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Dell - Inspiron 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Silver-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upper Middle-Class Laptop

    Posted
    mkcar1
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    A nice sturdy well-constructed laptop. If you want a sleek unit that will travel nicely and can do most any business processing - with the occasional game thrown in - this is definitely worth a look. Checking at Dells website there appears to be a few options for configuration such as drive size, memory, screen, etc. https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/new-inspiron-13-7000-2-in-1/spd/inspiron-13-7386-2-in-1-laptop/fncwro001h. This unit has the following specs; 13.3-inch 1080P ISP 2 in 1 touchscreen monitor with pen support. Intel 8th generation I5 1.6GHz Kaby Lake U/Y 14nm processor with 6MB cache, 4 cores and 8 threads. Info at https://ark.intel.com/products/124967/Intel-Core-i5-8250U-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3-40-GHz- 8GB DDR4 2400 MHz memory Dell 066T54 (U3E1) motherboard Intel UHD Graphics 620 (1920X1080@60Hz) WD 256GB PC SN520 NVMe hard drive Intel AC 9560 Dual Band Wireless and Bluetooth. No hardwire option Cinema Color, Stream, Sound 1 USB 3.1 connection 1 USB-C connection HDMI 2.0 out IR camera with 4 element lenses Universal audio jack 3 in 1 micro SD card reader Built in speakers (I believe 2 watts) Windows 10 home Exact dimensions are 0.54” height, 12.11” width, 8.36” depth at 3.08lbs. Positives; It was nicely packaged and was fairly easy to setup. Plug it in, start it up and Cortana (NOT a fan) will walk you thru the setup process. I was up and running within 10 minutes. It is very nice looking with the brushed aluminum case. Heavy duty hinges to allow for tenting, tablet, etc. modes. Screen is as edgeless as it can be for a laptop. The keyboard keys have nice tactile feel and it is backlit - but appears you can only turn on (bright/brighter)/off manually It doesn’t come on automatically if dark. No real “bloat” software to get rid of – mostly windows games. Boots fast – thank you SSD - but I disable anything not really necessary during startup. It is fast processing. Apps open quickly and having multiple windows open is no problem for this laptop. What can you say - its running windows 10 – and runs it well. 1080P screen resolution/color is great for me with nice viewing angle, but a tad “shiny/reflective” screen. Touchscreen works well Using Dell balanced power plan it stated over 9 hours use available fully charged. I got a little less than 8 hours but that was with Bluetooth turned on, which I really did not need during this “test”. With Bluetooth off I got over 10 listed as available processing hours of use The USB ports are fast – especially if you have a USB-C drive/connected device. 1-year mail in warranty Nit-picky negatives; Windows 10 was not activated. I had to run troubleshoot option and it activated. Not sure why? Power cord while a nice length and is 2 pieces with no power block to deal with at plug in – is not 90-degree where it plugs into the laptop? Not a huge deal but makes plugged in footprint larger than it needs to be as cord sticks out from the side of laptop. Also easier to "catch" it on something and damage cord or worse - the laptop. No built-in performance power option that I could find Since this uses I5 Kaby Lake processor and Intel 620 graphics – it falls just short of being a gaming machine but not by much. (See PCMark 10 attachment) No pen included. Only 2 USB connections and they are both a VERY tight fit to use. Make sure you have them all the way in. Also, you can easily get a multiplier and/or a USB C to USB 3.1 convertor to help add flexibility. As usual there is disk space used up for the “backup and reset” functions. In this case the 256GB SSD has 5 partitions; 650MB for windows system info – used by windows internally 224.47GB – actual area to be used by you. But it is bitlocker encrypted – which I find unusual but maybe this is always done by Dell? I may wind up turning this off but will have to do more research. I have windows 10 pro on 2 of my desktops but don’t use bitlocker on either of them. 990MB for WINRETOOLS – windows recovery partition – will be getting rid of this after full disk copy Image – 11.19GB. I will be getting rid of this as soon as I have made a full disk copy. DELLSUPPORT – 1.08GB – another partition that will be going the way of the dodo bird once I make a full disk copy (pic included) The keyboard is not full size – it is 13.3 screen. As such some keys have dual functions controlled by the Fn (function key). Not a big deal but want to mention as it takes a little getting used to especially if you only have used full-size desktop keyboards. Personally, I really like this size and this is my 3rd laptop at around 13”. You can’t beat using it on a plane. Fan can be a little loud at times and it can get hot if sitting on your lap if doing some intensive processing

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The perfect Windows 13.3" convert laptop ever made

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    stevefromtheburbs
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    I have to say, this is frankly the best 13.3" Windows convertible laptop that I've ever seen or used. There are many reasons why, and please let me explain why I say this. The keyboard is much nicer than most small laptop keyboards. It is backlit, but there is also decent feedback from the keys vs. being soft and spongy. The backlight is decent and very effective. The trackpad is similar to a mac and has perfect responsiveness and accuracy. No issues which is where the Windows laptops tend to fall very short. This thing is a speed demon. As a MAC user for home and a Windows user at work, I can say this has every other laptop beat for speed. I've used I7 processor laptops with more RAM and an SSD only to find that they aren't nearly as fast as this. This is a I5 processor with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. For the specs you would not expect this kind of performance. It is amazing. It has USB C and regular USB ports, a micro SD card slot, headphone jack, and a power charging port that is the best I've ever seen. Why? It allows the barrel to go all the way in and doesn't stress as it leans against your leg for example. Most the barrel is too small and wiggles around in the port - not this. Perfect! No more broken off charging port pieces. The screen is a full 1080P and it shows! It renders a beautiful image and watching a movie is amazing. The screen goes out to nearly the edge of 3 sides and very little bezel is there. The bottom has a larger edge and has very sturdy hinges. For those who are used to little 13.3" laptops, not to mention ones that are convertible to tablets, you know how easily the lid becomes loose and the hinges break without too much effort. Not this one. Very decent hinges. The touch screen is responsive and very accurate. Normally I find myself disappointed with these smaller Windows laptop. Not this one. You won't either. For the money, you cannot go wrong. It has so many features you'll be amazed as I have been. Best Buy has a decent return policy, so if you aren't happy, return it. I know I have used this from time to time, one time returning up to six laptops until I found one with the features and price point I was looking for....I thought they'd ban me from the store, but they did not. I can tell you that Dell products last longer than the industry standard of three years. My work issued Dell laptop is on its 4th year and is still going strong. I am not worried about this one at all, very sturdy feel with what appears to be an aluminum and plastic construction. The lid and area around the keyboard seems to be aluminum with a very solid plastic bottom likely to disperse heat. It is thin but yet sturdy. Battery life has been great, so far I've been getting about 5 hours or so doing streaming, web and email, etc. I have absolutlely no "wish list" items for this laptop. Finally a perfect 13.3" Windows laptop that can be used as a tablet (even though I don't normally use this feature).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value! Could be improved..

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    TechMatcher
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    Over my 30 year IT career, I've had the chance to work with dozens of laptops and ultrabooks - each having their own strength's and weaknesses. This Dell 2-1 is very strong in most categories - performance, durability, weight, usability, etc but lacks two things. 1. Why did Dell not include an Active Stylus with this device? One of the main reasons I got a 2 in 1 is to work better on Webex presentations - so I can draw concepts and ideas more easily and accurately. Once I purchase a pen ($50-80), I can update the review but would have liked Dell to include one and make it magnetic (like the Surface) so I have a place to store it. 2. Three sides of the very nice screen have "narrow borders". I pretty much expect all devices to have an edge-to-edge display. The bottom margin is nearly 1 1/4" which to me is an incredible waste of screen space. I'm disappointed with this. Other than that - it's been a solid performing device. Touchscreen is responsive to my fingertips, fingerprint reader works well, touch pad is accurate and quick. Battery life is decent for a 3-cell battery but you'll usually need to carry the charger in your bag. The speakers are underneath on the left and right sides near the front and actually sound pretty good for the location and size. The 360 degree feature is cool - and prompts you to go into tablet mode while also disabling the keyboard at the same time. I'm getting used to using this - but will take time. Primarily - this will be my travel laptop - much easier to work on an airplane with this versus a bigger 15" or 17" laptop. The backlit keyboard will allow me to work without interrupting the next person next to me in the airplane without turning on the overhead light. I too had an Microsoft Windows activation problem initially, but it went away upon my second try. I signed in with my O365 account and installed the apps - and was rolling in no time at all! Overall - highly recommended but purchase an Active Stylus if you want to draw.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, quick student or business machine

    Posted
    enem156
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    I used to be a big fan of Dell, but at some point they became about quantity and not quality.  I'm hoping this machine will turn my impression of them back around.  First impression is positive.  It's smaller size lends it a huge amount of portability.  And at only 0.6" thick and less then 3.25 lbs. it's very easy to slide into a backpack or brief case and not get tired lugging it around. The 1920 X 1080 display is pretty standard on a machine like this.  The resolution and overall size alone make this a productivity machine, as Dell states.  It is not a gaming machine, but with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, an Intel Core i5 1.6GHz processor and a solid state drive, it's set up for speed.  You're not going to be able to store a lot of music or video files on this drive due it's rather small size, but it is nice and should more than keep up with any standard business program or web application. Dell chose to go with a 256GB drive which is twice as large as most of the solid state drives that are included on a machine like this, so that is a big plus. The build quality is decent and looks nice out of the box, although it is silver and looks quite generic because of it, but the metal housing has a good quality look to it.  It has all the basics you need and have come to expect.  HD Web cam, backlit keyboard, memory card reader and dual band wireless, Bluetooth.  And as an added bonus, comes with a built in fingerprint reader.  I/O includes an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, USB 3.1 "C" port, and a headphone/mic port.  So really just the basics here although on a machine of this nature, you do get what you need. I really like the keyboard. The action on the keys is nice, not sloppy or loose feeling at all. The touch pad is one of the nicest I've used. It has a very tactile coating that seems to help the accuracy of the finger movement. I had no trouble scrolling pages or moving the pointer to where I needed it to go. Button action is very solid and I was never guessing at whether my presses registered correctly. The overall speed of the machine is good. Programs opened quickly and didn't lag even when opening several at once. The attention to speed seems to have paid off on this machine, again, this is not a gaming machine so if you're using it as it's intended, then you should have no trouble. Overall, I was pleased using this machine. It was responsive and performed well. The display is adequate and responsive in tablet mode. Time will tell if it keeps up in the reliability department, but I am hopeful it will. A nice machine for students or business professionals.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good Upper-Mid-Range 2-in-1 Laptop

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    The34Car
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    The Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop is a pretty good mid to upper range laptop. It has a minimalistic design in silver with black screen and keys. It has a full HD touchscreen display with about ¼ inch bezels on three sides (the bottom bezel is much larger). The screen is very receptive to touch. There is an integrated webcam, but it doesn’t feature a slider to manually close it when not in use, so you’ll need a piece of tape for that if you’re concerned about privacy. Tablet mode is nice, but when in tablet mode the keyboard is facing downward. I don’t like that design as well as others that fold the keyboard to the inside when in tablet mode. Facing down seems much rougher on the keyboard, especially if you set it on a table instead of your lap. The solid state drive enables fast start up and shutdown and the integrated fingerprint reader is a nice touch to quickly log into your machine. There is support for an active pen, but one is not included so that’s an extra expense if you want one. There is an HDMI port, USB 3.1 port, USB 3.1 Type C port, SD card reader and headphone jack on the sides. The fan is quiet and while the laptop did get warm with intense usage, it wasn’t burning hot. Processing power has been adequate and should be able to handle everything except graphics intensive applications like gaming or autocad. This isn’t the most exciting laptop I’ve used, but it does get the job done for most intents and purposes. I would have liked to have seen an active pen included in the box and a webcam cover, but otherwise it’s a pretty worthy 2-in-1 laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Compact Laptop!

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    Justin
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    This laptop is great for students, traveling, or everyday use due to its size and portability! The design is pretty conservative but still attractive. The thin, silver metal body and compact size make it easy to move around. The keyboard has good travel for being on the smaller side and it is also backlit which makes using it at any time easier. The trackpad has good responsiveness and accuracy. I tend to use a mouse more than the trackpad but I have not had any issues yet. This laptop is pretty fast but that is to be expected. The 8th gen Intel I5 with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD is a decently powerful package. The 8th gen I5’s have become just as powerful as many of the older I7’s of years past which is good to see. Of course solid state drives make almost everything faster which is a must in today computers. The only thing I do not like is the fact by the time the operating system takes up space you are down to roughly 200GB of storage. The SSD is not even 256GB before this so basically you only get 75-80% of space from the advertised amount. Now this is not limited to this laptop but I think it should be a little closer to the rated amount than it is. With that being said I never experienced any slowdowns or lag from day to day tasks but I could see why heavy gaming could pose a problem for this laptop. The 1080p resolution of the screen is very sharp because the screen is only 13.3” This makes for a high PPI ratio which is nearly always better. This laptop has a 3.1 USB Type C and a 3.1 USB port, a micro SD card slot, headphone jack, HDMI, and a power charging port. For me the micro SD card slot is a big feature that you do not see on as many laptops as of late. Great to see it here. Good to see a finger print scanner as well which many more expensive units have been using and it just adds an extra level of security. I would love to try the Dell Premium Active Pen which is sadly not included in the box. Overall I really have enjoyed this laptop in the time I have had. If you are looking for a 2 in 1 with a smaller screen size, I would take a look at this unit. Pros: - Sharp 1080p, 13.3” Screen - 8th Gen I5, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD - Light, Portable size (4.39 lbs!) - USB Type C, USB, HDMI, MicroSD Slots Cons: - Does not include Dell Premium Active Pen

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dell has a winner here.

    Posted
    DanChop
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    While there is plenty of competition in this price range for laptops I have always had good experiences with Dell so I decided to give this one a chance, and I am so glad I did. This is my first 2-in-1 laptop, and so far the versatility has been amazing. You can use it in laptop mode for productivity, tablet mode for browsing the internet, or stand mode for watching videos. Really cool. The build quality is top notch. The inside of the laptop has a brushed stainless look, and feel to it, and it's really quite striking. The outside is a more flat silver. The hardware all seems very high quality - especially the hinges. I am sure they will stand up to years of opening, closing, and folding the laptop with no issues. The backlit keyboard is also a nice touch as it's become somewhat of a requirement for me these days. The performance of this computer is also outstanding. The solid state drive loads Windows very fast. My model has the Core i5 processor with 8gb of RAM, and it's handled everything I can throw at it. Great for multitasking. There is also a micro SD slot, an HDMI out, and a USB C port. If I have one complaint about this computer it was that Cortana guided me through the Windows set up process, and all of her talking was kind of annoying, and long winded to me. At least you only need to set it up once! Dell has a real winner here. They have found a perfect compromise between price, and quality. I would absolutely recommend this laptop to anyone looking for a laptop, a 2-in-1, or basically any computer in this price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    REALLY nice and capable Windows laptop!

    Posted
    stuman74
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    Got this laptop about a week ago and have been putting it through the paces. First off, I really like the sleek and slim design. To me, it's like a Windows version of a MacBook Air based on the fit/finish and weight (was 3.10 lb on my lab scale). Initial setup was a breeze as expected. Really fast speed too! Geekbench 4 trial came in at 4468/15162 which was really impressive for this CPU. After all the long Windows 10 updates, I've been browsing, Microsoft Office apps, photo editing, and little bit of Autodesk Inventor through a few battery cycles. Depending on my activities, I'm getting from a solid 4 hours to about 6 1/2 hours on a full charge. I really like the Touch ID power button. So much faster when logging into the machine! I played around with the touch screen in tablet mode, but really, I prefer my iPad for that and will likely use this more as a traditional laptop. Maybe fold back when watching a long video or something. But 3+ lb as a tablet actually gets a little tiring on the wrist. The screen is really clear and I crank it to high resolution and can still read very clearly. I prefer the glossy screen as well (I know many people don't). Keyboard and track pad, to me, are very comfortable and responsive. Windows customizations work great for gestures and scroll direction. And in the BIOS I toggled the FN keys. Anyway, great laptop for general and some light CAD use!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Slim Form, Great Performance, Runs A Bit Warm

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    EricJay
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    This Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 Laptop provides a good deal of power and performance in a slim, sleek device. Out of the box, I found a machine that feels solidly built (including the hinges, which are particularly important on a 2-in-1 device), has a bright, clear screen, comfortable keyboard, and responsive touch pad. The touch-screen is responsive as well, and while a pen is supported, there's not one included. As an added creature comfort, the keyboard lighting is adjustable (off/low/high). The power button doubles as a fingerprint reader, which makes for an easy way to login to Windows with one touch. Portability was a clear focus with this form factor. There's not a lot of bulk or wasted space, and the laptop is very thin, making it easy to take slip into a sleeve or laptop compartment. The device converts quickly between standard laptop mode, tent-stand mode (convenient for watching media or a presentation around a small table, or tablet mode (one that's thicker and heavier than a standalone tablet, though). The trade-off for such portability is that the battery life is solid but maybe not good enough for "all day" performance without access to a power outlet. Also, instead of a whole assortment ports, you get one each of USB-A and USB-C, an HDMI port, a headset jack that combines mic and speaker, and an SD card slot. As far as performance, I've been impressed so far. I get snappy response with no lag or hesitation whether I'm writing/editing documents, crunching numbers in large/complex spreadsheets, editing or presenting slides, or streaming media. The downsides for this laptop have been minor. First, it gets a bit hot on the bottom when it's working hard. I've made sure that if I'm using it in standard laptop mode, I keep it on a firm surface to allow airflow underneath. Second, I really wish the power cord had a right-angle connector where it met the side of the laptop. Instead, it sticks straight out the side of the machine, which (at least the way I use it), means that it's prone to getting jostled, caught, pushed, etc. and I'm worried the port will get worn down over time. Overall, I'm happy with this Inspiron laptop. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a slim, portable device without compromising performance, so long as battery life that's good but not "all day strong" isn't a deal-breaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love This Laptop! Another Dell Work Horse

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    Thel56
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    Dell is my first choice in computers whether a laptop or desktop and I've had a few of each. (Dell also offers relatively cheap extended factory direct warranties which I've always bought but never needed to use.) My past Inspiron proved to be a work horse and this new model appears to be one too. The Intel Core i5 processor is fast and one of the best made in my non-tech opinion as I've had a few of them over the years. This is the second solid state Dell computer for me with the other being a one year old desktop and I'm looking forward to long lives from each. I keep most of my computers 5 years but I typically have them built and customized to my needs. This laptop came pre-programmed but so far so good. Haven't noticed a tremendous amount of pre-installed 'junk'. As I've had this laptop only a month, I haven't used all its features yet such as writing/drawing on the touch screen or utilizing the camera. What I have used I love! I like that it's a convertible screen that completely folds. The backlit keyboard is nice to the touch with raised keys. There is no DVD/CD drive. There are 2 mini-SD drive slots, a mini-HDMI slot and a USB port. The computer is relatively lightweight, thin and easy to carry through airport lines and takes up only a small amount of space in carry on bags. I bought this for travel and the 13 inch screen is perfect my purposes. The battery life is quite long (at least 10 hours excluding gaming/streaming). It came with Windows 10 installed. I bought this as an open box item as it was a terrific value and looked fresh from the factory. It's definitely worth paying full price though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE! DO NOT BUY!

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    Natalie
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    I bought this laptop as an emergency purchase because my last laptop (an hp) died a month before my college finals were due. Rather than borrowing one from a family member, or buying a crappy one to get by, I thought this one had all the specs I might need for a future career. This laptop worked great up until the New Year when the touchscreen began to show mysterious contact points. Multiple windows opened and when the internet loaded, multiple website links were clicked in such rapid succession that I was powerless to stop it. When the battery finally died, I recharged it then restarted it without the glitch. After a few moments it happened again! I managed to shut it down and restart before the "ghost tapping" took over, and disabled the touch screen. I had forgotten about the feature until today, 2 months later, and enabled it to see what would happen. Within a few minutes, the screen went haywire again, opening windows, zooming in on others. In the picture, you can see the pressure points above my icon in the center and to the left of the screen. I've HAD IT with this laptop and am taking it in to see what Best Buy will do for me. I want a full refund but we all know that's not likely.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      YourDellTeam

      Hi Natalie,

      Thanks for your review. We're sorry to hear about the way that your computer has been acting with your touchscreen. If you'd like to try to recalibrate your touchscreen you can follow these steps:

      1. Restart the Computer and the Monitor
      2. Recalibrate the touch-screen. Steps to calibrate touch-screen:
      3. Go to Control Panel and select Tablet PC Settings.
      4. Under Display tab, select Calibrate.
      5. Choose Pen or Touch input.
      6. Perform the point calibration that appears on the screen to correct the linearity problems.
      7. Save the calibrated data.

      You can read the full article here - http://dell.to/2uLztub.

      We hope that these steps help prevent the ghost tapping in the future.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice but flawed

    Posted
    Reddog
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    The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 has a lot of potential but it misses what it takes to be a great 2-in-1. To start with the hardware here is actually very good. 8GB of ram, 250GB SSD, full HD 1080p IPS touchscreen and an 8th Gen Intel i5 processor with 4 cores and 8 threads. Simply this is a much more powerful notebook than most you could have bought just a year ago. It is thin and lite and really does most tasks very well. So what's missing, well the battery life really isn’t close to class leading. The two things you want to get right in such a portable package, a great screen and great battery life. The screen is just fine and is sharp and clear so I have no complaints and the hinges feel like they will hold up well. But the 4 to 5 hours of battery life is a big disappointment. It could really use a few more hours so it can a least get you through a long flight. The power supply brick is very small so at least keeping it close by won’t be hard. I would have traded a little more weight to have more on-board battery life. Unfortunately that is actually not the biggest problem I have with this Inspiron. When you first see it you might think it is machined out of a single piece of aluminum. Actually it is two pieces held together with screws on the bottom. This wouldn’t be a problem but where the top piece and the bottom fit together is actually quite sharp. So any place you grab the notebook you come into contact with this sharp edge. So far I haven’t cut myself but I can imagine it slipping or it happening if I was reaching for it from a backpack. This is really unacceptable and hurts what would be a good overall notebook. It is certainly fast, has a very good display, the keyboard and track pad are fine for me but how Dell allowed something so obvious to get by makes me shake my head. If possible you should go look at this notebook to decide if this is a problem for you. It is always a shame when you have such a nice package with such a clear issue. If it wasn’t for this fit issue I would recommend this Inspiron but it will be a deal breaker for many.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      YourDellTeam

      Reddog,

      We appreciate your feedback. We're sorry to hear that the battery life is not living up to what you expected. Here are some tips to help extend the battery life of your 2-In-1:

      Change the Power Plan:

      1. On the notification area of the taskbar, right-click the Battery icon.
      2. On the options list, click Power Options.
      3. Select a power plan on the battery meter, such as Power Saver or Balanced. Windows 10 has a built in 'Battery Saver' mode that can be activated to extend your system's battery life. The Battery Saver mode will monitor and limit background activity and other features such as push notifications. You do have the option to enable or disable this mode within settings or within advanced Battery Saver settings, you can customize the mode to best suit your needs.

      a) Click on the Action Center icon in the taskbar and select the tile for Battery Saver.
      b) If running Cortana then type Battery Saver into the search box and select from the results.
      Within the Battery Saver settings page, you will be able to turn on and off the feature and customize the feature to best meet your needs.
      c) Turn Battery Saver On or Off.
      d) Additional settings available via the Battery use and Battery saver settings links.
      e) Battery use shows further info on apps and their power usage.
      f) Battery Saver Settings screen allows you to customize further Battery Saver feature.

      You can read the full article here -  http://dell.to/2vfXWf4.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Slim. Lightweight. Super Fast.

    Posted
    LindaCT
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    This is called a 2-in-1 touch-screen laptop that can also be used as a 13.3” tablet simply by folding the screen in a 360 degree angle and putting it in tablet mode. It has 1 USB port and 1 USB-C port. It has a 256 gig solid state hard drive which is super fast for start up and upon opening programs…you will be amazed at how fast it is. There is not a lot of storage space for movies and music, but with so many different storage options out there you can find what suits your needs by using things like Dropbox if you find you need more. By using this you have access to endless files, documents, etc. The 13.3" screen is bright and detailed, and the size of the laptop makes it easy to transport. There is a built-in camera in the top middle of the screen as is with most laptops or tablets. You just fold the screen backward 360 degrees and put it in the tablet mode. Battery life is about 5 – 6 hours if the proper battery saving mode is turned on. It isn't built for gaming, but good for managing devices, bills, education and entertainment. It's versatile, light, and very portable. Excellent for a student or someone who just wants a laptop/tablet that is easy to carry around and have everything you could want at your fingertips. Recommendation: This is my first Dell product and I highly recommend it. It seems well made and well worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Alot of surprises with this Insiron I5 7000

    Posted
    Stylian
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Normally I am one to build a desctop pc but a laptop is something I never have or will build. Dell is a good company that has been doing this for ages. I was still concerned about the whole 2 in 1 tablet to laptop transition and how well it worked. Now let's get into the review... Omg! Please never go back to dusk drives SSDs are awesome!!! Not sure which brand of solid state drive Dell uses but it is lightning fast! I was dreading the initial setup, usually I like to go and update the bios and drivers from the computer or software website but I was very very VERY pleasantly surprised to find that during the initial setup my laptop started flashing and updating bios etc by itself once it asked me to go online. That's the other thing, it asked me... Cortana is something I normally choose not to use but I did this time and it walked me through the setup like I was talking to a tech support real person. Best initial setup experience I've ever had with a pc. Laptop feels solid, well made beautiful clean crisp screen. Sound adequate and what would be expected. Speed of turning on or off PC amazing (SSD). Cortana understands everything "download Netflix, download AVG" heck it felt like I didnt even need to go online or to the play store it found everything. Cant review battery life as I just now got it. Does it get warm? Yes it's very thin so it will get warm underneath when I play video games or google earth but so has every other laptop I've had. The vents for the fans are not big so I recommend a nice aluminum laptop lap desk. Overall very impressed, only thing I wished it had more of was USB ports but I can buy a USB expander as well... great awesome amazing laptop and 13.3 screen is perfect for taking on trips as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this laptop

    Posted
    MichaelM
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I used to think the Inspiron series of Dell laptops was a little on the lower quality side of things. However, I can safely say I was wrong. I have been very impressed with the build quality of the Inspiron 13. And for under $700, it is very well equipped. I haven't been able to find anything that can compete in this price range, especially when you consider Dell's excellent customer service. My experience with non-US based tech companies has not been positive when it comes to turn-around time for repairs. The Core i5 processor and 256GB SSD make sure things run really fast. Don't plan on playing any high end games with it (that's not what it's made for), but it can chew through everything else without a hiccup. The touchscreen is full HD and is bright, with accurate color reproduction. The bezels are small, which makes the overall footprint pretty small for a 13" laptop. And it's thin (.6") and light (3.6 lbs.). Battery life is good, and the Quick Charge battery works as advertised. letting you get a decent charge in as little as 15 minutes. I haven't pushed the battery all the way to exhaustion yet, but I anticipate getting at least 8 hours. Another nice addition is the backlit keyboard, which has good key spacing and feel. All necessary ports are there, including USB C and HDMI. And if you're into photography the Inspiron 13 is a good choice because it has an SD card reader, as well as a microSD slot. I highly recommend the Inspiron 13. It is fast, light, and has a quality feel. And IMHO, nothing else compares in this price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, Nice Screen, Keyboard and Touchpad

    Posted
    Dale
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is my first laptop, having used only PC desktops previously (still have 2 desktops as my primary computers.) I bought this laptop for portability. It is plenty fast for what I do with it (web browsing, Office documents, viewing video and photos.) It plays 4K video mp4 files from my camera at 100 Mb/s with no problem. I wouldn't try to use it to edit 4k video with Premiere Pro as I suspect it would be sluggish. But that's not what I bought it for. I've never liked touch pads on the few laptops I have tried over the years, but this one is actually pretty nice and is easy to use. The touch screen is a major advantage and reduces the need to use the touch pad. The screen looks good. The keyboard is good. Battery life isn't very good when set to performance mode, but changing it to balanced mode yields decent battery life. This laptop is a little heavier than some competitors with similar hardware (13.3", i5, 8GB RAM, 256 SSD). The Lenovo Yoga 730 feels noticeably lighter, and is in fact a few ounces lighter, and has a higher watt-hour battery which would seem to give the Dell a weight advantage, but doesn't. But the complaints about screen flicker on some samples of that particular Lenovo model scared me away. Although a bit heavier than some competitors, the Dell is reasonably light and is easy enough to carry around. All in all, I recommend this laptop when you can get it on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 13 Inch Laptop from Dell

    Posted
    couponkingofjax
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The Dell - Inspiron 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop is a very capable performing convertible laptop with a tons of features, making this a laptop I highly recommend. First thing you notice is that the laptop is very sleek and lightweight. It has a design very similar to a Macbook air, but has the flexibility and user friendly ports of a PC. The laptop is sturdy with a brushed aluminum look. The computer itself is zippy with a i5 8th generation CPU and a 256 Solid State Hard Drive. Those two combinations make everything load instantly with little to no delay. The screen is an energy efficient IPS screen with Full HD, it is clear and bright and the text is easy to read. The backlit keyboard is responsive and the keys feel great. The trackpad is one of the nicest I've seen on a PC from Dell. The ability to be able to fold the screen back and turn it into a tablet is a nice touch, but I'm not sure how much I'd actually use this function as it feels odd to set the keyboard side down on the counter. There are other great features in the laptop as well as an SD card reader, USB C Port, HDMI out, HD webcam, fingerprint scanner, bluetooth and Dual Band Wifi for Tablet and PC mode. The graphics are built in Intel graphics, so don't expect this computer to be a graphics gaming powerhouse, but for most tasks that people will be using the computer for it does a fantastic job. In short if you're looking for a lightweight and compact laptop with all the features you expect in a mid level laptop coming out in 2018 you can't go wrong with this model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Horrid Battery Life

    Posted
    jpao94
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I tend not to write reviews but after having a Dell laptop for many months now I'd like to share some of the issues with these laptops. To start off the laptop has an amazing 1080p, FHD screen, with great brightness indoors. Outdoors there will be plenty of glare, however it is still very useable. My chief complaint with this laptop is the battery life. It is nowhere near the advertised time frame. It has never been even when I got it brand new. For example today I charged it while I was away from home. At 6:00 I used it for some YouTube videos, and by 7:15 it already died on me. I currently have it charging and this is on 25% brightness, back-lit keyboard off and no other running applications. This is a wonderful laptop, and if you can get it for a stellar price, definitely below MSRP I would highly recommend it. Just be prepared for the frustration of a horrible battery life. Either carry the charger with you, or have the portable battery from Dell on hand. Hope this helps with your potential purchase. I understand this review only addresses one aspect of this ultrabook.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      YourDellTeam

      Hello jpao94,

      Thanks for your review. We're sorry to hear that the battery life is not what you were hoping for. We'd recommend the following tips to help extend the life of your computer's battery:

      Change the Power Plan:

      1. On the notification area of the taskbar, right-click the Battery icon.
      2. On the options list, click Power Options.
      3. Select a power plan on the battery meter, such as Power Saver or Balanced. Windows 10 has a built in 'Battery Saver' mode that can be activated to extend your system's battery life. The Battery Saver mode will monitor and limit background activity and other features such as push notifications. You do have the option to enable or disable this mode within settings or within advanced Battery Saver settings, you can customize the mode to best suit your needs.

      a) Click on the Action Center icon in the taskbar and select the tile for Battery Saver.
      b) If running Cortana then type Battery Saver into the search box and select from the results.
      Within the Battery Saver settings page, you will be able to turn on and off the feature and customize the feature to best meet your needs.
      c) Turn Battery Saver On or Off.
      d) Additional settings available via the Battery use and Battery saver settings links.
      e) Battery use shows further info on apps and their power usage.
      f) Battery Saver Settings screen allows you to customize further Battery Saver feature.

      You can read the full article here -  http://dell.to/2vfXWf4.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Extreme Disappointment

    Posted
    pmike
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Wow...what an experience! The laptop was perfect for two months and then, nothing. Brought it to BB and they sent it to the Geek Squad for a week. When I got it back, it booted but parts of the Dell system and windows 10 system were missing. So back to BB where the on sight tech said I shouldn't have received it back in that condition. He supposedly removed a virus, I was up and running, but with several "glitches". My wife called Dell tech support; nice guy but couldn't get the job done after 2 hours. He stated that they hate when Geek Squad works on their products. My wife cleaned it up with the aid of the Dell web site, but it's still not like it originally was. (My wife gets 5 stars!) I've talked with a local computer tech...he claims there's something different about Dell sold through BB...he would never buy a Dell through BB. Also, notice on the "problem" reviews how Dell addresses their product issues and their lack of concern for customers. They don't offer much support and leave you on your own...assume you're some kind of tech savvy individual who can program computers and repair software glitches. I should have replaced my $200 Woot laptop (worked great for 3 years) with another. Once again, thank God in heaven for my wife...she has saved my sanity again!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      YourDellTeam

      Hello pmike,

      Thanks so much for your feedback. We're very sorry to hear about the experience that you had trying to get your computer set up. We're glad that it sounds like your computer is up and running now. If you do need additional support from Dell's Technical Support Team you can contact them here: http://dell.to/2sH7Qlm.

      If you have additional questions about your computer you can check out our Product Support Page here: https://dell.to/2RzXsrQ.

      We wish you all the best with your computer in the future.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable laptop with some nice features

    Posted
    MarkusMN
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This is a great little laptop. It's light, fast and has a wonderful display. The resolution looks great and the touch screen is very responsive. It has features of more expensive laptops, such as Windows Ink support, USB C, HDMI and one USB port. The charger is small and the device is very light. I was impressed with the back lit keyboard and the responsiveness of the mouse. Installation was a breeze, except for an issue on Microsoft's end for registering the Windows' copy. If this happens, try it again at a later time. The laptop charged quickly and I haven't had a chance to see how log the battery lasts yet. It is shipped with a generous 256 GB SSD drive, so it is fast. Startup is seamless and quick. The configuration comes with 8 GB of RAM, which is great for almost anything you would need for home and small business use. I wouldn't use it for programming or intensive graphics use, but it's great for most other purposes. The light form factor and the completely bendable hinge makes this a great substitute for a tablet. It isn't much larger and it's very light. This will become my new backpack laptop and traveling laptop. It's a smart configuration of important options for most users and students.

    I would recommend this to a friend