Dell has been hitting the market hard lately with a long list of new models to check out in 2017 and the latest one that we have up for review is the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 ND0VP. This laptop fits firmly into the mid-range category on both price and functionality. For many this is the perfect blend of affordability while still having up to date features that will make your computing experience a good one. Below we will check out some of the benefits and downsides to this model and see if it might be the right choice for you in 2017.
Processor: Intel Core i3
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 1 TB SATA
Screen: 15.6 Inches
OS: Windows 10
For a laptop that is in the low mid-range price category the Dell Inspiron 15 3000 ND0VP can still keep you quite mobile. With 7 hours of battery life it may lack the capacity to keep you going the full day without needing to charge up but will have you awful close and still keep you away from the cord for long periods of time.
If you are like most users you probably have a pile of documents saved that you can’t part with. For users like this the large 1 TB drive is a great way to keep all your files close by and not have to worry about storage capacity. With many low cost laptops moving away from large internal drives and instead pushing consumers to alternatives like saving files online or external storage this is a great benefit to have.
It is true that removing the optical drive from a laptop is a great way to keep the weight of the device down and make for a slimmer design but what about those that still use physical media on a regular basis? For these consumers they are stuck having to purchase an additional external drive and plug in when needed. Luckily if you still use this type of media you will find a DVD/RW drive available on this model.
It shouldn’t come as a big surprise that a laptop in this price range is not going to blow you away with its high end performance but just in case you were expecting something different we feel it is well worth mentioning. With a lower end Intel Core i3 processor this isn’t the machine for a high end power user or gamer. For those that typically do more basic tasks it can still easily keep up but if you start pushing it with resource heavy applications you may quickly start to see the limitations of the hardware they have included.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 ND0VP is a solid entry for those looking for an affordable basic day to day computer. It doesn’t have overly impressive hardware or cutting edge technology but has all the basics that will still meet the needs of the average user just fine.