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DELL Chromebook 11 2955u

DELL Chromebook 11 2955u 4GB 16GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

4GB 16GB SSD 11.6" Apr 2015
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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this notebook PC is 90 out of 100 based on 87 owner reviews. If all the portable PCs of this spec and age are ranked by average owner review score then this DELL laptop is in the top 1%.

Good Battery Life

Several people who bought it agreed that it had a good battery life. A.brown mentioned in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Battery life is also phenomenal, I never have to worry about it running out in a long study session”. Buckley said on Amazon “5) Genuine 9 hour battery life” in their review of this laptop. Buckley also mentioned “There are a number of new Chromebooks on the way with K1 Tegra chips and even better battery life, screens”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few customers wrote that it was noisy. Buckley scored the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u 4 stars and wrote in their DELL Chromebook 11 2955u review on Amazon “3) Good speakers, loud and punchy for a laptop of this size”. Jorge mentioned “The speakers are loud and better than previous laptops I've owned”. In December last year Tripplehelix wrote on Amazon “If you take into the fact that it's price is low and the speakers are loud these don't cause much of an issue”.

A number of DELL Chromebook 11 2955u owners said in their reviews that the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u was quiet. Foxy9212 mentioned “Is so quiet I hardly notice it” in their review of this laptop. Last year Frank J. Ivins mentioned “Noisy fan in a quiet room, terrible screen The screen ruins it for me” in his review of this laptop however despite that he scored the product 3 stars. James mentioned “The only disadvantage is that there are fans, which are audible in a quiet environment” .

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Good Connectivity

A few DELL Chromebook 11 2955u owners reckoned that the product was wifi compatible. Foxy9212 wrote on Amazon “A full 50MB from the Dell so it's good to know I am getting what I pay for, at least from one device and that the Dell's WiFi is excellent” in their DELL Chromebook 11 2955u review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Last year Georgina said on Amazon “If you are on the internet 24/7, with good wifi access and with no need to store huge data on an internal hard drive, I would definitely recommend” in her review. Sam Sykes mentioned on Amazon “The battery life, unusually for laptops, is exactly as described, if not better - I hit 9-10 hours consistently when using WiFi and medium-high screen brightness” in his review and scored the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u 5 stars.

One DELL Chromebook 11 2955u owner mentioned in their reviews that this laptop had email functionality. Last year Grahame Reynolds said on Amazon “Smartphones so she wanted a "real" keyboard for sending email and surfing when we travel”.

One DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reviewer mentioned that it was able to connect to the internet. Henry said in his DELL Chromebook 11 2955u review on Amazon “Instant start-up, Internet and e-mails at half the cost of conventional laptops”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. One DELL Chromebook 11 2955u owner thought the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u was good in terms of USB connections. R. Gardner mentioned in their review of the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u “Has 2 USB 3 slots and a SD card reader”.

One person who reviewed the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. Sam Sykes said on Amazon “NEF imaging support) will provide a host of solid connectivity options alongside the existing Chromecast extension” and gave this laptop a score of 5 stars.

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Good Size

A number of DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reviewers agreed that the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u was lightweight. Charlie C. scored the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u 5 stars and he mentioned in December last year “It's a perfect size for portability and is so lightweight, you can take it anywhere” in his review of this laptop. Isaac Abraham said on Amazon “Clear screen, responsive keyboard + track-pad in a lightweight package” in his review of the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u. Mcj243 mentioned “Awesome product! Super quick to load, lightweight, great for browsing the web” in their review of the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u.

Four DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u was a good weight. Jade wrote on Amazon last year “Quick, light weight and great battery” in her review of this laptop and rated the product 5 stars. Two years ago Mr. J. N. Spratley mentioned “It doesn't creak or groan when you pick it up, has a certain weight to it” in their review of the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u. Tripplehelix mentioned in their review on Amazon “Very light weight, powerful enough to run a large number of tabs or apps at the same time”.

A few customers said in their reviews that it was good structurally. One person wrote in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky.

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Good Product Quality

Eighteen DELL Chromebook 11 2955u owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Conor999 gave the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u an excellent review score and mentioned “Great quality laptop” in their review. In December last year Corey said “You tube quality is brilliant and it also reads my external hard drive, so films, music” in his DELL Chromebook 11 2955u review. Also in December last year Hallyboy said in their review on Amazon “With Dell’s reported better build quality”.

Easy to Use

Eighteen DELL Chromebook 11 2955u owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. David Sainsbury mentioned in his review two years ago “Fast, simple to use and offers all round good quality construction” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Diana Armstrong mentioned on Amazon “It was mainly designed to use with it” in her DELL Chromebook 11 2955u review. Last year Elizabeth Noyes mentioned in her review of this laptop on Amazon “Really light weight and easy to use”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Foxy9212 scored the product 5 stars and wrote in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Restoring the OS to its original settings is, apparently, very simple to do should this ever become necessary”. John Ryan mentioned in his review on Amazon “ In fact if you have a modern smartphone, just click “Settings —> Personal Hotspot”” and scored it very highly.

One customer who reviewed the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reckoned that it had a good experience. One DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reviewer who purchased the product considered that it had a good interface.

One DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reviewer thought the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u was easy to setup. Last year Rob Morphet wrote in his review of the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u “Easy to set up, cracking battery life”.

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Nice Design

A number of DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reviewers who reviewed the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u thought it was good looking. Grahame Reynolds wrote in their review “It's pretty quick too” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Grahame Reynolds also said “For our needs it's pretty perfect”. Two years ago James mentioned on Amazon “This is a beautifully made little laptop -- the build quality is superb” in his DELL Chromebook 11 2955u review.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design. K. Rowbory mentioned “It's the 2014 model, which has a different design” . Two years ago Ykw mentioned on Amazon “See what is the inside the product you will agree with me when I say this Dell is design to last” in their review of the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u.

A few DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reviewers reckoned that this laptop was smooth. Last year K. Rowbory said on Amazon “It has a kind of matte texture to it which prevents smooth use and scrolling” in their review of this laptop. Thecadster wrote “It boots in 3 seconds! Beautifully quick and smooth in scrolling etc” in their review.

One DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reviewer reckoned that the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u was neat. Foxy9212 rated the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “On opening the packaging I was pleasantly surprised to find a neat, solid, well built device with a good weight to it without being in the least heavy”.

One customer who reviewed this laptop considered that it was well designed. Mr. J. N. Spratley mentioned in their review of the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u on Amazon “Oh and the charger is very well designed”.

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Robust

Eighteen customers mentioned that the product was well made. Buckley wrote on Amazon “2) Great build quality, utilitarian and well made” in their review of this laptop. Last year Daniel Oliver mentioned “I am really impressed by this chromebook the build quality is amazing” in his review. David Noble mentioned in his review on Amazon “Pros - The build quality is the best of any laptop I've owned”.

A number of customers reckoned that the product was strong and durable. Falling Sands scored this laptop 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon two years ago “There is something reassuring about the robust construction of the Dell, which is combined with a truly awesome battery life” in their review. K. Rowbory scored this laptop 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u on Amazon “This model is sturdy enough.”. Leo Massey-Dickson mentioned “This is a great quality product! Amazing battery life and is a good robust build, so carrying it about to college while on the bike is no issue” in his DELL Chromebook 11 2955u review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

Some DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reviewers thought the product was good value for money. Buckley said on Amazon “7) Great price”. Buckley also wrote “For now I think this laptop is great value for money, once you take the time to get your head round the OS”. Charlie C. wrote on Amazon “Premium with a great price tag” in his review of this laptop.

A few people said in their reviews that the product was cheap. Foxy9212 wrote on Amazon two years ago “The screen, although not as vibrant as my rather expensive laptop, is very good as are the viewing angles” in their review. John Ryan mentioned on Amazon “I was looking for an inexpensive laptop for my daughter to surf the web, when I came across the “Chromebook” -” in his review of this laptop and gave this laptop an excellent review score. John Ryan also wrote “Store the notes securely before uploading to the web * Anyone on a budget who wants a simple PC experience.”.

Three DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reviewers thought it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Beech33 said in their review “The best chromebook you can buy at the moment! Its light, fast, cheap as chips”. Foxy9212 mentioned on Amazon “The keyboards 'cheap' and clacky”.

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Large Storage Capacity

Several DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reviewers who purchased the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u considered that it had good storage. Foxy9212 wrote in their review of this laptop “When buying the Dell I received 100GB free Drive storage, for two years, in addition to the already free 15GB”. Hallyboy scored this laptop very highly and wrote in their review of the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u on Amazon “I went for RAM over storage (you can easily increase storage)”. Sam Sykes he said on Amazon “The Chromebook comes with two years free 100GB storage through Google Drive, which is flawlessly integrated into the system” in his review of this laptop.

Good Technical Features

One DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this laptop had good features. A.brown wrote on Amazon “That is the whole nature of a Chromebook and the features like photoshop or good audio recording software are only rarely missed” in their review of this laptop.

Good Support

One DELL Chromebook 11 2955u reviewer thought it had good technical guidance. Hallyboy wrote in their review on Amazon “A short Quick Start Guide”.

Good Brand

On average DELL laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs produced by DELL.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago, the Chromebook 11 2955u has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper laptops such as the E550[pl_2936608_price], and the G710[pl_2939802_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Chromebook 11 2955u has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook 11 2955u also have a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider include the E550[pl_2936608_price], or the G710[pl_2939802_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this type and age. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Chromebook 11 2955u has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11b WiFi standard. This portable PC also have an 802.11a and 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops that came out around the same time as the Chromebook 11 2955u.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of portable PC is 802.11a.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook 11 2955u is 39Wh. With a battery capacity of 51 watt-hours, the Chromebook 11 2955u has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook 11 2955u.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 11 2955u is 16GB and the biggest is 1TB. At only 16 gigabytes, the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook 11 2955u.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the E550[pl_2936608_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the G710[pl_2939802_price] (1TB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Very Small Screen Size

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook 11 2955u the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 14". The DELL Chromebook 11 2955u has a quite small screen size (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook 11 2955u.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the E550[pl_2936608_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the G710[pl_2939802_price] (17.3" and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The DELL Chromebook 11 2955u is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Chromebook 11 2955u has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 4 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook 11 2955u the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 16GB.

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Only 16 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Chromebook 11 2955u is a 16 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook 11 2955u range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Chromebook 11 2955u has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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Not Cheap

After checking the price of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year they range in price from £269 to £399. We think that this DELL laptop looks expensive compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Battery Life

The Chromebook 11 2955u has a relatively standard battery life (10 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

The Chromebook 11 2955u has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G710[plb_2939802_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

User Reviews

(87)
Reviewed 18 August 2016 by Krzysztof
(Verified Purchase)

I bougt this lovely notebook year ago and its realy good.recomended for everyone who looking for long lasting battery device for basics usage...

(Verified Purchase)

Had this for a couple of years now and it's still going strong. The battery lasts incredible well (8hrs easily), it's really portable and the performance is excellent. Downsides: Fans can be a bit... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2016 by Terryshead
(Verified Purchase)

My granddaughter loves it...

(Verified Purchase)

My daughter has only had this for a few months and it is already falling apart and doesn't work at all without the lead. Given that it is supposedly under warranty, that should be fine but don't... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Touchpad is a bit rough and the device has surprisingly loud fan. Replaced with an Acer C720p which has a great track pad, is almost silent under all conditions, and has a touchscreen too for the... Read more…

Reviewed 9 February 2016 by Mad Hatter
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for son for school - loves it...

(Verified Purchase)

If you need a laptop for the soul purpose of web browsing then this is for you! If you are looking for something that will operate like a windows or apple laptop this is not for you! It performs... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2016 by Ginny
(Verified Purchase)

Love my laptop its so simple to use n has a web can...

Reviewed 14 January 2016 by Claire Elizabeth Mithell
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely computer with every thing I need, however it is very difficult to use the mouse pad.

Reviewed 31 December 2015 by NuancedInsight
(Verified Purchase)

Have owned this device for the best part of a year, and it has taken that long to form a clear enough view of it to write a review. Let me say upfront - it's a great machine, and at the moment I... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 115544
Barcodes 05397063615544

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