Dell Inspiron 14 Plus

Dell Inspiron 14 Plus

Dell Inspiron 14 Plus

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BEST RATING
General Use:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.6/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.7/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.9/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.1/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: 14"

The Dell Inspiron 14 Plus is a lower midrange-priced laptop with a 14-inch IPS display and a resolution that offers clear visuals. It runs on Windows 11 Pro and is powered by a potent Intel i7 processor, paired with integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a solid-state drive with ample storage. Its build quality is good, and the keyboard quality is rated very good, making it suitable for typing tasks and general use. The device's portability is boosted by its sleek design and reasonable weight, but with only 6 hours of typical usage battery life, it may require frequent charging. It has a selection of ports including USB-C with Thunderbolt, HDMI, and supports USB-C charging. The Inspiron 14 Plus features a backlit keyboard, but no dedicated number pad, and includes a fingerprint reader for security. It performs well in general use but may be less suited for intensive gaming or heavy engineering tasks. Overall, it's suitable for professional and everyday use. 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
  • High-resolution screen
  • Robust processor and graphics
  • Generous storage and memory
  • Solid build with many ports
  • Backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Heavier than some competitors
  • No touchscreen
  • Limited fast motion screen performance

Ratings by Category

General Use:
4.4
The Dell Inspiron 14 Plus is equipped with a powerful CPU and ample RAM, making it capable of handling a variety of tasks smoothly, and its high-quality IPS screen provides clear and vibrant visuals. Despite its solid performance, it does maintain a balance with good battery life and portability, ensuring flexibility in use without frequent charging or being burdensome to carry around.
Content Creation:
4.4
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.
Portability:
4.4
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D 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.
Software Development:
4.3
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.
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.1
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.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Gaming & AI:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$808
Release Date
July 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 9'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.7 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700H
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours
Battery Capacity
64 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2240 x 1400
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
326 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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8.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
2 years

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
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Allen Ngo | August 2022
"The Dell Inspiron 14 Plus is for power users on a budget. If you're looking to maximize CPU and GPU performance on your next 14-inch laptop, then consider the pricier Razer Blade 14 or Asus Zephyrus G14. If you're looking for a thin-and-light 14-inch Ultrabook, then the Asus Zenbook 14 or LG Gram 14 may be better options. For the best of both worlds, however, the Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 rides a fine line between extreme performance and portability while keeping prices at reasonable levels. Frequent travelers who rely on performance beyond what the Core U-series and integrated graphics series can offer will find the Dell to be a solid solution."

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