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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dell's Improvements show each year.

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    CrysisComplex
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    There is a lot to dive into in my days of testing this ultrabook. This is perhaps Dell's best attempt to bring back life into the Inspiron's life. Have they succeeded in doing that to me? Yes. I really do applaud Dell for actually excelling in design and performance in such a small and thin 15-inch package. I was previously using a Dell XPS 2-in-1 13" laptop, This Inspiron 7000 series is miles better than the XPS in so many ways from I/O ports to the design. In fact, let's talk about that for a second. Design: First off the design is just downright gorgeous. No, seriously I am attracted to the design of the ultrabook and Dell stepping up their game to make something much better. it's like having a windows version of a MacBook in a way, closer in design with a MacBook than an XPS but it works. Dell has crushed it again, I love how it feels thin and the premium it is while keeping all the important I/O ports as is. on the left side is an HDMI, USB-C (for power and video out), headphone port while on the right is two full-sized USB 3.0 ports and a (full-sized) SD card slot. There is a fingerprint reader for the power button and I'll get more into that later. The trackpad feels perfect to the touch when using windows. The keyboard has decent travel and it feels good to type on. Great distance is fine with me and I'm writing this review on the ultrabook. The keyboard is also backlit with 3 levels (off, low, and high) when powered on. There are silver accents around the trackpad and fingerprint reader that adds that elegant design element. This Inspiron has strong hinges for the laptop screen and feels like they are well constructed to last. The vents are at the bottom but there are vents near the screen's hinges. Airflow is fine. Dell didn't play around with the build quality and I'm shocked. Display: The display is beautiful at 1080p but the borders around it are three-sided that almost give it that edge to edge feel. It's not infinity edge display dell has but its good. Plus the controversy placement on the XPS camera put some people off but here on the Inspiron the camera is at the top just smaller. I have to say the screen doesn't get that bright even at the highest levels. I have seen somewhere that it was 200 nits but that seems to be true and the glossiness of the screen reflects light. Keep that in mind when buying this. I will say that the screen is vibrant and colorful, I guess one of the big things here is Dell's new "CinemaScreen" which changes the profiles of colors on the screen. There are 4 modes of position you can place the laptop into since this is a 2-in-1. Laptop mode, Tablet mode, Tent mode, and Presentation mode. Laptop Mode: Standard mode you and most likely other people will use. Nothing special here, This mode makes it look like a basic laptop and the mode Dell clearly designed this machine to be. Its lightweight enough. Tablet Mode: Turns the laptop into a full windows tablet. The basic task is great for the tablet mode and The keys on the keyboard deactivate in this mode. Here though if you manually want to put the tablet in sleep you have to press the power button/fingerprint. It's placed on the right side near the keyboard so you can easily lock/unlock the device. Tent Mode: This makes the laptop pop up into tent mode so you can watch or play your Media, Music, or even play some old school games in a "Nintendo Switch" fashion. it's nice to just pop it up and watch Hulu like an HDTV. I use PS4 remote play/Xbox Streaming to this PC in this mode. Presentation Mode: Same like tent mode this pretty much make your screen more accessible. Allows easy touch for the screen and showcasing what you have on screen to friends/family/Co-workers. Also might be the mode you would use to draw on screen if you have the optional Dell stylus (which I don't have.) The speakers are on the bottom of the laptop... Sound:...And it couldn't be a better place for what this laptop can do. since in presentation mode it would be covering up sound it was a smart move by Dell to do. also in laptop mode, they don't get covered up, combine the "MaxxAudioPro" in the laptop software and you would have a full ranging sound that you can hear across the room in the house. Battery life: Dell 2-in-1 Ultrabook last with my task about 8-10 hours doing just day to day tasks such as checking Emails, News, Youtube, Netflix, Apple Music, Hulu, and Pandora. I love the battery life especially if you turn down the brightness a little you can made it a whole day but your task my very. Dell's power management software gives you a range of options to optimize battery life and see some stats about the health of the battery. Dell even added a quick charge option for people who need to charge up their laptop fast. Performance: Is there such a thing as too fast? because the speed of this ultrabook is super insane. The Intel Core i7-8565U Whisky lake, 8GB (upgradeable!) and 512 SSD combined.... let's just say you don't have to worry about this thing slowing down at all. The ultrabook is fast and speedy. its rapid boot times are insane. Day to day tasks just open up with ease and it's not a headache to wait for things. Chrome opens up within a blink of an eye as soon as you turn on the PC. The fingerprint scanner is blazing fast. Long gone are the days waiting for the PC to boot-up killing your battery. I love it, I have never experienced anything is fast. I have no complaints about performance at all and certainly going to move away from a Chromebook. Windows 10 / Windows Hello / Voice Assistance: Windows 10 Home helps this laptop to feel even more premium. One of the most productive and versatile electronics I've used in my lifetime. As for Windows hello the IR camera update is inbound for the summer but the fingerprint scanner is flawless and works as good as any modern fingerprint unlocker on cell phones. No Issues when signing in. Cortana comes standard on the laptop but NOW you can download Amazon Alexa from the Windows store and use it. It works as expected you on a Windows PC. More improvements will come over time. Dell Pen / Windows Ink Workspace: This also works with Dell's very on stylus/pen but have yet to try it. I also heard that the Windows Surface pen works on these displays but again I don't have the tools to test these things. Cons: No Nvidia/AMD GPU: Good ol' Intel UHD Graphics are here. I am aware you can get a model with a GPU but that's all that is missing even for just some light gaming. It would have nice to throw into this model but I know this is a Best Buy issue, not a Dell one. Plus I'm sure its also to save battery. No Intel Optane Memory: Its configured for it but it's not in this laptop. BSOD: As awesome as this laptop is and its blazing fast, but you not everything is perfect. I have already had one blue screen of death. I have to call this out as it is an expensive laptop and it only happens once. (in pictures) but I have to inform you guys that it has happened. Maybe because I was updating everything and restarting. (which I recommend you doing as soon as you get the ultrabook is updated it completely.) Arrow keys need space from PgUP / PgDn: They are way too close to the arrow keys to the PgUP/PgDn. You may end up hitting these way more then expected. Fun mentions: I love using the Dell Software "Mobile Connect" I can have my iPhone or Android connected to the PC to make calls. While this isn't a big Dell to Android users, You can send messages and make calls with an iOS device. Finally, a way for iOS users to have an easy way to do this with PC. While you can't mirror your phone full display like on Android. You can do the basic normal task you don't have to pick up your phone for. You have to download the app from Apple's App store and it works just fine. make sure you update as well. THANK YOU DELL. In the end, I still love this product. I love it much more than I do the XPS 13 which had a ton of design problems for me. The Inspiron 7000 15" 2-in-1 has all the I/O ports you would want in a modern laptop. The display is wonderful, the sound is loud, The performance is BLAZING. Its extremely versatile and a phenomenal productivity tool Dell has produced. I wish there was a better-dedicated GPU but it's still fast on its own. I would certainly recommend this to Students/Co-Workers and family/friends. Dell is bringing in a new era for themselves and pushing their limits of design each year. It clearly shows here they care to listen to their customers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Adequate, But Not Premium

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    Xephyroth
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    BUILD QUALITY (3/5): Among other 2-in-1’s that I’ve tried, this one is not marketed as a ‘premium’ 2-in-1. The lid and hinges are metal, but the rest of the machine is basically plastic. That being said, the plastic material feels good and doesn’t attract fingerprints like other glossy plastics. When closed shut, the display is not flush to the surface where the keyboard is. Whether you look from the left side, right side, front or back, the display looks slightly concave down—leaving gaps open for dust, debris and liquids to climb in. To be completely fair, plenty of other laptops have visible gaps between their displays and the keyboard surface, but most of the laptops I’ve reviewed (even from Dell) had displays that were parallel to the keyboard surface. To me, this seems like a Quality Assurance issue, which is a shame. To add insult to injury, the keyboard is also not level. Many keyboards on devices at this price (or even cheaper) have straight keyboards, but this one skews from the ‘D’ key all the way to the right side of the keyboard. I don’t want to exaggerate and say that it’s a dramatic decline, but the right side of the keyboard is slightly lower than the left side of the keyboard, and that’s annoying and leads to a less consistent feel and typing experience. Lastly, the hinges where the display rotates are not perfectly aligned (see pictures). This is another quality control issue that I don’t think should be overlooked at this price point. DISPLAY QUALITY (4/5): This Inspiron 2-in-1 uses a 1080p IPS display from LG—specifically, the LG D05C4. Unfortunately, there aren’t listed specs out there, but Dell calls it their “Truelife Touch Narrow Border IPS Display with Active Pen support”. From my experience, it gets very bright with vibrant colors, but in the dark with a completely black image, it’s obvious that the display suffers from uneven backlighting along the edges. That being said, unless you’re viewing content with black boxes (such as 18:9 or 21:9 aspect ratio movies), you probably won’t really notice this very often. And although this is an IPS panel, I did notice that viewing angles are not as great as other IPS displays. There is a slight decrease in perceived brightness when viewing from a 45 degree angle. Aside from that, the display quality is otherwise decent and lent to an enjoyable experience with full-screen content. Additionally, the thin bezels around the display lend to a more immersive experience for content-viewing. It’s surprising that there are still laptops more expensive than this that have bigger bezels. Good choice, Dell. TOUCH SCREEN INPUT (5/5): Touch Screen input has been very reliable, in my experience—exceeding the reliability of some premium 2-in-1 devices, which is impressive. I have not had issues with accidental touches or anything of that sort. If you plan to use the touch screen functionality with this Inspiron 2-in-1, I think you’ll be happy with the experience. PEN SUPPORT (5/5): Regarding Active Pen support, take this with a grain of salt. Unfortunately, I did not have access to one of Dell’s own Pens, but I did have access to the HP Pen. My HP Pen worked with this Dell, out of box without any configuration. And even more so, it worked on the Dell way more reliably than the premium 2-in-1 the HP Pen was made for. Seldom did I encounter missed strokes. This probably means that Dell is using better touch screen firmware. I can’t attest to Dell’s own Pens, but this has been one of my most reliable pen experiences on a 2-in-1. KEYBOARD (3.5/5): The keyboard on this Dell lacks tactility and feels slightly mushy for my personal tastes. Given the price that you’re paying, I think Dell could have done better. Not to mention the declination from the ‘D’ key all the way to the right side of the keyboard. It’s not a bad keyboard, as I’ve tried much worse, but I can’t help but feel a bit cheated, considering the price. This isn’t touted as a premium 2-in-1, but I’d expect a bit more quality control than this. I don’t think there are excusable reasons for this keyboard lacking the quality control at this price. TOUCHPAD (5/5): Dell is using the Precision touchpad drivers from Microsoft, and thank goodness they are. The experience is snappy, gestures are responsive and reliable. The touchpad has a slight grain texture to it that is unobtrusive. Some might prefer a smoother surface, but I don’t mind this implementation. You can’t left and right click simultaneously on these touchpads, but that’s usually not a problem for me. Regardless, the surface is large and makes it easy to navigate your cursor across the whole display without issue. SOUND (3/5): The sound of these speakers is unfortunately average/cheap. They’re only bottom-firing, and the sound is rather tinny and lacks bass, but is otherwise loud. No real tangible improvements in tent mode. While there is Waves MaxxAudio Software for you to tweak the EQ and such, I found that doing so didn’t really improve the experience. Would definitely love to see more care put into the speakers on a computer of this price point. I/O (4/5): The Inspiron 2-in-1 has a decent selection of ports for your convenience. Firstly, has a DC powecalcr jack for charging, but also has a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C port with Power Delivery & DisplayPort. Additionaly, there are 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, headphone/microphone combo jack, and a full-size SD Card reader. Unfortunately, there is no Thunderbolt 3 support even though the processor supports it, but most people will be fine without it. PERFORMANCE (4/5): This Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 is equipped with a quad-core Intel Core i7-8565U with 8 logical threads, 8GB RAM and a SK Hynix BC501 512GB NVMe SSD with up to 1600MB/s read and 860 MB/s write. This Dell delivers excellent performance that many people will be happy with. Given that it only uses Intel UHD Graphics 620, you won’t be doing much in the way of gaming on this machine. 2D titles may fair well, but many modern titles will certainly struggle. That being said, it should handle viewing 4K videos, although the display is only 1080p. Using an external display that supports 4K should not be an issue. BIOMETRICS (5/5): The fingerprint sensor on this Dell is made by Goodix. From my experience, this fingerprint sensor is as reliable as the fingerprint sensor you’d find on a modern smartphone—and that’s actually amazing. Some so-called ‘premium’ 2-in-1 laptops use fingerprint sensors from Synaptics, which are unreliable and sometimes don’t even register touches. This Goodix fingerprint sensor has yet to fail on me. Using this fingerprint sensor, I can very reliably unlock the computer with Windows Hello. This is the best fingerprint sensor I’ve used on a laptop, and I hope that other manufacturers will follow suit in ensuring a reliability like Dell has. BATTERY (5/5): The Inspiron’s battery should get most people through a full day under lighter workloads. With mixed usage and pushing the display brightness and speaker volume up, your results may vary more, depending on your usage patterns. Heavy video viewing will likely require charging. The device charges via the DC power adapter OR through the USB-C port. I’ve used third-party USB-C chargers as well as USB-C docks to charge this laptop. I do like that you have the choice between DC or USB-C charging, unlike some laptops which only charge through one or the other. Having more options is better! CONCLUSION (3/5): All things considered, this machine functions as a 2-in-1 in that it reliably serves its purpose. Its display is decent and bright with a responsive touch screen, and the pen input is reliable. Build quality is not premium, but is sturdy enough that I wouldn’t expect it to break on me too easily. That being said, I feel as this product’s price should change to reflect the lack of quality control. While it functions as a reliable machine, there are many 2-in-1 laptops that are cheaper with similar specs and build quality. The fact that this Inspiron’s price is nearing that of premium notebooks with better quality control is unsettling for me. As a result, I recommend you save a couple hundred dollars and look elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Productivity 2-in-1!

    Posted
    DotNetJon
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    The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 has a fast Intel Core i7-8565U 4-core / 8-thread CPU and an exceptionally fast PC SN520 NVMe WDC 512GB SSD, combined with 8GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz ram and Intel UHD Graphics 620. See attached UserBenchmark screenshots for benchmark details. The fast CPU and SSD make this a great system for productivity tasks like browsing the web, working on a spreadsheet, editing a document in Word, running an application with lots of calculations, or moving files around. Surfing the web on this machine is lightning fast, and there literally is no noticeable transition lag when loading long scrolling web pages like a news site or Facebook. I'd have to say this is the fastest internet browsing experience I've encountered on a desktop or laptop to date, and I was quite impressed! The screen has ample room, is crystal clear, and has very small bezel edges. The touchscreen response is ultra-smooth, and the large trackpad has a great feel with a slight texture to provide a little bit of tactile resistance, as opposed to the completely slippery surface some touchpads come with, which I find annoying. Using this 2-in-1 in tablet mode, or just reaching out and using your fingers to do gestures on the touchscreen is very handy and becomes second nature. The touchscreen also has Active Pen Support, so I can use my pen from my Surface Pro with this laptop! Very nice bonus feature for anyone that uses their Surface pen for drawing. The build quality is quite good and has a premium feel to it with the brushed aluminum top. It feels very solid in the lap, and there isn't any play in the hinge when using it in laptop mode. The screen doesn't bounce at all, which is nice. I find that sometimes happens with the 2-in-1's, and it gets annoying after a while. The keyboard is backlit, which is very important to me, and has 2 levels of brightness, which is enough. I do think they could've gone a little larger on the keyboard as there is plenty of room on the sides, and it seem a little cramped when using in the lap with your arms reaching inward to the keys. The chiclet keys are decent and have a good tactile resistance to them. There isn't a number pad on this laptop, so that could be an issue for some productivity uses like spreadsheets. Wireless external numpads are cheap, so not a deal breaker I'd say. The laptop has a decent port selection for a thin laptop, with HDMI, USB-C, audio, 2 USB 3 ports, and a SD card reader slot. There isn't a network port, but those are becoming less common on slim devices like this one. It would've increased the thickness to put one on the side, for sure. The laptop scored quite poorly with regards to 3D gaming, as to be expected without a discrete GPU, and the Intel 620 onboard graphics, but it can handle some games on lower settings for casual play. I play World of Warcraft, and it handled this acceptably in the 20-30 fps range on lower settings for the occasional travelling gaming session in a hotel. Casual internet games that just use 2D should work just fine. 2D performance is really fast. The speakers are located on the lower side edges near the front where your hands rest and have plenty of volume and a nice sound to them. Listening to some Google Play music on them as I type this review with the laptop in my lap and the sound comes through just fine. With the space on each side of the keyboard, I'm surprised the speakers weren't placed there. Plenty of volume comes out of the speakers for my taste. Should be plenty for most, I'd imagine for a laptop. I've been using the fingerprint reader to unlock the laptop, and I have to say that is pretty nice! Every now and then it won't recognize my fingerprint, but I think it's learning more locations over time, because it seems to be recognizing it more, the more I use it. Setting it up was pretty easy, and part of the setup options when first setting up the laptop. Battery life seems to be in the 6.5 to 9-hour range depending on how much you toggle the performance of the machine. You can adjust the power settings from best battery life to best performance using a 4-position slider utility, as well as brighten or dim the screen and backlit keyboard. With the performance slider one slot above best battery life, and the screen around 60% brightness and backlit keys on, I saw about 6.5 hours of mostly web browsing activity with some video / audio clip watching. When I adjusted this to best battery saving, lowered the brightness to 40% and turned off the backlit keys, it was a bit over 8 hours. Overall, I think this is a great 2-in-1 with plenty of speed and fast SSD performance. The 8 GB of memory will handle most applications you throw at it, and with the exceptionally fast SSD, even if the laptop must use disk caching it is going to handle it with ease. Pen support is awesome! I will most likely order an additional 8 GB memory for this and install it, taking it to 16 GB memory. I would definitely recommend to a friend or colleague. Great job, Dell!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for standard users

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    MrShinyCadillackness
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    I am officially a born-again Windows user. I was on the “other” side for roughly the last 15 years and have finally gotten tired of the proprietary ecosystem in which I was forced to subscribe. This is my first Windows 10 laptop and for the most part, I am very excited to once again, be on the right side of the fence. While this laptop is everything most consumers would ever need, there are also a few shortcomings, based on package and price point, that should be considered. First, we’ll start with some really cool things that I love about the Inspiron… Having the ability to use an Active Pen (not included) to draw, scroll, and even edit photos in Photoshop, is a really, really nice feature. If you flip the screen over into tablet mode, you can basically edit photos as if you were using a dedicated tablet/pen, only directly on the screen instead of at the side. No more need for an external device! This is huge for retouching skin in Photoshop. Very cool indeed. The touch screen interface has worked flawlessly for me. Think tablet, only directly on your screen. I am surprised that not all laptops offer a touch screen at this point. Cleaning the screen is also very easy if you find you’ve gotten a lot of fingerprints on it. Just use a microfiber cloth. The Windows 10 software has taken me a few days to get used to, but I am finding it to be more intuitive and functional than “the other guys.” You can get way deeper into the system, exploring settings and customizing until your heart's content. If that isn’t your thing, or you are a casual user, I also believe the Windows 10 system is very functional, elegant, and easy to learn and use right out of the box. The touchscreen along with Windows 10 is a great match and seems to be designed as such. The inputs on this laptop are perfect for my lifestyle. As a photographer that shoots in the field a lot, having an SD card reader and a USB C port is all I really need. I can download and back up my files through the built in card reader, directly onto my external USB C SSD drive at very fast transfer speeds. Having an HDMI out is also nice for viewing slideshows and video projects directly onto an external computer display, my smart TV’s at home, or in an office anywhere. Bluetooth has paired seamlessly with all of my devices, including all of my BT headphones. On a recent trip, I had this on the plane and was watching shows I downloaded from Netflix with my active noise cancelling BT headphones, and it was superb. No glitches in audio, or video whatsoever. After researching several models from several manufacturers, I settled on a DELL and am glad I did. I have found it very easy to register and update my DELL so far. They have been around for some time and have garnered a great reputation, which was another reason I went with this laptop. I haven’t had to use any customer service, so I cannot report on that. Middle of the road… While I do love the aluminum build quality and 2 in 1 foldability of this laptop, the screen is actually one of the shortcomings. When I have a wallpaper showing that has a lot of black, I can see a defect at the top of my screen where there is light coming in at the edge. To simulate how this looks, if you have a black wallpaper color on your screen and you touch the screen with your finger or the Pen and some pressure, you will see the screen get brighter around the point of impact. This is how it looks at the edge of my screen at all times. Granted it is not a huge area, it is still there. Being very thin, the screen also has quite a bit of flex, making me think that it isn’t the toughest computer screen, so I would recommend adding a Best Buy protection plan at purchase. The screen is also only 1920x1080. At this price point, I think it would be nicer to have included the 4K screen as standard. With the 4K screen you will get much better text and a lot more real estate for photo and video editing purposes. While the text looks good on this screen and has certainly come a long way for Windows based machines, it is still not as sharp as I would prefer. To be fair, the screen (if yours is flawless) does look really nice for a standard HD monitor compared to the competition. Rich and vibrant colors. My wallpapers all pop out of the screen. RAM is another issue, but only if you are trying to use it for intensive applications like video editing software, or ultra high end gaming. For a standard user, 8GB is all you would need for everyday normal “coffee shop” use. All in all, I am very happy with this as my first Windows laptop. I am also happy that I chose DELL. Could it be better? Yes. The same can be said about a lot of tech available these days. Ultimately, if you are wanting a great package that looks nice, will allow you to surf the web, play some games, stream content, Netflix and chill, get school work done, etc… This is a great PC. As always, I would recommend purchasing a protection plan for any tech you buy. It is a great add-on and will protect you from any problems that may arise, whether it is a manufacturer defect, or user error. Pros: Affordable Active Pen ready (not included) 2 in 1 foldability Aluminum body 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C 2 x USB 3.1 (standard) HDMI out SD Card Reader Internal SSD 8th Generation Intel Core i7 Bluetooth works great Cons: Windows 10 Home pre-installed, not Pro No 4K screen (3840x2160) Screen resolution only 1920x1080 Screen issue at top of screen (described above) Text not as sharp as 4K or Retina display Not fast enough for native 4K video editing Shared graphics memory Only 8GB RAM Active Pen not included Excessive bloatware installed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek Workhorse

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    emiliosic
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    The Inspiron laptop line has been for years reliable workhorses for every day home/school use. The line keeps improving and this late 2018 model has plenty of welcome changes. The top and bottom covers are now made of aluminum and the housing is made of brushed metal, the screen is a seamless piece of glass. The touchpad is large, accepts multi-finger gestures and it's very responsive. Something odd is that the trackpad, instead of being a smooth surface, it's slightly rough. It seems that Dell chose to make it look nice with a metallic texture instead of providing a smooth surface expected in a trackpad. I don't see it as a big deal, but it's something I immediately noticed the first time I used it and every time I go back to it after using other laptops. The screen is touchscreen and accepts active pens (not included), and has 360 degrees hinges that folds as a tablet. The system works well and the screen stays in place. The keyboard has recessed island keys with good feedback, and good amount of travel for a laptop keyboard. The keys are lighted, with off/med/max settings. It does not have a number pad, which is actually something I prefer because the keys are centered instead of having to type on the left side because of the number pad that I'd rarely use. On the left it has a round power plug, a small charge LED, an USB-C port that also has DisplayPort and charge the laptop, a full-size HDMI port that supports HDMI 2.0 (For 4K TVs), and audio jack. To the right there are two USB 3.1 ports and an SD card reader. The screen is 1080x1920 (Full HD), and it's very clear to read or to watch videos (Cinema Display, with good blacks and contrast), and it's touchscreen, as it can be folded as a tablet. Audio is OK for a laptop, comes from the sides on the bottom. Something I noticed is that it's much simpler to service than other new laptops: The bottom shell can be easily removed with Philips screws. The battery can be replaced with some screws (No glued components) and there are two DDR4 memory slots (This model has 8 GB, so one slot is 8 GB and the other is empty). The SSD is NVMe and also removable. There is also a slot for a 2.5" SATA drive (SSD or spinning disk), and it comes with the cable and everything else that's required to install one. The CPU is an 8th gen i7, which is quite responsive while multitasking, and if you're looking for a laptop to keep for a few years, this is the type of CPU to consider. The battery should last the whole day, although there's a lot of space inside dedicated to the empty drive slot. The NVMe is noticeably fast. We have similar laptop, 2017 model with similar CPU, more RAM and a standard disk. This machine is already done booting and waiting for the login when the laptop with the standard disk is just starting to show the boot logo. The Laptop has a TPM (Encryption) module 2.0, so now Windows encrypts the hard drive by default, even with Windows Home. The laptop has a web camera that is much smaller than previous models, and unlike previous Windows 10 laptops, doesn't support the Windows Hello login using the camera with face recognition. Instead, the power button is also a fingerprint sensor. It's recognized by Windows Hello (Windows 10 personalized login system). In my opinion, the fingerprint sensor works more reliably and faster than face recognition cameras. It works much like a smartphone. While the screen is nice, CPU and SSD are very fast, the video controller is an Intel 620, which is OK for videos and casual games (Other Inspirion models have discrete graphics while costing noticeably more). Also there is a single USB-C and doesn't support thunderbolt 3 accessories. Also, while the laptop can be charged using an USB-C laptop charger, it comes with a round plug charger. Having an extra USB-C instead of the old dell charging connector would've been better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great value for dollars spent

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    TheKingofLaveen
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I travel a lot for work. I decided to pick up a newer laptop to replace my old i3 powered unit that has served me fairly well until recently. I spent weeks over thinking my choice and being picky about which i7 processor I wanted, the 8550U, the 8750H, ultimately the 8565U seemed like a great balance between power and performance. Being light weight and portable is important to me, I wanted something under 5 lbs for those times I had to run from gate to gate to catch a connecting flight, This laptop with its charging brick saved me almost a full pound in my bag, it's also much thinner allowing me to rearrange my bag to have my second external screen in the same padded part of my bag as the laptop, allowing me to also ditch a few ounces for the padded case the second screen was in. I never thought I would use this computer in the tent, tablet or presentation mode, but having it for a week I've actually used it in every mode, it's always transitioned from one mode to the other pretty well. If I had one complaint it would be that if you try using the webcam in tent mode, it will show you upside down as I found out when I skyped my family from a hotel in Dallas. Maybe there is some update Dell could do to fix that. I originally wished the computer had a 10 key. I work a lot with spreadsheets and building/ maintaining records (hence the second screen) and I thought a 10 key would come in handy. I ended up purchasing a wireless 10key and mouse from Amazon, it took a few days but I got it figured out I work the mouse with my right hand and 10key with my left hand and I'm already faster entering data than I was on a standard keyboard (mostly due to the mouse vs a trackpad) I do like having the backlit keyboard thats a big improvement over my old laptop. One complaint I have is battery life. I set my processor performance to the lowest setting, and the screen is normally at the 50% or 75% setting and I'm getting less than three hours of life on a full charge. I've also had the computer shut down on me a minute or two after receiving a 20% battery life notification, sending me scrambling to get it plugged in so I didn't lose hours of work. Many other reviewers are saying they are getting great battery life, I've updated all the drivers and run diagnostics on Dells site and nothing comes up as working improperly so I'm wondering if I have a faulty battery. I also had an issue when I innitially purchased it, I brought it home, unboxed it, plugged it in, and went to dinner with my family, expecting it to charge while I was away, it didn't. I'll be taking it to best buy or calling Dell to get this resolved. My other complaint is screen brightness. If I'm working in a well lit area with natural light, it has to be at 100% screen brightness. In an office it has to be at 75% and in a dim room it still has to be at 50%, I'm sure in an effort to squeeze better battery life out of it, it isnt equipped with the brightest screen. Which would be ok if I wasn't getting under 2:30 screen time at 100% brightness. Assuming I have a faulty battery I would still recommend this laptop to someone, and I hope they can get the minor webcam thing resolved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      YourDellTeam

      TheKingofLaveen,

      Thanks for your feedback. We'd recommend following some of these tips to help extend the battery life of your computer:

      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.

      If you'd like to see if the screen brightness can be improved we'd recommend looking into the Adaptive Screen Brightness settings on your computer: Windows can adjust the brightness of the display based on how much light is reaching the system's ambient light sensor. This feature is referred to as 'adaptive brightness' and it can be disabled in Windows. Here are some steps to adjust this feature:

      1. In the Search box, type Settings.
      2. Touch or click Settings (Modern application).
      3. Touch or click System.
      4. On the Display screen find the Adjust my screen brightness automatically option.
      5. Touch or click the slider to toggle the option on or off.
      6. Touch or click Apply.
      7. Close the System window.

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

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dude, get a Dell

    Posted
    1ShadowFox1
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    It has been a while since I have owned a Dell computer. I had seen them as adequate, but not something that was ever put on my list of brands that I would made sure I looked at when buying a new computer. This laptop, however, makes a strong statement that I should start considering Dell again. Out of the box, this computer feels solid. VERY solid. I have had a 2-in-1 convertible laptop before, and within months it started having issues with the display that was related to a failure in the hinges that made the computer all but unusable. This experience led me to stay away from convertible computers, but I have confidence that this computer will not have any issues like that due to its quality construction. After opening the computer and turning it on, you can really admire the aesthetics and beautiful screen that this computer has. This computer, despite being as sturdy as it is, is very thin. This is great for portability, and also looks really good. The display is amazing clear and vibrant with color, making sure that this good looking laptop also looks amazing when its actually being used too. On to performance. This laptop performs. Plain and simple. The processor is fast and smooth. There is enough ram to make sure that you are productive, and anything, other than gaming, will be handled well by this computer. I have put it through a flogging, running both practical and simulated test with this computer and it had performed very well, blowing my expectations out of the water. With that being said, I did not have high expectations for this computer when it came to gaming, Although there is a component that handles advanced graphics for this computer, it is not up to par to handle moderate or serious gaming. But that is not what this computer is made to do. Now some things that you should know if you are considering this computer. First, this computer does not have an ethernet port or disc drive. Also, this computer is not easily upgradable. There are no bays to add ram or another ssd like a few other laptops I have been able to get my hands on. And again, this computer will be great for students, great for office professionals, and great for anyone wanting to lounge around and surf the internet. What this computer will not be great for is gaming, but that is not the intended market for this computer. If this computer had the port for internet and easily expandable memory and storage, this would be a 5 star review all day long. But minus a couple small inconveniences, this computer is fantastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Consumer 2-in-1 laptop

    Posted
    Bjm24
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 laptop is a svelte computer for home and small office computer use. This convertible 2-in-1 device with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8565U CPU @ 1.80GHz with 8Gb RAM can be used as a standard laptop, or it can also be folded over into a tablet device. It does not come with a pen, which you can purchase separately. Since I don’t own a pen, I have not really been able to test the tablet features, but it is a really good laptop with full sized laptop keyboard and 15.6” display. The Intel Core i7 Processor, 8Gb of RAM, and 512 Gb SSD make for a good feeling of speed. To allow for its streamlined profile, the optical drive and ethernet jack have been eliminated from this laptop, which is usual for other 2-in-1 devices. The laptop comes with HDMI port, USB-C connector, headphone jack, two USB ports, and a media card reader. As this device includes USB-C, check out options at the electronics store for a USB-C based hub which can definitely expand your options. The 512Gb SSD helped this laptop boot quickly and operate with reduced delays in running applications. However, as someone who has a lot of data, you will have to make choices about what data or media files you want to store locally. For software, the computer comes with Windows 10 Home, Office 365 Trial, and McAfee Security software. No physical media is included, and the recovery software is included on a second partition on the hard drive. I did enable the Dell Mobile Connect software to sync with my mobile phone, which allows you to view texts and contents of your phone, as well as place and take calls. To test the multimedia options, I installed Netflix Windows app and enjoyed watching some shows, as well as ran some local video and had no trouble. The audio is pretty good on the laptop. On keyboard controls allow you to control your music playback. As with most laptops if you want to fill a room with noise you should expect to add some external speakers. For security, Dell sends the laptop with McAfee Security which is your call whether you keep. The laptop has a fingerprint reader which can be enabled in Windows 10 to scan in multiple fingerprint profiles. I enabled the fingerprint scan feature which worked well, and instantly logs you in. If that feature is not your preference, you can use password login, PIN login, as well as fingerprint scan using Windows Hello features. I am not a big gaming person, however one of my favorite games is the Starcraft 2 set of games. I played for an hour and a half, and had no lags, playback was smooth and awesome. Although this is not a gaming laptop, I found it handled this gaming quite well. Dell provides a one-year warranty for parts and labor, mail in service. I used it once a year ago on a different Dell laptop, and all it took was one phone call to Dell support. They provide the RMA, and free shipping label, you use the box to send the device back after backing up your data. You get the laptop back within two weeks. Dell’s warranty support was great for this simple issue, and I would recommend springing for an additional year or two of warranty support since this is a significant purchase. All in all, I was quite satisfied with my experience with Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome laptop!

    Posted
    jsnkc28
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This is my second 2 in 1 Dell laptop. I couldn't think they could make a better product than the one I had before, but they did! Right out of the box you can tell this is a quality laptop. It has a very solid feel to it. Not heavy, but just solid and well built. I know a lot of 2 in 1's the hinges feel flimsy and you feel like its going to break when you go back and forth from tablet mode to regular laptop mode. This thing has some nice beefy hinges on it and im sure they will last many, many, many years! The performance of this laptop far exceeded my expectations. The i7 chip combined with 8GB of memory and a solid state drive makes this machine FAST! Probably faster than any laptop you have ever used before. From when you press the power button to when you can actually use the laptop is a matter of seconds, even if the laptop was completely shut down. I would have liked to see a slightly bigger hard drive, but that's one caveat when getting a laptop with a solid state drive, its usually a lot smaller than the SATA drives. But I knew that coming into it and I am OK with the limited space. I dont store tons of pictures or videos on my computer, so there is enough space and I can always add a SD card or small USB thumb drive if I want to expand it a little bit. The screen on this thing is beautiful, watching movies on Netflix or YouTube are crystal clear, with no lag or buffering at all. I had one gripe about the keyboard not having back-lit keys, but after doing a little research I found that the keys are back-lit, it was just turned off by default when I started up the laptop. So with a simple keystroke the back-light was turned on and I was good to go! The keyboard is your basics laptop keyboard. Im used to a mechanical keyboard, so it takes some getting used to. But it works well. Flipping the laptop into tablet mode is really just as simple as opening it all the way up and folding the keyboard under the screen. Then you can use the computer just as you would a tablet. I found the screen to be very responsive, even to the slightest touch. It is just as quick as it is in the laptop mode as well. As far as the ports go, you get 2 USB, a USB-C, HDMI, SD card reader and a headphone jack. No CD drive or anything like that. But the included ports should easily cover most peoples needs. Overall, this is a solid laptop with very speedy performance! I could see it being used at the office, at the home, for school and everything in between. It truly is an all around great machine! The battery life is great on it too. I can easily use it for a day without having to charge it! I highly recommend this laptop for anyone in the market for a 2 in 1 machine!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and Slim Lines

    Posted
    KansasMeddlingMom
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Setup of this laptop was very simple and straight forward. From an aesthetic standpoint, I really appreciate the slim lines and "low profile". Of course, Also, the machine is lightweight and easily transportable in a backpack, purse, or even a large purse. This unit literally runs in a low profile mode since it is silent with its solid state components. I personally like the 2 in 1 feature so that it can be used either as a laptop or a tablet and the touch screen feature is easily executable. It would have been nice to have Dell include a pen for this 2 in 1 because some manufacturers do include that as part of the package. I am not a gamer so I cannot evaluate the speed meant for that functions. However, the screen resolution is high and defined, crystal clear. Since I am a CPA by trade, it would have been a nice design item to have a 10 key pad since there is plenty of room for it, but only a CPA would think in those terms. I have read the negative reviews for this unit on Best Buy's website. I received this machine about 5 months ago, but since I have other numerous desktop devices because of my profession, this laptop is not a day to day device for me, rather it is when I go on vacation and need something mobile, but bigger than a smartphone to load pictures on, keep up with email, and use the internet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    There's a lot under the hood!

    Posted
    Cipher469
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    Dell has come a long way from the trunk of Michael Dell’s car in Austin, TX years ago. Dell laptops often come at a healthy cost, but they are usually worth the investment. This new Inspiron 15 (Model 7586) proves to be a good example. The 7586 comes well loaded: * A fast quad-core Intel i7 (8th Gen.) processor makes for fast processing. * The 8GB processing memory is combined with a 512GB drive and should be plenty for most household users. *The 2-in-1 feature provides several options for using/viewing the laptop. For anyone doing presentations, this feature is especially useful. *The full HD touch screen produces top grade color, and the screen works just fine with a light touch. *The back-lit keyboard, which is a must. *Intel graphics produce excellent picture quality, be it photo or video. *Intel Next-Gen wireless connectivity is amazing. Setting up the laptop downstairs, it connected my router (upstairs) immediately. Both my printers (upstairs) were located and operational in less than a minute for each. *Sound quality from the speakers is very good. *HDMI port, media reader, fingerprint reader for more security, webcam with microphone, long battery lift, etc. etc. Setting up the 7586 is a pretty simple process. One very pleasant setup surprise was that once I activated the laptop’s Microsoft 10 license, my MS Office suite was automatically downloaded from the MS Cloud, saving a lot of time and effort. I am very pleased with the 7586 so far and look forward to getting a lot of use out of it. There is really only one thing it doesn’t have that I would normally require on a laptop: there is no number pad. However, I plan to use the 7586 as my “desktop” to replace an older laptop serving the same purpose for a number of years. It will be paired with a wireless mouse and keyboard (with number pad), so no big deal. Also, I have another laptop that I use for portability. As mentioned at the beginning, a Dell does come at a premium price; but, on the other hand, the 7586 has a lot under the hood!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    Posted
    billr920
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I was expecting great things from Dell and I'm sure they have good products! This Particular Laptop so far is a disappointment. During first set up (power on) it took quite some time and near the end went right into a bios update, I have run into some quirky driver issues once I was in windows. I also Noticed when I tried to set up Cortana, she could not hear me. I researched the LT specs and appears to have a mic in the lid like most LT's Do, but found not working. I checked Device Manager and related drivers appear ok. I ran Dells built in diagnostics, all passed ok, my suspicion is the Mic or cable connection or maybe doesn't actually have a mic? Not sure cause spec description is somewhat vague. This Laptop physically is the same size as another non-dell laptop that I own and this keyboard does not include a 10 key pad which I have become quite accustomed to using especially when performing financial calculations. I have not loaded any software yet due to I will be doing a factory reset in hopes that things will work better. In the meantime, the laptop continues to have a very slow boot up time which is surprising, considering the 512 SSD and I7 Processor. On the plus side, astatically has a great look and feel. The back lit keyboard is easy and quiet. The sign in finger sensor works well. The screen resolution is good and has settings like a HDTV for various themes such as movie or sports and such. The speakers are on the bottom front and curve up slightly on the sides and still sound good even on a flat surface. There are also various sound choices. Charge up time is pretty quick and I have seen approximately 6.5 hours on a charge depending on type of use. Includes 2 usb ports, 1 usb c port, HDMI, SD Slot, headphone/Mic combo jack. At this time, I cannot recommend this particular model. I will update this post if these issues are resolved.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      YourDellTeam

      billr920,

      We're sorry to hear about the problems you've had with your computer so far. We're glad that you were able to get through all of the updates so that your computer can run the way it's supposed to. If you have additional questions about your computer you can refer to our Product Support Page here: https://dell.to/2Qt7ydO.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and high performance.

    Posted
    charliehustle77
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I’ve owned quite a few laptops in my day never a 2 in 1. Never really had any interest in them but this one? I love this Dell. I’ll start with when you pull it out of the box, this doesn’t feel like your run of the mill Dell (sorry dell). Sheweee! She’s pretty. The Dell has some weight to it, not too much, but at .7lbs it’s just enough to where it doesn’t feel like a flimsy cheapo laptop. It’s got actual really nice brushed aluminum on the outside, not aluminum look plastic like my old inspiron. The hinges feel substantial and strong, they feel like they’ll support the flipping back and forth you’ll be doing with the Dell. You’ve got your HDMI, USB-C, 2 standard USB, headphone/mic and an SD card ports on the sides. Various levels of backlighting on the keyboard is nice, not just on and off. It’s got a fingerprint scanner and I had to look to find the webcam because of the way it’s built into the screen. The speakers are decent for a .70” laptop. The screen, while being 1080p looks gorgeous. Very crisp and responsive to the touch with just the right amount of bezel. Playing games on the touchscreen in tablet mode feels great. The internals of the dell has some gems. 8gb ram, solid state drive and 8th gen I7 quad core processor make this machine very quick for normal everyday usage. I haven’t loaded anything crazy big on this laptop as of yet, but out of the box it’s probably the fastest computer I have. I really, really like this laptop. It looks cool, it runs great, it’s fast and it’s a 2 in 1. I would have never thought I would enjoy a 2 in 1 touch screen laptop this size, as much as I do. This one Is definitely a-go. Great job Dell!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice device!

    Posted
    LSNerd
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    Over the years I have had a number of Dell devices almost always favoring my XPS because of it's compact size and good performance. I always looked at the Inspiron line as the entry level. At least now I can say I was wrong. I had been using a device from a company that makes operating systems but after 5 years the device was getting a bit slow. Since I have aged a bit I decided to go with a slightly larger screen but didn't want to sacrifice performance. I also didn't want to spend $2500 on a device! I started with the specs that I wanted in a device; i7 processor, 8 gig of memory and a half terabyte of storage. The flexibility of a tablet would be a huge plus. 4K would be a nice to have but not a critical factor. When I matched up my requirements the Inspiron fit the bill at a very reasonable price point. Weight wise, it isn't much heavier than my Pro tablet but with a lot more real estate. The aluminum case has a nice feel to it. The screen is crisp and clear and the keyboard lighting is adjustable. It works with my touch pen and the touchscreen is very responsive. One feature that I didn't realized it had was a fingerprint reader for logging me in. SO much quicker! I tried the camera in almost complete darkness and it still had good quality. The device is fast! between the i7 processor and the SSD disc system, wait times are minimal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm satisfied

    Posted
    Rodgman
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased this computer when it was on sale. Great value for the money. I've spent the last week setting it up and configuring everything to suit my needs. So far, no complaints, although I did initially have some problems with the fingerprint reader intermittently not working. I recommend visiting the Dell support web site and installing all driver updates as I think this helped to resolve my issue. The build of the computer is very solid. It feels like a premium laptop. The keyboard works quite well (no mushiness) with nice spacing between the keys. There’s been some complaints about the screen not being bright enough, but it hasn’t been a problem for me so far. I don’t expect a laptop to have the brightness of a desktop monitor. The computer is amazingly fast with the solid-state drive. Startup, restarts and shutdown takes very little time. Once you’ve worked with a SSD, you will never go back to a traditional hard drive again. This is definitely the quietest laptop I have ever owned. Occasionally, I will hear the fan kick on, but it’s hardly noticeable. I’ve always had good experiences with Dell products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    i7+512ssd+8gb ram+ 1080p ips=

    Posted
    BestbuyGuy210
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    Amazing! This 2in1 Dell laptop is very well balanced with all the specs. Beautiful design!You have an i7 quad core cpu (1.9 to 4.6) with a 512GB SSD. Yes 8gb is standard nowadays but it’s plenty. I will be upgrading to 16gb soon though. Load times are amazing. Boot times as well. I myself don’t do video editing or heavy gaming on this. But I did run a pass mark test and it came out with a 3308.5 score. This 2 in 1 doesn’t have a dedicated gpu. The built in gpu is actually pretty solid for mild gaming. Web pages load quickly, videos playback is smooth on the 1080p IPS screen. Great contrast and viewing angles. The screen doesn’t get as bright as I would have liked. But not the end of the world. Sharp picture for sure. Now to the not so bad/great parts of this otherwise great laptop. Room for improvement. 1st. While flipped back into tablet mode, the screen doesn’t sit 100% flush while upright but does when laid down flat. The webcam while many people don’t use. Some do to skype family won’t love the 720p 30 FPS resolution. Lastly the speakers are loud enough I feel they could have been amped up a tad bit. Other than those minor personal issues, I feel like this is by far one of the best laptops I’ve owned. Well worth the price. Good luck and I hope this helps!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Built for work

    Posted
    HoMi3
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This is a snappy little 2 in 1. It has some good internal performance that won't let you down when working away. The Intel Core i7 at the core of it all is great. Met with a 8 gigs of ram, which is standard now a days, and the 512 gigs of SSD memory makes this a very capable machine. This is a laptop for work and play. Being a 2 in 1 with a flip back 15 inch touch screen display means that you can have the best of both worlds. Work while at a desk or on your lap in the standard laptop form or convert the display back and carry it around or play some videos on it. Although I wish that the display got a bit brighter and that it didn't become such a huge fingerprint magnet, I love that it is very responsive to touch. There is no noticeable delay in feedback even with plenty of programs opened in the background. If input/output choices are important for you, I think you would be set with this one. It has the choices that I believe are important to have in 2018.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Upgrade

    Posted
    TonyB
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    My personal laptop I've used for about 4 years now was feeling dated. So when this Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 arrived I was quite excited to give it a try. Right out of the box I had to go through the process of set up.The entire set up process took about 30 minutes to complete and was guided through each step of the way. The only issue I had was my version of windows was not activated during initial set up and with a quick call to dell support they were able to fix the issue ASAP. The representative that helped me was very thorough, patient and willingly exhausted all of my questions with extreme tact. Once off of the call and with my Dell running optimally, I put it through its paces. I went to various websites utilizing Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome, they both did excellent. I played a few games each one loaded fast and the graphics are amazing. After that I went on a YouTube binge and the display has outstanding resolution. One of my favorite features is the fingerprint scanner, which allows me quick access to log on onto my laptop. The start time is less than a 30 seconds and I'm logged on in well under a minute. I'm able to download large files in a short amount of time and edit my GoPro footage with ease. This was an Excellent Upgrade and I won't be going back to my $1,100 four year old SP3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Laptop

    Posted
    Doug
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    Dell has been known for years as a good choice for laptops and other computers, whether you're a student, an engineer or simply a parent helping your kids with homework. This Dell Inspiron brings Intel's 8th generation Core i7 CPU to power through even the most demanding workloads. 8GB of memory and 512GB of storage will be more than enough for all but the most serious gamers or enterprise users. Setting up the Inspiron 2-in-1 is quite simple, thanks to the updated Windows 10 out of the box experience. Cortana walks you effortlessly though all the steps. I did run into issues with the fingerprint reader though and its dual role as the power button was probably not a good idea. It would have been better for Dell to simply use a depth camera for Windows Hello rather than a fingerprint reader.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised!

    Posted
    Boogie2525
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Since 2009 I haven't owned anything outside of Apple when it comes to computers, but after using this computer for a few days, I was really impressed! I've never owned a touchscreen computer before, and I really like it. This is probably one of my favorite features! I really love how the computer boots up in less time than normal and the picture is pretty nice too! I'm still having a problem with no disk drive, but I guess that's the norm with all the new laptops. I would have really liked to watch some movies on this to see how they would look, but everything else about this computer, including the fingerprint scanner is spot-on! MacBook users may want to take a look at this computer as well, because I never thought I would like anything outside of a Mac, but I was totally surprised by how much I loved this computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend