Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7640 (2024) 16″ Laptop

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Specifications

Here are the specs of the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7640 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.

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Laptop Type

This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
Performance

The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.



The laptop offers high performance needed for heavier tasks like multimedia creation or design. On the negative side, high-performance laptops tend to consume more battery power than the standard ones. Read more about performance of this notebook in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
About Performance Whether this laptop is mid-range or high-performance depends on the selected processor option.
Screen Size

The 16" screen diagonal is slightly longer than the most popular 15.6". It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
Screen Resolution

This screen resolution provides a decent image sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and programs. It's similar to the popular Full HD 1920x1080. However, these resolutions aren't as good as the premium-class 4K Ultra HD and similar.



This screen resolution provides decent picture sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and apps. It’s somewhat better than the popular Full HD. However, these resolutions aren’t as good as the premium-class 4K and similar.
Touchscreen

The device optionally comes with touchscreen capability.
Other Display Specs

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.



The glossy reflective displays provide vivid colors, but are prone to ambient light reflections.



Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.



The 120Hz display refresh rate is higher than the typical 60Hz. It enables smoother movement of objects on the screen. It's important for gaming and watching fast-paced action and sports. It also makes webpage scrolling much smoother than on the basic 60Hz displays. On this laptop, the 120Hz refresh rate feature is optional.
About Laptop Display It depends on the laptop configuration what screen resolution among the mentioned above is included.

It depends on the configuration whether the display is glossy or anti-glare.

Learn about laptop PC displays here.
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Ultra 5 125H

The Intel Core Ultra 5 125H is an upper-mid-range processor you can find in laptops released in 2024. It is a excellent CPU for the daily computing tasks, with some additional oomph for advanced stuff like media creation. It is not as fast as its Ultra 7 155H sibling, nor the full-blown 14th Gen Intel Core H high-performance CPU series. On the other side, the Ultra 5 125H consumes more battery power than the slower mid-range chips from the classic Intel Core U-series.

Intel Core Ultra 7 155H

The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H is a higher-performance processor you can find in laptops starting in 2024. It is a fast CPU that delivers great performance for heavier duties like video and photo editing, besides the everyday home and office tasks. The Ultra 7 155H model as a speed-oriented processors isn't among the most power efficient in the laptop CPU market. Furthermore, the Core Ultra chips aren't as powerful as the high-performance CPUs from the 14th Gen Intel Core i7 or i9 H series you can typically find in gaming laptops.

Intel Core Ultra 9 185H

The Intel Core Ultra 9 185H is among the fastest laptop processors released in 2024. It is suitable for heavy duty computing like multi-media content creation. On the other hand, the Ultra 9 185H and other high-performance H series CPUs consume more power than the slower mainstream chips like the Intel Core U series. And, the Ultra 9 series processors are slower than the corresponding Intel Core i9 series chips you can usually find in gaming laptops.
About Processors The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.

The multiple CPUs listed above mean you have multiple CPU options at the time of the laptop purchase.
Graphics (GPU) Intel Arc integrated graphics

The Intel Arc graphics integrated into the Intel Core Ultra processors brings improvement in 3D gaming performance over the widely used Intel Iris Xe. Nevertheless, the ARC is good only for light gaming, since high-detail and high-resolution gaming requires a dedicated graphics processor like the Nvidia GeForce RTX series.
About Graphics Processors Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
System Memory (RAM) Size

The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.



16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
About RAM System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.

The multiple options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different RAM choices.

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Data Storage

1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.



2TB is a huge storage capacity and rarely used in laptops. The size is for those who store a lot of large files.
About Data Storage Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.

The multiple storage options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different storage choices.

Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
Keyboard & Input

The laptop has no separate numeric pad you can typically find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.



Keyboard backlight makes typing in dark environments easier.



The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
Speakers & Audio Stereo speakers

As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
Camera Front-facing web camera

Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.

Full HD 1080p resolution

This is a high laptop web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p. But, 1080p is low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphone front cameras.
Wireless & Networking Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless

The 802.11AX is currently the most used Wi-Fi wireless networking standard in laptops. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity. In some of the latest 2024 laptops, 802.11AX is being replaced by 802.11BE.

Bluetooth

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
USB Ports 1 x USB-C

A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.

2 x USB Type A

A pair of full-size USB ports.
Video Output Ports 1 x HDMI

HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.

Video out via USB-C

The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
Media Card Reader SD card reader

The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
Other Features Thunderbolt 4

Thunderbolt 4 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface.

Fingerprint reader (optional)

This laptop optionally comes with a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins.
Battery 64 WHr capacity

90 WHr capacity
About Battery The battery capacity of the typical mid-tier laptop ranges from 40 to 50 WHr. Capacities above 50 WHr are considered to be excellent.

However, powerful components of gaming and other high performance laptops can cosume a lot of battery power.

The laptop comes with one of the two battery capacity options.

The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Weight 4.2 pounds
Height 0.7"
Width 14.1"
Depth 9.9"
Casing Material Aluminum
Casing Color Silver
Windows Version

Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.



Windows 11 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows 11 Home.
About Windows Version There are multiple Windows options at the time of the purchase.

User can upgrade from Windows Home to Pro version at an additional cost anytime.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty.
Year of Release 2024
Country / Region Worldwide

The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.

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