Dell Inspiron 1420 review: Dell Inspiron 1420

Dell includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the system, and the Dell Web site has a robust collection of support tools, including online chat, a Flash-based question widget, and 24-7 toll-free telephone support. Retail stores offer a variety of extended warranty plans with your laptop purchase, but they're generally expensive and hard to use, so we do not recommend them.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Gateway T-6836
1,117 
Dell Inspiron 1420-123B
1,169 
Dell Inspiron 1525-122B
1,176 
HP Pavilion dv6915nr
1,508 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Dell Inspiron 1420-123B
226 
Dell Inspiron 1525-122B
231 
Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848
289 
HP Pavilion dv6915nr
289 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Dell Inspiron 1420-123B
204 
Dell Inspiron 1525-122B
205 
HP Pavilion dv6915nr
223 
Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848
224 

Video playback battery drain test
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Dell Inspiron 1420-123B
195 
Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848
145 
HP Pavilion dv2915nr
144 
Dell Inspiron 1525-122B
135 

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Dell Inspiron 1525-122B
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5750; 3072MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm.

HP Pavilion dv6915nr
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60; 3072MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 64MB Nvidia GeForce Go 7150M; 200GB Seagate 5,400rpm.

Gateway T-6836
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5750; 4098MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm.

Dell Inspiron 1420-123B
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5750; 3072MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm.

Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.0GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60; 3072MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB ATI Radeon X1250; 200GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm.

HP Pavilion dv2915nr
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5550; 3072MB DDR SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Seagate 5,400rpm.

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    Dell Inspiron 1420

    Part Number: I1420-123b Released: Jun 29, 2008
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    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Jun 29, 2008
    • Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
    • Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Installed Size 2 GB
    • Color jet black
    • Weight 5.5 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW - fixed
    • Graphics Processor Intel GMA X3100
    • CPU Intel Pentium T2390 / 1.86 GHz