With the Inspiron 11 3000, Dell delivers an everyday ultraportable hybrid with an excellent battery life at a good price.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.