Pros

  • Light and easy to use
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • So-so performance
  • Overly-glossy screen

At A Glance

The Inspiron 1470 is aimed squarely at students, with a stylish look and great battery life, but the overly-polished screen is hard to see.

Manufacturer’s Description

The 14z laptop fits perfectly by your side, full of mobile features like a 14-inch Hi-def display, up to a 320GB hard drive with 7200RPM and a built-in, 7-in-1 media card reader. And with long battery, you can live your on-the-go lifestyle without any hesitation.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DNCWJF3
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Processor speed 1300.0 MHz
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Glossy LCD
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Integrated Intel chip set
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 250.0 GB
Drive Controllers Serial ATA II
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • SD Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
Memory Stick PRO 1.0
Available Interfaces
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • HDMI
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA)
Ethernet Type
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Wireless Ethernet - 540 Mbps IEEE802.11n
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • SD Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
PC Card Slots 0
Memory
Memory size 3072.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 13.4 inches
Depth 9.5 inches
Height 1.3 inches
Weight 4.6 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.4 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 65.0
Battery
Battery Life 7:11   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 482.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 479.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 383.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 708.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 645.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1152.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 366.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 401.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 321.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 13.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 10.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 10.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 8.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 5.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 5.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 5.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 6.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 579.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 579.0