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.
Just 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.