If you can’t decide upon a tablet or a laptop, you should definitely choose the middle way: a convertible laptop. A great example of a very well built device, with decent specs and sporting a pocket-friendly price is the Dell Inspiron I30005099SLV, perfect for using for your office tasks, like editing documents or more and consuming media and browsing the Web.
The laptop is using an entry-level Intel Celeron N3050 processor, with two cores, running at 1.6 GHz, able to deal with basic tasks. It’s aided by 4 GB of DDR3L RAM, so you can run multiple applications and keep a lot of browser tabs open at one.
As for the graphics, it’s using an Intel HD Graphics, on-processor chip, with share video memory, enough for providing every day image quality. The storage capacity counts 500 GB and it should be enough for the majority of users.
Still, if you want a bit more space, the Dell Inspiron I30005099SLV features two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port, so you can add an external hard disk drive. It also has a built-in media reader, supporting microSD cards, for quick photo or file transfer. The built-in DVD/CD drive is missing from this model.
The connectivity suite consists in standard wireless LAN, Fast Ethernet LAN port, for wired Web access and a Bluetooth 4.0 interface, so you can wirelessly transfer files between synced devices, like other laptops, smartphones or tablets.
Moving on to the display, the Dell Inspiron I30005099SLV comes with a 11.6″ LED-backlit touchscreen panel, with a typical HD ready resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The density is relatively big though, compared to a regular 15.6″ laptop, so you will be able to watch movies and short clips in very good conditions.
The sound quality will also be very good, thanks to the built-in stereo speakers, using the Waves MaxxAudio technology.
Of course, it has a built-in HD webcam above the display, so you can easily communicate with your loved ones, over specific video chatting applications.
In terms of design, the Dell Inspiron I30005099SLV is a relatively compact and light model, measuring 0.8″ in thickness and weighing 3.07 lbs. Thanks to the 360 hinge, you can switch between four versatile viewing modes, like tablet, stand, tent and laptop.
It has a Silver finsih, with black accents on the bezels and keys, creating a very nice and stylish combination. Overall, it’s a well-built laptop, which can be carrier around with ease.
Being priced at $379.99, with a pre-installed copy of Windows 10 and a basic software package included (Microsoft Office trial and more), the Dell Inspiron I30005099SLV is an affordable device, great for those who want a convertible laptop without breaking the bank.