I recently visited the Dell Store in Ahmedabad and had a good, long look at the new Dell Inspiron 14 and 14z laptop notebook computers that have recently been released by Dell. The Dell Inspiron series of laptops is one which seems tailor made for the price conscious Indian buyer. Here is my small Dell Inspiron 14 review for India.
The Dell Inspiron 14 laptop looks very similar to the Dell Inspiron Mini series of laptops. The laptop id targeted at the price conscious student buyers who need a laptop, but cannot afford and don’t need the high end versions. The smaller than normal size of 14″ inches also helps in making it all the more easily portable.
The Dell Inspiron 14z laptop has also been released recently and is available in India only with Dell’s resellers. This means that most Croma stores and Dell’s own shops will be stocking these. The Dell Inspiron 14z laptops have the latest configuration and are nowhere as cheap as the Dell Inspiron 14. These high end laptops have the latest Core 2 Duo processors with up to 4 GB DDR3 RAM and HDD that can spin at 7200 RPM. The Dell Inspiron 14z India are the same laptops that are being sold in the US as the Dell Studio 14z laptops.
On the other hand, the Dell Inspiron 14 is a poor cousin of the Inspiron 14z. The cheapest Dell Inspiron 14 India comes at a price of Rs 29,900 which is considerably cheap even in India. The most expensive laptop configuration in the Dell Inspiron 14 series in India is the one priced at 36,900. This configuration features a 2.20 Ghz Core 2 Duo processor, 3 GB DDR 2 RAM and a 320 Gb HDD which runs at 5400 RPM. This is one configuration that I believe is more than enough for most people – from software programmers who run a few high end softwares and a lot of internet usage to hardcore surfers.
At no place has the quality of the laptop been compromised. There is little flex if you hold the laptop in your hands. The 6 cell battery lasts nearly 4 hours according to many reviews and that is a commendable time. All in all the Dell Inspiron 14 is one of the best quality cheap laptops available in India today.