Dell released a new inexpensive laptop named the Dell Inspiron 11 3162 11.6-inch which really intrigued us by its sleek looks and good features offered at such a good price point,It quickly became one of the laptops to be considered to purchase when going for a decent yet very capable laptop.
Let us quickly jump into the specifications and check out whats under the hood of this new masterpiece by Dell.
We shall start discussing the design,build quality and form factor of the Dell Inspiron 11 3162
The Inspiron laptop is a 11.6 inch laptop made of entirely of plastic,it is a lightweight and thin laptop and can be carried around easily,It is not a laptop meant for high performance activities but gets most of the office and school work don with ease,the plastic is a glossy one which gives it a smooth and a shiny finish and the memory and hard disc are smoldered into the device,The battery cannot be detached and removed from the laptop.
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Ports are on the rear of left and the right side which is easy as it does not tangle the connected wires.The laptop also does not have a maintenance hatch,Overall the form factor of the laptop is stylish and well built.
It is not a very power packed device as mentioned earlier but most of the basic tasks can be performed pretty easily but not as well as computers with higher cores.
When talking about the processor it comes with a Celeron N3060 processor which is a small performance processor made by Intel but performs pretty decent and smooth browsing and media playback as well as lighthearted gaming can be done with 64- bit windows 10 which comes pre-loaded ,
With a TDP of 6 watts the device has a decent processor made by Intel in the form of Braswell and the device does not heat up as well even when plugged in or without,It performs nicely and the system performs does well conclusively.
STORAGE AND MEMORY
The Laptop has 2 GB of ram which is not so powerful as you may know and hence using high performance applications tend to slow down the device and reduce computational speed .
Also it uses eMMC storage modules which can store up to 32 GB of memory and is a technology used in SD cards and flash drives,It uses 2 GB DDR3 for ram processes and also has Intel HD graphics card which is a nice little addition as it adds a bit more juice and the memory can be increased by micro SD card slots.
These are the connectivity options provided by the Dell Inspiron 11 3162
- There is 1 x Ethernet Port
- There is 1 x USB 2.0 Port
- It has 1 x USB 3.0 Port
- 1 x HDMI Port is present
- A webcam is provided
- 1 x Headphone/mic port
There are 2 lithium ion cells provided in the laptop which provide a good 10 hour average battery time depending on your usage but surely is a good battery as it keeps the device juiced up pretty well and does not drain battery very quickly as the device does not demand high power consumption.
The Dell Inspiron 11 3162 is a small sized lightweight and easy to carry around laptop with the performance specifications to easily be able to perform your basic office or school/college needs and does a fantastic job with its looks and battery time hence it is a pretty decent device with a good price range and can be used in a regular casual fashion and will mostly take care of your usual computational needs.