If you have planned to purchase a laptop that is easy on the pocket and is good for meeting the basic computing needs in style, the Dell Inspiron 14 3421 is worth considering. You have to bear with the poor RAM considering the price. Keeping that aside, you have a worthy product laden with a good processor, quality webcam and 2 advanced USB 3.0 ports and running on fresh Windows platform.
Display and Design
The Dell Inspiron 14 3421 sports a 14-inch HD LED backlit True Life display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is encased in a 28.7mm thick black colored body which has a low weight of 2.1kg and may not look too attractive with the matte finish but resists scratches and fingerprints.
CPU and OS
Doing the duty on the inside is a 1.9GHz Intel Core i3 processor from the 3rd generation series and housed on HM76 Express chipset. It carries Intel HD graphics processing unit and has merely 2GB RAM which can be boosted up to 8GB via the 2 unused DIMM memory slots. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8 OS out of the box.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 14 3421 ensures noise free and high resolution online video calls with the help of a 1MP webcam coupled with a digital microphone. The presence of a 500GB SATA hard disk functioning at 5400 rpm takes care of the storage needs of the user. It even has a tray load DVD RW drive which can be used for retrieving movies and games stored on CDs and DVDs. Powered by Waves MaxxAudio v4.0 the stereo speakers deliver imposing sound with higher bass.
Battery and Connectivity
The connectivity and networking package preloaded in the device is composed of features like WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, Ethernet port, HDMI out, digital media reader, 1 USB 2.0 port and 2 USB 3.0 slots. Packed with a 6 cell Li-ion battery, the Dell Inspiron 14 3421 is capable of running for a maximum period of 3 hours on single charge.