Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Hands-On Review: Yay or Nay?
Hi merry goers!
Looking for a affordable laptop that doesn't break the bank but still offers strong performance plus is also a convertible? Introducing the Inspiron 13 7000; another recommendable premium laptop from Dell. If you've read my previous review on the XPS 13, I was really impressed with how sleek and compatible the XPS 13 was and I was really sad to say goodbye to it.
However, I had the opportunity to work closely with the Inspiron 13 7000 and here's my thoughts on it. Powered by 8th Generation Intel processors, there is no doubt that this i7 laptop will deliver strong performance. It features a 13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angles meaning you really get great visual experience plus it also supports active pen for digital drawing, writing and note taking.
Ever since I worked using the XPS 13, I have been addicted to using a touch screen laptop because it makes my photo editing process so much easier! Plus I'm not confined to a table to use it as I can just flip it to tab mode and voila; work done. The Inspiron 13 7000 is also compact and light weight which made it perfect as I regularly move around for work. So for those of you who are always on the go and looking for a compact laptop, the Inspiron 13 7000 is a good choice to consider. The keyboard is stylish and is comfortable to type on although the touchpad requires a bit more work.
Watching movies is was enjoyable with the sharp and vivid color tone plus satisfying details in darker scenes. There are two speakers located at the bottom which is loud enough for daily usage but don't expect to get a cinematic audio effect with it.
One downside for me would be the slightly shorter battery life which could last me around 2 to 3 hours on full use and compared to the XPS 13, it heats up faster making it uncomfortable to use if I put it on my lap.
However, you do get a flexible device with sufficient number of ports and a really premium aluminium built plus it is an 8th Gen laptop. Since the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is a convertible, this means you can flip the lid back 360 degrees and change it to tablet mode. I love using it in tablet mode especially when I'm lazing in bed and watching my favourite K-drama or when I'm on the MRT and need to get some quick work done.
Besides that, the Inspiron 13 7000 has sufficient ports you'll need for work and play. On the left side you have the charging port, USB Type-C connector that can charge the laptop, an HDMI output, a USB 3.0 port and a 3.5mm audio jack. Meanwhile you have the SD Card reader, USB 3.1 port and a Noble Wedge Lock Slot on the right.
The pricing for the unit I received is RM4,715 (without GST). For more info regarding other configurations, kindly visit Dell Malaysia Online. Once again, thanks to Dell Malaysia for giving me the opportunity to review the Inspiron 13 7000.
Til next time,