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Dell Inspiron Chromebook 11 Laptop

by Dan Millward
Dell Inspiron 11 Chromebook

The Dell Inspiron 11 is a sexy looking Chromebook thanks to its all-over black finish and super thin design. It’s suitable for anyone who wants a Chromebook to use on the move. It’s so small you’ll hardly notice you’re carrying it around with you, which is just what you want from a portable laptop.



The Dell Inspiron 11 Processor

The Dell Inspiron 11 uses the Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core processor, which is a commonly seen processor in the budget Chromebook market. It comes with a clock speed of 1.6GHz and is capable of a 2.48GHz turbo boost and a 2MB cache.

The Dell Inspiron 11 memory

It comes with 4GB of RAM, which is more than enough for most Chromebook users. Let’s remember Chromebooks can comfortably run using 2GB of RAM. However, it’s good to see 4GB is used here because the introduction of Android Apps means a Chromebook running on 2GB of RAM will struggle.

The Dell Inspiron 11 storage

The Dell Inspiron 11 comes with 16GB of eMMC storage. This would have been enough for any Chromebook before Android Apps were available for the Chromebook. Not sure whether 16GB of storage will be enough if you intend to install a lot of Android Apps.

Dell Inspiron 11 Chromebook

The Dell Inspiron Display

The Display on the Dell Inspiron 11 is capable of a screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. This is what you would expect to see from an 11.6-inch display in this price bracket. It also comes with anti-glare making it much easier to see what is on your screen when you’re out and about in the sun.

Battery Life

The battery life is always good when it comes to Chromebooks but the Inspiron 11 has an excellent battery life. It provides up to 13 hours, which is great. However, it all depends on what you do with your Chromebook during the day, so you should not expect 13 hours in real terms. You will easily get a full day out of your Chromebook on a single charge, which is all you really need.



Android Apps

Android Apps come as standard with the Dell Inspiron 11. This is essential now if you’re buying a Chromebook because it means you can take advantage of thousands of Android Apps. This makes the Chromebook much more flexible than ever before.

Connectivity

The Dell Inspiron 11 comes with two USB 3.1 ports, which is great to see because it’s twice as fast as USB 3.0. It also comes with HDMI, so you can connect it to an external monitor if you wish to do so. An SD card reader, audio jack and mic is also fitted into this tiny Chromebook laptop.

Dell Inspiron 11 Chromebook

Dell Inspiron 11 Chromebook

Specification

  • Intel Celeron dual-core processor 1.6Ghz (2.48GHz boost)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 16GB eMMC storage
  • 11.6-inch display with 1,366 x 768 pixels
  • 2 x USB 3.1
  • Microphone/Headphone jack
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Micro SD card reader
  • weight 1.4kg
  • 20.6 x 30.3 x 20.8 cm

Is this Chromebook right for you?

The Dell Inspiron 11 is a great budget laptop. Whether it’s right for you all depends on what you want to get from your Chromebook. If you’re looking for a Chromebook to surf the internet or to write a novel then this Chromebook will do just fine.

It will also be capable of streaming movies and using the Android Apps that are currently available from the Play Store. You should not see any performance issues with the Dell Inspiron 11 for day to day tasks. The 16GB of storage is a slight let down for anyone wanting to install a lot of Android Apps. However, it’s more than capable of storing a few apps without any problems.



If you’re looking for a Chromebook that will be able to cope with multitasking or number crunching huge spreadsheet files. Then the Inspiron 11 may not be up to the job. This is also the case if you need a Chromebook to do extensive image editing with huge files. It will cope with basic image editing. However, due to the Dell Inspiron 11 coming with a budget processor,  you would definitely notice it struggling if you demand too much from it.

If you’re after a slim sexy looking Chromebook to use on the move and you spend most of your time internet surfing it’s fine. If its for your children to do some school work, again, it is more than capable. If you want a Chromebook that can cope with demanding processing tasks; then you will probably want to look elsewhere.

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