Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Inspiron 14 enough for internet use?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
That’s the direction taken by Dell with this Inspiron 14.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
With a 14 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Intel Core i5-1035G4. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. By offering only 128 Gb, this Inspiron 14 is one of the smallest in its category. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, the autonomy of 5 hours is one of the worst on the market. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Inspiron 14 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Inspiron 14 the right choice for watching movies ?
The Inspiron 14 will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
Dell decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1366×768, is a good compromise. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.7 kg) when you have to carry it.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it Inspiron 14 has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Intel Core i5-1035G4. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel Iris Plus Graphics, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Inspiron 14 seems inappropriate. That’s only 5 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Is Inspiron 14 planned for travelling ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this Inspiron 14 from the point of view of nomadic use. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Inspiron 14 of 1.7 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
No backlit keyboard on this Inspiron 14. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Thanks to its processor Inspiron 14, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. This processor allows this laptop to be one of the best in terms of power.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 128 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
With this model, Dell definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
On the connector side, it Inspiron 14 has 3 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
All in all, this Inspiron 14 is an interesting product for travel.
Inspiron 14 the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Inspiron 14 may be fine. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
This model, Delloffers an effective product without being too expensive.Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. In case you want to upgrade to professional applications, the processor Intel Core i5-1035G4 and disk size of 128 Gb will be more than sufficient.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 128 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (5 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point Dell could have done much better.
On the connection side, the Inspiron 14i s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
The Inspiron 14- the right model to play with?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. And this Inspiron 14 is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
With its graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics card and processor Intel Core i5-1035G4, Dell has indeed chosen an interesting option. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel Iris Plus Graphics and the processor Intel Core i5-1035G4 are raised to a very good level.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
Dell like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 128 Gb it Inspiron 14is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
A better access to wifi on this Inspiron 14 that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With a weight 1.7 Kg and a screen size of 14 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 5 hours available.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
Inspiron 14 for office automation ?
Dell has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their Inspiron 14. It is a mature product.
Dell has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 1.7 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
The storage of this model, 128 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive Inspiron 14can be quickly filled.
Ultimately, this Inspiron 14 is an intermediate choice. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
Finally, the Inspiron 14….
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Inspiron 14 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use