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Dell Inspiron 14r – A Laptop That Features Good Performance with Great Design

Monday, 10 January 2011, 0:31 | laptop | 0 Comment | Read 1588 Times
by Vaibhav Pandey

The new upgraded version of the Dell Inspiron 14r is a contemporary and stylish laptop that is suitable for a variety of purposes. Dell has taken a good laptop and upgraded it to an excellent one. The Dell Inspiron 14r makes it easy to embark upon daily responsibilities in style.

Dell Inspiron 14r - Laptop with great design and good performance

Key Features / Specs of Dell Inspiron 14r

  • The Dell Inspiron has a few different processors options and this varies according to the price. Processor options include the Intel Pentium P6100, Intel Core i3-370 and the Intel Core i5-46-m.
  • There are a few varied memory options that are available in the Dell Inspiron as well. They include the 2GB, 3GB and the 4GB DIMM DDR3 1332Mhz.
  • The Dell Inspiron comes equipped with either a 320 GB 5400 Rpm hard drive or a 500 GB 5400 RPM hard drive.

Dell Inspiron 14r Laptop comes in 4 color options

  • The 14 inch Widescreen HD WLED Display with True Life (1366×768) provides an outstanding visual performance.
  • All the models of the Dell Inspiron 14r comes with a Intel high definition graphics video card.
  • All the versions of the Dell Inspiron come with a 1 year limited warranty for hardware and also in -home servicing for remote diagnosis.

Dell Inspiron 14r External Ports on the left side

  • The laptop comes with the Dell Wireless 1501 802.11b/g/n Half Mini Card and also a high definition graphics video card.
  • It comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Basic.
  • As far as the Optical drive goes, all the models of Dell Inspiron 14r  come with DVD+/-RW Optical Drive. Sadly there is no Blu-ray drive with this laptop.

Dell Inspiron 14r ports on the right side

  • When it comes to external ports, Dell Inspiron 14r features –  2 USB ports, a combo port which doubles up as USB and eSATA (combo), a HDMI port for outputting video to your HDTV, VGA port, 7 in 1 card reader, ports for mic and headphone and Ethernet slot.
  • It also features a 3.8 x 2-inch touchpad with left and right mouse buttons.
  • To help you with video chats, it also has a 1.3-megapixel webcam integrated on the display panel.
  • It comes in 4 color choices – Obsidian Black, Peacock Blue, Tomato Red and Lotus Pink.
  • The laptop is reasonably priced at $653. In India, it starts from 27,900 Rs and goes upto 34900 Rs.

What’s In The Box

The box package contains the following components:

  1. Laptop
  2. Laptop Charger
  3. Battery
  4. User manual

What Could Have been Improved in Dell Inspiron 14r

  • I did a quick test and found that the battery life was just not great – With just basic computing, web surfing, listening to music and watching video resulted in battery getting drained out in just 2 hours flat.
  • The laptop also tends to get a little hot as you use it to view online flash based videos.
  • There is also no gigabit based Ethernet.
  • No Bluray support.


The laptop chassis is available in a host of different colors such as pink, yellow and green. Since it is reasonably priced, the features are slightly lower, but the laptop provides good value for your money. The laptop is useful for small businesses and also home users. However, even students, businessmen and other users can opt for the Dell Inspiron without any issues. 

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