Pros

  • Discrete graphics and premium sound
  • Good keyboard and touchpad

Cons

  • Fan gets noisy in graphics-heavy games
  • No switchable graphics means poor battery life

At A Glance

Dell has assembled a slick update to the Inspiron line that, despite a few shortcomings, will let students and home users do anything they need to without breaking the bank.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Inspiron 14R features and software simplify photo sharing, vacation planning and much more.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number FNDOM06C
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i3
Processor speed 2270.0 MHz
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Dimensions
Width 13.5 inches
Depth 9.6 inches
Height 1.3 inches
Weight 5.1 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.9 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0; Roxio Burn; Skype
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 94.0
Battery
Battery Life 2:58   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 298.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 360.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 240.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 488.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 355.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 506.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 266.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 467.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 208.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 76.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 55.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 59.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 44.94   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 353.0