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Prepare presentations for school or work with this 11.6-inch Dell laptop. It has a seventh-generation AMD processor and 4GB of DDR4 RAM for smooth handling of multiple programs, and its 32GB hard drive lets you store documents, photos and other types of files. This Dell laptop has Bluetooth capability, so you can connect wirelessly to compatible devices.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 1-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal
  • Dell Inspiron 11.6" Laptop - AMD A6 - 4GB Memory - 32GB eMMC Flash Memory

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
81% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (158 out of 197)

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Features


Windows 10 operating system

Brings back the Start menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, such as the Edge web browser that lets you mark up web pages on your screen. Learn more ›

11.6" display

Boasts anti-glare finish to reduce eyestrain. Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight.

AMD A6-9220e accelerated processor

Dual-core processing. The AMD A6 APU handles the AMD Radeon graphics alongside the central processor to balance the load, enabling great performance, rapid multitasking and immersive entertainment.

4GB system memory for basic multitasking

Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs at the same time.

32GB eMMC flash memory

This ultracompact memory system is ideal for mobile devices and applications, providing enhanced storage capabilities, streamlined data management, quick boot-up times and support for high-definition video playback.

AMD Radeon R4 graphics

The integrated graphics chipset with shared video memory provides solid image quality for Internet use, movies, basic photo editing and casual gaming.

Built-in stereo speakers

Tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro, this laptop offers great sound across music, movies, voice and games.

Weighs 2.93 lbs. and is 0.88" thin

Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, this laptop features a smaller screen size to achieve a compact form factor. Two-cell lithium-ion battery.

HDMI output expands your viewing options

Connect to an HDTV or high-definition monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.

Wireless and wired network connectivity

Built-in high-speed wireless LAN connects to your network or hotspots on the most common Wi-Fi standards. The Fast Ethernet LAN port also lets you plug into wired networks.

Built-in HD webcam with microphone

Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.

Additional ports

Microphone-in/headphone-out combo jack.

Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.

AMD, AMD Arrow logo and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.


Overall customer rating

4
81%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good bargain

    Posted
    CAP001
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    When purchasing this laptop, it is important to keep a few things in mind. This computer probably costs less than your smartphone and/or tablet, in fact, your sneakers might even cost a bit more - which means there are tradeoffs to make and trying to compare this computer to something that costs $200 more would be a mistake. For one, it is not the fastest of processors, it only has 4GB of RAM (which is 2GB more than most other systems around the same cost), and it only has a 32GB "hard drive" (it's really MMC). Yes, it is also made of plastic, it has no fancy OLED, it's not even a 1080p screen resolution (just 1366x768), and the screen does have an ugly bezel around it. ...so, we could probably assume that you are not buying this computer to play the latest games or to show off at the local coffee shop. So why buy this computer? Perhaps you're the type of person that only browses the web and checks email, or maybe you just want to play some basic games from the Windows App Store and watch YouTube videos, maybe you're buying for a senior citizen or a child in your family who's just getting started with computers, perhaps you just want a computer to tinker with and install a Linux distro, you just need something to keep connected to a 3D printer or a security camera, or maybe you travel and need something to view pictures or other documents on the go and don't feel like carrying your more powerful heavy laptop or risk the loss of your super expensive flagship laptop/tablet. In my case, I just needed something to run specific software a few times a month that could connect to an HDMI source, was portable, and I would not be super concerned if someone accidently breaks it or feels like borrowing it and never returning it (I call it stealing). So far, I am happy with how the computer runs, in fact, I was expecting something much slower and like the netbooks from a few years ago. This computer is a bit strange compared to other similar choices since it has an AMD A6 instead of an Intel Celeron (do not compare to an i3 - that's just a different category) and 4GB of RAM. The AMD processor clocks higher than the Intel, perhaps helping the system perform a bit better. The 4GB of RAM might sound better than the competing units that only have 2GB or RAM; however, the AMD processor needs about 50% more memory than the Intel counterpart. The AMD does include entry level Radeon R4 graphics, which is another plus over intel. Since the computer only has 32GB for storage, after uninstalling 2 pieces of McAfee software (get rid of it and just use Windows defender), installing Office 2016, and the software I needed, I'm only left with 4.12GB; but, that's not a problem since I stuck a 256GB Micro SD into it and have everything I need on there. Finally, there's battery life - if you need the battery life over performance, go with the Inspiron 11 that has the Celeron CPU. Battery life on this machine is about as bad as it was with the netbooks of the past, perhaps about 4-5 hours with the screen at half brightness and trying to get work done at the same time; which is bad considering my normal laptop gets about 9 hours doing the same thing. If you really dim it and aren't listening to audio or watching videos, you may be able to squeeze 9 hours or so out of the system; where most higher-end computers today may get about 12 hours or more. Performance wise, if you want something with more processing power and better graphics, get this model with an AMD processor; if you prefer better battery life, get the Intel Celeron model. In using the word "performance" I don't mean going from a scooter to a crotch rocket; but, depending on what you are doing it can make a difference. In some reviews people are complaining that the computer is slow right out of the box - that's because computers with these specs can't multitask so well and when you first open there's likely tons of updates to install from Microsoft and Dell. It's also probably trying to synch your OneDrive or Dropbox if you set those up when prompted (I would ignore the OneDrive/Dropbox prompts until the other updates are done and you format a micro-SD card). I let mines run for about 6 hours and checked it every 2 hours or so since it required restarts - and no, it won't take 6 hours to install the updates, it's just because I hate sitting and waiting and even went on a long hike with the dogs while the computer updated. Once those updates are 100% completed, the computer should boot-up in a matter of seconds, and apps like Word, Excel, and OneNote boot-up in about 6-8 seconds. The one bug I've encountered is when going into Settings - sometimes the app just stalls and doesn't fully open, just close it and restart it and it'll open quickly; a Microsoft or Dell update might fix this. Like I said, this computer won't make a fashion statement; but, it's not ugly and does not feel as cheap as similar models. If you just want a computer for basic tasks or a secondary computer that's not so powerful, this machine won't disappoint. The form factor is pretty awesome, and it would be cool if Dell ever considered making an 11" XPS or even Alienware model (granted, it would be a lot more $$).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fine but very basic laptop

    Posted
    TomMadison
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The Inspiron 3180 is a well-designed basic laptop, well-suited for limited use (e-mail, internet, simple word processing and spreadsheets, watching YouTube or Netflix videos). It is not a desktop replacement or a laptop that will work well as for more intensive use, such as multitasking, graphics editing and so on. If you plan to use the computer for those purposes, then spend the money to get a Dell Inspiron 5000 series laptop, where you will get an i3 or i5 processor, 8gb of RAM, and a larger hard drive. I purchased two 3180's in the last month. I purchased the first to donate to a railroad museum where I volunteer, and set it up as a single-purpose weather radar laptop for use in the conductor's station. As I was setting it up for that purpose, I realized that the 3180 configuration (AMD A6-9220e CPU, Radeon R4 GPU, 4gb RAM) was a remarkably good setup for this class of computer (most configurations in this class use an Intel Celeron, Intel HD graphics and 2gb RAM), so I bought a second 3180 as a personal computer to use at the museum to maintain the museum's network, get my e-mail, check the weather, do internet searches, and store/read/review the museum's computer/network documentation as needed. The 3180 is not fancy. It does not have a lighted keyboard or other bells and whistles that I am used to in my main laptop, a Dell Latitude 7280, and it took some adjusting to get comfortble with it. The processor is not up to serious multitasking, although it will handle having 3-4 browser windows open at the same time without any performance issues. It has minimal (maybe subminimal) HD capacity at 32gb, so I added a 16gb microSD card to store documents and other data on my personal one. I get 4-5 hours of battery life, which is nothing to write home about. But it is solidly built and doesn't have the "cheap" feel of other brands I looked at in this price range, and it is more than adequate for light use. In short, if you realistic about the limitations of laptops in this price range, and plan to use it for light duty, you won't be disappointed with the 3180. A few of recommendations: (1) Cut down the startup items (Task Manager, Startup) to the bare minimum you can live with. This will improve boot time (mine typically go from button to sign-in screen in about 30 seconds) and cut down the load on the processor, allowing the laptop to operate more efficiently. (2) Adjust Windows 10 visual effects for "best performance" (Control Panel, System and Security, System, Advanced Settings, Performance Options, Visual Effects). This will eliminate Windows 10 animations, shadows and so on, but significantly increase the 3180's performance. (3) Go though the Windows 10 Settings menus and eliminate anything you won't be using. Everything you eliminate will cut down on processor load. (4) Go through the Start menu and uninstall as much bloatware as you can (Don't plan on playing "Candy Crush"? Get rid of it.) Every app you eliminate will cut down on processor load. A note to Linux users: I've seen a few comments to the effect that the R4 graphics don't play well with a number of Linux distros. I installed a number of different distros (Lubuntu, Zorin OS Core and a couple others) on my personal 3180 for testing before doing a clean Windows 10 install, and I had the same issues (hesitations during boot, screen flicker, and so on) that have been reported by others. It may be that this will straighten out in time as Linux distros provide better support for the A9/R4 combination, but right now I would be cautious about purchasing a 3180 planning to wipe Windows and install Linux. Overall, I think that the 3180 is fine but very basic laptop. I recommend it, with the caveat that this is a basic computer designed for light use. It you understand what you are getting, you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop Perfect Size

    Posted
    Dachiefmizzy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Let me start off by saying that this laptop has McAfee installed, other reviews mentioned it has nothing, that is not true. Once you let it download all of the updates and what not, you end up with at least 10GB of memory. Now that's not a lot of storage space obviously, but you can put either an Micro SD card or you can use a 3.0 USB stick to expand the storage. I have a 64GB Micro SD in mine, and decided to see if it can run cuphead. I downloaded it to the SD card and Cuphead actually runs pretty good. I even synced my XB1 controller via Bluetooth for the controls. Now as for the speed, I will admit that the speed during my first use was slow, but that is understandable since it was installing tons of software, and since everyone seems to have no patience and can't wait and just judge the laptop saying it's slow, just give it a few hours, finish installing everything, turn off Cortona, uninstall apps that you don't want, and this laptop is actually pretty good. I have a windows tablet with 2GB ram and a Celeron CPU, this Laptop blows that out of the water in literally every single way. It boots up pretty quick, the build quality is excellent, and the design is very slim. This laptop has 4gb of ram installed and a AMD A6 dual core Max 2.9 GHZ with a Radeon R4 which is a heck of a lot better than a Celeron and Intel HD graphics you find in most of these small notebooks and 2 in 1's. It is definitely much faster than any of those. Battery life has been excellent, you can change settings to excel in battery life, or excel in performance. Negatives for me would be the lack of a wireless AC network card, but I ordered a USB adapter from Amazon, no biggie. Another negative would be the lack of storage and lack of ability to open up the laptop and add additional storage. Best Buy says the ram is expandable, but this may or may not be true. One person who reviewed this said it's not, but I will try and contact Dell about this. Overall, if you plan on buying a laptop for media use, YouTube, web, emails, even some light casual gaming ie Roblox, Minecraft, plus the speakers are decent and with built in Bluetooth this laptop is an excellent mobile companion. For $150 you can't beat this laptop unless you purchase a refurbished or used i3 or i5 from eBay, and good luck with that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Let it update then its great.

    Posted
    AFKane

    First theres alot of negative reviews about this being slow, and yes once you take it out of the box it is PAINFULLY slow but thats because this dual core is getting used up 100% getting updates. After I let this fully update it was reasonably quick and responsive. Im going to compare this to the hp stream 11 with the n3060 celeron and the insignia tablet with a z8350 quad core since they are in the same price range and I have used both. If you use this for browsing then youre going to prefer this over those, i would get a score of 18 at browserbench with the hp and 20 with the z8350 insignia tablet. This laptop gets you 45. For comparison my dell 7757 gaming laptop with a core i5 7300hq gets a score of 120. If you're going to be browsing sites and loading up youtube its not going to be slow as the other things in this price range. Gaming This is not a gaming laptop but the reason this got my interest is because I had a gaming laptop back in 2008/9 with a core 2 duo p7450 and an nvidia 9800m gs. The 9220e is slightly better than the core 2 duo and the integrated r4 graphics are about the same as the 9800m gs.Both have 4gb ram This means that if you wanted to play some old games from the ps3 era you will absolutely be able to as long as you can put them on an sd card or some kind of external storage. I played old games like FF13 and even newer less demanding games like cuphead with no issues . Unlike gaming laptops this apu doesnt eat alot of power so i was able to game unplugged for 3 hours. Battery life This is where this shines imo. at 100% brightness browsing websites I get 7 hours of use off a full charge and it charges completely in 2 hours. If I dim the screen I can get about 10 hours of battery. Cons TN panel, The screen isnt that good and im only listing it as a con since the insigina tablet was equipped with an IPS panel . No AC wireless, you cant connect to 5ghz dual band networks only the 2g frequency which results in laggier connections and you cant really stream your desktop to this if you wanted to. 32gb emmc, this is too low to install the updates so it kinda forces you to use a usb stick or an sd card along with this. Bottom line is if you need a portable laptop and are willing to buy an sd card its definitely worth the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Laptop!

    Posted
    JoeMN1989
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have been researching laptops for about a month (around $200 range) prior to making my decision, so hopefully my feedback will help someone in a similar position. First and foremost, this laptop is NOT for hardcore gaming or extreme multitasking. If this is your expectation, you will be sorely disappointed. Rather, this laptop is geared for someone looking for basic functionality (i.e. basic word processing / basic web surfing / watching videos) and does a great job at handling these tasks. Is it blazing fast? No. However, I have not encountered any issues with utilizing this laptop in terms of speed. As I write this, I have Microsoft Word open, along with 11 Google Chrome tabs and my desktop email - experiencing zero speed issues. Yes, the memory is low at 4GB and the storage is low at 32GB (I have about 10GB remaining after ALL updates have completed). Regarding the storage, this is easily remedied by a Micro SD card or USB stick. Additionally, you can utilize cloud storage to free up some space. Again though, this laptop is not intended to be a primary computer unless you are only interested in extremely basic functionality. For me, it works great because I have a regular laptop that I use as a "desktop" and if I need to do more resource intensive tasks, I will use my regular laptop instead. However, if, like me, you looking for something extremely portable, you are a student in need of a low cost laptop or prefer not using Chrome OS, I would highly recommend this laptop. As an added bonus, it does come with a free year of Office 365, which is a pretty nice value, especially since you can get all of this (currently) for approx. $160 after tax. Point being - don't expect this thing to be something that it is not. Do your research and know what you are buying before actually buying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Like the hardware, not the OS

    Posted
    Wayne
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Miserably slow with Windows. Painfully slow straight out of the box. Thankfully, I'm an IT professional looking for an inexpensive laptop to install Linux on. Once I got that sorted out (required upgrading to kernel 4.15, otherwise trackpad unusable), the laptop came to life. Night and day the difference. If you just plan to run Windows though, I can't imagine anyone being satisfied with the performance. Physically, It's a nice looking laptop (matte gray rather than the glossy blue pictured), and I've always been a fan of these mini notebooks, going back to the days of netbooks. Bottom line: it's a 1-star Windows laptop (maybe even a zero), but it works for my needs with Linux on it. I wish Dell had sold it that way. Might've cut down on these 1-star reviews. I would only recommend this to someone with no intention of running the installed operating system. The general consumer should avoid, sorry to say.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for basic tasks

    Posted
    ZakM
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I like this little laptop, it's not fast but it gets the job done. I couldn't find the exact CPU speed in the specifications so I'm adding it in here it's a Dual-Core 1.6 and I never saw it boost above that even loaded down. I bought this because it had 4 GB of RAM and usually you can't upgrade these and after popping the cover on this one I can confirm it can't be upgraded. Pros: Plays 720p youtube without stutter Plays 10 to 15 year old games fine Surfs the Internet just fine Decent Screen Batterylife is good, been running for 6 hours on battery today but half was on standby but it's still at 40%. Cons: It is quiet with no fans but gets hot Dead pixel on the screen(just 1 so not returning) Lots of Bloatware Overall good little laptop decent power, first thing I did was download windows 10 and put a fresh install on it. This made a huge difference, went from using 2 GB of RAM to using just 1.1 after boot up. Getting rid of the added apps helped with space too. So far I'm happy and it hasn't froze or crashed on me. I think the clean install helped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT AT THE MOMENT

    Posted
    tastethewind

    I do not get all of the negative reviews. I own many laptops and desktops. One laptop is over $1,500. It is amazing. My new Dell cost me $102.00 at Best Buy on clearance. It runs really good for one hundred us dollars. What are negative crybabies crying about? It is an inexpensive machine, but it still does the job it was made to do. I bought it to bring with me on trips for emails, the weather, and to check my Nightowl security system on off sight internet places. I am going to install Word Perfect X7 and I will then use a bluetooth keyboard if I want to do some writing. I am watching the GB storage to see how much stuff I can cram into the harddrive storage. I will use this on motorcycle rides, and whenever I leave the house. Why? Because it seems to work and I have some really expensive laptops that I do not want damaged or stolen. Sometimes bigger is better. But sometimes, smaller is better. And if there are no future problems with my new little playtoy and worktoy, I will be happy I spent $102.00 US Dollars on the Dell.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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