Dell Inspiron 14 3000 3480 Budget-Class 14″ Laptop

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The Dell Inspiron 14 3000 3480 is an affordable Windows laptop with a 14″ display and entry-level to mid-range internal components. It starts at only around $220.

The display of the Inspiron 14 3000 3480 is of a budget quality. It features a mediocre resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels. There are no IPS wide viewing angles nor touch input support.

Inside its plastic chassis in black or “platinum silver” color, the Dell 3480 laptop packs a computing system based on Intel’s processing technology. As the most basic option, the 3480 comes with the Intel Celeron N4000 processor with Intel UHD 600 graphics. A step up is the lower-end Pentium N5000 with Intel UHD 605 graphics. These are good only for the basic day-to-day computing tasks. For more computing power, there’s a lower-mid-range 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7020U option with Intel HD 620 graphics. The most powerful choice is the excellent mid-range 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U with the UHD 620. The notebook ships with either 4GB for RAM for basic multi-tasking or 8GB of RAM for those who want to use more programs and browser tabs simultaneously. Internal data storage device options are a small 64GB eMMC drive, or a larger but slower hard drive with either 500GB or 1-Terabyte (1,000GB) capacity. The laptop lacks a built-in optical drive.

Dell has included a medium-capacity 42 WHr battery to power the Inspiron 3480.

What separates the 3480 from other inexpensive laptops is that it provides optional keyboard backlight.

Usual starting price: around 230 USD* as of June 8, 2019.

Specifications of the Dell Inspiron 14 3000 3480

Here's the specs sheet of the Dell Inspiron 14 3000 3480. For comparison against other laptops, use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Dell
Laptop type Standard laptop (non-convertible)
Screen size 14-inch
Screen resolution 1366x768 pixels HD (entry-level sharpness)
Touchscreen No
Other display specs TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Anti-glare coating
Processor (CPU) Intel Celeron N4000 (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)

Intel Core i3-7020U (low-mid-range processor for home and office use, older model)

Intel Core i5-8265U 8th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)

Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)
Graphics (GPU) Intel HD 620 integrated graphics (for light gaming)

Intel UHD 600 integrated graphics (for the lightest games only)

Intel UHD 605 integrated graphics (for the lightest games only)

Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics (for light gaming)
System memory (RAM) size 4GB (light multi-tasking)

8GB (comfortable multi-tasking)
Data storage 64GB eMMC (very small but usable capacity)

500GB HDD (very good capacity, but slow)

1000GB (1TB) HDD (excellent capacity, but slow)
DVD optical drive None
Keyboard, input Backlit keyboard without numeric pad

Non-backlit keyboard without numeric pad

Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons
Speakers and audio Stereo speakers

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Camera Front

HD 720p (standard laptop webcam resolution)
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC
Ethernet network port No
Mobile broadband (3G, 4G LTE) No
Bluetooth Yes
USB ports 1 x USB 2.0

2 x USB 3.1
Video ports 1 x HDMI
Media card reader Yes (SD card reader)
Battery 3-Cell 42 WHr
Weight 3.5 pounds
Height 0.8"
Width 13.4"
Depth 9.5"
Windows version Windows 10 Home (standard Windows version)
Warranty 1-year
Year of release 2019

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Written by Dan on May 15, 2019

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