Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630 Review: a large-screen and affordable laptop

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Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630 Review: a large-screen and affordable laptop

Let me ask you a question. When buying a new laptop, what is the most important feature for you? I bet most people would answer the screen, and that’s a good choice!

If you are going to spend hours in front of a screen working, you should opt for something pleasant to look at, right?

So let me introduce you to the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630 all-in-one laptop. A laptop capable of coping with various workloads, from document entry to graphic design. And even to play video games. Before getting to the heart of the matter, I would first like to talk about the screen, because it is by far the aspect that really attracts the most attention.

A real job on the borders

Its size is therefore 16″ and its resolution is 2.5K (2560 x 1600 pixels). The glass is covered with an anti-reflective coating that allows the laptop to be used in bright environments without problems. It also displays a promising refresh rate of 120 Hz from the outset. And in fact, this rate is so good that you will no longer know the meaning of the word “lag”.

I must say that I have tested a number of large-screen laptops in the past. And yet, the Inspiron 16 Plus 7630 gives the impression of being smaller than its 16-inch size would suggest. It took me a while to realize this, and then I realized why. The screen of the Inspiron 16 Plus has ultra-thin borders.

If you don’t know, borders are the border between the screen and the frame of any device with a screen, be it a smartphone or a computer. The thick edges are put in place to protect the glass, but this protection comes at the expense of the size. And thanks to its thin edges, the Inspiron 16 Plus takes full advantage of the space allocated to it. Consequence: the screen is wonderfully large.

An effort on the graphics card

Of course, nothing beats the use of an external monitor (the laptop has HDMI and DisplayPort inputs on the sides), but having a lot of space in a mobile situation is a good thing.

The Dell Inspiron 16 Plus

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Beyond the screen, the Inspiron 16 Plus is a versatile laptop because of its configuration. It must be said that there is not much to customize on this machine. But fortunately, what we have by default is pretty good.

Under the hood is a 13th generation Intel i7-13700H processor with a clock speed of 5GHz allowing above average performance. Instead of associating the processor with an Intel Iris Xe graphics card, Dell has aimed higher by equipping its device with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU. And the GeForce RTX series is well known for being excellent for PC gaming. However, these graphics cards also have their place in a professional laptop.


The sides of the Inspiron are rich in ports and there is room for ventilation. Cesar Padlock/ZDNET

Work also on ventilation

Graphic designers and video editors, in particular, can use the power of hardware for their creative work. According to Nvidia, the GeForce RTX 4060 cards allow developers to “build and edit 3D models in real time, up to 45% faster than the previous generation”.

And after a long day at work, you can switch to gaming on the Inspiron 16 Plus without experiencing a performance drop. I really appreciate the versatility of Dell’s latest model; it switches between workloads seamlessly while maintaining good performance.

A small touch that I really appreciated on the Inspiron 16 is also the way it opens up. If you unfold the lid to its maximum viewing angle, the back of the computer will peel off slightly from the table. This makes it possible to achieve two things. On the one hand, it positions the keyboard at an angle that allows you to type more comfortably. Secondly, it ensures good better ventilation. This is a small design detail that I would like to see implemented by more manufacturers.

ZDNet’s buying tips for the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630

This is a very good all-round laptop, but it does not overperform anywhere. To put it bluntly: it performs well in different scenarios, but there are certainly better specialized laptops for this or that specific use. If you want a computer specifically designed for content creation or video editing, a MacBook Pro or a 2-in-1 laptop equipped with a stylus for drawing would suit you better.

If you don’t want a specialized laptop and prefer a machine that can handle work, school and leisure with aplomb, take this Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7630. I highly recommend it. In addition, it is quite inexpensive. There are not many hardware configurations, as we have already mentioned. The model with 12 GB of RAM is sold at 1500 €. Regardless of the configuration chosen, 1 TB of storage is included.

If your budget allows, opt for the models with 32 GB of RAM. You will definitely appreciate the additional performance.

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