The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is a versatile and complete proposal from the American company to enjoy a professional cut laptop with touch functionality and conversion into a tablet. And is that this model can fold its 13.3-inch screen up to 360 degrees to work with a large-format tablet. Among its main features we find a touch panel with HD or Full HD resolution , a fourth or fifth generation Intel Core processor or an average autonomy of between three and four hours with normal use of the equipment. The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 can be found in the market with prices between 600 and 1,000 eurosdepending on the chosen configuration. We have had the opportunity to test this equipment in depth, these are our impressions.
A sober and elegant device with a rotating screen
The word that comes up immediately when you make contact with this model is sobriety. Dell's laptop uses a design with a classic touch in silver aluminum . It is not particularly light, but it does maintain a figure of 1.65 kilos that facilitates its transport and that is quite reasonable. It fineness also marks a good 1.9 centimeters . With such a serious design, it is almost surprising that we can rotate its screen up to 360 degrees to turn it into a large format tablet. The construction of the hinges is quite solid and it holds well in any position in which we place the panel.
Incidentally, this panel of 13.3 inches can have resolution HD 1,366 x 768 pixels or resolution up to Full HD depending on the chosen configuration (in our case we tested the model with HD resolution). The brightness level of the screen is acceptable but without much fanfare and the tactile response did not give us any problem. One of the curiosities of the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is the inclusion of a stylus on one of the sides of the computer to squeeze all the juice from the device when in tablet mode. A useful tool for professionals who are used to doing field work.
Processor and memory
The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 has three different processor options depending on the configuration we choose. In its most basic version, it includes an Intel Core i3-4030U processor with two cores and a maximum power of 1.9 GHz . The following configuration is a significant leap up to a dual-core Intel Core i5-5200U chip with a maximum speed of 2.7 GHz . This generation is characterized by better power management that translates into increased autonomy. Finally, the most powerful chip is a dual-core Intel Core i7-5500U and up to 3 GHz. This is combined with a RAM of 4 GB or 8 GB.. In our case, we tested the intermediate configuration. In general, the impression is of being in front of a team with good fluidity and performance in the usual PC processes, such as browsing, viewing videos or using office automation tools. However, not having a dedicated graphics card can become a handicap when dealing with heavier applications.
The Inspiron 13 7000 will allow you to choose between a traditional 500 GB hard drive, a 256 GB SSD or an intermediate option through a hybrid memory with 8 GB of cache in flash format. This last option is not as fast and reliable as an SSD card but it improves the speed of the process without sacrificing final space.
The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 bets on the Windows 8 operating system .1. A logical choice if we consider its touch functionality. By the way, Microsoft plans to offer the free update to Windows 10 for all users who have this system, so in a few months you will be able to enjoy the new features of this platform (including the return of the start menu). The American company has wanted to put its own grain of sand with several professional cutting applications. The most interesting is an identification tool through the analysis of the face, using the computer's own webcam. An alternative way to enter the computer and not have to enter different passwords. Of course, its operation depends a lot on the light in the room, so at night or with a darker room it can be somewhat heavy.
Another interesting tool is "My Dell" , a centralized platform to find out more information about our equipment, install drivers or learn important notifications. And of course, this review must be completed with a mention of the stylus that is incorporated into the laptop. This little accessory is an interesting option when we use the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 in tablet mode.
Connectivity and autonomy
Dell's notebook includes two high-speed USB 3.0 ports with transfer rates ten times faster than traditional USB. One of these ports has the functionality of charging mobile devices when the computer is in sleep mode. A USB 2.0 port is also used for those devices that do not need higher speed and an HDMI port . Connections are completed with WiFi and Bluetooth . What can be missed is the absence of an Ethernet port or a DisplayPort. One of the weakest points of the equipment is its autonomy, since in somewhat more intensive use we were able to use it between three and four hours.
Price and reviews
The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 has a starting price of 600 euros , although in its most powerful configuration it goes up to 1,000 euros . In short, a well-balanced computer with great versatility thanks to its ability to become a large format tablet. Its great handicap is its autonomy, which can fall short for use outside the office on trips and trips.
Dell Inspiron 13 7000
|Model||Dell Inspiron 13 7000|
Display and keyboard
|Resolution||HD 1,366 x 768 pixels or Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels|
|Density||HD 133 dpi / Full HD 166 dpi|
|Tactile||Yes, up to 10 simultaneous pressure points|
Power and graphics
|CPU processor||4th generation Intel Core i3, 5th generation Intel Core i5, 5th generation Intel Core i7|
|Number of cores||two|
|Power||Up to 3 GHz|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||-|
|Capacity||Up to 500 GB in hard disk format, 500 GB of hybrid memory with 8 GB of cache, 256 GB in SSD format|
|Extension||Yes, two-in-one card reader|
|Dimensions||33 x 22.2 x 1.94 cm|
|Speakers||Two stereo speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 8.1 64-bit|
Identity verification with webcam
12-month McAfee subscription
|Wifi||WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n|
|USB ports||2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0|
|HDMI||1 x HDMI|
|Card reader||2-in-1 card reader|
|Capacity||3-cell polymer battery|
|Figures in more intensive use||Between three and four hours of use|