Dell Inspiron i3168-3273WHT 2-in-1 Notebook Review

August 5, 2016
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A white 2-in-1 laptop, that’s what Dell Inspiron i3168-3273WHT basically is. It’s primarily a notebook but can surely be used as a tablet as well. This all might sound like your cup of tea, but the essential question about this computer’s real value remains…

The good

The price of Dell Inspiron i3168-3273WHT is quite low, and the performance it offers is sufficient for day-to-day use. The most essential component inside would be the Intel Pentium N3710 processor with four cores, 1.6GHz clock speed and 2.6GHz turbo. It runs a web browser fine, although with the ~1800 CPU Mark score you’re not going to run Photoshop or other heavier apps a lot.

The 11.6″ 1366×768 display is a compact one, meaning the laptop only weighs 3 pounds. And don’t forget that if you rotate the screen all the way you’ll get a tablet at your disposal. In the top bezel a 720p webcam is installed, allowing for video chats and such.

The bad

I’ll list this as bad, the 500GB 5400RPM hard drive. I’d very much like to see a solid-state drive in convertible laptop. They can stand shocks and drops much better than HDD. Well, if you possess right skills, you can always remove this hard drive and put in SSD if you so choose.

Don’t expect good gaming performance from Dell Inspiron i3168-3273WHT because that’s not something you’ll get. There is only the integrated Intel HD 450 graphics unit inside, dedicated card is nowhere to be seen. I’m sure that demanding games (such as popular GTA 5 and Fallout 4) wouldn’t run on this rig, them only getting around or below 20FPS. But throw Minecraft or League of Legends at this rig and everything will work fine!

Other interesting things

Bear in mind the RAM on this unit is 4GB and according the manual can not be replaced (no extra slot is available etc). However, the Amazon product page says that upgrade can indeed be done to 8GB.

You’ll find a non-replaceable battery inside Dell Inspiron i3168-3273WHT (specs being 2 cells and 32Whr). It’s going to last ca. 7 hours on a dimmed screen.

In case you want to connect some devices to this laptop you can do so through the one USB 3.0 or two USB 2.0 ports on the machine. HDMI-output is also available to connect HDTV or another kind of monitor.

You can get Internet access with the 802.11bgn WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 adapter.

No optical drive is found in this computer, however Micro SD card slot is there.

This notebook does not have a backlit keyboard.


Dell Inspiron i3168-3273WHT is a compact convertible laptop for people who’re more concerned about affordable price than absolute performance. Surely this rig can take care of all home user’s needs, but gaming would be a tough job because of the lacking graphics performance. In short, if it’s a budget 2-in-1 you want, getting yourself this Dell should be a good idea.

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