With the Inspiron 11 3000, Dell delivers an everyday ultraportable hybrid with an excellent battery life at a good price.Read the full review →
At first glance, the Inspiron 11 3000 looks a lot like a Lenovo Yoga. It's actually an entry-level convertible from Dell, priced at under $500 and ticking off enough boxes to be a competent choice for the budget-minded shopper.
As expected from laptops at this price point, the 11.6-inch display comes in at a paltry 1,366 x 768 resolution. However, Notebook Review finds the touchscreen "bright" and "responsive," though Laptop Magazine thinks the panel is "good, but not great." Inside, you'll find a standard 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive with your choice of processor. Computer Shopper says the configuration they tested "perked along" without much trouble through daily tasks but note that you shouldn't "expect it to blast" through more intensive projects. … show more On the flip side, PC World Australia notes the Inspiron "often felt sluggish," at times finding that different system panels and menus took a "noticeably long time" to propagate. But the low-end processor adds to the battery life, with PC Mag reporting it "will get you through a typical work day" and that overall, battery life is "exceptional" for the convertible-hybrid market.
With an MSRP of under $500 (depending on your configuration), Dell has created an affordable hybrid option to stand out among an ocean of Windows devices. Power users may find it lacking, but those just want a device for their daily browsing and don't want to invest in a tablet will find the Inspiron 11 3000 to be a pretty satisfying choice.
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The entry-level Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 (3147) proves that you don't have to compromise if you want a convertible-hybrid laptop that lasts all day and fully utilizes its touch screen.Read the full review →
For less than $500, the affordable and sleek Inspiron 11 3000 serves as both a laptop and a tablet.Read the full review →
If the design suits you, the Inspiron 11-3147 fills both its tablet and laptop roles well at an attractive price.Read the full review →
An inexpensive proposition if you're after a dual-purpose device. It's easy to use it as a tablet, just by tilting the screen all the way back around the unit, and it does the job well enough as a laptop. Just don't expect a lot of speed out it since it's based on an Intel Celeron CPU.Read the full review →
The Dell Inspiron 11 2-in-1 a reasonable low-cost purchase for basic uses. It would probably meet the demands of casual users who want a 2-in-1 without paying a premium for one.Read the full review →
Dell offers an attractive and affordable compact convertible with long battery life—great for back-to-schoolers and frequent fliers. But our test unit's flaky keyboard and touch pad drove us to distraction.Read the full review →
With that in mind, we like the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 for what it is: a low-cost convertible that gets the job done. There are more powerful convertibles out there ... but they have the price tags to match. The Inspiron 11 is a worthy budget PC to be sure.Read the full review →
Weighing 3.07 pounds, the Inspiron 11 is slightly heavier than the 2.8-pound Yoga, but we like its sleek looks and island-style spill-resistant keyboard. Dell estimates that the 3-cell 43-wHr battery in the Inspiron 11 should last up to 7.5 hours.Read the full preview →
Like other hybrids such as the Lenovo Yoga, the Inspiron 11 can fold its display flat, then continue into what we call a kiosk or display mode, with the keyboard facing down toward the table, and the touchscreen pointing out towards the audience.Read the full preview →
The first hybrid I tried was the Inspiron 11, which weighs 1.39 kilograms and is rather difficult to hold in one hand as you would a tablet. The touchscreen—showing images at a 1366 x 768-pixel resolution—stopped working after switching from laptop to tablet mode.Read the full preview →
At 1.5kg it feels like a reasonable weight for a laptop, slightly heavy for a tablet- although that's to be expected in this form factor. The version we saw was running Windows 8.1 on Intel Baytrail and it did seem operate smoothly enough.Read the full preview →
It has a remarkably wide touchpad which felt good to my fingers, a full-sized keyboard that was easy to type on, and a touchscreen display. The laptop also has a soft-touch plastic finish that I’m kind of enamored with.Read the full preview →
While aimed at students, I have a hard time seeing exactly who the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 will serve best. Frankly, I find it difficult to work on screens smaller than 13 inches, especially at a 16:9 aspect ratio, and I generally don't find an improvised tablet all that useful or convenient.Read the full preview →
We needed a last minute machine to use when covering ESRI 2014. For us, this translated at portable, versatile, long battery life, easy to read, responsive. In other words, we needed a machine that did its job without forcing us to pay attention to it. A quick review of available machines,...Read the full review →
It's the best choice for it price point with no question. I had some discounts to get to $380. To compare this kind of computer with others in the market you need to go somewhere between $600 to $800 like the Lenovo or Microsoft Surface. So, be aware you are not buying a Surface but you might not...Read the full review →
I think most of the professional reviews of this laptop are for the Celeron or Pentium versions. I have the Core-i3 version, so any speed complaints they have might not apply. I have found that it is quite speedy for the money (paid $520 on Amazon), although I have swapped out the 500GB hard...Read the full review →