Pros

  • 14-inch display is a good size for entertainment.
  • Speedy processor easily tackles most tasks.

Cons

  • Display has lackluster colors and contrast.
  • Weak 3D and gaming performance.

At A Glance

Nearly all specs and features are just adequate; the Inspiron 14 will be sufficient for many, but it never shines.

Manufacturer’s Description

Lighter than its predecessor and offering a sleeker design, the Dell Inspiron 14 (i1464-4382OBK) in Obsidian Black weighs under 5 pounds and measures just 1.27 inches thin. Upon opening the Inspiron 14, your eyes will be immediately drawn to the brushed metal appearance of the palm rest before being amazed by the high-definition 14-inch display with native 720p resolution. Other features include a 7-in-1 memory card reader, up to 4 hours of battery life, and an HDMI port that lets you connect your laptop to a compatible HDTV or external monitor for uncompressed high-def video and audio.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number I14644382OBK
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i3-330M
Processor speed 2130.0 MHz
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Drive Controllers Serial ATA II
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • SD Card
  • xD-Picture Card
General Information
UPC Code 884116032786
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI
Memory Stick PRO 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • SD Card
  • xD-Picture Card
PC Card Slots 0
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 13.4 inches
Depth 9.5 inches
Height 1.4 inches
Weight 4.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.6 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software Adobe Reader 9; Roxio Burn; Microsoft Works; CyberLink PowerDVD DX
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 92.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:20   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 311.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 369.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 253.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 528.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 448.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 532.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 274.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 370.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 215.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 28.65   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 22.22   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 22.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 17.04   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 15.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 12.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 19.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 15.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 367.0