The convertible market is getting increasingly crowded
Customers love the Yoga and device makers love to make customers happy. Hence, we’re seeing an avalanche on Yoga-style devices being rolled out as of late.It’s the case of Dell, which is unveiling two laptop convertibles today at Computex, in the form of the Inspiron 11 3000 Series and Inspiron 13 700 Series, Laptopmag reports.
The transition from laptop to tablet is achieved by virtue of flipping the keyboard.
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 SeriesThis notebook is the smaller of the two and arrives with an 11.6-inch display and boasts 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display with wide viewing angels.
There are two variants to choose from, one equipped with Intel Celeron N2830 dual-core or Pentium N3530 quad-core Bay Trail CPU. Both models have 4GB of RAM and offer 500GB hard drives.
The flipper is also equipped with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, stereo speakers, headset jack, HDMI output, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port or SD card slot.
An atypical feature here is that the hybrid features a removable 43Whr battery.
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 SeriesThe larger model is a little bit more advanced in terms of overall specification. Dell gives customers the choice between Intel Core i3 and Core i5 Haswell processors and either 4GB or 8GB of RAM.
The 13.3-incher will ship with either plain 1366 x 768 pixel resolution or the full HD variant (1920 x 1080 pixels).
Like the smaller models, the 7000 series also has a 43Whr removable battery. On top of that, Dell throws in a backlit keyboard, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI, SD card slot and a headset jack.
Last but not least, users can use a passive stylus with this 13.3-inch convertible.
Interestingly enough, the specs sheet for the hybrids show both Dell Inspiron 11 and Inspiron 13 would come with support for Ubuntu as well as Windows 8.1. But in all possibility, the Ubuntu versions will become available only in certain markets like EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and APJ (Asia Pacific).
The 11.6-inch Dell Inspiron 11 3000 will go on sale starting June 19 for $450 / €330, while the larger 13-inch Inspiron 13 7000 series should make it out in the world by September, but we currently don’t have the pricing details.
ASUS and HP have also pushed out similar offerings, with one from ASUS’s being quite bizarre. The Transformer Book V arrives with a built-in smartphone dock and 5-inch Android 4.4 KitKat companion.