Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3168 / i3168 Affordable 11.6″ 2-in-1 Touch Notebook

The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3168 / i3168 is a typical compact budget-class 2-in-1 laptop, transformable into a tablet or multimedia stand thanks to its band-back design. The 3.1-pound convertible notebook offers a basic 11.6-inch touch display, entry-level performance, plastic casing available in multiple colors, Windows 10 Home OS, and a starting price of around $250.

The multi-touch screen has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels and TN panel technology. The display doesn’t offer sharpness of Full HD displays nor IPS tech-based wide viewing angles. Although that’s expected at price points lower than $300, it’s worth noting that the older Dell Inspiron 11 3000 model does come with IPS.

As for performance, the Dell 3168 / i3168 can satisfy your day-to-day computing needs. The offered Intel Celeron N3060, Intel Pentium N3710, and Intel Core m3 6Y30 processors are capable of completing the daily web surfing, Microsoft Office, and media consumption tasks without major slowdowns. You should however keep in mind that the chips belong to the lower end of the CPU spectrum, with the Celeron being one of the slowest laptop processors on the market. System memory options are 2GB and 4GB, with the first one being enough only for running an app or two simultaneously. The cheapest of all Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3168 / i3168 configurations comes with only 32GB of eMMC-based internal storage. This option should be avoided if you need any decent amount of storage space for your files and programs. To make things easier, a microSD card slot is provided for storage expansion. Another storage choice when buying the 3168 is a slower but more capacious 500GB hard disk drive.

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The laptop has stereo speakers and a frontal 720p camera for video chats. For internet connectivity, you can use the built-in 802.11N Wi-Fi wireless interface. There are also a Bluetooth connection, two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 connector, HDMI video out jack, a combo microphone / headphones port, and the aforementioned microSD card slot.

Besides a lack of IPS, another downgrade in comparison to the previous Inspirion 11 3000 is the battery. It now comes with a 32 WHr unit, instead of 43 WHr. Nevertheless, Dell claims the 3168 can last “up to 9 hours and 47 minutes” on a single battery charge.

The device is currently available with blue and red casing finish and is also expected to be available in less prominent gray color.

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Specifications of the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3168 / i3168

Here's the specs sheet of the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3168 / i3168. For specs comparison against other devices click on the "Compare Specs" button below.



Screen Size


Screen Resolution

1366×768 pixels (HD)



Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Celeron N3060 “Braswell” Dual-Core 1.6-2.48GHz 2MB Cache (~1,000 PassMark benchmark points)
Intel Core M3-6Y30 “Skylake” Dual-Core 0.9-2.2GHz 4MB Cache (~3,000 PassMark benchmark points)
Intel Pentium N3710 “Braswell” Quad-Core 1.6-2.56GHz 2MB Cache (~1,800 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics (GPU)

Intel HD 515 Integrated Graphics
Intel HD Integrated Graphics

System Memory (RAM)




DVD Optical Drive



Non-backlit keyboard without numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack





Ethernet LAN


3G - 4G Mobile Broadband





2 x USB 2.0 + 1 x USB 3.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (MicroSD)


“Up to 9 hours and 47 minutes” of battery life
3-Cell 32 WHr


3.1 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 10 Home



User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3168 / i3168

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  1. G. Lara – April 8, 2017:

    Can ram be upgraded to 8gb ?

    • Danijel Z – April 8, 2017:

      The Dell 3168 has a single RAM slot, so you’ll have to remove the existing one (which is either 2GB or 4GB) and put in an 8GB DDR3L RAM module. To access the RAM slot, you’ll have to remove the bottom cover, which is held by 10 screws.

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