Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
So we ran tests on Dell Inspiron G3 to find out what it was worth.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Inspiron G3 the right choice for surfing the internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.By putting on the market the Inspiron G3, Dell offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Core i5-8300H. Knowing that the evolution of components is very fast, you will have with this model and this component, a laptop that will last a few years. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 1256 Gb provided. Here, Dell provides with this Inspiron G3 a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
In the end, with an autonomy of 7 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
The Inspiron G3- the right model for streaming and videos ?
The Inspiron G3 will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
For this model, Dell thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2.6 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the Inspiron G3 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
With a processor type Core i5-8300H, Dell offers a high performance solution. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. 7 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
The Inspiron G3 to use while travelling.
It Inspiron G3 is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Dell. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.6 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. With its 15.6 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Equipped with a processor Core i5-8300H, this model has a very low power consumption. Mainly related to low voltage, this processor allows an above-average autonomy (on paper).
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 7 hours.
Thought for faster booting and calculations, and storage, this laptop has 2 hard disks; one type SSD, accompanied by another standard, of 1256 Gb in total. This double disk technology allows to record the operating system on the principle of the usb key, and to store personal data on a standard disk but more resistant in time. With an absence of moving mechanical parts on the OS and startup part, it means less risk in terms of fragility and generated heat that can cause the laptop to fail. For those who want more space, you will then have the option of a cloud account.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. The main reason is its 15.6 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Inspiron G3 really made for travelling.
The Inspiron G3 for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this Inspiron G3meets this need perfectly. With these components, Dell puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. In case you want to upgrade to professional applications, the processor Core i5-8300H and disk size of 1256 Gb will be more than sufficient.
For audio and video editing use, it is interesting to have a laptop combining hard drive and SSD; hard drive for large storage capacity, SSD for fast flash memory. The storage size of 1256 Gb is one of the best on the market in this product range. It’s one of the best on the market right now. In case you need an additional external storage drive, no problem with a connection to external media. In extreme cases, you will still have the option of external storage via usb ports.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. The available battery life is of 7 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. However, it’s still a decent average range.
For the connector part, the Inspiron G3has the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With the Inspiron G3, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
Inspiron G3 for video games?
Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. On this Inspiron G3, Dell has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
A high-end graphics card, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, combined with a high-performance processor Core i5-8300H provide a quality result. This card is one of the best of the moment. After the tests we did, the laptop remained cold, despite the calculations necessary to display the games.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. It is among the best in terms of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit).
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. The 1256 Gb of Inspiron G3 can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
A better access to wifi on this Inspiron G3 that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15.6 inches size.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 15.6 inches, thin and rather light (2.6 Kg), make this Inspiron G3 an excellent one for a video game use. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. The right tool for maximum performance!
Is the Inspiron G3 adapted to office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. Perfectly office oriented, this Inspiron G3 is efficient.
Dell has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. In this case, it is Windows 10.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. With a weight of 2.6 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
Key spacing will be important for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1256 Gb.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In conclusion, the Inspiron G3 is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
Finally, the Inspiron G3….
All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. Compact, elegant and efficient, the Inspiron G3 is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks