Dell Inspiron 11 3179 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 128GB SSD + up to 500GB HDD
RAM
up to 4GB
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
32Wh, 2-cell
Dimensions
292 x 202 x 22 mm (11.50" x 7.95" x 0.87")
Weight
1.35 kg (3 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • Card reader microSD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack combo audio / microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

Dell Inspiron 11 3179 in-depth review

Today we are looking at a cute little 11-inch convertible. It is suitable for students and young people in need of a tiny versatile device to keep track of everyday stuff, have their multimedia content with them and even do some work. It is powered by a mobile System-on-a-Chip by Intel - Core m3-7Y30, which comes together with the HD Graphics 615, while consuming only 7W. The laptop is sold in a bright gamma of colors, appealing to the sub-18 target group. We hope that with this review we c[...]

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Pros

  • Fairly low price
  • The display is not PWM-adjusted at all brightness levels
  • Adequate touchscreen and touchpad experience
  • Good battery life
  • Completely silent

Cons

  • Lack of M.2 slot
  • Poor display quality with bad viewing angles
  • Cheap build materials

 

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