Our review of the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620
A versatile laptop computer in a slim original green design Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620 With 9 hours of battery life and a 16-inch 3K sRGB display with more than average color fidelity for High Definition, the Nomad hybrid is efficient thanks to its Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H processor and 16GB of RAM. Accelerates multimedia processing, as does the NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 ray-tracing graphics card, capable of handling a range of games. Designed to create and play, this all-in-one laptop runs on Windows 11, boosted by a responsive 512GB SSD storage, benefits from a backlit keyboard and connectivity via Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi.
Best known price: €1299
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620 Specifications
|Screen(s)||16” 3K LED 16/10 100% sRGB 300cd/m² ComfortView Plus 1000:1 (3072×1920, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake-H (14 cores, 6P 2.4 GHz, 8E 1.8 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, integrated with Intel Iris Xe processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 axes (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Audio system||4 speakers (4 x 2W) Waves MaxxAudio Pro|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / Battery||9 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 56Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.05 Kg / 356.78 x 251.9 x 16.95-19.95|
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620 Against the Competition
The Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620 is currently on display Promotion on Amazon and meets very few competitors in its category, being one of the only ones to offer such a new processor (Alder Lake) with such a high-definition display and such an original design.
If this Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620 doesn’t meet all your criteria, you can find other configurations for gaming on a similar budget in our gaming laptop. Choose the model with the most powerful graphics card for the same budget, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620 chassis, connectors, screen
It has an original and elegant look with a subtle dark green design with dark green weight inside.
Cooled with 2 fans, 5 heat pipes and air outlet.
Connectivity integrated into this creative gaming laptop is good, including USB-C Thunderbolt 4, Bluetooth 5.2, and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor for remote communication and connectivity, a practical HDMI video output, such as an audio port, but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) USB 3.0 peripherals that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard can be clearly backlit, which is practical for better distinguishing the keys in low-light environments.
This functionality is standard on the 15-inch to make it easier to enter numbers, but it’s too bad to note the lack of a numeric keypad.
The screen will be of particular interest to High Definition enthusiasts, as it accepts a 3K resolution higher than Full HD and is associated with a 16/10 format at a more comfortable height than the standard 16/9. Moreover, due to its self-proclaimed sRGB, the screen displays more reliable colors than the average, and both horizontal and vertical viewing angles are comfortable (but very close) without reaching an IPS panel. Because it is anti-reflective, the display offers better visibility in a bright environment (such as outdoors) than a glossy panel.
Performance, the autonomy of the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620
The Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620 may be of interest to those looking for a versatile 16-inch high-performance laptop focused on creating and gaming with an original design.
It offers overall power that can attract demanding users as it is based on an Intel hybrid Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H processor and 16GB of RAM which is enough to attract demanding users.
Creatives will especially appreciate this duo, because it provides faster processing than the classic Quad / Hexa Core and 8 GB DDR4, the difference is very important in demanding tasks in CPU and RAM resources using multi-cores – and therefore 14 Alder-H hybrid cores hits this is the case, for example, in photo editing, video editing or 3D rendering.
Creators will be even more pleased that the onboard GeForce RTX 3050 dedicated graphics card accelerates processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop/Premiere.
Less demanding gamers will also appreciate the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere, as it can handle a number of games if you agree to adjustments under graphics-intensive opus to get good playability.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3050 is activated/deactivated automatically and in real-time with NVIDIA Optimus technology depending on the tasks being performed.
Optimus actually makes the most of the Iris Xe graphics module housed in the Alder Lake Core i7, although it is less powerful due to its low power consumption, which promotes autonomy.
In this area, expect around 9 hours of battery life in light use. This is all the more remarkable because its thinness makes it easy to transport. Even if the 16 inch isn’t easy to carry by nature.
Best known price: €1299
In any case, you can of course view photos and videos, whether with Iris Xe or GeForce RTX 3050.
Storage is assigned to a 512 GB SSD, which is in line with what the drives offer as standard. However, if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage device. Opting for a USB-C / USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt device is an interesting option for getting fast transfers.
The fact is that an SSD offers a number of advantages compared to a hard disk, such as silent operation, greater shock resistance, lower power consumption or higher speed.
In concrete terms, SSD guarantees better fluidity and sensitivity in use, which especially means faster launch of games/software, as well as multimedia processing and start-ups/stops, and even faster access to game cards.
Finally, when pushed hard (e.g. games, treatments), expect this versatile laptop-oriented creation and gaming to heat up and be heard.
If necessary, a ventilated stand can be used to limit the temperature (Don’t forget to check the measurements carefully!).
We also invite you to refer to our test dedicated to the Dell Inspiron 16 7620 2-in-1 (Don’t forget to check the measurements carefully!).