Dell Inspiron 7306: Convertible for creative types
With the new Inspiron 7306 2-in-1, Dell has created a truly sleek convertible with convenient design elements. Even though it does not quite reach certain advertised values, the 13.3-inch laptop receives a high rating from us. Perhaps we were overly critical in regards to some small drawbacks of the device in our in-depth review of the Dell Inspiron 7306 2-in-1.
The small, mobile creative center comes with many advantages. The metal chassis and the glass clickpad are both strong and robust. Meanwhile, the Intel i7-1165G7 showcases its expected level of prowess in our benchmarks. Since the RAM not only comes in a capacity of 16 GB (depending on the SKU), but also with the highest throughput in our comparison, the PCMark benchmark scores are above average. Similarly, the active stylus works reliably regardless of the orientation, its battery life is excellent, and it can be quickly recharged. The display of the convertible shines as well in our testing - primarily in the sun. Unfortunately, this is not a good thing, since the glossy panel can make drawing outdoors difficult. Although nothing is technically missing when it comes to the port selection, "one of each" is not the most practical approach, either. Particularly since the single USB-C port is also used for charging.
Overall, the Dell Inspiron 7306 has left us with somewhat mixed feelings, since we do like it both in terms of its form and functionality. However, there may be more to technology for everyday use than measurements and numbers.