expired Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Laptop (Pentium N3710 Quad-Core + 4GB RAM + 128GB SSD) - $319.20 Delivered @ Dell eBay

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Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Laptop (Pentium N3710 Quad-Core + 4GB RAM + 128GB SSD) - $319.20 Delivered @ Dell eBayAffiliate
PLUG20

OzBargain's favourite budget laptop. Back again for the same price. 20% off by Dell and a further 20% off with PLUG20 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

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  • +1 vote

    Wish it had 8gb ram at that price..

    • +5 votes

      I had one and installed 8GB. It made zero difference to how the machine ran, though it was recognised successfully. The bottleneck here is the incredibly gutless CPU. It's fine for very basic tasks, but once you try a bit of multitasking it all goes to hell. You get what you pay for here. Although I loved the form factor of this machine (the size is perfect) I ended up selling it to a mate.

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      I bought it from a previous deal and upgraded to 8GB RAM from MSY for nearly $70..I dont remember the exact price. It was a gift for someone who couldn't afford other fancy ones or MBP. He is running Oracle virtual box and a Linux VM on it now. 8GB upgrade did make a difference and it is mainly used for running some light-weight tools and a small Linux VM on it. Value for money$

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    So people use this as a vps replacement or a bt server?

  • +8 votes

    OzInspiron 11 3000

  • +6 votes

    Sheesh DELL has done well in maintaining the "same" price for well over a year now with peeps still lapping it up.
    So what, the general consensus is that the laptop has held up in value.
    Surely it'll be reaching EOL soon.

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    I'm loving how often these come up, as they're a great price, but I require touchscreen so these are always almost perfect for me, besides that one missing feature :'(

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    How hard is it to diy upgrade the ram and SSD for this lappy?

  • +3 votes

    Note: they ship from Malaysia, but you get a AU receipt. Its plasticky. IMHO - I'd get a Chuwi at this price point, and pick your ideal screen size - 12, 14 or 15 inch.

  • +1 vote

    I actually need something like this for my daughter. The price is nice and good specs but not delivered for 3 weeks - which isn't going to cut it.

    Don't suppose the Dell store would match? They're going for $598 at the moment - waiting on chat

    Anywhere else to get something reasonably similar in a quicker fashion?

    Edit: Cheapest Dell can do (according to chat) is $569. Makes this look like a great deal - damn shipping…

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    How can I claim $100 cash back?

  • +1 vote

    I was quite inspired by the inspiron 11 for a few years in a row, and tried a few models, but the relationship ended, because the screen is just plain dim and dull.

    After all, I decided for myself, that laptop is first and most of all the screen, it is the main point of interaction with the device, which I can't accept a compromise on, and in 99% of cases it's not upgradeable.

    Yah you get an SSD and a pentium, go ahead and stick another RAM stick (inspired by inspiron, stick the stick, jeez), but whatever you do, you'll be staring at the same dim and dull TN panel that - I don't know about you - gives me headache.

    Nevertheless, it's a positive vote, because it's a balanced model, and if you don't care about wide viewing angles or vivid colors, it a good price for it.

    • +1 vote

      HDMI to monitor?

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        on a plane? in a car? on a train? what's the point of getting a laptop if I have to haul around a monitor to avoid eye strain? I would look like a hacker, on a side note :)

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    Won't it ever go cheaper? It's been in this price for a while now :D

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    Any good deals on portable laptop like yoga 900 or similar in under $800?

  • +4 votes

    I'm a simple man

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      you're not. you're ozbargainer. 88.
      ozbargainer saves money by buying cheap stuff he doesn't need.
      a simple man doesn't do that.

  • +3 votes

    I have the Acer equivalent to this, with an SSD and 8gb of ram they are good for anyone on the go. Useless at gaming though, even Roblox. (good for old games I suppose)

    A nifty little trick I learned to get the most grunt out of the CPU, is to use Throttlestop, and force it to run at 2.6ghz on all four cores. Still has a good 15 degree buffer before max temp, even at full load.

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      Wouldn't that kill battery life?

      • +1 vote

        Of course, but if you need that kind of power, it's available with some tweaking. I am usually near a power point during the day. Just thought it might be useful info for somebody.

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      which Acer model?

      • +1 vote

        Acer Aspire R11 R3-131T-P73T

        Same CPU as the Dell unit here.

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          Thanks. Where did you get it from and what is the display like?

        • +1 vote

          @garybath:

          The cheapest place I could find at the time. Try to find one on gumtree if you can.

          The display is very bright and vivid with max backlight. Typical colour washout around the edges (only slight) due to it being a thin flexible touchscreen. I assume they are using some form of fancy glass as the screen 'gives' under finger pressure, similar to what many smartphones use.

          I don't have any complaints.

          If no SSD, install 8gb of ram. If SSD installed, you don't need 8gb of ram in these things unless you got a stick for free or peanuts.

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    Can Baldur's Gate 2/Icewind Dale be played with this laptop?

  • +1 vote

    Just got back from a two week trip with this little guy.

    It's fast enough to do simple tasks while on holiday and watch any shows you loaded up onto it for the airport/planes. I have 2 little USB sticks for an extra 64GB of storage.
    It's very light, and slots in a small backpack easily.
    About 6 hours battery life watching shows.
    Wifi card is good and can see 5ghz networks.

    The screen and touchpad suck, and I wouldn't purchase it for every day use, but it's fantastic for traveling.

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      my thoughts exactly, generation after generation, same dull 720p TN panel, as if Dell is growing them on trees somewhere in Taiwan.
      is IPS really that much harder to make? I'll go google

      edit: yep, harder to make and more expensive. oh well, at least IPS panels are starting to make their way into budget laptoppery. few months back I posted a deal for a $220 USD Full HD IPS laptop from HP. hope to see this trend continue.

  • +6 votes

    Posting this again!

    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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    Picked this up during the last deal. Light weight and great as a travelling laptop for doing the basic stuff.

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    I got this a while ago and have basically never used it as a laptop. It's plugged in to the TV as a HTPC streaming media files from another computer over the network and it works pretty well for that application.

    As a HTPC, I think it's much better than most other Windows-based alternatives for the same price.

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