Dell's value laptop line has been spruced up with plenty of premium options.
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.
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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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
With the Inspiron 11 3000, Dell delivers an everyday ultraportable hybrid with an excellent battery life at a good price.
While the entry model is less of a bargain than it used to be and configurations are limited, the thin, aluminum-clad Dell Inspiron 14 7000 remains an attractive option for its looks, performance, and price.
Dell adds a new entry-level all-in-one to its line up with the Pentium-powered Inspiron 20 3000.
More stylish than your average mainstream laptop, the Inspiron 14 7000 has a little more than just the essentials.