The Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620 laptop can be viewed in different ways depending on the comparison. It can be seen as a heavier alternative to the LG Gram 2-in-1 16, with a weight of 2,188g compared to 1,480g. Alternatively, it can be considered a more affordable option than the Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro. However, it can also be perceived as an expensive and late product similar to the MSI Crosshair 15. Each comparison has its own advantages and disadvantages and will affect one’s perception of the Dell Inspiron 16 7620.
The Dell Inspiron 16 Plus is marketed as a large laptop for professional ultrabook users. The 16-inch display with a resolution of 3072 x 1920 is more detailed than most 15.6-inch PC displays and closely matches the resolution of the Apple MacBook Pro 16. However, Inspiron’s display is a 300-nit TN panel with no color certifications, and thus it’s not comparable to the 1,000-nit 120Hz DCI-P3 panel of the MacBook Pro.
The Dell Inspiron 16 Plus comes in different configurations, all of which are built around an Intel Core i7-12700H CPU. This powerful processor is commonly used in gaming laptops and larger work laptops with better cooling than ultrabooks. In addition, the configurations come with either an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 or an RTX 3060 GPU, 16 or 32GB of RAM, and the option of 512GB or 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. The base model starts at $1600, and the fully loaded option is priced at $2,397.90. This is reasonable considering it performs similarly to a $3200 16-inch MacBook Pro, however, similar specs MSI Crosshair 15 laptops are available for $1,599.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-12700H|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060|
|Display||16-inch TN WVA display at 3072×1920 pixel resolution|
|Storage||1TB PCIe SSD|
|Operating System||Windows 11 Home|
|Battery||84Wh battery (10h 12min 1080p movie playback)|
The Dell Inspiron 16 Plus performance is outstanding, showing improvements of between 36 and 220 percent over laptops like the LG Gram 2-in-1 16 in various general work benchmarks. This is consistent with the performance of more powerful work and gaming laptops. The gaming and graphical capabilities are also good when paired with an RTX 3060 and 32GB of RAM. However, the 60Hz display may not be ideal for gamers. Despite this, it’s still possible to play modern games at 30+ fps on QuadHD Ultra presets thanks to the discrete GPU, making it an excellent option for graphically intensive workloads.
|Dell Inspiron 16|
|PCMark 10 – Overall (score)||6,995||5,125|
|Geekbench 5 – Multi-core (score)||12,599||7,792|
|Cinebench R23 – CPU (multi-threaded)||15,079||6,820|
|3DMark – Time Spy (score)||7,118||1,631|
|Battery life – 1080p video playback (h:min)||10h12min||13h22min|
|Peak CPU temperature (ºC)||96||100|
|CrystalDiskMark Write (MB/s)||4,938||4,350|
The battery life on the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus is somewhat inconsistent. It can last over 10 hours with optimized processes such as 1080p movie playback, but only 3 hours and 3 minutes of active work time due to the Nvidia Advanced Optimus GPU switching.
The keyboard and trackpad on the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus are comfortable to use. It also has a functional webcam and microphone/speaker array. However, some areas on the rear base and keyboard surround can get warm when the laptop is in use, which may be uncomfortable to the touch. Despite this, the processor peak temperatures are within acceptable limits, reaching a maximum of 96 degrees.