With a starting price of $499 ($729 as configured), the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 is a reasonably affordable convertible with solid build quality and a 1080p screen standard. However, Dell cuts a lot of corners on this laptop, from using an uncomfortably stiff keyboard to employing a very slow solid-state drive. If you’re willing to spend $70 to $100 more, you can get a much higher-quality consumer 2-in-1, but if price is paramount, the Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 is worth considering.
The Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 has a functional, but unimpressive design. Made of gunmetal-gray, matte plastic, the Inspiron at least is a slightly different color than Dell’s many silver Inspirons. The screen area has a thick black bezel with oddly rounded corners that don’t match up with the square lid. This results in an area at the upper left and upper right of the screen where you see the gray plastic layer behind the bezel.
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