Superb gaming laptop within budget
Display, Processor and Platform
The Dell Inspiron 14 3442 (3442345002BU1) arrives with a 14-inch HD LED backlit TrueLife display which looks quite sharp with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
For driving its processes, the Dell Inspiron 14 3442 (3442345002BU1) is packed with a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3 processor belonging to the fourth generation and sitting on HM87 Express chipset. It is coupled with a regular 4GB DDR3 RAM which is further expandable up to 8GB via two DIMM slots. It sails on 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS to render intuitive user experience.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
Armed with a 1MP webcam and digital microphone, the Dell Inspiron 14 3442 (3442345002BU1) delivers superior online video calling experience. For storage purposes, you can rely on the 500GB SATA hard disk. It also gets a Tray Load DVD RW Drive so that you can transfer files through disks at ease.
The NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphics processor with dedicated 2GB DDR3 memory gives you the freedom to have fun with powerful games and movies without facing any lag. Powered by Waves MaxxAudio 4 technology, the stereo speakers provide crisp and rich multimedia experience.
Battery and Connectivity
The laptop keeps the show running for a decent period of time with a 4 cell Li-ion battery. From the connectivity point of view, the laptop supports features like Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 slots, HDMI out, one USB 3.0 slot, Bluetooth v4.0, digital media reader and WLAN.
The Dell Inspiron 14 3442 (3442345002BU1) is a great value for money laptop, especially for gamers, thanks to the combined presence of standard configuration, powerful NVIDIA graphics card and latest Windows OS at an affordable price. A better display would have been good but that's too much expectations at this price.