is rather heavy 4lbs to lug around was too much for me. So I went with the HP. And it has enough to drive VScode.


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