Dell Inspiron 13" Convertible Laptop model: I5378-7171GRY

Dell Inspiron 13

Quick Description

This small laptop is capable and versatile. It's small enough to carry with ease and yet powerful enough to tackle complex tasks, even creative ones.

The high definition touchscreen will also be great for movie watching or delivering Powerpoint-assisted presentations. It's also a plus if you sometimes tend to stand near your computer while using it rather than sit in front of it.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Frequently Discounted. This device gets discounted on a regular basis (67.52% of the time to be exact).

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this laptop.$30-$150

No Number Pad. If you primarily work with numbers, the lack of a number pad on this laptop could be inconvenient. You have the option of using an external number pad to remedy that, especially if you only need it on occasion.~$20

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $90 on accessories, for a total cost of $1240.

Available at 2 locations, from $1149

Based on 157 days of observation, the Dell Inspiron 13" Convertible Laptop usually costs ~$1150 in Canada. If you were waiting for this laptop to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Dell Inspiron 13" Convertible Laptop to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon or Tiger Direct at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the Dell Inspiron 13" Convertible Laptop ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Laptops

Bang for the Buck4/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
Price2.5/5
Durability4/5
Power3/5
General-purpose power3.5/5
Graphical power3/5
Memory3.5/5
Storage2/5
Portability3.5/5
Autonomy3.5/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

Tablets

Bang for the Buck4.5/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
Price3.5/5
Durability4/5
Power4.5/5
General-purpose power4.5/5
Graphical power4/5
Memory5/5
Storage4.5/5
Portability1.5/5
Autonomy2/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

Large Tablets

Bang for the Buck4.5/5
Versatility for the Price4/5
Price3/5
Durability3/5
Power4.5/5
General-purpose power4.5/5
Graphical power4/5
Memory5/5
Storage4.5/5
Portability2/5
Autonomy2/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

Portable Laptops

Bang for the Buck3.5/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
Price2.5/5
Durability3.5/5
Power3/5
General-purpose power3.5/5
Graphical power3/5
Memory4/5
Storage2/5
Portability4/5
Autonomy3.5/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck3.5/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
Price2.5/5
Durability3.5/5
Power3/5
General-purpose power3.5/5
Graphical power2.5/5
Memory3.5/5
Storage2.5/5
Portability3/5
Autonomy3/5
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i7-7500U
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 256.00 GB
Screen Size: 13.3"
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080(165.63ppi)
Dimensions: 32.48 × 22.44 × 2.02 cm
Weight: 1.55 kg

The features

  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • Touch Screen
  • USB 3
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • USB 2
  • External Power Brick
  • USB Type-A
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • Backlit
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 4/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 4/5
    Music Production 3/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 4/5
    Photo Editing 3/5
    Video Editing 3/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 5/5
    Enthusiast Games 0/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (4 / 4)

Texts & Numbers (7 / 7)

Drawing and Illustrations (7 / 7)

Audio & Visual medias (2 / 2)

3D and CAD (4 / 8)

Music Production (4 / 6)

Photo Editing (3 / 3)

Video Editing (3 / 3)

Video Games (11 / 13)

Enthusiast Games (15 / 36)

Triple-A Video Games (6 / 32)

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