October 5, 2016
Share

THE DELL INSPIRON 11 3000 REVIEW

Dell is stepping up its game with its new budget unit: the Inspiron 11 3000. Find out what makes this unit a favorite bargain of many customers in the UAE.

Computer and laptop sales have risen in the UAE throughout the past couple of years—the latter having a bigger share of today’s market. The demand for laptops have grown significantly, as people are becoming more mobile. As many products dominate the market, a new contender enters the scene: the Dell Inspiron 11 3000.

Its stylish design, wide range of features, and low price have attracted buyers all over the country. While it has yet to reach the top of the most sought-after laptops this year, the Inspiron 11 3000 is on its way to becoming a household favorite for many customers in Dubai.

Let’s find out if the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 is indeed an awesome bargain. Here are some of its features.

DESIGN

When it comes to design, Dell never fails to deliver. Its chassis comes with a shiny finish for the lid and a simpler surface for the keyboard. The Inspiron 11 3000 comes in three colors, moving away from the usual silver: blue, white, and red. Its bold color choices offer a casual vibe—it’s something that you would not mind taking anywhere with you. From the looks of it, the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 is more suited for the younger crowd rather than the professionals. Its overall design might not be the kind of thing that will fit right in the office setting, especially the red one which might come on a bit too strong. The design is more favorable for students or casual users.

While the chassis is made of plastic, the build is of good quality as compared to the other budget laptops you will find in the market today. The body is sturdy enough to ensure all the interior parts remain protected. It is thicker and heavier than the Microsoft Surface 3 tablet and Asus Transformer Book Flip at 1.39 kg. It has a large palm rest and a comfortable touch pad, as well.  

DISPLAY

Users may not find the display impressive for this product. Compared to last year’s model unit, Inspiron 11 3000 has a lower color reproduction. This means some of the colors may be muted, or may not appear as clear as they should.

It has a resolution of 1366 by 768, which is a bit lower than standard. If you are looking for a laptop with a high resolution and accurate color meter, you may shelve this unit as another option.

PERFORMANCE ESSENTIALS

The Inspiron 11 3000 boasts of a great battery life. This can last up to 10 hours with no direct power source—that is good enough power if you need to use your laptop when you are on the go. It can also last extreme heat conditions, which is perfect during the hot seasons in the UAE.

Audio is not a problem with the Inspiron 11 3000. Its speakers can deliver full volume with crisp and clear sounds.

The Inspiron 11 3000 runs on a 4th gen Intel processor, which make it a perfect device for web surfing and video streaming. You might want to think twice for using this in gaming, as the integrated graphics and gaming performance are not its strongest suits.

PRICE

The price of the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 starts at AED 1800. It’s a fair price for a unit that packs these features. All in all, it offers a good bargain for its design and performance. This is an interesting spin for today’s consumers, as a large portion of the UAE consumer base is known to have high regard for luxury items.

 

Design
3 out of 5
Display
3 out of 5
Performance Essentials
2.5 out of 5
Price
3 out of 5
Overall

THE VERDICT

The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 is a portable tech solution for those who do not have the money to go for higher-end models. While it is budget friendly, it really doesn't go beyond what you'd expect for a budget model. Nevertheless, it has Dell's seal of good quality and is suitable for the average computing needs.

2.88

Average
2.88 out of 5