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Dell Inspiron 14R

Dell Inspiron 14R
alaScore 86

94 reviews

Jun, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 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 are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the connectivity and energy efficiency are different.

performance, price, battery, design, screen

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. Comments about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good opinions, but many are negative about the connectivity and keyboard.

performance, price, usability, portability, design

reliability, energy, keyboard, connectivity

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

Jun, 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-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-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

 

The rest of the features are standard, including HDMI, a 4-in-1 card reader, Ethernet, and dual-layer DVD burner. Features like a Blu-ray drive and Intel's Wireless Display technology (WiDi) are available as options, reinforcing my point about Dell's...

New Inspiron design. Excellent keyboard and navigating experience. Reasonably priced. Very configurable. 500GB hard drive. Speedy, with 3D benefits

A bit thick and boxy-looking. Runs warm. Less than desirable battery scores

The Dell Inspiron 14R has many features, one of which is a powerful 3D graphics chip, but be wary of the extra heat and mediocre battery scores.

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14R-1296PBL

 

The black traditional-style keyboard is firm and provides plenty of room for comfortable typing, but it lacks a number pad. The touchpad is of average size and is accompanied by two mouse buttons that are relatively quiet and responsive. You won't find...

Stylish design. Lots of wireless options. Large hard drive

Sluggish performance. Integrated graphics. Low battery life

The Dell Inspiron R14-1296PBL is an attractive 14-inch notebook with a strong wireless feature set, but its performance is lacking.

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1 / 1.3

Design

Intel segment tagging:Home Office

Display

HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile 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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17 / 35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023) / 40

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes