Dell’s new Inspiron 11 3000 Series budget laptop targets students

Dell has revealed a new entry-level Windows laptop, Inspiron 11 3000 Series with an 11.6 inch screen at a starting price of $199 at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Dell seems eager to recapture the budget laptop market with this laptop aimed at students who need to get their homework assignments done, browse the Web, and chat with their friends online.

Inside its gloss and fingerprint-prone shell, the Inspiron 11 3000 Series will have a 1366 x 768 pixel matte non-touch display (with limited viewing angles). It will come with Intel Celeron N3050 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of solid-state storage, and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. It has a spill-resistant keyboard and a good sized trackpad. Ports include HDMI, one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port, as well as an SD card reader.

With a relatively meagre 32-watt hour 2-cell battery, the Inspiron 11 3000 Series endurance is currently targeted at between 7 to 9 hours. It measures 11.5 x 7.7 x 0.78 inches and weighs 2.6 pounds. The laptop will be available in three bright colors (red, blue, and white), which will help set it apart from its rival such as the HP Stream 11.

Dell are going to offer versions of this machine with a quad core CPU, 4GB memory and either a 128GB SSD or 500GB HDD.

The laptop ships with Windows 10 in most markets, but in select regions Dell will also offer the Inspiron 11 3000 Series with Ubuntu Linux.