Dell Inspiron 14 7425

Dell Inspiron 14 7425

Dell Inspiron 14 7425

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.1/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.3/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.3/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.3/10
BATTERY: Good7.4/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.3/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.6/10
SIZE: 14"

The Dell Inspiron 14 7425 is positioned at a lower midrange price and offers a 2-in-1 convertible design, doubling as a laptop and a tablet. It has ample storage and memory, suiting general use very well. The device is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor with integrated Vega 8 graphics, which provides decent performance for everyday tasks, though it may not be ideal for intensive gaming or heavy engineering applications that require a more powerful dedicated GPU. The 14-inch touchscreen has a higher resolution with a 16:10 aspect ratio, enhancing productivity and content viewing. The battery life is reasonable, and with its weight, the laptop is quite portable. The keyboard, webcam, and speakers are rated very good, but the speaker quality is only fair. Overall, it's a well-rounded laptop for general use but might falter under specialized high-performance demands. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • 2-in-1 convertible form factor
  • Touchscreen with good resolution
  • Lightweight and compact design
  • Decent battery life for typical use
  • Backlit keyboard with fingerprint reader
Cons
  • Limited color space coverage
  • Average speaker quality
  • Fair 3D/machine learning performance
  • Fair engineering performance

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 7425 suits general use due to its capable AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and 16GB of RAM ensuring smooth operation for everyday tasks, while its 14-inch IPS screen provides good color accuracy and viewing angles. It's also portable with decent battery life and a good portability score, making it a practical choice for users who need to work on the go.
Content Creation:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
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:
4.1
The Dell Inspiron 14 7425 is well-suited for engineering and design tasks due to its capable AMD Ryzen 7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and integrated Vega 8 graphics which together provide strong performance for computationally demanding applications.
Software Development:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Gaming & AI:
3.4
The Dell Inspiron 14 7425 has a fair rating for gaming and 3D because while it features an integrated AMD Ryzen 7 5825U Vega 8 GPU that can handle some gaming and 3D tasks, it is not as powerful as dedicated gaming GPUs. Additionally, its screen has a standard refresh rate of 60Hz, which is adequate for casual gaming but might not be as smooth for fast-paced games where higher refresh rates can offer an advantage.
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
$980
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 9'' x 0.66''
Weight
3.61 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5825U
Graphics
Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
54 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
260 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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8.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6.8/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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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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