My Dell 11 Chromebook

I recently got a Dell 11 Chromebook.  My old Gateway laptop died on me with a white
screen.  I had that for five years.  I had been reading about Chromebooks.  Here are the specs for mine:

Dell Chromebook 11 3120 – 11.6″ – Celeron N2840 –dell11image

PROCESSOR / CHIPSET

  • CPU  Intel Celeron N2840 / 2.16 GHz
  • Max Turbo Speed 2.58 GHz
  • Number of Cores Dual-Core
  • Cache L2 – 1 MB
  • 64-bit Computing
  • Features  Intel Burst Technology

CACHE MEMORY

  • Type L2 cache
  • Installed Size 1 MB

RAM/Processor

  •  4 GB
  • Technology DDR3L SDRAM
  • Type — Celeron
  • Processor Number — N2840
  • Manufacturer — Intel
  • Clock Speed — 2.16 GHz

DISPLAY

  • Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
  • Widescreen Display
  • Monitor Features – anti-glare
  • Type LCD
  • Diagonal Size — 11.6 in
  • Display Resolution  – HD

HARD DRIVE

  • Type – SSD
  • SSD Form Factor – eMMC
  • Capacity – 16 GB

AUDIO & VIDEO

  • Graphics Processor – Intel HD Graphics
  • Integrated Webcam
  • Resolution (MP) – 0.92 Megapixel
  • Camera Features – HD video recording
  • Sound – Speakers, two microphones – Compliant Standards – High Definition Audio

INPUT

  • Type – keyboard, touchpad
  • Localization & Layout- English

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Wireless Protocol — 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Data Link Protocol
    Bluetooth 4.0, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

CARD READER

  • Type — card reader
  • Supported Flash Memory — SD Memory Card

BATTERY

  • Capacity — 43 Wh
  • Cells — 3-cell

AC ADAPTER

  • Input —
    AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
  • Output
    65 Watt , 19.5 V , 6.67 A

CONNECTIONS & EXPANSION

  • Interfaces
    Headphone/microphone combo jack
    USB 2.0
    USB 3.0
    HDMI
  • Memory Card Reader
    Yes ( SD Card )

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

  • Width 11.7 in
  • Depth 8.5 in
  • Height 0.8 in
  • Weight 2.8 lbs

I like it a great deal.  I thought I might have issues with it requiring an internet connect for most things but that has not been a problem.  I use my new Google Pixel phone either in hotspot mode or direct USB tethering.  I now have unlimited data from Verizon Wireless.  I have found that I seldom use a computer unless it has an internet connection.

I like the keyboard much better than my old laptop keyboard.  The only thing I really miss is a delete key.

Here are the apps and extensions I have installed so far:

Theme

Extension List

App List

  • Calculator
    2.1.11

  • Calculator
    4.5.0

    Calculator for Chrome!

  • Calendar Clock
    0.11

    A convenient calendar and clock widget.

  • Camera
    4.6.0

    Take crazy pictures with your web camera.

  • Chrome Remote Desktop
    57.0.2987.84

    Access other computers or allow another user to access your computer securely over the Internet.

  • Chromebook Recovery Utility
    3.1.6

    Create recovery media for your Chromebook.

  • Cog – System Info Viewer
    0.0.12.1

    Display lots of useful hardware and network info

  • Dell Activity Light
    1.0.25

    control the LED light on Dell chromebook

  • Full Screen Weather
    1.5

    The world’s most interactive and user-friendly weather map from Weather Underground has gone full screen.

  • Gmail
    8.1

    Fast, searchable email with less spam.

  • Gmail Offline
    1.20

    Gmail Offline

  • Google Calendar
    4.5.10

    With Google’s free online calendar, it’s easy to keep track of life’s important events all in one place.

  • Google Docs
    0.9

    Create and edit documents

  • Google Drawings
    2017.5.17.52268

  • Google Forms
    2017.5.17.52266

  • Google Keep – notes and lists
    3.1.17195.968

    Quickly capture what’s on your mind and share those thoughts with friends and family.

  • Google Maps
    5.4.1

    Find local business information, directions, and street-level imagery around the world with Google Maps.

  • Google My Maps
    2017.5.17.52267

  • Google Photos
    1.0

    Store, search, and share a lifetime of photos

  • Google Play Movies & TV
    1.629.0

    Watch movies from Google Play

  • Google Play Music
    5.5

    Play your music instantly, anywhere

  • Google Sheets
    1.1

    Create and edit spreadsheets

  • Google Sites
    2017.5.17.52268

  • Google Slides
    0.9

    Create and edit presentations

  • Ideal Weight Calculator
    1.1

    Calculate your ideal weight with this easy to use application.

  • Offline Solitaire
    11

    A Solitaire (Klondike) game that can be played with no internet connection.

  • Polarr Photo Editor
    4.7.1

    The most powerful photo editing tool on Chrome. Works offline.

  • Spider Solitaire
    1.0.4

    The Spider Solitaire you know and love. With three difficulty levels, you’ll never tire of this classic.

  • Weather Underground
    1.9

    Weather Underground provides weather information for worldwide locations.

  • Webcam Toy
    1.6

    Take photos with your webcam using over 80 free fun effects. Save photos to your computer or post to Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook!

  • WordPress.com
    1.1.1

    Create a beautiful blog in minutes

  • YouTube
    4.2.8

  • Facebook
    1.0.3

    Facebook makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends

  • Google Drive
    14.1

    Google Drive: create, share and keep all your stuff in one place.

  • Google Play Books
    1.1.14

    Choose from over 4 million books on Google Play and take your favorites with you for reading offline.

  • Google+
    1.5.1.1209

    Share the right things with the right people.

  • Kindle Cloud Reader
    1.7.0.1

    Kindle Cloud Reader – Read Kindle books in your browser, and shop on Amazon.com.

  • Netflix
    1.0.0.4

    Watch movies and TV shows instantly on your Chromebook and in Google Chrome on your PC/Mac with your Netflix membership

I do use it with a optical wireless mouse and will purchase an SD card as well as thumb drives.

I will be posting more about my experiences using my chromebook.  So far, so good.

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