Review of Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (2022)

The Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (2022) looks and performs great for an even better price. The Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (2022) is a fantastic laptop, a machine capable of everything from productivity to mid-range. Gaming battery life is easily one of its best features, though its touchscreen, overall performance, webcam, and sound aren’t far behind.

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DELL INSPIRON 16 2-IN-1 (2022): REVIEW

The Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (2022) is a slightly larger version of the laptop from our Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 (2022) review, with most of the same bells and whistles including full foldability, Touch screen, and similar ports It’s a bit pricier, starting at $1,000 (£780 / AU$1,600), mainly due to the larger screen size and generally higher specs.

The large size also makes it a bit bulky, and both factors mean that while it’s certainly still portable you’ll probably need a larger bag to carry it around. The aluminum chassis feels strong and rigid, which offsets the weight gain. The ports on the sides are of a good variety, including two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, a headset port, an HDMI 1.4 port, and an SD card slot.

Its touchscreen is bright and responsive, with a vibrant FHD+ display perfect for both work and gaming, and the webcam is a solid 1080p HD, meaning it’s crystal clear when you’re showing your face during a Zoom meeting. Will be. It also has a mechanic slider to cover the camera, which is always a nice feature to have from a privacy perspective.

The keyboard and touchpad have an almost velvety feel that makes typing on the machine very easy in both large sizes. Just like with the 14-inch version, the bezels on the side of the screen are thin on the sides but thickest at the edges.

The Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 sports the same 12th-generation Intel Core i5-1235U and Intel Iris Xe graphics as its counterpart, making it well-rounded for both work and play, although it is Not as powerful as our best laptops list on many entries. It still has plenty of kick to it.

That said, this laptop is perfectly built for mid-range gaming, so trying to run titles like Cyberpunk 2077 or Dirt 5 is out of the question, although other benchmarks outperformed the competition. Got the best scores.

Battery life is much better on this larger version of the Inspiron 2-in-1, mostly due to the larger battery, averaging more than 11 hours of life and 13 hours when testing it for normal work with the PCMark10 battery test. More than when testing it using our HD Movie test. The battery is exceptional and will easily last a full day at work without charging, not to mention how quickly it recharges thanks to the fast charging technology.

Just like the 14-inch version, the Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (2022) is a great laptop for those who need a machine that can handle work and even a few games without breaking the bank. Our main complaint is that it doesn’t come with a stylus, but given how much you’re saving on the retail price, you can afford to drop a little extra cash at checkout and still get away with it. can. One of the best 2-in-1 laptops of the year.

DELL INSPIRON 16 2-IN-1 (2022): PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

DELL INSPIRON 16 2-IN-1 (2022): PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

Currently, the Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (2022) is available at a starting price of $1,000 (£780 / AU$1,600), which is a bit steep for a 2-in-1 and can go up to $1,550. (£1,130 / AU$2,900) with the highest spec configuration. It is also readily available in almost every setting in the US, UK, and Australia.

There are some minor upgrade differences between the three regions such as OS, available hard drive space, and keyboard color. But overall they are mostly similar, especially with CPU and GPU type and configuration.

And while it might start at a bit more of a premium than other 2-in-1s in its class, the performance you’re getting, even at the base spec, makes it a fantastic value.

Value: 4.5/5

DELL INSPIRON 16 2-IN-1 (2022): DESIGN

DELL INSPIRON 16 2-IN-1 (2022): DESIGN

The Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 is well-designed, with a weighty and sturdy aluminum chassis balanced by a slim figure. Its slim build, large screen size, and sturdy chassis make it feel sturdier than the average 2-in-1, which tends to be a lot more fragile. However, it’s thanks to this sturdy design that we have a 2-in-1 that weighs five pounds. In terms of style, choosing silver or dark green colors helps the laptop pop more than the sea of ​​black laptops on the market.

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Like any 2-in-1, the Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 has a touchscreen, and it’s a good quality one. It responds well to every touch command with no delay between the touch command and its execution. The only downside is glare, which shows up in spades when exposed to direct sunlight. Unfortunately, the Inspiron 16 2-in-1 doesn’t come with a stylus.

The display itself is 1080p FHD+ with a 1080p webcam, translating colors beautifully for work or play, and a good camera that will show your face with minimal pixelation. The mechanical slider for the camera is located in the top middle of the bezel, which would otherwise look a bit too thick, it has a purpose here and is a great privacy feature.

Although its keyboard lacks a number pad, its simplicity befits the nature of the machine. The keyboard color can be customized between black or gray when purchased, and there’s a nice backlight that’s useful for dark or low-light areas. The keys and touchpad are a good size and have a silky velvet-like quality that grips your fingers and makes typing easier and less prone to typos.

The laptop’s port situation is different, with two USB Type-A and Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, a headset (headphone and microphone combo) port, an HDMI 1.4 port, and an SD-card slot. . This cements the Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1’s flexible nature as a machine that can handle work-related tasks, gaming and more. And the 16-inch version doesn’t have the same problem of being difficult to remove the Thunderbolt 4 charger from the port as it did with the 14-inch version.

Design: 4.5/5

DELL INSPIRON 16 2-IN-1 (2022) KEY SPECS

Here is the Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (2022) configuration

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-1235U
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Screen: 16″, FHD+ 1920×1200, 60Hz, Touch, Wide Viewing Angle, 300 nit, ComfortView Plus
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • Ports: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, 2 x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, 1 x headset (headphone and microphone combo) port, 1 x HDMI 1.4 port, 1 x SD-card slot
  • Connectivity: Intel Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
  • Camera: 1080p at 30 fps, FHD camera
  • Weight: 5 lbs | 2.27 kg
  • Size (W x D x H): 14.05 x 9.91 x0.63 inches | 35.7 x 25.2 x 1.6 cm
DELL INSPIRON 16 2-IN-1 (2022): PERFORMANCE

DELL INSPIRON 16 2-IN-1 (2022): PERFORMANCE

  • Performs very well all around.
  • Tablet mode is great.
  • Solid HD webcam

As for its specs, the Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (2022) has some of the best performance of any 2-in-1 we’ve tested all year. The 14-inch version is already superior to most of its competitors and this 16-inch version is even more so. It balances streaming, multiple documents, video/voice calls, and more without lag. It’s also capable of running low- and mid-range games like Sid Meyer’s Civilization VI and on high settings, it can achieve at least 50 FPS.

In other benchmarks, the Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 outperformed the 14-inch version in almost every test except two. The first was the Geekbench single-core test, in which it performed about 50 percent less than the 14-inch laptop. And the second was the Civilization VI benchmark, in which the 16-inch produced 10 frames less than the 14-inch. Despite these quirks, the 16-inch still performs far better than its real-life counterpart.

Switching to tablet mode is where this 2-in-1 really shines, as the 16-inch FHD+ display makes almost any image vibrant and colorful. Meanwhile, the touch controls themselves are just as responsive as using a trackpad and keyboard, even when playing games that support it. This is where our frustration grows as it’s a missed opportunity to add a tablet pen to a laptop, as it pairs perfectly as another way to work or play games.

The webcam is also quite good, with 1080p HD resolution and a stable 30 FPS. Many laptops at or near the Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1’s price point either don’t have a camera at all or it’s a low-quality 720p. It’s refreshing to see that a laptop takes its webcam game seriously and provides users with a decent quality that’s suitable for video chats and large-scale video meetings.

Sound quality, while nothing mind-blowing, is surprisingly competent with a four-speaker setup that makes the gaming and streaming experience even more immersive. Most intricacies of music or sound effects in gaming come through well, and every bit of sound design and music in streaming comes with the same quality.

Performance: 4.5/5

BENCHMARKS

Here is how the Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (2022) performed

  • 3DMark: Night Raid: 13,908; Fire Strike: 3,896; Time Spy: 1,574
  • Cinebench R23 Multi-core: 8,086 points
  • GeekBench 5: 1,677 (single-core); 6,968 (multi-core)
  • PCMark 10 (Home Test): 5,283 points
  • PCMark 10 Battery Life: 11 hours and 28 minutes
  • Battery Life : 13 hours and 30 minutes
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (1080p, High): 22 fps; (1080p, Low): 51 fps

DELL INSPIRON 16 2-IN-1 (2022): BATTERY LIFE

  • Battery life is exceptional.
  • It continues regardless of your activities.

The battery life of the Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (2022) is impressive – especially for an Alder Lake-powered device. At its lowest level, it will last 11 hours and 30 minutes as it works continuously through an Internet browser, document editing, social media browsing, and conference calls. And when playing a colorful and complex movie non-stop until the battery died, it lasted an even more impressive 13 hours and 30 minutes.

A larger and more powerful laptop that is able to boast superior battery life in its smaller version is a machine that uses its extra space wisely. By allocating space to increase the battery size, it’s able to pack a much larger lithium-ion battery into the chassis, from 65WHr to the Inspiron 14 2-in-1’s 54Whr.

Battery life: 5/5

SHOULD YOU BUY A DELL INSPIRON 16 2-IN-1 (2022)

Buy it if…

You want a well-balanced 2-in-1.
This laptop can handle most of what you throw at it with finesse and efficiency including streaming movies, work-related
tasks, voice/video calls, and even some gaming.

You need long battery life.
The battery life of this laptop is exceptional and will last much longer than you need it to. It also charges fast thanks to the Thunderbolt 4 charger that comes with it.

You want a good display and touchscreen.
Both the HD display, including a 1080p webcam, and the touchscreen are excellent. They really make the laptop more flexible and high quality.

Don’t buy it if…

You want something cheap.
While the price won’t bankrupt you, even the $1,000 starting price is a bit steep for 2-in-1s, which are laptops whose main appeal is the affordable price.

You need a 2-in-1 with a tablet pen.
While the touchscreen is already great, a tablet pen coming with the laptop would have made it an even more complete package, as it would have included more control options.

Pros and Cons of Dell Inspiron 16 2-in-1 (2022)

Pros

  • +Good webcam
  • +Performs well in every area
  • +Excellent battery life

Cons

  • Heavy for a 2-in-1
  • No tablet pen

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