Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. Regardless of the drawbacks, the solid weight 4. You can certainly do worse. When left undisturbed, the notebook clocked in at just 70 minutes before automatic shutdown. When idle, the 14r stays nearly silent.

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We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. Chiclet-style keyboard performs well, if not a bit on the soft side. Although the Dell gets outlived by the budget inch Sony Vaio E and Asus U46SV both with faster Core i5 Sandy Bridge cores to bootthe 14r can at least run for longer than the inch Toshiba Satellite Pwhich actually includes a battery module of similar capacity to the 14r.

The Windows Mobility Center can be quite useful as it opens up display brightness, volume settings, battery status, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth settings and a touchpad toggle all in one small window.

System Noise When idle, the 14r stays nearly silent.

HDD access and the gralhics loud fan noise are two areas that could use some improvement for future models. On the other end of the spectrum, applications requiring intensive 3D graphics i.

Accessories As with practically all Dell notebooks, the manufacturer directly offers inspirpn plethora of first-party and deell accessories to go along with a purchase.

The Dell 14r stays quite cool during both idle and moderate use. Disk data transfer rate. The 2 x 2W speakers of the 14r lie angled on the bottom front edge of the notebook. We can understand this restriction if the notebook was an ultrathin form factor, but there is no excuse for making HDD access on a budget notebook an inconvenience.


NRC to operate nuclear reactors. Fortunately, each key is evenly spaced and none are too small, including the arrow keys. So, details like letters are bigger. You can certainly do worse. Thus, the general performance ceiling of the integrated GPU can be considered somewhat dependent on the current workload on the CPU — a common phenomenon in notebooks with Sandy Bridge cores.

Dell Inspiron 14R-N4110 Laptop Review

Its claimed MHz maximum was only attainable when Prime95 was switched off. Communication For graphisc connectivity, our review unit comes equipped with Bluetooth 3. This maximum is noticeably lower than the same graphics chip found in standard voltage Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, both of which can normally reach a maximum of MHz. We would have gladly taken a stronger and more resilient construction instead of case customization options.

Dell Inspiron N4110 laptop video card drivers

But, as mentioned before, a 9-cell 90Wr module can gra;hics purchased separately for even longer runtimes. As inspion practically all Dell notebooks, the manufacturer directly offers a plethora of first-party and third-party accessories to go along with a purchase. Dell’s affordable Inspiron family has always been popular with everyday users, but does this inch Inspiron have the bang for the buck needed to continue the lineup’s appeal?

There is no integrated GPS, but such features are usually reserved for certain business-class lineups.


Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

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.

Dell Inspiron 14R-N Laptop Review – Reviews

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. For a budget- and consumer-oriented notebook, the Inspiron 14r offers all if not most of the physical connectivity options that the everyday user would need.

Overall sound quality is mediocreeven for a inch notebook. Inspiron 14r with the Switch Lid removed. Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. We find out here just how much its inexpensive value is reflected upon both its workmanship and system performance. As a result, get ready to sacrifice some battery life if outdoor use is routine. Now in its third year, the Inspiron notebooks have taken on distinctive fresh looks, features and hardware for the refresh.