Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 15:11 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

With Intel's new Haswell chip, manufacturers can choose to either build slimmer notebooks or try to optimize battery life as much as possible. Dell has clearly shown its dedication to the latter with the new Inspiron 11 3000 series. Budget notebooks don't always have big batteries, but Dell claims the $379 Haswell version of the Inspiron 11 lasts up to eight hours and 20 minutes on a single charge.

Something I've been pondering for a while: if we can have high-quality tablets and smartphones at low prices, why can't we have high-quality laptops at said prices too? Cheap laptops are almost always crap, but this Inspiron 11 actually looks like it could reverse the trend. Since I don't really need an expensive laptop anymore, a cheap but still relatively high quality 11" laptop is right up my alley. Is anyone aware of any alternatives?

Also, when did Dell find the design stick?

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Is it OSsified?
by tomz on Tue 17th Sep 2013 22:33 UTC
tomz
Member since:
2010-05-06

Windows 8? Can I get 7 or Linux?

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RE: Is it OSsified?
by woegjiub on Tue 17th Sep 2013 22:45 in reply to "Is it OSsified?"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

It gets a free upgrade to 8.1, which is significantly better than 7 in size, performance, appearance, and basically anything that isn't "having a start menu".

Install an app to swap the start screen with a start menu, and you will likely find 8.1 far more to your liking than 7.

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RE[2]: Is it OSsified?
by hamster on Wed 18th Sep 2013 11:38 in reply to "RE: Is it OSsified?"
hamster Member since:
2006-10-06


Install an app to swap the start screen with a start menu, and you will likely find 8.1 far more to your liking than 7.


Why should one have to install a 3rd party app to fix a design issue? And what about the rest of the issues one can find in the latest edition of the toy os from ms?

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