Designed for everyday use, the slim and light Dell Inspiron 14 5401 sleek silver Ultrabook comes in a version built around an Ice Lake Intel Core i3 Ice Lake processor and fast SSD storage for enhanced responsiveness. This laptop also has a 14-inch Full HD anti-glare screen and a USB 3.1 Type-C connection.
Specifications Dell Inspiron 14 5401
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD LED thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake (1.2 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||4 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connection||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) WavesMaxx Audio Pro|
|Operating system||Windows 10 S 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 53Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.429 Kg / 321.3 x 216.15 x 16.74-17.90|
Chassis, connectors, Dell Inspiron 14 5401 screen
It has a sober and elegant look with its thin and light silver frame that rises slightly forward when opened.
This Ultrabook runs on Windows 10S, a system that emphasizes security by only authorizing the installation of applications from the Windows Store. However, we can exit S Mode to switch to classic Windows 10.
The connectivity integrated into this thin and light laptop PC is good, consisting of 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, Wi-Fi wireless modules -Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 to connect and communicate remotely, an audio port but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if there is connects USB 3.0 devices.
With its 16: 9 format, the screen lends itself well to displaying videos and more generally High Definition content thanks to its Full HD definition which is more precise than the 1366×768 standard. Its anti-reflective treatment also makes it more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Dell Inspiron 14 5401 performance, autonomy
This Dell Inspiron 14 5401 is a compact, thin and light High Definition laptop designed for everyday use.
In this area as in office automation and surfing the Internet, it delivers good general performance because it is based on a low-consumption Ice Lake Core i3-1005G1 Turbo processor.
RAM side, web merchants communicate as well on 4 GB of RAM as 8 GB, so be careful. If only 4 GB DDR4 are present, this thin and light laptop PC, multitasking is more contained.
In any case, keep in mind that, like the AMD Ryzen 3, the Intel Core i3s show their limits under software requiring processor resources.
However, the Core i3 Turbo, like the Core i3-1005G1 Turbo, have the advantage of being significantly more efficient than the non-Turbo Core i3s (Core i3-7xxxU and predecessors).
At the heart of the Core i3 Turbo is the Intel UHD 620 graphics part. Small, it allows you to watch photos and videos. But it is not backed up by a dedicated graphics card. Therefore, this Ultrabook is not suitable for heavy graphics work like gaming.
As for storage, Dell opts for a 256 GB SSD, a capacity that is certainly sufficient for many uses but lower than the standard of hard drives. However compared to the latter, remember that an SSD is silent but also less energy, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, this Ultrabook is much more responsive and fluid than if it had a simple hard drive. We therefore benefit, for example, from much faster application launches and starts / stops.
And if you need more capacity, you can obviously rely on an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 device to enjoy fast transfers.
As for autonomy, bet on about 6 hours of battery operation in light use for this Ultrabook whose thinness, compactness and low weight facilitate transport.