Dell Inspiron 13 i3378-3340GRY-PUS 2-in-1 PC Review

Dell Inspiron 13 i3378-3340GRY-PUS 2-in-1 PC is a convertible touchscreen laptop suitable for home computing. You can use it for college as well if you don’t need to work with AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Photoshop CS6 or similar other programs. The laptop supports small photo and video editing though. This Dell laptop is powered by Intel Core i3-7100u processor and 4GB RAM. Core i3-7100u is entry level processor and is not intended for the heavy workload. If you are looking for an affordable laptop for high-end tasks, you can consider Dell Inspiron 13 i5379-5296GRY-PUS 2-in-1 PC which is powered Intel Core i5-8250u processor and 8GB DDR4 RAM. The processor has 4 physical cores and.

The 7th gen i3-7100u is a dual core processor and operates at the fixed frequency of 2.4GHz while 8th gen i5-8250u operates at 1.6GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.4GHz. It has 6MB of cache while i3-7100u has 3MB of cache. You can’t increase the frequency of i3-7100u any further.

Dell Inspiron 13 i3378-3340GRY-PUS is appropriate for typing docs, surfing the internet, creating the presentation, streaming YouTube and Netflix, downloading music etc.  It comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which supports casual gaming. You can play Minecraft, league of legends, Sims 4 etc. on this laptop. However, to play games like Need for Speed Payback, COD WWII and Destiny 2 etc., laptop with dedicated graphics will be more suitable. You can play such games on this laptop as well but with reduced resolution and settings. As the graphics is integrated, you can’t upgrade it. Dell Inspiron 13 i3378-3340GRY-PUS 2-in-1 PC comes with 1TB 5400 rpm hard driver (no SSD). Solid State Drives are faster than SATA hard drives and help speed up the boot process. It is also capable of faster file transfer compared to 5400 rpm Hard Drive. You can consider Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-38M1 2-in-1 laptop which is powered by same Intel core i3-7100u has 4GB RAM but it offers 128GB Solid State Drive. It is also a budget laptop.

Like Dell i3378-3340GRY-PUS, Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-38M1 2-in-1 laptop also comes with 13.3” full HD IPS touchscreen display which offers better viewing angle. Both the laptops come with the backlit keyboard. Again, this Acer laptop doesn’t come with dedicated graphics. With some increase in your budget, you can consider Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 14 81C9000CUS 2 in 1 PC which is a powerful gaming PC. It comes with 8th gen Intel Core i7-8550u processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive. It has NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 video memory.   The laptop comes with the stylus as well and offers fingerprint reader. The Dell laptop doesn’t offer such features. Core i7-8550u is a quad-core processor and operates at 1.8Gz of base frequency and it has 4GHz of Turbo frequency. It comes with the massive cache of 8MB. Alongside PC gaming, it supports HD video editing and 3D designing as well. Though it costs you more, it’s worth every penny you pay for it.

Dell i3378-3340GRY does not come with CD/DVD burner which is not unusual with budget laptops. Most 2-in-1 laptops lack CD/DVD burner but you always have the option to use an External CD/DVD drive. The laptop comes with 4GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. The 1TB hard drive is preloaded with Windows 10 home 64-bit operating system.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, this Dell laptop offers 2 USB 3.0 (1 with PowerCharge), 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Headphone output, Microphone input and SD card reader. However, there is no Ethernet LAN port. It only supports wireless (Wireless ac and Bluetooth 4.1) connectivity.  However, Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 14 81C9000CUS 2 in 1 PC supports Gigabit Ethernet LAN as well.

Dell i3378-3340GRY comes with 3 cell 42whr battery which offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.