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Updated January 10, 2024·

If value is a priority and you prefer a laptop with a touchscreen for more versatility, the Dell Inspiron 14 7425 is typically less expensive and also provides a 2-in-1 feature, making it useful for tablet-like interactions. It's slightly heavier than the Inspiron 14 5420, which may impact its portability. On the other hand, the Inspiron 14 5420 often costs more but offers better performance for 3D applications and engineering tasks, thanks to its dedicated Nvidia graphics card. Both have the same battery capacity and RAM, but the 5420 has a higher resolution non-touchscreen display, which might be better for detailed work. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 14 5420
  • Very good battery life
  • Good speakers
Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 14 7425
  • Very good keyboard

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.5
Inspiron 14 5420
Inspiron 14 7425
6.2
14.0in
SIZE
14.0in
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
279.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
260.0 nits
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has a better screen than the Dell Inspiron 14 7425 for general use, and engineering and design.

Battery

10.0 Hours
Inspiron 14 5420
Inspiron 14 7425
7.5 Hours
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has 10 hours of battery life. The Dell Inspiron 14 7425 has 7.5 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.6
Inspiron 14 5420
Inspiron 14 7425
7.5
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
279.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
260.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
7.5 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
8.2/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.3/10
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 and Dell Inspiron 14 7425 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.5
Inspiron 14 5420
Inspiron 14 7425
6.4
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
6.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 and Dell Inspiron 14 7425 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.2
Inspiron 14 5420
Inspiron 14 7425
7.1
6.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 and Dell Inspiron 14 7425 are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.5
Inspiron 14 5420
Inspiron 14 7425
7.3
6.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 and Dell Inspiron 14 7425 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.4
Inspiron 14 5420
Inspiron 14 7425
7.3
6.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 and Dell Inspiron 14 7425 are both good for software development.

Portability

Very Good
Inspiron 14 5420
Inspiron 14 7425
Very Good
14.0in
SIZE
14.0in
3.4 lbs
WEIGHT
3.6 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Dell Inspiron 14 7425 and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 both have very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.0
Inspiron 14 5420
Inspiron 14 7425
7.4
The Dell Inspiron 14 7425 and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 both have good build quality.

Cost

$971
Inspiron 14 5420
Inspiron 14 7425
$980
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The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has a price of $971 and the Dell Inspiron 14 7425 costs $980.

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How the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 and the Dell Inspiron 14 7425 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Inspiron 14 5420Dell Inspiron 14 7425
Dell Inspiron 14 5420Dell Inspiron 14 7425

GENERAL

Price
$971
$980
Release Date
May 1, 2022May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 9'' x 0.7''12.4'' x 9'' x 0.66''
Weight
3.4 lbs3.61 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1255UAMD Ryzen 7 5825U
Graphics
MX570 Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours7.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
54 Wh54 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2240 x 14001920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
279 nits260 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7/107.4/10
Portability Score
8.3/108.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
6.5/107.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
7.5/106.8/10
Webcam
1080p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
21
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Nick Ross | March 2023
"If laptops were food, then the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 is arguably a Big Mac. There are cheaper and more expensive options, but this arguably represents the baseline of quality and value in the world of mobile computing… something that’s underlined by the attractive $1,279 price tag."

Dell Inspiron 14 7425

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Jared Newman | December 2021
"Overall, this Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 offers a lot to like, especially at its oft-discounted price of $800. It’s a sturdy laptop with strong performance, a convertible touchscreen, loud speakers, and a convenient fingerprint reader. But the trade-offs you’ll make in pursuit of that lower price—most notably the dim display and stiff trackpad—might just keep you from outright loving it."

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About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

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