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Dell XPS 14

Specifications

Dell XPS 14Notebook: Dell XPS 14 (XPS 14 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 780 euro
Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: 50%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell XPS 14

80% Quick Review: Dell XPS 14 Notebook
Source: Tweaktown English

The WLED screen looks good with a native resolution of 1366 x 768, which is a little higher than 720P HD (1280 x 720). While the screen is nice on the eyes, what really stands out are the speakers and how nice they’re on the ears. Using JBL speakers, the XPS 14 offers some serious sound quality; much higher than you’ll see from most other notebooks, especially ones in this size.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 14 Review
Source: Bright Hub English

Dell had originally launched the XPS lineup of laptops as Xtreme Performance Systems, targeted specifically at enthusiast gamers and users who needed a portable graphics powerhouse. The Dell XPS 14 is one of the finest gaming machines available today. It has a very stylish design and comes with some of the best laptop hardware available. I would definitely recommend it.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell XPS 14 review
Source: Engadget English
When Dell told us of its plans to revive its tried and true XPS laptop line we were pretty darn excited. Without a doubt, the Dell XPS 14 packs some extremely attractive features: the system's JBL speakers are some of the best ever put into a laptop, its Core i5 processor combined with NVIDIA GeForce GT400M provides seriously solid gaming and performance muscle, and its HD webcam captures crisp video and pictures.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell XPS 14
Source: Laptop Mag English
This 14-inch notebook sounds sweet, has plenty of speed, and comes with an HD webcam.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Dell XPS 14 Notebook Review: Optimus Infused
Source: Hot Hardware English

We're particularly impressed with the look and feel of the XPS 14, at least when you open it up. While the lid is rather bland, the inside is anything but. While it's not going to replace your desktop, the Dell XPS 14 is a wonderful alternative to the spate of underpowered netbooks. Put simply, the XPS looks stunning and packs a respectable performance punch in a highly portable package.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 50% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

85% XL-Ultrabooks
Source: PC Magazin - Spezial 53 Ultrabooks German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
Dell XPS 14, 15, 17
Source: Pasonisan JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2010

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M: The GT 420M is an GF108 based middle class GPU with DirectX 11 support.

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.


460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0":

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


77%: 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 with the same GPU

Review Samsung RF710 Notebook
GeForce GT 420M, Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Review Acer Aspire 5745PG Notebook
GeForce GT 420M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.672 kg

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Radeon R5 M335, Core i5 6200U, 17.3", 2.83 kg
Dell XPS 15 9550 (i7, 512GB, UHD) InfinityEdge Notebook Review
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.077 kg
Dell XPS 15 2016 (9550) InfinityEdge Notebook Review
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i5 6300HQ, 15.6", 1.958 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 7559 Notebook Review
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.67 kg

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Medion Akoya P6627-MD97679
GeForce GT 420M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Samsung RF510-S05PL
GeForce GT 420M, Core i7 720QM, 15.0", 2.6 kg
Samsung QX510-S02
GeForce GT 420M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Packard Bell EasyNote TX86-JN-300RU
GeForce GT 420M, Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Samsung QX510-S01HU
GeForce GT 420M, Core i5 560M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Samsung NP-RF710-S06DE
GeForce GT 420M, Core i7 720QM, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Dell XPS 15-L501x
GeForce GT 420M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire 5742G-7200
GeForce GT 420M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire 5745G-5464G50Miks
GeForce GT 420M, Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.6 kg

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GeForce 930M, Core i5 6200U, 14.0", 1.7 kg
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HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Dell Latitude 14-3470
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 14.0", 2.1 kg
Dell XPS 13 9343-4791
GeForce 940M, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 5559-1898
Radeon R5 M335, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-5559-7080SLV
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 i7 FHD
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 1.963 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
Dell Vostro 14-5480
GeForce 830M, Core i3 4005U, 14.0", 1.5 kg
Dell XPS 15-9530-9002
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4712HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
Dell Inspiron 17-5758-4753
GeForce 920M, Core i7 5500U, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-5558
GeForce 920M, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2 kg
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GeForce 840M, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2010-11- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)