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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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these 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": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.

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Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.672 kg

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

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» Acer Aspire E5-471-59RT
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» Lenovo IdeaPad Z40-59422614
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire E5-471G-527B
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» Dell Inspiron 14-544
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Asus VivoBook S451LA-CA045H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Lenovo G410-59410763
HD Graphics 4600, Core i3 4000M
» Acer Aspire E1-472G-6844
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4200U
» Asus VivoBook V451LA-DS51T
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Lenovo ThinkPad T440p
GeForce GT 730M, Core i7 4600M
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p-59399853
GeForce GT 755M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Sony Vaio SV-F1421E2EW
HD Graphics 2000, Pentium 987
» Toshiba Satellite P845t-10Q
GeForce GT 630M, Core i5 3337U
» Acer Aspire E1-472G
GeForce GT 720M, Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire V7-482PG-6629
GeForce GT 750M, Core i5 4200U
» Sony Vaio SVE14A2V1E
Radeon HD 7670M,
» Dell Inspiron 14R-5437
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430-62712HG
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3110M
» Sony Vaio SV-F1421L1EW
HD Graphics 4000, Pentium 987
» Alienware 14, GTX 750
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4700MQ
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)