Google is joining organizations with one of Microsoft’s biggest partners to help attract business customers away from Windows-based computers and laptops. Chrome-books success in the education sector; however, their adoption of the enterprise aspect has been hindered by the overwhelming success of Windows.
Google and Dell on Monday reveal the first Chrome-book Enterprise devices in the Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chrome-book Enterprise and the Dell Latitude 5400 Chrome-book Enterprise. The 13- and 14-inch systems can configure with up to 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage however actually, the main story is the software and their support side.
Google stated the new systems allow multi-layered security to protect from threats and allow IT admins to only provision, monitor, and lockdown devices, whereas guaranteeing constant and controlled updates with Dell Technologies Unified Workspace. Dell also a reseller of G Suite and Drive Enterprise so groups can easily manage files both on and offline.
A global push, the new Dell Latitude Chromebooks are configurable with ten localized language keyboards in 50 countries and come backed by 24/7 year-round Dell ProSupport alongside Chrome Enterprise support.
And just because Google is now throwing its name into the hat doesn’t necessarily imply success will come overnight. “Enterprise is extra of a marathon than a sprint,” said John Solomon, vice president of Chrome OS at Google, in an interview with The Verge.
Dell is the first OEM to partner with Google on the Chromebook Enterprise initiative; however, others will eventually join the fray. “This is not an exclusive with Dell,” Solomon famous.
The new Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise devices go on sale August 27 starting at $699 for the Latitude 5400 and $819 for the Latitude 5300.