The usage trend nowadays is shifting towards 2-in-1 devices. They are in a unique position of having the power of a full-blown laptop in a compact form factor, that can convert into a big tablet for media consumption as well as productivity. Convenience is the name of the game here. Now is the time when people are giving a serious consideration to 2-in-1 devices as their daily drivers. Dell is one of the market leaders in PC and laptop market. The Dell Inspiron 5378 Core i5 is an upper mid-tier 2-in-1 notebook which features a 13.3” touchscreen display. In notebook mode, it features a full-sized backlit keyboard, which has soft keys and ample travel for fatigue-free long typing sessions.
It is powered by a 7th Generation Core i5 CPU paired with Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 and 8GB RAM. The full HD display is touch-enabled. The Dell Inspiron 5378 is available at a price of Rs. 66,298/- in online stores. Let us take a detailed look at this notebook in the following review.
The Dell Inspiron 5378 is a compact mid-range notebook. It features a design which tapers towards the outer end to offer a better grip on the device when it is in tablet mode. The build quality is typical of Dell, sturdy and well-finished, with nary a misaligned panel or an open seam. It screams quality. The whole notebook, on the outside, is finished in matte gray colour. The shiny chrome Dell logo sits on the lid and stands out in the darker matte background. The same matte gray finish is carried over to the inside on the keyboard deck. The display is surrounded by black glass so that when the system is off, the display almost merges in the background. The full-size Chiclet style keyboard is backlit and features a generous amount of travel for fatigue-free long typing sessions.
The touch pad is painted to match the body colour. It is amply big and provides the right amount of friction in daily usage. The left click and right-click are demarcated by a small white vertical line. The right edge of the laptop has the Power Button, the Volume Rocker, a Micro SD Card Slot, a USB2.0 Port and a Kensington Security Lock Slot. The left edge has the 3.5mm Audio Jack, 2 USB 3.0 Ports, an HDMI port and the charging power slot. The Dell Inspiron 5378 has strong metal hinges which hold the two halves of the notebook together. Since this is a 2-in-1 device, the display folds back 360°, which then turns it into a tablet. The notebook holds up well during and after the transition with no creaks or squeaks.
The Dell Inspiron 5378 packs a 13.3” full HD LED Backlit, touch-enabled display. The display is very bright and the colours are well-saturated with excellent contrast. The display supports wide viewing angles. The touchscreen supports up to 10-point multi-touch. The 1920 x 1080 pixels on a small 13.3” display really brings out the sharpness and pixel-density. The text is rendered smoothly with no jagged edges.
The high resolution and high pixel density, combined with the 2-in-1 form factor make this notebook an ideal candidate for watching movies or media consumption in general. The display on the Dell Inspiron 5378 is an all-around performer which makes it ideal for any type of usage scenario. The full HD display adds to the utility of the notebook.
At the heart of the Dell Inspiron, 5378 is a 7th Gen Intel Core i5 7200U processor which is clocked to run at 2.5GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz. The graphics are taken care of by the Integrated Intel HD 620 graphics processor. It packs in 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 1TB SATA Hard-drive operating at 5400rpm. The system is fast, but not blazingly so. It is a competent configuration which can get its user through day-to-day ask quite comfortably. The integrated HD webcam sits above the display with a digital microphone.
It is flanked by an infra-red camera which helps the user to log in using Windows Hello. It has IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi for faster network speeds. There is no ethernet port on this notebook. Sound output is tinny and volume levels are low. Thankfully it comes loaded with Waves MaxxAudio sound adjustment utility. It runs on official Windows 10’s 64-bit version. The performance review of this notebook points to an all-rounder machine which is equally good at entertainment as well as productivity.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Dell Inspiron 5378 2-in-1 Notebook
· Power Adapter
· User Guide
· Warranty Documents
ü 1TB hard drive.
ü 8GB DDR4 RAM.
ü 1920 x 1080 Full HD touchscreen display.
ü Kensington Lock Security Slot.
ü Backlit keyboard.
The Dell Inspiron 5378 is a powerful 2-in-1 notebook. The convenience of its twin form factor makes it a versatile machine which is equally at home with high-end games and day-to-day productivity tasks.
The full HD display is gorgeous and it is the perfect size for consuming media as well as for content-creation. This review lists out the strong list of specifications, which make the Dell Inspiron 5378 an excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.