With the realization of the decline in the demand of the PC in the global market, almost all the major computer manufacturers are on the verge of bifurcating their focus into tablet industry. The ones which are not positive (which is rare) with the option are also taking chances by slicing down the prices of their new laptops and tablet range, while few are entering into tablet industry.
Dell is actually following both the options in a better manner. Apart form launching the budget-friendly tablet devices based on Android OS, the company has also unveiled its latest convertible notebooks called the Inspiron 11 3000 series and the Inspiron 13 7000 series.
These latest offering from Dell is pretty similar to what we have seen from Lenovo. To be precise, these latest laptops' display flips back 360 degrees converting it into a tablet device, which is very much like Lenovo's Yoga notebook. Thus the technology is not much of an innovation.
Before going to the specs of the tablets, it is worth knowing the differences first. Thus, apart from the screen-size difference between the two, the 7000 series runs on 4th Generation Intel Core i3/i5 processors, with a passive stylus and up to a full HD display. On the other hand, the 3000 series uses the Pentium-series Bay Trail CPUs and offers a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
Inspiron 11 3000 - Key Specs
The Inspiron 11 3000 Series comes with a 11.6 inch LED Backlit Touch Display with Truelife and Wide Angle Viewing (IPS) and HD resolution (1366 X 768). As said earlier it is powered by Intel Pentium Quad Core N3530 Processor and Intel HD Graphics coupled with a 4GB DDR3L 1333MHz (4GBx1) RAM. OS-wise, you have the options to use any from Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Single Language (EM), Windows 8 Chinese Edition or an Ubuntu.
The convertible device offers a 500 GB of generous storage capacity. It is a light weight laptop that offers a usage of up to 8 hours and 18 minutes of battery life. In terms of connecitivy it feaures Dell Wireless-N 1707 (1x1) + Bluetooth 4.0 , Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11ac, 2x2, 2.4 & 5GHz, external USB Modem , Wi-Fi Display Support (Wi-Fi Alliance), HDMI , TM , 1.4a, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Security slot, and Media Card (SD, MMC). Also add an HD Web camera.
When it's time to transition into play mode, the edge-to-edge display and wide viewing angles are perfect for watching TV shows or movies in the tablet stand or tent mode. It also features a Waves MAXXAudio technology that completes the immersive entertainment experience with a startlingly realistic soundstage.
Inspiron 13 7000 - Key Specs
The Inspiron 13 7000 Series, on the other hand comes with a 13.3 inch LED Backlit Touch Display with IPS and FHD resolution (1920 x 1080).
It is powered by the 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processor and Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU coupled with optional 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM. It can run on Windows 8.1 or Ubuntu OS. There is a 500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hybrid Hard Drive with 8GB Cache (Not SSD) used by Dell in this one.
The connectivity option and Web camera remains quite the same and it features backlit keyboard for productivity, and a 13.3-inch display.
SO far these devices have just been announced. But the 3000 series is reportedly said to ship June 19th for $450 (approx. Rs. 26,622). On the other hand, the mid-range 7000-series won't come out until September, and the price for this model is not yet disclosed as of now.