Dell Inspiron Duo

  • Dell Inspiron Duo
60
Based on 30 scores, 41 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    10
  • Bad:
    16

Pros:

  • Responsive Touchscreen, Innovative Design, More Memory And Hard Drive Space
  • Innovative convertible tablet design. High-resolution screen. Excellent keyboard and mouse button combination. Sturdy netbook. 2GB of DDR3 memory included. Fast-spinning hard drive.
  • Attractive, sturdy design, Responsive touch screen, Good netbook performance

Cons:

  • Tediously slow all around; get used to a lot of waiting. Screen is hideous. Too heavy for regular, tablefree use.
  • Touch Software Really Needs Faster Processor, Below Average Battery Life, Limited Peripheral Ports

Expert reviews and ratings

By RegHardware on 65


At £450, the Duo isn’t cheap, but if you are already reconciled to spending £350 on something like a Samsung N350 then the extra hundred quid for the trick lid, touchscreen and the extra gig of RAM doesn’t look like such a...

By PC Advisor on

It's too early to make a true judgment on the Dell Inspiron Duo, but early impressions are that despite the marketing hype this product is more heavy netbook than svelte tablet. Rosemary Hattersley...

By G4tv.com on 80

Video Review: The Dell Inspiron duo is both a tablet and a laptop, offering an Intel dual core Atom processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 320 GB hard drive. With a flip of the screen, the Inspiron duo becomes a multi-touch tablet that allows users to browse...

By T3 Magazine on 40

The iPad triggered a wave of innovation amongst manufacturers desperate to latch onto the next big thing, and as a result we've seen some strange devices chuckedup, one of the latest being Dell's Inspiron Duo convertible tablet. A cross between...

By Wired on 50

You can’t deny Dell some hard-fought gee-whiz cred with the new Inspiron Duo.In a world of commoditized portables, it is nothing if not a unique product. Show it off to your friends; it looks like a netbook, and you pop open the laptop-like...

By The Review Crew on

While I love the idea of a laptop which can convert into a tablet, sometimes you can’t have your cake and eat it too. I love the design of the Inspiron Duo. It looks and feels great, and it works quite well as a laptop, but as a tablet the duo...

By Pen Computing on

by Daniel Rasmus At first glance, the Duo screams industrial design. Its rotating flip 1366x768-resolution LCD display is a cool addition to many of the clumsier approaches of the past. Unfortunately, the screen inside the innovative swivel hinges...

By GadgetReview on 30

The Dell Inspiron Duo has a lot of promise. So much promise that I told several friends to wait for it before buying a tablet. And it does have many great uses. I couldn’t watch half of my favorite shows in coffee shops, the office or anywhere...

By Pocket-lint on 70

Think of the Inspiron Duo as high-end netbook and you’ll be happy with it; think of it as a high-end netbook that converts into a tablet and you’ll be even happier. Think of it primarily as a tablet and you’ll feel a little...

By TechRadar on 70

This highly innovative netbook/tablet hybrid is easy to criticise, but the Inspiron Duo offers a glimpse at the future of personal computing. Those that can look past its undeniable quirks may find a device that changes the way they use a computer....

By About.com on 60

Feb 10 2011 - For those looking to get a netbook with a touchscreen, the Dell Inspiron Duo is a very attractive and unique system. The high resolution 10-inch multitouch display function well but the software really could use more than a netbook...

By ZDNet UK on 65

With faster hardware, an unconventional conversion mechanism and a better battery, Dell's flip-screen Inspiron Duo could be a solid multimedia tablet/notebook...

By HotHardware on

In our SiSoftware Sandra tests, the Inspiron Duo put up some decent scores, but compared to what we're seeing from AMD's Fusion processors and other ULV CPU options, the Atom N550 seems somewhat pokey. It didn't shatter records in any...

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 40

The Dell Inspiron Duo is certainly unique, but don’t let the shiny TV spots and “Oooh” factor of the flipping screen distract you: no one else has done this for a reason. Windows 7 doesn’t work for casual use on a touchscreen,...

By Dev Hardware on

If you are looking for a computing device with a novel design, the Dell Inspiron Duo may suffice. Its tablet/netbook functionality offer an interesting design mix for those looking for such a thing. Still, the Duo's performance and connectivity is a...

By NotebookCheck on 80

The Dell Inspiron duo Convertible shows an overall patchy performance. As a notebook it performs as expected, but as a tablet lacks a good screen and optimized software. It's, therefore, unfortunately not the hoped-of dream hybrid of laptop and...

By Sydney Morning Herald on 40

Advertisement: Story continues below What do you get after you put a netbook computer and a tablet in a room alone and lock the doors? The Dell Inspiron duo. The duo is a convertible, and I mean that quite literally: it can convert from a small...

By IT PRO on 50

Although we were quite taken with the Inspiron Duo's spinning display, ultimately it's not very good either as a netbook or as a tablet. Although its Windows performance is good for a netbook, its poor battery life, small keyboard and missing...

By PC Pro on 50

Lovely physical design and a keen price can’t mask a selection of serious flaws...

By PC Mag on 50

The flip screen implementation is an original and refreshing take on the convertible tablet, but the Dell Inspiron Duo completely ignored the part about features and tablet performance. Buy it...