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Dell unveils the Inspiron 11 notebook

The Inspiron 11 combines good battery life, a Haswell processor, and a budget price

If there's anything mobile devices need these days it's longer battery life. Haswell has done a lot to improve power consumption for ultrabooks in the past months, and now we're starting to see the benefits of Intel's newest generation of chips in budget devices like the Dell Inspiron 11 3000.

The new notebook features an 11.6-inch touchscreen (resolution not specified and likely not very high), an unspecified Haswell processor, three USB ports, an HDMI port, an Ethernet port, and an SD card slot.

Given that it weighs just 3.15 pounds and is 0.83 inches thick, the Inspiron 11 offers a solid list of connectivity options. The benefits of Haswell are also clear since this little laptop offers up to 8 hours of battery life to go along with its (presumably) better than Atom performance. Dell has also reportedly cut down on bloatware and popups for their latest generation of products, which should not only give the 11 an extra boost on the performance side, but also make the device more pleasant to use out of the box.

The Inspiron 11 3000 series is expected to launch on October 3rd. Prices start at US$379 for the Haswell model and US$349 for a version with an AMD processor.


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Craig Munro, 2013-09-18 (Update: 2013-09-19)