other drawback is that fact that at this price there is no Full HD screen on this Inspiron. Not very inspiring when it is being touted as a top-end device. That is not taking away from the fact that the 1366x768p display is more than decent and has a very responsive touchscreen. There are two USB and one HDMI port as well as a card reader. There are small slit-like grilles for the speakers, just don't try and push your SD cards into it.
With a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, the processing capabilities of this Ultrabook is a no brainer. We tried multi-tasking use the best part of Windows 8 and faced no issues. Even high-resolution images and video opened with ease. What I looked most was the fact that this is a real cool device, that stays cool even when really stressful tasks are being processed inside. There is a Core i7 version too if you have even tougher tasks in mind for your computer.
I was expecting a bit more out of the prismatic Lithium ion battery, but was disappointed to notice that the maximum you could squeeze out of this one was five hours. That too thanks to a host of power savings settings available in the device. Still five hours mean you will be working on a slightly dull screen throughout. The good thing here is that the power adapter is real small and won’t be much of a pain carrying around.
The sound quality s really good considering that it is hard to even locate the speakers. That seem to be the result of the Waves Maxx Audio Pro software processing.
Should you buy it
If you need a high-end Ultrabook that is both portable and powerful, then the Inspiron 14 is a great option. The style quotient is something that comes as an add-on. However, remember that this one doesn’t come all that cheap and will cost you at least Rs 71,990 on the street. The Dell online store has a price tag that is a tad cheaper.
What’s inside: The Windwows 8 Ultrabook we tested had a Core i5-4200 (2.5 GHz) with 6GB RAM. The 14-inch HD display is backlit touch LED with Truelife. The internal storage is capped at 500GB. There are two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and an SD card reader. The device has a maximum thickness of 15.3mm and weighs 1.99 kg.
Price: Rs 71,990