The Dell Inspiron series of laptop computers was introduced in 2000 as a consumer-oriented line, available to the general public through electronics and Exclusive brand stores. Inspiron has later Dell also introduced entry-level gaming series as Inspiron G series.
Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1
The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 (3148) features a standard HDMI port, 1x USB3.0 Type-A port, 2x USB2.0 Type-A ports, a headphone and microphone combo (headset) port, a media-card reader and a security-cable slot. Its processors are from the 4th generation of Intel Core i3 processors with one SO-DIMM slot supporting DDR3L memory. It uses Intel HD graphics and the Realtek ALC3234 audio controller and a 2.5-inch HDD with SATA 3 Gbit/s capabilities. The laptop has an 11.6-inch HD WLED touchscreen display with a maximum resolution of 1366 by 768 and a refresh rate of 60Â Hz. The integrated webcam above the display has a camera resolution is 0.92 megapixel and its maximum video recording resolution is 1280×720 (HD) at 30 FPS. The battery of the laptop is a 3 cell battery with a voltage of 11.4 VDC. The power adapter bundled with the laptop is capable of 65w and outputs a 3.34 A
INSPIRON 7000 SERIES
THE DELLÂ Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) is one of those laptops that needs no gimmicks, fanfare, or style to be excellent. It is reliable and capable, just the thing for those looking for a no-nonsense general purpose laptop.
However, for some people, form trumps functionality.
Weighing in at almost 2kg, depending on your configuration, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) will require some strong core and arm muscles to lug around every day.
However, its dimensions at 20.04mmx361.4mmx244.5mm, combined with its satin-like anodised aluminium finish, prevent it from feeling like a bulky gaming laptop.
It also helps that one of the colours available for the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) is pink champagne, which adds a lot of character to this everyday-looking laptop.
Opening up the laptop, the backlit keyboard immediately catches my eye.
It looks cartoonishly small in comparison to the rest of the computer. Even with the almost squarish touchpad, there is so much space on the bottom half of the keyboard.
But, when I start using it, I am reminded that this machine is made by Dell, which has, over years of experience, mastered the art of not only building a well-made laptop, but also creating a very comfortable keyboard, especially on its workhorse laptops.
The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) comes in many variations, starting from the 8th Generation Intel Core i5 powered variant at RM3,867, up to the model which touts an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor priced at RM4,858.
Among the many models, there are a variety of RAM and storage configurations.
What is consistent between them all is the adequate 15.6in display, which is capable of full high-definition resolution, and the Nvidia GeForce MX130 4GB GDDR5 graphics.
For ports, the sides of the laptop are fitted with one three-in-one SD card reader, two USB 3.1 ports, one Ethernet port, one USB Type-C port, one HDMI port, one USB 3.1 port with PowerShare, and an audio port.
This laptop is something I would consider when looking for a general multipurpose unit for work and play. I have grown to like it throughout the review period.
My only nitpick is its size and weight. I would personally go for a 13in model, sacrificing some of that screen space for weight reduction, but that is just a personal preference.
In general, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) has everything that a typical consumer needs, plus a little bit more.
While not for the hardcore gamer, heavy content editor, or someone looking for something light, this laptop should satisfy most.
Price of 7000 Series laptops as on 24th Sept 2018
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This is a premium bit of kit whichever way you look at it, and it feels like one, too. Build quality is top-notch throughout, thanks to a smooth, machined-aluminum body, a soft-touch carbon fiber palm rest, stiff display hinges and a tough Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen coating. It feels great in the hand, and for a 15.6in system, it’s reasonably petite, measuring 354mm x 235mm x 16mm and tapering down to just 9mm at its thinnest point.
A major contributor to the modern design is the InfinityEdge screen, whose bezels have shrunk to just 4.7mm. The near-borderless top and side edges give the display extra wow factor, and the 4K IPS touchscreen backs it up with over 400 nits of brightness, impressive contrast ratio, wide viewing angles, excellent color coverage, and a matte anti-reflective finish. It is one of the best panels available on a laptop of this size and is partnered by downward-firing stereo speakers that provide convincing audio with enough volume to fill a small room.
Build quality and presentation are of a high standard, however there are a few niggles elsewhere. The first is that the overall aesthetic hasn’t changed a great deal in recent years, and while the XPS is still a lovely-looking machine, some of us here at HEXUS HQ reckon a design refresh is overdue. As part of that refresh, we’d ideally like to see a lip at the front of the laptop – opening the lid with one hand is practically impossible as it is – and Dell needs to find a way to relocate the webcam. We appreciate the fact that the 720P IR camera supports Windows Hello face recognition, but its positioning below the display provides an unflattering view up your nose, and risks being obscured as you type.
Another question mark is how useful a 15.6in convertible will prove to be during everyday use. I’ve occasionally found it handy being able to flip the display over in stand or tent mode when just browsing the web or viewing multimedia, however as a tablet the XPS 15 2-in-1 is far from ideal. The system’s just too heavy to be used in one hand – it tips the scales at a hair under 2kg – the 16:9 aspect ratio is frustratingly narrow in portrait mode, and it’s a shame Dell doesn’t include a stylus as part of the bundle.
For the most part I’ve found myself using it as a regular laptop, and though your own usage scenarios may vary, I’m not sure I’d miss the convertible display hinges if they weren’t there. What’s more interesting is the 2-in-1 processor within.
Connectivity and Input
Dell takes a forward-looking approach to connectivity by including four Type-C ports; two supporting Thunderbolt 3; the others catering for USB 3.1. Any of these can be used for charging via the slim, 130W power supply, or attaching an external screen via DisplayPort, and there’s also a headphone jack, a MicroSD card reader, and a useful battery gauge that lets you know roughly how much juice you have left at the touch of a button. All good stuff, but what’s missing, we feel, is regular USB Type-A. Dell does include a Type-C to Type-A dongle to help ease the transition, but plenty of my frequently-used devices use the older port, and I’d prefer at least one native Type-A port.