The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series line of notebooks are relatively small, inexpensive laptops. But the latest additions to the family feature some significant upgrades.
In January Dell began selling a model with an Intel Braswell processor and a starting price of $199. But now you can opt for a convertible model with a touchscreen display, a 360-degree hinge, and a choice of Intel Braswell or Core M processors.
The new models are also available with up to 4GB of RAM and up to 500GB of storage, and prices start at $249.
The entry-level version has an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage. But the spec sheet for the Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 shows that there will be premium options available for folks willing to spend a little more:
- Pentium N3710 and Core m3-6Y30 CPU options
- 2GB or 4GB of single-channel DDR3L-1600 memory
- 32GB eMMC, 128GB SSD, or 500GB 5400 RPM HDD options
- 802.11b/g/n or dual-band 802.11ac WiFi options
Each model features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel touchscreen display, a 32 Wh battery, a spill-resistant keyboard, Bluetooth 4.0, a headset jack, HDMI 1.4a output, a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a microSD card reader, and a 720p webcam.
Here are some of the prices for configurations available at launch:
Dell says models with eMMC storage and Celeron chips weigh about 2.7 pounds and get up to nearly 10 hours of battery life while the hard drive-equipped models with more powerful processors weigh about 2.9 pounds and get closer to 8 hours of run time.
Dell offers the Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 in red, blue, white, and “foggy night” color options, and the notebook ships with Windows 10 in most markets, although Dell does plan to offer the convertible notebook with Ubuntu in select countries.