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Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and usability. The design and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the image quality and performance. The durability and keyboard get critical reviews.

portability, price, design, usability, reliability

screen, keyboard, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Many are less positive about the performance and reliability.

reliability, performance

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series 14-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i3 4005U, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Silver) with MaxxAudio- Free Upgrade to Windows 10Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series 14-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i3 4005U, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Silver) with MaxxAudio- Free Upgrade to Windows 10

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 is a stylish thin-and-light for the budget-minded

 

The 14 5000 is another example of how Dell's Inspiron lineup offers good specs and nice looks while still being reasonably portable and affordable. Though, it would be nice to have a few more configuration options.

The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is a bit more attractive than your average mainstream laptop. It's just thin and light enough to make short trips to the coffee shop or around campus manageable.

Screen quality is overall disappointing. Configuration options are very limited. Though the keyboard itself is good, there might be too much flex for some.

For those in need of an inexpensive thin-and-light laptop for home or school (but not necessarily the thinnest or lightest), the Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is worth putting on your list despite its imperfections.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (itreviews.co.uk)

Dell Inspiron 14R-5437

 

Ten hours of battery life in a well-equipped, affordable 14-inch desktop replacement laptop. That's the Dell Inspiron 14R-5437 in a nutshell.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 is a stylish thin-and-light for the budget-minded

 

The 14 5000 is another example of how Dell's Inspiron lineup offers good specs and nice looks while still being reasonably portable and affordable. Though, it would be nice to have a few more configuration options.

The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is a bit more attractive than your average mainstream laptop. It's just thin and light enough to make short trips to the coffee shop or around campus manageable.

Screen quality is overall disappointing. Configuration options are very limited. Though the keyboard itself is good, there might be too much flex for some.

For those in need of an inexpensive thin-and-light laptop for home or school (but not necessarily the thinnest or lightest), the Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is worth putting on your list despite its imperfections.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Dell Inspiron 14R-5437 review: It's no barn burner, but it runs a good long while

 

Here's a solid, utilitarian, all-purpose laptop that favors function over looks. It's not overly swift, but it runs for a whopping 9 hours on a single charge.

Super-long battery life ; Attractive industrial design ; Very good input ergonomics

Mediocre benchmark performance ; Heavy for a 14-inch notebook ; Resolution limited to 1366 by 768

The Dell Inspiron 14R-5437 is a solid, utilitarian, all-purpose laptop that favors function over looks. It's not overly swift but it runs for a whopping 9 hours on a single charge.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14R-5437

 

Ten hours of battery life in a well-equipped, affordable 14-inch desktop replacement laptop. That's the Dell Inspiron 14R-5437 in a nutshell.

Nice Price. Almost 10 hours battery life. Removable battery. Optical drive. Good friction on screen hinges (no screen bounce)

Low 1,366 by 768 resolution screen. USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports are same color. Non-backlit keyboard

The Dell Inspiron 14R-5437 is a desktop replacement laptop that can go the distance. With a 6-cell removable battery pack and a power sipping fourth-generation Intel Core i3 processor, the Inspiron 14R-5437 has the power to run for almost ten hours....

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14z-5423

 

The Dell Inspiron 14z-5423 ultrabook is built for speed. Unfortunately, it sacrifices battery life for raw multimedia and 3D power, which is costly in the long run.

Excellent 3D performance for an ultrabook. HDMI-out port. Third-generation Intel Core i5 processor. Discrete graphics. Full-size Ethernet port. Skullcandy-branded audio

Lags competitors in battery life. Not backlit keyboard. Relatively heavy. Some bloatware

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Sam Rutherford (laptopmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 (2014) Review

 

The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 is an attractive, 14-inch, touch-screen laptop with solid sound, but it doesn't give you enough for your money.

Attractive design ; Solid build-quality ; Above-average volume and sound quality

Dull, low-resolution screen; Below-average battery life; Thick bezel interferes with touch gestures; Grainy camera

The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 is an attractive, 14-inch, touch-screen laptop with solid sound, but it doesn't give you enough for your money.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 5482 2-in-1 (i7-8565U) Convertible Review

 

Affordable convertible. The 14-inch Inspiron convertible starts pretty cheap at under $600 USD for both a 1080p touchscreen and a modern Whiskey Lake-U CPU. We go more in-depth on the system to find out what else it may be hiding when compared to the...

integrated fingerprint reader/power button ; USB Type-C w/ DP and Power Delivery ; dual storage bays w/ Optane support ; Intel 9560 wireless comes standard ; versatile 2-in-1 mode ; rigid lid for the price ; relatively quiet ; inexpensive

heavier and larger than the competition ; slight-moderate creaking of the chassis ; weak keyboard feedback ; display could be brighter ; creaking on our unit ; narrow color gamut ; very slow charging

The latest Inspiron convertible is well-rounded if not middle-of-the-road. It doesn't go the extra mile to offer anything more compelling than its competitors to coax potential buyers. Small advantages like a brighter display, free WACOM pen, or faster...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Diana Hwang (NotebookReview.com)

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series Review

 

The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series might be best defined as "good enough."

Quiet ; Long battery life ; Heat dissipates well

Display needs more clarity and richer colors ; Too heavy ; Poor wireless card reception ; The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is one of those low-cost thin and light notebook PCs designed for those who want a large screen but not concerned about...

The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is one of those low-cost thin and light notebook PCs designed for those who want a large screen but not concerned about portability. At $699.99 for a Core i5 device weighing nearly 5 lbs. it's more useful as a computer...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Jonas Adams (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Inspiron 14z (5423) Ultrabook

 

Softened Ultrabook. The Dell Inspiron 14z is an ultrabook with a

Brushed aluminium surfaces; SIM card slot; Fast SSD; Quiet; Low power consumption; Long battery life

Poor workmanship of the hinges; Awkward maintenance; Touchpad jumps; Reflective display; Fixed battery

Dell hides the interfaces on the left with flaps, but leaves the ones on the right side open.

Aug, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio / SRS PS / V / Waves MaxxAudi 3 / Waves MaxxAudio 3 / Waves MaxxAudio 4
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):44
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.8
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1270 x 720 / 1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1 / 1.3
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Grey, Silver / Red / Red, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
Intel segment tagging:Home Office
Product colour:Black / Grey / Grey, Silver / Red / Red, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:35.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Pixel pitch:0.227 x 0.227
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7570M / AMD Radeon R5 M240 / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x1616 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85 / 10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95 / 10 - 90 / 10 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -24 - 45 / -40 - 65

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD±RW / No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio / SRS PS / Waves MaxxAudi 3 / Waves MaxxAudio 3 / Waves MaxxAudio 4
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4a
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34 / 6.42
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2.2
Processor lithography:14 / 22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-2367M / i3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I5-5200U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:F0 / J1 / L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:59798 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72055 / 72057 / 85212 / I3-2367M / I3-3227U / I7-3517U
Processor code:SR0CV / SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XF / SR0XL / SR23Y
Processor package size:31 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Office Starter
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee 30d

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:memory stick (ms), mmc, sd / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, Memory Stick (MS), SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:mSATA / SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / SATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 352 / 500 / 532

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24 / 24.6
Depth (imperial):24
Height :2.24
Height (front):2.07 / 2.09
Height (front) (imperial):2.06 / 2.08
Height (rear):2.1
Height (rear) (imperial):2.11
Weight:1.87 / 2 / 2.1
Width:34.2 / 34.7
Width (imperial):34.7