Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series i3147-10000sLV Laptop via Amazon
Dell Inspiron i3147-10000sLV is the new mid 2015 release 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 convertible 11.6 inch laptop with a low mid-range Pentium processor with a Passmark benchmark score of 1774 at the moment, average amounts of storage and memory but both of which are highly adequate for an average user or anyone that needs a portable and convertible computer for daily use- work productivity and home entertainment and with the newest already pre-installed Windows 10 so you don’t need to upgrade from Windows 8.1. Dell Inspiron i3147-10000sLV comes with the quad core Intel Pentium N3540 processor at 2.16GHz speed up to 2.67GHz with turbo boost but no hyper threading (you already have the four cores on a budget system/processor), 4GB DDR3L SDRAM at 1333MHz for multitasking power, 500GB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400rpm rotating speed.
11.6 inch touch display with 1366 x 768 pixel maximum screen resolution supports video playback up to 720p resolution and Intel HD (Bay Trail) graphics would be adequate for playing the older games fluently but certainly not the very demanding games like Fr Cry 4 or the Witcher 3. It also has a high definition webcam for taking still shots or live Skype chats. Silver Dell Inspiron i3147 weighs 3.1 pounds with measurements of 7.90 x 11.81 x 0.76 inches- slim, lightweight and compact and is designed to be very portable with its small 11 inch screen as well for those on the go. 3-cell lithium ion battery should give you up to 6-7 hours of battery life on light use. It has no optical drive and no Ethernet (RJ-45 connector) for wired internet access but the connectivity options include the 802.11bgn wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, a Headphone Microphone Combo, an SD Card Reader, an HDMI output so you can view your content on larger screen. There is also no Solid State Drive that makes the system run much snappier (and reads and writes faster than regular mechanical hard drives and are quieter) but they cost more too and you have the advantage of having a larger storage space despite slower speeds.
Conclusion: This is not a high end computer with the top of the range specs and features but a basic convertible that can be used as tablet, laptop, stand and tent modes around its 360 degree hinge and portable to be taken wherever you go easily and it obviously includes a decent processor, enough memory (non-expandable by the user) and hard drive (which you can replace with an SSD by unscrewing battery and base cover), the latest Windows 10 that boots up and wakes up from hibernation much faster than before, more than acceptable HD quality display and speakers in a lightweight and slim package at an affordable price. You can browse the internet, listen to music, stream videos and watch movies, do your homework, work on your spreadsheets, do any of your daily work without much lagging or freezing but not so much running very complex software, multimedia editing, 3D modelling or playing the latest games. We like the already pre-installed Windows 10 and trial version of Microsoft Excel if you’d like to use it beyond its trial period and this is a good little portable and convertible machine that is good for internet, basic office, school work and home entertainment.