Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Laptop (Pentium N3710 Quad-Core + 128GB SSD) - $319.20 Delivered @ Dell eBay

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Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Laptop (Pentium N3710 Quad-Core + 128GB SSD) - $319.20 Delivered @ Dell eBayAffiliate
CTAX20

Back again for the same price. 20% off by Dell and a further 20% off with CTAX20 code.
Available in blue, white & red. See previous deals for discussion.

Specs:

Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
Pentium ® Processor N3710 (2M Cache, up to 2.56 GHz)
4GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM (4GBx1)
128GB SSD
11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
Ports 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI v1.4a
Integrated Widescreen HD (720p) Webcam with Digital Microphone
Battery up to 10 hours 15 mins
Starting at weight: 1.18 Kg


Original 20% off at Selected Sellers eBay post

Comments

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    great deal!! Just bought one red color

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    I already got an ultrabook thinking this would be a good tax deduction and junker

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    How's battery

    • +7 votes

      Lots of comments in previous deals, from a quick search:

      dav3 on 09/01/2017 - 13:47
      It's a great little laptop for travelling, good battery life too.

      TommyGun on 09/01/2017 - 14:36
      I was also impressed with the battery, 5-6 hrs use/ watching movies etc. At this price I throw it in my backback/ and take it on the road without worrying about it, micro SD card reader is super useful for moving gopro footage across and watching.

      sinners007 on 15/08/2016 - 23:18
      Battery life is excellent. 10 hours is about right. Opening EPL night I streamed 3 matches (5+ hours) and had plenty battery spare (about 30%).

      littleannie on 15/08/2016 - 23:28
      I got one last sale for my daughter for school. She has had no complaints about it (and she's definitely not one to hold back complaints). I would guess the battery has been lasting 7-10hrs for her (she often puts the brightness up to full).

    • +5 votes

      I got one last sale a month ago - I'd say 10 hours is pushing it. 5-6 hours just web browsing on 50% brightness and its done. Still for the price its pretty solid and good enough

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    Ever going to be any specials on screens where you don't have to squint to see them?

  • +1 vote

    My gf is looking for something to play age of empires and Dota 2 potentially…anybody have real world experiences trying to play light games on this?

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      Would suggest checking minimum screen resolution requirements for the games.

    • +4 votes

      This would play:
      Age of Empire
      Age of Empires 2
      Age of Mythology*
      Perfectly on full setting
      Age of Empires 3 would be okay on medium settings

      *For AoM, delete the intel graphics dll, and copy the geforce 3 dll to the same name the intel dll had, to get it to render the graphics properly.

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      I don't think this laptop would be able to play Dota 2. I've installed Heroes of the Storm on it and it barely reaches 10 fps on minimal settings

      •  

        I find notebookcheck quite useful for this. I looked up the Pentium N3710 Integrated GPU

        Dota 2 Reborn 2015
        low 1280x720 22.1 35.2 ~ 29 fps
        med 1366x768 13.7 22.8 ~ 18 fps
        » The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.*

        Personally I'd probably find 22-35 fps playable for a non FPS, but YMMV. Clearly a better GPU would be better. There is also a youtube video of someone playing DOTA 2 on a N3700.

    • +1 vote

      I play Dota 2 on this machine. No problems.

  • +1 vote

    Any good for use as a media centre? Plex transcoding, DL'ing, etc?

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    Could it play civilization 5?

  • +2 votes

    Mine arrived today and I'm very happy with it. I intend to use it exclusively as a travel laptop so the screen doesn't bother me (in fact it looks better than what I thought it would based on reading people's comments).

    Only annoying thing I'm finding is the trackpad mouse freezes sometimes for me when loading things like installing applications. This is quite annoying.

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      Planning on doing the same.

      Would a tablet around the same price be better for watching movies on planes?
      How would battery life compare.

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    Has anyone got these for their kids? My daughter starts Year 7 next year and they have the BYOD policy in place. Powerful enough? Im trying to steer her away from an iPad.

    • +2 votes

      I don't have one, but this should easily handle all of year 7's tasks, considering I was able to last year 7 to the start of year 11 with only an iPad 3.

    • +2 votes

      My 3 daughters use these every day at high school in year 10 and 11. Great battery life, boots up in around 10 seconds. Each one has a different colour. I checked the specs against the school's byod specs before purchasing.
      They use them with external monitors and mice at home.
      Much better than a chromebook at this price cos it runs office (free for students in nsw) and has local storage.
      ipad might be more convenient for consuming content but not for creating it.
      Not as sexy as the MacBooks many of their friends use but my girls don't care and are as bargain-conscious as me and realise we got 3 of these for less than 1 Mac.
      My kids also have more powerful PCs at home for occasional video editing.
      Great value laptop perfect for high school.

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    I have one. I use it on the couch looking at youtube/reddit etc and it works a treat. Screen is pretty good. I expected it to be like looking through a dirty window.

  • +4 votes

    Just took mine on a 3 week holiday around europe. Excellent battery and was perfect to watch tv shows on the plane. Fit on the fold out tray pretty well. Seems to hook up to wifi well and web browsing was quick. Very happy!

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    Mine was delivered today from the last deal. Currently going through "Fresh Start" to reload Win10 without the bloat ware.

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    Worth replacing my iPad Air in terms of screen quality and battery life?

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      It is a lot worse in screen quality since it's low res and a cheap TN display compared to the high res IPS display of the ipad. I don't know about battery life but I doubt if this laptop could match the ipad's batter life in doing simple tasks. If you need a keyboard, I'd just buy a keyboard folio case for the ipad.

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    Purchased, thank you.

  • +6 votes

    One of the better Ozbargain meme items!

    I've had mine for a few months and I really enjoy it. First thing I did was install Xubuntu as it just works so much better. With tlp, thermald and intel microcode I am getting 6-10 hours of real time usage. Very comparable to W10 without the headache.

    My usage scenario is for Uni - notes, study, assignments and research. It's handy to pop out in the train. Great performance too. I currently have about 10 Chrome tabs + 1 large pdf file open and I notice no lag whatsoever. Youtube works brilliantly. I bought a usb led lamp for low light environments to illuminate the keyboard.

    Moved over the Manjaro last week and it's even snappier and has better battery life than Xubuntu after a few tweaks. Super stable. Everything works OOTB including touchpad gestures.

    Screenshot

    I haven't needed anything more than 4gb of ram, especially since xfce is so light.

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      This is great to hear that Linux works well. Thanks so much for posting that info. I'm keen to try this option as well although would need a dual boot as I have a few Windows only apps. Do you know/think dual boot work?

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    Good god. I bought this 2 days ago. I should have waited for the discount!

    And they haven't shipped it out yet.

  • +6 votes

    I made a post on this laptop for an earlier deal. I'll just copy and paste it over.

    Hey internet strangers! I purchased this laptop last time it was on sale and I've been using it for highschool the past couple of weeks. Below is a link to an overview I made on the laptop itself with some more technical information included too.

    http://imgur.com/a/tyEiB

    A big tl;dr: A great laptop for the money. An included SSD is perfect for productivity and really defined this laptop deal.

    The processor is actually really nice and isn't going to hold you back if all you're doing is some productivity. Even decent for some older and less-demanding games and 3D rendering.

    Battery life varies depending on what you're doing
    But the ¬9 hour of battery life in video playback is pretty accurate. When I'm rendering it can drop down to 2 hours easily or float around 5+ hours with some heavier productivity.

    It is upgradeable to 8gb of ram though I heavily doubt you'll take advantage of it so it's really not worth the trouble imo.

    Check the link for some more insight, but a decent screen when adjusted.

    Feel free to ask any questions and I'll do my best to answer :)

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    Has anyone looked into whether an IPS screen could be fit into this laptop? I see quite a few IPS screens for sale on alibaba/aliexpress. I'd just need to confirm the connector and it should theoretically work.

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    I just purchased one of these. Went through the purchase process and before I knew it sale was completed at $399 with no option to enter 20% discount code.

    I have written to Dell asking to cancel sale or apply 20% discount.

    Anyone have any other ideas?

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    This who own this laptop, how's the sceen brightness and visibility since it's not on IPS display.
    Can you compare it to a MacBook Air 11 inch?

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      Why compare this model with such a low price for what you get with a MacBook Air 11" which is more than triple the price usually?

      Anyway, I'll have a rough shot at it anyway. The panel on Dell is less in every way compared to MacBook Air but still very usable.

      Oh,….one plus for the Dell panel, might consume less power than a panel that is brighter and had more pixels lol.

      • +1 vote

        I mainly use Apple machines, so these are my frame of reference.

        The Macbook air 11 inch doesn't have a particularly good screen. In fact that is it's main deficiency for me compared to the more modern Macbooks with Retina quality screens. Still - it is perfectly usable and good for what it needs to do.

        My interest in the Dell 11 inch is as an Ozbargain bargain (ha ha). Thinking - If I can get a decent machine for just over $300 then why not?

        But if the screen is crappy it will just end up where all my other unwise Ozbargain purchases end up, in storage deep in the mess of my study… Hence the question.

        I don't need high resolution, but a dim, hard to read screen would be torture.

        • +2 votes

          The dell has a low nit screen. Many reviews online mention this. It's less than the ideapad 100 for example.

          Better off getting the touch screen model when it's available in the outlet or looking into the Toshiba Chromebook 2

        • +1 vote

          Fair enough. Even as OzBargainers we all have different budgets/needs/minimum requirements and even Wants/often Wishes, and sometimes we can even get damn lucky and get a super Bargain.

          But at the end of the day, when buying new, especially if buying locally, usually within 30% or so we get what we pay for. If this computer retailed in a bricks and mortar shop for between $350 to $450 or so, your getting something average for that price, pretty much what to expect.

          Yes, compared to a IPS screen the colours might look a little dull and lacklustre, but for word processing and web browsing it get's the job done. The matt screen is a bonus for some.

          If your budget allows you to spend hundreds more than this ( probably need to spend over $500 with similar specs ), you can get a better screen than this.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks hamza23!! :)

    Got a white with 1 year warranty but saw that red and blue with 1 year warranty were 'out of stock'???

    • +1 vote

      You might really like it, especially over time. Have had and happily used a white ( with silver dotted speckles ) Asus 15.6" laptop for over 3 years now as my daily driver, and although a little hesitant in the beginning, grew to like it more and more.

      Love the black keys with white background on keyboard, and does not get as dirty as I thought it might. Oh,..not that I care too much, but other people seem to like the white on my laptop too.

      • +1 vote

        Oh,..not that I care too much, but other people seem to like the white on my laptop too.

        Not a bad thing at all. ;)

        I should be fine then. Just not use to white devices…

        Cheers! :)

  •  

    Just ordered 1 white and 1 red. Red comes with 2 year, onsite warranty for $40 extra (less 20% with CTAX20 code at checkout).

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    Sorry … in-home warranty.

  •  

    this should be fine for Netflix, web browsing and VERY simple games, right? thinking of getting one for my mum.

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    Still waiting for tracking info from ordering it a week and a half ago.

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      Ordered Sat. Expected delivery. 4th July.. lol

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        So I finally got the tracking info email later that evening (21st). Dell was estimating delivery for Friday (23rd) and Startrack were estimating delivery for Monday (26th). Thankfully it was neither and when I checked the tracking this morning it was onboard for delivery today (22nd). Was delivered by the time I got home.
        The red looks much better in person.

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    Dang I should have got this instead of my chromebook

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    I've owned this machine since Sept 2016. It is an awesome machine for the price $320.

    I use it for engineering at university (running Matlab, Mathematica, Word, Excel, Gimp) and play games like Dota 2, Civ 5, Dirt 3, World of Warcraft.

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