Dell 11.6-In HD Chromebook

Last updated date: April 14, 2019

Review Melt Score
7.6

Why Trust The Review Melt Score?

Review Melt is the #1 product review aggregator. Our team analyzes thousands of product reviews from the most trusted websites. We then "melt" them into one easy-to-understand score. Learn more.

Look for the Review Melt seal for products that are the best in the category.

We looked at the top 1 Dell Laptops and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Tech Spot, Tech Radar, PC Magazine, The Verge, Laptop Magazine, Notebook Check, Notebook Review and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Dell Laptop you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 55 expert reviews, the Dell Dell 11.6-In HD Chromebook placed 8th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 19, 2019:
Checkout The Best Dell Laptop for a detailed review of all the top dell laptops.

Expert Summarized Score
7.9
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.0
168 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
A budget friendly option for students and home users who just need a computer that can handle the basics. This Dell features a reliabe Chrome operating system and is ideal for editing Word documents, checking email, and other light tasks.
- BestReviews
It has comfortable keyboard and touchpad. Sleek design. Booming speakers. Good battery life.
- Tech Spot
With a stated battery life of 10 hours, the Chromebook delivers an all-day computing experience. For classroom use, this means that teachers won't need to recharge Chromebooks between classes or in the middle of lessons, and students won't need to find power outlets when using the Chromebook 11.
- Tech Radar
April 16, 2015 | Full review
The Dell Chromebook 11 boots quickly. In the time it takes to open the lid and place the system on your lap or other horizontal surface, it's ready for your login.
- PC Magazine
March 7, 2014 | Full review
All-day battery life. In our battery rundown test, it lasted a staggering 10 hours and 18 minutes. Similarly, the textured trackpad punches above its weight class: it’s big, easy to use, and multi-touch scrolling and gestures work without issue.
- The Verge
April 9, 2014 | Full review
The textbook-size Dell Chromebook 11 puts Intel Haswell power and a great keyboard and touchpad into a gorgeous shell that students will love. Typing on the Dell Chromebook's island-style keyboard was a pleasant experience.
- Laptop Magazine
March 4, 2014 | Full review
The keyboard conveys a pleasing typing experience and is suitable for prolonged typing sessions. The laptop has good input devices and can boast with a robust casing. This is essential since the laptop has been designed for use in schools. The very good battery life also emphasizes this.
- Notebook Check
August 4, 2015 | Full review
The wide, quality trackpad doesn’t sound hollow when clicked, and is very responsive to two-finger scroll and swipe gestures. It registers movement near edges of trackpad well, and has easily adjustable track speed in the Chrome Settings menu.
- Notebook Review
May 9, 2014 | Full review
What experts didn't like
It's lower level processor and limited RAM means this Chromebook isn't suitable for watching movies or other demanding task.
- BestReviews
The display kicks back some glare. Design is on the thick side. A bit hefty.
- Tech Spot
In my testing, I found that even though the screen is adequately bright indoors with a 200-nit rating, I struggled with the display outdoors as the screen was too dim, even at full brightness.
- Tech Radar
April 16, 2015 | Full review
No 4G/WWAN option. Narrower screen angle than an In-Plane Switching (IPS) display. Laptop-style charger.
- PC Magazine
March 7, 2014 | Full review
The fans tend to turn on and off a lot. If you’re listening to music or are in an environment with any sort of noise, you probably won’t notice them, but they did interrupt my quiet writing sessions on more than one occasion.
- The Verge
April 9, 2014 | Full review
The Dell Chromebook 11's reflective display resulted in some annoying glare.
- Laptop Magazine
March 4, 2014 | Full review
The installed GPU is the weakest performing graphics core that Intel currently has in its lineup. Although the brightness is acceptable for the price range, its contrast could be higher.
- Notebook Check
August 4, 2015 | Full review
In some areas it suffers, such as the glossy and reflective screen, bad speakers and flimsy keys.
- Notebook Review
May 9, 2014 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Worry-free computing. Enjoy a hassle-free experience with the affordable new Dell Chromebook 11 with easy connectivity, long battery life and automatic security updates.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Dell XPS 15 9570 Gaming Laptop
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
2. Dell – Inspiron 15.6-In Laptop
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
3. Dell Inspiron Gaming Laptop
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Dell Chromebook Laptop
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
5. DELL I3565-A453BLK-PUS 15.6″ Laptop
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 6
6. Dell Inspiron 7000 15.6-In Touchscreen Laptop
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Dell 11.6-In HD Chromebook
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 8
9. Dell Inspiron 13
Overall Score: 7.1
Expert Reviews: 11

An Overview On Dell Laptops

Review Melt Fun Fact

The Dell Laptop Buying Guide