Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
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Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1
16:10 aspect ratio displays were previously only available on higher-end laptops, but they have finally made their way to more affordable models like the Inspiron 14 7420 convertible. The bigger display pairs well with Intel's latest 12th gen CPU offerings for an attractive buy.
Source: USA Today
For $1,050, you’ll want to love the laptop you buy. We can really only recommend the Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1 to those who will frequently take advantage of its 180-degree flexibility and the touchscreen. As a laptop alone, it’s a bit disappointing for the price. If you’re primarily looking for a tablet with an attached keyboard that you don’t have to remember to charge, this could be the device for you, especially if you find it on sale. If you think you’ll only occasionally use your device’s touchscreen, you might like to save a couple of hundred dollars with the MSI Summit 13 Evo Flip, which also boasts 180-degree flexibility, stylus compatibility, and an Intel i7 processor. You could even enjoy a Microsoft Surface Pro 9, which offers similar specs at about the same price (or cheaper) and can be used with a detachable Bluetooth keyboard. If you’re not insistent on having a touchscreen, you can find a much better laptop in Apple’s 2020 MacBook Air M1, which we’ve boldly (but confidently) referred to as “the best laptop you can buy.” If you’re not into the Apple ecosystem, the older Acer Swift X packs a lot of speed into a comfortable body with 9+ hour battery life (and you even get an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti). Meanwhile, the Dell XPS 13 9315 can hit double the Inspiron 14’s battery life for $1,099. At the time of publication, the Inspiron 14 7420 is on sale for $750 via Dell’s website. At that price, it’s easier to recommend; otherwise, we’d suggest looking into a few other options before making your final decision.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2023
Source: PC Mag
With its solid construction, respectable performance, and moderate price, the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is a worthy candidate for a student or individual seeking a versatile convertible laptop, questions about the display notwithstanding. Were Dell to offer an alternate display, this unit could be an Editors' Choice candidate. Or a sale on Dell.com (and there are many; prices fluctuate all the time) could make it more of a value on any given day. But even without that, the Inspiron 14 is worth your consideration, especially if you'll use it mostly indoors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: XDA Developers
As I mentioned throughout this review, there are pros and cons to this laptop, and those apply to different use cases, so it’s not for everyone. Probably the biggest factor to consider is the display. If colors really matter to your workflow, then this is not the laptop for you. If you’re looking for something for work, then the Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is pretty sweet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2022
Source: Digital Trends
The Inspiron 14 7420 2-in-1 takes a step back in performance and battery life from the previous generation while retaining the same subpar display. It’s attractively priced at $1,050, but you’re making too many compromises. While I was able to recommend that last version, this one doesn’t make the cut. It would be worth spending a few hundred dollars more to get a better laptop, or even a few hundred dollars less for laptops that perform as well even though they’re based on older CPUs. Or, you can wait for the $1,000 laptop class to catch up to Intel’s 12th-gen wave.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1255U: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.2 to 4.7 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.
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71.23%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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