Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
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Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630
Who needs GeForce MX anymore when you can have a GeForce RTX 4060 run at a low 60 W TGP? It may not perform as fast as dedicated gaming laptops with the exact same GPU, but it's still a significant upgrade from last year's GeForce RTX 3050 Ti.
The Dell Inspiron 16 Plus remains just out of OLED range. I reviewed the previous version earlier this year and bemoaned the fact that it didn't provide an OLED or any other display options to upgrade. It's otherwise a competent content-creation laptop, with a powerful CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics. And content creators are the very people who would benefit the most from the superior contrast and colors you get from an OLED display. As with previous versions, Dell offers a lone display option for the Inspiron 16 Plus 7630. Despite featuring fewer pixels than the previous model's panel, the new display is an improvement. While it dropped a notch in resolution from 3K to 2.5K, the refresh rate has doubled to 120Hz. That's an important number for anyone thinking about putting its discrete graphics muscle toward gaming. Video creators will also appreciate the smoother motion of the 120Hz panel.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2023
Rating: Total score: 76%
Source: PC World
On paper, the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus almost seems too good to be true–does this big metal notebook really offer this much performance for only around $1,600 (depending on Dell’s highly variable sale pricing)? Where’s the catch? Well, at least during our time with this laptop, we can say that other than it getting really toasty and loud under load there really isn’t a catch. If you’re looking for a powerful new laptop that can pull double duty playing games, then the Inspiron 16 Plus does a good job as long as you don’t need bleeding-edge performance. It even can give you all-day battery life for work scenarios, assuming you’re not a professional gamer, of course. Dell’s put together a machine that feels like it could cost a whole lot more, and that gives premium systems (even Dell’s own XPS 15 and the pricier Razer Blades) a run for their money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Digital Trends
The Inspiron 16 Plus falls just short of being a laptop that I can comfortably recommend. It provides good performance for all but the most demanding creators, but it doesn’t offer a display option that meets their needs. It’s priced like a premium laptop, but it’s not built like one. You expect a metal chassis and lid to be more rigid in a laptop costing $1,500 or more. And the battery life was erratic. If you’re a productivity user who wants a really fast laptop, then it’s an option. But so are many other 16-inch machines. The HP Envy 16 is close in price with a similar configuration, but it feels like a more premium laptop. In the end, I’d say to pass on this one unless its price comes down considerably.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Mag
For the most part, the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus (starts at $1,199.99; $1,649.99 as tested) is a mainstream desktop replacement laptop, but it seems to have been hanging out with Dell's gaming rigs: It has an 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU instead of humble integrated graphics, and its 16:10-aspect-ratio display has a 120Hz refresh rate instead of a vanilla 60Hz. If you'd like a 16-inch laptop with a little more visual oomph than average, whether for after-hours gameplay or demanding design or rendering apps, the Inspiron 16 Plus is a relatively affordable productivity platform that's almost a gamer and almost a mobile workstation. It doesn't quite rise to Editors' Choice recognition, but it's a viable alternative to more costly content-creation laptops like the Gigabyte Aero 16 OLED.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630 is a really good jack-of-all-trades laptop but also it's a master of none. It's good at various scenarios, however, there are certainly better specialty laptops out there. Should you want something made specifically for content creation or video editing, a MacBook Pro or 2-in-1 laptop with a stylus pen for drawing would serve you better. If you don't want a specialty laptop and prefer something that can handle work, school, and entertainment with aplomb, get the Inspiron 16 Plus 7630. I highly recommend it. Plus it's fairly cheap. There isn't much hardware customization as mentioned earlier. You can choose to get the 32GB RAM model which costs $1,800. Or you can shave the price down to as low as $1,200 by opting for Intel UHD Graphics. No matter how you configure the system, 1TB of storage comes included. And, if your budget allows, go with the 32GB of RAM models. You'll definitely appreciate the extra performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2023
NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 8 GB GDDR6 (128 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost).
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
i7-13700H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks with up to 5 GHz. Compared to the i9-13900HK no easy overclocking supported, but instead full vPro management feature-set.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.
In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.
For gaming enthusiasts, Dell's Alienware brand is for gaming notebooks.
78.62%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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