Dell Inspiron 11 3000: Conclusion

November 18, 2015 by Jamison Cush Reads (30,790)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 6
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 6
    • Usability
    • 5
    • Design
    • 5
    • Performance
    • 6
    • Features
    • 5
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 5
    • Total Score:
    • 5.43
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion

The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 is a standard 2-in-1.

The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 is a standard 2-in-1.

A touchscreen and 360-degree hinge may make for good marketing or a good impression on the Best Buy sales floor, but they don’t much improve a mediocre device. A drab display is just as lousy on a tablet as it is on a laptop, and neither mode can mask a flimsy build.

If the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 were just a laptop and less expensive, we’d overlook such drawbacks. We’d also give it a break for excluding USB Type-C and ac/5GHz Wi-Fi support. After all, it comfortable to type on, and outside of the entry-level unit, capacity is decent. Also it’s performance is acceptable, and 4GB of RAM gives us confidence it will function accordingly for the next few years.

But it’s not just a laptop. It’s a laptop and an awkward tablet with an inflated price tag. If it’s a Windows 10 2-in-1 you want, there are better options.

Pros:

  • Decent keyboard
  • Good day-to-day performance

Cons:

  • Flimsy build
  • Drab display
  • Limited Wi-Fi support


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  1. johnatrott

    You can (well you could at one time, not certain now) get a crap-ware free version of this machine as a “signature” edition from MS stores.
    I spent some time auditioning one, nearly a year ago, and largely agree with this review – this machine is well specified, but something of an over-priced and thus wasted opportunity. On paper, it has almost the perfect specification for me but the the screen is the most reflective I have ever experienced. It’s AWFUL! It is so bad that it’s a deal breaker on its own and, at those prices, it’s a damned disgrace.

  2. Lol123

    From the bottom of my heart, this was the worst laptop i’ve ever bought. The touchpad lags 100x per minute, and it started lagging the moment i FIRST opened the screen. All in all, even if i only spent a mere 300$, it was 300$ down the drain.