A hybrid 2-in-1 ultrabook convertible into a Tablet, the Dell Inspiron 17 7706 2-in-1 slim 17-inch QHD + IPS touchscreen 360 ° openable takes advantage of an Intel Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics solution for good performance in everyday use and the possibility of running games that are not too greedy. In its silver chassis, it houses a fast Optane SSD which reinforces its responsiveness but also a backlit chiclet keyboard, a biometric reader without forgetting a connection with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C Thunderbolt 4.
Specifications Dell Inspiron 17 7706 2-in-1
|Screen (s)||17 “QHD + 2K Retina IPS LED multi-touch 100% sRGB 300cd / m² TrueLife openable 360 ° (2560×1600, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||Intel Optane H10: 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) + 32 GB Optane|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 1.4, SD / 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 68Whr (340 grams, 233 x 95.9 x 7.05mm)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.43 Kg / 379.8 x 266.4 x 15.26-19.3|
Chassis, connectors, Dell Inspiron 17 7706 2-in-1 display
It features a sober, elegant but also original design with its light silver aluminum frame that can be opened 360 ° to transform into a Tablet.
The screen is indeed adorned with multi-touch touch technology allowing interaction with the system and software by simply placing at least one finger on it, by pressing / gesturing.
Because of its tactile aspect, the screen is brilliant. As a result, it revives colors but is sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
In any case, thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS characteristics, the screen displays colors more faithful than the average as well as comfortable viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. It stands out for its QHD + 2K definition superior to Full HD for a precise display suitable for High Definition content such as videos thanks to its 16: 9 format.
In addition, as a biometric reader is integrated, one can authenticate oneself on the system by fingerprint recognition via Windows Hello technology.
The keyboard can also be backlit, which makes it possible to clearly distinguish its keys in a dimly lit environment.
In terms of connectivity, this versatile Ultrabook is well equipped with its USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, its wireless Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and greedy than WI-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.1 to connect and communicate remotely , its useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, its audio port as well as its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it.
Dell Inspiron 17 7706 2-in-1 performance, battery life
This Dell Inspiron 17 7706 2-in-1 is a slim High Definition laptop convertible into a large format tablet designed for everyday versatile use on the go.
Its large format is particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home). The fact remains that its finesse and its controlled weight facilitate its transport for a 17 inch. And that’s good because autonomy side, we can bet on about 8 hours of battery operation in light use.
However, this versatile laptop computer delivers good general performance able to satisfy many users because it is based on 8 GB of RAM and a Tiger Lake processor, the low consumption Quad Core i5-1135G7.
However, it should be kept in mind that if the objective is to carry out treatments that are often greedy in processor resources, it is better to opt for a PC based on a non-low consumption processor.
In any case, many people will appreciate that despite the absence of a dedicated graphics card, it is possible to play titles that are not too demanding in 3D resources on this thin PC. And this thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution tested by us and housed in the Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake which is significantly more efficient than the classic Intel UHD 620.
Of course, you can also watch photos and videos on this laptop which, thanks to its SSD, provides enhanced responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a hard drive.
An SSD is indeed much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, more robust and silent. As a result, thanks to the SSD, we take advantage of much faster application / game launches as well as starts / stops and treatments, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Here we are more specifically dealing with an Intel Optane H10 solution that we tested . It combines a 512 GB SSD (capacity similar to standard hard drives) with a 32 GB Optane module.
Optane cannot be used for storage but brings a significant gain when it is associated with a hard disk. Its contribution is not very sensitive, however, when coupled with an SSD.
Of course, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C / Thunderbolt device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.