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Dell Inspiron Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1 Laptop Setup Guide PDF

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Inspiron 3181 2-in-1 Setup and Specifications

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2018 - 07

Rev. A00

Contents

1 Set up your Chromebook................................................................................................................................5

2 Chromebook recovery....................................................................................................................................6 Recovering the Chromebook............................................................................................................................................6

Step 1: Check for the "Chrome OS is missing or damaged" message...................................................................6 Step 2: Create the recovery USB flash drive or SD card........................................................................................6 Reinstall the Chrome Operating System................................................................................................................... 7 "Chrome OS verification is turned off" Message..................................................................................................... 7 Troubleshooting Tips....................................................................................................................................................8

3 Views of Inspiron 3181 2-in-1.......................................................................................................................... 9 Front.................................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Right.................................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Left..................................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Base....................................................................................................................................................................................10 Display................................................................................................................................................................................. 11 Bottom................................................................................................................................................................................ 11 Modes................................................................................................................................................................................ 12

Notebook..................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Tablet............................................................................................................................................................................ 12 Stand............................................................................................................................................................................ 12 Tent...............................................................................................................................................................................13

4 Specifications of Inspiron 3181 2-in-1............................................................................................................ 14 Computer model............................................................................................................................................................... 14 Dimensions and weight.................................................................................................................................................... 14 Processors......................................................................................................................................................................... 14 Chipset...............................................................................................................................................................................15 Operating system..............................................................................................................................................................15 Memory..............................................................................................................................................................................15 Ports and connectors.......................................................................................................................................................15 Communications............................................................................................................................................................... 16

EthernetWireless module...........................................................................................................................................16 Audio.................................................................................................................................................................................. 16 Storage...............................................................................................................................................................................17 Media-card reader............................................................................................................................................................ 17 Keyboard............................................................................................................................................................................ 17

Keyboard...................................................................................................................................................................... 17 Camera...............................................................................................................................................................................19 Touchpad...........................................................................................................................................................................20

Touchpad.....................................................................................................................................................................20 Power adapter...................................................................................................................................................................21 Battery............................................................................................................................................................................... 21

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Display............................................................................................................................................................................... 22 Video..................................................................................................................................................................................23 Computer environment................................................................................................................................................... 23

5 Contacting Dell............................................................................................................................................ 24

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Set up your Chromebook 1 Connect the power adapter and press the power button.

NOTE: To conserve battery power, the battery might enter power saving mode. Connect the power adapter and press the power button to turn on the computer.

2 On the Welcome screen, select your language, keyboard layout, and choose which network to which the device will be connected. If the network is secure, you will need to enter the proper password. After making these choices, click Let's go.

3 The next screen will display the Chrome OS terms of agreement. There will be a check box to allow automatic usage statistics and crash reports to be sent to Google. You may choose to opt out of this if you wish. You must click Accept and continue to complete the setup.

4 The next screen allows you to sign in using your Google account. If you do not have a Google account, you can create one at this point or you can choose to continue and browse as a guest.

NOTE: When the device is set for enterprise enrollment, you will not be able to register the device until you coordinate with your network administrator or cancel enterprise enrollment by pressing CTRL + Alt + E.

5 After entering your Google account information, you should be at the Chrome desktop. There will be icons for Google Apps, the Chrome Browser, Gmail, Google Search (which also launches the Chrome Browser), Google Docs, You Tube, and the Get Started app.

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Chromebook recovery This page contains information about recovering Dell Chromebook.

Recovering the Chromebook Install a new version of the Chrome operating system on your Chromebook by going through the recovery process. You may want to go through this process if you are having problems updating your Chromebook or if it stops working.

NOTE: All account information and data stored on your Chromebook, such as photos, downloaded files, and saved networks, will be deleted. Owner privileges for your primary account will also be reset. However, the actual Google Accounts and any data synced to these accounts are not affected by the recovery process. After the recovery process is complete, you will be guided through the initial setup again.

Prerequisites:

Before starting this process, you need the following:

A Chrome device, Windows, Mac, or the Linux computer with administrative rights.

A 4 GB or larger USB flash drive or SD card.

Step 1: Check for the "Chrome OS is missing or damaged" message If you see this message, you can first try to perform a hard reset on your Chromebook by pressing Refresh + Power. If you still see this message after performing a hard reset, please proceed to Step 2.

If you see the Chrome OS verification is turned off message, refer to Chrome OS verification is turned off message section below.

Step 2: Create the recovery USB flash drive or SD card Insert a USB flash drive or SD card into your computer and follow the instructions below:

Table 1. Chromebook recovery

Operating System Instructions

Chrome Device Instructions

Create a recovery flash drive by using the Image Burner. The tool may not be available in all languages.

1 Type chrome://imageburner into the omnibox (browser's address bar) .

2 Run the tool and follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

NOTE: When recovering your Chromebook, make sure to create the recovery flash drive on the same model.

Windows Instructions 1 Click this link to download the Recovery Tool.

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Operating System Instructions

2 Run the tool and follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

3 After you recover your Chromebook, you must format your USB flash drive or SD card using the Recovery Tool. If you do not format your USB flash drive or SD card, you will not be able to use all the storage space on your external device. Additionally, your USB flash drive or SD card may not be recognizable by Windows.

Mac Instructions

Create a recovery flash drive by using the Recovery Tool. The tool may not be available in all languages.

1 Click this link to download the Recovery Tool.

2 Run the tool and follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

After the process is complete, you might see an alert saying your USB drive or SD card is unreadable. If this fails, try removing and reinserting your USB drive or SD card. Your USB drive or SD card should now be ready to use for recovery.

Linux Instructions

Create a recovery flash drive by using the Recovery Tool. The tool may not be available in all languages.

1 1.Click this link to download the Recovery Tool.

2 Modify the script permissions to allow execution with the following command: $ & sudo chmod 755 linux_recovery.sh.

3 Run the script with root privileges with the following command:$ sudo bash linux_recovery.sh.

4 Follow the prompts from the tool to complete building the operating system image.

Reinstall the Chrome Operating System 1 Start your Chromebook.

2 When the Chrome OS is missing or damaged screen appears, insert the USB flash drive or SD card you created into the USB port or SD card slot on your Chrome device.

3 Wait for the Chromebook to boot up from the flash drive.

4 Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

5 On successful installation of the Chrome operating system, you will be prompted to remove the USB flash drive or SD card.

6 Remove the USB flash drive or SD card when prompted, and your Chromebook will automatically restart.

You should now be able to start your Chromebook as normal. Because the data stored on your Chromebook has been cleared, you will need to go through the initial setup again. Make sure you sign in with your primary Google Account, because this account will be set as the owner account.

"Chrome OS verification is turned off" Message By default, Chromebooks are set to the normal user mode. If you've set the user mode to developer mode instead, you'll see a screen with the message "Chrome OS verification is turned off" when you start up. Use the developer mode if you want to test your own version of the Chrome operating system.

Press Ctrl+D to enter developer mode. If you press the space bar instead, you'll see a screen asking to recover your device.

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Troubleshooting Tips

Table 2. Troubleshooting tips

Question Solution

I am unable to recover my Chromebook To help ensure that you are running the latest version of Chrome OS once you recover your Chromebook, we recommend creating the recovery media with the latest version of Chrome OS and avoid using recovery media that may contain an older version of the operating system.

An error message An unexpected error has occurred. Try the following steps:

1 Confirm that you successfully completed all instructions exactly as specified in Step 2: Create the recovery USB flash drive or SD card above.

2 Try using a different USB stick or SD card.

3 If the problem persists, contact Google Chrome support team.

An error message You are using an out-of-date Chrome OS recovery image.

You should download an up-to date recovery image. Simply follow all the instructions exactly as specified in Step 2 above.

You successfully recovered your Chromebook but now you can not use your USB or SD card with Windows

After you have completed recovery, you need to format your USB or SD card using the recovery tool.

You successfully recovered your Chromebook but now Windows does not recognize the whole size of the USB or SD card used for recover.

After you have completed recovery, you need to format your USB or SD card using the recovery tool.

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Front

1 Speakers

Provide audio output.

Right

1 Headset port

Connect headphones or a headset (headphone and microphone combo).

2 Power and battery-status light

Indicates the power state and battery state of the computer.

Solid whitePower adapter is connected and the battery is charging.

Solid amberBattery charge is low or critical.

OffBattery is fully charged.

3 Power button

Press to turn on the computer if it is turned off, in sleep state, or in hibernate state.

Press to put the computer in sleep state if it is turned on.

Press and hold to force shut-down the computer.

NOTE: You can customize the power-button behavior in Power Options. For more information, see Me and My Dell at www.dell.com/support/manuals.

4 Volume-control button

Press to increase or decrease the volume.

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5 Security-cable slot (for Noble locks)

Connect a security cable to prevent unauthorized movement of your computer.

Left

1 Power-adapter port

Connect a power adapter to provide power to your computer.

2 microSD-card slot

Insert a microSD card to expand the computers storage capacity.

3 HDMI port

Connect to a TV or another HDMI-in enabled device. Provides video and audio output.

4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (2)

Connect peripherals such as external storage devices and printers. Provides data transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps.

Base

1 Left-click area

Press to left-click.

2 Touchpad

Move your finger on the touchpad to move the mouse pointer. Tap to left-click and two finger tap to right-click.

3 Right-click area

Press to right-click.

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Display

1 Camera

Enables you to video chat, capture photos, and record videos.

2 Camera-status light

Turns on when the camera is in use.

3 Microphone

Provides digital sound input for audio recording, voice calls, and so on.

Bottom

1 Service Tag label

The Service Tag is a unique alphanumeric identifier that enables Dell service technicians to identify the hardware components in your computer and access warranty information.

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Modes

Notebook

Tablet

Stand

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Tent

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Specifications of Inspiron 3181 2-in-1

Computer model Inspiron 3181 2-in-1

Dimensions and weight

Table 3. Dimensions and weight

Height:

Front 20.75 mm (0.81 in)

Rear 20.75 mm (0.81 in)

Width 303.80 mm (11.96 in)

Depth 207.90 mm (8.18 in)

Weight (maximum) 1.44 kg (3.17 lb)

NOTE: The weight of your computer depends on the configuration ordered and the manufacturing variability.

Processors

Table 4. Processor specifications

Processor Intel Celeron Processor N3060

Wattage 6 W

Core count/Thread count 2/2

Speed Up to 1.6 GHz, 2.48 GHz Boost

L2 cache 2 MB

L3 cache Not supported

Integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 400 GPU

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Chipset

Table 5. Chipset specifications

Chipset Integrated on the processor

DRAM bus width 64 bits

Flash EPROM 8 MB

PCIe bus Up to Gen2

External bus frequency Up to 5 GT per second

Operating system Chrome OS

Memory

Table 6. Memory specifications

Slots On board RAM

Type LPDDR3

Speed 1600 MHz

Maximum memory 4 GB

Ports and connectors

Table 7. Ports and connectors specifications

External:

USB Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports

Audio One Microphone/headphone/headset Combo port

Video One HDMI-out 1.4 port

Memory card reader One MicroSD-card slot

Power adapter port One power-adapter port

Security Noble lock

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Communications

Ethernet

Table 8. Ethernet specifications

Model number Not supported

Transfer rate Not supported

Wireless module

Table 9. Wireless module specifications

Model number Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

Transfer rate 867 Mbps

Frequency bands supported 2.4 GHz/5 GHz

Wireless standards Wi-Fi 802.11ac

Encryption 64-bit/128-bit WEP

AES-CCMP

TKIP

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2

Audio

Table 10. Audio specifications

Type High-Definition-Audio

Controller Realtek ALC3256

Stereo conversion Supported

Internal interface 12S

External interface Headset combo jack (stereo headphones/microphone-in)

Speakers Supported

Internal speaker amplifier Supported

External volume controls Supported

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Speaker output:

Average 2 W

Peak 2.5 W

Subwoofer output Not supported

Microphone Supported

Storage

Table 11. Storage specifications

Storage type Interface type Capacity

One embedded multimedia card (eMMC) eMMC 32 GB

64 GB

Media-card reader

Table 12. Media-card reader specifications

Type One MicroSD-card slot

Cards supported MicroSD

Keyboard

Table 13. Keyboard specifications

Type Standard non-backlit keyboard

Layout QWERTY

Number of keys United States and Canada: 74 keys

United Kingdom: 75 keys

Size X = 19.05 mm key pitch

Y = 18.05 mm key pitch

Keyboard Dell Chromebook keyboards have a few extra features to help you browse the web effortlessly and efficiently. The keyboard contains a dedicated search key and a new row of web shortcut keys. A standard USB Windows keyboard can also be used with the Chromebook,

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using the same keyboard shortcuts. The image below shows the keyboard layout.

Keyboard keys function

The Chrome device keyboard is designed to help you get to the things you need the most. The table below is an overview of the special keys on the top row of the keyboard:

Table 14. Special keys

Special keys

Go to the previous page in browser history

Go to the next page in browser history

Reload current page

Enter Immersive mode, which hides the tabs and launcher

Enter Overview mode, which shows all windows

Decrease screen brightness

Increase screen brightness

Mute

Decrease the volume

Increase the volume

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Special keys

Search applications and the web at the same time. On a Chromebook, this key is on the side, where the Caps Lock key is normally located.

Keyboard shortcut keys

Table 15. Shortcut keys

Shortcut keys

Function Combination keys

Page up Press Alt and the up arrow

Page down Press Alt and the down arrow

Home Press Ctrl+Alt, and the up arrow

End Press, Ctrl+Alt and the down arrow

Delete Press Alt+Backspace

Toggle the bookmark bar Ctrl+Shift+B

Search current webpage Ctrl+F

Open a new tab Ctrl+T

Open a new window Ctrl+N

Open the link you clicked in a new background tab Press Alt and click a link

Switch to next tab Ctrl+Tab

Switch to next window Switch to next window

Sign out of Google Account Ctrl+Shift+Q

Close current tab Ctrl+W

To see more shortcuts, simply press Ctrl+Alt+? To open the keyboard viewer on your screen.

Camera

Table 16. Camera specifications

Number of cameras One

Type One HD fixed focus

Location Front

Sensor type CMOS sensor technology

Resolution:

Still image 1280 x 720 (HD)

Video 1280 x 720 (HD) at 30 fps

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Diagonal viewing angle: 75.2 degrees

Touchpad

Table 17. Touchpad specifications

Resolution

Horizontal 3061

Vertical 1637

Dimensions:

Horizontal 100 mm (3.93 in)

Vertical 55 mm (2.16 in)

Touchpad This page contains information for Dell Chromebook touchpad gestures.

The following table lists some gestures and actions supported by the Chromebook touchpad:

Table 18. Touch pad gestures

Touchpad gestures

Gestures Explanation

Simply move your finger across the touchpad.

Press down on the lower half of the touchpad. Since tap-to-click is enabled by default, you can quickly tap the touchpad to click.

Click the touchpad with two fingers.

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Touchpad gestures

Place two fingers on the touchpad and move them up and down to scroll vertically, left and right to scroll horizontally. If you have Australian scrolling enabled, move two fingers up to scroll down. (It works in the same way as say, your smartphone or tablet.) If you have multiple browser tabs open, you can also swipe left and right with three fingers to quickly move between tabs.

Swipe Quickly move two fingers left or right to go backward or forward on web pages or while using apps.

Click the item you want to move with one finger. With a second finger, move the item. Release both fingers to drop the item at its new location.

Power adapter

Table 19. Power adapter specifications

Type 65 W

Diameter (connector) 7.4 mm

Input voltage 100 VAC-240 VAC

Input frequency 50 Hz-60 Hz

Input current (maximum) 1.5 A

Output current (continuous) 3.34 A

Rated output voltage 19.50 VDC

Temperature range:

Operating 0C to 40C (32F to 104F)

Storage 40C to 70C (40F to 158F)

Battery

Table 20. Battery specifications

Type 3-cell smart lithium-ion (42 WHr)

Voltage 11.40 VDC

Weight (maximum) 0.2 kg (0.44 lb)

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Dimensions:

Height 5.90 mm (0.23 in)

Width 97.15 mm (3.82 in)

Depth 184.15 mm (7.25 in)

Temperature range:

Operating 0C to 35C (32F to 95F)

Storage 20C to 65C (40F to 149F)

Operating time Varies depending on operating conditions and can significantly reduce under certain power-intensive conditions.

Charging time (approximate) 0~15C : 4 hours

16~60C : 3 hours

46~60C : 3 hours

NOTE: Control the charging time, duration, start and end time, and so on using the Dell Power Manger application. For more information on the Dell Power Manger see, Me and My Dell on https://www.dell.com/

Life span (approximate) 1 year warranty for 300 cycles discharge/charge cycles

Coin-cell battery CR-2032

Display

Table 21. Display specifications

Type 11.6-inch HD touch

Panel technology HD Anti-finger

Luminance (typical) 200 nits

Dimensions (active area):

Height 144 mm (5.70 in)

Width 256.12 mm (10.08 in)

Diagonal 293.83 mm (11.60 in)

Native resolution 1366 x 768

Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 135

Contrast ratio (minimum) 16:9

Response time (maximum) 20 msec rise/fall

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Refresh rate 60 Hz

Horizontal view angle +/-80 degrees

Vertical view angle +/-80 degrees

Pixel pitch 0.1875 mm

Power consumption (maximum) 3.0 W

Anti-glare vs glossy finish Anti-finger

Touch options Yes

Video

Table 22. Integrated graphics specifications

The following table provides the detailed integrated graphics specifications of Inspiron 3181 2-in-1.

Controller External display support Memory size Memory type

Intel HD Graphics One HDMI port Shared system memory

System memory

Computer environment Airborne contaminant level: G1 as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985

Table 23. Computer environment

Operating Storage

Temperature range 0C to 35C (32F to 95F) 40C to 65C (40F to 149F)

Relative humidity (maximum) 10% to 90% (non-condensing) 0% to 95% (non-condensing)

Vibration (maximum) 0.66 GRMS 1.30 GRMS

Shock (maximum) 110 G 160 G

Altitude (maximum) 15.2 m to 3,048 m (50 ft to 10,000 ft) 15.2 m to 10,668 m (50 ft to 35,000 ft)

* Measured using a random vibration spectrum that simulates user environment.

Measured using a 2 ms half-sine pulse when the hard drive is in use.

Measured using a 2 ms half-sine pulse when the hard-drive head is in parked position.

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