Dell has launched its take on the tablet hybrid market with Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1, promising both the performance of a laptop and the versatility of a tablet.
The design of the tablet offers four different modes – tablet, stand, tent, and laptop. The 360-degree hinge design allows the keyboard to be flipped and for the tablet to be laid flat. Meanwhile, it can also be put in an upright position, hands-free easel position ,and back to being a laptop with a full-sized keyboard.
The hardware measures at height of 19.40mm, width of 299.98, depth of 200.98mm, and weight of 1.39kg. The display is an 11.6-inch HD with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angle. It is being offered in the color of Moonlight Silver only.
Powered by Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, it brings exciting features with enhanced performance. The OS allows for seamless switching and automatic detection when the keyboard is attached while Continuum gives a smooth experience for menus and taskbars. It is also equipped with MaxxAudio by Waves in accessing the personal digital assistant Cortana to recognize audio input naturally.
Under the hood, it runs on Intel Celeron Processor N3050, 2M Cache and clocked up to 2.16 GHz, the memory is 2GB single channel DDR3 1600MHz, combined with the hard drive of 32GB eMMC and video card of Intel HD graphics. The integrated battery is 3-Cell, 43 WHr and touted to have long life.
It has wireless connectivity, bluetooth support, and ports for HDMI, Media Card, Noble lock slot and two USBs. It also comes with 20GB free storage for Dropbox for easier access to files anywhere and one year limited hardware warranty.
Initial reviews claim that the advantages of the tablet is it’s bright and colorful screen, value for the money, attractive and sturdy design, and good battery capacity. On Geekbench, it placed second among the 2-in-1 contenders and was said to have 35 percent faster performance.
However, there is also problems encountered such as the touchpad being unresponsive at times.
Dell’s Inspiron 11 3000 starts at the retail price of $329.99.