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Dell Inspiron 14

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 14Notebook: Dell Inspiron 14 (Inspiron 14 Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: 100%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 14

100% Dell Inspiron 14 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
For those looking for a small laptop at a good price, there are few that offer as much as the Dell Inspiron 14. It packs a lot of power in its standard configuration but we believe that most consumers will find some upgrades preferable to the base unit. Dell’s web site is particularly good at allowing the consumer to have the computer built to individual specifications and keeps a running tally of what effect changes have on the unit’s price. Dell’s customer service and warranty plans are plusses for making this choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100%
100% Dell Inspiron 14
Source: Toptenreviews English
For those looking for a small laptop at a good price, there are few that offer as much as the Dell Inspiron 14. It packs a lot of power in its standard configuration but we believe that most consumers will find some upgrades preferable to the base unit. Dell’s web site is particularly good at allowing the consumer to have the computer built to individual specifications and keeps a running tally of what effect changes have on the unit’s price. Dell’s customer service and warranty plans are plusses for making this choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100%
60% Dell Inspiron 14 14-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's Inspiron 14 is their middle sized budget laptop system with a 14-inch screen to help keep its size down. While the pricing can be very attractive, Dell made a few interesting choices when it comes to the system to keep the prices low. Of course, Dell offers a wide range of upgrades on custom orders but these will quickly add to the price and can push the systems cost well past many similarly equipped laptops. The system is functional but best serves those that need specific features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell Inspiron 14 (Intel Core 2 Duo T6600)
Source: CNet English
While many laptop buyers will gravitate toward specialty machines--such as a tiny Netbook for travel or a massive desktop replacement for gaming or video editing--there are still plenty of people who need a traditional midsize laptop. We call these 14-, 15-, and 16-inch systems members of the "mainstream" category, and they are the workhorse backbones of the laptop biz. Dell's middle-of-the-road Inspiron 14 offers a decent low-cost mainstream Core 2 Duo package, but we would have liked better battery life and more graphics options.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Dell Inspiron 14 Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English
The Dell Inspiron 14 is a no frills budget portable laptop. I can’t find a lot wrong with it for the price. The major complaints would be the fact there are no newer digital output ports such as HDMI, no status indicator lights other than power, the look is pretty plain and finally if you configure a Core 2 Duo processor the price quickly jumps. Positives include that the weight and size are good and you get an optical drive and media card reader that are missing from the more expensive studio 14z. If you’re considering the Dell Inspiron 14 you should also check out reviews of the HP dv4t 14-inch laptop and Dell Studio 14z 14-inch laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.


T4200:

Entry class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews


81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Portable One SX-N7350
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P7350
HP Pavilion dv3-2150us
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus UX30
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

HP Pavilion g6-1a69us
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Extensa 5635Z-444G32N
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad SL410
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6670, 14.0", 2.4 kg
Zoostorm 3389-2410
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.4", 2.8 kg
Dell Inspiron i1545-4583JBK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Asus K42F
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i5 540M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire 5738-644G50Mn
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.6", 2.8 kg
Acer Aspire 5732Z-4234
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4300, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire 5538G
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, , 15.6", 2.8 kg
Asus UL50A-XX004C
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite L500-11V
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite E105-S1802
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P7450, 14.1", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-NW240F
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.5", 2.7 kg
Gateway EC5409u
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus UL50AG
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600, 16.0", 3.3 kg
Sony VAIO VGN-NW270F/S
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.5", 2.5 kg
Gateway EC5802u
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Dell Inspiron i1545-4742JBK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4300, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Dell Inspiron I1545
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Packard Bell EasyNote TR87
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Advent Roma 1000
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.9 kg
Asus M51a
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.4", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Tecra R10-11J
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SP9300, 14.0", 2 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-CS390
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4200, 14.1", 2.7 kg
Dell Latitude E5400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T7250, 14.1", 2.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)