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Dell Inspiron 16 two-in-1 review: Spacious laptop, oversized tablet

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Expert’s Rating: The top 10 is the best rating.


  • Roomy 16 cm (16:10) displays.
  • Long battery life!
  • Competitively competitive application performance.
  • A comfortable keyboard and a massive touchpad are easy to use.
  • Quad speakers pump up the jams.


  • Lone GPU is poor.
  • Can’t go larger than 512GB SSD.
  • A larger screen can feel very uncomfortable using a tablet.

Our Verdict

The Dell Inspiron 16-in-1 is a better laptop than a tablet. It is built on 16 inches 16 and 10 inches battery life, and a modern technology that will increase its productivity.

The Dell Inspiron 16-in-1 is a roomy convertible laptop based on a 16-inch, 16-inch display. The display has a large workspace in a laptop, but it’s very big in a tablet, so you aren’t a content creator and you’re not able to use the large canvas as a desk or even a desk. And, if you are a creative shop looking for a spacious convertible, you might be disappointed if Dell’s limited upgrades offer for it. You have a choice of two 12-generation Intel Core processors and a UHD+ OLED display, the only GPU upgrade that can be obtained is a feature for AngeForce, the most advanced mobile platform. The 512GB SSD is fine.

Our Inspiron 162-in-1, which was built with its 12th-generation Core i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM, has a strong application performance and a large screen, so that it can easily multitask without feeling stuck in the air. The keyboard and the large touchpad are comfortable, and the aluminum chassis is clean and compact. We like the 1080p webcam with its physical privacy shutter, and the legendary battery life. The Inspiron 16-in-1 is a smart choice if you want to buy a large-screen convertible that will be used primarily as a laptop and pressed only occasionally into a tablet.

Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 specifications

Our Dell Inspiron 16 two-in-1 is currently selling for $1,249.99 and has the following specs:

  • Intel Core i7-1260P x-150M.
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Digital Graphics: Intel Iris Xe.
  • SSD: 6000 ppm SSD: PCIe NVMe M.2 RAM: 512GB RAM.
  • – 16:20, 1920 x 1200 resolution: 6.61 inches, 16:10, 1980 x 11.02 pixels, resolution: 14.40.
  • Webcam: 1080p with privacy shutter.
  • Two x USB-C (with Thunderbolt 4), two x USB-A, 3,3, 4G, HDMI 1.4, SD card reader, audio-jack.
  • Networking: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 o’clock.
  • A paper reader of the handprint.
  • 88 Watt-hour battery capacity: 1.
  • Dimensions: 14.1 x 9.9 x 0.7 inches.
  • Measurement weight: 4.7 pounds (stapping tires), and 0.8 pounds (AC adapter)
  • Price: $1,249.99.

The Inspiron 16 2-in-1 costs 79.99 dollars for a device with a core i5-1235U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Our 1049.99 test is powered by a CPU upgrade to the Core i7-1260U and gives the battery a half a memory. For more than $100, you can make it an OLED panel with a 380 nits resolution, the baseline 192000, 300 nit display, and a 38402400 resolution. The display upgrade also swaps the integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics for the GeForce MX550, an innovative mobile GPU with 2GB of dedicated VRAM. And for some reason, the OLED upgrade does not come with a silver chassis, but a black, dark green body.

Some high-quality 2-in-1s have a pen for the touch-and-display, but Dell doesn’t include one with the mainstream Inspiron 16 2-in-1. Dell worktop is sold separately; usually costs $50 but often costs $40.

A large screen is suitable for a laptop.

Our Inspiron 16 2-in-1 test is based on a 16-inch 16:10 Display with a 19201200 resolution. This FHD+ resolution gives an attractive picture across the 16-inch panel. The reason for upgrading to the UHD+ OLED display is that the UI panels and the contrast are more impressive than the ability to display it. A striking image like this, which we received has light whites and inky blacks, even if it isn’t entirely black. For 300 oz, and when I measured, his brightness would reach 400 oz. It’s bright enough for indoor environments, even in an office where natural light is collected.

The 16-inch Display with its 16:10-inch ratio provides ample room for multitasking and navigation. The added vertical space compared to the 16:9 display resulted in less scrolling through long Word-docs, expansive Excel-sheets and web pages. It’s really a good size for working computer programs, where they are juggling multiple windows and it’s a handy feature in home games.

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There’s little use for the large screen when you flip the display around and use the Inspiron 16 2-in-1 as a tablet. The feeling of it varies from side to side, especially if one hand is holding it or two to side with the touch display. Creative types like the large canvas of the roomy screen, which might be used for drawing and sketching.

The Inspiron 16-in-1 weighs four pounds, which is possible for daily commutes. This is a bit heavier than other 16-inch 16:10 laptops and convertibles, including the 4.3-pound Asus VivoBook Pro 16X OLED, the 4.35-pound MSI Summit E-16, and the 4.45-pound HP Specter x360 16.

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With the understated design, the Inspiron 16 2-in-1 will look the part at home or in the office. It has a thin, plastic chassis with minimal adornment. In fact, there is nothing that would tell you what its a Dell machine is when you sit in front of it. There is an old company logo on the keyboard or thin display bezels. The logo with the simple Dell logo is the lid. The bottom panel is covered in inspiron.

Big keyboard, mobile playpad, and audio output.

One could be trickier at a 16-inch laptop with a number pad, and some do not include a numpad. The Inspiron 16 2-in-1 omits the numpad, and I applaud that move. Even if there is some room to squeeze a numpad without shortening the keys to the main keyboard, I’d rather have it centered below the keyboard. And that’s what you’re getting with an Inspiron 17 2-in-1. The keys are dark gray with white spies. While there is enough contrast between the two colors, they are quite easily able to understand the key symbol by changing lighting conditions. Even if you were working in the dark, you got a two-level backlight.

The keys give a quick and nutty feel. These keys make typing fast and comfortable. Without the numpad, the keys on the left and the backspace, Enter and the keys on the left are luxuriously large. The power button in the top-right corner doubles as an aceprint reader.

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The touchpad is huge. And the design has a nice design in its design: it only has three borders. The top edge blends seamlessly into the rest of the laptop’s components. This touchpad can slide smoothly and record precise gestures.

The webcam is another check in the extra column for the Inspiron 16 2-in-1. This is a 1080p camera that produces a crisp, well-balanced image that is obviously superior to a 720p webcam. The internet camera does not spy on you anymore. It’s not an IR camera, but you get that and facial recognition capabilities on a smartphone if you upgrade your OLED device. As for our test, the only biometric technology on the software was the fingerprint scanner that plugged into the power button.

Inspiron 16:2-in-1 does not have four speakers, but two. This is composed of 8-watt speakers that fire from two-watt speakers to the ceiling. The sound is dynamic, even better than a laptop’s. There is sound, both high and mid-tone separation, and even bass response isn’t apparent. Music playback is much better in the Inspiron 16 version than in any laptop.

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Connectivity provides the basics with two USB-C Thunderbolt-4 ports and two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, a jack for a headphone and an SD card reader. If you have both USB Type-C and Type-A ports, you won’t need to carry a USB adapter. As far as the USB devices, I would like the pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports to be split on the left and right sides of the laptop rather than located on the left. You need to use one of the ports to charge your laptop, so I like to plug into either side of the laptop.


Our Intel Core i7-1260P, 16GB RAM, integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, and a 512GB SSD. The Core i7-1260 is a series of eight-watt mobile chips used in Intels Alder Lake. Intel’s new hybrid architecture has four performance cores, eight efficiency cores and a total of 16 threads.

If it’s an Intel 7 or Intel 6 in a 2 in-1 model, we compared its performance to the other notebooks, which use the Core i7-1260P processor and the 12th-gen core i5 model, and one with the 11th-gen Core i7 chips. Most of the comparison systems rely on integrated Intel graphics, such as the Inspiron 16 – 2-in-1, but two of these feature GeForce RTX 3050 Ti – graphics.

Our first test is PCMark 10. It measures performance on everyday computing tasks, including for office productivity, web browsing, and video chats. The Inspiron 16 2-in-1 got off to a strong start, easily beating the 5,000 mark and finishing behind only the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360, who boasts the same CPU and the same laptops with the added benefit of RTX 3050 Ti graphics .

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Our handbrake benchmark tests how a laptop can handle crushing CPU loads over an extended period., transcoding a 30GB MKV file to a format suitable for Android tablets by handbrake, the free video encoding utility. The Inspiron 16 2-in-1 system flipped into an excellent result. That result was faster than all the other systems but the RTX 3050 Ti pair.

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Next up is Cinebench, a hard CPU-intensive test, but one that uses a large 2D scene in a very short time. The Inspiron 16 2-in-1 is competitive on Cinebench, finishing among the other computers, with the core i7-1260P CPU and integrated graphics. It’s certainly within the realm of media editing and creating.

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As we can see in its 3D mark, the Inspiron 16 2-in-1 isn’t a built-in for 3D games. As with any laptop with integrated graphics, its better suited for 2D graphics and less in the case of running AAA titles.

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Battery life

We let the laptop drive for 8 o’clock. With the Windows 8 app for music and video, the laptop is connected to Airplane mode. We set the screen brightness of 250 to 260 nits, which is a good brightness when watching a movie in the office with the lights on. The Inspiron 16 2-in-1 took the test for more than six hours, a truly outstanding feat. That would be a great result for a lightweight, efficient battery. So the ability to get the battery of a 16-inch laptop to run on an ARM processor, but rather an 8-inch laptop that is powered by an ARM processor, with a fully-seen, 30 Watt processor and no more efficient one- speed charging battery This laptop lets the Dell understand that large displays require large battery power, and the Inspiron 16-in-1 is equipped with a 4 cell-only battery.


The Inspiron 16 with two o’clock screen capabilities, while leveraging the modern CPU, and its sleek and simple enclosure and affordable price. We also liked the roomy keyboard without numpad, the huge touchpad, and the stunning audio output. The star of the show, however, is its exceptional battery life. It gives a runtime that is hours shorter than the competition. We strongly recommend to mainstream buyers looking for a large-screen laptop the Inspiron 16 2-in-1. We only hesitate for buyers who would like a 2-in-1 convertible that will spend as much time in tablet mode as in laptop mode. For such an usage scenario, we steer you towards a small 2-in-1 that’s easy to manage in tablet mode. And we also steer content creators looking for a large convertible into a model that does offer better graphics and storage.

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