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 11 300 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.