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Based on 4,345 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its laptops. However, DELL has unexceptional ratings for its ultrabooks.
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Inspiron 14 7000 which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Inspiron 14 7000 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops of this spec and age.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The Inspiron 14 7000 has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and spec. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
Has a Front Camera
The Inspiron 14 7000 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL Inspiron 14 7000 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that are a similar age to it. Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 14 7000.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.
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Quite Big Internal Memory
Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 14 7000 the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 14 7000 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
Quite Big Screen Size
The smallest screen size of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 14 7000 is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 14". The Inspiron 14 7000 has a fairly big screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 14 7000.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Inspiron 14 7000 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 14 7000 do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
At 4 megabytes, the Inspiron 14 7000 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest processor cache of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The Inspiron 14 7000 has one of the bigger battery capacities (58 watt-hours) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The smallest battery capacity of ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 14 7000 is 23Wh, the biggest is 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Portable PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 14 7000 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 14 7000.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL Inspiron 14 7000 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The Inspiron 14 7000 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL Inspiron 14 7000 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.
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At 2 kilograms, the Inspiron 14 7000 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 14 7000. The lightest notebook PC of this age and type is 870g heavy, the heaviest is 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.
Very Slow Hard Drive Speed
With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL Inspiron 14 7000 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 14 7000 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The Inspiron 14 7000 is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.
4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 14 7000
Released Over Three Years Ago
This portable PC has been on the market for over three years.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 14 7000 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2134370_price] (512GB).
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.8 gigahertz, the Inspiron 14 7000 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Inspiron 14 7000.
If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2405443_price] (1.9GHz).
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HDD Storage Medium
The Inspiron 14 7000 has a better storage medium than most ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
745, I7-4500U, 450
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video