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Dell Inspiron C3181-C871BLK computer

An 11.6-inch Chromebook tested with Chrome OS 72.0, an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, 4GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 400 video adapter, and a 16GB eMMC drive.

About

The Dell Inspiron C3181-C871BLK is an 11.6-inch Chromebook with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768. It has 4GB of memory and a 16GB eMMC drive. It has an Intel Celeron N3060 processor and an Intel HD Graphics 400 video adapter but no dedicated video memory. It was tested with Chrome OS 72.0.

It has a built-in microSD memory card reader for digital photography, and 2 full-size USB ports. Video outputs include: an HDMI full-size port. It supports WiFi 802.11ac, so it's compatible with the latest high-speed routers. It is compatible with Google Play for downloading Android apps and games.

The Dell Inspiron C3181-C871BLK measures 11.9 inches wide by 0.9 inches deep by 8.1 inches high, and it weighs 2.8 lbs. It's backed by a 12-month warranty, with 12 months of free tech support over telephone.

Results in the following chart are gathered from Consumer Reports’ 2018 Winter Survey of 1,237 Chromebooks, owned by members who purchased a new device between 2013 and 2018.

Our predicted brand reliability ratings are based on a statistical model that estimates problem rates within the first 3 years of ownership, for Chromebooks that are not covered by an extended warranty or service contract. We also adjust for the median number of hours of use per week. The median in our survey was 15 hours per week. Higher ratings are indicative of better reliability. Brands receiving a red or orange rating cannot be recommended by CR at this time.

Our owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their Chromebook brand to friends and family.

Predicted Reliability

Acer
Asus
Dell
Google
HP
Lenovo
Samsung

Source: Consumer Reports' 2018 Winter Survey

Owner Satisfaction

Acer
Asus
Dell
Google
HP
Lenovo
Samsung

Source: Consumer Reports' 2018 Winter Survey

Connections

WiFi WiFi The type of built-in 802.11 wireless networking supported. Chromebooks with 802.11n also support 802.11g routers. Some models with 802.11n also support the 5GHz "high band," a standard suitable for apartments and other crowded areas. 802.11ac is the newest, fastest type.
Yes
Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Support for 1000 Mb/s networking.
No
Number of USB ports Number of USB ports Number of USB ports for printers, flash drives, or other peripherals.
2
HDMI output HDMI output An HDMI out port for sending a digital video/audio signal to a computer monitor or HDTV.
Yes

Features

Memory-card reader Memory-card reader At least one flash memory-card slot (CF, SD, XD, MS, etc.)
Yes
Built-in webcam Built-in webcam A built-in webcam for videoconferencing.
Yes

Specs

Processor Processor Also known as the CPU (Central Processing Unit), the processor is responsible for running commands and handling data. Processors come in different speeds and may have two or more cores (ex. dual-core), which let you more quickly process multiple complex tasks.
Intel Celeron N3060
Memory (GB) Memory Also known as RAM, memory is a temporary storage area for data. Its size is an important factor for performance.
4
Storage (GB) Storage The amount of storage, a permanent area for the operating system, programs and data such as documents, music, and media files. Storage can be a hard drive, an SSD (solid state drive), or hybrid drive.
16
LCD resolution LCD resolution The number of picture elements ("pixels") across the horizontal and vertical dimension of the screen. The higher the resolution within a given size screen, the finer the detail that can be displayed.
1366 x 768
Video adapter Video adapter Also known as the video card, the video adapter processes all the data that you see on your screen. They come in different speeds and may be integrated (most common, but is slower and uses up memory) or discrete (which is faster and has its own dedicated memory).
Intel HD Graphics 400
Width (in.) Width The width of the Chromebook while closed.
11.9
Height (in.) Height The height from the table, or thickness, of the Chromebook while closed.
0.9
Depth (in.) Depth The depth, from the front edge to the back hinge, of the Chromebook while closed.
8.1
Thin and light Thin and light Based on weight and thickness. This includes Chromebooks that may be labeled "Ultrabook," "Sleekbook," "Thin and light," and "Ultrathin," among other terms.
No
Operating system (as tested) Operating system (as tested) The operating system that was installed on the computer at the time it was tested. The operating system is the software that controls the basic operation of the computer.
Chrome OS 72.0
Warranty length (mos.) Warranty length The length in months of the manufacturer's standard warranty.
12
Tech support length (mos.) Tech support length The length in months of the manufacturer's free technical support by telephone.
12
Battery capacity (WHr) Battery capacity The total energy contained in the battery, expressed in Watt-hours. A larger capacity battery will deliver longer battery life, but will add weight and sometimes will extend beyond the edge of the Chromebook.
39.387