Can the Mi Notebook 14 Horizon beat the Dell Inspiron 3593?

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon vs Dell Inspiron 3593 Face-off.

Both Mi Notebook 14 Horizon and Dell Inspiron 3593 are pretty powerful laptops with ₹60,000 starting prices in India. Both have little different specs and also got different ratings by me. But, one is superior in one side whereas one isn't in the same. So, in this article, I'm going to compare both machines directly on the major parameters.

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Mi Notebook 14 Horizon vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Price and availability

In terms of price, Mi Notebook 14 is found beating the Dell Inspiron 3593 with almost ₹8000 more expensive on Amazon India. As per the specs, it should be at least ₹60K to buy. Well, the price information is not stable, they change much time in a day. So, better to check the current one on Amazon with the links given below.

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon

Buy at Amazon

Dell Inspiron 3593

Buy at Amazon

However, if you've planned to go with a smaller version, then, you can go with Core i5 Notebook 14. It's also available to Buy on Amazon India. Go with the link below.

Buy at Amazon

You can also grab the above Core i5 Mi Notebook from Flipkart at ₹54,999 in India. It's bit awkward that the Core i7 version is no longer available on Flipkart. For that, better to go with Amazon India.

The same Dell Inspiron 3593 laptop is available on Flipkart at ₹68,990 price - Just ₹1,000 costly than Amazon India. So, I think this round goes favouring Amazon, in terms of market. However, If you look at the prices at both stores, you'll find Mi Notebook with a static price.

Winner: Mi Notebook 14 Horizon

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Specs compared

Mi Notebook 14 HorizonDell Inspiron 3593
ProcessorIntel Core i7-10510UIntel Core i5-1035G1
GraphicsDedicated NVIDIA MX350Dedicated NVIDIA MX230
RAM2666MHz 8GB DDR42666MHz 8GB DDR4
Storage512GB SSD1TB HDD, 256GB SSD
Display14-inch FHD IPS15.6-inch FHD TN
Battery7 hrs 29 mins6 hrs 11 mins
Dimensions32.5 x 23.2 x 1.8 cms38 x 25.8 x 2 cms
Weight1.35 kg2.2 kg
PortsUSB Type-CUSB Type-C

Both laptops look a little bit close to one another. However, there are a lot of things you can see are different. And it may affect performance. Dell Inspiron 3593 is almost 1kg heavier than Mi Notebook 14. Also, none have a thunderbolt-3 port. In terms of CPU, GPU, battery life, this round clearly favours the Notebook 14.

Winner: Mi Notebook 14 Horizon

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Design

In the design face-off, it's really easy for me to decide the winner. You just look at both machines below.

A Premium looking Mi Notebook 14 Horizon laptop.
Mi Notebook 14 Horizon.
A more classic style Dell Inspiron 3593.
Dell Inspiron 3593.

In comparison, Mi is offering more premium quality laptop compared to Dell. Dell Inspiron 3593 is designed more classically, it looks old-style.

The build quality of both laptops also differs. You will be shocked by knowing that in just ₹60K price in India, Mi Notebook has anodized all-aluminium build which is pretty solid and sturdy. On the other hand, Dell Inspiron 3593 is made of all-plastic. Still, I didn't found any problematic flex there.

The dark silver colour of Mi Notebook is more pleasant than the light silver of Inspiron 3593. I was biased during the face-off of Mi Notebook 14 vs Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 due to the more identical design and build quality. But, in this comparison, I'm clearly not.

Furthermore, Mi Notebook is 2mm slimmer than the Inspiron. Also, Mi Notebook occupies less space than Dell Inspiron. Dell has 15.6-inch display whereas Mi has just 14-inch one.

The bottom cover is very clear with some air intake vents. So, the time is come to decide the winner. And the winner is decided.

Winner: Mi Notebook 14 Horizon

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Display

In this round, I will take size, resolution, nits, colour gamut, panel, and contrast ratio into consideration.

Mi Notebook 14 has 14-inch display whereas Dell Inspiron 3593 ended up with little bit bigger 15.6-inch one. Both laptops have FHD display which means you gonna deal with 1980 x 1080 resolution.

During the display nits measurement, Mi Notebook ended up with 250 whereas Dell Inspiron just 204. It's to note that none of them has touched the average value. At Thanalysis, we recommend 300 nits as an average value the laptop's display must-have.

The colour gamut consists of RGB and AdobeRGB mainly, as far as the laptop is concerned. So, the SRGB value for Notebook 14 is 63% whereas the same for Inspiron 3593 is 52%. The AdobeRGB one is 46% for both machines.

The Notebook 14's display gives better viewing angles due to the IPS panel whereas Dell is behind the race because of the TN panel.

The contrast ratio for Notebook 14's display is 920:1, whereas the same for Dell Inspiron 3593 is 431:1. It looks like the Dell Inspiron laptop is overpriced. You probably know which one is the winner.

Winner: Mi Notebook 14 Horizon

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Keyboard and Touchpad

In this round, the face-off will happen at different angels like typing experience, keyboard build quality, backlit, and touchpad.

The Notebook 14 has a tenkeyless keyboard whereas the Inspiron 3593 has a full-size keyboard. Both laptops have black keys with white fonts on it.

Surprisingly, Mi isn't bothered to equip backlit in the keyboard whereas Dell is coming with it.

The Notebook's keyboard gives inconsistent travel of keys. However, the travel distance never exceeded 1.35mm in value. Inspiron 3593's one gives 1.5mm of key travel, but you gonna feel the same inconsistent tactile feedback.

Furthermore, Mi Notebook has 2 smaller and messy arrow keys, whereas Dell Inspiron has 4.

The touchpad differs in size in both machines. Mi Notebook has 4.5-inch wider one whereas Inspiron 3593 has 4.1-inch wide. The good thing is that both are longer than 4.1-inch, which is the boundary line for getter Windows 10 gestures activity.

Mi's touchpad has a plastic surface, and I found it smooth, responsive, and accurate. Inspiron one has also with a plastic surface, but it's not accurate. And, on the con side, none of them has a precision-enabled touchpad. Dell should provide at least precision touchpad in ₹68,000 price.

In addition to that, Mi's one clicks down anywhere means it has no physical buttons to register left or right clicks whereas Dell Inspiron doesn't click down anywhere. It has two separate buttons placed at the bottom side.

Winner: Dell Inspiron 3593

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Ports

Both laptops have USB 3.1 and 2.0 ports including 3.5mm audio/combo jack. But, I’m interested to see something more.

I'm looking for the thunderbolt-3 port which no machines have. But, I've to accept both of them does come with the USB Type-C port. The presence of HDMI or Ethernet ports doesn’t make any difference here.

Furthermore, the placement of 3.5mm audio/combo jack in both laptops is a bit awkward.

Winner: Draw

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Performance and graphics

This face-off will look at different angles in both laptops like CPU, GPU, several benchmark tests, and many more. So, let's start with the CPU first.

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon has Intel Core i7-10510U CPU whereas Dell Inspiron 3593 has Intel Core i5-1035G1. So, both are quite different. In the first sight, it looks like Notebook is a winner. But, performance doesn’t mean the processor. Hence, I’ve conducted several benchmark tests like Cinebench R20, Geekbench 5, and PCMark 10.

In Cinebench R20 test without a cooling pad, Mi Notebook has achieved 371 scores for Single-Core and 891 for Multi-Core. Dell Inspiron has achieved 401 for Single-Core and 1351 for Multi-Core. Have you seen it? I think Yes. The Core i7 doesn’t seem to be powerful enough for Mi Notebook. No, Intel Core i7 is powerful, but the internal design in Notebook 14 is too bad to smoothly handle CPU-intensive tasks. So, Inspiron 3593 is ahead in this step.

In Geekbench 5 test, Mi Notebook got 967 and 3031 scores for Single and Multi-Core, respectively, whereas the Dell Inspiron got 1078 and 3386. Again, Dell is ahead in this step.

During the stress test at an auto fan, Notebook 14 achieved 1823MHz CPU clock speed whereas Dell ended up with 2471MHz. So, a noticeable difference I got. Again, for the final nomination, I will send Dell Inspiron 3593. But, this face-off doesn’t end up here. Something remains that must be accounted for.

I’ve exported the 16 minutes and 13 seconds long video in YouTube 4K H.264 preset and repeated the same test 4 times further to find out the average video export time in Adobe Premiere CC.

Mi Notebook 14 has exported in 1100 seconds whereas Inspiron 3593 took almost 1484 seconds to complete. Here, Mi is a little bit ahead due to the higher CPU and a dedicated GPU. Now, it’s GPU’s turn.

The Notebook 14 has a dedicated NVIDIA MX350 GPU whereas Inspiron laptop has a dedicated NVIDIA MX230 graphics. Both have the same 2GB of graphics memory. The graphical face-off must be tested based on the Gaming FPS data. I've played several games, and the results are as follow.

Dell Inspiron 3593Mi Notebook 14 Horizon
Shadow of the Tomb Raider25.8937
Far Cry New Dawn42.753
GTA V39.564
Fortnite64.281
Overwatch56.1269
Crysis 331.8441
CS:GO61.4275

So, which one is winner?

Winner: Draw

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Battery

Battery life is one of the most important factors the face-off round must include. And I’ve included it.

The Mi Notebook 14 has 48Wh capacity battery whereas Inspiron 3593 has 42Wh one.

I’ve tested the battery life in two ways, watching YouTube videos, and performing stress test till the battery dies.

So, the battery during YouTube watch lasted for 449 minutes in Mi Notebook whereas 371 minutes in Dell Inspiron 3593. So, a noticeable difference found

In the stress test, Mi Notebook ended up with 105 minutes, whereas Inspiron 3593 died in 76 minutes. So, the winner is clear.

Winner: Mi Notebook 14 Horizon

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon vs. Dell Inspiron 3593: Camera and microphone

And, finally the last step of this face-off – The camera and a microphone.

Both machines have a 720p camera and a microphone. However, Mi Notebook comes with a separate bundle whereas Inspiron 3593 has integrated one at the top bezel. So, it keeps Dell ahead of Mi Notebook 14 initially.

In quality, Mi's camera and a microphone are rated 5 out of 10 whereas Dell's are rated 3 out 10. As quality is the most important, it should be considered the most.

Winner: Mi Notebook 14 Horizon

Overall winner: Mi Notebook 14 Horizon

Mi Notebook 14 HorizonDell Inspiron 3593
Price & AvailabilityWinnerLoser
SpecsWinnerLoser
DesignWinnerLoser
DisplayWinnerLoser
Keyboard & TouchpadLoserWinner
PortsDrawDraw
Performance & GraphicsDrawDraw
BatteryWinnerLoser
Camera & MicWinnerLoser

So, the results are out. Mi Notebook 14 won 6 rounds out of 9 whereas Dell Inspiron 3593 just 1. The 2 rounds’ results went draw. With this results, the final decision of this face-off favours the Mi Notebook 14 Horizon.

Read the full review of Mi Notebook 14 Horizon.

Read the full review of Dell Inspiron 3593.

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