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: 23 December 2020

  • Great performance
  • Good build quality
  • Very dim screen that makes working in bright environment a challenge.

Specifications

General
Manufacturer Dell
Name New Inspiron 7000
Type 2-in-1
Operating System(s) Windows 10 Home
Color(s) Sandstorm
Size & Weight
Weight 3.49lbs, 1.585kg
Width 12.7", 322.5mm
Depth 8.74", 221.9mm
Thickness 0.71", 17.94mm
Performance
Gaming Score 35
Processor(s) AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
Graphics AMD Vega 6
AMD Vega 7
Storage (GB) 512
Battery
Mobility Score 39
Capacity (Wh) 40
Wifi (hours) 7:01
Average Runtime 4:50
Memory (RAM)
Size (GB) 8
Type DDR4
Frequency (Mhz) 3200MHz
Dual Channel No
Slots 2
Replaceable Yes
Display
Resolution 1920x1080
Size 14"
Type IPS
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Brightness (nits) 220
Glare Matte
Touch Yes
Stylus Yes
Ports
USB-C 1
USB 3 2
SD-Card 1
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Processor

  • 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.

Display

  • 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.

ZenlaptopsVerdict

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.