Review of DELL Inspiron 14R laptop (with Touch Display)

Tablets, nowadays are good enough to fulfill most of our needs on the move. However, there are times that I still prefer laptop over tablet. Recently, I manage to get hold of DELL Inspiron 14R laptop. Powered by Windows 8. With touchscreen capabilities, it has made navigation within Windows 8 easier.

Key Specification

  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4200U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz, UMA)
  • 4GB 1 DIMM (1X4GB) DDR3L 1600Mhz
  • 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • 14.0 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768)
  • 4-cell Lithium Ion (40WHr) Battery

Price: Start from SGD899 (depending on the level of customization as well as cash rebate)

What I like

  • Value for money: you get almost everything you need in a laptop with reasonable performance in every aspects. You get 3 x USB ports (2 x USB3.0 & 1 x USB 2.0), 1 x HDMI port and a DVD writer. Sufficient battery life to get your work done on the go.
  • Wave MaxxAudio: Good sound quality from the inbuilt speaker (It gets better if you plug in to your headphone) A perfect companion when you get bored with inflight entertainment.

What I dislike 

  • Thick and heavy



This is a budget laptop that meant to get work done while at the same time, serve as a mobile entertainment device. Cost-conscious consumers like students and businesses might find this a suitable laptop for them.