An everyday laptop
Display and Build
The Dell Inspiron 14 (3442C4500iBU) has been designed to offer sharp and bright visuals with a 14-inch HD LED TrueLife display that sports a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It looks quite professional in the completely black outfit which has a thickness of 25.4 mm and an impressive weight of just 1.9 kg.
CPU and Platform
On the inside, the laptop is equipped with a 1.7GHz Intel Celeron dual-core 2957U processor belonging to the 4th generation series and sitting on QM87 Express chipset. To assist the processor, there is a standard 4GB DDR3 RAM which operates at 1600MHz and can be expanded up to 8GB. The demanding videos and games are handled by the integrated Intel HD 4000. It runs on 64 bit Ubuntu OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 14 (3442C4500iBU) flaunts a HD webcam coupled with a digital microphone to ensure high resolution and noise free video calls. It meets the storage demands of the user with a 500GB SATA HDD.
The Tray Load DVD RW Drive allows you to transfer data via disks but doesn't add to the thickness of the device. The stereo speakers powered by Waves MaxxAudio v4.0 ensure crisp sound while watching movies.
Battery and Connectivity
To guarantee an interruption free service for a fair period of time, the Dell Inspiron 14 (3442C4500iBU) is armed with a 4 cell Li-ion battery. Coming to the connectivity features, we have digital media reader, 2 USB 3.0 slots, Ethernet port, 1 USB 2.0 port, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0 and HDMI out.
Despite being available at a reasonable price, the Dell Inspiron 14 (3442C4500iBU) is loaded with some features which are extremely rare in this range. Some such features include a standard 4GB RAM, HD webcam, tray load optical drive, 2 high speed USB ports and impressive speakers. The poor processor will cause problems though.