Dell Inspiron i5378 (i5378-2885GRY and i5378-7171GRY) Review

Dell Inspiron i5378 is a 13 inch display convertible 2-in-1 laptop which belongs to Dell Inspiron 13 5000 series laptops. All laptops of this series are 13 inch convertibles with powerful specs. In this general review, we are going to talk about two variants of this model, Dell Inspiron i5378-2885GRY and Dell Inspiron i5378-7171GRY.

These two variants have same specifications other than processor, RAM and Storage. They both feature same display, same connective ports and same design. Design of these models is similar to other Dell Inspiron 13 5000 series laptops. These are lightweight models which weigh around 3.4 pounds each and are about 0.8 inch thin. Convertible laptops should be lightweight and thin for better usage in tablet mode. Features backlit keyboard and medium-sized trackpad. Overall, these models features attractive design.

These variants come with 13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angles. Full HD display for convertibles between $500 and $1000 is acceptable at he time of this review. Even we have seen a Full HD display for Dell i5578 models which feature larger 15 inch display. So, you are getting the best display possible at the time of this review.

HD webcam and integrated microphone are must for any convertible laptops of this price range and you are getting them in these models. Built-in stereo speakers output best audio possible with the help of Waves MaxxAudio technology. So, you will enjoy best audio from these laptops. Another best feature of these models is their IR Camera. IR Camera is for facial recognition and more security.

Dell Inspiron i5378 (i5378-2885GRY and i5378-7171GRY)


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For convertibles, connectivity is very limited. Even we can see same connectivity options for few Dell i5578 models. Two USB 3.0 ports, SD card reader, HDMI port and better 802.11 ac WiFi adapter. DVD writer and LAN port is missing in these convertibles.

Now coming to best part, performance. Dell Inspiron i5378-2885GRY variant is a budget-friendly convertible laptop and Dell Inspiron i5378-7171GRY is high-end convertible laptop. Lets talk about their performance individually.

Dell Inspiron i5378-2885GRY (7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD):

This model is powered by 7th generation Intel Core i5-7200U processor and comes with 8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM and 1 TB @ 5400 RPM storage. We have seen same specification for Dell Inspiron i5578-2451GRY model which is a 15.6 inch display model.

Coming to its performance, this is a new processor (at the time of this review) which outputs slightly better performance than commonly used processor, Intel Core i5-6200U for convertibles of this price range. So, with that processor, 8 GB DDR4-21400 RAM, 1 TB HDD and Intel HD Graphic 620 GPU, you can do multi-tasking and run demanding applications without any issues. You have large storage, the best DDR4 RAM and the latest processor. GPU is not suitable for gaming. Well, you can play low-graphic games on this convertible, but with i5 processor, this GPU is best suited for display.

This variant is best suited for everyone who want a convertible laptop with above-average performance. If you want large display model, take a look at Dell Inspiron i5578-2451GRY model.

Dell Inspiron i5378-7171GRY (7th Gen Intel Core i7-7500U, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD):

Dell Inspiron i5378-7171GRY is a high-end convertible laptop which is priced around $830 at the time this review. This variant is powered by 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor and comes with 8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM, 256 GB SSD storage and in-built Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU.

Like Intel Core i5-7200U processor, this Intel Core i7-7500U processor is latest addition (at the time of tis review) in Intel processors list. You can do multi-tasking and run heavy applications without any issues. 8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM for that processor is more-than-enough. And you are getting 256 SSD storage for fast data read and write speeds.

And you can play games released till 2014 without any issues. You can also play few games of 2015 in low settings. But for this laptop is not for hardcore gaming. If you want a convertible laptop for office work, multi-tasking, editing videos, running demanding applications, this is for you.

With same specifications, a 15.6 inch display model, Dell Inspiron i5578-2550GRY was released in the same time. So, if you want larger display Dell Inspiron convertible with same specs, take a look at Dell Inspiron i5578-2550GRY model.

Overall, both models are best to get for their price in late-2016.

Specifications:

Technical Specification of Dell Inspiron i5378 (i5378-2885GRY and i5378-7171GRY)
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 8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM
Storage 1 TB @ 5400 RPM HDD
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
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:

In Late-2016, these are few of the best convertible laptops to buy. You are getting a convertible laptop powered by latest processor and DDR4 RAM.

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