Summary: With its $180 Inspiron 11 3000, Dell offers a fairly complete Windows 10 experience for a very low price. We also appreciate the strong sound and long-lasting battery, but this laptop's dim display and shallow keys prevent it from being a top budget pick.
Summary: Convertible notebooks are all the rage these days, providing users with multiple forms of portability, which is very nifty, especially when you want to use the same device for both work and play. The only downside is, more often than not, these devices cost quite a bit of money.
Pros: Good performance, Superb display quality, Excellent battery life
Cons: Takes time to boot up software, Bottom can get pretty hot
Summary: The Inspiron 11 3000 is one of the most efficient and affordable hybrids on the market. The sturdy silver design, which flips easily into tablet, stand or tent mode is the most likable part about this device.
Conclusion: The Inspiron 11 3000 is a prime example—it's an attractive, affordable compact with a responsive touch screen for tablet and standup operations, enough horsepower for everyday productivity apps, and more than adequate battery life for most travelers.
Pros: Very sturdy, especially for a hybrid, Long battery life, Low price
Cons: Acutely aggravating keyboard and touch pad, Tepid performance, Screen very glare-prone
Summary: With the Inspiron 11 3000, Dell delivers an everyday ultraportable hybrid with an excellent battery life at a good price.
Pros: The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 gives you the flexibility of a laptop and tablet in one ultraportable package at an affordable price. It has a long battery life, it looks good, and feels like it's solidly built. Plus, you can easily open it and upgrade storage and memory.
Cons: The lower-end components limit performance. There are few configuration options, so if you want more than 4GB of memory or an SSD, you're on your own. The bottom can get uncomfortably hot.
Conclusion: The Dell Inspiron 1150 gives you the bare essentials in a student notebook. But you may be paying for the name; the competition beat the Inspiron in features and performance. (Since we wrote this review, Dell has updated the processor and raised the price.)
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series review - fun, budget Windows
3 weeks ago
Conclusion: As far as budget laptops go, the Inspiron 11 would make a great first laptop. It feels reassuringly durable, the bold, fun design is very appealing, and I wouldn’t have any qualms about giving it to a younger user. It’s also a respectable choice for a student.