Best laptop for under $500-December 2014

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The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series i7347-50sLV is a reasonably priced 2-in1 convertible laptop. It is fairly lightweight at 5.6 pounds with a screen size of 13 inches. The processor has 1.7 GHz . The hard drive is a 500 GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive. It has 4GB DDR3 of RAM. The operating system is Windows 8.1. It contains an Intel Processor and 2 USB 3.0 ports. Bluetooth wireless is also included. It is a laptop with tablet versatility thanks to hinges that allow you the option to both tent and flip the screen over in addition to using it as a laptop. The touchscreen also adds to the versatility of the screen positioning and the user interfaces with the computer.

Pros of Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series i7347-50sLV

Dell-i7347-50sLV-Convertible-TouchscreenThe Dell Inspiron 13 7000 has proved popular with users for a variety of reasons. Many like the texture of the plastic/rubber hybrid material that the case is made of. They also like the sleek silver color. The tapered edge design also gets thumbs up from users who say it has the appearance of more expensive models. The keyboard is backlit which is helpful when using it in dim lighting. The aesthetically pleasing appearance is only part of the story.

Many users also really like the versatility of the Dell Inspiron 13 7000’s touchscreen and hinges. The hinges allow for flexible positioning of the screen.   This allows the user to go from typing a document in laptop mode to watching a movie while it is propped up in tent mode to surfing the internet while holding it in tablet mode. As an extra feature there is a stylus is also included for use when in tablet mode.Users also report good picture quality. These are some of the features that make it a good choice for the price range it is in.

Cons of Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series i7347-50sLV

Best Laptops Under $500-December 2014There are some things about the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 that users haven’t been as happy about. While it is fairly lightweight for a laptop it is not as lightweight as most tablets and it is a bit too heavy to easily use as a tablet with just one hand.Some users have also run into problems with the touchscreen and track pad. They report issues with the screen freezing. They also report issues with an overly sensitive touch pad that causes the cursor to jerk around and click on various points on the screen. These do not seem to be common problems however.


Overall it is a good value for the price range it is in and the features it has. It is the best laptop for under $500 on December 2014.

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