Budget friendly laptop
Display and Build
The Dell Inspiron 14 3442 (3442P4500iBU1) features a 14-inch HD LED backlit display which looks pretty sharp and rich with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. Featuring TrueLife technology, the panel provides visuals with enhanced brightness.
It is encased in a simply designed black coloured outfit which has a waist of 25.4mm and a weight of 2.2kg. It features full sized spill resistant keyboard and a standard touchpad.
Configuration and Platform
For driving its processes, the notebook is equipped with a 1.7GHz Intel Pentium dual-core 3558U processor belonging to the fourth generation and based on HM87 Express chipset. It is aided by a regular 4GB DDR3 RAM which is further expandable up to 8GB via two unused DIMM slots. The inbuilt Intel HD GPU is capable of handling only simple games and videos. It sails on 64 bit Ubuntu OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 14 3442 (3442P4500iBU1) is armed with a HD webcam for handling online video calls and meets the storage demands with a 500GB SATA HDD. It also sports a Tray Load DVD RW Drive so that you can run all kinds of disks. Powered by Waves MaxxAudio, the dual stereo speakers provide crisp audio quality.
Battery and Communication
Keeping the Dell Inspiron 14 3442 (3442P4500iBU1) juiced up is a 4 cell Li-ion battery. The networking and connectivity features come in the form of Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 slots, one USB 3.0 port, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI out and digital media reader.
If you are looking for a laptop with an affordable price tag, the Dell Inspiron 14 3442 (3442P4500iBU1) is a nice option. It lacks a good processor which is acceptable in light of the price. It has some impressive features like tray load optical drive, dual stereo speakers, spill resistant keyboard and HD webcam.