Dell Inspiron 14 5000: Conclusion

October 1, 2014 by Diana Hwang Reads (75,815)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 7
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 5
    • Usability
    • 7
    • Design
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 6
    • Features
    • 8
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 9
    • Total Score:
    • 7.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series notebook PC is an adequate computer but it’s expensive when you consider the $700 price tag. This notebook has enough muscle to get the job done, but things like poor Wi-Fi reception really don’t help matters. Although the 14-inch touch screen was a nice feature, notebooks with smaller, higher resolution displays can out perform it and provide better mobility. 

Yes, smaller convertible systems like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga are more expensive, but they offer noticeably better performance and better mobility if you can scrape together a little extra cash.

On the other hand, the Dell Inspiron 14 is good enough for people who just need to do the basics. For advanced tasks, higher-end specs, and better performance, shoppers should look elsewhere.


Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series angled body shot

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series angled body shot


  • Quiet
  • Long battery life
  • Heat dissipates well


  • Display needs more clarity and richer colors
  • Too heavy
  • Poor wireless card reception


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    No one in their right mind should buy this machine, it is full bugs that the dell support cannot solve. In 5 months of ownership I have spent hours on support, the Wi-Fi died, the machine gets stuck in sleep mode, the display randomly crashes, and the Hard Drive has been replaced. I am having a TERRIBLE experience and I DO NOT recommend this product.