Like it or not, and the device can be transformed attract attention of potential buyers. And it’s not just the novelty of the concept, but in the actual expansion of the functionality that is provided to the user. In the summer of 2014, Dell introduced a budget laptop transformer Dell Inspiron 11 review (3147), discussed and will be reviewed here. In fact, it’s pretty thin hybrid device that has the versatility and power of the tablet at an inexpensive laptop. And, of course, so far without the four modes of transformation in the form of an easel, laptop, tablet or pill classic on the stand. By the way, is this 11.6-inch machine is not too expensive – a little less than $ 500, however, that for this amount it has to offer, in addition to ductility, and we have to find out.
Design – Dell Inspiron 11 review
The housing is made of frosted silver. Appearance versatile – ideal for the “advanced” youth and older age category. Light color and matte shell perfectly cope with fingerprints; however, various defects such as scratches here will be quite visible. The case itself has expressed the straight lines and angles, externally and internally laptop gives the impression of a strict conservative.
On the cover, except for the logo of the company, completely empty. On the bottom, as in the desert – no removable battery, nor any opening panel, only retaining bolts so the four rubber feet. By the way, ventilation grille located on the rear end of the hinge, and is on the subjective view, very comfortable in such a tiny laptop.
The laptop Dell Inspiron 11 review has the following dimensions: 300×201.5×21.2 mm, weight 1.39 kg – not too small to 11.6 inches, but within reasonable limits.
We remind you, this device is classified as transformable, it can quickly evolve from a conventional laptop or tablet in the other two modes, which were mentioned earlier. It is fashionable, interesting, functional, and what to say until pall.
To behave like a hybrid laptop, Dell Inspiron 11 review (3147) has two special hinges that allow the display to lean back and stacked on top of the bottom. Despite the assigned load, hinges pretty tight fix screen in a laptop or a tent, and, it is hoped that after years of use will not change.
Display, sound, webcam – Dell Inspiron 11 review
Display laptop Dell Inspiron 11 review limited to a narrow strip of rubber. On it, at the bottom, is a physical button Windows, most often used in tablet mode.
11.6-inch touch panel is covered with a protective glass with a glossy surface. As a rule, this creates two problems, one of which is the need for frequent “cleaning” of the display, especially if you use a laptop as a tablet, well, and the second – a reflection. In the Dell Inspiron 11 review (3147) provided coverage Truelife, which slightly corrects this point.
Thus, a display Dell Inspiron 11 review resolution of 1366×768 pixels, touchscreen detects up to ten simultaneous touches, and it is based on a liquid crystal matrix IPS. With regard to maximum brightness, it is not too high – at 303 cd / m2. Thanks to the IPS, the viewing angles are good, and the picture is not distorted, if you change the angle of the display in different modes of use. The image is quite clear, and in spite of the non-ideal color reproduction quality of the screen, in general, can be satisfied.
Two stereo speakers have access to the lateral edge. If the device is transformed into a tablet and pick up, they will not reach to the lattice, therefore, broadcast sound is not muted. As for the quality of acoustics, the technology Waves MaxxAudio Pro provides realism and good sound. Volume is enough for a small room, in other cases, you can use headphones.
Peephole webcam is located on a traditional laptop location – at the top of the display. 720p module allows you to comfortably communicate via Skype or do pretty well self.
Keyboard and Touchpad – Dell Inspiron 11 review
Chiclet keyboard is compact and easy to use. The buttons are made of plastic, their black surface contrasts beautifully with the white characters. Keys are pressed gently. Illumination is not here, which is not surprising for the budget segment, but on the sides of the keyboard unit located rubber inserts that protect the touch screen when closed the laptop. Here we should note a few advantages. Firstly, the keypad waterproofs. Secondly, it will not function if used in the laptop mode tablet. It is very convenient, because there is always a probability of erroneous pressing when it is not needed. All the more so when the transformation into a tablet press will be at the bottom.
In addition to a physical keyboard, a laptop is available, of course, and Touch Tablet. In view of almost 12-inch screen, it is large, with large keys.
The touchpad is quite big already, at least on such a small space of a compact laptop, it looks. Dedicated mouse buttons is not here – a solid touch panel, divided at the bottom of the vertical line on the left and right conditionally button. The touchpad supports multitouch gestures, and when using the device in tablet mode it is inactive.
Performance – Dell Inspiron 11 review
Dell Inspiron 11 review 3147 (3147-9103) works under the supervision of the operating system Windows 8.1. Filling in the laptop Dell Inspiron 11 is far from a top – here is embedded Intel Pentium N3530, which was used for the 22-nm process technology. This quad-core processor-based platform Bay Trail-M operates at a frequency of 2160-2580 MHz and has 2 MB of cache. Chip power consumption is only 7.5 watts. It is logical to assume that with the CPU demanding Tasks Mountains not exactly collapse, but this level, such as tuition, watching video or browsing the Internet, it is.
The Video also has very modest resources, Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) – a built-in graphics with only four execution units, which is inferior to the performance HD Graphics, integrated with the processor generation Ivy Bridge. If you have a desire to play any games, you cannot count on much – a maximum, low settings and 1024×768 for GRID: Autosport (2014), and in such circumstances fps rises above 40.
As used 4GB RAM module DDR3L-1333. For him there is only one slot into which you can insert the bar with a maximum of 8 GB. Also provided is a 500 GB HDD with a frequency of 5400 rpm. Of course, it does not work so quickly, but storage space required files abound.
Ports and Communications – Dell Inspiron 11 review
In the matter of the number of connectors Dell Inspiron 11 review (3147) is a very limited solution, but it is quite logical, because the place is not too much to fit more ports. And the low-end segment still does not imply an extended set.
On the right side of the concentrated power key and volume control. It is worth noting that they are too close to each other, and, going to increase the volume, you can accidentally turn off the laptop. In addition to them, on this side are: grille right speaker, USB 2.0, SD card slot and a hole for a Kensington lock.
The left side is no less functional – the second speaker grille, the combined audio jack, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 (with charging function), HDMI, and power jack.
In the right corner of the front face of the posted activity light notebook.
Behind, except air vents and two hinges, nothing.
List of wireless technologies is presented only Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0.
Battery – Dell Inspiron 11 review
Built-in 3-cell lithium-ion battery with 43Wh can provide several hours of autonomy. For example, in a typical operation of such a device – office tasks when using the Internet, the laptop Dell Inspiron 11 review will last just over four hours, and in read mode – about seven and a half. The results are not outstanding, because of the increased efficiency of the filling.
Conclusion – Dell Inspiron 11 review
What can I say, Dell Inspiron 11 review (3147) – is one of the most affordable convertible notebooks on the market. It has a universal appearance and the ability to retrain from the laptop into a tablet and other intermediate stage in just a second. Assembling at the height as well as the operation of hinges, however, the quality of the materials chosen for the body of the obvious savings evidenced. Performance will be enough for the task of determining the nature that is before us is a typical budget working machine, format only 11.6 inches. Also worth noting is sufficient for such a small device, a set of ports, and a reasonable price at around $ 500. In general, a decent option for your money here and there is nothing to add.
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