Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review (Touchscreen)

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Performance for when you’re on the move
  • DESIGN - 7/10
    7/10
  • FEATURES - 8/10
    8/10
  • PERFORMANCE - 7/10
    7/10
  • BATTERY LIFE - 8/10
    8/10
  • Processor - 7/10
    7/10

Summary

PROS
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.

CONS
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.

7.4/10

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
Storage 500GB+16GB SSHD
Optical drive None
Networking 802.11b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Operating system Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review

Portability meets power:

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 1TB2 of storage, there’s plenty of room to take your media and files wherever you go.
It’s not necessarily the thinnest or lightest 14-inch laptop, but you shouldn’t have trouble slipping it into a shoulder bag or backpack. The whole thing measures 0.9-inch thick (22mm) with a width and depth of 13.5 by 9.7 inches (342x246mm) and weighs in at 4.8 pounds (2.2kg).
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review? The laptop’s 14-inch touchscreen has a 1,366×768-pixel resolution, something that’s still pretty common on midrange models. It’s fine, all things considered, but it doesn’t get very bright so working outside in bright daylight might prove problematic and color and contrast aren’t great either.
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review

Lightweight and Portable:

Whether your adventures take you across town, across the country or around the world, the Inspiron 14 is your eager companion. At less than 2.54cm thin and 19% lighter than previous designs, this brushed aluminum beauty is perfectly sized to slip easily into your carry-on, backpack or bag. A full-sized keyboard and large touchpad help you stay productive while always looking stylish.
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review

Brilliant Display:

Video chat on the fly, watch a movie while you’re waiting for class on the brilliant screen– it all looks better on the vivid 35.5cm (14) HD screen. Brilliant HD makes every pixel count, so presentations pop and photos, videos and games come alive with sharp detail and clarity.

Backlit Keyboard:

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review? The 14 5000’s keyboard is spill-resistant and backlit, and those are standard features even on the $550 entry configuration. There is a fair amount of flex in the keyboard deck, so if that’s something that really bothers you, you may want to hit up a Best Buy to type on it for a bit.

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.

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review

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.

Easy productivity


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.

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Review

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.

Really tuff:

Dell tests Inspiron laptop hinges to ensure they still feel tight, even after opening and closing the lid 20,000 times.

Graphics: 

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.

Specs

CPU 1.9 GHz Intel Core i5-4210U
Operating System Windows 8.1
RAM 8GB
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
Secondary Hard Drive Type
Display Size 14
Native Resolution 1366×768
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 4400
Video Memory
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Wi-Fi Model Intel Centrino
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Broadband
Touchpad Size 4.1 x 3.1
USB Ports
Warranty/Support 90 Days Premium Phone Support + 1 year warranty
Size 13.5 x 9.7 x 0.7
Weight 4.6 pounds
Company Website http://www.dell.com/

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Laptop Prices and accessories

From $699.99

Dell Bluetooth Portable Speaker – AD211
Stylish, portable speaker with long-lasting rechargeable battery features Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC technologies.
Dell External Optical Disk Drive – Tray Load
Get crystal clear color, picture and sound as you watch DVDs on your PC and read/write CDs and DVDs with a single device.
Dell External Hard Drive – 1 TB
Free up your laptop’s hard drive while keeping your files, photos and movies securely with you wherever you go.

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