Did you miss getting a Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 for $150 off two weeks ago? No problem, because the deal is back again. You can snag this Core i3-powered 2-in-1 for just $399 at Best Buy.
If you don’t mind an internal fan (which really shouldn’t run often), $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.
Here’s a reminder of the hardware configuration:
- 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
About the only concern I’d have with the Dell is the 4 GB of memory, although unless you’re more of a power user, this should be fine. Given that I code on my Chromebooks, I’ve always felt the more RAM the better for my use case.
Sales on devices such as this will definitely have some potential Pixelbook Go buyers take pause. Yes, the $649 Pixelbook Go has double the RAM but only half the storage and a lower-powered Intel Core m3 U-Series processor. There’s no pen support, nor is the Go a 2-in-1 but even if you won’t ever use those features, this heavier and thicker Dell Chromebook on sale may be the better deal.