Laptops are not a mere luxury now, its precedence has become a necessity. There is not a standard hard and fast rule when it comes to buying a laptop. Every single person has different needs and requirements with their systems. IT professionals and the future thought leaders of the country are always on the lookout for a secure, efficient and easy to handle laptop and the Dell Inspiron 13 7390 2-in-1 caters just that.
We are not going to lie, with a price tag starting at $1,399.99, we want to sit back and think if it’s actually worth it. So, that is just what we are about to do by providing you with insights that you won’t find elsewhere.
Build and Design
Let us start with the external outlook at the laptop.
The slate like black outlook of the laptop might not be the most aesthetically pleasing to the eye, but it is not the worst. It is the thickness of the display and the lower encasing that is a little bothering.
With half the tech innovations making things more lightweight and portable, this is definitely thicker and not the best in terms of the weight. On the contrary, it actually is quite small and compact, so if that is something that catches your eye, you can manage with the thickness.
Coming on to the build of this system, it is claimed to have been tested under the MIL-SPEC 810G that makes it withstand extreme temperatures, shocks and vibrations.
The side bezels get the job done well but it is the top and the bottom bezels which feel like that belongs to the age of the supercomputers. So, that is a big no.
It also has a soft plastic finish and two rubber stoppers on the bottom to keep it in place while you work on it. Coming on to the 2-in-1 prospect, the display does rotate 360 degrees if you want to convert it into a tablet. The best part of the Dell Inspiron 13 7390 is the fact that it has a very sturdy hinge, so, you are guaranteed to have a good durability with it.
Coming on to the display, you would no more have to force your eyes because the 13.3 inch ultra high definition display ensures to provide with vibrant and clear display.
The Truelife Touch Narrow Border IPS Display ensures that if you are watching Revenant on it during the night time, you still wouldn’t regret a thing. The display stands out because of the clarity and the kind of details it highlights along. It doesn’t hurt your eyes and is instead quite soothing to look at.
The 3840×2160 display brings out the genuineness of the colours of anything you are watching. It is not overly saturated and is mellow yet accurate. The brightness of the display is not questionable at all.
How was the performance like?
Jumping straight onto the main point of discussion – how did the laptop perform?
Well, the 8th gen Intel i7 8665U quad-core CPU lived up to all the tests we put it through. Intel recently unveiled their 8th gen core processors to help supercharge everyone’s gaming requirements and the Dell Inspiron 13 7390 does stand up to those test.
Even though this laptop is primarily marketed as a business laptop, doesn’t mean that a marketer can’t indulge in some gaming, right?
Well, super graphic oriented games like the Gears of War 4 would play very efficient and without any glitch on this. The efficient operating system with the 16GB RAM is more than what a regular IT professional would normally need.
Checking out its efficiency with the internet search engines and with the combination of everything, you wouldn’t face any glitch while keeping multiple tabs opened and won’t even have an issue editing a video on the side with everything going on simultaneously.
So, if you want your work done fast and without any crunch, this lives up to the expectations.
Battery life and Heating
The 7390 2-in-1, as per the Dell claims, can last you up to 8 hours with the battery fully charged. While the claims are certainly a bit stretched out, we tested it ourselves.
With consistent operating while keeping the data on, streaming songs and even getting some basic works done, it took around 6.5 to 7 hours for the battery to drain out completely.
7 hours at a stretch isn’t technically bad given the kind of heavy processor that it had, but it is also not the best in the market. Even the Dell XPS 13 9380 proved out to have a better battery life in comparison to its sister. So, battery life is good but not the best in the market as of now.
Another buster was the fact that the bottom of the laptop gets heated quite easily. So, you either need to use a cooling stand or keep it on a table and use.
Keyboard and software
Lastly, coming on to the keyboard, trackpad and the software installations that you get in the 7390 2-in-1 out of the box.
The backlit keyboard does make it up for the price that you pay. It keys are well spaced and allows you free flow while you are typing.
The tactility of the keys along with the responsiveness makes it quite easy to use and handle. The keys are a little smaller in comparison but you are assured to get used to them once you start using it at regular.
The best thing about this laptop is that it comes with up to 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Hard Drive, making storage easier. The software prospect of this is well managed too because Dell did not go ham with the software. It has the minimal installed and comes with the standard Windows 10 applications that you normally get.
With the 1 year Mail in Service warranty and the McAfee Small Business Security 12 months subscription, you are rest assured of everything with this laptop.
Summarising it all, the Dell Inspiron 13 7390 2-in-1 is compact, efficient, smooth on the fingers and pleasing for the eyes. It allows you to make decisions in the office and take your enemy down in the hardcore games you play at home.
|Dell Inspiron 13 7390 2-in-1 Specs|
|Processor||8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U (up to 4.6 GHz)|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|Memory||16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz|
|Storage||Up to 512GB Solid State Storage|
|Display||13.3-inch UHD (3840 x 2160)|
|Battery Life||Up to 7 hours|
|Price||Check on Dell|