Dell Inspiron 14-5447
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 14-5447
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The Inspiron 14 (5447) shows off what Dell does best: deliver well-made machines at reasonable prices. The aluminum-clad system offers performance that matches the more flexible Editors' Choice Lenovo Flex 2 (15-inch), and even exceeds it in one or two areas, making it a worthwhile system to consider when shopping for your next desktop replacement. It's held back only by a pair of quiet speakers and a low-resolution display that feels like a bit of a compromise even at this mainstream price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series notebook PC is an adequate computer but it’s expensive when you consider the $700 price tag. This notebook has enough muscle to get the job done, but things like poor Wi-Fi reception really don’t help matters. Although the 14-inch touch screen was a nice feature, notebooks with smaller, higher resolution displays can out perform it and provide better mobility.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
The Inspiron 14 5447 is a generally capable all-purpose laptop with top-shelf styling at an affordable price. But there’s a distinct lack of options to make it faster (SSD and gigabit ethernet, for starters) or even less expensive (via a non-touch display), so its good looks wind up being a bit of a tease. Perhaps I’m being too being picky. This is good laptop that’s worthy of perusal if you’re shopping the middle of the road.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
With a better screen and longer battery life, the Dell Inspiron 14 5000 would be a much stronger contender among 14-inch laptops. We like the attractive design, comfy keyboard and loud speakers, but you're simply not getting enough for your $749. For $799, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y40 sports a sharper 1920 x 1080 display, Intel Core-I7 CPU and an AMD Radeon R9 M270 graphics card.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
All in all, the Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series represents a solid and dependable value in a home or student laptop. We like its clean design, above-average build quality, good overall performance and battery life, touch screen, and backlit keyboard. On the downside, the low 1,366x768 screen resolution left us wanting more clarity, and the Inspiron is a bit on the heavy side for a 14-inch notebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is aimed towards budget conscious consumers who want some power. There are a few different configurations starting from a 4th generation Intel Core i3 processor to a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor.
The 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor will come paired with 8 GB of RAM and a 1 TB hard drive. While the lack of an SSD helps to lower the cost significantly, it does hold it back a little bit. The processor and RAM however is good enough to handle multiple 1080p movies streaming while having some tabs open in your Internet browser. The Intel HD Graphics 4400 is good enough for less demanding games and simple photo-editing.
The 14-inch touchscreen has a 1366 x 768 resolution which is underwhelming. The standard screen does not have good contrast and sharp colors. The laptop weighs 2.16 kg (4.8lbs) with touchscreen but you need to bring the charger around for this model increasing the weight. The 3 cell battery only gives below average battery life, roughly around 5-6 hours of mixed use.
While the performance is pretty solid for the higher configurations, you can use that money to get more from other devices. It's a little difficult to recommend higher configurations of the Inspiron 14.
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» 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.
Usually, old laptops with 14-16 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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
66%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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