The Inspiron 15 3511 is the direct successor to last year's Inspiron 15 3501. It introduces a brand new chassis design that's both thinner and lighter for increased portability. There are a few other surprises as well to help the Inspiron 15 3511 edge out many other models in its budget price range.
SKUs range from the Core i3-1115G4 up to the Core i7-1165G7 with UHD Graphics or Iris Xe, 4 GB to 12 GB of RAM, and 128 GB to 512 GB PCIe NVMe storage. A 1080p IPS display comes standard with optional touch. Our specific review unit is a mid-range configuration with a Core i5 CPU, 8 GB of single-channel RAM, 256 GB SSD, and 1080p touchscreen for approximately $550 USD retail.
Competitors in this space include other inexpensive 15.6-inch multimedia/office laptops like the HP Pavilion 15, Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15, Asus VivoBook S15, or the Acer Aspire series.
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