Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 presented with a 2.2K 14-inch display, powerful hardware and a stylish design
Dell has expanded the Inspiron series with three new 14-inch laptops, including the Inspiron 14 Plus. Unlike many recent Dell laptop releases, the Inspiron 14 Plus has tight configuration options. In fact, Dell only provides two configurable options at launch, with fixed RAM, processor, colour and battery choices, at least in the US. Still, the Inspiron 14 Plus should be a powerful laptop while also maintaining a compact form factor.
Specifically, the Inspiron 14 Plus weighs 1.68 kg and is 19.5 mm thick. However, Dell has equipped the laptop with Alder Lake-H series processors. For some reason, Dell offers the machine with only the Core i7-12700H in the US, but the Core i5-12500H and Core i7-12700H in Germany. Regardless, both markets receive the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, an optional GPU that has 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
Also, Dell includes 16 GB of DDR5 RAM that runs at 4,800 MHz. It is worth noting that the laptop only has a single SO-DIMM slot and has 8 GB of RAM soldered to its motherboard. Additionally, the Inspiron 14 Plus is configurable with 512 GB or 1 TB of PCIe storage, but only ships in Dark Green and with a 2.2K (2,240 x 1,400) non-touch display that peaks at 300 nits. Separately, the Inspiron 14 Plus has a 64 Wh battery and the following ports:
- 1x 3.5 mm headphone jack
- 1x HDMI 2.0
- 1x Thunderbolt 4
- 1x Power Adapter
- 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
The Inspiron 14 Plus starts at US$1,349.99 with Iris Xe Graphics and 512 GB of storage. Alternatively, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 can be configured for a US$150 surcharge. Strangely, the dGPU is only available with a 512 GB SSD; a 1 TB upgrade costs US$1,449.99 but only ships with Iris Xe Graphics.