$1,663.25 Good Price for Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Laptop Silver Edition - Work from Home Bundle ?

Hello computer experts,

Wanted to get your opinion on whether this is a good price to pull the trigger on a home use laptop? Not required for gaming or any heavy softwares. Just want to buy something which is future proof for a few years. I do not own a desktop so this will be the only computer at home. Budget is +/- $1500

Please advise any other options within similar price range with better price/specs. Thank you so much in advance :)

https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-700...

10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (6MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz)
Windows 10 Home (64bit) English
Intel® UHD Graphics with shared graphics memory
8GB, 8GBx1, DDR4, 2666MHz
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

Offer includes: Includes Dell Mobile Wireless Mouse (MS3320W) - Black, Dell Pro Stereo Headset (UC150) and S2419H Monitor.

Price: $1,663.25

Comments

  • Is the 2in1/touch functionality something you specifically want? Because you are paying for it! You can also save considerably more by choosing a desktop over a laptop if it's exclusively being used at home.

    • Agree. Very unlikely you will use the touchscreen functionality often.

    • Not looking for a desktop as I would like to have portability. But yes, I can compromise on 2in1/touch functionality.

      I'm not very geeky that's why asked for recommendations. But since I'm looking for something which is future proof, will 2in1 be in my favor? Like if I want to read, will that serve me like a tablet?

      • I mean, it will work for reading, but a normal laptop will also work without folding over.

        It's not going to feel like a kindle - they're quite heavy and bulky, and an exposed keyboard on the outside of a transformer laptop not only feels awful in the hands, but seriously speeds up how quickly the keyboard gets dirty and eventually dies.

        Another factor with 2in1/transformers, is the hinge wearing out much sooner. Yes they're designed to fold, but this is relatively new technology so instances of either internal connections becoming faulty or external damage are common.

        One last important consideration is most of the slim/sleek Dell offerings have had heat issues, and I suspect these will be similar - it's not going to explode but fan noise might make casual reading a little uncomfortable. To get accurate info on this just google search things like "inspiron 2 in 1 heat" "inspiron 7000 noise" etc. etc.,

        I would recommend you look at reliability over features if future-proofing is your priority - real reviews (reddit is a good place to start looking) are the only way to know this

        • Thank you jugsy… I'll browse reddit as well and pass on this particular device as advised :)

  • ThinkPad is pretty cheap right now https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/529838