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Dell - Inspiron 2-in-1 13.3" 4K Ultra HD Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 174 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent, Speedy, Useful, Beautiful 4k Laptop

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    TotalLegend
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    :: The Search. I've spent about a week researching laptops to replace my long dead XPS 17" from back in the dark ages of 2012, and I have become somewhat of an expert on laptops from various manufacturers. This time I wanted something smaller and much more mobile with the intent on using it primarily for getting away from home, away from the internet, and focus solely on my writing and digital art. I intend on creating my graphic novel with this machine. After a lot of headaches from my research, going back and forth between reviews on websites, and watching countless videos on YouTube, I ended up purchasing this laptop, which I might add is the Inspiron 7000 13" 8th Gen Intel, 7386 model released Oct. 2018 (for some reason this costs hundreds MORE on Dell.com vs. Bestbuy.com). Just some quick out-of-the-way points: - It comes with 16GB, but you CANNOT upgrade the RAM on this year/model, but you CAN upgrade the M.2 PCIe SSD. Since I use "the cloud" for files and entertainment, storage is not an issue; the M.2 SSD speed is fast. - It has a full 4k 60Hz screen (Windows 10 default is set to 300% zoom which can be changed back to 100%), excellent wide viewing angles and it can get really bright in a sun-in-your-face kind of way without washing out the colors. The image quality and overall quality of the screen is quite unbelievable. Very excellent pixel density. - This DID come with an Active Pen (basic - white). The original page details didn't include that it came with one, so I bought the Premium pen from Dell (black), and because of that I never used the included pen. However the Premium pen from Dell works flawlessly, it's smooth and it feels very good when gripping. - Screen drawing with the Pen is surprisingly very nice, it feels natural, and works well with Photoshop and Krita. - The "real-life" battery life is not bad, nor great. Even turning down the brightness, turning off Bluetooth, WiFi, and just typing might provide about 5 hours of battery life (about 3 hours using Photoshop or Krita), but still much more than my Macbook Pro. - I am having an issue when closing the laptop lid, it remains on and it drains the battery (might be a settings issue, I just can't seem to find it). And it's inconsistent, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I have to turn it off all the way to save power, but right now it's not an issue since it boots up very quickly. :: The Experience. First I have to say that the pictures do not do it justice. It actually looks slimmer and smaller in person than it does in the pictures. Some of the pictures made it look chunkier and more rounded off on the corners than I'd like, but aesthetically speaking, seeing it in person is very pleasing once you unbox it and hold it in front of you. For the first few days I didn't want to touch it much because I didn't want to ruin it with fingerprints, smudges and dust. But I had to use it right? A 13" inch laptop in my opinion is perfect. I had some doubts that it would not be big enough screen wise, but I was wrong and this is just excellent. The low profile, low bezel look is most excellent. In the dark, it almost looks like an XPS and it's very comparable to the XPS in style. This laptop is very compact, it's 3 pounds light (but still feels hefty), the build quality is really good, it doesn't feel like its made up of cheap plasticky parts. The keys are backlit and you can choose from lights on, to brighter lights, to completely off. The keys have a good feel to them, and in my opinion much nicer than the Macbook Pro's keys. The spacing is good and the responsiveness is good. The track pad physically looks and feels nice, but it's easy to get lost when moving around and clicking (or tapping once on the main pad to simulate a click). Since I have a small Bluetooth mouse, I haven't used the track pad much. Because this is a 2-In-1, the hinges are pretty tough, so trying to open this with one hand isn't an easy task, but if you're like me, you'll try to find a way to open it with as little fingers as possible to avoid smudging it. It's a bit annoying at first but you'll get over it. :p Using it as a Tablet is about what you'd expect it to be, just a very thick tablet with a super nice screen. The keys are disabled when you flip it so you don't have to worry about accidentally pressing them and causing issues. Flipping it in the tent position is very useful for when you're drawing, as if it were a dedicated drawing tablet. And it works well in the kitchen while cooking and watching video tutorials. The built-in audio is really good for something this small. I expected below average tiny sound, but it actually has some range, and a bit of a kick to it -- a has more bass than I expected it to have. Overall it provides very clear, clean audio. :: Real World Use. Setting it up was a breeze, you get the standard Cortana introduction with Windows 10, you can set up the fingerprint scanner (which works very well) and you can set a Password and a PIN as backups. Right away I went from unboxing it, awe-ing it, to actually using it. Of course early on I did all the updates I could to make sure it was at it's best, and that wasn't an issue either. When I got setup, I installed some important apps such as Scrivener (1.9) for writing, Adobe Photoshop CC and Krita 4. These apps, which can be intensive, all perform very well on this Inspiron, much better than I expected it. Although I almost got a cheaper unit since I mostly intend on writing, I felt it was worth the extra money for the art I needed to produce. Just note that an issue with Scrivener 1.9 and newer laptops, causing them to freeze up or lag, is not the laptop's fault. I talked to the Scrivener support and the problem is that the old (current 1.9) Windows version uses an old version of "QT" that is no longer updated, Scrivener's Fullscreen uses this, but I can confirm that Scrivener Beta 3 fixes this issue. The 2-in-1 feature, turning it into a tablet or even a drawing tablet, I originally thought was going to be a gimmick, however just one quick drawing session changed my mind permanently. Now I am wondering how in the world I was able to live without such a feature. For awhile I was exploring buying an expensive drawing tablet such as a Wacom Cintiq, however I could never justify buying one simply to attach it to a Mac or PC and work on it as only an extended monitor to draw on. But I did want a draw-on-screen tablet, so I thought the investment, just a few hundred more compared to the non 2-in-1, would be worth it if it worked, and not a great loss if it didn't (after all I would still have a powerful useful laptop). I am glad I made this decision. Excellent drawing screen. I also mulled my options on a 13" vs 15" or 17". For me, I can say that 13" is perfect. Not too small as I thought it would be, but not too big and cumbersome to deal with when it comes to drawing. I have not used the camera, or the SD Card, USB ports and Headphone jack, but I have used Bluetooth on it with a wireless mouse and the performance is flawless; also the WiFi connectivity is flawless as well. After playing around with this laptop for about a week, and even taken it on an away trip, I can say that I am loving this more and more, and in fact I love it way more than any Macbook Pro I ever had. It looks nicer, it performs better, and it has better features. And this is coming from someone who grew up on Macs all his life, and still uses them at work for Web Application Development. :: Conclusion. I would 110% recommend this Dell Inspiron 7000 13" (7386) to anyone, coming from the perspective of an Apple user, a Web App Developer, a 20-year IT Tech Veteran, a 3D modeler, a Writer and soon-to-be Graphic Novel Artist. It's a stylish, beautiful and very functional piece of tech. I only wish I could afford a second one for my wife. Perhaps in due time, unless Santa Dell wants to surprise me this Xmas. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly What I Was Looking For

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    BritishBakingShow
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    I have been using this for about two weeks, and I am thrilled with this laptop. 4K touchscreen, 8th gen i7, fantastic trackpad, incredibly fast SSD, and 16GB of RAM. I am used to using my Samsung ATIV Book 6, and I hated it for the entirety of my experience with it. Touchscreen never worked, phantom screen touches that would open programs, atrocious trackpad, and very slow. There is no reason to get a laptop with a hard drive anymore - SSD is simply worlds better. If you're concerned with space, get an external drive. This laptop starts instantly, Windows 10 is incredible, and there isn't much I would complain about. Battery life could be a bit better, but it is manageable with the battery saver and using lower brightness. I use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom (with the included Dell pen, which is awesome). It's perfect for what I use it for. I often find myself using it in the tent mode with it in my lap. My wife tried to get me to buy a MacBook Pro - but the specs don't add up to what this offers. Plus the Mac doesn't have a touchscreen or the 2-in-1 capabilities. Pass. I was also able to price match a few days after I bought it! Couldn't be happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great Performance

    Posted
    NinjaPanda
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    I went into Best Buy about 2 months ago, knowing that I needed a new Laptop, and having a few basic features I wanted, but not sure which brand to get. With the help of a great Floor Clerk, I was able to get this beauty, and haven't regretted it yet! It starts up fast, works smooth, and is easy to navigate. When I first turned it on, the speakers didn't really work, but then I, "tried turning it off and on again" and SHAZAAM! It hasn't had an issue since. Battery life is pretty good, and recharges SO QUICKLY. Literally I can have half a battery of power, plug it in, and it's fully charged in not even 15min. The touch screen has had a few issues where it didn't always register, but nothing big or really a hassle. Overall I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hits the Mark

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    photoman
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    I wanted a replacement laptop that could process my RAW photos quickly from various inputs, great graphics, fast processor, and lightweight. This laptop hit the mark at just under $1K. I setup a test scenario where each laptop I chose had to import (direct connect using USB-C and Micro SD) and process 27 RAW files. The test included a Lenovo 15.6 Yoga with 2GB dedicated graphics card and 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Apple Mac Air with 8GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, and finally this Dell. The Dell bested them all. I will put it to the ultimate test when I head to Alaska soon. The only downside is the small 13.3 display when developing my photos in Lightroom and Photoshop Elements. I will have to do more zooming than when using my 27” AIO at home. It may be necessary to tweak the Properties of certain applications to handle the 4K resolution. Google it to find the solution.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Price and Power

    Posted
    FaithfullyYours
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    Beautiful screen with excellent image quality and bright enough for outdoor use. Powerful enough to do almost anything in a fast and reliable manner. You can take notes. The stylus nice and Wi-fi is fast. The battery life can be improved a bit but use battery saver mode when falling below 50% and it may give you 8 hours easily. Dell mobile connect is excellent to keep your phone connected to the desktop at ease. Dell has excellent customer support. BestBuy offers this in a incredible price. A little heavy but sturdy and strong. You can't go wrong with this one. Buy this and won't need a laptop for at least 5 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Portable 2-in-1

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    Tortugaboy
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    Bought this for my son, for use in college. I had a chance to use it for a short time and I am very impressed with the touch screen, the vibrant 4K resolution, the performance of the speedy Core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM along with the quick SSD. It reminds me of my Dell XPS 15 in a smaller, much more portable form factor, with high-quality features. My son loves everything about it, especially the thin and light ultrabook size and the tablet functions. I would highly recommend this laptop to anyone looking for impressive performance in a small, versatile package. Very sharp looking in black!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quick little laptop

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    Dave
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    Bought this for school and future job. Got a great deal as as open box item. Pricey but powerful. The fingerprint reader is a little finicky but that’s honestly the only negative thing I can think of. Boots up in no time and easy to slip into a bag for work or class. It’s a little heavy for how small it is and it took some getting used to having a small screen. Wish I could find one with 10 key but it’s a great purchase overall. I’m not a computer wiz but the memory is higher And bigger ssd than other ones and seems to make a difference compared to others I have owned in the past.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It Does What I Want

    Posted
    marebaku5
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    Some ten years ago I purchased a tablet to record photographs taken in and around the world. Obviously, it's not quite up to snuff now. So a new computer, lighter in weight and fast was/is in order. The Dell meets all of my requirements. No regrets and, given severe weight limitations on domestic flights within Tanzania, it might well become my computer of choice back home in the future..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I hated laptops! But then I bought this one!

    Posted
    DylanT
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    - VERY fast - Finger print scanner VERY responsive and handy - Slim build - Great multitasking - Amazing touch pad gestures - BEST Camera I've ever seen on a laptop - Touch screen is great - Dell mobile connect is AWESOME Minimal Complaints: - opening after sleep is a tad slow (5-10) seconds - Battery life could be better (but can be adjusted to last longer)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product Overall

    Posted
    Gilmore
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    I bought two of these for my sales reps and now looking at a 3rd for myself. Set up was simple, not overloaded with a bunch of useless software. The stylus has not been too useful and does not have a dock located on the computer, so it will probably disappear quickly. Other than that, 100% would recommend to anyone, especially at the new price of $699.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High performance and Amazing value

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    808user
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    I love this 2-in-1. It’s powerful, portable, lightweight and looks super stylish. Puts out 4K video to HDMI and has a backlit keyboard for night time computing and a convertible screen for tablet mode. It also has a 250GB SSD drive so programs open extremely fast as well as super fast boot ups and shutdowns. You cant find a cheaper laptop with all those features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Dell laptop

    Posted
    Ngoclan
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    l - Inspiron 2-in-1 13.3" 4K Ultra HD Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Black Dell Inspiron Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop: Optimize your work space with this 13.3-inch Dell Inspiron notebook computer. The Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM run Windows 10 programs smoothly

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Quality Laptop

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    Twoods
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    This laptop is overall amazing. With its SSD the boot-up speed is excellent and the processors inside make it a very fluid experience when navigating the user interface. I would definitely recommend this for anyone willing to spend a little more money for a great quality laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good all around computer

    Posted
    mjfrost
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    Bought this for my Wife as she travels often for her work. She loves it. Light weight, fast, responsive, has good battery life and the 4K touch screen is great for watching movies on the plane and editing video. All around it is a solid computer for a mid level user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tec

    Posted
    Bimflip
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    I got this with a HUGE discount online and even without it, it's a great little 2in1. 4k screen and fast. The fan does kick in a bit more than I would like and battery is lower than some other models. But neither are that bad for MY use and well worth the price I paid for it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Budget friendly and powerful

    Posted
    Caleb
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    This is an amazing laptop! The touch screen is very accurate, especially when you are using the included smart stylus. 4K display puts off a beautiful image and is easy on the eyes. Intel i7 and 16gb of RAM makes gives this thing the power you need to get the job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Handles everything I throw at it!

    Posted
    DaveDude
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    Got this laptop for doing some heavy video and photo editing and it has everything flawlessly. The only “issue” is that it does run loud and somewhat hot when I’m doing big renders but that’s not a big issue to me. Would totally recommend this product if you’re lucking a well priced beast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

    Posted
    AMW54
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    Staff helped me decide what I needed based on my input. I got it home and it was just what I needed - smaller and lighter weight for me to carry with me to meetings and travelling but still powerful enough to do all the work I need to do - data analyses, writing, web-based work - and more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    Posted
    Mike
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    I bought this for family. It had all the specs i was looking for and was on sale at a decent price. I like that it is lightweight and fast. The screen is a bit small but thats what we wanted. To each their own but if you’re fine with 13” then its a good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop

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    SocalMarty
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    I bought the laptop for my son to finish his last year of high school and to take to college. While it more than meets his needs for academics he thinks it's a great system for gaming. The long battery life is one one of the key features we really like.

    I would recommend this to a friend