If you happen to be looking for both a laptop and a tablet, manufacturers have popularized a relatively new category of products that offer the best of both worlds. These machines, thanks to their foldable screen, can be “converted” from a regular laptop, to a standing screen and, depending on the size, usually a huge tablet.
But what happens when you get the best possible specs? This is the review of the Dell Inspiron i7359-5984SLV, one of such convertibles that’s not afraid of throwing high-range specs up there with the best notebooks. Keep reading to find out why.
Pros: best in its class Core i7 processor, IPS 1080p display
Cons: Slow 5400 RPM mechanical hard drive
The Dell Inspiron i7359-5984SLV has a 1920x1080 touchscreen that will offer amazing, crisp images and more space to work when on desktop use. The best part? IPS technology for viewing angles, indispensable for a convertible.
All of this comes in a 13.3 inch package, which in laptop terms is a medium size (think MacBook Pro), but on tablet terms is certainly a huge standard. The machine itself weights 3.7 pounds, definitely on the light side.
Besides the several positions you can put it on, it also comes with a stylus for enhanced touch use. The final piece of the puzzle is Windows 10, which offers a responsive interface that adapts depending on how you want to use it.
Best in its class
Dell chose an Intel Core i7-6500u processor for the Inspiron i7359-5984SLV. This is a high-range, low voltage chip with two cores clocked at 2.3 GHz (up to 3.1 GHz), which means you’ll not only get the best results, but also boosts in low power consumption.
As a result, the Inspiron i7359-5984SLV will perform like a champ for everything, from the simple tasks of everyday users like web browsing to even the most demanding tasks like editing software. Throw anything at it, and it will do it for you.
On the multitasking corner we find 8 GB of RAM (DDR3L, 1600 MHz) included. This is the modern standard for powerful laptops, so you can relax knowing that you’ll be able to run several programs at the same time without problems.
Light gaming is in order
An important thing to note in this review of the Inspiron i7359-5984SLV is that it doesn’t come with a dedicated graphics card, but an integrated unit: Intel Graphics 520. Thanks to advancements y integrated circuits, you’ll be able to play even modern 3D hits, though always on low settings.
Games that are less demanding like FIFA or Counter Strike will run much better, and the older classics and 2D indies, for example, will go smoothly. So in short, while this is not made for gaming, light gaming is an option.
The Inspiron i7359-5984SLV comes with a 43 WHe, 3-cell battery that Dell claims will get up to 6 hours of use without having to charge. That’s a very decent result, especially for a laptop that packs the best processor of the line, so you can get an idea of what to expect.
A hybrid set up
Connectivity on the Inspiron i7359-5984SLV we're reviewing today is your standard fare for this kind of laptop. We find three USB ports, thankfully all of them 3.0, as well as the usual audio combo jack and an SD card reader. Finally we also find the ever-useful HDMI port for external displays.
Storage wise, we find an interesting setup. First we have a 500 GB mechanical hard drive (5400 RPM), but there’s also a 8 GB solid state drive present for speeding up the system, a useful combination from all corners.
Closing statements; is this laptop worth the money?
As we teased at the beginning, this is not only a convertible, but a very powerful and capable one. That’s thanks to both its Core i7 processor and 1080p IPS screen. When on laptop mode, this is the best class of today; when on tablet, this is overkill (in the best possible way).
We can close this review of the Dell Inspiron i7359-5984SLV saying this is a great, powerful laptop, period. If you’re looking for convertible capabilities, great. If not, this is still just a great laptop, so don’t back down. You might fall in love with the huge tablet mode, who knows.