Dell is the latest company to throw its hat in the Lenovo Yoga-style convertible laptop space. Dell’s new Inspiron 11 3000 Series and Inspiron 13 700 Series Windows notebooks are 2-in-1 devices that can also function as tablets.

Just flip back the screen all the way until it’s opposite the keyboard and the notebook becomes a tablet.

The 11.6 inch Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series will be available June 19th for $450 and up. Dell’s 13 inch Inspiron 13 7000 Series should be available in September. Pricing for that model hasn’t been announced yet.

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1

Dell Inspiron 11 300 Series

The smaller model is a laptop with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display with wide viewing angles. It weighs less than 3.1 pounds and measures about 0.76 inches thick.

Dell will offer models with Intel Celeron N2830 dual-core or Pentium N3530 quad-core Bay Trail processors. Both models will feature 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drives.

The 2-in-1 systems feature 802.11ac WFi, Bluetooth 4.0, stereo speakers, a headset jack, HDMI output, 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and an SD card slot. Unlike many modern laptops and tablets, the Inspiron 11 3000 Series has a removable 43 Whr battery.

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series

Dell’s larger model also measures about 0.76 inches thick, and it’s reasonably light weight at about 3.7 pounds.

There will be a few different configuration options including a choice of Intel Core i3 or Core i5 Haswell processors, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and 13.3 inch 1366 x 768 pixel or 1920 x 1080 pixel displays.

The system has a 43Whr  removable battery, a backlit keyboard, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI, an SD card slot, and a headset jack.

Dell will include a passive stylus with its 13.3 inch 2-in-1 system.

Spec sheets for both the Dell Inspiron 11 and Inspiron 13 show that they support Ubuntu as well as Windows 8.1 — although it appears Ubuntu versions may only be offered in select markets including the EMEA and APJ regions.

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One reply on “Dell joins the flip family with new 11 inch and 13 inch 2-in-1 notebooks”

  1. I’d be really interested in a review of these. Your review of the m101z a few years ago was a deciding factor in my choosing that machine over others, and I still like it a lot. Thinking of one of these as a longer-battery-life replacement. (By the way, how big are the power adapters? The big brick is one of my disappointments regarding the m101z.)
    http://liliputing.com/2010/08/dell-inspiron-mini-m101z-review.html

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