Dirt cheap laptop- ordinary performer
Display and Build
The Dell Inspiron 14 3421 carries a 14.1-inch HD LED backlit display offering decent viewing experience with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is housed in a simply designed black coloured outfit which is 25.3mm thick and weighs 2.1kg.
Processor and OS
Acting as the brains of the notebook is a 1.5GHz Intel Celeron dual-core 1007U processor from the third generation family. To assist the processor in multitasking, there is a 2GB DDR3 RAM which functions at 1,600MHz and is further expandable up to 2GB via two DIMM ports. For better management of rich games and videos, it depends on the integrated Intel HD GPU. It is devoid of any user friendly OS which is expected.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 14 3421 comes with a 0.3MP webcam embedded in the bezel above the display and working in tandem with an integrated microphone. It accounts for the storage needs of the user with a 500GB SATA hard disk running at 5,400rpm. The SuperMulti DVD dual layer drive can be used for transferring data via different kinds of disks.
Battery and Connectivity
The Dell Inspiron 14 3421 sips juice from a 4 cell Li-ion battery which is capable of rendering uninterrupted service for a maximum period of 3.5 hours. On the connectivity front, the device is loaded with options like Ethernet port, WLAN, HDMI out, three USB 2.0 slots and digital media reader.
The Dell Inspiron 14 3421 is specifically designed for those who are too tight on budget and can bear with paltry performance. As expected, it is loaded with poor configuration and lacks user friendly platform as well. But the most disappointing thing is the lack of Bluetooth connectivity.