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Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 581 reviews of Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity, while the touchpad and image quality get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability. The reliability is also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the portability. The screen and size get less positive views.

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68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 14 Laptop, 14 inch HD (1366 x 768) LED-Backlit Display, Celeron Processor N3050 up to 2.16 GHz, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 32GB eMMC, No DVD/CD DriveDell Inspiron 14 Laptop, 14 inch HD (1366 x 768) LED-Backlit Display, Celeron Processor N3050 up to 2.16 GHz, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 32GB eMMC, No DVD/CD Drive

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: uShopMall Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series 17.3 inch Touch Screen Laptop intel i5-4210U- 8 GB-1 TB-17.3-inch HD+ (1920 x 1080) Truelife LED-Backlit DisplauShopMall Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series 17.3 inch Touch Screen Laptop intel i5-4210U- 8 GB-1 TB-17.3-inch HD+ (1920 x 1080) Truelife LED-Backlit Displa

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series (2014) review: Very good looks and value, not a lot of choice

 

Dell unveiled the Inspiron 14 7000 series laptop (and the 15 and 17 7000 series) in September of last year, billing it as its thinnest and strongest Inspiron to date.

The Dell Inspiron 14 7000 series provides very good performance and nearly 8 hours of battery life in an attractive, thin aluminum body. It's well-priced for what you're getting, particularly the highest-end configuration.

The $800 entry version does not have a full-HD screen and it will cost you $200 more to get a configuration that does. It has a lean port and connection assortment and older 802.11n Wi-Fi instead of 802.11ac.

While the entry model is less of a bargain than it used to be and configurations are limited, the thin, aluminum-clad Dell Inspiron 14 7000 remains an attractive option for its looks, performance, and price.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series Review: Curvaceous Competitor

 

Dell offers an attractive premium aluminum design at an affordable price point with its Inspiron 14 7000 Series. Keep reading to see if this laptop delivers the goods.

Solid performance ; Affordable ; Attractive design ; Portable form factor

Shallow viewing angles ; Keyboard flexes ; No SSD option ; Poor audio quality

At its base price of $850 the Dell Inspiron 14 7000 is an attractive offer. The device features a well built and attractive aluminum design, decent battery life and performance that more than meet the needs of the average consumer. However, the device...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Touch ( 2013)

 

Starting at about $850, this mainstream thin-and-light ditches the plastic chassis of past lower-end Inspirons for an aluminum shell and a slimmer build. With that you get upscale features like a 1080p touch screen covered with Gorilla Glass and a...

The Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series offers mainstream laptop buyers a more stylish option than lower-end Inspirons. It's well-priced for its design and configuration, which includes an aluminum body that's barely more than half an inch thick, a 1080p...

Dell offers just two hardware configurations and no option with a hybrid or solid-state drive. Battery life is decent, but not quite the nearly 9 hours Dell quotes.

Though its components and performance are somewhat average for its price, the Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series' aluminum chassis, backlit keyboard, and 1080p touch screen give it a more premium feel.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series review: Upscale looks at a reasonable price

 

When it comes to laptops -- and really many other products -- there are people who care more about value and getting the job done than looks and bells and whistles, and vice versa. The Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series aims to satisfy both groups and, for...

The Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series offers mainstream laptop buyers a more stylish option than lower-end Inspirons. It's well-priced for its design and configuration, which includes an aluminum body that's barely more than half an inch thick, a 1080p...

Dell offers just two hardware configurations and no option with a hybrid or solid-state drive. Battery life is decent, but not quite the nearly 9 hours Dell quotes.

Though its components and performance are somewhat average for its price, the Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series' aluminum chassis, backlit keyboard, and 1080p touch screen give it a more premium feel.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series review

 

Dell's Inspiron 14 7000 Series is a slim, aluminum laptop with a nice 1080p touchscreen and solid battery life. We just wish it included an SSD.

With its nice full-HD screen and slim, solid aluminum shell, Dell’s Inspiron 14 7000 Series looks much nicer than many laptops that cost more than its $849 starting price. It’s certainly a more premium-looking device than the similarly sized Lenovo...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14 7000

 

The sleekest laptops are generally reserved for the $999-plus price range, but Dell wants to buck that trend with the Inspiron 14 7000 Series. For $849, this notebook sports a premium all-aluminum design and a full HD Gorilla Glass touch screen, plus...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (laptopmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Review

 

The Dell Inspiron 14 7000 is a striking aluminum notebook with a colorful touch screen and good battery life.

Attractive and thin aluminum design; Good battery life; Colorful and responsive touch screen; Accurate touchpad

Keyboard somewhat mushy with uneven backlighting; Below-average display brightness; Not fastest in its class

The Dell Inspiron 14 7000 is a striking aluminum notebook with a colorful touch screen and good battery life.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Long-running battery, High-resolution display, Sleek aluminum enclosure

Uncomfortably sharp edges on bottom panel, Dull display, Uneven keyboard backlighting

Though it doesn't offer quite the battery life or as thin an aluminum enclosure, the Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch is the more well-rounded of the two 14-inch contenders. It remains our Editors' Choice and Top 100 Products of 2013 pick.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Review and Ratings

 

Despite attractions such as a slim profile and a 1080p touch screen, the Dell Inspiron 14 7000 laptop is too rough around the edges—literally—to merit a recommendation.

Long-running battery ; High-resolution display ; Sleek aluminum enclosure

Uncomfortably sharp edges on bottom panel ; Dull display ; Uneven keyboard backlighting

It may have started slow, but the 7000 finished our labs testing strong, running for nearly nine hours in our grueling battery rundown test. That's extra impressive for a system that employs a small 4-cell (58WHr) battery and speaks volumes about the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series

 

Though its components and performance are somewhat average for its price, the Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series' aluminium chassis, backlit keyboard and 1080p touchscreen give it a more premium feel.

Stylish ; Good price ; Good specifications

Only two hardware configurations ; Unspectacular battery life

Via CNET.com

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:1366 x 768 / HD / MaxxAudio Pro / SRS Premium Sound / Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery Capacity:48 / 58 / 65
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48 / 58 / 65
Battery life (max):5.15
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.4
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1 / 1.3
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Beige, Black, Silver / Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Business / Gaming / Special edition
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel Pitch:0.00634 x 0.00634
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.31
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:45 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 400 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0x416 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 70

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD±RW / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:1366 x 768 / HD / MaxxAudio Pro / SRS Premium Sound / Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Display Diagonal:14
Display Diagonal (metric):14
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Pouch: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4 / 1.4a
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.31
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:45 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel HM87
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel HM87
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4, 2x4 / 2x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:I5-3210M / I5-3230M / i5-4200H / i5-4200U / I7-3612QM / I7-3630QM / I7-3632QM / i7-4500U / i7-4510U / i7-4710HQ
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.5
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-3210M / I5-3230M / i5-4200H / i5-4200U / I7-3612QM / I7-3630QM / I7-3632QM / i7-4500U / i7-4510U / i7-4710HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168 / BGA1364 / PGA988 / Socket 1224
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / D0 / E1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 35 / 45 / 47
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64901 / 65708 / 71458 / 71459 / 72056 / 75027 / 75459 / 75460 / 78930 / 81015
Processor code:SR0MR / SR0N0 / SR0UX / SR0WX / SR15G / SR16Z / SR170 / SR1EB / SR1PX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Noble
Password protection:BIOS / Y
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:McAfee LiveSafe 1y
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux Ubuntu / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Operating System Language:English
Trial software:McAfee Live Safe, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5200 / 5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5200 / 5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 500 / 532 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.45 / 9.69 / 9.76
Depth (imperial):9.45
Height:0.602
Height (front):1.02 / 1.14 / 1.2
Height (front) (imperial):1.13
Height (rear):1.14 / 1.24 / 1.33
Height (rear) (imperial):1.24
Weight:3.88 / 4.39 / 4.92 / 4.96 / 5.27 / 5.51
Width:13.5 / 13.6 / 13.7
Width (imperial):13.7