Dell Inspiron 3000 i3147-3750sLV 11.6-Inch 2-in-1 Convertible Touchscreen Laptop Review

Dell Inspiron i3147-3750sLV 11.6-Inch 2 in 1 Convertible Touchscreen Laptop Review

2-in-1 Convertible Inspiron i3147-3750sLV
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Dell Inspiron 3000 Series i3147-3750sLV is a touchscreen 11.6 inch laptop and tablet in one convertible computer with the power of a modern laptop and the convenience of a tablet when needed. Processor is the Pentium N3520 and comes with good amounts of RAM and memory, which make it feel like a decent and fast machine with full-size keyboard when in laptop mode, tent mode, tablet stand and tablet modes. So it is actually a very versatile and functional 4-in-1 rather than a 2-in-1.

Dell Inspiron comes with the quad core Intel Pentium N3520 processor at 2.16 GHz speed that goes up to 2.42 GHz when needed, 4GB Single Channel DDR3L SDRAM to multitask seamlessly and efficiently, 500GB hard drive at 5400 rpm and 64-bit English Windows 8.1 operating system. The N3520 is a fast and energy efficient entry-level processor suitable for surfing the net, word processing, editing photos and anything you’d do on a daily basis but not for complex software or multimedia. 500GB may seem standard at first but when you think this is a convertible laptop and tablet, that’s quite a lot of storage space for a tablet, and same goes for the 4GB memory.

11.6 inch LED backlit Truelife HD touchscreen with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) that is similar to the Ivy Bridge Intel HD 4000 so you can run less demanding older games fluently- without problems but not the latest modern games on it. Touch function is edge-to-edge and quite responsive when you pinch, tap, swipe, zoom or scroll through the Windows 8.1 apps conveniently. Dell 2.0 stereo speakers and WavesMaxx Audio mean studio-quality professional sound for your songs and movies. HD webcam has the dual microphones with noise cancelling function to not transmit the background noise to the other side when you’re chatting on Skype.

Dell Inspiron i3147-3750sLV 11.6-Inch 2 in 1 Convertible Touchscreen Laptop Review
The flexible 360-degree hinge design allows you to lay the keyboard side flat- facing down and use it in proper tablet mode, or bring it to a straight position- tablet stand or watch videos at the tent mode. Its 3-cell 43 WHr lithium ion battery offers very long 7.5 hours of battery life- one of its main selling points so you can be out and about without needing to recharge- away from the power outlet all day long. It is a compact 11 inch machine that is both slim and lightweight- 0.79 inch thick with only 3.28 lbs weight. Connectivity options include long-range 802.11bgn wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port, a 2-in-1 SD Media Card Reader. There is no optical drive as it is such a light and slim machine. All Inspiron PCs are tested for durability and reliability (extreme heat, keys, hinges, battery, power and multimedia buttons etc.).

Conclusion: Dell Inspiron i3147-3750sLV is a functional 2-in-1 convertible PC (a compact notebook and a large tablet) with 4 different modes offering maximum flexibility, with a budget level processor sufficient for daily tasks (faster than previous Intel Atoms and between AMD A4-5100 and A6-5200, with a very low power consumption of 7.5 watts), long battery life- 7.5 hours in average use, full keyboard, touch display to go with the latest Windows 8.1, very large storage and memory for a tablet, great quality webcam, sound and display. Two things to point out as cons would be the size of it as a laptop and the small keys on keyboard that come with it- this is an 11.6 inch machine (and that may be a problem for some?) and the CPU and GPU are entry level- good enough for daily tasks and not for heavy gaming. It comes with a 1Yr Mail-In Warranty if needed within a year and the best customer service and technical assistance by Dell.

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