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Dell Inspiron duo

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The keyboard and screen also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the energy efficiency. Comments are divided on the resolution.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron duo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Dell Inspiron duo from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

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84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Dell Inspiron Mini Duo 3487FNT Convertible Laptop/Tablet (Foggy Night)

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Dell Inspiron Duo


Dell is making a bold move on the emerging tablet market by getting the inventive new Inspiron Duo into consumers' hands just as the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear.

Inventive design; finger-friendly touch interface; reasonably priced.

Sluggish software; no SD card slot, Ethernet jack, or video output; unimpressive battery life.

With zippier hardware and a better battery, the flip-screen Dell Inspiron Duo could be a solid multimedia tablet/laptop combo.

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When Dell first demoed the Inspiron Duo and its vertically rotating screen on stage at IDF in September, our mouths nearly hit the floor. It looked like

Innovative vertical rotating screen design ; Extremely sturdy build ; Great chiclet keyboard

Terrible viewing angles ; Less than 3.5 hours of battery life ; Software layer is incredibly sluggish


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Perfect computer IMO


I got the Dell Inspiron Duo a few weeks ago, and I really like it. I wish the market offered more devices like the Duo, because that is where the industry is headed. After all, who likes to try and work on papers and projects with a touch-screen...

Size, portability, touch-screen when you need it, very-comfortable and easy to use keyboard as well, runs Windows 7, speedy, reliable, solid construction, rounded, easy-to-hold shape when in tablet mode

None that I can think of

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Don't be fooled


Don't be fooled by the pictures in the ads that look like you're navigating an iPad-like environment on the touch screen. Its just a crappy min with a flip around screen. It is not easy to navigate the touch screen because the curser never seems to...

Its a fair mini laptop if you need an extra for a child

Touch screen interface is a joke - don't expect it to work like an iPad ; Slow ; No video out (VGA, HDMI or otherwise) ; Hard drive shot in month 3 ; Dell won't take it back ; Sounds stage dock sounds like any other tiny stereo

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A useful business tool


This is a useful business tool that I use effectively every day. For more details see the blog post at

Dual core processor ; 7200 RPM hard drive

non-user replaceable battery

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Super little device - runs Windows 7!


I purchased the Dell Duo for a three-week family trip to Korea. I looked at the ExoPC Slate, but I didn't want to buy a true tablet as I need to type 40-plus words per minute and you can't do that with your fingers on ANY touch pad screen. Hooking up a...

Very good build quality ; Price/performance is outstanding ; Keyboard has good layout and feel ; Flip screen works well ; Considering it has a keyboard, it is thin and easy to walk around with

Dell software that comes not it is not very useful

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not worth it



screen and driver issues

buy an ipad

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Some serious limitations- but workable


I've only had the tablet for 1 day...just working out the kinks.

lightweight, portable

dell stage software. No way to change links to itunes or firefox. Stuck with dell stage music stage software and internet explorer as links. However, you still can utilize the other programs, but cannot use the convenient links

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Well put together and perfect for pretty much everyone.


Overall its a great computer. But they might wanna fix a few things like the false beeping codes. Obviously my processor did not fail and then come back to life.

I made a switch over from a Dell Inspiron 1525 to a Dell Inspiron Duo, and its just as good. I like that it has a touch screen, great size for people that are always on the road, perfect for organizing pictures and music

Not even a week after I got it, It started beeping. I looked in the hand book and it has beeping codes. Mine beeped 7 times, it said my processor failed. I turned it off for a couple of days and turned it back on and its working perfectly fine now

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bottom line, AWESOME COMPUTER!!!! great portable station. Not a powerhouse, but Its awesome for the note-taking, music listening, college kid that doesnt want to spend a fortune.

well built body, awesome display, responsive touch, awesome battery, keyboard is GENIUS

lacks vga port, card slot, and its a little slow. BUT ITS A NETBOOK