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Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.So we ran tests on Dell Inspiron 3000 to find out what it was worth.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
Inspiron 3000 the right choice for surfing the internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.By putting on the market the Inspiron 3000, Dell offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
With a 17.3 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Intel Core i3-1005G1. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Inspiron 3000is a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
For hard drive sizing, Dell decided to put 1000 Gb. This is the standard model. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Dell comes with this Inspiron 3000 a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Last point about the autonomy. the Inspiron 3000 can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this Inspiron 3000 most of the time connected to the power cable.
Inspiron 3000 for videos?
This Inspiron 3000 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
For this model, Dell thought big. Large by size, with 17.3 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.7 kg.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Inspiron 3000 will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
For the sound part, the Inspiron 3000 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Intel Core i3-1005G1. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
With Intel Iris Plus Graphics, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Regarding the connectivity part, Dell has made efforts with available 3 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
It Inspiron 3000 is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
The Inspiron 3000 to use while travelling.
It Inspiron 3000 is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.7 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the17.3 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
No backlit keyboard on this Inspiron 3000. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
Thanks to its processor Inspiron 3000, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. This processor allows this laptop to be one of the best in terms of power.
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by Dell, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 1000 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who will need more space, this Inspiron 3000 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. The main reason is its 17.3 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Inspiron 3000 for travel use.
The Inspiron 3000 for audio or video editing ?
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this Inspiron 3000 is the right choice. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
With this laptop, Dell has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Intel Core i3-1005G1, and the size of the storage space of 1000 Gb, will allow you to do so.
The designers of Dell have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Inspiron 3000 has only got one, with total 1000 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point Dell could have done much better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Inspiron 3000 receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
A quality product, designed by Dell with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
The Inspiron 3000 for online or local games.
If the question you are asking yourself is « Can I play games with this laptop? » then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. With this Inspiron 3000, the engineers of Dell have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
Equipped with a graphics car Intel Iris Plus Graphics and the processor Intel Core i3-1005G1, you can enjoy the power of calculation and image restitution. This new chip increases gaming capacity and is perfectly suited for this type of use. Dell has chosen some of the best components on the market to ensure smooth image flow and fast display.
The huge advantage of choosing a gamer laptop is that they are able to do everything very quickly. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment, it will be able to make very complex calculations and display your games in a fluid and realistic way.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Inspiron 3000 an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 1000 Gb drive. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
A better access to wifi on this Inspiron 3000 that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 17.3 inches size.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 4 hours. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
The Inspiron 3000 for office automation.
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This Inspiron 3000 is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. Note that with its 2.7 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
This Inspiron 3000 has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. Equipped with a hard drive of 1000 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In short, it Inspiron 3000 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The Inspiron 3000 – in summary
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. With the Inspiron 3000 you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– playing video games
– office tasks