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Dell Inspiron 14R

Dell Inspiron 14R
alaScore 86

524 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 524 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and battery are overall positive. The screen and value for money also get good opinions.

performance, value for money, screen, battery, design

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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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 14R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 14R from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 14R 1181MRB 14-Inch Laptop (Mars Black)Dell Inspiron i14R-1761MRB 14.1-Inch Laptop (Mars Black)Dell Inspiron i14R-1708MRB 14-Inch Laptop (Mars Black)

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Dell Inspiron 14R-N4010 Laptop

 

It is priced like an entry-level laptop, but looks like a high-end device.

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Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series review: An attractive middle-of-the-road 14-inch laptop

 

This laptop is pretty enough on the outside that you'll wish it had more going for it on the inside.

Attractive industrial design ; 10-point touchscreen

Only 10/100 Etherent ; No SSD option at time of purchase ; Weak audio performance

There’s no SSD option for this all-purpose, consumer-oriented laptop, but it's elegantly styled and handles the basics well.

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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...

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Dell Inspiron i14R-2265MRB

 

The Dell Inspiron R is this year's newly designed iteration of the Dell Inspiron, with slightly sleeker colors and touches that make it look a bit more like a Studio series (another of Dell's brands) laptop. Our Back-to-School retail roundup features...

Streamlined look, easy-to-use keyboard and touch pad; built-in WiMax antenna; fast Core i5 processor

WiMax may not be of much use, as it's not available in most major cities yet

With Windows 7 Professional and built-in WiMax, the Dell i14R-2265MRB is a retail laptop angling for the professional market, and as such might be a good option for a budget small-business machine.

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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.

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Dell Inspiron 14R Review - A Review of the Dell Inspiron 14R

 

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.