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Measuring about 13 inches wide, 9.75 inches deep, and 1.5 inches thick and weighing about 5.9 pounds (or 6.7 pounds, with its lightweight AC power brick), the Inspiron E1505 is just barely light enough for regular travel, toeing the line between thin-and-light and midsize.
The Inspiron E1405's 14.1-inch wide-screen display can be configured with one of two native resolutions: WXGA (1,280x800) or the finer WXGA+ (1,440x900); the WXGA+ screen features Dell's glossy TrueLife finish, which makes the display look brighter but also gives off a distracting glare in sunny or well-lit environments.
For more detail about the Inspiron E1405's performance and configuration options as well as an in-depth description of its overall design, feature set, and warranty, check out our review of the virtually identical Inspiron E1505.