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2014-09-22T10:54:07Z
As much as we obsess about the latest and hottest hardware, we sometimes like to take a look at a value system to see what kind of bang you can get for your buck on a tight budget. And with the school year just getting underway, the Dell Inspiron 11 3147 caught our eye as a possible candidate for a highly mobile classmate or conference room colleague. It’s a light, tiny laptop with a screen that folds completely back so you can use the device as a tablet whenever it suits your needs.

To a budget-minded student who wants a versatile laptop (and that won’t feel like brick in his or her backpack), the Inspiron 11 3000 series 2-in-1 convertible could be a win. We took the system for a spin to see if it should be headed back to school with you this year.

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Dave_HH
2014-09-22T13:57:21Z

That's a cool little machine for not a lot of scratch and 1366x768 is just fine for an 11-inch screen.

DrewT
2014-09-24T14:18:04Z

I'd be interested in seeing how the Celeron 2955U Haswell-based version in the other DELL Inspiron 11 3137 compares to this Bay-Trail version

Dave_HH
2014-09-26T11:04:33Z

It's not a Bay Trail processor on board this device, Drew. It's a quad-core Pentium N, which is a fairly new low power Intel Core derivative.

Suo.Eno
2014-09-30T20:01:34Z

Interested in this. Anyone got it running on either any Debian Sid based or Arch distros? Can you please your experience if any?

DanielBrown
2014-10-15T12:52:27Z

The Pentium N3530 is very much a Bay Trail-M, simply one of the highest end ones... Bay Trail-M covers product from Atom, Celeron and Pentium. Trust me, I work in technical marketing at Intel.

Century22
2015-05-13T01:14:37Z
That is a lighter option. Better than my Nook, without the price of a laptop.

The i3 is a bit more but probably worth the extra performance.

Blackhawk8100
2015-05-13T01:39:07Z
Seems Interesting