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Dell - Inspiron 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Chromebook - Intel Core i3 - 4GB Memory - 128GB eMMC Flash Memory - Urban Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great basic 2 in 1

    Posted
    Kat777
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    I've two of these 2 in 1 type laptops/chromebooks. One from Dell and one from another brand with a larger screen. I love the screen size of this Dell, it's great for my hands without feeling too large to use as a touchscreen. I wish it weighed a little less as it's quite heavy for the size of the laptop. The screen is great and gets a ton of use for Netflix/Hulu type services and the picture is always very clear. The sound from the speakers is great and it easily connects with my Bluetooth headphones for listening in quiet situations. I was pleased with the amount of android apps that were able to download but then quickly realized that a lot of the apps aren't made to work with screens this size or with 2 in 1s in general and ended up deleting the majority of the apps I downloaded as they just don't work well enough to take up space. The google chrome software took a few days to get used to but it's pretty intuitive for someone who hasn't used it before. The touchscreen is great and very responsive and after playing around with some settings to get the trackpad to scroll how I wanted I find I use that just as much as the touchscreen. I love the addition of the backlit keyboard to this laptop as my other 2 in 1 does not have this feature and it really stands out. The quality of this laptop feels sturdy and also has a very sleek look I've come to expect out of some of the newer laptops. All in all I think this is a great basic laptop, I'm not a gamer though and not sure how it would hold up to that type of daily use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    well built chromebook

    Posted
    beefrob
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    The Dell latitude 14 inch chromebook is a very well built, quality machine. With this build quality does come some weight. The Dell is on the heavy side of other chromebooks in this size, but it does have an aluminum chasis, backlit keyboard and touchscreen, so the weight does offer something in return. The bottom edges of the sides do have a sharp edge to them which I don't like. When you pick up the chromebook from the sides the sharp areas aren'ticeable and uncomfortable to some degree. Setup was easy, but I did have a number of app crashes after the initial setup. Maybe there was an issue with the setup process or maybe the app were not compatible with chrome. The Dell chromebook does use the google app store so I may have installed some apps that were android only, but I did experience many crashes. After the first 2 days, and after uninstalling some of the apps, this machine is running excellent. Speed is great with the Intel I3 processor and the screen is really nice and bright. I really love the backlit keyboard as well. Touchscreen is responsive and it has handled all of the tasks that I have given it without any issues (after the firest couple of days). One nice feature is the stylus that comes with the Dell and is stored in a slot on the front of the machine. I have these with other laptops and chromebooks, but they are always missing since they aren't stored in the machine. This one is convenient to reach when you need it. Overall, I really like this chromebook. If I could make any changes, it would be to shave off a few ounces and work on the sharp feeling edges and this chromebook would be 5 stars easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First Chromebook, Quite Impressed

    Posted
    DMNFL
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    This was my first Chromebook and I'm quite impressed. I'd played around on display Chromebooks a few times and my kids use them at school and love them, but I'd never owned one. I didn't have a good impression from the display models, but having this one for my own has completely changed my mind. I don't do any heavy computing at home, so the "Browser as an Operating System" thing is working great for me. I already used the Chrome Browser so there was zero learning curve there. There's a little with notifications and those things, but nothing that will bother you. Setup was quick. Connect to Wi-Fi and sign in with your Google account. A few questions and you're going. It imported my Chrome bookmarks and extensions and I was off. Took no more than 5 minutes. Maybe less, to be honest. Some extensions are designed for Windows only, as I found out. I've one that syncs my bookmarks to Safari on my iPhone (don't judge, Googlers) and it doesn't work. But every other one did. The biggest thing that has impressed is that it loads fast and operates fast. This model has a Core i3 and I'm sure that's making a difference, coupled with the SSD. Spend a little extra ad get a good processer and enough RAM like you would for any computer. There's just never any lag for anything. And those things coupled with the high speed internet at home provide a great experience. Battery life is off the charts compared to a Windows or Mac computer. After the initial charge, in 3 weeks I've only charged it twice. I hibernate my windows laptops to save the battery. I'ven't turned this Chromebook off yet. It's awesome because it's truly always available to me. The things that I hate doing on my phone or would rather do on a computer than a tablet I do right away now. I've totally stopped going for my iPads. They're just toys for the kids now. Android apps are now available on Chromebooks and I thought that was a gimmick. I couldn't understand the point. Now I do. Apps like Snapchat that don't have a web version you can use on the computer. Or apps that you like the app interface version better than the web version. Or if you don't want to be in Facebook but want to use Messenger, you can do that. They're also available offline when the web versions aren't. Clearly to use them to their fullest you need to be online, but some apps have offline functions or things that you can still do offline. I family overseas that uses Facebook Messenger/Viber/WhatsApp and I don't need to grab my phone or use the web version (Which I don't like). One word of caution. Installing apps and having offline data makes this much more like a regular computer, so the lower SSD sizes on Chromebooks could become a problem as time goes on. Right now it's not, but I can see that coming. This is not a computer that I will store my photos and things like that on, so it will never be a problem for me. But I did want to throw out that thought in case someone might use it differently and store more. This is one of the longest reviews that I've written in a while and might actually be the longest I've ever written, so I hope that people have read through it all. I'm really impressed with this Chromebook and use it a lot, and I enjoy using it. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend