Latest release in the range Dell, we’ve been running tests onInspiron 14…Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Inspiron 14 enough for internet use?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is to respond to this type of need that Dell has developed this Inspiron 14.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The processor which equips this model, one Intel Core i5-1035G4, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Inspiron 14, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 128 Gb. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Finally, the autonomy of 5 hours is one of the worst on the market. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Inspiron 14 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Inspiron 14 the right choice for watching movies ?
The Inspiron 14 will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
Dell decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1366×768. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.7 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the Inspiron 14 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Intel Core i5-1035G4. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. With this model, you have a tool capable of making several billion calculations per second.
Equipped with the Intel Iris Plus Graphics graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Dell has made efforts with available 3 ports. It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Inspiron 14 seems inappropriate. Indeed, with 5 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
Is Inspiron 14 planned for travelling ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. With this in mind, we tested the Inspiron 14. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
It Inspiron 14 weights 1.7 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Equipped with a processor Intel Core i5-1035G4, this model has a very low power consumption. This processor allows this laptop to be one of the best in terms of power.
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by Dell, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 128 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. Thanks to this, Dell was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Inspiron 14 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The Inspiron 14 is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
In conclusion, it can be considered that this Inspiron 14 can be used for travel purposes.
The Inspiron 14 to make audio or video editing.
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Inspiron 14 can suit you. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. In case you want to upgrade to professional applications, the processor Intel Core i5-1035G4 and disk size of 128 Gb will be more than sufficient.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Dell made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 128 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the Inspiron 14has the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
Inspiron 14 the right choice to play online?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this Inspiron 14 is one of the average laptops you can play with. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
The graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics card and processor Intel Core i5-1035G4 will be sufficient to fill your screen. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Intel Core i5-1035G4 and the board Intel Iris Plus Graphics allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
Dell like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 128 Gb it Inspiron 14is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
For online gaming, it Inspiron 14 has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.7 Kg and is 14 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 5 hours available.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Is the Inspiron 14 adapted to office automation ?
Access on efficiency, this Inspiron 14 is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It is a mature product.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Average weight, with 1.7 Kg.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With only 128 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive Inspiron 14can be quickly filled.
Ultimately, this Inspiron 14 is an intermediate choice. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
Finally, the Inspiron 14….
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Inspiron 14 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use