Dell’s Inspiron series is home to the company’s budget and mid-range laptops with Intel or AMD processors. This year though, the lineup is getting a new member with Snapdragon SoC. It’s the Inspiron 14 (3420) which comes with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 at a pretty affordable price. So, let’s delve into the specs, features, and expected price of the Dell Inspiron 14 (3420) in Nepal.
Dell Inspiron 14 (3420) Overview:
Design and Display
As a budget offering, Dell has opted for a plastic build for the Inspiron 14. Though the plastic used in the laptop is eco-friendly as its made with up to 13.3% post-consumer recycled content. Dell has also made efforts to reduce waste by using packaging made with up to 98.2% recycled or renewable content.Furthermore, it is a fanless machine, which means less noise. And it also contributes to the laptop’s thin and lightweight body, which measures 17.52mm and 1.44 kg, respectively. On the front, you get a 14-inch WVA screen with narrow bezels on three sides. The resolution here is Full HD with 1920 x 1080 pixels.
As aforementioned, the Inspiron 14 (3420) is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 SoC under the hood. This makes it the first Dell laptop with Snapdragon processor.
This 2nd gen CPU is built on Kryo architecture with 4 Kryo 495 Gold cores and 4 Kryo 495 Silver cores. On the graphics side, there is an Adreno 690 GPU based on a 7nm fabrication process that has a maximum power of 7W.
Talking of the memory configuration, the laptop consists of 8GB of LPDDR4x-2133 memory and a 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD. The RAM is non-upgradable, while you can upgrade the storage.
Ports and Connectivity
Moving to the port options, the Inspiron 14 (3420) provides two USB 3.2 gen 2 Type-C ports with PD and DP support, a USB 2.0 Type-A port, a headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. As for wireless connectivity, it uses dual-band WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 technology.
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Rest of the Specs
The device is fueled by a 2-cell, 40Wh battery. It is accompanied by a 65W AC charger. Dell is claiming up to 16 hours of HD local video playback with a full charge. Likewise, it boots on Windows 11 Home OS out of the box.
Other features of the Inspiron 14 (3420) include a 1080p webcam, dual digital microphone, and dual speakers tuned by Qualcomm Aqstic Audio Technologies.
Dell Inspiron 14 (3420) Specifications:
- Design & Build: Plastic chassis, 323.67 x 219.76 x 17.52 mm, 1.44 kg
- Color Options: Platinum Silver
- Display: 14-inch WVA Display, Antiglare Coating
- Resolution: Full HD (1920 × 1800 pixels)
- Keyboard: Non-Backlit
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 SoC
- Graphics: Adreno 690 (integrated)
- RAM: 8GB LPDDR4x-2133 (soldered)
- Storage: 256TB NVMe SSD (upgradeable)
- Connectivity: WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
- I/O Ports: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2,1x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1x audio jack, 1x microSD reader
- Battery: 40Wh battery, 2-cell, 65W AC power adapter
Dell Inspiron 14 (3420) Price in Nepal and Availability
The laptop is available for purchase at a price of USD 499.99. We can expect the price of Dell Inspiron 14 (3420) to be NPR 74,999, if and when it launches in Nepal.
Dell Inspiron 14 (3420)
Price in Nepal (Expected)
8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
- Meanwhile, you can check our Dell Inspiron 16 laptop review.