Dell XPS 14-L401X


Dell XPS 14-L401XNotebook: Dell XPS 14-L401X (XPS 14 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 60% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell XPS 14-L401X

80% Dell XPS 14,XPS 14 L401x
Source: English
In this market for the money our personal must haves made this a bargain compared to other systems. The Toshiba at nearly the same price looked dated and had less features. I can recommend this system based in initial impressions.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%

Foreign Reviews

i7高配本 影音旗舰戴尔XPS L401X评测
Source: zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2011


NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M: Successor of the GeForce GT 335M featuring DirectX 11 support and based on the GF108 chip.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

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


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.

2.5 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

80%: 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.

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

Asus U41JF-A1
GeForce GT 425M, Core i3 380M
Lenovo Ideapad Y460N-ITH
GeForce GT 425M, Core i3 380M
Lenovo Ideapad Y460N-4937
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 460M
Lenovo Lenovo Y460N-IFI
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 560M

Devices with the same GPU

Chiligreen Mobilitas NW10714
GeForce GT 425M, Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
Sony Vaio F13M1E/H
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 560M, 16.4", 3.1 kg
Asus N53jf
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 540M, 15.6", 3 kg
Acer Aspire 5745DG-3D
GeForce GT 425M, Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
Acer Aspire 5745DG-5454G50Bnks
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 450M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
Asus N53JQ-SZ137V
GeForce GT 425M, Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Medion Akoya P6624
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire 5745DG-3855
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 450M, 15.6", 3 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-F133FX
GeForce GT 425M, Core i7 740QM, 16.4", 3 kg
Asus N53JF-XE1
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
Acer Aspire 5745DG-374G32Mnks
GeForce GT 425M, Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Clevo B5130M
GeForce GT 425M, Core i7 640M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
GeForce GT 425M, Core i7 740QM, 16.4", 3.3 kg
GeForce GT 425M, Core i7 740QM, 16.4", 3.1 kg
Acer Aspire 5745DG-464G75Bn
GeForce GT 425M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.9 kg

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HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2 kg
Dell Inspiron 17-5758, Core i3
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5015U, 17.3", 3 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-5559-5088
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-6588
Radeon R5 M335, Core i5 6200U, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Dell XPS 15-9550, Core i7
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.077 kg
Dell XPS 15 2016 9550
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i5 6300HQ, 15.6", 1.958 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 7559
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.67 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-5545
Radeon R7 M265, Kaveri A10-7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2011-04- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)