Design on the Go with the Dell Inspiron 13 5000

IN BRIEF

Looking for both a laptop and tablet for your on the go designing work? Then, look no further than the Dell Inspiron 13 5000. It's not just the 8th Gen i5 processors, the 8GB of DDR4 RAM, on the 256GB SSD drive that make it fabulous. It's also the 360-degree hinge, long battery life, and large screen resolution that make it awesome.

Designed for Real World Power

Looking for both a laptop and tablet for your on the go designing work? Then, look no further than the Dell Inspiron 13 5000. It's not just the 8th Gen i5 processors, the 8GB of DDR4 RAM, on the 256GB SSD drive that make it fabulous. It's also the 360-degree hinge, long battery life, and large screen resolution that make it awesome.

This review in PC World gives the Inspiron a solid 4 star review for having brisk performance at a reasonable price. Weighing in at about 3.5 pounds, the 13.3-Inch screen feels a bit heavy but it does have a screen that fully swivels into sandwich mode. The 8th-generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor is a Quadcore beast that breezes through tasks that dual core systems struggle to finish. Battery life is about 5.5 hours, depending on how hard you push it.

Specs

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.4 GHz)
  • 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 up to [16GB], (additional memory sold separately)
  • 256 GB (SSD)
  • 13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Truelife, LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angles-IR Camera
  • Be more productive. Windows 10 is the best for bringing ideas forward and getting things done

Review Summary

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 has a four star review on Amazon with 20 total customer reviews. Here's a summary of the most helpful reviews:

  • The build quality is nice. Despite being a plastic shell it feels of good quality to the point of questioning if it is plastic. The finish is nice and doesn't appear to attract finger prints as much as glossier finishes. Its a good balance of enough weight to not feel cheap but not too much that its "heavy" for its size. The hinge between the base and monitor is sturdy and feels like it should last if treated well. I dont notice any wobbling while typing on a hard flat surface. The keyboard is ok but not great. For the price I was unable to find a laptop with everything I was looking to compete with this. I wanted a 13" or smaller 1080 touchscreen with an 8th gen CPU, 250GB+ SSD, 8GB+ DDR4 RAM. Battery life appears to land me at about 6+ hours of steady use so I am very happy with it. This was the best deal I could find at the time including that ($709).
  • I'm surprised. I'll be honest in saying I'm pleasantly surprised. I didn't expect to love this laptop as much as I did. After my tablet finally died I wanted something more versatile, and was thinking detachable keyboards would be the way to go. Saw this for the right price and decided to give it a shot. I'll never buy a 2-in-1 that can't swivel, ever. Can rotate it to any angle, adapts right away to tablet mode. It's a solid little powerhouse that can get a bit hot, but that's expected. Low storage isn't a huge issue. You can keep most things on another homegroup computer and keep the essentials local. Overall, great laptop for the price.
  • Great Specs & Touch. This is one great laptop. Amazing tech stuff, memory and all. No doubt about it. The touchscreen is pretty good and I can't see how it could be better. The resolution is perfect (especially for a 13" screen). I know some will complain about how the screen could fit more the size and stuff like that, but this is a 2in1 laptop. You're supposed to have somewhere to hold if you're in tablet mode. Keep that in mind. I think the only thing that could be better is the touchpad. After a few changes in windows options, I managed to find a pretty good balance, but it's not yet perfect.
  • Very Flexible. I have been using this laptop for the past few weeks and have nothing but great things to say about it! The laptop is very thin and lightweight. Very sleek looking and easy to throw in a carry all bag or computer sleeve and run out the door. The battery life has been good. It has been disconnected for about 4-5 hours, laptop was connected to wireless internet and Microsoft running and still the laptop had battery to give before it was plugged back in. Some of the features that took some time to get a hang of, but I ended up loving, were the touchpad and the touchscreen. The touchpad is very sensitive. While typing if you hover close enough to the touch pad it will move the mouse and change your screen. For having a laptop that is for personal use, mostly email, online, and Microsoft office this laptop is perfect. It is fast, lightweight and easy to use.

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Where to Buy

You can pick up the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 for $649.