Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3162 Cheap 11.6-Inch Mini-Laptop


The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3162 is a new contender on the ultra-cheap mini-notebook market. Regularly priced at $200, Dell’s 3162 offers the same main specs as its competitors like the HP Stream 11 or Acer Cloudbook 11. These Windows 10-based 11.6-inch laptops feature the common 1366×768 display resolution, the Intel Celeron N3050 basic dual-core processor described in this review, 2GB of main memory, and 32GB of eMMC-based storage. With these components, you can comfortably do only the lightest PC tasks, with only a few programs and browser tabs opened simultaneously.

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3162 RedJust like the HP Stream series, the Inspiron 11 3000 3162 provides colorful design choices. This light 2.7 pound notebook with a 0.8-inch profile comes in blue, red, or white color. The base of the laptop carries a decently spacious keyboard with isle-style keys and a single-piece trackpad. The body is made of plastics.

The laptop has 2 x 2-Watt stereo speakers, a 0.9-megapixel webcam with 720p HD video support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless, a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 port, HDMI external display jack, combo audio jack, a multi-format media card reader, and Bluetooth 4.0.

Although the battery capacity of 32 WHr isn’t great, Dell claims the 3162 has a long battery life of “up to 9.5 hours”. That’s quite possible, given the notebook has a small screen and low power components.

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3162 Blue

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Brand

Dell

Screen Size

11.6-Inch

Screen Resolution

1366×768

Touchscreen

No

Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor

Intel Celeron N3050 “Braswell” Dual-Core 1.6-2.16GHz 2MB Cache (~900 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics

Intel HD Integrated Graphics

RAM

2GB

Storage

32GB eMMC

Optical Drive

None

Input

Multi-Touch Trackpad with Integrated Buttons, Non-Backlit Keyboard without Numeric Pad

Speakers and Audio

Stereo Speakers

Cameras

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11AC

Ethernet LAN

No

3G - 4G Mobile Broadband

No

Bluetooth

Yes

USB

1 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (MicroSD)

Battery

“Up to 9.5 hours of battery life”, 2-cell 32 WHr

Weight

2.7 pounds

Height

0.8″

Width

11.5″

Depth

7.7″

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home

Warranty

1-Year

4 reviews for Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3162 Cheap 11.6-Inch Mini-Laptop

  1. Dr Dhiraj Jain – May 21, 2017:

    Dear Daniel Z,
    Thanks for your article!
    I purchased Dell Inspiron 11 3162 laptop in India.
    Its C Drive having 32 GB eMMC HDD has only 10 GB capacity after installing & only 8 GB after installing Antivirus & Chrome.
    In Configuration the website shows, it can be upgradable up to 500 GB.
    Does it means by External Portable Hard Drive like Seagate or WD or through internally or something else.
    Again Can I attach more than 500 GB like 1 TB external hard drive to save my Data – files & download software into it & can I run such downloaded softwares from external hard drive without transferring to internal C drive which is left only with 8 GB something?

    Sorry for bothering You!
    But I am in trouble & I hope you will not disappoint me & reply me early!

    Waiting for your kind suggestion & guidelines.

    Regards
    Dr Dhiraj Jain, Jalgaon. Maharashtra.


    • Danijel Z – May 23, 2017:

      Hi, I don’t own the laptop but I’ve seen reports saying that storage of the Dell 3162 with 32GB eMMC isn’t upgradeable. You can configure it with an internal HDD only at the time of purchase on Dell website.

      You can however use an external USB HDD or Flash drive or a microSD card (there’s a slot on the laptop for it) to expand your storage space. Yes, you will be able to save your data and install your programs on external storage or microSD card. But, they will still take up some space (smaller amount) of internal 32GB eMMC as well, even though program installation is on the external drive. Also, programs installed on external storage load noticeably slower than those installed on eMMC.


  2. Binu Kumar M – January 31, 2017:

    Hi is it come with Microsoft Office


    • Danijel Z – February 8, 2017:

      It includes only a 30-day trial, not a full year Office 365 Personal subscription which is available on some similar laptops like HP Stream 11.


  3. Declan – June 21, 2016:

    Hi,
    just wondering as to what memory capacity does the C drive hold?


  4. 1 out of 5

    Charlotte Shergur – June 19, 2016:

    I wish I could give this zero stars. Shame on me for not doing my homework, I was attracted to the color and the size….and after having it for one month, all of the sudden I am out of room. I literally use my laptop for playing ms pacman and checking email. I download nothing-BUT the awesome seller at Best Buy (no name on receipt) said nothing to my husband or I about the fact that once you put the necessary software into this computer, you have ZERO space for anything. I cant even do a single update! I took it back to the Geek Squad only to be told that this purchase is the perfect computer for my 6 year old! IF ANYONE HAD SAID THIS WHEN PURCHASED WE PUT THE EXTRA MONEY IN GET A DECENT COMPUTER. So if you are looking for a Christmas gift for a toddler. This computer is for you.


    • 2 out of 5

      Fajri – July 7, 2016:

      What is your point? Lack of saving-disc capacity? Isn’t it has a 500 gb of harddisk capacity? Does the 500 gb is not enough?


      • Robert Berg – September 26, 2016:

        What a moron. Can’t even read the specs before replying.


    • 5 out of 5

      agnieszka – January 29, 2017:

      I took this netbook, loaded Lightroom 6 onto it, and went on a recent two-month long African safari trip. Was perfect for my needs. Has two USB ports, so was able to have my external drive attached on one side and my SD card reader on the other for photo backups. LR was only really able to do very basic things (all i had time for was pick/reject flags) but was enough until i got home to my main photo processing computer.

      Only wifi connection is possible (no LAN port) but this makes it easy to flick on the “metered connection” setting so that win10 doesn’t download any updates.

      Super long battery life – i was getting about 6-7 hours on each charge, which was plenty around my other activities.


  5. 5 out of 5

    Vinod kumar – June 18, 2016:

    Best performance laptop for small price


    • Jared – June 20, 2016:

      Hi,

      Is this better than the HP Stream 11?


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