Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 -7386

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    Clintlgm Notebook Consultant

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    After being inside this notebook, I can't see any reason that a 2TB 970 would work, I chose to purchase the 1TB EVO due to prices and you can see in my latest post it has worked out quite well for me. I've ended up with 1.5 TB of fast SSD storage.
     
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    I was on the fence about the same. I was looking for a 2 tb SSD to put into my trusty 13 5000. I decided to get a 1 tb SSD, and use my network server more. The new drive made my computer much better.
     
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    update 2019-05-09 This was resolved by downloading Dell Command Update Version 3.0 this is a manual version for updating and it did find the correct driver and Intel IO driver that solved the issue

    2019-0509 I installed a 1TB Samsung 970 EVO, and moved the 2230 512GB SSD to the 2nd SSD slot that happens to be a 2230 slot.
    So I still don't know if a 2 TB SSD would work or not. I assume that it would.
     
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    Well, I have been using this notebook Dell 13 7386 for about 5 months now. I can't find anything i don't like about this computer. It was quite a transition from a 17" gaming notebook to this tiny little 2-1. I have had to learn a lot about USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2 since there are only 2 data ports 1 USB C Gen 1 with Display port 5 GBS and a USB 3.1 Gen 1 not DP but still 5 GBS data bandwidth.

    What I have learned is that Buying USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB hub adapter and cables will allow me to run several External USB 3.0 hard drive simultaneously I have been able to transfer a large block of data in the 250GB range Reading and writing to each other a the same time without issues. no freezes now explore.exe locking up or data loss. i can only imagine how much we will be able do with USB C gen 2.

    With so few external ports I did purchase a Dell 15 Docking station which has many ports and a 130-watt power supply Connects throught the USB C Gen1 connector. This I can use when I am stationary for a few days or like the last project 55 days.

    I also after many tries found a 7 port USB hub Gen 1 with 40 Watt power supply. This also will handle up to 4 external hard drives Reading and writing 250GB folder of many types of files all to and from this USB 3.1 A connector simultaneously. While still running my back up 4tb hard drive Logitech mouse button. I highly recommend this Hub if you have USB A 3.1 Atolla Its marked USB 3.0, however, is actually 3.1 Gen 1 USB authority no longer distinguish between USB 3.0 and 3.1 Gen 1 the standards are the same for both now.

    This little guy runs hot at times usually for very short periods of time. My usual idle temp is 35 to 45, general use is running in the 50 to 60 range and under intense use, it will get up in the '80s I am using a Laptop cooler a Coolmaster U3 and have set the fan to force air up through the bottom vents. Which bring up the cooling set up on these models.

    Cool air come in through the bottom screened port and hot air is exhausted through the right Hinge looking closely you'll see vent holes and slit vents along the back side of the notebook the actual cooling fan exhaust through that hinge and the first couple of slit vent along the back side. Took me a while to figure this out so thought I would bring it up here.

    I am not a gamer so my guess would be that this notebook would not game well as it is not intended to do so. I always bought a gaming computer because I enjoyed having the latest and greatest technology. I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything with this notebook.

    About the transition from 17' to 13.3" screen, that was a challenge at first, however, I am currently running 1080 Resolution and able to read everything most of the time. I am 72 years old and ware Trifocal glasses. It did take some getting used to.

    In the end, I carrying around a very light 13.3 notebook that is much easier to find a place to set up and use. It does everything I need for my work.

    Tech support I have purchased a 3 year Pro Plus warranty. I still find that I have to deal with more than one tech to get hooked up with one that is switched on enough to help me. This is quite an upgrade compared to Asus support which you could never really find any tech support tech that really had any Ideal beyond telling ing yo to clean install and start over. Thank heavens for the ROG forums as if you have Asus products that is the only help you will find when you have issues. With Dell eventually you'll get a smart tech.
     
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