There are two main types of Chromebooks that companies sell today: Consumer-grade Windows laptop replacements, costing anywhere from $300 to $500, and cheap-as-possible machines designed for schools and students, normally $200-$300.

In general, only the more premium Chromebooks get features you’d want, like good processors, touchscreens, and convertible hinges that turn the device into a laptop. But with its new 5000-series Chromebooks, Dell is hunting for a middle ground.

The first new device in Dell’s lineup is the Chromebook 5190, an 11-inch device with a 2-in-1 option. It has a black plastic shell over a “robust” chassis, the result being a computer that Dell says will withstand a 48-inch maximum drop, or a 30-inch drop onto steel.

It looks to have a USB-C port for data transfer and charging, a plus for any cheap Chromebook. The pictures also show at least one USB-A port and a microSD slot, so you won’t be hurting for connectivity options. Underneath, Dell is touting a quad-core Intel Celeron processor, rather than the dual-core that’s more common in cheap laptops.

The rest of the details, like storage, RAM, and screen options, won’t be known until the Chromebook 5190 goes on sale for $289 next month.

Chris Mills has loved tinkering with technology ever since he worked out how to defeat the parental controls on his parents' internet. He's blogged his way through Apple events and SpaceX launches ever since, and still keeps a bizarre fondness for the Palm Pre.