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Dell Philippines invited us for a quick gathering last May 29, and showed us their latest line-up of XPS and Inspiron laptops. What struck us the most was their announcement of their Intel Skylake-powered laptop, the XPS 15. Alongside the latter, Dell Philippines also introduced their entry-level ultraportable laptop, the Inspiron 11 3000.

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We are pretty excited with the XPS 15 as it comes with impressive specifications, enough to delight gaming and professional consumers. It is the first virtually borderless InfinityEdge display to a 15-inch laptop, making it the smallest 15-inch laptop on the planet. We had a quick chat with Jay Ranola, Distribution Sales Manager and Consumer Head at Dell Philippines, and he told us that because of its “borderless” display, they are able to put it in a 14-inch case that only weighs 1.78kg.

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Inspiron 11 3000 Full Specifications
Processor
  • 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6500HQ Quad-Core processor (6M Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Home
Memory
  • 16GB DDR4 at 2133 MHz (32GB post-RTS) (2 x SoDIMMs)
Video Card
  • NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 960M 2GB GDDR5 graphics
Display
  • 15.6-inch FHD (1920×1080) InfinityEdge display
Audio and Speakers
  • Stereo Speaker, Dual Microphones, High Definition Audio with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
  • 256GB PCIe SSD
Power
  • Battery
    56Whr or 84Whr Battery (built-in)*
    *Battery is built-in to the laptop and is not replaceable by the customer.
  • A/C Adapter
    130W AC adapter
Camera
  • Widescreen HD (720p) webcam with dual array digital microphones
Wireless
  • Dell Wireless 1830 3×3 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1
Dimensions
  • Height: 11-17mm (0.45 – 0.66″) | Width: 357mm (14.06″) | Depth: 235mm (9.27″) | Starting at weight: 1.78kg (3.9 lbs)2 with 56Whr battery, SSD and non-touch display; 2kg (4.4 lbs)2 with 84Whr battery, SSD and touch display
Ports
  • 1 HDMI
  • 2 USB 3.0 with PowerShare
  • 1 Thunderbolt™ 3
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 Supports:
    Power In / Charging
    PowerShare
    Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps Bi-Directional)
    3.1 USB Gen 2 (10Gbps)
    VGA, HDMI, Ethernet and USB-A via Dell Adapter (Sold Separately)
Slots
  • 2 SoDIMMs
    SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
    Kensington Lock Slot
Chassis
  • Camera
    Widescreen HD (720p) webcam with dual array digital microphones
  • Exterior Chassis Materials
    CNC machined aluminum
    Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™ on 4K Ultra HD display
    Carbon fiber composite palm rest with soft touch paint
  • Keyboard
    Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; 1.3mm travel
  • Touchpad
    Precision touchpad, seamless glass integrated button

Price: PhP84,990

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The Inspiron 11 3000 Series that they also announced during the event is positioned to productivity-driven and on-the-go consumers. Affordability is its number one asset; and at PhP13,990 (and with 3 color options — Yes!), a lot could land on consumers’ laptops anytime soon.

Inspiron 11 3000 feature a vibrant HD anti-glare LED-backlit display. It boasts a battery life up to 10 hours and 500gb 5400 RPM hard drive. Based on the materials they provided, they will be offering 2 base variants of the laptop: powered by (1)  Intel Celeron N3050 (2M Cache, up to 2.16GHz); (2) Intel Celeron N3700 (2M Cache, up to 2.40GHz).

Inspiron 11 3000 Full Specifications
Processor
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor N3050 (2M Cache, up to 2.16 GHz)
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor N3700 (2M Cache, up to 2.40 GHz)
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Home
Memory
  • 2 GB Single Channel DDR3L 1600MHz
  • 4 GB Single Channel DDR3L 1600MHz
Video Card
  • Intel HD Graphics
Display
  • 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
Audio and Speakers
  • (2) tuned speakers; audio processing by Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
    (1) combo headphone / microphone jack
  • 32 GB eMMC Storage
    500GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
Power
  • Battery
    32 WHr, 2-Cell Battery, Integrated
  • A/C Adapter
    45 Watt AC Adapter
Camera
  • Integrated Widescreen HD (720p) Webcam with Digital Microphone
Wireless
  • 802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0, 2.4 GHz, 1×1
Dimensions
  • Height: 18.45-19.88mm (0.73-0.78″) x Width: 292mm (11.5″) x Depth: 196mm (7.72″) (0-Spindle, 32 GB eMMC FHC)
    Height: 20.8-22.23mm (0.82-0.88″) x Width: 292mm (11.5″) x Depth: 196mm (7.72″) (1-Spindle, 500 GB FHC)
Battery Life
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor (Dual Core) up to 9 hours 34 mins
  • Intel® Pentium® Processor (Quad Core) up to 10 hours 15 mins
Ports
  • 1 USB 3.0
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 1 HDMI v1.4a
Slots
  • Noble Lock Slot
    Micro SD Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Chassis
  • Camera
    Integrated Widescreen HD (720p) Webcam with Digital Microphone
  • Color Options
    Bali Blue, Alpine White, Tango Red
  • Keyboard
    Standard full-size keyboard

According to Jay Ranola, “Dell continues to define the future of the PC and the role it plays in meeting our customers’ computing needs. Thus, it is my greatest pleasure introducing these new and beautiful innovations.” Impressive as it is, Ranola also added that apart from the quality they can get with Dell laptops, all their products are packaged with 1 Yr ProSupport – a service that other brands utterly lack.

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Dell ProSupport gives clients 24×7 access to expert ProSupport engineers. The service also provides customers collaborative assistance for 3rd party software.

 

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.