Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.We’ve put this Inspiron 3000 through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Inspiron 3000 the right choice for surfing the internet?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
By putting on the market the Inspiron 3000, Dell offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
It’s a big screen that you have: 17.3 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Intel Core i3-1005G1. Dell basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Inspiron 3000is a good product. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even if you think 1000 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. This Inspiron 3000 allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Last point about the autonomy. the Inspiron 3000 can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Inspiron 3000 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Inspiron 3000 for videos?
High quality, the engineers of Dell have chosen to make this Inspiron 3000 the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
Dell presents this model in a large size version. Large by size, with 17.3 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.7 kg that will have to be transported.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Inspiron 3000 product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. 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. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
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. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
This Inspiron 3000, equipped with a processor Intel Core i3-1005G1, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel Iris Plus Graphics, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Inspiron 3000 seems inappropriate. Indeed, with 4 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Inspiron 3000 compatible with on the move use ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the Dell didn’t really take into account in the design of this Inspiron 3000. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
With its 2.7 Kg, it Inspiron 3000 is one of the heaviest in its class. 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. For 17.3 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this Inspiron 3000. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. The rendering on screen is good. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
The manufacturer offers the processor Intel Core i3-1005G1 on this laptop; in average in terms of power compared to other products in the same range, and also in terms of energy consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Inspiron 3000. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Because of the technology used, it will be better not to move this computer too much. Because, due to its weight and size, every move will put you at risk of damaging it. About the hard drive, Dell has chosen a classic technology for its 1000 Gb hard drive; Good when it comes to storing data (photos, music, movies), less good for the time it takes to boot up or get out of standby mode. On the other hand, unlike an SSD type hard disk drive, it will be slower in terms of the time required to boot up or to leave the standby mode.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. 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.
On the connector side, it Inspiron 3000 has 3 ports. 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- the right model for audio or video editing ?
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Dell have thought of for this Inspiron 3000. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Intel Core i3-1005G1 of this laptop is within the market average. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
Having a hard disk of 1000 Gb, you will be assured of a good storage capacity. That’s pretty much what they do on other laptops. This is an important consideration since a few minutes of home video will fill your player faster than you thought. For reasons of speed of execution, we would have liked Dellto favour the installation of an SSD type disk instead of the standard one. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
The autonomy of this Inspiron 3000 is of 4 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
For the connector part, the Inspiron 3000has the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. You can use it for word processing or web browsing.
The Inspiron 3000 for online or local games.
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. And this Inspiron 3000 is one of the average laptops you can play with. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Our tests have shown that for Dell this computer is not intended for playing video games. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 1000 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
A better access to wifi on this Inspiron 3000 that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With 2.7 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
It Inspiron 3000 is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
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. ThisInspiron 3000 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It is equipped with Windows 10.
It Inspiron 3000 is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. With a weight of 2.7 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
This Inspiron 3000 has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you will experience more eye strain. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1000 Gb.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In conclusion, the Inspiron 3000 is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
What about the Inspiron 3000 ?
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Inspiron 3000 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks