One of the latest additions to Dell’s family of convertibles is the new Dell Inspiron 13 7306. The convertibility aspect means this device is great for both personal entertainment, when you want to watch a movie or something, and professional use, with its great display and reliable Tiger Lake power.
The Tiger Lake CPUs bring the newest Intel Evo platform, which further optimizes the work of the processor. Without spoiling too much, we want to say that this is a fantastic device that can suit both your personal and professional needs, and while it is a bit pricey, it more than makes up for that with its premium build quality, sleek chassis, and ample amounts of performance.
Today we are presenting you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Dell Inspiron 13 7306 2-in-1.
3 reasons to BUY the Dell Inspiron 13 7306 2-in-1
1. The Design
With a body that is entirely made out of aluminum, we expect superb structural rigidity. While the lid remained free of flexes and twists we couldn’t say the same about the base, which was able to be bent more than it should, in our opinion. Looks-wise, the laptop is good-looking, with the aluminum body having an anodized finish, which gives the laptop a premium and cool-to-the-touch feeling. The dimensions are also quite good, considering that this is a convertible, with the device weighing only 1.23 kg and being 15.9mm tall at the thickest.
2. The Display
The Dell Inspiron 13 7306 2-in-1 has two 13.3-inch touchscreen IPS options for its display: one Full HD panel, which we had in our configuration, and one 4K panel, which is sure to be a treat to look at and use. The Full HD screen has comfortable viewing angles and an excellent contrast ratio. Color coverage is one of its strong suits, with the panel covering 96% of the sRGB color gamut.
Moving over to the color accuracy, we tested the panel with the 24 most commonly used colors with both the factory setting and with our “Gaming and web design” profile applied. In the test, we saw an average dE value of 1.2, which is within the standard and is generally quite good.
Below you can compare the scores of Dell Inspiron 13 7306 2-in-1 with the default settings (left), and with the “Gaming and Web design” profile (right).
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Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.
Design and Gaming
This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.
Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.
3. The Battery life
The battery life here is great, with the relatively medium-sized 53Wh battery lasting for 13 hours and 20 minutes of web browsing, and 10 hours and 58 minutes of video playback. In case you are unaware of the way we do our battery test, we turn on the Windows Better Performance option, set the screen brightness to 120 nits, and close all the programs, except for the one that we test the notebook with.
2 reasons NOT to buy the Dell Inspiron 13 7306 2-in-1
1. The Upgradeability
With small devices, such as this one, one of the first things that you have to say goodbye to is upgradability. On the Dell Inspiron 13 7306 2-in-1, the situation is 50/50, with the storage being upgradeable via one M.2 PCIe x4 drive, while the quite fast dual-channel memory is soldered onto the board.
Below we will level our detailed teardown video if you’re serious about upgrading the storage on the Dell Inspiron. It will provide you with all the steps of how to safely get access to the storage, which we assure you is quite easy.
2. The Cooling
Cooling this little laptop is a single, but quite thick heat pipe, along with a heat spreader and a low-profile fan. The setup doesn’t do a good job of keeping the CPU temps in reasonable temps with our stress test showing that the Core i7-1165G7 throttles down to 2.04GHz @ 83°C in the last few minutes of the test. The test consists of using 100% of the CPU cores under heavy load, in various lengths of time.
|Intel Core i7-1165G7 (15W TDP)||0:02 – 0:10 sec||0:15 – 0:30 sec||10:00 – 15:00 min|
|Dell Inspiron 13 7306 2-in-1||3.12 GHz (B+11%) @ 99°C @ 33W||2.68 GHz @ 99°C @ 25W||2.04 GHz @ 83°C @ 16W|
As far as comfort is concerned, the keyboard reaches 46.5°C, which while it is a bit too much, at least your hands will be warm. Fortunately, the device wasn’t that loud, even with the fan running at max speeds.