Deciding on your next device can often be a bit of a challenge, especially with the wide range of computers, tablets, and phones on the market. One of the best options is to go with something that is a hybrid. For example, the Dell Inspiron 13 is partly tablet and partly laptop thanks to the inclusion of a touchscreen and a keyboard.
The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 tries to bridge the gap between laptop and tablet, and it does so almost seamlessly, which may be its greatest strength. For example, you can either use this model as a tablet or laptop the whole time without a loss in functionality, but you’re probably more interested in the specs.
Of course, when it comes to any touchscreen device, you’re probably wondering what the display has to offer. This laptop and tablet hybrid comes with a 13.3″ LED screen that provides excellent color balance at exceptional full HD resolution which translates to 1920×1080.
While the processor may not be an i7, the Intel i5 can provide more than enough power for most applications that you would use this laptop for. Where this model starts to impress is in its inclusion of a 256GB SSD storage unit, ensuring that you have quick access to your files with lower battery drain.
When using this device, you can opt to position it in many different ways. For example, laptop mode is the best option for when you need to work and type as fast as possible. Tent mode, on the other hand, is perfect for positioning the device on a counter or table so that you can consult it.
You can also flip the keyboard back over the device so that you can use it as a reader when you want to curl up with your favorite book. As you can see, versatility is the name of the game when it comes to the Inspiron 13 5000, and the touchscreen design only further facilitates that.
Of course, there are some downsides, including the positioning of the fan vents which means that you can’t place this laptop on a bed without it overheating. Other than some minor issues, however, this is an excellent hybrid device.
- Full HD 13.3” LED touchscreen
- Intel i5 processor gives you loads of power
- 256GB solid-state storage drive
- 8GB of RAM can be upgraded to 16GB
- Usable in a range of different modes
- Smell bezel improves screen size
- Durability can use some work
- Underside fan vent makes cooling inconvenient
- Poor camera quality