Owner's Thread: Dell Inspiron 13 7347 2-in-1

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  1. MontsDell

    MontsDell Newbie

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    I would also like to upgrade my 1 TB HHD to a 256 SSD. Rather than reloading the OS on the new drive, wouldn't it be easier to clone the original drive with installed software and data onto the new SSD rather than starting from scratch? Can anyone confirm the maximum thickness of a replacement drive. On one of the YouTube tutorials, it mentions that a standard SSD drive is 2 mm too thick, but will still work.
     
  2. chong67

    chong67 Notebook Deity

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    I got the 7348 today. Its a 5th gen i7, 8GB ram and a 500gb hd hybrid for $489 with tax n free shipping. Its a scratch n dent. Lets see how it goes when I get it.

    Edit - I got it yesterday. It has scratch at the bottom. No scratch every where else. Keyboard and screen looks new and smells new too.

    I got a great deal! Thank you Dell!
     
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  3. vishu2xll

    vishu2xll Newbie

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    I purchased my Dell 13 7348 yesterday. It has a Broadwell Ci5 with 8gb ram. I've noticed that when i'm using the laptop the underside of keyboard gets really hot. Is it a problem ?
     
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    chong67 Notebook Deity

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    I open up my 7348 and put in a new 1TB SSD. Only 1 screw is holding the ssd. I guess that's enough. The speaker grill is kinda bend and I have to bent it straight. Bottom is scratch. Everywhere looks good. Cant complaint for i7 $489 on a scratch n sniff refurb.
     
  5. Vitor Ramalho Chiari

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    Hi. Just bought the Inspiron 7348. Any news on the active stylus?
     
  6. scarletfever

    scarletfever Notebook Evangelist

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    I have the 15" version of the 2 in 1. I was considering cloning the original drive, but I found that the laptop was way too slow, so I figured part of it was whatever Dell installed on top of the OS. I figured I'd try for a clean install instead. I got the Samsung EVO 250gb, and it fit perfectly. I used the windows media creation tool to get my USB ready, then swapped out the HD for the SSD, put in the USB, and honestly from the time I took the case off the laptop, to the time I was up and running, was under an hour. The computer runs MUCH better now and bootup is like 3-4 seconds.

    The thickness of the new drive is 7mm, which is the same thickness of the HD that shipped with the laptop.
     
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  7. firepho

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    Can I upgrade with 16gb RAM, ir la possible please let me know how
     
  8. Maxxmoto

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    Hi. I've just bought Dell Inspiron 13 2in1 model 7359 with intel I7 6500U. I got the active stylus 740-AAHC, but it isn't recognized, nothing at all. I don't know if I have to install some driver or if I have to do anything, but if no one can find a solution, I will return back the stylus to amazon. Probably my model have not the synaptics screen. :(
     
  9. Ged.droid

    Ged.droid Notebook Enthusiast

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    After months of fighting with Dell regarding 'Ghost Touches' on the 7347, I had to have two RMAs back to Dell for Repair. The last RMA process took almost two months, I'm happy to report that I got a replacement device:
    Inspiron 7353 with Intel I5-6200U 8gb / 500GB HD

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    SKYLAKE
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    So far so good, the device is much much cooler and quieter. I have been testing it but haven't found any major problems yet.
    Some minor issues, I've noticed that the processor never seems to go into turbo mode, i've not been able to clock speeds higher then 2300 (should be able to go up to 2800).
    I'm also unsure on the gaming performance, I haven't done very well in some benchmarks like Heaven Benchmark. I'm averaging about 17 FPS / Low quality / No AA / No Tessellation / 1280x720P

    Sorry Maxxmoto, I don't have an answer

    I have noticed already that there's an updated BIOS for the Skylake series:
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/US...ptop&languageCode=EN&categoryId=BI&DCP=DNDTAG

    Fixes & Enhancements
    Fixes
    -Fix system no display after dirty shutdown then boot again

    Funny, i've seen this issue, even though I have a fix, but a reboot usually fixes it, so I haven't been overly concerned.
     
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    Coltaine79 Notebook Enthusiast

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    After several weeks of troubleshooting, I have come to the conclusion that the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 (7347) - the primary subject of this thread - is NOT 100% compatible with Windows 10. Essentially, Dell is LYING by stating that "we've tested it and it's fine" on the Dell support site.

    The key problems are:

    - system won't go to sleep properly
    - system won't shut down properly (fast startup on)
    - system won't shut down properly (fast startup off)

    They all appear to be linked to the Intel Management Engine Interface driver, but as I've tried almost EVERY VERSION OF THAT DRIVER in existence, there really is no solution to this issue.

    What was really bad is, this past weekend I shutdown my laptop (currently I'm testing with fast startup off) and unbeknownst to me, the laptop never actually shut down. It started to drain the battery overnight... the next morning, the computer was completely DEAD and I had to let it sit plugged into AC for about 45 minutes before I could even turn it on (once I got into Windows, it said battery was at 3%!)

    I need to emphasize that something like this NEVER happened under Windows 8.1 - this was a 100% stable machine before the upgrade.
     
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