Lisa Gade reviews a truly big screen Windows 10 convertible laptop, the Dell Inspiron 17 7778 with a 17.3” 1920 x 1080 full HD touch screen. Though not everyone might want a convertible this large, it has applications for multiplayer casual gaming, DJ, playing virtual music instruments, and watching movies and viewing/editing photos in a big screen fashion.
Despite the big footprint, this is a relatively slim and light 17” laptop that weighs 6.2 lbs. (2.77 kg) and is 0.89” (22.6mm) thick. It’s a light load compared to 17” notebooks from a few years back. The 2-in-1 is available with Intel Skylake 6th generation dual core 15 watt Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, just like smaller Inspiron 7000 series models. It has NVIDIA 940MX 2GB DDR5 dedicated graphics. The Dell has 2 RAM slots for 8 to 16 gigs of DDR4 memory (you could upgrade to 32 gigs). It has both an M.2 SSD slot and a 2.5” drive bay. Pricing starts at $899 and our nicely configured Core i7 model with an SSD and HDD lists for $1,149.