At CES, Dell has introduced a more affordable lineup of laptops for its customers – the Inspiron 11 3000 series. With Dell’s asking price of USD$199 (about RM870), the Inspiron 11 has lower-end specifications for those who want something simple or are on a budget.
This isn’t the first laptop to be priced at USD$199 (roughly RM870), that title would go to Lenovo’s Ideapad 100. Dell’s Inspiron 11 3000 series laptops feature an 11.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768. The laptop can be customised with either an Intel Celeron or Pentium processor and paired with either 2GB or 4GB of RAM. In terms of connectivity, it has one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, an audio jack, a HDMI port, as well as a card reader. Storage wise, Dell made a smart move by allowing customers to choose between using a 500GB hard disk or a 128GB SSD, instead of making users rely on cloud storage.
Design wise, Dell’s Inspiron 11 3000 laptop looks very glossy, which can make it slippery and prone to fingerprints. However, the keyboard does have a matte surface and the keys seem to be spaced out quite nicely, which sort of makes up for it.
We’re not sure when and if the laptop will be coming to Malaysian shores, but rest assured, it’s for those who need simple computing power to do minimal daily tasks like document editing and surfing the Internet.