The Dell Inspiron family of laptops are designed for the home or home office. As such, they offer a variety of designs in three different series – the Inspiron 7000 Series, the Inspiron 5000 Series and the Inspiron 3000 Series. Today, we are going to take a look at one of their latest 2-in-1 laptops from the Dell Inspiron 7000 Series – the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568).
Do note that Dell offers two Dell Inspiron 15 7000 models. The standard (non-convertible) version has a specific model number of 7559, while the 2-in-1 convertible version has a specific model number of 7568.
Updated @ 2016-04-07 : Updated many aspects of the review. Clarified the official name as the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 Laptop.
Unboxing The Dell Inspiron 15 7568 2-in-1 Laptop
The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) comes in a brown, nondescript Dell laptop box. Inside, the laptop itself is cradled between two cardboard spacers. A small compartment on the side contained the power brick and cable, while a small leaflet on the laptop’s safety and regulatory compliance can be found inside as well.
The Inspiron 15 7568 did not come with any manual or CD. Since this is a review unit, we are not sure if this is the standard kit. After all, it didn’t even ship with the correct power plug.
The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 Laptop
The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) is a premium convertible laptop that is designed to switch effortlessly between the standard laptop mode, and a tablet mode. Although 2-in-1 convertible laptops are not new, this model is unique in that it has a large 15.6″ display, making it one of the very few 15.6″ convertible laptops in the market.
It ships with a matte black display cover and base. Unlike some other Dell Inspiron models, you cannot swap them for different coloured covers. The palm rest area has a brushed aluminium finish, which feels cool to touch and makes it easier visually to pick out the individual keys of the black keyboard.
There are two types of 2-in-1 laptops. The detachable type allows you to pull off the screen section to use as a tablet. It allows the tablet to be thinner and lighter.
The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) is classified as convertible type – you switch to the tablet mode by flipping the keyboard section all the way over. This makes for a thicker and heavier tablet, but it also allows the Dell Inspiron 15 7568 to used in different modes – laptop mode, stand mode, tent mode, tablet mode.
Although the 15.6″ capacitive touch screen offers a lot of display real estate, we immediately found that it was unwieldy to use in its tablet mode. The Dell Inspiron 15 7568 weighs 2.17 kg, and that is compounded by the large display. You will not be cradling it very long with one arm. It is really best used in one of the other three modes.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) Specifications
|Specifications||Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) Laptop|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language (64-bit)|
|Pre-Installed Software||Microsoft Office 2016 Trial
McAfee Security Center (15 month subscription)
|Processor||6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U dual-core processor
- 2.5 GHz base frequency. 3.1 GHz boost frequency
- 4 MB L2 cache
|Memory||8 GB Single Channel DDR3L-1600 memory|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 520|
|Display||15.6" Backlit LED touch display
- TrueLife Technology
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution
|Storage||1 TB Toshiba MQ02ABF100 hard disk drive
- 5400 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA3
|Wireless Connectivity||Intel 3165AC module
- 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual band (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
|Camera||Integrated widescreen 720p webcam with dual digital microphone array|
|Audio||2 tuned speakers with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
1 combo headphone / microphone jack
|Battery||Integrated 3-cell lithium-ion battery
- 43 WHr / 3700 mAh @ 11.4 V
|A/C Adapter||45 watt AC adapter|
|Ports||HDMI 1.4a x 1
USB 3.0 with PowerShare x 1, USB 3.0 x 2
Noble lock slot
SD / MMC card slot
|Keyboard||Full-sized, backlit, spill-resistant keyboard|
|Touchpad||Multi-touch gesture-enabled touchpad with integrated scrolling|
|Dimensions||Height : 19.9 mm (0.78")
Width : 381.9 mm (15.04")
Depth : 252.5 mm (9.94")
|Weight||2.17 kg (4.8 lbs)|
|Warranty (Default)||2 Year ProSupport (Next Business Day Onsite Service)|
|Regulatory Compliance||E-Star 6, EPEAT Silver|
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