Dell Inspiron laptops are easy to use, easy to own and keep you connected to everything that matters to you. Especially in today’s growing work-from-home lifestyle, they are designed to deliver exceptional value to get more out of life. Both the Dell XPS 13 and Inspiron 14 2-in-1 do this in different ways.
Dell XPS 13
The Dell XPS 13 is stunning both inside and out. It is made up of premium materials like machined aluminum and carbon fiber to provide a durable, premium and convenient design. It features an inlayed stainless streel XPS logo, laser-etched regulatory details and color matched feet for a sleeker look. Although it is compact and portable with an 11-inch chassis and only a 1.2kg weight, it manages to house a large 13.3-inch 3-sided InfinityEdge display with an 80.7 per-cent screen-to-body ratio thanks to Dell’s engineering. You can opt for either a FHD or 4K panel for easy content and multimedia consumption on the move, with support for Dolby Vision. Furthermore, if you opt for a touchscreen variant of the device, it will come with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
Attention to detail is also a highlighting factor of the machine. For example, its variable torque hinge enables easier opening and closing or its innovative thermal designs with dual fans and heat pipes dissipating heat to provide increased performance. The carbon fiber palm rest is inspired by the aerospace industry whereas in this always-connected world, the web-camera sees a reconstruction. It is much smaller with a 4-element lens design to deliver sharp video in all areas of the frame regardless of lighting conditions helped by advantage noise reduction technologies.
Breaking the boundaries of performance
Leveraging Intel Evo technology, the Dell XPS 13 brings the perfect combination of performance, responsiveness and battery life. Running on 11th Generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Xe graphics, the notebook provides unmatched speed and intelligence making your experience fast, smooth and easy. Depending on your usage and personal preferences, the laptop is available with fast booting SSDs up to 512GB and up to 16GB of memory.
To ensure a robust communication experience, the Dell XPS 13 also packs advanced WiFi 6 technology and theoretical throughput speeds of up to 2.4Gbps. Killer AX1650 built on Intel’s WiFi 6 chipset, which is nearly three times faster than the previous generation. This prioritizes streaming video, communication and gaming traffic. Hardware connectivity options include a microSD card slot, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, a headphone jack and two Thunderbolt Type-C ports which can be used to charge your laptop or connect accessories including support for up to two 4K displays. This pairs well with a Dell UltraSharp 27 4K USB-C Monitor for increased productivity alongside Dell Premier Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Mouse for an all-in-one work from home setup.
Simple and reliable
With the XPS 13, you are truly in control. You get access to an integrated fingerprint sensor on the power button and voice-activation thanks to the four built-in microphones. The laptop uses Cortana and Waves-enabled speech technology with which you can control playlists and access schedules regardless of the background noise around you. Dell’s Mobile Connect application also allows for seamless file transfer between your PC and phone, features to mirror your Android or iOS device and receive notifications from your smartphone directly to your machine. Dell ensures that in doing so, the connection is made point-to-point, meaning it is secure without exposing your data to unsecure Internet connections.
To get your through the day, the Dell XPS 13 sports a 52Whr cell. This ensures long battery life when streaming your favorite TV shows of up to 17 hours on a FHD version of the device and up to 10 hours on a 4K model.
Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1
With the Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1, you find a notebook that lets you express your creativity on the go, available in a variety of cool, contemporary and refreshing colors including Platinum Silver, Dune and Titan Gray. It features a 14-inch FHD touch panel that makes for an expansive screen-to-body ratio and a delightful viewing experience thanks to its narrow border design. Given the flexible nature of the device, it allows you to find a use case that is best suited for your lifestyle. Tent or stand mode is useful for watching documentaries, movies or for video calls whereas tablet mode lets you work better while reclined. In this mode, you can also draw and write naturally with an optional Active Pen for you to sketch or take notes.
In the traditional laptop mode, you can get any typing work down with ease. The machine features a clean-looking palm rest design with vent holes incorporated into the 360-degree hinge to make typing more comfortable. The option for a backlit keyboard further allows you to stay productive especially in situations with low ambient light.
Powerful and then some
Powering this experience is up to 11th Generation Intel Core processors, in combination with 16GB of DDR4 memory and 512GB of PCIe SSD storage. This makes for a smooth, responsive and seamless experience even when multitasking between demanding applications. For power users, the machine also provides an array of ports including HDMI 1.4, two Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1 port with power delivery and display port support, a headphone jack and an SD card reader.
Beyond the power of Intel Iris Xe graphics, the notebook offers extra power and optimal everyday performance with an additional discrete graphics option. This lets you enjoy the Nvidia GeForce MX330 with 2GB of GDDR5 graphics memory for more demanding tasks such as photo editing, video editing or gaming. An optional Dell 24 monitor (S2419H) is great to complement your desk setup in this case, featuring a virtually borderless InfinityEdge display and premium sound with built-in dual 5W Waves MaxxAudio speakers.
Depending on the Inspiron 14 2-in-1’s use case, it also implements a technology called adaptive thermals. Here, the notebook uses advanced algorithms and accelerometers to know where your laptop is. For example, the Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 can adapt its thermal profiles based on whether it is in your hands, on your lap or on a desk. When placed on a desk in a home-office setup, it is also smart enough to unleash the full power available to the machine.
Personal theater experience
Much like the XPS 13, the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 has many core features in common. For example, the ability to use Windows Hello authentication with its optional fingerprint scanner, the availability of WiFi 6 or to use Dell Mobile Connect in order to seamlessly connect with your smartphone. Dell Cinema is also a common feature, which gives you ultimate personal theater experience. With CinemaStream, you get a lag-free video streaming experience powered by SmartByte which prioritizes video streaming ahead of other network traffic for uninterrupted entertainment. CinemaColor makes visuals lifelike, with richer and more vibrant colors and detail enabled by Dell Color Profiles. Lastly is CinemaSound, leveraging the speakers on the laptop for the best audio experience possible.
Amidst all your work and entertainment, you may lose track of the Inspiron 14 2-in-1’s battery life. But with Dell’s optimization, the notebook features between 8-9 hours of mixed battery usage thanks to its 40Whr cell. With ExpressCharge support, the Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 can charge up to 80 per-cent battery capacity in as fast as an hour.