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Dell Inspiron 1420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Dell Inspiron 1420. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the screen and durability are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the portability, while there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 1420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 1420 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the design and price are generally positive. The durability and performance also get good feedback. Views are divided on the portability. The battery and image quality get critical reviews.

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60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Dell Dell Inspiron 1420


It might not be terribly cheap, but Dell's Inspiron 1420 offers plenty of portable power and options without sacrificing fun.

Sturdily crafted ; Instant-on multimedia and app viewers

A little heavy

Midsize consumer notebook has a high-quality design, good performance, and stand-alone media buttons.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

Dell Inspiron 1420 Review


The 1420 caries forward what can only be described as "traditional dell design" with simplified lines. In short, the new Inspiron notebooks look very similar to the previous generation of Dell notebooks ... but Dell engineers have stripped the white...

Fast Core 2 Duo processors, and up to 4GB of RAM provide plenty of system performance ; Dedicated graphics option performs well ; Solid build quality and sturdiness ; Good keyboard and touchpad ; Great screen if you select the higher resolution option

Not-so-impressive design ; Questional paint durability ; Average battery life ; A bit bulky and heavy for a 14.1" notebook

Bottom line, although it's certainly not perfect the 1420 is a strong, capable notebook that will make a great back-to-school system

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: phobos512 (

Dell Inspiron 1420 User Review


The Dell Inspiron 1420 is a new-to-market 14” Intel Santa Rosa platform-based laptop. It is the successor to the previous Dell Inspiron e1405 laptop, and is the smallest in a new line-up of laptops from Dell. It is available with a wide array of...

And as there has been much discussion about the black lid being of a slightly different texture than the other colored lids, and its predilection to picking up fingerprints, I thought I would mention that the black lid does indeed easily pick up the...

Jul, 2007

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Dell Inspiron 1420


The Dell Inspiron 1420 is destined to populate the homes of school-bound teens, sophisticated and unsophisticated computer users, and just about anybody who is looking for a terrific deal. The laptop's look has changed (for the better), and just...

Excellent price. Discrete graphics. New color splashes. Better-than-average battery life. Feature rich laptop. Very good typing experience

You'll need the E-Value code to take advantage of this deal. Heavier than competing systems

The Dell Inspiron 1420 continues to be a bargain hunter's fantasy by giving you discrete graphics, 2GB of RAM, and color splashes for $1,099.

Expert review by: Laptop Views (

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The Dell Inspiron 1420 Laptop is powered by 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7500 and it features 2x 2-MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB, Intel 965GM Express Chipset motherboard, 2-GB DDR2 SDRAM (upgrdable to 4-GB maximum in 2 slots), 120-GB SATA 5400rpm...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (

Dell Inspiron 1420 Laptop


Dell delivers what mainstream laptop buyers crave with this well-equipped, colorful Inspiron.

Sharp, bright, high-resolution screen; plenty of features; good performance; choice of eight colors

Cramped touch pad; not for the hard-core mobile gamer

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Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (

Dell Inspiron 1420 Review


The Dell Inspiron 1420 is a 14.1″ screen mainstream multimedia notebook that competes with the likes of the HP dv2500t. Dell has always been known for its direct to order model and ability to configure to your hearts delight, and now they've taken that...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Jayesh Mansukhani (

Dell Inspiron 1420


As the laptop market gets more competitive, major manufacturers have started employing every trick in the book to assure visibility in an increasingly crowded market. This can be as subtle as bundling accessories to introducing skins/overlays for...

The 3DMark06 for the 8400m GS was 1266. This score shows the relative weakness of the 8400M GS chipset. However, one should bear in mind that the 8400M GS supports DX10 and is Windows Vista Aero ready. It's also quite good for watching movies as it...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Jesse Sutton (

Dell Inspiron 1420


Dell has launched its latest range with a splash of colour. From the power user's [[prodid:3891]] to the 15in [[prodid:3803]] and now the 14in Dell In...

Media Direct, Price, 2 megapixel camera

Windows Vista Basic (not Home Premium), Benchmark performance

For its price there's little worth complaining about. The Dell Media Direct feature is handy and the 2 megapixel camera is a nice upgrade from the standard 1.3 megapixel option.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Craig Simms (

Dell Inspiron 1420


The Inspiron 1420 is sure to make a lot of people happy -- it manages to pack in a lot of power for a good price, and will be perfect for almost any application you choose. If you're a gamer though, go for a higher model.

Good build quality ; Fast processor ; Reasonably cool operating temperature

Poor speakers ; No Windows XP option ; Loud DVD drive

The Inspiron 1420 is sure to make a lot of people happy -- it manages to pack in a lot of power for a good price, and will be perfect for almost any application you choose. If you're a gamer though, look elsewhere for a more powerful video card.

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

The 14" Inspiron notebook is made for mobility. With its ultra-thin, lightweight design, this notebook is built to keep up with your on-the-move lifestyle using a powerful dual-core processor, long-life batteries and cutting-edge wireless technology. Whether you want to do your banking from a caf

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz/800MHz


Color:Jet black/Midnight blue


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Basic
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.86GHz/2.16GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T2390/T5450/T5750/T5850/T7250
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual Core


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/250GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100