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New Inspiron 14 7000 - what's the catch?

Hello everyone,,

I have been looking for a new laptop for work and came across the new Inspiron 14 7000 with an 8th generation i5-8250U.

At work I am currently using a small Optiplex 3040 tower, but have to switch to a laptop. All I do is word processing, PDF editing, PowerPoint, some stuff on the web, Publisher... you get the idea.

I have a cheap 14-inch HP folio that I use for note taking during meetings and I like the size. My personal laptop is a MacBook Pro 13 (Late 2013) and the Inspiron is almost identical in size with a slightly larger display.

I'm just about sold, but the price seems suspiciously low. With coupons, it can be had for right around $700. That's substantially less than something like an XPS 13. I get the design differences, but the specs in the Inspiron seem better in a lot of ways.

What am I missing? What's the catch? Is there something well known and bad about the Inspiron 14 7000? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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