Today at BETT 2018 in London, Dell announced its Chromebook 5000 series, which is aimed at the educational market. The first model is the Chromebook 5190, and it offers a "robust chassis design" that can survive drops of up to four feet, or the height of a classroom desk. Dell says that it's the first Chromebook OEM to be able to claim that its device can withstand 10,000 "micro-drops", which are four-inch drops designed to simulate average usage over two to four years.
It comes in a convertible form factor (there's also a traditional clamshell available), with pen support. With Chrome OS and the power of Android apps, students can use it as their laptop or as their tablet, taking handwritten notes in various apps like OneNote.
It also gets up to 13 hours of battery life, allowing for the PC to last throughout the school day, and even give the student time to do some homework before charging it via the USB Type-C port. Naturally, USB Type-C allows for connecting to a variety of peripherals as well.
Dell says that the Chromebook 5190 will be made available next month, starting at $289.