Dell XPS 14 9440 Premium-Class 14.5″ Laptop

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Specifications

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Brand

Series Dell XPS

XPS is Dell's flagship consumer-oriented laptop series. It features high-performance notebook models with slim designs and screen sizes ranging from 13 to 17 inches.
Laptop Type

This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.



The light weight and small dimensions make this ultraportable laptop easy to carry around or travel with.



It belongs to the laptop maker's premium-class lineup.
Performance

The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
Screen Size

The 14.4-inch diagonal offers a decent amount of screen space. It's close to the common 15.6-inch size, while enabling a more compact laptop design.
Touchscreen

The device optionally comes with touchscreen capability.
Screen Resolution

This screen resolution provides a decent image sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and programs. It's similar to the popular Full HD 1920x1080. However, these resolutions aren't as good as the premium-class 4K Ultra HD and similar.



This resolution provides a very sharp picture and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and apps. It's noticeably better than the popular Full HD and almost as good as Ultra HD 4K.
Other Display Specs

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.



OLED display type provides wide viewing angles, low power consumption, and deeper blacks than on the IPS type screens.



Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.



The 120Hz display refresh rate is higher than the common 60Hz. It enables smoother movement of objects on the screen. It's important for gaming and watching fast-paced action and sports. The 120Hz rate also makes webpage scrolling much smoother than on the basic 60Hz displays.
About Laptop Display It depends on the laptop configuration what screen resolution among the mentioned above is included.

It depends on the configuration whether the display is IPS or OLED.

Learn about laptop PC displays here.
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Ultra 7 155H

The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H is a higher-performance processor you can find in laptops starting in 2024. It is a fast CPU that delivers great performance for heavier duties like video and photo editing, besides the everyday home and office tasks. The Ultra 7 155H model as a speed-oriented processors isn't among the most power efficient in the laptop CPU market. Furthermore, the Core Ultra chips aren't as powerful as the high-performance CPUs from the 14th Gen Intel Core i7 or i9 H series you can typically find in gaming laptops.

Intel Core Ultra 7 165H

The Intel Core Ultra 7 165H is a business-class version of the Ultra 7 155H processor. Both CPUs started appearing in laptops in 2024 and provide higher-end performance. They are suitable for heavier duties like multimedia content creation, besides the routine tasks. Besides a sightly higher clock speeds, another benefit of the Ultra 7 165H over the 155H is its Intel vPro Enterprise technology for advanced system management and security.
About Processors The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.

The multiple CPUs listed above mean you have multiple CPU options at the time of the laptop purchase.
Graphics (GPU) Intel Arc integrated graphics

The Intel Arc graphics integrated into the Intel Core Ultra processors brings improvement in 3D gaming performance over the widely used Intel Iris Xe. Nevertheless, the ARC is good only for light gaming, since high-detail and high-resolution gaming requires a dedicated graphics processor like the Nvidia GeForce RTX series.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 6GB

The GeForce RTX 4050 6GB is a dedicated gaming-class video card, capable of running smoothly the latest PC games. However, there are even faster GPUs in the RTX lineup, such as the RTX 4060, 4070 or 4080. You should consider them if you want to maximize performance for gaming on high resolutions and high detail settings.
About Graphics Processors Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.

The list above with multiple GPUs means you have multiple GPU choices at the time of the purchase.

Integrated graphics built into the main CPU is present on all laptops, including those with optional dedicated video cards.
System Memory (RAM) Size

16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.



32GB is recommended for extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications. For most users, everything above 16GB is an overkill.



64GB RAM size is the top-tier one. It's used for extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications. For most users, this size is an overkill.
About RAM System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.

The multiple options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different RAM choices.

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Data Storage

512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.



1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.



2TB is a huge storage capacity and rarely used in laptops. The size is for those who store a lot of large files.



4TB is a huge storage capacity. It's aimed at those who store a lot of large files, such as professional video makers.
About Data Storage Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.

The multiple storage options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different storage choices.

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Keyboard & Input

The laptop has no separate numeric pad you can typically find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.



Keyboard backlight makes typing in dark environments easier.



The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
Speakers & Audio Stereo speakers

As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
Camera Front-facing web camera

Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.

Full HD 1080p resolution

This is a high laptop web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p. But, 1080p is low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphone front cameras.

Face-recognition camera

The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing.
Wireless & Networking Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless

The 802.11AX is currently the most used Wi-Fi wireless networking standard in laptops. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity. In some of the latest 2024 laptops, 802.11AX is being replaced by 802.11BE.

Bluetooth

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
USB Ports 3 x USB-C

Three compact Type-C USB ports.
Video Output Ports Video out via USB-C

The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
Media Card Reader MicroSD card reader

The laptop has a slot for MicroSD memory cards. These are small SD cards commonly used in smartphones.
Other Features Fingerprint reader

This laptop has a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins, without password typing.

Thunderbolt 4

Thunderbolt 4 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface.
Battery 70 Whr capacity
About Battery The battery capacity of the typical mid-tier laptop ranges from 40 to 50 WHr. Capacities above 50 WHr are considered to be excellent.

The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Weight 2.6 pounds
Height 0.7"
Width 12.6"
Depth 8.5"
Casing Material Glass palm rest

Aluminum
Casing Color Silver
Windows Version

Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.



Windows 11 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows 11 Home.
About Windows Version There are multiple Windows options at the time of the purchase.

User can upgrade from Windows Home to Pro version at an additional cost anytime.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty.
Year of Release 2024
Country / Region Worldwide

The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.

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