Dell New Inspiron 7000 Mini-Review Back
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Good 2-in-1 laptop let down by a too dark screen.
Written: 03 June 2020, Updated: 10 April 2021
- Great performance
- Good build quality
- Very dim screen that makes working in bright environment a challenge.
|Name||New Inspiron 7000|
|Operating System(s)||Windows 10 Home|
|Size & Weight|
|Processor(s)||AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
|Graphics||AMD Vega 6
AMD Vega 7
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- Name: AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
- Cores: 6
- Threads: 6
- Name: AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
- Cores: 8
- Threads: 8
The 4700U appears to be a popular choice for budget laptops and with good reason. It offers performance that is superior to the best Intel has to offer at 15 watts and only marginally slower than the 4800U.
- Size: 14
- Type: IPS
- Resolution: 1920x1080
- Aspect ratio: 19:9
- Brightness (nits): 220
Inspiron is Dell's budget version of the XPS series. Given that the Inspiron 7000 easily outperforms the Dell XPS 13, there had to be some downside. As it turns out, it is a screen that is very dim, at only about 220 nits, which means it is almost unusable in bright environments and quite a bit below the recommended 300nits minimum.
This is a frustrating device. It could have been THE AMD laptop to get if Dell had spent a couple of bucks more on the screen. If you use your laptop mainly indoors the Dell Inspiron 7000 may still be an attractive choice.