The Dell Inspiron 14 3442 is a good option for those seeking portable laptops. With an HD display that provides vivid images to the user combined with a good graphics card, it will provide a good gaming experience to the user. The lack of Windows might pose a problem.
Display and Design
The Dell Inspiron 14 3442 features a 14.0-inches LED Truelife Backlit display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels making sure that one does not miss a single colour. The design is very simple and can be opted by those who do not seek fancy laptops. It has a chiclet type keyboard that supports multi-touch gesture. The notebook weighs 2.2kgs and has a dimension of 346 x 246 x 25.4 mm which is quite portable and can be carried with ease.
Processor and OS
The Dell Inspiron 14 3442 is powered by Intel Core i5-4210U processor and clocks a speed of 1.7Ghz which is paired up with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphic card of 2GB perfect for playing games and watching movies.The laptop comes with 64 bits Ubuntu which poses a problem for the user as he has to buy Windows separately.
Camera, Storage, Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 14 3442 comes with a webcam that allows the user to video chat with people online. The device has 500 SATA Hard Disk drive that operates at a speed of 5400 RPM which is not much, but enough for storing important data. It comes with a DVD RW Drive. It has an HD Audio solution backed by 2 x stereo speakers and in-built microphone for a good sound experience.
Connectivity and Battery
In terms of connectivity the laptop supports Wi-Fi, bluetooth, 2x USB (2.0), 1x USB (3.0), and an HDMI port. The laptop runs on a 4 cell Li-ion battery which gives decent battery backup.