Looking for an inexpensive laptop for a friend or your family?

Subject: Mobile | December 31, 2018 - 02:57 PM |
Tagged: dell, inspiron 15 3000

At first glance the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 is rather boring, a Core i3-8130U, a single 8GB stick of DDR4-2800, a 1TB drive and a 1366x768 15.6" display as standard equipment.  TechPowerUp made one simple change to the standard model, upgrading to a 250GB Silicon Power Ace A55 SSD, taking the price from $337.59 to $375.79 with tax included.  Now, for a very low price you have a laptop which will meet the needs of many casual users, including those still used to optical media as it sports a DVD drive.

If you know someone who doesn't ask for much out of a laptop and could use a newer machine, this is defintitely something to consider.

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"Dell's Insprion 15 3000 is an entry-level notebook that remains not only highly affordable after a quick upgrade to an SSD, but feels quick and responsive. Take that into account, along with the surprisingly good battery life, and you have a decent system for on-the-go that won't break the bank."

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January 1, 2019 | 04:45 AM - Posted by ET3D

1366x768 display. Not going to recommend that to friends or family.

January 3, 2019 | 09:41 AM - Posted by Power (not verified)

I am guilty of it. It was 5 years ago and the budget was ~250USD.

January 2, 2019 | 05:51 PM - Posted by Anonymouse (not verified)


Did you not notice this Jeremy? Why would you let anyone you care about use this, let alone pay money for it?

If you're serious about this Jeremy, I have a VCR for you, just $400!

January 2, 2019 | 06:35 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Email and a Mahjong game do not need to be in 4K HDR.   You also don't have to figure out the damn Windows scaling to make it look like 1366x768 so aged eyes can make out icons on the desktop.

The vast majority of machines do not need to be able to play Crysis.

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