Dell Chromebook 3400 Review

The Dell Chromebook 3400 is ideal for buyers on a strong budget, who want a strong, spread and shock-resistant laptop. This is ideal for primary or elementary secondary school users, but the screen is not great, and so is the performance. If your budget can increase it, then Dell Chromebook 3100 2-in-1 can be a better option.

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Dell Chromebook 3400 review 2019

Main specifications

  Review Price: £ 390
  14-inch 1366 x 768 display
  Google Chrome OS
  2x USB-A, 2x USB-C, MicroSD, 3.5mm, Lock slot
  Intel Celeron N4000 (Dual-core, 2.6GHz 4MB cache)
  32GB eMMC storage

What is the Dell Chromebook 3400?

Dell Chromebook 3400 is a laptop whose purpose is to make small students. Like the Dell Chromebook 3100 2-in-1, this is a light but harsh laptop that has been tested to withstand the hardness of the class.

The main difference between this and 3100 2-in-1 is that the ChromeBook 3400 follows the traditional laptop design – that is, it is not 2-in-1. The display can not be pushed backwards in every way and it is not sensitive to touch, so the Chromebook 3400 can not be used like a tablet.

Although this is a fairly standard looking laptop, the Dual ChromeBook 3400’s trump card is its stability. It has been tested in MIL-STD situations, similar to tension, the American Army applies to fixed equipment for the field, with the intention of proving that the Chromebook 3400 can avoid a mistake by the height of the desk, or suddenly Can come in contact.

Dell Chromebook 3400 design

Sturdy is probably the best word to describe the overall look and experience of Dell Chromebook 3400.

Weighing 1.56kg, it is relatively light, but it is firmly hinged on your desktop for two rubber strips, which later move to the underset. It is doing something to mess about the Dell Chromebook 3400.

The hinge mechanism also feels concrete assuring. It is easy to move the display to a situation that suits, but after its set, it is slightly shattered. There is a slight flex in the center of the keyboard, but you really have to remove the key to pay attention to it.

I liked how rubber strips were being made along the border of performance, which means that when the Chromebook is closed at 3400, there is no chance of direct contact with the keyboard on the screen.

You get two Type-A USB ports and two Type-C USB ports – one for both – a microSD card reader, a 3.5 mm audio jack for headset and headphones, and a lock slot.

He said, you should take care that no ports can be sealed by the plug here – this is a splash-resistant laptop, not waterproof laptop.

It is enough in terms of ports for your typical schoolmate who can connect to a USB mouse and transfer files and photos from memory card.

On the subject of storage, you get 32GB on board, of which 17.2GB is available to the user. This is not a large amount of space, but, when you consider that most of your work will be saved on your Google Drive and stored in the cloud, you should worry about any homework, essay, or missing reports do not require. . Even so, this means that you can save the number of photos, apps and other files directly to Dell Chromebooks, 3400 limited.

Dell Chromebook 3400 specs

Speaking of which, you should note that the Dell Chromebook 3400’s glasses are not absolutely sophisticated.

Because Chrome OS is designed as a lightweight operating system, which does not require the latest and greatest components to run.

In the absence of any up-to-date benchmarking tools, which are specially designed for Chrome OS, it is our best bet to use comparative results to give less idea of ​​performance. .

Running the show is an Intel Celeron N4000 processor, the same is the power of Dell Chromebook 3100 2-in-1, so it’s not surprising that they did not have the same Geekbench score – 2147’s single-core score, and a multi-core score Returns. Of 3823

It is below the normal benchmark that Geekbench creator recommends Primate Labs average processor performance (4000 for single-core, and 8000 for multi-core), but this calculates the Intel Core i7-6600U processor on a Microsoft Core Book – With chrome OS, it can clearly run on very less powerful components.

I ran Octane 2.0, Google’s now discontinued Chrome OS benchmark, and got a score of 15136, which is much less compared to what I saw on Acer Chromebook 514 (13162), but Dell Inspiron Chromebook 7000 2- But far below what I have entered In-1 (31575).

Most of your work is being written within Google Docs and Google Sheets, and because of everything being automatically backed up on the cloud, some ‘lifting’ is being done by Google, and while writing, your experience will be bigger and bigger. The quality of local traffic on the Wi-Fi connection you are using

At that time it was said, Dell Chromebook 3400 is not great in multi-tasking, even if you are on good Wi-Fi. When writing a report (or chapters of this review), I feel that if I open more than ten tabs in Chrome then I will go into a recession, when I am working between this review and an app like Pixlr Was there. Photoshop Express

Like many people, I like to be a YouTube playlist on autoplay in background while working – this causes me a headache, because this processor pulls a bit on the power. Many schoolchildren probably do not want to listen to music in the time of the lesson, but during the homework, after the school hours, because any Lo-Fi study aid is not able to easily listen to the playlist There is a slight decrease.

Dell Chromebook 3400 keyboard and display

The 14-inch display of Dell Chromebook 3400 is not a high-quality or high-resolution display out there.

Tip sheet says ‘HD’, but you get a resolution of 1366 x 768, not 1920 x 1080 resolution that constitutes full HD.

In addition, I only recorded the maximum brightness of 237.86 nits. This is fine for indoor work, and will be suitable for class, but in direct sunlight, any person using it will suffer. The low level of 0.80 nits is black, but it all adds to the weak contrast level of 294: 1. The recorded color temperature of 6758K is much higher than 6500K spots which can give you anything close to natural colors.

Color space coverage is also down to you which is essential for accurate photo work; 55.3% sRGB, 38.4% Adobe RGB, 39.5% DCI-P3.

When you can run the Basic Photo Editing app on Del Chromebook 3400, it is not perfect for learning about digital photography or digital art.

The viewing angles are also bad, at this point where you are actually working, if you are looking at the display head then it is just fine.

That said, the keyboard provides a nice, chunky typing experience. Like the rest of the laptop, Dell Chromebook 3400’s keyboards feel solid. They snap back well and responsibly, which makes it easy to get addicted. Keyboard layout means that letters keys are relatively small and there is a little more space around them that will work on mainstream lifestyle laptops, which suggests that it can be easy to catch them with small, small hands.

Dell Chromebook 3400 battery life

You may be able to easily use the Dell Chromebook 3400 to use six to seven hours, perhaps more, depending on your usage.

To set up Geekbench 4 battery benchmark, set 150 nits with screen brightness, I took seven hours and 26 minutes to go from 100% to 6% power.

When writing music and streaming (or trying to) I will be able to get through a specific work day without reaching for the charger.

Dell Chromebook 3400 usually takes only two hours to fully charge back. After an hour on the charger, you should expect 45 to 50% of the tank to be completed.

Should I buy the Dell Chromebook 3400?

If you, your child or your students’ needs are limited to just writing, accessing email, and learning ways to use spreadsheets, organize access to Google services, which are combined with strong and robust design.

However, poor performance and average battery performance mean that it is not the best option for any person older than secondary school age. It would be better for college or university students to check Acer Chromebookbooks 514 or Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 7000 2-in-1

Even so, if your budget can stretch it, the flexible del Chromebook 3100 2-in-1, with its foldable design and better screen, can be a better option for smaller laptop users.


A robust-built and designed Chromebook whose purpose is per square on small users.