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It is one of three laptops adds to the almost defunct XPS series in late 2010 as an attempt to ‘reboot’ the brand.

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Pros

powerful components - Intel Core i5 / i7, DDR3 memory, NVIDIA GT420M / GT425M

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mixed aluminum/plastic design for pleasant aesthetics, durability

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HDMI and DisplayPort outputs

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powerful Nvidia graphics with Optimus technology - automatically switches between power-saving Intel GMA and the more capable Nvidia graphics saving battery life and users time

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Skype-certified HD webcam (capable of recording in 720p high definition)

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adjustable keyboard backlight

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eSATA/USB combo port

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optional Blu-ray optical drive

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impressive JBL speakers - a vast improvement on most laptops

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highly customizable directly from the manufacturer

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3D capable HDMI output for playing games or watching movies in 3D

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Cons

5.35 pounds - not a great choice for use on the go

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unimpressive battery life

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not as aesthetically pleasing or well-built as the competition (Apple Macbook Pro / Envy 14)

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basic 1366 x 768px resolution is the only option, quite unimpressive for a 14" display

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older style trackpad and keyboard designs - not as nice as those on laptops from other manufacturers

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The Dell XPS 14 is one of three laptops adds to the almost defunct XPS series in late 2010 as an attempt to ‘reboot’ the brand. The smaller 14” XPS 14 offers a choice of an Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, either a SATA or SDD drive, and an Nvidia Gforce 400M Series GPU. Featured on the base model is a Skype-certified HD webcam, high-fidelity JBL speakers, Gigabit LAN, Wireless N, and a DVD optical drive. However, advanced configuration options are numerous. Users have the option of adding on a Blu-ray drive, a TV tuner, 3G wireless, and more. Critics have said the unit is well built. But they especially appreciate the integrated speakers, as it’s nice to have a Windows-based laptop with quality sound.

Features
  • 14” LCD Laptop
  • Genuine Windows 7 OS
  • Intel Core i7 840QM (1.86GHz/4MB cache)
  • Intel Core i7 740QM (1.73GHz/4MB cache)
  • Intel Core i5 560M (2.66GHz/3MB cache)
  • Intel Core i5 460M (2.4GHz/3MB cache)
  • 4/6/8GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM
  • Intel HM57 Chipset
  • Nvidia GT425M or GT420M GeForce GPU
  • JBL 2.0 Certified Speakers
  • Up to 500GB SATA, 7200rpm
  • Up to 250GB SSD
  • 16x DVD Optical
  • 9-in-1 Card Reader
  • Integrated Wireless N
  • Optional 3G
  • Integrated Bluetooth
  • Integrated Gigabit
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • USB 2.0
  • HDMI v1.4
  • SPDIF
  • 2MP HD Webcam
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