Editors Liked

  • Brushed-aluminum lid. Touch-screen display. 1TB hard drive. Backlit keyboard
  • Quiet, Long battery life, Heat dissipates well
  • The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series is a bit more attractive than your average mainstream laptop. It's just thin and light enough to make short trips to the coffee shop or around campus manageable
  • Attractive design, Solid build-quality, Above-average volume and sound quality
  • Clean exterior design, Solid fit and finish, Backlit keyboard is standard, Decent battery life

Editors Didn't Like

  • Low-resolution display. Quiet speakers. No Gigabit Ethernet
  • Display needs more clarity and richer colors, Too heavy, Poor wireless card reception
  • Screen quality is overall disappointing. Configuration options are very limited. Though the keyboard itself is good, there might be too much flex for some
  • Dull, low-resolution screen, Below-average battery life, Thick bezel interferes with touch gestures, Grainy camera
  • Low-resolution display, Keyboard and touch pad are just OK, Heavy at 4.8 pounds