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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":

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.

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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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GeForce GT 420M, Core i7 720QM, 15.0", 2.6 kg
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GeForce GT 420M, Core i5 560M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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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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Dell Inspiron 15-7548
Radeon R7 M270, Core i7 5500U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Dell Inspiron 17-5749
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Dell Inspiron 15-3542
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Dell Inspiron 3541
Radeon R5 M230, A-Series A4-6210, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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Dell Inspiron 15-5547
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Dell Inspiron 15-7537
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)