Dell Inspiron 20 3043 Review: An innovative desktop-tablet hybrid

By Jayesh Shinde | Updated Apr 16 2015
Dell Inspiron 20 3043 Review: An innovative desktop-tablet hybrid
DIGIT RATING
61 /100
  • design

    50

  • performance

    66

  • value for money

    76

  • features

    52

  • PROS
  • Good build quality
  • 20-inch touch-screen
  • 3H 55 mins of battery life
  • CONS
  • Screen attracts finger prints
  • Slow performer

Verdict

The Dell Inspiron 20 3043 is a basic all-in-one. Being a Pentium dual-core paired with a slow hard drive, it’s no surprise this Dell AIO doesn’t offer anything but basic performance. It’s battery life of 3 hours 55 minutes is the only bright spot in an otherwise drab performer.

Dell Inspiron 20 3043 detailed review

This is no normal all-in-one desktop computer from Dell. Equipped with a 19-inch multitouch screen and a built-in battery, and a photo frame shell, this AIO can very well transform itself as a giant tablet – a feat worthy of a second look. Its build quality is quite good, and its kickstand (supported by a strong spring) is made of metal and feels much sturdier than most plastic ones we’ve seen on competing AIOs. It allows the screen to tilt back to a large degree, and the stand can also hide within the back panel to essentially the AIO into a 20-inch touch-enabled Windows tablet. The screen’s glossy surface attracts fingerprints, however it performs well when it comes to touch input. But on all other parameters (brightness, contrast, etc), its performance is average. 


The keyboard is very nice to type on, however the mouse design could’ve been better. There isn’t any perceptible lag on both input devices as they connect wirelessly. Audio is loud on the Inspiron 20, but it’s not great. Being a Pentium dual-core paired with a slow hard drive, it’s no surprise this Dell AIO doesn’t offer anything but basic performance. It’s battery life of 3 hours 55 minutes is the only bright spot in an otherwise drab performer. Great start as a concept coming to life, this machine, with scope for improvement.

Dell Inspiron 20 3043 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹27990
Release Date: 02 Apr 2015
Market Status: Launched

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Dell Inspiron 20 3043

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