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This is our review of the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus laptop. It’s still using an 11th Gen Intel processor since the 12th Gen ones are… I think on the horizon, but they’re nowhere to be seen as of now. However, we’ll flip the script for this review as we’ll share our final verdict in the introduction.

I think this is a fantastic laptop that Dell made. There are a few minor quirks here and there, but I think it’s acceptable overall. So, let’s begin with our review.

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Let’s start off by talking about the screen of this laptop. As the name suggests, this laptop uses a massive 16-inch screen. However, the specs of this display are unconventional. On Dell’s website, it says this laptop is using a “3K” resolution, but actually, it’s 3072×1920. This also means that it’s 16:10 – which I personally prefer. The maximum refresh rate remains at 60Hz though, but I’m okay with that.

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Since the screen is such a big highlight of this laptop, we took out the colorimeter and we found out that it has a maximum brightness of around 300 nits and the sRGB color gamut coverage is nearly at 100% with very low Delta E numbers too. That’s fantastic.

With such a big screen, obviously other parts of the laptop need to be big as well. That is why we get a full-sized keyboard and I think it’s a pretty decent keyboard overall. The travel distance isn’t exactly my cup of tea, but it’s an alright keyboard.

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As for the touchpad though, I’m generally fine with it but the palm rejection is an issue for me. It’s not good. First, I had problems with the palm rejection as the cursor was disco dancing, then I had issues with the clicking as there’s a huge deadzone area. I have to move my finger quite a lot before getting out of the deadzone – which just makes the overall trackpad experience feel unrefined.

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What about performance? This laptop comes with an Intel Core i7-11800H chip with an RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, alongside 16GB RAM and 512GB of NVMe SSD.

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On paper, this laptop sounds it’s rather powerful – and for the most part, it is. I used it to edit videos on Premiere Pro and the performance was pretty good overall.

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Though when it comes to games, things get a little dicey. You see, I tried only 2 games but I found out that the weird “3K resolution” caused some games to behave strangely. Control was one of them as the resolution of the game was not an option in the list.

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So I played that game at the lowest preset and… it ran fine for a while but the VRAM is almost completely in use. So, expect lag spikes in Control. I turned on DLSS and there doesn’t seem to be any changes in terms of the performance as the VRAM usage is about the same. My suggestion is to lower the resolution of the game.

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DLSS doesn’t help much since the GPU is already choked.

Halo Infinite however, ran about 40-45fps, I think that’s a playable frame rate. And I should also highlight that these games are ran using the “Ultra Performance” mode. This setting is very deeply hidden inside the Dell software and I also suggest you leave it on Ultra Performance all the time so that you can get more performance, and the fan noise is also less distracting since it’s constantly at high RPM.

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If we use it in the “Optimized” mode, then the fan keeps ramping up and down – which I think is much more distracting than just leaving it on high RPM all the time.

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In any case, all of the hardware are enclosed in this beautiful laptop design. It has chamfered edges all around and the craftsmanship is great – even the exhaust grills are circular in shape! The battery coming out of this laptop isn’t particularly the best, though. I got about 4-5 hours at most and that is most probably due to the high-resolution screen.

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Lastly, after closing up everything, we have to talk about the ports. This laptop comes with a generous amount of ports – and it can be charged via that Thunderbolt 4 port on the left side too. Though, I’m not a fan of the position of those ports on the right side since it obstructs mouse movement.

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Should you buy the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610?

And that’s all about the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus. It’s a fairly good laptop overall – but the price of RM6,199 (the config we have is at RM6,399) is at a premium compared to other similar laptops. However, like any other Dell product, some can argue that the warranty service that Dell offers is worth the price – and I agree.

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