Dell Inspiron 14R

The Good Streamlined look, easy-to-use keyboard and touch pad; reasonable price for its components; includes solid ATI graphics for gaming

The Bad Awkward port layout, short battery life.

The Bottom Line Dell's next-generation Inspiron laptops have arrived, and while it doesn't reinvent the wheel, the Inspiron 14R presents a very solid package of Core i3 performance and ATI dedicated graphics for a fair price.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Battery 6.0
  • Support 7.0
7.3 Overall

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Review

Dell Inspiron 14R

For mainstream laptop owners, the Dell Inspiron is one of the most common products on the market. Traditionally available in a huge number of configurations with many optional features and flexible pricing, the Inspiron serves as a jack-of-all-trades among laptops, but isn't a master of anything in particular.

The Inspiron R is a slightly new design iteration to the regular Inspiron series, with slightly sleeker colors and touches that make it look a bit more like a Studio series laptop. While those changes are largely cosmetic, the overall feel of the new Inspiron is a bit better than what came before.

Available in a variety of configurations ranging from 14 inches to 17 inches and at prices from low to somewhat high-end, the landscape of Inspiron R laptops looks ready to cover users across a wide middle scale. Our Inspiron 14R, a 14-inch laptop with an Intel Core i3 processor and dedicated ATI Radeon HD 5470 graphics, is a good all-around machine for a mainstream user, at a relatively reasonable cost about $800. We've seen slightly better values from manufacturers such as Samsung, but at least the Inspiron is not overpriced.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Dell, Inc.
  • Type Pentium Dual Core
  • Installed Size 2 GB
  • Edition Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Capacity 250 GB
  • Diagonal Size 14.0
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model Dell Inspiron 14R

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