This innate limitation of TN displays can potentially make it difficult to share the screen with several others at a time, such as for movies or pictures. In our review of the 15r, we pointed out the good design, pronounced and rounded edges and a relatively stable chassis with rigid hinges despite the plastic makeup. Interestingly, a Function key-enabled numpad is not provided on the 14r. Speakers The 2 x 2W speakers of the 14r lie angled on the bottom front edge of the notebook. We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used.
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Here, users can find a release switch for the outer lid. The Dell 14r stays m4110 cool during both idle and moderate use. The front edge is bare, save for the four system status lights.
For example, the Desktop performance for Windows Aero. When left undisturbed, the 14r clocked in at 6 hours 20 minutesmuch higher than the 5 hours estimated by Dell. RAM is easily accessible by removing just one screw.
On the other end of the spectrum, applications requiring intensive 3D graphics i. As is normal, the inspironn fan lies adjacent to the vent. Port placement is surprisingly intuitive. The standard user-removable Li-ion battery of the 14r can be considered quite small in capacity compared to a number of other budget inch notebooks as it only offers mAh at 48Wh from its 6-cells.
Ispiron graduating inpiron a B. In other words, simple note-taking will leave the 14r very quiet, but fan speeds can quickly and periodically pick up when web surfing or watching movies. Ultra-shiny and glossy will come at the price of easy fingerprints. There is no matte screen option, which we believe could have yielded better outdoor usability results. There is no integrated GPS, but such features are usually reserved for certain business-class lineups.
Temperature The Dell 14r stays quite cool during both idle and moderate use.
Dell Inspiron 14R-N4110 14in. Netbook – Customized
As usual, we still suggest external 3. HDD inspiton and the periodically loud fan noise are two areas that could use some improvement for future models. As a result, the iM should be sufficient for most if not all browsing, light gaming and word processing tasks. We find out here just how much its inexpensive value is reflected upon both its workmanship and system performance.
Dell Inspiron 14R (N) (Core iM, GHz) –
Opened at maximum angle. The screen should still be satisfactory for its target audience as only professional graphic artists and users who are accustomed to high quality IPS displays would find the screen performance subpar for their needs.
Still, the notebook never became uncomfortably warm even on the lap as the CPU itself hovers at only 80 degrees C maximum. Similarly, the card reader and optical drive both lie closer to the front edge to satisfy both left- and right-handed users since these two slots have no vexing cables extending outwards.
The build and design of the Inspiron 14r is similar to the reviewed Inspiron 15r and, to a lesser extent, the Inspiron 14z, the latter of which has an aluminum chassis.
For a more real-world test, we set the notebook at the Balanced profile under 66 percent brightness and browsed various websites with the occasional Hulu and Youtube videos. The Dell under review had 2. While our review unit came in brushed black, the lid can be freely and easily swapped with other compatible lids of different designs and colors for added personalization, called Switch Lids.
As with practically all Dell notebooks, the manufacturer directly offers a plethora of first-party and third-party accessories to go along with a purchase.
Beyond the odd rear design, the hinges feel very sturdy. The display, inner lid, and the chrome lining can all be very reflective. Although the above Dell programs can prove useful depending on the needs of the user, there are a couple of programs that are more often than not considered bloatware.
We do feel, however, that the RPM mechanical drive can be a bit of a bottleneck from a subjective point of view. As a result, get ready to sacrifice some battery life if outdoor use is routine.
Keep in mind that maximum brightness is reduced by a significant amount if under the Energy Saver profile, so we suggest staying in the Performance or Balanced profile for the highest possible brightness settings. On the left insporon side, both the palm rest and underside are noticeably warmer than the right hand side, but having this sort of temperature gradient is a common occurrence in notebooks.