Dell Inspiron 13 5368, i5-7200U
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Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 13 5368, i5-7200U
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 is a competent budget convertible with a comfortable keyboard but a dim screen and poor battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
The Dell Inspiron 13 5368 is the US manufacturer’s latest offering, which can be converted from laptop mode to tablet mode via its 360 degree hinge system. Hence it is still very much a laptop rather than a tablet with laptop performance. In any case, its 360-degree hinge allows users to switch easily between four different modes. Its 13.3” form factor would appeal to those who require a compact form factor, yet it provides ample screen room for prolonged use. Its dark-grey exterior finish matched with a smooth, matte black interior offers a polished and professional appearance. The dimensions measure 0.77” – 0.80” x 12.76" x 8.85" and it weighs 1.71kg. It is not one of the lightest laptops around and may not be comfortable for prolonged usage while standing up. It comes fitted with a 13.3-inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS Truelife LED-Backlit touch display with wide viewing angles. As with all Dell monitors now and the screens on the XPS series, this new series is designed with more screen and less bezel, so users’ attention is drawn to its wide-angle display. The design looks amazing and somehow also enhances the viewing experience. What powers this laptop is the 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor with Intel HD Graphics 620. With these specs, running everyday tasks is a breeze and effortless. It also comes with 8GB RAM with additional memory available for upgrade. Storage is available through its 1TB hard drive, which is plenty for a laptop.
Network connectivity is supported by 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth. Sound quality on the Inspiron 13 5368 is crisp and clear, as it is professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro. Connectivity options on this machine includes HDMI and USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports (including 1 with PowerCharge. This is amazing for a convertible device. The rear end of the laptop is kept port-free as outputs are conveniently located on both sides, thus making the rear clutter-free. It comes bundled with a 42WHr, 3-Cell battery which is able to provide users with longer productivity. The precision touchpad with multi-touch control is wide and sensitive enough for proper usage. The keyboard bundled together is spill resistant and there is an option for a backlit keyboard for use in dim environments, which should actually be standard for a laptop in this category. It comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro. Overall, the Inspiron 13 5368 is a well-built laptop with impressive performance suitable for use both at home and in the office. With its affordable pricing, convertible design and reasonable specs, the Dell Inspiron 13 5368 is a good option for a mainstream laptop. It will suit those who really need a laptop that can also work as a tablet when needed.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.
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60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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