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Dell Inspiron 11 3000

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78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
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

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Screen size
1122
Screen resolution
1366 x 768
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i3
Processor speed
1.7
System RAM
4
Pointing device
Trackpad
Maximum battery life
Up to 8
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
CPU family
Processor speed
System RAM
Pointing device
Maximum battery life
Midsize
1122
1366 x 768
Windows
Core i3
1.7
4
Trackpad
Up to 8

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78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

40
Davo2155
The machine itself looks OK, and is pretty cheap for the features - but there...read more
70
Alphredo1
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
louisd
With a Dell coupon I was able to get the until for $326. At this price it is...read more
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