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Dell Inspiron 1420

Dell Inspiron 1420
alaScore 80

588 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 588 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and value for money also get good reviews.

performance, value for money, portability, screen, design

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 1420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 1420 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, performance, screen, build quality, value for money

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dell Inspiron 1420

 

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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...

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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.

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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

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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...

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Dell Dell Inspiron 1420

 

I was unsure of which laptop to get, but ended up with the Dell Inspiron 1420 because it is a small package, and has lots of power. The screen is very clear, although I need me reading glasses at times, it is easy to read the majority of the time.

It is easy to ajust brightness, and it comes with lots of memory (3GB) and a hearty hard drive with lots of space

So far, only the cost of chargers for AC or DC are a bit pricy, but that applys to most laptops

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Wasn't compatible with my Dell Vostro 1400

 

My Dell Vosrto 1400 laptop would not detect this battery, so it was useless to me. Good price, but it was just too bad it didn't work out for me.

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

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.6in
Height:1.5in
Weight:5.5lbs
Width:13.1in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:1420
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Jet black/Midnight blue

Modem

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

Networking

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

Processor

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

RAM

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

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100
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