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The Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 is pretty much a budget Alienware x14

Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 is like a budget Alienware x14
Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 is like a budget Alienware x14
The latest Inspiron 14 Plus ships with the same Core i7-12700H CPU and GeForce RTX 3050 GPU options as on the Alienware x14 for hundreds of dollars less. If you want an affordable yet powerful machine in a 14-inch form factor, then the Inspiron may be worth considering over the Alienware.

Dell has recently started shipping its Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 laptop as a higher-performance alternative to the standard U-series-powered Inspiron 14 7420. It carries powerful internals for a 14-inch screen size including the 12th gen Core i7-12700H CPU and GeForce RTX 3050 GPU alongside a high resolution 2240 x 1400 IPS display. The system retails for $1150 USD when configured like our review unit here. However, many of these same configurable options can also be found on the much more expensive 2022 Alienware x14.

Configuring the Alienware x14 with the same Core i7 CPU, GeForce GPU, RAM, and even storage capacity as our aforementioned Inspiron currently retails for $1500 USD. Granted, its 1080p display offers both faster refresh rates and response times for a smoother gaming experience than on the Inspiron, but their core CPU and GPU performances should otherwise be quite close.

Users who want the performance of the Alienware x14 without paying those high Alienware prices may find value in the slightly smaller and lighter Inspiron 14 Plus. The Inspiron is arguably more versatile as well when considering its 16:10 aspect ratio and denser resolution. It lacks the higher RTX 3060 option, however, which only the Alienware x14 can provide.

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Allen Ngo, 2022-09- 3 (Update: 2022-09- 2)