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.
- Decent keyboard
- Good day-to-day performance
- Flimsy build
- Drab display
- Limited Wi-Fi support