Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series: Conclusion

January 20, 2014 by Michael Wall Reads (72,094)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 7
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 5
    • Usability
    • 7
    • Design
    • 9
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Features
    • 6
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 6.86
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion

At its base price of $850 the Dell Inspiron 14 7000 is an attractive offer. The device features a well built and attractive aluminum design, decent battery life and performance that more than meet the needs of the average consumer. However, the device is far from perfect.

Sound quality is well below average, and the keyboard’s noticeable flex can be an annoyance. The notebook does house an attractive 14-inch display, but the panel’s quality is marred by its limited brightness and shallow viewing angles.

Still users who are adamant about picking up a 14-inch ultrabook with solid design and an attractive aesthetic will find the Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Series to be a suitable choice.

Consumers who are more flexible about display size may want to consider something like the Lenovo IdeaPad Yog 2 Pro, which at $100 more offers a 13.3-inch (3200 x 1800) QHD display, comparable specs, a flexible build design and a more portable form factor.

 

Pros:

  • Solid performance
  • Affordable
  • Attractive design
  • Portable form factor

 

Cons:

  • Shallow viewing angles
  • Keyboard flexes
  • No SSD option
  • Poor audio quality


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  1. tlawson99

    Nice laptop design … it looks like the replacement for the Dell XPS 14.
    It needs a SSD to really compete in the Ultrabook category.