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Dell - Inspiron 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Chromebook - Intel Core i3 - 4GB Memory - 128GB eMMC Flash Memory - Urban Gray
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Great performance, sturdy buildPosted
[[ Build and Exterior ]] Probably one of the first things you'll notice about this Chromebook is that it is somewhat thick. It definitely does not fall into the ultra-book category, but the aluminum exterior makes this unit feel very sturdy and durable. The Chromebook does seem oddly heavy, so I can't see myself using it in tablet mode (keyboard folded behind the screen) for long periods of time. On the outside of the unit are 2 USB Type-C port on either side of the laptop, a USB 3.0 port and headset jack on the left side and a Micro SD card slot on the right side. On the bottom is a built-in holder for the included stylus. The keyboard is also backlit, which makes late night typing much easier. [[ Display ]] The 14-inch display is ample without making the Chromebook overly large. Colors are sharp and the IPS display looks great from different angles. However, the screen is shiny and will definitely show glare from any light behind you, which is something to keep in mind if you plan to use this Chromebook outdoors. The display is a touchscreen, so you can use it for interacting with apps, or using the included stylus for drawing. The display also rotates all the way back, so you can hold the Chromebook in tablet mode or prop it up in "tent" mode for movie watching. Video playback, such as Netflix, looks great and playback is smooth, making this machine perfect for loading up offline Netflix shows for a long plane ride. [[ Performance ]] The i3 processor definitely makes a difference in the general "snappiness" of the machine. Opening tabs and web pages is fast and responsive. The unit also includes 4GB of RAM which some might consider too low for a Windows 10-based machine, but seems to be just fine with Chrome OS. I had 10 websites open on different tabs with a YouTube video playing in the background and the machine was still performing great. Thanks to the Google Play store, you can also install many Android games on the Chromebook. I tested out Asphalt 8 and the graphics looked incredible with very minimal stutter. Using Geekbench 4 Android app running on this Chromebook, it scored a 4490 single-core score and 9208 multi-core score. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a single-core score of 1960 and a multi-core score of 6472. [[ Battery Life ]] Dell states that this unit can run 10 hours on a single charge, and after 5 hours of web browsing, I still had about 60% of the battery remaining, so the 10 hour claim seems to be accurate. I've found that I'm able to recharge the Dell Chromebook with many "Power Delivery" chargers, such as the 5-port Power Delivery Charger from Anker. Connected to this charger, the Chromebook charged at a rate of 15V 2A (about 30 watts). Overall, this Dell Chromebook appears to be a strong performer with a strong exterior. It should definitely hold up as a daily driver while providing zippy performance.
I would recommend this to a friend
Sweet Spot for Price & Performance for Biz UsePosted
I am glad they are starting to release quality Chromebooks suitable for business needs. My company uses Gsuite for everything so it only made sense that I go to a Chromebook. I started looking around at the selection that had the new Gen 8 Intel processors. I bought the lenovo first but that thing was too huge, I couldn't even use it in first class on the plane it was so big. I took and back and got the dell... so far no complaints. First thing you will notice is the screen. The bezels are not tiny but not nearly as big as the pixelbook. I would like to see it edge to edge but they are good enough and it is covered edge to edge with glass which is a plus. Next thing you will notice is the keyboard... it is probably one of the best feeling keyboards I have used on a laptop. It is back-lit and they keys have a silicone type texture. The keys offer some snappiness but not like a mechanical by any means. It is a nice middle of the road typing experience which is what I like on my work machines. The keys have a nice spacing between them helping with accuracy. Overall very comfortable to type long emails and docs. It connects to my Dell USB-C dock that I got with my Dell XPS 9370 and everything worked right out of the box with no setup/config. I currently use dual monitors, keyboard, razer headphones, mouse, and keyboard, and cat-5. It even charged it very quickly. I like the ascetic frame around the mouse and the overall chassis is solid and feels quality. I am kind of on the fence using it as a tablet. It is pretty thick and kinda heavy in tablet mode but with that said, I do still use it as a tablet sometime. It is nice of them to include a stylus that hides in the bottom of the laptop. It isnt anything fancy, no special features, but it is accurate and usable for most writing & note taking. I mainly use it for markup and signing docs. Last piece, performance. I was expecting to see diminished performance with only 4gb of ram and only a gen 8 I3... not an issue. I was in a google hangout meeting with several tabs open and a game running (which I didnt know was still running) and it performed just fine. I would still like to see 8gb for piece of mind, and would of paid a little more for it, but so far it seems good thanks to the low need to run chrome os. All-in-all a great chromebook that can be used for both business use and media consumption but not in the ultrabook size category. Pros: -Sleek, quality build -Keyboard -Performance -Screen Cons: -Borderline too big for tablet use Neutral (could improve but not a deal breaker for me): -Stylus could be more comfortable for extended use. -Configuration (would like to see 8gb ram and maybe an i5) -eMCC storage (SSD would bulk it up quite a bit) -Speakers are ok for meetings but could be louder with more range for media
I would recommend this to a friend
Get Compelling Overall ValuePosted
Dell Inspiron 2-In-1 14" Touch-Screen Chromebook - Urban Gray Model: C7486-3250GRY-PUS SKU: 6299820 UNBOXING and PRESENTATION I really wanted for this to be something special from Dell since this is their first premium Chromebook, but you get the standard Dell treatment. Nothing spectacular. just a brown box with plastic bags protecting the finishes. It seems Dell has the same packaging for you whether you spend $300 with them or $3,000. In the box you find the charging brick, the Chromebook, some instruction manuals, and plastic with your cardboard. I was immediately struck by how solidly built this is though! It has some heft to it. More to follow. - BUILD, PERFORMANCE, and DESIGN This is Dell's 1st premium Chromebook and they did well for their first build. It's beautifully designed and follows the Inspiron design language. I'd say this is better construction than the XPS line. Here you get a beautiful matte gun metal gray hefty aluminum chassis and you can tell when you pick it up. It tips the scale at almost 4lbs which may be a deal breaker for some users. Chromebooks are very light in this price range. I found it a bit heavy to take with me after I have used my PixelBook. There are some sharp lines that take away from the overall feel of the device in your hands, but otherwise perfect. The processor is top notch not a Pentium or Celeron chip. You get an air cooled 2.2GHz 8th-gen IntelR CoreT i3-8130U chip. That means efficiency and performance BOTH! With 4GB you have plenty for productivity, gaming, streaming, etc all while multitasking like a boss. If you are buying this to run a bunch if Linux applications you may want to get a model with more RAM. Wireless performance is great. It supports up to AC wireless. Connections are solid and speedy. I feel this device provides just enough connections for external devices and for the price it is a top contender. The screen is the best you will find at this price point offering a bright and crisp picture. It's a FullHD 1080p IPS touchscreen display in the more recognizable 16:9 aspect ratio we are used to seeing. Nothing special as far as touch responsiveness, it is just average. The keyboard is black lit and may take some getting used to as far as key spacing. The strokes are smooth but a bit mushy for me, and have a nice tactile feel. The trackpad is above average in build, but I don't find it as accurate as I'd like it to be. I have to swipe multiple times to get it to move where I want it be and I find myself tapping on the screen a few times. Unfortunately because of design choices, you will need to use two hands to open it. Don't think you can use two fingers to start opening it, these hinges are super tight. Again, attributed to the solid build quality. The screen half of the device is very light and the two parts lack a cutout for finger placement. I can tell you the build quality is excellent if you can deal with the weight. The hinges are tight and don't wobble and wiggle with slight pressure like cheaper built laptops. I do have a testimonial concerning the durability here. This laptop fell from my kitchen counter to the hardwood floor and nothing major happened but a small dent in the corner of the body. It landed on the corner of the screen while closed and it just separated to absorb shock. I quickly snapped the bezel to the body and it was good as new. No screen crack or internal damage. An unintentional drop test that passes with flying colors. - USER EXPERIENCE AND FEATURES The experience on this Chromebook is on par with the PixelBook. No lagging and it works great. It runs ChromeOS and that means you get Chrome Webstore and Google Play Store access! That is something I love. OPTIONS! Now there is no need for an Android tablet if you have this. One less thing to charge. Battery life is excellent netting me around 7 to 7.5 hours of my heavy use. This means with video streaming, gaming, email, and some Microsoft Office work. The average user will not get this battery life, they will see closer to the 8-11hr range. I love that updates are handles directly by Google and this does not have Dell bloatware you find on Windows laptops. THANK GOD! As a result, this thing is snappy and very responsive while being power efficient. It boots up very quickly in under 8 seconds. The screen is very bright with accurate color and excellent viewing angles. The touchscreen is just average to me. The provided stylus is an added bonus I use for note taking. When I don't have my Note 9, this will be the fill in. The stylus itself is constructed well out of plastic. It does not need to be charged A compelling overall package put together by Dell. SPECS -4GB DDR4 Memory one slot available only. -128GB EMMC Flash Memory -Air Cooled 2.2GHz 8th-gen IntelR CoreT i3-8130U -Built-In Webcam and Backlit keyboard -14" 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) LED IPS Touchscreen - this is a nice display. Colors close to accurate but a little on the cooler side. There isn't any oleophobic coating (like smartphones) to guard against fingerprints so be prepared to clean this screen a lot. -3.5mm microphone-in/headphone-out combo jack, 1 USB, and 1 HDMI out -IntelR Wireless-AC connectivity (2x2, 867 Mbps) and Bluetooth 4.0. Lots to like... -Chrome OS - Auto updates and software patches from Google directly! Nothing better than that. It's a hybrid OS that blends Android and ChromeOS together in perfect harmony. Not all apps are optimized yet, but there has been great progress. -Stylus Builtin - This is just a nice to have. It'sn't spectacular like a Wacom but it is functional. -2in1 Design w/ 360 flip & fold - this is a plus for a 2in1. They offer options but cannot completely separate from the keyboard. Not to like -Lack of Options - If you want more ram or a different chip in this frame factor. oh well. There is no option to upgrade RAM or storage. This isn't your typical Dell build-a-product. There are no options. Take this or leave it. -Bluetooth 4.0 - Why are we still releasing 4.0 devices? It's almost 2019, we need BT 5.0 for more range with wireless and power efficiency. -Sharp Edges - This is just my preference, but I'd like them to refine the edges and smooth things a bit. -Weight - I'd like this too be .5lbs lighter to be more comparable to other Chromebooks in this range. -It's kind of an awkward aspect ratio so it feels big for no reason. Tablet mode isn't close to a true tablet experience. It's big but weight is distributed evenly. -Non-upgradable RAM! Enough said. No option for them to or you to DIY it. Very disappointing. SHARE MY THOUGHTS GO/NOGO If you can deal with the weight, this is for you. 4lbs isn't much but compared to other Chromebooks this is on the beefier side. I'd say this is great for a student or person invested in the Android ecosystem. Professionals can look here too for a portable work device. Lastly, this is built to last. This one is the best overall package on this price range.
I would recommend this to a friend