Dell splits its Inspiron line of computers into three divisions: the 3000 series, the 5000 series and the 7000 series. Today we’ll be taking a look at the newest revision of the Inspiron 13 7368, the base model of Dell’s Inspiron 7000 series. Starting at $649, the spec sheet has us impressed but what did Dell have to compromise to get to that price point?
The laptop itself is on the big side for an ultrabook, weighing in at 3.86 lbs or 1.75 kgs and measures .74 inches or 18.7mm at its thinnest point. The lid and palm rest are made of an attractive, brushed aluminum with the sides and underside made of a dark, soft touch plastic. It feels like a good balance, with the plastic generally being more comfortable on a lap and under hand.
The display is a 13” 1080p glossy touchscreen panel, with a hinge that allows the unit to fold back completely like Lenovo’s Yoga line. On one side you’ll find a full-sized SD card slot, USB 2.0 A and a Noble Lock port. On the other, a combo headset jack, USB 3.0 A, full-sized HDMI, USB 3.0 C with DisplayPort and DC-In.
The keyboard is backlit and feels great to type on, even the first time, and the trackpad supports Microsoft’s Precision Trackpad standard. The included webcam is a standard 720p shooter, but supports Windows Hello and lets you login to your account with only your face.
We’ll have a full review for the Inspiron 13 7368 in a few days, so keep an eye out if you’d like to take a closer look with us. Is there anything in particular you’re curious about or would like to us take a look at? Post in the comments below and we’ll do our best to incorporate it into the review.