Dell Inspiron i5378 (i5378-0028GRY, i5378-4314GRY and i5378-5743GRY) Review

We have seen few Dell Inspiron i5378 variants which are powered by latest processor (released mid-2016) and features high RAM and storage capacity. Now in this general review, we are going to talk about few more Dell Inspiron i5378 variants with different RAM, Processor and storage. Other than that, all specifications and design of these models are same.

Dell Inspiron i5378 belongs to Dell Inspiron 13 5000 series laptops. Dell Inspiron 13 5000 series laptops are 13 inch display convertible 2-in-1 laptops. The variants which we are reviewing here are powered by latest processor (at the time of this review), features the best RAM standard and best storage capacities.

The models of this review are Dell Inspiron i5378-0028GRYDell Inspiron i5378-4314GRY and Dell Inspiron i5378-5743GRY. As we said earlier, everything except processor, RAM and storage, everything like other specs and overall design of these models are same.

Design looks very premium with the black and gray color combination. These are compact models which feature 13 inch display and backlit keyboard with medium sized trackpad. You will enjoy weighting documents in word processor due to this well spaced backlit keys. All these variants weigh around 3.4 pounds each and are about 0.8 inch thin. Convertible laptops should weigh less and should be thin to have comfort while using in different modes. Overall, these are premium looking convertible laptops from Dell.

Like other Dell Inspiron i5378 models, these variants feature 13.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angles. At the time of writing this review, 2-in-1 laptops with price above $500 are having a Full HD display with technologies from their own company. Like Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51-55ZR), a 13.3 inch touchscreen convertible model is priced above $500 (at the time of this review) features a 13.3 inch Full HD display with few Acer display technologies. So, getting a Full HD display for the price is acceptable for these models.

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HD webcam and digital microphone are important for any convertible laptop and you are getting them in these variants. You can have HD video calls or conference calls in high video clarity. With this HD webcam, an IR camera is also added for these models. With IR camera, you can use facial recognition to unlock your laptop. Like other Dell i5378 models, these variants also feature two built-in stereo speakers and use Wave MaxxAudio technology for audio tuning. So, you will good audio experience through these laptops.

All these Dell Inspiron series convertible laptops feature basic connectivity which are best suited for moder-day user. These models feature two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, SD card reader, 802.11 ac WiFi adapter for faster data transfers and web connectivity. These variants lacks DVD writer and a LAN port which are optional cons and are based on the user requirement. In general, these connectivity options are acceptable for these models.

So, above are the specs and features which are common in these three variants, Now we talk about performance specs. These three model features latest 7th gen processors and other awesome specs. Lets see the performance specs of these models individually.

Dell Inspiron i5378-0028GRY (Intel Core i5-7200U, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD):

This Dell i5378 variant is powered by 7th generation Intel Core i5-7200U processor and comes with 4 GB DDR4-2400 RAM, 128 GB SSD storage and Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU.

Dell Inspiron i5378-2885GRY is another model which is priced around same price of this Dell Inspiron i5378-0028GRY model. But i5378-2885GRY model comes with 8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM and 1 TB HDD. So, it would be better to go for i5378-2885GRY than this 4 GB and 128 GB SSD model.

Performance-wise, you can do multitasking, run demanding applications in blazing speed because of SSD and in general, this is an above-average performer. You can play low graphics games without issues but this convertible laptop is not for gaming. For this processor, this GPU is suited for display only not for gaming. If you want more specs, look below models.

Dell Inspiron i5378-4314GRY (Intel Core i5-7200U, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD):

This variant is also best choice to buy other than above variant. Here, this model is powered by 7th generation Intel Core i5-7200U processor and comes with 8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM, 256 GB SSD storage and Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU.

Specs are good for this model. You are getting 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD, which should be enough for most of the productive people. You will have best experience while running few of the demanding applications like designing, video editing  and photo editing applications etc. With that processor, RAM and SSD storage, you cam multi-task, run demanding applications, play few supported video games without issues and in general a well suited convertible for all people.

Dell Inspiron i5378-5743GRY (Intel Core i7-7500U, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD):

This is a high-end model with powerful specs. This variant is powered by 7th generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor and comes with 8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM, 1 TB @ 5400 RPM HDD storage and Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU.

This is a powerful convertible laptop with powerful processor which can handle more demanding applications easily. With that processor and RAM, you can run demanding application easily, do multi-tasking, browse web with many opened tabs, edit videos, edit photos and can do many more. You can play games released till 2014 without any issues and few games of 2015 in low settings. But in general this laptop is not for gaming. If you want to buy laptop for gaming, check out the best gaming laptops under $1000 page.

You have other Dell i5378 model, Dell Inspiron i5378-7171GRY which is powered by same i7 processor and has same 8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM but comes with 256 GB SSD storage instead of 1 TB storage. So, if you want more storage variant, go for Dell Inspiron i5378-7171GRY.

Specifications:

Technical Specification of Dell Inspiron i5378 (i5378-0028GRY, i5378-4314GRY and i5378-5743GRY)
Display 13.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angles
Processor 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U
7th Gen Intel Core i7-7500U
RAM 4 GB DDR4-2400 RAM
8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM
Storage 1 TB @ 5400 RPM HDD
128 GB SSD
256 GB SSD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620
Webcam HD webcam with integrated microphone and IR camera
Audio Two Built-in stereo speakers
Headphone Jack
Wave MaxxAudio Technology
Wireless Connectivity 802.11 ac WiFi featuring MIMO technology
Built-in Bluetooth V4.2 or V4.0
Interface One COMBO audio jack
Two USB 3.0 ports
One USB 2.0 port
One HDMI port
One Multi-Format SD Card Reader
Battery 42WHr, 3-Cell battery (Average battery life for all variants)
Dimensions 12.75 x 8.85 x 0.76 inches
Weight Approx. 3.4 lbs (each variant)

Conclusion:

All these variants of Dell Inspiron 5378 model have enough power to use for multi-tasking and running demanding applications. But if you prefer more storage or best storage, high RAM, high processor, you have to choose the one which suits your need. Overall, all these variants are good to buy in late-2016 and early-2017.

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