Dell Inspiron i3162-2040BLU 11.6 inch HD 2-in-1 Laptop Review

11.6 inch Dell Inspiron i3162-2040BLU HD 2-in-1 Laptop


Bali blue Dell Inspiron i3162-0003BLU is an 11.6 inch 2-in-1 laptop with a high definition display that rotates around a 360 degree durable hinge, long battery life, decent connectivity and more- offers quite a bit in terms of specs, features and design for your money. It comes with an entry level Quarter 2 2016 release Intel Celeron N3060 processor (2MB cache) at 1.6GHz up to 2.48GHz speed with turbo boost, 4GB DDR3L SDRAM at 1600MHz for multitasking power (4GB is the maximum this compact system supports), 32GB eMMC flash drive and Windows 10 Home operating system with Cortana Personal Assistant, Win 7 Start screen and Edge browser. You may also choose the 2GB version Inspiron i3162-2040BLU with a Celeron N3050 processor at 2.16GHz speed and both have similar price tags. Due to compact and slim chassis, there is no Optical Drive but only the essential modern connectivity options including the 802.11ac wireless for consistently fast connections, Bluetooth 4.0 to hook up to other Bluetooth devices wirelessly, microSD Card Reader, a USB 3.0 port for up to ten times quicker data transfers, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI output, a Microphone and Headphone combo and a DMI video output. 11.6-inch high definition anti-glare LED-backlit display has a 1366×768 pixel resolution for crisp, clear and bright images with vivid colours, which may seem like not much but is perfectly adequate for such a small display that can be positioned easily for clear viewing. Thermal Design Power is 6 watts and it has a 32 WHr battery that will give you up to 9.5 hours so you don’t have to even carry your charger around.


Inspiron i3162 has a beautiful design, looks really pretty in bali blue with glossy paint on the lid and matte on palm rest, weighs only 2.8 pounds and measures 7.71 x 11.49 x 0.81 inches, being so compact, slim and lightweight it can be taken anywhere and can be used in four different modes of laptop, tent, stand and tablet and anything in between as it can be rotated around its 360-degree hinge. It has quite a functional chiclet-style keyboard that is easy to type on, without a numeric pad due to small size, but an accurate single-piece touchpad that recognizes your gestures and enables precise pointing so you make less errors. You have the Waves MaxxAudio Pro for a great immersive sound that is loud and clear, advanced audio processing without much background noise and stereo speakers. And there is an integrated high definition webcam and an analog microphone for you to chat with friends and family or teleconference with colleagues. 32GB isn’t much storage for saving all your files, especially if you have a large collection of photos, songs, and movies as you probably have only about 15GB for your use as the rest will be taken up by Win 10, but you can always save your files on Cloud or add storage through the SD Card Reader. You get a year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal so you can use Word, Excel, and other Office apps for 12 months and purchase it at the end of the year if you wish. This is a great little portable convertible laptop that you can use for simple daily tasks like net surfing, typing up documents, watching videos etc. but certainly not for very demanding software or games as you only have the integrated Intel HD 400 graphics card that will let you play only the older games at reduced settings.

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