Dell Inspiron 13

Last updated date: April 19, 2019

Review Melt Score
7.1

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 58 expert reviews, the Dell Dell Inspiron 13 placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
6.8
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.8
15,861 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Inspiron 13 outputs audio that's reasonably accurate and loud enough to fill a midsize room.
- Laptop Magazine
December 3, 2017 | Full review
On the plus side, the Inspiron’s touch display responded gamely to my taps, and it even passed the acid test: a 30-minute PBS Kids session (on the web, not the app) with my five-year-old daughter, who dressed Curious George with happy, confident swipes.
- PC World
January 25, 2018 | Full review
The Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 is equipped with a Full HD IPS display, which tends to promise wide viewing angles and a generally pleasant experience.
- Digital Trends
April 21, 2018 | Full review
One silver lining of the Inspiron 13 5000's larger size is that there's room for a 720p webcam with built-in IR sensors (an optional extra) above the display, which allows you to log in to your Windows account using facial recognition.
- PC Magazine
February 12, 2018 | Full review
Smooth system performance, easy maintenance, quiet operation
- Tech Spot
March 21, 2019 | Full review
An easily accessible keyboard is perhaps the main reasons you’d prefer a 2-in-1 convertible laptop over a detachable or slate tablet, and the Inspiron 13 has a really good one. The backlit keyboard is easy to type on, and its one-piece touchpad is wide enough and well proportioned, with support for multi gestures.
- PCVerge
September 4, 2018 | Full review
The 8GB of RAM can be upgraded to 16GB.
- The Tech Insider
July 13, 2018 | Full review
The Inspiron 13 5379 is a capable device that performs all office tasks smoothly. It is also suitable for occasional games too.
- Notebook Check
February 16, 2018 | Full review
Viewing angles are excellent.
- Laptop Media
December 5, 2017 | Full review
Just like you would expect, the body is nothing but impressive and has a professional appearance, fit for any occasion. The dark grey sleek exterior finish is paired with an ultra-smooth matte black inside engulfing the glossy and brilliant wide-angle display with a minimal bezel design.
- Classy Laptops
January 31, 2018 | Full review
One of the best things we love about the Inspiron 13 5379 is the island-style keyboard which is particularly responsive and is also backlit. There is also an IR camera with face recognition that works with windows hello.
- Laptop On Budget
November 3, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1's keyboard is one of the stiffest and least comfortable I've tested this year.
- Laptop Magazine
December 3, 2017 | Full review
As it lacks a discrete graphic chip, the Intel UHD Graphics 620-powered Inspiron 13 5000 won’t be your go-to mobile gaming machine, a fact that’s reflected in the laptop’s good-but-not-great Sky Diver score of 4086
- PC World
January 25, 2018 | Full review
Rather than using an aluminum chassis, the Inspiron 13 5000 opts for an all-plastic design. That’s unchanged from the older model, it’s also heavier.
- Digital Trends
April 21, 2018 | Full review
At 3.56 pounds, the Inspiron 13 5000 is among the heaviest 13-inch convertibles we've tested.
- PC Magazine
February 12, 2018 | Full review
The panel uses aggressive PWM (our Health-Guard profile eliminates it),
- Tech Spot
March 21, 2019 | Full review
However, its choice of storage and lack of a USB-C port hold it back from being a top pick in its category.
- PCVerge
September 4, 2018 | Full review
The underside fan vent makes cooling inconvenient
- The Tech Insider
July 13, 2018 | Full review
The Inspiron 13 5379 has a relatively balanced sound, but one which has no bass, and a low maximum volume.
- Notebook Check
February 16, 2018 | Full review
The relatively limited I/O and slightly higher weight and the outdated design (thick screen bezels, less refined edges) don’t make a compelling case considering the price point.
- Laptop Media
December 5, 2017 | Full review
Dell equipped the Inspiron 13 5379 with a full HD IPS panel, the display is very sharp and colors are accurate, but it’s really something that you’d either love on first sight or simply hate on this laptop: it’s a little dim and not suitable for an outdoor use.
- Laptop On Budget
November 3, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Picture the possibilities.13-inch 2-in-1 in a sleek and portable design with stunning sound and the latest Intel processors. Optional features like a backlit keyboard and infrared camera for facial recognition.Multiple modes. Ideal options.Flip into action: With an innovative 360-degree hinge, the versatile and lightweight Inspiron 5000 series 2-in-1 allows you to switch easily between four different modes. Tent mode is perfect for using recipes in real time, stand mode for movies on the airplane, laptop mode for typing your novel or emailing work, and tablet mode makes reading while you're reclined easier than ever.Stylish in Every Situation.Ready for the Road: The 13.3" is our most popular 2-in-1 size. It's easy to slip into your bag and provides ample screen room to use for hours without eye fatigue.Maximize Screen Space: The 5000 Series' new design emphasizes more screen and less bezel, so your attention's drawn to that brilliant wide-angle display.Designed to Impress: The dark gray exterior finish is matched with a smooth, matte black inside, offering an attractive, professional appearance that looks great for any occasion.Built for Adaptability. Tested for Dependability.Stunning Sound and Vision: Each Inspiron 5000 comes with Waves MaxxAudio Pro audio and available Intel HD Graphics 520 installed, so your media looks and sounds better than ever.Get Connected: The Inspiron 5000 Series 2-in-1 is equipped with 802.11ac WiFi for fast, long-range wireless connectio...

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