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Here Is Everything Dell Announced At Computex 2019!

Dell just went full force at Computex 2019, with a wide range of consumer desktop and mobile products!

Here is the full scoop on everything Dell announced at Computex 2019!

 

The Complete Dell Computex 2019 Press Briefing

Last week, Dell gave us an exclusive first look at the new desktop and mobile products they are announcing at Computex 2019.

This webcast will tell you everything you need to know about the Dell Computex 2019 product launches :

 

Dell Home Installation Services

The Dell Home Installation Services offer an easy, time-saving way to set up your new or refurbished Dell Inspiron, XPS, G-Series and Alienware laptops and PCs at home. You can even buy it as a gift for someone else!

How does it work? When your new or refurbished Dell laptop or PC arrives, a Dell technician will :

  • Unpack and install it
  • Perform the system start-up
  • Connect to your home network, and pair it with your peripheral devices

There are optional add-on services, like :

  • migrating your data or personalized settings from the previous PC
  • installing additional components like memory, sound cards, video card, a secondary hard drive, an optical drive and multiple monitors

The Dell Home Installation Services is now available in 12 countries – Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the US, and New Zealand.

 

2019 Dell Inspiron Models

Dell launched six new Inspiron laptops, and two Inspiron AIO models.

Inspiron 15 7000 (7590, 7591)

  • Ultralight, no-compromise performance laptops
  • 9th Gen Intel Core H-class processor, dual SSDs and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics
  • Dual heat pipes, fans and drop-hinge
  • Available with immediate effect in APJ, China and MEA
  • Prices start at $999.99

Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 (7590)

  • Patent-pending design that stores full-size Active Pen in hinge
  • Adaptive thermal technology for greater comfort and performance
  • Available since 16 May 2019, with prices starting at $1,499.99

Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (7390)

  • Patent-pending design that stores full-size Active Pen in hinge
  • Adaptive thermal technology for greater comfort and performance
  • Available since 16 May 2019, with prices starting at $1,349.99

Inspiron 13 5000 (5390)

  • Thin and light design, with narrow borders and diamond-cut edges
  • Optional mobile broadband capabilities to keep you connected on-the-go
  • Available with immediate effect in China and MEA
  • Prices start at $579.99, and $729.99 for the WWAN option

Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 (3195)

  • Small, compact companion device with HD touchscreen
  • Powered by a 7th Gen AMD processor
  • Available beginning 10 June 2019

2019 Inspiron 27 7000 AIO

  • Redesigned with a bottom-mounted stand and clean aesthetics
  • 27-inch InfinityEdge FHD display, with Dell Cinema audio
  • Available starting 26 July 2019, with prices starting at $949.99

2019 Inspiron 24 5000 AIO

  • Redesigned with a bottom-mounted stand and clean aesthetics
  • 24-inch InfinityEdge FHD display, with Dell Cinema audio
  • Available starting 26 July 2019, with prices starting at $699.99

 

2019 Dell Vostro Models

Vostro 15 7000 (7590)

  • Latest Intel H-series 6-core processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics
  • Triple drive expandability storage options, with numeric keypad
  • Available starting 16 May 2019, with prices starting at $1,149.99

Vostro 13 5000 (5390)

  • Encased in aluminium and glass fibre, this is the thinnest and lightest Vostro ever
  • Comes with advanced video conferencing technology
  • Available starting 16 May 2019, with prices starting at $849.99

 

2019 Dell Precision Models

Precision 7740 Mobile Workstation

  • Up to 128 GB of 2666 MHz ECC memory, with up to 3200 MHz SuperSpeed memory
  • Available in Early July 2019, with prices starting at $1,409

Precision 7540 Mobile Workstation

  • Up to 128 GB of 2666 MHz ECC memory, with up to 3200 MHz SuperSpeed memory
  • Available in Early July 2019, with prices starting at $1,149

Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation

  • Thin and light – 15.6-inch InfinityEdge display in a 14-inch chassis
  • 9th Gen Intel Core or Xeon 8-core processor with up to NVIDIA Quadra T2000 (4GB) graphics
  • Available in Early July 2019, with prices starting at $1,339

Precision 3930 Rack Workstation

  • Available in Mid-July 2019, with prices starting at $879

Precision 3630 Tower Workstation

  • Available in Mid-July 2019, with prices starting at $609

Precision 3431 Tower Workstation

  • Available in June 2019, with prices starting at $609

 

2019 Dell Gaming Models

Dell G3 15 (3590)

  • Chassis with colour accents and high / matte / pattern moulded finishes
  • Available beginning 28 May 2019, with prices starting at $799

 

2019 Alienware Models

2019 Alienware m17

  • First Legend-designed thin and light Alienware laptop
  • 9th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce 16 series graphics
  • 4K HDR400 OLED display with 240 Hz refresh rate
  • Available starting 11 June 2019, with prices starting at $1,499.99

2019 Alienware m15

  • First Legend-designed thin and light Alienware laptop
  • 9th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce 16 series graphics
  • 4K HDR400 OLED display with 240 Hz refresh rate
  • Available starting 11 June 2019, with prices starting at $1,499.99

Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset (AW510H)

  • Fully-immersive surround sound, with retractable boom microphone
  • Alienware Legend Design, with non-exposed extenders and comfort-fit ear cups
  • Available 31 July 2019 (Dark Side of the Moon), 7 August 2019 (Lunar Light) with prices starting at $99.99

Alienware Stereo Gaming Headset (AW310H)

  • Deeper resonance, high-resolution audio quality
  • Ear cups with plush memory foam and sports fabric, and textured fabric headband
  • Available on 31 July 2019 with prices starting at $79.99

 

2019 Dell XPS Models

XPS 15 (7590)

  • Smallest webcam ever mounted at the top of the InfinityEdge display
  • Up to 8-core 9th Gen Intel Core processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics
  • Available with UltraSharp 4K touch display with 100% Adobe RGB colour, or OLED display
  • Available 28 May 2019, with prices starting at $999.99, or $1,899.99 (OLED)

XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390)

  • Improved InfinityEdge display with 7% larger display area
  • Up to 2.5X more performance in 8% thinner form factor than previous generation
  • Coming soon, with prices starting at $999.99

 

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The 2019 Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 Laptops Revealed!

At CES 2019, Dell revealed the 13-inch and 15-inch 2019 Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 laptops that boast a new Adaptive Thermal technology and a hinge bay for its Active Pen!

In this article, we will share with you the official 2019 Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 tech briefing, as well as their key features, price and availability.

The 2019 Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 Laptops

The new 13” and 15” 2019 Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 devices are powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors, with new Adaptive Thermal technology.

The Dell Adaptive Thermal technology is designed to switch its performance profile based on how you hold the laptop! It will, for example, switch to a lower power profile to generate less heat when you are watching movies on a lap, and ramp up to full power when you are working on a desk.

It has an aluminium body with narrow borders and a diamond-cut finish on the touchpad edge. Its hinge has a first-of-its-kind bay for a full-sized Active Pen.

In addition, the 2019 Dell Inspiron 7000 series 2-in-1 devices have a new keyboard with a new power key that has a built-in fingerprint sensor. This allows Dell to actually fit a number pad into the 15-inch model, for the first time.

2019 Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 Price + Availability

Dell has not revealed its price points for the 13-inch and 15-inch 2019 Dell Inspiron 7000 models, but they have scheduled their availability for June or July 2019.

We will update the article, as and when we receive more details from Dell.

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Dell Showcases New 2018 Inspiron 5000 + 7000 Laptops!

Today, Dell revealed the 2018 Inspiron 5000 and 2018 Inspiron 7000 laptops in a showcase they themed “A Day with Dell“. They also showcased the new 24-inch and 27-inch Dell gaming monitors, as well as the new Dell Cinema technologies launched at CES 2018. Check them out!

 

The New 2018 Inspiron 5000 + 7000 Laptops From Dell

Dell revealed four new Inspiron laptops – the 2018 Inspiron 5000, the 2018 Inspiron 5000 2-in-1, the 2018 Inspiron 13 7000, and the 2018 Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1. Dell’s Christopher Choong explains their new features :

The 2018 Inspiron 13 7000 (7380) Laptop

The new 2018 Inspiron 13 7000 (7380) laptop runs on the latest 8th Gen Intel Core quad-core processor, with Intel HD Graphics. It boasts narrow display bezels and is available in Platinum Silver and Pink Champagne.

Designed for movie enthusiasts in mind, it comes equipped with CinemaColor, CinemaStream as well as CinemaSound technologies that deliver the best possible viewing experience.

The 2018 Inspiron 13 7000 (7386) 2-in-1 Laptop

The new Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (7386) laptop combines a brushed aluminium exterior with a smooth and sleek design. It is a 13-inch convertible laptop runs on the latest 8th Generation Intel U-Series processors, with optional 4K UHD display and fingerprint scanner.

It also features improved thermal flow to move hot air out through hidden vents, ensuring high performance with a comfortable experience during extended computing sessions.

The new Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 narrower bezels, thanks to a new 2.7mm miniaturised webcam that offers greater performance in low light with Temporal Noise Reduction – the first PC-integrated USB camera to use this technology. This 2-in-1 laptop is also Alexa-ready so you can easily create lists, set reminders, ask for the weather, play music, manage appointments and more – all with your voice.

The 2018 Inspiron 14 5000 (5480) Laptop

The new 2018 Inspiron 14 5000 (5480) laptop is available in Platinum Silver, with narrow bezels for a more stylish look. It comes with a USB Type C port for power delivery and display support, as well as a regular power port.

The new Inspiron 14 5000 laptop runs on the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors, with up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory, and storage options including SSDs and dual drives. It can also be equipped with discrete graphics up to the NVIDIA GeForce MX150, an optional backlit keyboard, and an optional fingerprint reader.

The 2018 Inspiron 14 5000 (5482) 2-in-1 Laptop

The 2018 Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 (5482) boasts many of the top-of-the-line enhancements of the 7000 series, including thermal routing and narrow bezels. It runs on the latest 8th Generation Intel U Series processors, and comes with a USB Type-C port for power delivery and display support. It can be equipped with optional NVIDIA GeForce MX130 discrete graphics.

New Dell G-Series 24-inch and 27-inch Gaming Monitors

Dell also enhanced their gaming monitor portfolio with the 24-inch Dell S2419HGF FHD monitor, and the 27-inch Dell S2719DGF QHD monitor. They both feature fast overclocked refresh rates (144 Hz for 24-inch, 155 Hz for 27-inch), and an extremely rapid 1 ms response time for gameplay with minimum input lag. They both support AMD FreeSync as well for tear-free gaming.

 

The 2018 Inspiron + Dell G Monitor Price + Availability

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The new 2018 Inspiron laptops and Dell G monitors are available with immediate effect, with these starting prices :

  • Inspiron 13 7000 (7386) 2-in-1 : RM 4,699
  • Inspiron 13 7000 (7380) : RM 3,759
  • Inspiron 14 5000 (5482) 2-in-1 : RM 2,919
  • Inspiron 14 5000 (5480) : RM 2,869
  • 24″ Dell S2419HGF Gaming Monitor : RM 979
  • 27″ Dell S2719DGF Gaming Monitor : RM 2.009

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The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) Laptop Review

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is the workhorse that has handled the computing needs of many companies, and homes users. Dell recently upgraded it with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors, so let’s check out the latest, refreshed Dell Inspiron 7570 model!

 

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Models

The 7570 model (Price Check) is the latest iteration of the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 laptop. Dell currently offers a base model, and a premium model. Let’s compare their specifications :

SpecificationsDell Inspiron 15 7000
(Base Model)
Dell Inspiron 15 7000
(Premium Model)
ProcessorIntel Core i5-8250U
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 1.6 GHz to 3.4 GHz
- 6 MB L3 cache
Intel Core i7-8550U
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 1.8 GHz to 4.0 GHz
- 8 MB L3 cache
Graphics ProcessorIntel UHD Graphics 620
- up to 1.1 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
- with 4 GB GDDR5 memory
Intel UHD Graphics 620
- up to 1.15 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
- with 4 GB GDDR5 memory
Memory4 GB DDR4-24008 GB DDR4-2400
Storage128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD (5400 RPM)256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD (5400 RPM)
Display15.6" IPS LED display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
15.6" IPS LED display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
CamerasHD webcam
Infra-Red Camera (for Windows Hello)
HD webcam
Infra-Red Camera (for Windows Hello)
Optical DriveNoneNone
SD Card ReaderYes, 3-in-1Yes, 3-in-1
Wireless802.11ac (dual-band, 2x2)
Bluetooth 4.2
802.11ac (dual-band, 2x2)
Bluetooth 4.2
AudioWaves MaxxAudio Pro with 2 speakersWaves MaxxAudio Pro with 2 speakers
KeyboardBacklit full-sized, spill-resistant keyboardBacklit full-sized, spill-resistant keyboard
Touch PadMulti-touch, gesture-enabled touchpad with integrated scrollingMulti-touch, gesture-enabled touchpad with integrated scrolling
Ports1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) with PowerShare
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C)
1 x Ethernet
1 x HDMI out
1 x 3.5 mm audio out
1 x Power adapter
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) with PowerShare
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C)
1 x Ethernet
1 x HDMI out
1 x 3.5 mm audio out
1 x Power adapter
Slots1 x Noble Security Lock1 x Noble Security Lock
Power3-cell lithium-ion battery
- 42 WHr capacity
- non-removable

65 W AC adapter
3-cell lithium-ion battery
- 42 WHr capacity
- non-removable

65 W AC adapter
Dimensions361.4 mm wide
244.5 mm deep
20.04 mm thick
361.4 mm wide
244.5 mm deep
20.04 mm thick
Weight1.995 kg1.995 kg
Warranty2 year Premium Support with On-Site Service2 year Premium Support with On-Site Service

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Unboxing The Dell Inspiron 15 7000

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) comes in a minimalist Dell brown cardboard box. Let’s take a quick look, and unbox it!

Inside, you will find the following items :

  • The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) laptop
  • One 65 W Dell power adaptor with power cord
  • One set of User Guide and Safety & Regulatory Information

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The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Up Close

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) is a workhorse, but Dell prettied it up as best they could. It sports a thin bezel design, reducing its overall size while maintaining a large 15.6″ display.

On the left side, you will find the power port, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C) port, a HDMI port, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) ports and the 3.5 mm audio out port.

The SD card reader is located on the right side, next to a third USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) slot and a collapsible Ethernet LAN port. Right at the end is the Noble security lock slot.

It is surprisingly thin – just 2 cm at its thickest point, and lighter than it looks at just under 2 kg.

 

Narrow Bezel IPS Display

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) sports a narrow bezel LED backlit display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. Thanks to its IPS panel, it has a wide 178° viewing angle, and a decent colour gamut.

This is not the InfinityEdge display you find in the new Dell XPS 13 2018, so there is enough space at the top for a HD web camera (1280 x 720 pixels), and the infra-red camera that allows for Windows Hello facial recognition.

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180-Degree Hinges

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) has 180-degree hinges, which allow you to lay the screen almost flat. It was meant to work in conjunction with a touch screen display (available in some countries), to allow for easier sketching, or collaboration with other people. The touch screen option is not available in Malaysia.

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Keyboard & Touchpad

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) has a full-sized keyboard with chiclet keys. It is backlit, and spill-resistant.

It comes with a relatively large touchpad that supports multi-touch gestures and scrolling.

The large surface area gives you a lot of space to rest your wrist, while keeping clear of the large touchpad.

If you are wondering where is the fingerprint sensor, Dell integrated it into the Power button on the upper right corner of the keyboard. Yes, the fingerprint sensor is PART of the Power button!

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Cooling Vents & Rubber Feet

The Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) is powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor, with an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU. All of their heat is channeled and exhausted out the back and underside, through these series of cooling vents.

Note the thick rubber strip running along the width of the Inspiron 15 7000. There is another one in the front. They keep the Inspiron 15 7000 securely “locked” to your table or lap. These rubber strips work better than four small rubber feet used in many laptops.

 

Speakers

There are two speakers – one on each side – on the underside, near the front rubber feet. They are powered by Waves MaxxAudio Pro, but don’t expect much from them. They are basic speakers. If you want better audio, use headphones.

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The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Performance

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) laptop is powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor. Specifically, you have the option of either using the Intel Core i7-8550U or the Intel Core i5-8250U processor.

The Intel Core i7-8550U has a maximum clock speed of 4 GHz and a 8 MB L3 cache, while the Core i5-8250U has a maximum clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a 6 MB L3 cache. Despite being quad-core processors with large caches, they are low-power 15 W processors.

Surprisingly for a laptop in this price range, it has a dedicated graphics processor – the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 384 stream processors. While it uses the older NVIDIA GM108 GPU,, it is still far more powerful than the Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated graphics, especially when it comes with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory.

Our model came with 8 GB of fast DDR4-2400 memory, which is fantastic. Anything less will greatly limit the performance of this laptop.

Dell offers 4 GB of DDR4-2400 memory with the Core i5 model, but we recommend upgrading to 8 GB.

 

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Storage

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) comes with both a M.2 solid state drive, and a SATA hard disk drive. The Core i5 base model comes with a small 128 GB SanDisk X400 SSD, while the Core i7 premium mdoel comes with a roomier 256 GB SanDisk X400 SSD. Both models come with a 1 TB Seagate ST1000LM035 hard disk drive.

Our model came with the 256 GB SSD, which is very nice. We have to point out that with a 128 GB SSD, you will be left with about 93 GB of free space in the SSD – hardly enough to install more than a few applications and a game or two.

That said, it comes with a 1 TB hard disk drive. It may be much slower than the SSD, but it offers plenty of storage space for your other applications, games and content. Just remember not to shake or drop the laptop while you’re using it!

 

The Battery

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) is powered by a small 3-cell lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 42 WHrs, which is recharged by a 65 W power adaptor. We understand the need to keep the Inspiron 15 7000 thinner and lighter, but this means it has a relatively short battery life.

In our battery life tests running YouTube videos on the Inspiron 15 7000 with the display brightness set to 40%, it lasted 4 hours. In our real world usage tests, we were able to work on it for about 5 hours before the battery capacity dropped to 10%.

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Our Verdict On The Dell Inspiron 15 7000

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) may be a workhorse model, but it follows the trend of making thinner and lighter laptops. It is now just 20 mm thick, and weighs just 2 kg. A far cry from the older 15.6″ Inspiron models of the past.

In fact, the overall size of the Inspiron 15 7000 has been reduced, Thanks to thinner bezels, the large 15.6″ display fits in a form factor that is closer to that of a traditional 14″ laptop.

What the Inspiron 15 7000 lacks in inspired beauty, it makes up for in sheer power – quad-core Intel processors, and an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU with 4GB of RAM. It even comes with dual storage drives – a fast solid state drive, and a large capacity hard disk drive.

The truly unfortunate thing is its small 3-cell battery. We managed to get 5 hours of real-world usage out of it. Not bad considering how much performance we are getting out of the Inspiron 15 7000, but it sure gave us battery life anxiety when we used it on-the-go.

All in all, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) offers a nice combination of powerful computing and graphics performance with a large display in a relatively thin and compact form factor. On top of that, you get the best of both worlds when it comes to storage – a very fast solid state drive + a spacious hard disk drive.

Pros Cons
15.6″ Full HD IPS display with 178° viewing angle Small battery capacity, with a relatively short battery life
Smaller form factor that is 20 mm thin, and only weighs 2.0 kg Unimpressive speakers
Comes with both an SSD and a HDD Bulky power adaptor
Has an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory  
Cool-running, thanks to improved cooling solution  
Fingerprint sensor and infra-red camera for quick Windows Hello login.  
Full-sized backlit spill-resistant keyboard

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The 2017 Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop Revealed!

Dell just introduced a new Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop – the Inspiron 15 7577 Gaming. Let’s find out what’s new about this gaming laptop!

 

Introducing The 2017 Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop

The 2017 Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop keeps the 7th Generation Intel Core processors from the  previous-generation 7567 Series, but adds an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete graphics option, with NVIDIA Max-Q Design.

What is the NVIDIA Max-Q Design? It is a new NVIDIA design approach that allows gaming laptops to support more powerful graphics processors while becoming thinner and quieter. For more details, read our NVIDIA Max-Q Design Tech Briefing!

We also had the opportunity to take a close-up look at the 2017 Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop (7577). Check out our hands-on preview video!

Here in Malaysia, it comes with a 15.6″ Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x1080, and anti-glare coating. In some countries, you may be offered an Ultra HD IPS display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160.

The 2017 Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop also offers multiple storage options. You can either opt for a single hard disk drive, or pair it with a fast SSD. Dell currently offers either a 128 GB or 256 GB SSD, and a 1 TB hard disk drive.

 

The 2017 Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Presentation

In this video, Christopher Choong, Dell Field Marketing Manager shares with us the key features of the 2017 Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop.

The 2017 Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop also has a new 2×2 WiFi antenna design with improved wireless performance, and a new quick-charge battery that gets up to 80% capacity within an hour. It also has a Thunderbolt 3 port that allows you to connect multiple devices (including support for up to two 4K displays) with transfers up to 40 Gbps.

 

The 2017 Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Price & Availability

The 2017 Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop (7577) is available right now with a base price of RM 3,899 / ~US$ 928 with the following specifications:

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  • the Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor,
  • 4 GB of DDR4-2400 memory,
  • the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 memory,
  • and a 1 TB hard disk drive.

The price goes up to RM 6,899 / ~US$ 1,642 with these higher specifications :

  • the Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor,
  • 16 GB of DDR4-2400 memory,
  • the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with Max-Q Design and 6GB GDDR5 memory,
  • a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB hard disk drive.

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The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 Laptop Review

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 5000 Series – the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368), which recently received a minor refresh (5378).

Updated @ 2017-07-12 : Updated the article with fresh links and minor changes and corrections.

Originally posted @ 2016-11-21


 

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) Specifications

The older Inspiron 13 5368 and the newer Inspiron 13 5378 have the same build and design. They only differ in the processor and storage options. We compare their specifications for your convenience.

SpecificationsDell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368) LaptopDell Inspiron 13 5000 (5378) Laptop
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home Single Language (64-bit)Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language (64-bit)
Pre-Installed SoftwareMicrosoft Office 2016 Trial
McAfee Security Center (15 month subscription)
Microsoft Office 2016 Trial
McAfee Security Center (15 month subscription)
Processor6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U dual-core processor
- 2.5 GHz base frequency. 3.1 GHz boost frequency
- 4 MB L2 cache
6th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U dual-core processor
- 2.7 GHz base frequency. 3.5 GHz boost frequency
- 4 MB L2 cache
Memory8 GB Single Channel DDR3L-1600 memory8 GB Single Channel DDR4-2133 memory
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 520Intel HD Graphics 620
Display13.3" Backlit LED touch display
- TrueLife Technology
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution
13.3" Backlit LED touch display
- TrueLife Technology
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution
Storage256 GB SanDisk Z400s solid state drive1 TB Toshiba MQ02ABF100 hard disk drive
Optical DriveNoneNone
Wireless ConnectivityIntel 3165AC module
- 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual band (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
Intel 3165AC module
- 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual band (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
CameraIntegrated widescreen 720p webcam with dual digital microphone arrayIntegrated widescreen 720p webcam with dual digital microphone array
Audio2 tuned speakers with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
1 combo headphone / microphone jack
2 tuned speakers with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
1 combo headphone / microphone jack
BatteryIntegrated 3-cell lithium-ion battery
- 42 WHr / 2750 mAh @ 15.2 V
Integrated 3-cell lithium-ion battery
- 42 WHr / 2750 mAh @ 15.2 V
A/C Adapter45 watt AC adapter45 watt AC adapter
PortsHDMI 1.4a x 1
USB 3.0 with PowerShare x 1, USB 3.0 x 1
USB 2.0 x 1
Noble lock slot
SD card reader
HDMI 1.4a x 1
USB 3.0 with PowerShare x 1, USB 3.0 x 1
USB 2.0 x 1
Noble lock slot
SD card reader
KeyboardFull-sized, backlit keyboardFull-sized, backlit keyboard
TouchpadMulti-touch gesture-enabled touchpad with integrated scrollingMulti-touch gesture-enabled touchpad with integrated scrolling
Maximum DimensionsHeight : 20.4 mm (0.80")
Width : 324.8 mm (12.76")
Depth : 224.4 mm (8.85")
Height : 20.4 mm (0.80")
Width : 324.8 mm (12.76")
Depth : 224.4 mm (8.85")
Weight1.62 kg (3.56 lbs)1.62 kg (3.56 lbs)
Warranty (Default)2 Years Premium Support (Next Business Day Onsite Service)2 Years Premium Support (Next Business Day Onsite Service)
Regulatory ComplianceE-Star 6.1, EPEAT SilverE-Star 6.1, EPEAT Silver

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Unboxing The Dell Inspiron 13 5000

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) came in a white nondescript cardboard box. When we opened it up, we found the power brick and cable in a top tray. The laptop itself is cradled between two cardboard spacers below it.

A small leaflet on the laptop’s safety and regulatory compliance, as well as a Quick Start Guide, can be found inside. This is a review sample, but we are pretty sure this is what you can expect to find in the box of the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price).

Next Page > The Dell Inspiron 13 5000, Connectivity Options, Keyboard & Touch Pad

 

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The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 Laptop

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) is a premium convertible laptop that is designed to switch effortlessly between the standard laptop mode, and a tablet mode. It can also be used in the tent mode, and the stand mode.

It only ships in a dark grey colour, and unlike some other Dell Inspiron models, you cannot swap the display cover. The grey colour may be staid but offers great contrast for the matter black keys, which are backlit for visibility in the dark.

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) is classified as convertible type, like the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop we reviewed earlier. 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 13 5000 to used in different modes – laptop modestand modetent modetablet mode.

In our experience, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) works best in the laptop, stand and tent modes. Although it works well in the tablet mode, it feels rather chunky and heavy. After all, it is more than twice as heavy as the 12.9″ iPad Pro, and thrice as thick.

 

Connectivity Options

On the left side of the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price), you will find 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 13 5000 is powered down.

Just under the display lid in the front is a small LED light that serves as a Power and battery status light. You can also use the Fn+H key to switch it to a SSD activity light.

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

Amber — 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

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 does not have an optical drive (who still uses one these days?), so you will only find a USB 2.0 port and a SD card reader, a Power button and a volume control toggle on the right side.

 

The Keyboard & Touch Pad

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) has a full-sized keyboard with backlit keys. It is not spill-resistant though, so be careful with that coffee!

It also comes with a large, multi-touch touchpad that supports gestures and scrolling. Those who come from a Mac background will love it.

Next Page > The Hinge, Speakers & Vents, Power & Battery Life, Usability

 

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The Hinge, Speakers and Vents

Like all convertible laptops, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (Lowest Price) 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 13 5000 into four different modes.

Flipping the Inspiron 13 5000 over, you will find two small speaker ports on each side. 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.

There are two rows of cooling vents at the back. This is where the warm exhaust from the CPU cooler are vented out. Both the 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U (Inspiron 13 5368) or the 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U (Inspiron 13 5378) processors use and dissipate relatively little heat – just 15 W.

 

Power & Battery Life

Powered by the low-power 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U (Inspiron 13 5368) or the 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U (Inspiron 13 5378) processor, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) sips power. Hence, it comes with a small and light 45 W power adaptor, which is always a good thing when you travel.

That said, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 comes with a small 3-cell lithium-ion battery. As efficient as the Intel Core i7 processor may be, there is only so much battery life you can squeeze from such a small 42 Whr (2,750 mAh @ 15.2 V) battery.

In our real world tests, we could use it for 6 hours before we had to recharge it. This is decent, but a little disappointing in an age when laptops and tablets can last 8-12 hours. Dell would do well to pack in a little more battery life into the next version, especially when this battery is only rated for 300 cycles. This would mean that its battery life will fall quite rapidly after a year or so of use.

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Usability

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) is really just a smaller version of the Inspiron 15 7000 we reviewed earlier. It uses the same 2-in-1 design with the same hinges. It just comes with a plastic build, a smaller 13.3″ form factor and is consequently 25% lighter.

Even so, it is a handful to use in the tablet mode. It may be much lighter than the Inspiron 15 7000, but it still weighs 1.62 kg. You will end up using it in the regular laptop mode, or in either the tent or stand mode, where you don’t actually have to carry it.

In the non-tablet modes, it is great. Its TrueLife display with a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) delivers bright, crisp images with a wide 160° viewing angle. Perfect for presentations or movies.

We have to wonder though about the USB 2.0 port on the right side. There is really no reason why there should still be a USB 2.0 port in any laptop sold today. In fact, Dell should have included at least one Type C USB 3.1 port.

Next Page > Performance & Storage, Our Verdict

 

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Performance & Storage

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) is powered by either the Intel Core i7-6500U (Inspiron 13 5368) or the Intel Core i7-7500U (Inspiron 13 5378) processor.

Windows will show that there are four cores, but they are both dual-core processors that supports HyperThreading – hence, the four logical cores. Backed by 4 MB of L2 cache, both are fast dual-core processor. Impressive when you consider the fact that they only use 15 W of power.

The newer Intel Core i7-7500U is slightly faster and more power-efficient than the Intel Core i7-6500U, but without benchmarking them, you won’t be able to tell the difference. The Inspiron 13 5000 won’t have any problem handling office applications. You can even edit photos on its full HD display without breaking a sweat.

The Intel processor is a little hobbled by the Inspiron 13 5000’s default single-channel design. There are two SODIMM slots, but only one is populated so the processor is running with half of its peak memory bandwidth. This can be remedied by simply adding another memory module. This would also give you more memory to use.

The good news is the older Inspiron 13 5368 model comes with a 256 GB SanDisk Z400s solid state drive. The newer Inspiron 13 5378, on the other hand, comes with a 1 TB hard disk drive. The solid state drive really makes a big difference – it boots up very quickly, and does not feel sluggish like the Inspiron 15 7000 we reviewed earlier.

Unless storage space is critical to you, we still think an SSD would have been a better choice due to the way these 2-in-1 laptops are used. SSDs are virtually impervious to shock and vibration, while hard disk drives are not.

 

Our Verdict

Unlike the Inspiron 15 7000, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) can actually be used as a large tablet. You will end up laying it on your lap or a tabletop most of the time though. It is best used in the laptop mode, the tent mode and the stand mode.

Our Inspiron 13 5368 review model came with a great 256 GB SanDisk Z400S (Lowest Price) solid state drive. However, Dell currently offers a smaller 128 GB SSD option, or a 1 TB hard disk drive option, in the Inspiron 13 5378 refresh model. Always opt for the SSD option. It makes a HUGE difference in the laptop’s performance.

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You will love the performance of the Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price). The dual-core Intel Core i7 processor is fast enough to handle any work application you throw at it. The HD Graphics processor graphics is also good enough to handle full HD video playback and light gaming.

The TrueLife display is a real pleasure to use. Once you try it, you will never want to go back to the cheap TN panels that are used in many low-cost laptops. The battery life of the Inspiron 13 5000 though is pretty limited at about 6 hours. We sure wished Dell gave it a bigger battery. The small 3-cell battery will give you “range anxiety” on a long trip.

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) is a great option for anyone who wants a relatively light and powerful 13.3″ laptop. Why settle for a cheap laptop with a TN panel, when you can get a convertible laptop with a high-resolution touch screen display?

 

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Dell Inspiron 17 7000 – World’s Largest 2-in-1 Laptop

Dell really believes that size matters, even for 2-in-1 laptops. On the first day of Computex 2016, they demonstrated that by launching the new Dell Inspiron 17 7000 series of 2-in-1 laptops – the world’s first 17″ 2-in-1 laptop and the world’s largest 2-in-1 laptop.

During the same launch, Dell also revealed new 2-in-1 laptops in smaller sizes from 15″ all the way to 11″, as well as a new Inspiron 15 5000 series of laptops. They even roped in Taiwanese celebrity, Janet Hsieh, to talk about the usefulness of the 2-in-1 form factor. Check it out :

 

Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1

The new 17″ Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 laptop is a LARGE beast with a 17.3″ full HD touch screen display and discrete NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics. It comes with a very nice brushed aluminium chassis. Dell did not reveal its weight but claims that they made it light enough for the 2-in-1 form factor to be possible with such a large screen.

Powered by the 6th Generation Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor, the Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 comes with either 12 GB or 16 GB of RAM, and a choice of either a 1 TB hard disk drive, or a 512 GB solid state drive. It is priced from US$ 899.99 all the way to US$ 1,349.99.

 

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1

The new Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 is an 11″ ultra-portable laptop with a 1366 x 768 display. It is powered by the latest 6th Generation Intel Core processors for serious work, but is wrapped in a colourful, fun design with a USB 3.0 port and Micro SD card reader .

 

Dell Inspiron 5000 2-in-1

The new Dell Inspiron 5000 2-in-1 series feature a new design with a full HD display resolution. It also comes with an infra-red camera option that works with Windows Hello facial recognition, so you can login with just a look. There is also a backlit keyboard option for those who work in dim environments.

The Dell Inspiron 5000 series start at 1.62 kg with a full HD display for the 13″ model, 2.08 kg for the 15″ model with full HD display.

 

Dell Inspiron 15 5000

The new 15″ Dell Inspiron 5000 Series laptops feature a vibrant display and a glossy chassis with colour options like Midnight Blue, Bali Blue and Tango Red. There is an optional infra-red camera that works with Windows hello to quickly, easily and securely log you into Windows. The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 will come with an optical DVD drive that can be replaced by an optional Blu-ray writer.

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Dell Premium Support Expanded Worldwide

May 4 2016Dell has announced it is expanding the availability of Premium Support, a service for consumer PCs that dramatically improves the customer experience through simplified, hassle-free support. Currently offered in the US and Canada, it is being made available in 110 additional countries across Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Premium Support provides 24×7 anytime, anywhere phone access to expert technicians, onsite service after remote diagnosis and proactive automated support for consumer PCs and tablets.

Powered by Dell’s innovative, award-winning SupportAssist technology, Dell Premium Support automatically detects both hardware and software issues and proactively alerts consumers when they occur. SupportAssist also enables Dell’s technicians to initiate contact with customers and begin resolving the problem, often before they even know an issue exists.

 

Dell Premium Support Key Features

Dell Premium Support was designed to meet the needs of today’s consumers and significantly reduces the time it takes to resolve common hardware problems with up to 59 percent fewer steps in the support process and 86 percent less time on the phone compared with Dell’s basic hardware support. Key features include:

  • 24×7 support access by phone or online
  • Onsite service after remote diagnosis within 1-2 business days
  • Single resource for hardware and software expertise
  • Proactive resolution of issues automatically detected by SupportAssist technology
  • Comprehensive software support and collaborative assistance for preinstalled software titles like Microsoft Office, Explorer, Outlook, and more
  • Help and “how to” for network connectivity, printer setup, back-up, anti-virus set up, operating system upgrades and more

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Availability

Dell Premium Support is available today in 109 countries on Dell Inspiron and Alienware systems and in Japan on May 10. Premium Support for consumers buying XPS systems will be available on July 12. The support service will also be available for purchase at participating retail stores later this year.

Asia-Pacific and Latin America

Dell Premium Support replaces ProSupport in Asia-Pacific and Latin America countries for Alienware and Inspiron systems.

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Dell Premium Support replaces Premium Phone Support in select countries in Europe and the Middle East, giving customers the enhanced benefits of 24×7 phone and online support, comprehensive software support with collaborative third party assistance, and automated issue detection, notification and case creation with SupportAssist. In many EMEA countries, the service will be available as the first comprehensive support upgrade from Dell’s basic hardware support.

 

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


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.

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) Specifications

SpecificationsDell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) Laptop
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home Single Language (64-bit)
Pre-Installed SoftwareMicrosoft Office 2016 Trial
McAfee Security Center (15 month subscription)
Processor6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U dual-core processor
- 2.5 GHz base frequency. 3.1 GHz boost frequency
- 4 MB L2 cache
Memory8 GB Single Channel DDR3L-1600 memory
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 520
Display15.6" Backlit LED touch display
- TrueLife Technology
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution
Storage1 TB Toshiba MQ02ABF100 hard disk drive
- 5400 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA3
Optical DriveNone
Wireless ConnectivityIntel 3165AC module
- 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual band (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
CameraIntegrated widescreen 720p webcam with dual digital microphone array
Audio2 tuned speakers with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
1 combo headphone / microphone jack
BatteryIntegrated 3-cell lithium-ion battery
- 43 WHr / 3700 mAh @ 11.4 V
A/C Adapter45 watt AC adapter
PortsHDMI 1.4a x 1
USB 3.0 with PowerShare x 1, USB 3.0 x 2
Noble lock slot
SD / MMC card slot
KeyboardFull-sized, backlit, spill-resistant keyboard
TouchpadMulti-touch gesture-enabled touchpad with integrated scrolling
DimensionsHeight : 19.9 mm (0.78")
Width : 381.9 mm (15.04")
Depth : 252.5 mm (9.94")
Weight2.17 kg (4.8 lbs)
Warranty (Default)2 Year ProSupport (Next Business Day Onsite Service)
Regulatory ComplianceE-Star 6, EPEAT Silver

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Next Page > Power & Battery Life, Performance & Storage, Usability, Our Verdict

 

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Power & Battery Life

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) may look like a typical 15.6″ laptop but it is a power-sipper. That’s why Dell pairs it with a small 45 W power brick. This is an advantage because it means a lighter bag when you travel.

That said, the Inspiron 15 7568 is literally crippled by its small 3-cell lithium-ion battery. The Intel Core i7-6500U may sip power but there’s only so much battery life you can squeeze from such a small 43 Whr (3,700 mAh @ 11.4 V) battery.

In our real world tests, we could use it for 4-6 hours before we had to recharge it. That’s pretty good for a 15.6″ notebook on such a small battery, but in this day and age of laptops and tablets lasting 8-12 hours, it’s honestly a little disappointing.

Dell would do well to pack on a little more juice into the next version. Especially when this battery is only rated for 300 cycles. This would mean that its battery life will fall quite rapidly after a year or two of use.

 

Performance & Storage

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) is powered by the Intel Core i7-6500U processor. Windows will show that there are four cores, but this is a dual-core processor that supports HyperThreading – hence, the four logical cores. Backed by 4 MB of L2 cache, this is a fast processor. More so when you consider the fact that it only sips 15 W of power.

The Inspiron 15 7568 won’t have any problem handling office applications. You can even edit photos on its large full HD display without breaking a sweat. However, the Intel processor is a little hobbled by the Inspiron 15 7568’s single-channel design. Yes, there is only a single SODIMM slot, so the Core i7-6500U is running with half of its peak memory bandwidth.

The Inspiron 15 7568 will feel sluggish at times, but this is not due to its single-channel memory design. The sluggishness is most apparent when you boot it up, and when you load large applications. This is due to the fact that Dell chose to equip this 2-in-1 laptop with a 5400 RPM hard disk drive – the Toshiba MQ02ABF100.

Most 2-in-1 laptop designs use solid state drives (SSDs) because they are not only much faster, they are smaller, lighter and use less power. Dell’s choice to use a hard disk drive instead is the reason for its thicker form factor, heftier weight, occasionally sluggish performance, and arguably lower battery life. On the bright side, you get a lot more storage – 1 TB.

Unless storage space is critical to you, we still think an SSD would have been a better choice due to the way these 2-in-1 laptops are used. SSDs are virtually impervious to shock and vibration, while hard disk drives are not.

 

Usability

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) is BIG. It has a 15.6″ display after all. It is 382 mm (15″) wide, and 253 mm (10″) deep, with a thickness of 20.3 mm (0.8″). For comparison, we placed the ASUS ZenPad 7.0 over it. As you can see, you can actually place four ZenPad 7.0 tablets over the Inspiron 15 7568 laptop. That’s how big it is.

Although it is designed to be used as a tablet, it is frankly much too large and heavy to carry comfortably with one arm. It weighs 2.17 kg (4.8 lbs) after all. You will end up using it in the regular laptop mode, or in either the tent or stand mode, where you don’t actually have to carry it.

In the non-tablet modes, it is great. Its large TrueLife display delivers bright, crisp images with a wide 160° viewing angle. Perfect for presentations or movies.

 

Our Verdict

If you are planning to use the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) as a tablet, you can stop right there. It is too heavy and unwieldy to hold with one arm for long. It won’t be long before you forgo the tablet mode completely.

We also think that Dell made a mistake in using a hard disk drive, instead of a solid state drive. That contributed to its weight, thickness and power consumption, while being a drag on its performance. If Dell offers an SSD storage option, we would highly recommend you opt for it.

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We also wished Dell added a bigger battery. Of course, this would make the Inspiron 15 7568 too heavy to carry like a tablet. Then again, was it ever ergonomic to carry such a large tablet? As it stands, the Inspiron 15 7568 is limited by its relatively short battery life.

That is a shame since the Inspiron 15 7568 packs quite a powerful processor with enough memory to handle even the most strenuous work. Its large, bright and vivid display was also a real pleasure to use. Once you try it, you will never want to go back to the cheap TN panels that is used in many low-cost laptops.

We would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) to anyone who wants a powerful laptop with lots of storage space AND the ability to use it in stand or tent modes. Otherwise, you might as well get the “regular” Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series laptop instead.

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Future-Ready Workplace With New 2016 Dell Computers


January 14, 2016 – Dell today announced a comprehensive range of end-user 2016 Dell computing solutions that address the diverse demands of mobile workers and professionals worldwide. Designed to help users stay productive, these solutions bring the latest computing technologies within sleek form factors that meet the needs of a tech-savvy workforce always on the go.

Together with an industry-leading portfolio of software, peripherals and services, Dell is solidifying its position as an end-to-end IT solutions provider, by delivering the most secure, manageable and reliable systems available today. In partnership with Microsoft and Intel, these systems ship with the new Windows 10 platform and 6th Generation Intel Core processors or the latest Intel Xeon processors for mobile workstations, enhancing customers’ everyday experience.

“2015 has been an amazing year for us, so we wish to continue meeting our customers’ most pressing computing needs by bringing together industry-leading solutions to deliver powerful and beautifully-balanced products to our customers.” said KT Ong, General Manager, Commercial Business, Dell Malaysia. “We are investing in this part of our business like never before, bringing new innovations to market that are redefining the role of the PC – whether it’s an ultra-mobile 2-in-1 or a desktop that now handles workloads for a mobile workforce who require a robust collaboration solution.”

Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia elaborates on this unique partnership, “Microsoft is accelerating its vision of being the productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world. Our goal is to empower every organization and individual to do more and achieve more, and nowhere is this more evident than with Windows 10. As of January this year, more than 76% of our enterprise customers are on active pilots of Windows 10, and we now have over 22 million devices running Windows 10 across enterprise and education customers. We are proud that together with Dell, we’re able to bring the familiarity of Windows together with top-notch computing solutions to businesses in Malaysia to address the working demands of an ever evolving workplace.”

 

Getting Future-Ready With New 2016 Dell Computers

In this video, Tan Hiang, the Senior Brand Manager (EUC) of Dell South Asia gives his presentation about getting the workplace future-ready. Then he reveals the slew of new Dell computers (including tablets, 2-in-1s, Precision ultrabooks, etc.) that is being launched that very day. Check it out!

 

New Latitude 13 7000, Latitude 12 7000, Latitude 11 5000

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The Latitude portfolio was founded upon business-class security, manageability and reliability. The entire Latitude 3000, 5000 and 7000 Series has been completely refreshed with thin and light designs, excellent efficiency and powerful processing options.

Dell has elevated its commercial lineup by taking design cues from its highly acclaimed XPS line, so commercial customers can enjoy the same sleek form factor and unique materials that deliver light weight and rigidity throughout the lineup.

With an emphasis on creating beautiful products that people will be proud to carry, the addition of the Latitude 13 7000 Series Ultrabook, Latitude 12 7000 Series 2-in-1, and Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1 build off of the key pillars that IT demands while offering the high performance needed for today’s fast-paced and demanding work environments.

 

Precision Workstations Boasts More Power

Redesigned inside and out to meet the needs of creative professionals, the new mobile workstations combine the beauty of thinner, lighter industrial designs and brilliant displays with the performance of the latest graphics technology, new processors and faster memory and storage.

Significant updates have also been made to the entry fixed line of Dell Precision tower solutions to meet the needs of customers who require peak performance at an affordable price. Enhanced with certifications for professional applications and innovative support, the Precision workstations allows professionals to experience uninterrupted workflow for higher efficiency.

This portfolio makes huge leaps in performance with configuration options including the new 6th Generation Intel® Core processors, first Intel® Xeon® processors for mobile workstations and future Intel Xeon processors E3-1200 product families. The latest professional graphics from AMD and NVIDIA deliver significant compute capacity and best-in-class visual performance.

Innovative new screen options include the first PremierColor 4k Ultra HD displays with 100% minimum Adobe RGB color gamut. On the other hand, Full HD and UHD options on its InfinityEdge display offers a virtually borderless screen to give a 15.6″ viewing area in a shockingly small form factor.

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2016 Dell OptiPlex Desktops Optimize the Modern Workplace

The fully revamped OptiPlex portfolio, the world’s most secure and manageable commercial desktops, changes perceptions about the commercial desktop with its smaller, faster and more energy-efficient Micro Form Factor, Small Form Factor, and Mini Tower designs. The rapidly evolving workforce requires businesses to invest in technology that enables employees to work faster, make better decisions, and be more productive and collaborative.

The Mini Tower is 43 percent smaller than the previous generation and Micro desktops can save more than 7,700 square feet of valuable workspace when replacing 10,000 legacy desktops – this is important as companies are reimagining a more collaborative and future-ready work environment. The updated portfolio, which is leveraging a new 3000/5000/7000 model numbering structure to simplify product comparison and selection for customers, includes:

  • OptiPlex 7040: Enterprise-class desktop with premium management and security and the most expandability, including discrete graphics, dual hard drives and triple display, all in an innovative, compact design;
  • OptiPlex 5040: A full-featured commercial desktop with advanced performance, best-in-class security and manageability, without sacrificing the business-critical features;
  • OptiPlex 3040: A business desktop offering best-in-class security, manageability and high performance at the lowest entry price point for a commercial desktop;
  • OptiPlex 24 7000 Series All-In-One (7440): The world’s most secure all-in-one with an ultra-sleek and premium design, a 23.8-inch Full HD display and an optional 4K Ultra HD display;
  • OptiPlex 22 3000 Series All-In-One (3240): An all-in-one experience with business-class performance, productivity features, and new 21.5-inch Full HD display.

 

2016 Dell Peripherals

As the No. 1 monitor brand worldwide, Dell unveiled a new collection of CES Innovation Award-winning monitors, including a stunning Ultra HD 4K OLED monitor and two new InfinityEdge monitors that offer a virtually bezel-less display.

The Dell UltraSharp 30 Ultra HD 4K OLED monitor is Dell’s first OLED monitor, bringing together the advantages of OLED display technology to PC professionals working in color-critical environments such as graphic arts and photography. The monitor delivers a cutting-edge typical contrast ratio of 400,000:1 that delivers “True Black”, coverage of industry color spaces such as AdobeRGB and DCI-P3, brilliantly detailed Ultra HD 4K resolution and an ultra-fast response time of 0.1 ms.

The Dell UltraSharp InfinityEdge monitors feature the world’s first InfinityEdge displays with ultra-thin borders on all sides. Designed with a complementing arm that offers greater adjustment flexibility and integrated cable management, this recipient of 2016 CES Awards in Innovation and Eco-Design helps maximize workspace and minimize desktop clutter. Both the 27-inch Quad HD and 23.8-inch Full HD monitors support unparalleled screen performance, color precision and extensive connectivity.

Critical to productivity and multitasking, Dell offers a comprehensive ecosystem of accessories to complete the working experience. The recently announced Dell Dock and the Dell Thunderbolt Dock offer commercial users the opportunity to effectively integrate displays, mice and external keyboards. Both new docks are equipped with the next generation USB Type-C ports which supports USB, DP, Thunderbolt and power through a single cable in a slim form factor.

The Dell Dock is essential for desk workers, hotel cubes and hot desks, and conference room collaboration; while the Dell Thunderbolt Dock with Intel® Thunderbolt 3 technology, is a flawless fit for power users and traditional workstation clients, such as Dell Precision customers.

 

2016 Dell Document Hub and Multifunction Printers

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As part of Dell’s end-to-end solutions for business customers, the new H-Series and S-Series multifunction printers are designed to meet the online collaboration needs of businesses of all sizes. With 64 percent of workers performing at least some of their work tasks at home and half of desktop users incorporating other devices as well, it has become necessary for offices to offer complete printer connectivity wherever workers may be and whatever devices they may be using.

The new H-Series printers (models H625cdw, H825cdw, and H815dw) include the Dell Document Hub, which allows customers access to multiple cloud storage services at the same time, such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Salesforce or Evernote for easy sharing and printing. The printers provide direct access to the Document Hub from the printer or PC for office-based employees, while remote employees can access it as an app on their mobile device or PC. Ideal for smaller organizations and executive offices, the printers provide easy Wi-Fi set up by SMBs and micro-businesses with limited or no IT teams.

The S-Series smart/multifunction printers (models S2825cdn and S2815dn) are designed for the robust security needs of larger enterprises with built-in security features, easy scanning to SharePoint On-Premise, as well as printing from Android and iOS devices using the Dell Document Hub app.

 

2016 Dell Computer Pricing & Availability

Product Starting Price (including GST)
Latitude 7000 series E7270 RM 5,180 (~US$ 1,205)
Latitude 7000 series E7470 RM 5,198 (~US$ 1,209)
Latitude 5000 series E5270 RM 4,428 (~US$ 1,030)
Latitude 5000 series E5470 RM 5,778 (~US$ 1,344)
Latitude 5000 series E5570 RM 5,383 (~US$ 1,252)
Latitude 3000 series E3470 RM 3,251 (~US$ 756)
Latitude 3000 series E3570 RM 3,255 (~US$ 757)
Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1 (5175) Available in the coming weeks
Latitude 12 7000 Series 2-in-1 (7275) Available in the coming weeks
Latitude 13 7000 Series Ultrabook (7370) Available in the coming weeks
Precision 17 7000 Series: 17” – 7710 RM 7,652 (~US$ 1,780)
Precision 15 7000 Series: 15” – 7510 RM 7,922 (~US$ 1,842)
Precision 15 5000 Series: 15” – 5510 RM 9,143 (~US$ 2,126)
Precision 15 3000 Series: 15” – 3510 RM 6,404 (~US$ 1,489)
Precision Tower 3000 Series – 3620 RM 3,784 (~US$ 880)
Precision Tower 3000 Series – 3420 RM 3,832 (~US$ 891)
OptiPlex 7000 Series Micro Desktop – 7040 RM 3,445 (~US$ 801)
OptiPlex 5000 Series – 5040 RM 3,103 (~US$ 721)
OptiPlex 3000 Series Micro PC Desktop – 3040 RM 2,416 (~US$ 562)
OptiPlex 24 7000 Series All-in-One – 7440 RM 4,242 (~US$ 987)
OptiPlex 22 3000 Series All-in-One – 3240 RM 3,451 (~US$ 803)
Dell UltraSharp 27 InfinityEdge Monitor U2717D RM 2,389 (~US$ 556)
Dell UltraSharp 24 InfinityEdge Monitor U2417H RM 1,099 (~US$ 256)
Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 4K Monitor with PremierColor UP3216Q RM 5,399 (~US$ 1,256)
Dell Docks & Dell Thunderbolt Docks Available in the coming weeks. Pricing to be announced upon product availability
Dell Color Smart Multifunction Printer  H625cdw RM 1,999 (~US$ 465)
Dell Color Cloud Multifunction Printer H825cdw RM 2,279 (~US$ 530)
Dell Cloud Multifunction Printer H815dw RM 2,109 (~US$ 490)
Dell Color Smart Multifunction Printer S2825cdn RM 2,159 (~US$ 502)
Dell Smart Multifunction Printer S2815dn RM 1,999 (~US$ 465)

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