Our review of the Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420
The Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 is the perfect workhorse for creatives looking for a space-saving, unusual ultrabook with enough power to handle all kinds of graphics tasks (eg, architecture, web programming). This 14-inch ultrabook calls upon a 12th generation 14-core Core i7 backed by a dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card, all backed by a speedy 512GB SSD storage and 16GB RAM. 16:10 The 2.2K display completes everything with the addition. From some comforts like backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, metal body or Thunderbolt 4. In addition, we have already seen that the autonomy should reach only 9 hours, but the 14-inch nomad is lighter and more compact.
Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 vs the competition
The Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 stands out in our price comparison, where its powerful processor widens the gap.
Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 RTX Specifications
|Screen(s)||14″ 2.2K 16:10 IPS LED 300nits (2240×1400, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake (2.3 GHz, 14 cores)|
|RAM is installed||16 GB (8 GB soldered + 8 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 3050 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 AX200), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (1.3mm stroke)|
|Windows Hello||Yes, through the fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Waves MaxxAudio Pro|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / Battery||10 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 64Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.68 Kg / 314 x 227.5 x 19.48|
Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 chassis, connectors, screen
For a mid-range Inspiron at Dell, the Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 inherits a beautiful design that mainly consists of the chassis.aluminum. The build is neat and the design remains very sober, although there are no aesthetic details other than the dark green color (Dark Green), smooth and matte surfaces and the chrome of the logo and the outline of the touchpad. Needless to say, this ultrabook will go anywhere in a professional or recreational environment.
the the keyboard is backlit white color over several shades to facilitate writing in the dark and a fingerprint reader Session through Windows Hello takes place on the power button for fast authentication.
The 14-inch screen standing in the center develops a sense of immersion resolution 2.2K (2240×1400 pixels) and the horse aspect ratio 16:10, slightly higher than 16:9. We’ve already seen thinner bezels around the screen, but it’s moderate and allows the webcam to slide up. 300 nits of brightness is suitable for indoor use, while an anti-reflective treatment limits ambient light reflections for added comfort.
The connectors that power this Inspiron 14 Plus 7420 are properly ported USB-C 4 Thunderbolt 4 versatile and state-of-the-art, two USB 3.2 Type-A ports (standard format), HDMI 2.0 output and microSD card reader. Wireless modules are entrusted to them with Wifi AX and the latest Bluetooth 5.2.
Performance, the autonomy of the Dell Inspiron 14 Plus 7420
In this Inspiron 14 Plus 7420, we have no processor, but a powerful 12th generation Intel Core-H, Core i7-12700H (14 cores). All in all, this results in complete and easy control of universal use, be it video editing, 3D animation, programming or parallelization with complex calculations.
The 16 GB of RAM offers complete freedom for multitasking in your favorite apps. This is the norm at this level.
Ideal for versatility, graphics card savings NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 (2021) provides enough power to play, but especially to support your graphics projects. 3D creation, video editing, photo editing, this RTX 3050 is a big help in compatible applications.
Conversely, storage a 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD this will bring a welcome dose of reaction to the system. This is now the norm and parallelism with a standard mechanical hard drive is no longer really relevant. However, note its quietness, robustness and efficiency in comparison. Its capacity here is not ridiculous, and even if some have to connect an external drive to it, it can accommodate a good part of your toy library, especially for working on video.
The last feature that is important, especially in the 14-inch, which is designed to move, should revolve around autonomy. 9 hours of work. Perfect for taking it on the go, especially since it accepts charging via USB-C.