Performance for when you’re on the move
DESIGN - 7/10
FEATURES - 8/10
PERFORMANCE - 7/10
BATTERY LIFE - 8/10
Processor - 7/10
Studio-quality sound, this brushed aluminum beauty is perfectly sized to slip easily into your carry-on, backpack or bag. The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is a bit more attractive than your average mainstream laptop. It's just thin and light enough to make short trips to the coffee shop or around campus manageable. keyboard itself is good, there might be too much flex for some.
Screen quality is overall disappointing. Configuration options are very limited.
THE BOTTOM LINE
For those in need of an inexpensive thin-and-light laptop for home or school (but not necessarily the thinnest or lightest), the Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is worth putting on your list despite its imperfections.
Dell Laptop Reviews: Lightweight, More Battery, Portable
The thin Inspiron 14 5000 Series features up to 5th Gen Intel® Core™ processor so your games, apps and web pages load quickly. And with up to 1TB of storage, there’s plenty of room to take your media and files wherever you go.
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review
|Price as reviewed||$899|
|Display size/resolution||13-inch 1,920×1,080 touchscreen|
|PC CPU||1.6GHz Intel Core i5 4200U|
|PC Memory||4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1,600MHz|
|Graphics||1,792MB (shared) Intel HD Graphics 4400|
|Networking||802.11b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Operating system||Windows 8.1 (64-bit)|
Portability meets power:
Lightweight and Portable:
Complete Daily Tasks With Ease:
With the $700 Core i5 configuration, you can expect to get through daily tasks and entertainment with relative ease. It can handle multitasking like streaming music or video in the background while you do basic photo editing or Web surfing without feeling sluggish or like you’re waiting an eternity for something to happen.
Wonderful Audio Quality:
Whether you’re mixing, streaming or chatting, Waves MaxxAudio® delivers lower lows, higher highs and outstanding audio performance.
HD touch delivers crisp, brilliant images and greater immersion in your games, photos and everyday tasks.
Dell Laptop Reviews? Your every tap, swipe and scroll is more responsive and accurate with a 10-finger capacitive touch screen. Capacitive touch seems more natural and fluid than optical touch because capacitive sensors are right under the screen, compared to optical touch which uses cameras in the bezel of the laptop. Have more fun with Windows 8.1, swipe through your photo album faster and unleash your creativity with capacitive touch.
Zoom, point and scroll through content quickly with the large touchpad. Keep going — even in the dark — when you upgrade to a backlit keyboard for better typing accuracy in low light.
Improved Wireless technology
Dell Laptop Reviews? Improved wireless performance over previous models delivers a stronger WiFi connection. The newest 802.11ac technology option connects at blazingly fast WiFi speeds across an extended range, so you can roam free and still enjoy an impressive wireless experience.
Dell tests Inspiron laptop hinges to ensure they still feel tight, even after opening and closing the lid 20,000 times.
For demanding PC games you can get playable frame rates at reduced settings at native resolution. There is no option for discrete graphics with the 14 5000 or any of the other 5000 series models.
|CPU||1.9 GHz Intel Core i5-4210U|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1|
|RAM Upgradable to|
|Hard Drive Size||1 TB|
|Hard Drive Speed||5,400rpm|
|Hard Drive Type||Serial ATA|
|Secondary Hard Drive Size|
|Secondary Hard Drive Speed|
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|Graphics Card||Intel HD Graphics 4400|
|Wi-Fi Model||Intel Centrino|
|Touchpad Size||4.1 x 3.1|
|Warranty/Support||90 Days Premium Phone Support + 1 year warranty|
|Size||13.5 x 9.7 x 0.7|
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Prices and accessories
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