The 15-inch model is just 0.74-inches thick and weighs a chunky 4.8 pounds. For context, the Dell XPS 15, which is the company’s flagship notebook, weighs just 4.4 pounds, but also costs more.
Like all of the Inspiron models, the 15-inch is a 2-in-1 running Windows 10. As such, it has a 360-degree hinge. You can flip the display all the way back to “convert” the notebook into a tablet at will. It makes for a rather hefty tablet, mind you, given this laptop’s almost 5-pound weight. The display itself runs at 1920x1080p using the integrated Intel HD 520 graphics, so don’t expect to use this laptop for gaming. The display looks quite sharp, and true to Dell’s marketing ptich, it has “wide viewing angles,” indeed making it “IPS like. The laptop’s CPU is a Skylake chip and runs at 2.3GHz, with boost potential up to 2.8GHz under load. It’s paired with 8GB of DDR4 2,133MHz memory in the form of dual 4GB SO-DIMMs. You can upgrade these if you’d like by simply popping off the rear panel, but 8GB of memory should be sufficient as long as you’re not editing photos or big videos. You can also upgrade or swap the M.2 SSD and Wi-Fi card, as both are easily accessible.