Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Hybrid Laptop Good Performance

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series Hybrid Laptop: Dell Inspiron 11-3147 hybrid laptop was first introduced at the Computex trade show in June 2014.
dell hybridAlthough it is the cheapest version of 3000 Series and Inspiron family beside the elder larger 5000 Series or 7000 Series, but not so that the Dell Inspiron 11-3147 is not paying much attention. Retains a touch screen version 3137 as last year but the design of the Inspiron 11 Dell this year has been much improved, causing the machine to become more versatile and more compact.

In addition, Dell also upgraded slightly on hardware with new Celeron CPUs. Inspiron 11-3147 with both familiar and marvelous design. If each user Inspiron 11-3137 version last year, you can be satisfied with a version designed Inspiron 11 this year by the touch screen can now bend backwards, allowing use as a computer tables and many different modes. But this design is not new as it had been applied on Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga series.

However, Dell Inspiron 11-3147 made to be different and eye-catching thanks to the refined appearance. The whole machine is covered by a layer of fake silver anodize and boxy edges, creating a feeling unsure about 11 aircraft. Its design is similar to what Dell has done with the 5000/7000 Series, unfortunately only cover material made of plastic instead Inspiron 11-3147 is aluminum and it is very easy to scratch.
Dell Inspiron hybridThe emphasis on the design of the Inspiron 11-3147 located at the edges and you can imagine it like a book. Two sides are cut straight edges while front / back of the monitor and the camera body is curved like a spine board. Thereby, the Inspiron 11-3147 looks seamless design and neat in your hand. The connection port, speaker and other buttons are located at the edge 2. Although the machine is 11″, but pretty much Inspiron 11-3147 connector. At the left edge, the machine has 1 HDMI port, 2 USB ports (1 x 2.0 and 1 x 3.0), headset jack and speaker. Continuing the right side, the machine can add 1 more USB 2.0 ports, SD card reader and speaker. 2 volume up button and the power button are also located in this area to help us more easily manipulated using computer mode table. However, the two buttons are designed to sink, hard pressed.

Face the screen cover is 11.6 “pretty thin-lined and in balance with the distance from the edge of the screen and 2 sides to about 1.5 cm. Particularly thicker bottom edge to make room for palm when you use in tablet mode. A touch screen should display the inner rim and is protected by a layer close to the edge of the glass overflow. Increased design aesthetics and feels larger screen than actual size 11.6 “. Around the rim the glass has a scratch-resistant rubber to grip the screen and create the monitor and the camera body when you bend it back.

Connecting the screen and the camera body is a dual hinge, similar to the hinge of the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. Hinge is made of very sturdy metal and according to Dell, the hinge retaining stiffness in the joints after 20,000 times open. Dell also has the Start button layout instead of physical touch to avoid clicking the wrong slot radiators but also be put in here, and when using a long, steam will ferry straight into the palm of your hand, quite annoying. Best if used in tablet mode, you should hold back on the hinge side to avoid contact with the heat sink fins. Moreover, with a weight of about 1.39 kg, the Inspiron 11-314 quite heavy for comfortable use in tablet mode.
dell inspiron 3000 seriesThe interior of the Inspiron 11-3147 continued to show balance and here we encounter another familiar design. For ease of visualization, you can imagine the design of the Lumia 900 and 920 phones when placed horizontally. This design creates a soft and harmonious with the outer shell. On the keyboard and drag, Inspiron 11-3147 is equipped with a chiclet keyboard with standards of spacing between the keys is about 2 mm for reasonable travel keys and easy to learn. The keys are large size, soft, easy to press but shallow. In addition, the keys are made of plastic blisters, easy settlement, uncertainties and no keyboard backlight backlit so will make it difficult for those who often work at night.

Below the keyboard is a multi-touch table drag big size 10.5 x 6 cm. Andrew desk surface covered with rough, sweaty hands but did not stick quite ribs when performing operations claws. 2 mouse button drag sinking under the table, is marked by a small bar but easy to press. However, when the popular press mouse Express emit relatively large and more or less affect your tranquility.
Overall pretty pleased with its design and experience on the Inspiron 11-3147 input. Despite some shortcomings, in terms of price range, we could not ask for more with this machine. Inspiron 11-3147 is equipped with touch screen 11.6 “IPS panel, 1366 x 768 display quality of the screen is quite good, high brightness, image, colors and viewing angles wide. Though the resolution is not high, but with this screen size, the images retain the sharpness needed. Touch experience on the screen is very smooth. Regarding audio, the Inspiron 11-3147 is equipped with two stereo speakers on 2 sides. 2 speakers for great audio output when compared to a factory 11 but the sound quality at an acceptable level. Upon opening up the volume, sound quality is distorted and harsh.

Inspiron 11-3147 4 configuration options, version 2 CPU Celeron and Pentium 2 CPU version. 4 Both versions are built-in 4 GB to exploit the operating system Windows 8 64-bit.

Its version is used to evaluate the cheapest and owns the following configuration:

  • CPU: Intel Celeron N2830 dual-core, 2.16 GHz speed, 1 MB Smart Cache
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR3L
  • Hard Drive: Seagate 500 GB, 5400 rpm

First N2830 CPU Celeron CPU generation, this is the Bay Trail-M, manufactured on 22 nm lines from Intel introduces first quarter of this year. A new feature of this CPU than the Celeron 2955U generation was used in last year’s Inspiron 11 features the integration of Burst Frequency help speed up processing demand at 2.41 GHz. In addition, the integrated GPU also be upgraded to 313 MHz base clock (200 MHz versus the 2955U) and Burst Frequency up to 750 MHz. TDP power consumption of only 7.5 W N2830 while the 2955U is 15 W.
Dell Inspiron 11 hybridUsing software such as PCMark 7 benchmark system, 3DMark 11 and 3DMark 13, we have the following comparison table. Its object in comparison with Inspiron 11-3147 is the tablet, hybrid computers running Windows 8.1 32-bit Atom CPU. PCMark 7 Results of 1558 Inspiron 11-3147 is the same for test mode overall performance, PCSuite basic package. This score is higher than the Iconia W510 Atom Clover Trail and much lower than the Atom Z3740 CPU models Bay Trail-T. This can be explained that despite the higher clocked CPU Celeron N2830 but only 2 cores 2 threads, 1 MB cache, 4 GB RAM running dual-channel and not have to carry the Windows operating system version 8.1 64 bit heavier overall performance of the system, especially sewing multitasking is not optimal as the Bay Trail Atom models running quad-T 4 threads 2 MB cache using SSD and running Windows 8.1 32 bit.

Battery & Temperature

Inspiron 11-3147 integrated 3-cell Li-ion battery. Testing continuous web surfing and text editing in OneNote with 100% screen brightness, the battery life is nearly 6 and a half hours. Trials HD movies online with only one IE tab, brightness of 100%, 100% volume, the battery life is about 5 hours 43 minutes. Inspiron 11-3147 quiet operation but not necessarily cool. If you use the computer in normal mode, the point is warmth to the area where the right hand drive and contains the hottest spots in the radiator area next fall. However, when used in tablet mode, the heat sink fins and bottom screen edges are heat, causing quite annoying hot hand.

Through these evaluations, it can be said Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series this year has improved design, better quality and more complete and easier to use. However, the performance of the machine was only average and perhaps it is only suitable for those wishing to use basic, simple and entertaining to the compact, handy when moving. In addition, if you are looking for a 2 in 1 computer in the price range of less than 10 million, the Inspiron 11-3147 is a remarkable choice. The machine can be configured on sale for $ 400 on the price of the Dell site. Here are some pros and cons:


  1. Beautifully designed, compact, handy, well completion
  2. Beautiful screen, wide viewing angle
  3. Sounds great
  4. Long battery life
  5. Good price


  1. Plastic casing scratches easily
  2. Average performance
  3. Heat

Experience shows that the actual performance of the Inspiron 11-3147 was only average

On the hard drive read speed record, although usually equipped with HDD rotation speed 5400 rpm but only in read-write speed of the hard drive is quite good. Experiment with CrystalDisk Mark, sequence read speed of 1000 MB of hard drive data is 102.1 MB / s and write speed of data achieved 94.59 MB / s. Experiment copy a file stored on a 3.2 GB USB 3.0 to HDD via USB 3.0, the process takes only 1 minute 22 seconds to complete.



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