Like all of the Inspiron laptops we've tested, the 14-inch 5000 series is a good value with excellent battery life, but you don't get a lot of choice when it comes to specs.
For its sub-$500 price, this 11-inch hybrid delivers everyday ultraportable performance and a long battery life.
While the entry model is less of a bargain than it used, this thin, aluminum clad laptop is still a good deal for what you're getting.
Another low-cost hybrid with a familiar design
More stylish than your average mainstream laptop, the Inspiron 14 7000 has a little more than just the essentials.
Though its specs and performance are average for its class, the 7000 series' aluminum chassis, backlit keyboard, and 1080p touch screen give it a more premium feel.
For those in need of an inexpensive thin-and-light laptop for home or school (but not necessarily the thinnest or lightest), the Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is worth putting on your list despite its imperfections.
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With the Inspiron 11 3000, Dell delivers an everyday ultraportable hybrid with an excellent battery life at a good price.
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A high-end Inspiron makeover combines aluminum bodies, touch screens, and new CPUs.