Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 Laptop Review Rev. 2.0

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Closer Look At The Inspiron 15 7000 (7568)

On the left side of the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon), you will find a Noble lock slot, the power port, a HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports and a headphone port. The USB 3.0 port next to the HDMI port supports PowerShare, which allows you to recharge your mobile devices even when the Inspiron 15 is powered down.

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The Dell Inspiron 15 7568 does not have an optical drive (who still uses one these days?), so you will only find a USB 3.0 port and a SD / MMC card reader on the far end, and a Power button and a volume control toggle near the front end.

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Just around the corner is a small LED light that serves as a Power and battery status light :

Solid white – Power adapter is connected, and the battery has more than 5% charge.

Solid yellow – Computer is running on battery, and the battery has less than 5% charge.

Off – Computer is in sleep state, hibernation or turned off / Computer is running and the battery has more than 5% charge

Note the rubber strip near the LED light. There’s another one on the other side of the keyboard. They protect the brushed aluminium surface of the palm rest and the glass surface of the display from each other.

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The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) has a full-sized, spill-resistant keyboard with backlit keys. It also comes with a large, multi-touch touchpad that supports gestures and scrolling. Those who come from a Mac background will love it.

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Like all convertible laptops, the Dell Inspiron 15 7568 uses a special hinge. It is not just the ability to completely fold the keyboard section behind the display. The hinge also has a constant friction that allows it to be easily used to convert the Inspiron 15 7568 into four different modes.

Although the Inspiron 15 7568 has a nice and large capacitive touch screen display, Dell appeared to have skipped the oleophobic coating, or didn’t use a particularly good one. It was quite susceptible to fingerprint stains.

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Flipping the Inspiron 15 7568 over, you will find two small speaker slots on each side, just under the palm rest. Each speaker has a 2.5 W peak power output. Near the back is a small black label with the Service Tag and Express Service Code.

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Right next to it is a series of vents for the CPU cooler. There is another set of vents hidden under it. They both allow the heat from the Intel Core i7-6500U processor inside to be exhausted out the back of the laptop. This is the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor (codenamed Skylake), so it is not just very powerful, it also uses and dissipates relatively little heat – just 15 W.

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  2. vaporizethesmoke

    Hey,

    Thank you for your post, it is really helpful.

    So, I have purchased the Dell Inspiron 7568 2-in-1 from Best Buy. It is the 4K resolution laptop and is equipped with Intel HD Graphics 520 display. However, I am into gaming and wanted to purchase a separate graphic card off of Newegg to install on this laptop. Please advice me what my options are, if I can upgrade the graphic card on this laptop in any way and which graphic card would be compatible with my laptop. Any links with more information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your help and support, it is much appreciated!

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Dr. Adrian Wong

      You cannot actually upgrade it with a separate graphics card, at least not those sold in Newegg. Those are for desktop computers.

      However, Dell offers an AMD Radeon R7 M270 4GB GPU upgrade for the Inspiron 15 7000 that you can opt for.

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      1. vaporizethesmoke

        I see. Thanks a lot for your reply, Adrian.

        About the AMD Radeon R7 M270 4GB GPU, are you 100% sure that it will be compatible with my Dell Inspiron 15-7568 (4K resolution laptop)? Is there a way for me to check this online too, maybe a website that checks compatibility? If not, how can I go about confirming that it will indeed be compatible with my laptop, what information should I look up? Any links are greatly appreciated. Finally, are there any other graphic cards that I can upgrade to/install/replace the current Intel HD Graphics 520 with?

        Thanks a bunch for all of your help!!!

        Reply
  3. kenny

    I just bought the Samsung Evo SSD 2.5 / 250 hard drive from eBay . Can you recommend a safe way to load windows 10 using a USB storage drive .

    Also , is the ram upgradable to 16 . The Dell tech I talked to online said no but , I’ve already several post from other online sites claiming it’s okay to do so .

    Reply
    1. Dr. Adrian Wong

      You need to make the USB drive bootable, before copying the Windows 10 installation files to it. Then you can boot from the USB drive and install Windows 10.

      Yes, you can upgrade the RAM. The online service manual (http://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/19/inspiron-15-7568-laptop/Ins15_7568_SM?guid=&lang=) details how to remove and replace the memory modules.

      It only has a single SODIMM slot, so you will need to purchase a 16 GB SODIMM module….

      Reply
    1. Dr. Adrian Wong

      No, but we are already using 16 GB of RAM in a much older Inspiron 15 model. We recommend that you bring it to the shop to test if the memory modules work before paying for them.

      Reply

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