Dell Inspiron 1420


Dell Inspiron 1420Notebook: Dell Inspiron 1420
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 78.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 62%, performance: 81%, features: 83%, display: 90% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 1420

63% Dell Inspiron 1420
Source: CNet English
The basic 14-inch Inspiron 1420 is a reasonable choice for budget buyers who want something a little smaller than the standard 15-inch chassis, but this laptop has missed out on recent updates other Inspiron models have received.
6.3 von 10, Leistung gut, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 63% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
82% Dell Inspiron 1420
Source: PC World English
Performance was excellent. Our test unit's nine-cell battery lasted nearly 5 hours. Equipped with a 2.2-GHz Core Duo T7500 processor and 2GB of RAM, the 1420 rose to the top of its class with a WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score of 83. That score put it in a tie for first place, among currently tested all-purpose notebooks, with a similarly equipped Gateway E-475M. (Two other similarly equipped laptops earned a WorldBench 6 Beta 2 mark of 80.) Our test unit was a decent 3D game player, with an average frames-per-second rate of 42 (30 fps is considered minimally acceptable, and some notebooks manage 100 fps). Overall this notebook has much to like. It's fast, capable, and as colorful as you care to make it. Viva la choice!
(von 100): 82, Leistung 98, Ausstattung 80, Preis/Leistung teuer, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 40% performance: 98% features: 80% mobility: 50%
Dell Inspiron 1420 Review
Source: English
The Dell Inspiron 1420 is the latest 14.1" consumer notebook designed to offer performance, durability and a touch of style for an affordable price. With Intel Core 2 Duo (Santa Rosa) processors, available Blu-ray disc drive, available nVidia dedicated graphics, a reasonably tough build, and eight available colors, is the affordable 1420 the best 14.1" notebook available? Let's take a closer look. The Dell Inspiron 1420 is a solid notebook with an impressive set of features at a value price. As students are getting ready to return to class this notebook will certainly be a strong candidate for a school notebook. The choice of eight available colors is a nice addition, though we aren't quite sure how Dell's paint job will hold up to abuse. While the entry-level version of the 1420 with integrated Intel graphics lacks the power for serious gaming, the dedicated nVidia graphics card makes for a capable value gaming machine and mobile multimedia center. Of course, once you add all of the available options to make the 1420 a real powerhouse the cost begins to eat away at the "value" benefit of this notebook.
Leistung gut, Verarbeitung gut, Display sehr gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
Dell Inspiron 1420 User Review
Source: English
The Inspiron 1420 is an excellent all-around platform for the home user all the way through to what I would call the mobile power user.  It offers a huge variety of options that allow you to customize the system to suit your needs. Aside from being a bit on the hefty side with the optional 9-cell battery, there is very little not to like about the 1420.  With a fast Core 2 Duo processor and a discrete graphics card courtesy of nVidia, it even has the ability to do occasional gaming, which is a very valuable talent to me and I’m sure it is so for many other professionals out there, young and old alike. Hopefully this review has given you a good idea of what to expect and what not to expect when you receive your Inspiron 1420 from Dell.  I have learned a great deal about my system in writing it and I hope you’ve learned more about yours as well.
Leistung gut
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2007
performance: 80%
79% Dell Inspiron 1420 Notebook Computer (Core Duo T5450 1.66GHz/80GB/2GB)
Source: CNet English
The good: Newly redesigned Inspiron line adds Centrino Duo CPUs and color choices; highly configurable with plenty of networking options; discrete graphics option; excellent battery life.
The bad: Not as radically reengineered as Dell's new XPS laptop; low starting price, but everything from the Webcam to Bluetooth costs extra.
The bottom line: Dell's retooled Inspiron line introduces the new 14-inch Inspiron 1420 laptop, which benefits from an internal and external makeover. The wide-ranging configuration options mean that virtually any mainstream user can find a system to fit their budget.
7.9 von 10 (very good), Leistung 7, Ausstattung 9, Mobilität 8, Preis/Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2007
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 90% mobility: 80%
90% Dell Inspiron 1420
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Inspiron 1420 is destined to populate the homes of school-bound teens, sophisticated and unsophisticated computer users, and just about anybody who is looking for a terrific deal. The laptop's look has changed (for the better), and just because it's priced at $1,099 (direct) doesn't mean you'll get shafted with cheap processing parts. It's one of the few laptops, if not the only one, that gives you discrete graphics, a surplus of memory, different-color frames, and a host of other features that usually cost extra. For this, Dell can easily add another Editors' Choice notch to its belt. Just make sure you punch in the E-Value code (1-DNDMJA1) to get this awesome deal. With the 1420, Dell joins the growing trend of offering chassis color options. Frankly, the Arctic silver design that has graced Dell's Inspiron frames for over two years has seen better days.
4.5 von 5 (very good), Preis/Leistung exzellent, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig, Ausstattung gut, Ergonomie gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 95% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%


NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS: NVidia GeForce 8400M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower 8400M GT video card (because of the smaller 64 Bit memory bus).


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 Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.

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


This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.

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

2.5 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

78.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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