2-in-1 touchscreen laptops are usually very costly. It is hard to find something in this category that is pocket-friendly. But today, we have one. In this Dell Inspiron i3000-10099SLV review, we are going to discuss this new 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop from the house of Dell.
This new laptop comes with a very budget price tag. As a result, it is not the most premium device we are going to see. The specs are not that great, and the laptop is primarily aimed at the light and casual users only. So does the laptop prove good even this low price point? Let’s find that out.
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We have a hybrid device here, and the design is in such a way to accommodate all the features a hybrid laptop provides. The hinges are smooth, and you can easily transform this laptop into a tablet. The laptop supports four modes; the laptop mode, the tablet mode, tablet stand mode and the tent mode. The tent mode will probably come in handy when you are in a plane stuck for space and need to watch some movie.
The keys on the keyboard aren’t that deep, but you will get used to it with time. The trackpad is also pretty decent at best. With dimensions of 7.9 x 11.1 x 0.8 inches, the laptop weighs just around 3.1 pounds. This is very light and makes it possible for you to carry it along when you are traveling.
Dell Inspiron i3000-10099SLV Specs
We have an 11.6-inch LED-backlit display that comes with a standard HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Though this is just HD resolution, the screen size we are talking is small here. So we get a good pixel density even though we are dealing with just an HD screen. This screen is perfect for media consumption. It can also be suitable for work, but the small screen is not that spacious when it comes to work.
The touchscreen, on the other hand, is excellent. It is sensitive, and you will get a complete user experience with an operating system like Windows 10.
The Dell Inspiron i3000-10099SLV is powered by an Intel Pentium N3700 processor. This quad-core processor is clocked at 2.3GHz. There is turbo boost, so this is not the maximum power you are getting. The processor is an entry-level one when you compare it with the likes of the i5 and i7 chips. But it has what it takes to take control of your everyday routine.
With a CPUMark score of around 2000, this processor can run all your office apps, music apps, browsers, mail clients, and other applications without any issues. You can also edit some photos which is very much possible if you were wondering.
The 4GB DDR3 RAM is not much for modern day computing. But if you are a casual user, this memory should be good enough for your needs. You can browse the web while listening to your favorite song. You can work on your school project while downloading stuff. The possibilities are endless even with this memory.
Let’s talk about gaming on the Dell Inspiron i3000-10099SLV. This laptop is not a gaming laptop. It was not made for that purpose, and the hardware clearly shows us that. You can, however, play some casual games without any problems. If you are into serious gaming, this is not the right machine.
The 500GB hard drive gives you a decent amount of space to play with. Yes, we do not have a solid state drive here. But for under $350, this is the absolute best you can get. It is fine for normal usage and comes with Windows 10 which is the latest Windows operating system.
The battery life is one of the biggest advantages in the Dell Inspiron i3000-10099SLV laptop. You can get around 8 to 10 hours with light usage. Even if you are doing something intense, this battery will do good. For connectivity, you have USB ports and a 2-in-1 media card reader. The laptop also gets us WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Dell Inspiron i3000-10099SLV Review: Verdict
The Dell Inspiron i3000-10099SLV is a neat little 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop. It gives you power and the portability you need to get on with your daily routine. If you want a hybrid laptop at a price that an $350, then this is probably the best one you can get your hands on.