When AMD announced its Ryzen Mobile processors last October, it had three launch customers with three laptop models. Back in early March this year Dell joined the Ryzen Mobile party with its Inspiron 17 5000 and this month the company expanded its Zen-based offerings with its convertible Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 notebook.

Dell currently offers two models of the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1, one based on AMD’s Ryzen 5 2500U with the Radeon Vega 8 iGPU, and the other on the more powerful Ryzen 7 2700U with the Radeon Vega 10 iGPU (see exact SKUs that Dell offers in the table below). The systems are equipped with 8 GB or 12 GB of DDR4-2400 memory (can be expanded to 16 GB in built-to-order configurations) as well as a 256 GB SSD, which is fairly standard for mainstream laptops nowadays. The notebook has a 13.3-inch IPS TrueLife-branded glossy LED-backlit touch display with brightness and viewing angles that is normally expected from mainstream IPS LCDs. The display lid features a wide viewing angle webcam with IR, so the machine supports facial recognition and Windows Hello.

I/O capabilities of the Ryzen-powered hybrid Inspiron 13 are the same for all models: a 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2 module, a USB 3.0 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 headers, an HDMI output, a webcam, an SD-card reader, a microphone array, stereo speakers with the Waves MaxxAudio Pro enhancements, a TRRS audio connector, and a backlit keyboard.

The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 laptop comes in 19.2-mm (0.76-inch) thick chassis made of brushed aluminum and weighs up to 1.75 kg (3.86 lbs) depending on the configuration. Metal enclosure should give the Inspiron 13 7000 a premium feel and provide some rigidity to the construction. Meanwhile, the weight of the laptop is a bit too high for a 13-incher (and higher when compared to Lenovo's Ryzen Mobile-based Ideapad 720s).

Dell does not publish battery life of the laptop, but only says that it is equiped with a 42 Wh battery pack. The capacity of the battery is ~10% lower when compared to other Ryzen Mobile-based 13-inch notebooks, so it remains to be seen how long the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 is going to last on one charge and how it compares to rivals featuring the same APUs.

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 Convertible Laptops
  Good
I7375-A439GRY-PUS
Better
I7375-A446GRY-PUS
Best
Display Diagonal 13.3"
Resolution 1920×1080
Type IPS
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C/8T
2.0 - 3.8 GHz
mXFR Support
2 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
Vega 8 iGPU
15 W
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
4C/8T
2.2 - 3.8 GHz
mXFR Support
2 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
Vega 10 iGPU
15 W
Graphics AMD Vega 8
512 stream processors
1100 MHz
AMD Vega 10
640 stream processors
1300MHz
RAM Capacity 8 GB (up to 16 GB) 12 GB (up to 16 GB)
Type DDR4-2400
Storage 256 GB SSD
Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi module (unknown vendor)
Bluetooth 4.2
USB 2 × USB 3.0 Type-A (one with PowerShare)
1 × USB 3.0 Type-C
Other I/O HDMI 1.4, webcam with IR, TRRS connector for audio, speakers, microphone, SD card reader
Dimensions Width 322.4 mm | 12.69 inches
Length 224 mm | 8.82 inches
Thickness 18.7 - 19.2 mm | 0.74 - 0.76 inches
Weight 1.75 kg | 3.86 lb
Battery Capacity 42 Wh
Support 1 Year Mail In Service Includes 24x7 direct access to expert hardware and software support with 1 year Premium Support and Accidental Damage Service.
Price Dell.com $730 $880 $1,019
BestBuy $700 $850 -

Dell’s Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 convertibles featuring AMD’s Ryzen Mobile APUs are already available directly from Dell starting at $730 as well as from leading retailers like BestBuy starting at $700. The latter apparently sells base configurations at slightly lower prices than the manufacturer does.

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Sources: AMD, Dell

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  • tn_techie - Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - link

    Ryzen mobile thrives with fast dual channel DDR4 memory that offers high bandwidth and unlocks the full power of the iGP. However, the established idea in the notebook market is that in order to have great battery life, you have to go with LPDDR system memory. Intel's Kaby Lake R chips for example support both DDR4 and LPDDR3 memory, but if you look closely at the "premium ultrabooks" segment, OEMs go automatically with LPDDR3 modules to squeeze the longest battery life out of these machines at the expense of raw performance. Now, for everyday use scenarios, the boost from DDR4 compared to LPDDR3 is not that noticeable on Intel powered systems. So it makes sense to favour battery life. However, for AMD it's the complete opposite situation. AMD chose (?) not to support LPDDR memory for performance considerations. And that's why Ryzen mobile systems can't afford to deal with small batteries on top of that ommisson.
    From Dell's perspective, it's okay to use the same chassis as an existing model, but adjusting the internal layout with the inclusion of a bigger battery at the expense of the 2.5" drive should've been a must-do to offer a true high midrange notebook (The best that AMD could get for now).
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  • Jimster480 - Monday, June 18, 2018 - link

    They do have a new DDR4 that came out that is lower power which either uses the same power as DDR3 or even less, its now made on 7nm lithography. Reply
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