Dell Inspiron 14 7420

Dell Inspiron 14 7420

Dell Inspiron 14 7420

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.6/10
GAMING/3D: Fair6.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.0/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.3/10
BATTERY: Good7.4/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.3/10
SIZE: 14"

The Dell Inspiron 14 7420 is a lower midrange 2-in-1 convertible laptop that can function as both a laptop and a tablet, suitable for general use and light engineering tasks. It comes with an Intel i7 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 512 GB of storage, and 16 GB of RAM. The 14-inch touchscreen IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, offers good color coverage and a full HD resolution. With a relatively light weight and a decent battery life, it strikes a balance between performance and portability. It has a good number of USB-C ports and has the versatility of a backlit keyboard along with a fingerprint reader, but lacks a number pad. The build quality and heat management both score well. However, it may not be the best option for intensive gaming or demanding 3D/machine learning workloads due to its integrated graphics. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-resolution touchscreen display
  • Good general performance
  • Useful as laptop and tablet
  • Decent battery life
  • Multiple USB-C ports
Cons
  • Mediocre color accuracy
  • Average speaker quality
  • Released over a year ago
  • No dedicated graphics card

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.5
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use:
4.2
The Dell Inspiron 14 7420 suits general use well thanks to its capable CPU, ample RAM for multitasking, and a high-quality IPS screen with sharp resolution, ensuring clear and vibrant visuals. It's also lightweight and offers a very good battery life, which enhances portability for users on the move, complemented by a solid build and effective heat management.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Engineering & Design:
4.0
The Dell Inspiron 14 7420 is suitable for engineering and design use because it has a powerful Intel i7 processor and ample RAM, ensuring the laptop can handle demanding software applications commonly used in these fields. Additionally, its IPS screen with a high contrast ratio and respectable color coverage makes it good for tasks requiring visual accuracy, while features like a backlit keyboard and multiple USB-C ports add to its functionality for professional use.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
3.5
The Dell Inspiron 14 7420 has an integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU, which offers modest performance for gaming and 3D tasks, but lacks the power of dedicated gaming GPUs. Additionally, its screen is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, which provides a less fluid experience compared to higher refresh rate displays commonly found in gaming-focused laptops.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.4
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$801
Brand
Dell
Release Date
January 05 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 9'' x 0.66''
Weight
3.61 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1255U
Overall CPU Score
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6.9/10
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Overall GPU Score
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2.4/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 1200
General Use Screen Score
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6.4/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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6.1/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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6.3/10
Diagonal Size
14"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.5 hours
Battery Capacity
54 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Number Pad
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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Allen Ngo | June 2022
"Notable qualities of the Inspiron 7420 2-in-1 include the 16:10 aspect ratio, strong hinges, 12th gen Intel CPU with optional GeForce MX graphics, and easy serviceability. Such features would typically cost hundreds of dollars more on higher-end alternatives from competing manufacturers. The value proposition is therefore relatively high for users looking to maximize bang for the buck."

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