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Dell Inspiron 14R

Dell Inspiron 14R
alaScore 86

93 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Dell Inspiron 14R. 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. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The battery and price also get good reviews, whereas the energy efficiency and connectivity 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 14R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 14R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 14R from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and portability are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the connectivity and keyboard.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Dell Inspiron 14R-5437 review: It's no barn burner, but it runs a good long while

 

Here's a solid, utilitarian, all-purpose laptop that favors function over looks. It's not overly swift, but it runs for a whopping 9 hours on a single charge.

Super-long battery life ; Attractive industrial design ; Very good input ergonomics

Mediocre benchmark performance ; Heavy for a 14-inch notebook ; Resolution limited to 1366 by 768

The Dell Inspiron 14R-5437 is a solid, utilitarian, all-purpose laptop that favors function over looks. It's not overly swift but it runs for a whopping 9 hours on a single charge.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14R-5437

 

Ten hours of battery life in a well-equipped, affordable 14-inch desktop replacement laptop. That's the Dell Inspiron 14R-5437 in a nutshell.

Nice Price. Almost 10 hours battery life. Removable battery. Optical drive. Good friction on screen hinges (no screen bounce)

Low 1,366 by 768 resolution screen. USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports are same color. Non-backlit keyboard

The Dell Inspiron 14R-5437 is a desktop replacement laptop that can go the distance. With a 6-cell removable battery pack and a power sipping fourth-generation Intel Core i3 processor, the Inspiron 14R-5437 has the power to run for almost ten hours....

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14R (2013) Review

 

The Dell Inspiron 14R offers nearly 9 hours of battery life and a touch-screen display, but it's not the sleekest laptop in its price range.

Excellent battery life; Runs cool; Aluminum lid and deck

Somewhat bulky and heavy for 14-incher; Shallow keyboard feedback

The Dell Inspiron 14R offers nearly 9 hours of battery life and a touch-screen display, but it's not the sleekest laptop in its price range.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Kenneth Butler (laptopmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14R (Pentium)

 

This attractive budget notebook offers impressive sound and good enough performance for everyday computing.

The Dell Inspiron 14R proves that Intel's Pentium processor is still powerful enough for those who need a basic notebook for surfing the web, watching videos, and working on Excel or Word documents. Though it scored low on some benchmarks, this 14-inch...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Jason Cross (pcworld.com)

Dell Inspiron 14R (model N4010)

 

Just in time for the back-to-school season, Dell has released its new R series of Inspiron all-purpose laptops. Though the stylish silver accents are the first thing you'll notice, the Inspiron R series is more than just a cosmetic upgrade. The...

Discrete graphics and premium sound ; Good keyboard and touchpad

Fan gets noisy in graphics-heavy games ; No switchable graphics means poor battery life

Dell has assembled a slick update to the Inspiron line that, despite a few shortcomings, will let students and home users do anything they need to without breaking the bank.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14R Review

 

The $819 Dell Inspiron 14R is a good choice for students and other consumers looking for strong performance in an attractive, comfortable design. However, if you care about battery life you might want to either opt for a model with integrated graphics...

Sturdy, good-looking design, Comfortable keyboard and touchpad, Speedy performance, Discrete graphics

Short battery life, Lid is fingerprint-prone, Below-average Wi-Fi throughput

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14R-1898MRB

 

The 14R-1898MRB's interior mirrors the outside, as the palm rests and the area above the keyboard have the same look. And if you hold the laptop by the palm rest, you'll notice that there's less flexing than that of the Dell 1464. Other design changes...

New Inspiron design. Better battery life with the 6-cell battery. Excellent keyboard and navigating experience. Affordable. 500GB hard drive. Good performer. Optional WiDi

A bit thick and boxy

The Dell Inspiron 14R-1898MRB is an affordable mainstream laptop that comes with a ton of options and a new look to spice things up.

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14R-1761MRB

 

Designs don't change as often as components and pricing when it comes to laptops, as altering the aesthetic is more intricate and costly. Dell, for instance, updates its Inspiron line every year or so, and that time has come. The Dell Inspiron...

New Inspiron design. Better battery life with the 6-cell battery. Excellent keyboard and navigating experience. Affordable. 500GB hard drive. Good performer. Optional WiDi

A bit thick and boxy-looking

The Dell Inspiron 14R-1761MRB is an affordable mainstream laptop that offers good performance and decent battery life.

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14R-1440PBL

 

Good battery life is the result of energy-efficient components and a big battery. The 14R, unfortunately, fell short in both areas. Its 48WH battery yielded a paltry 3 hours 16 minutes MobileMark 2007 score, a far cry from the 9:27 the Asus U45Jc-A1...

Vibrant design. Excellent user experience. 500GB hard drive is spacious

Slow performance scores. Weak battery life scores. Overpriced

Its Pentium processor puts the Dell 14R-1440PBL laptop in the entry-level class, but it's still not priced aggressively enough.

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14R-1181MRB

 

Good-looking does not always mean good-performing. Though the Dell Inspiron 14R-1181MRB ($679.98 list, at Staples) is an attractive 14-inch laptop, it has trouble keeping pace with competing models from other manufacturers. The laptop's roomy hard...

Attractive design. Decent-size hard drive

Overall slow performance. Low battery life

The Dell Inspiron 14R-1181MRB is a good-looking 14-inch laptop, but it fails to deliver in terms of either performance or battery life.