Review: Dell Inspiron 14 plus

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Specification

Technical characteristics

Now let’s go to the technical specifications, they are available on the Dell Inspiron 14 plus page. You will have to change the configuration to get the specifications corresponding to the model you want.

The Inspirion 14 plus is a 14 inch laptop, with a 2240x1400p IPS panel with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. We find as processor an Alder Lake i7-12700H from Intel and a GPU RTX 3050 from Nvidia, accompanied by 16 GB of DDR5-4800 RAM, a 512 Gb NVMe SSD and powered by a 64 Wh battery.

Presentation

To begin with, the Inspiron 14 plus is made entirely of aluminum. This gives it a quality feel. The color of the latter is a dark blue-green, quite visually pleasing and easy to clean.

We begin the tour with the keyboard, rather pleasant to use. It is in ISO format and is therefore easy to handle. Its backlight fades quickly which can sometimes be annoying when playing video in the dark. At the top right of the keyboard, there is a key for the fingerprint reader which also serves as a key to turn on the PC.

We now move to the trackpad, the latter is not perfectly smooth. It is made of the same material as the wrist rest. The click is flexible only at the bottom of it. It would be good to see an equivalent of the Apple force touch on the PC.

Let’s move on to the audio part. Here we have two speakers embedded in the chassis on the back of the device. A bar above the keyboard completes the audio system. This last one without parameter setting is rather average, but the use of the MaxxAudio Pro software provided with allows to obtain a really striking sound.

Then we have the connectors, we are here on a very complete solution. With a Thunderbolt 4 port, an HDMI port, a micro SD reader and two USB type A ports. We have here a laptop with everything necessary for a professional use.

The camera itself has a cover to close the lens, something that is often seen on professional PCs. Dell Inspiron 14 plus - camera

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Dismantling the device

The disassembly of the device is done via seven cross-shaped screws on the bottom of the device. Among these seven screws, two are attached to the cover, so that the cover can be removed by unscrewing them, ingenious. Once the cover is removed, we can see that the SSD, the RAM and the WIFI card are easily accessible for replacement. The same goes for the cooling system, which can be easily serviced.