A sleek silver 2-in-1 hybrid ultrabook convertible into a tablet, the thin and light Dell Inspiron 13 7306-898 13-inch IPS Full HD touchscreen 360 ° openable with a stylus is suitable for versatile use. It takes advantage of a good amount of 16 GB RAM and a Tiger Lake Quad Core i7 processor with Iris Xe graphics for good performance in current use and the ability to support games that are not too greedy. Its responsiveness is enhanced by its fast SSD storage (however limited capacity) and it also houses a biometric reader, a backlit chiclet keyboard as well as connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C Thunderbolt 4.
Specifications Dell Inspiron 13 7306-898
|Screen (s)||13.3 “Full HD IPS LED multi-touch 100% sRGB 300cd / m² TrueLife 360 ° openable (1920×1080, glossy)
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR4x 4266 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||1 USB 3.0 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0, microSD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.1|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Waves MaxxAudio|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 53Whr (230 grams)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.23 Kg / 305.19 x 197.80 x 15.7-15.94|
Chassis, connectors, Dell Inspiron 13 7306-898 screen
With its thin and light silver aluminum frame that can be opened 360 ° to convert into a Tablet, it has a sober and elegant but also original look.
The screen is indeed equipped with multi-touch touch technology thanks to which one can interact with the system and the software by simple pressures / gestures of at least one finger or the stylus provided on it.
Due to its tactile aspect, the screen is brilliant: it therefore reinforces the colors but is sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS characteristics, the screen reproduces colors more faithfully than average while ensuring wide vertical and horizontal viewing angles. It also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content and in particular to videos thanks to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format.
As a fingerprint reader is integrated, we can authenticate by biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology.
The keyboard can obviously be backlit so that we can correctly distinguish its keys in a dark environment.
In terms of connectivity, this versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook is well equipped with its USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, its useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its wireless modules Wi-Fi ax ( more recent and greedy than WI-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.1 to connect and communicate remotely, its audio port as well as its 2 USB 3.0 (compatible USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times more faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-898 performance, autonomy
The Dell Inspiron 13 7306-898 is a compact High Definition laptop convertible into a Tablet intended for everyday versatile use on the go.
This versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook is easy to transport thanks to its thinness, compactness and lightness. Autonomy side, we can bet on about 8 hours of battery operation in light use.
However, this hybrid Ultrabook delivers good general performance that will satisfy many users because it is built around a good amount of 16 GB RAM as well as a low consumption Tiger Lake i7-1165G7 Quad Core processor.
However, you should be aware that to often carry out processing that is heavy in processor resources, it is preferable to opt for a PC based on a non-low consumption processor.
The fact remains that thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution that we tested and which is integrated into the Tiger Lake, you can watch photos and videos but also run games that do not require too much 3D resources. And this despite the absence of a dedicated graphics card because the Iris Xe is significantly more powerful than the UHD 620 of Intel processors.
On-board SSD storage clearly enhances day-to-day responsiveness and fluidity compared to a single hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we take advantage of much faster software / game launches, processing and starts / stops but also a faster arrival on the online games cards.
Remember that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, more robust and silent. It offers here a capacity of 512 GB similar to the standard of hard disks.
However, 512 GB may be too tight for some. But in this case, we can always use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.