Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series Hands-on: Big Battery, Little Notebook

Affordability and portability — that’s the name of the game for Dell and it’s new Inspiron 11 300o series notebook. Priced at $349 for the AMD CPU model and $379 for the fourth-generation Haswell CPU model, the laptop will feature an 11-inch touch display. According to Dell, the Haswell version will last over eight hours on a single charge. 

Despite being a budget ultraportable, the Inspiron is fairly attractive. The notebook’s exterior has been coated in a silver soft-touch finish that gave us a nice firm grip when we held it. Weighing in at 3.15 pounds with a 0.83-inch thickness, we’re fairly certain the Inspiron 11 can fit into most medium-sized purses and messenger bags without a hassle.  The notebook also has a fairly robust port spread offering three USB ports, HDMI, an SD card reader, Ethernet and headset jack.

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We noticed that the display isn’t the brightest we’ve seen, but for the price this system is worth a second look. The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series notebook will be available for purchase starting October 3rd. Stay tuned for our full review.

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