Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3185 / i3185 Small & Affordable 2-in-1 Laptop

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The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3185 / i3185 is an entry-level 2-in-1 laptop PC with a small 11.6-inch fully-rotatable touch-screen. Starting at around $300, this 3.3-pound plastic-clad convertible offers basic 1366-by-768 display resolution and modest performance for the daily home & office tasks. As a downside, the laptop uses TN screen technology, meaning narrower viewing angles than on IPS-powered panels.

Windows 10 and programs run on either the AMD A6-9220e or probably faster A6-9420e processor (unknown specs). The machine ships with either 4GB or 8GB of system memory and is available with three internal storage options: a 32GB eMMC drive, a 128GB eMMC drive, or a 500GB mechanical hard drive.

The Inspiron 11 3000 3185 / i3185 has stereo speakers, a 720p web-chat camera, 802.11N Wi-Fi wireless, Bluetooth, a USB 3.1 and a USB 2.0 port, HDMI video output port, a combo microphone / headphones audio jack, and a microSD card slot.

There’s no info on battery life. The notebook’s battery capacity of 32 WHr isn’t too generous. Judging by the specs, the battery should provide around 5 hours of run time with normal computer use.

The 2-in-1 is available in 3 colors: grey, red, and white.

Dell Inspiron 3185 i3185


Here are the specs of the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 3185 / i3185 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.


Laptop Type

2-in-1 means the laptop can convert itself into a tablet PC.

The light weight and small dimensions make this ultraportable laptop easy to carry around or travel with.
Screen Size

This is a very small display size, given the most frequently used laptop screen size is 15.6".
Screen Resolution

This is an entry-level screen resolution, oftentimes found on budget laptops. It doesn't deliver picture sharpness and space on the screen like the Full HD or higher resolution laptop displays do.

The screen supports finger touch input, including multi-touch gestures.
Other Display Specs

Displays based on the old TN technology lack wide viewing angles you can find on IPS screens. The colors may look washed out or inverted at certain viewing angles.
Processor (CPU) AMD A6-9220e (able to complete everyday tasks, but can be sluggish)

AMD A6-9420e (able to complete everyday tasks, but can be sluggish)
Graphics (GPU) AMD Radeon R4 integrated graphics (for the lightest games only)

AMD Radeon R5 integrated graphics (only for lightest gaming)
System Memory (RAM) Size

4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2023. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.
Data Storage

A barely usable capacity.

128GB is a relatively small storage space. However, it is usable if you don't store a lot of large files like movies and don't install a lot of programs.

This is a very good capacity, but HDD is a slow type of storage.
DVD Optical Drive

Keyboard & Input

The keyboard has no backlit keys and no separate numeric pad you can usually find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.

The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.

Speakers & Audio Stereo speakers

As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
Camera Front-facing web camera

Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
Wi-Fi Wireless 802.11N

802.11N is an old Wi-Fi standard, precursor of the 802.11AC and the latest 802.11AX with improved data transfer speeds and connectivity. 802.11N is rarely used in modern laptops.
Ethernet Network Port No

This laptop has no Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Mobile broadband (4G LTE)

Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
USB Ports 1 x USB 2.0

A standard full-size USB port.

1 x USB 3.1

A standard full-size USB port.
Video Output Ports 1 x HDMI

HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
Media Card Reader MicroSD card reader

The laptop has a slot for MicroSD memory cards. These are small SD cards commonly used in smartphones.
Battery 2-cell 32 WHr
Weight 3.2 pounds
Height 0.8"
Width 11.5"
Depth 8"
Windows Version

Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty.

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Current rating: 4 out of 5 stars
  1. 4 out of 5

    Jimmy bob

    Got a model with a 500 GB HDD from a big box office store. Installed Fedora 29, runs like a champ. Great for basic tasks and easy to carry.
    Note for Fedora 29 users: Suspend works on kernel 4.18.16, but there seems to be a regression in later versions. Add the following to /etc/dnf/dnf.conf under [main] to prevent dnf from upgrading the kernel: exclude=kernel*

  2. 4 out of 5


    I got the base model with 32GB eMMC storage and A6-9220e processor. Gives acceptable performance but 32GB is too small for Windows 10 – major feature updates simply won’t install even if you add an external hard drive. Even regular updates become a struggle – constantly juggling disk space, removing hibernation file, cleaning up the disk etc. The daily AV updates also make the system sluggish for several minutes.
    But then I installed Xubuntu Linux 18.10 and my laptop was transformed. Much more responsive and I’ve got at least 15GB free. Everything works out of the box (wifi, touchpad, touchscreen, function keys etc) except for tablet mode.
    I give this machine 2.5 stars with Win10 and 4 stars with Linux.

  3. Ethan Crockett

    I got mine with a 27 gb hard drive and I ordered a 128 gb hard drive. so i got my old hard drive and upgraded to a 500 gb instead.

    • Isaac Gonzalez

      Are you saying that it still had space for to add in an internal Hard drive or a Solid Drive inside the computer despite it has an eMMC?

      Which I am planning to get an internal solid drive for the new laptop I just had.

    • Russell

      Be very careful about hard drive upgrades. Some models have eMMC soldered to the motherboard with no other connectors so cannot be upgraded.

  4. Ethan Crockett


  5. Tom

    Is that 128GB eMMC or SSD?

    • Danijel Z

      It’s 128GB eMMC as per official specs by Dell.


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