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Dell XPS 14

Specifications

Dell XPS 14
Dell XPS 14 (XPS 14 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-460M 2 x 2.5 - 2.8 GHz, Arrandale
Graphics adapter
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
780 Euro

 

Price comparison

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 Archive.org version

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 Archive.org version

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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version

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 Archive.org version
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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


14.00":

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.


Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.

In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.

For gaming enthusiasts, Dell's Alienware brand is for gaming notebooks.


77%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-11- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)