Pros

  • Super-long battery life
  • Attractive industrial design
  • Very good input ergonomics

Cons

  • Mediocre benchmark performance
  • Heavy for a 14-inch notebook
  • Resolution limited to 1366 by 768

At A Glance

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

The new Inspiron 14R is 8% thinner than the 2011 model and features 4th Gen Intel Core processors, Windows 8, a 14.0" touch screen and over 6 hours of battery life.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-14r-5437/pd

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i3-4010U
Processor speed 1700.0 MHz
Number of Cores 2.0
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD 4400
Storage
Drive 1 size 500.0 GB
Drive 1 type Hard Disk Drive
Drive 1 speed 5400.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • Line In 1/8
  • Line Out 1/8
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 4.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Power
Battery Type Lithium Ion Battery
Dimensions
Width 13.6 inches
Depth 9.65 inches
Height 1.3 inches
Weight 5.1 pounds
Weight with Accessories 7.75 pounds
Optical Drive
Included Drives DVD Drive|
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 110.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 9:08   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 12.1   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 812.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 1729.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 1502.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 217.1   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 396.5   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 466.9   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 230.5   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 431.5   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
3DMark, Firestrike 531.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 3432.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Ice Storm 29563.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 249.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 36.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 22.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 2.5   Watt hours
Idle power usage 6.4   Watts