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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Inspiron 3000 adapted to surf the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. 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.
The screen is quite large, with 17.3 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Intel Core i3-1005G1. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Inspiron 3000is a good product. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
The 1000 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
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 the right choice for watching movies ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Dell offers the Inspiron 3000 perfect for that. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
The laptop from .Dell is imposing by its size. A 17.3 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920×1080 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. 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.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2.7 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Inspiron 3000 product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Inspiron 3000. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Inspiron 3000. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
With a processor type Intel Core i3-1005G1, Dell offers a high performance solution. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
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). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Inspiron 3000 seems inappropriate. 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.
Inspiron 3000 compatible with on the move use ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Dell. 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.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.7 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The reason for that ? 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.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. 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. It has a very low voltage, allowing you to benefit from a greater autonomy and thus reduce and extend the life of the batteries.
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by Dell, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 4 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
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.Thanks to this, Dell was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 17.3 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it Inspiron 3000 has 3 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Inspiron 3000 really made for travelling.
The Inspiron 3000 for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Inspiron 3000 can suit you. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
With this laptop, Dell has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. The software suite provided on this model includes everything you need to start editing photos, videos and music.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.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Dell made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Inspiron 3000 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 1000 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. On this point Dell could have done much better.
For the connector part, the Inspiron 3000has the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
With this Inspiron 3000 product, Delloffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
Inspiron 3000 for video games?
Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. On this Inspiron 3000, Dell has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
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.
The graphics card, Intel Iris Plus Graphics, and the processor Intel Core i3-1005G1, are of last generation, and allow to display beautiful images. This new chip increases gaming capacity and is perfectly suited for this type of use. After the tests we did, the laptop remained cold, despite the calculations necessary to display the games.
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.
A space of 1000 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
For online gaming, it Inspiron 3000 has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
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. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
Is the Inspiron 3000 adapted to office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. ThisInspiron 3000 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Dell has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. 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.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Inspiron 3000. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. 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. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
Finally, the Inspiron 3000….
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. With the Inspiron 3000 you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– 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