Dell Inspiron 11 3000

78
Global
Score
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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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. 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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Specs

Inspiron

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.7
System RAM
4
Maximum battery life
Up to8
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

Inspiron

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.7
System RAM
4
Maximum battery life
Up to8
Pointing device
Trackpad
View Full Specs
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