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Dell Vostro 14 Series

Dell Vostro 14 5490Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U, Intel Core i5 6200U, Intel Core i5 i5-8265U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon 530, Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.484kg, 1.55kg, 1.69kg, 1.7kg, 2kg
Price: 400, 960 euro
Average Score: 70.21% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 23 reviews)
performance: 76%, features: 51%, display: 79%, mobility: 72%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 89%

 

Dell Vostro 14-3459

The Dell Vostro 14-3459 is made for business and centres around productivity. This productivity is enhanced by a portable setup with the entire machine weighing around 1.94 kg. Built to be durable, the Dell Vostro 14-3459 comes in black with the entire device textured to reduce scuffs. The Dell Vostro 14-3459 comes with a plethora of operating system options ranging from Ubuntu Linux 14.04 SP1 to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. To match the software variety, there are several hardware configurations with the Intel Core i7-6500 quad-core processor, 8 GB DDR3L 1600MHz, and a AMD Radeon R5 with 2 GB DDR3 VRAM being top of the range. There are two options for storage on the Dell Vostro 14-3459; a 1 TB HDD for capacity or a 256 GB SSD for speed. Display on the laptop is a 14 inch HD anti-glare panel with LED-backlit technology. Brightness levels are good to match outdoor usage and color rendition is eye pleasing. The Dell Vostro 14-3459 comes with a DVD drive, a full-sized keyboard, a multi-touch gesture touchpad, USB ports, a VGA out and an HDMI out. Users can definitely get some work done thanks to a the battery life of up to 9 hours.

Specifications

Dell Vostro 14-3459Notebook: Dell Vostro 14-3459
Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Vostro 14-3459 (Model)

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Average Score: 40% - bad

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

40% Dell Vostro 14 3459
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
The Dell Vostro 14 3459 is an affordable laptop meant for small business and mobile professionals, but it's just too unpleasant to use. The notebook's dim screen, subpar battery life and uncomfortable keyboard make it a poor choice for traveling and getting work done.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

Dell Vostro 14 5471

Specifications

Dell Vostro 14 5471Notebook: Dell Vostro 14 5471
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

¡Chollo! Dell Vostro 5471. Portátil 14,0" con Intel Core i5-8250U y muy buen diseño (712 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; high portability; powerful hardware; premium design; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/25/2018
Dell Vostro 5471. Portátil 14,0" con Intel Core i5-8250U y muy buen diseño (712 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; good price; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2018
Ноутбук Dell Vostro 5471: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; light weight; attractive design; nice performance; good price. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/10/2018
Обзор DELL Vostro 5471. Ноутбук для дома и офиса
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Stylish design; decent hardware; good connectivity. Negative: Poor display; low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/18/2018

 

Dell Vostro 14 5471-PJ1PN

Specifications

Dell Vostro 14 5471-PJ1PNNotebook: Dell Vostro 14 5471-PJ1PN
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Dell Vostro 5471-PJ1PN Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Vostro 5471-PJ1PN - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Dell Vostro 14 5471-48619955SLV

Specifications

Dell Vostro 14 5471-48619955SLVNotebook: Dell Vostro 14 5471-48619955SLV
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon 530 2048 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.69kg
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

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Reviews

Dell Vostro 14 5471 review – a compact business notebook with an affordable price
Source: Laptop Media English Archive.org version
You can get similar or better hardware at a lower price – that’s for sure – but the Dell Vostro 14 5471 might be a good investment thanks to the many features it has. It’s a step up from low-budget notebooks, which is easy to spot. The first thing that catches the eye is the all-metal chassis. Build quality is usually where inexpensive laptops cut cost but the Vostro 14 5471 is not the case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2018

 

Dell Vostro 14 5471-5MPNF

Specifications

Dell Vostro 14 5471-5MPNFNotebook: Dell Vostro 14 5471-5MPNF
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon 530
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

Ultraportátil profesional 14": Dell Vostro 5471 [5MPNF]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good price; compact size; high mobility; light weight; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2018

 

Dell Vostro 14 5481

Specifications

Dell Vostro 14 5481Notebook: Dell Vostro 14 5481
Processor: Intel Core i5 i5-8265U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.55kg
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

Обзор DELL Vostro 5481. Ноутбук под мультимедиа и работу
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; nice performance; good cooling and silent system; full set of ports; metal case.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2019
Vostro V5481 mọi thứ đều tuyệt vời kể cả giá
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Slim size; light weight; beautiful design; nice display; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2019
Dell Vostro V5481: Kế thừa đẳng cấp XPS 13, màn hình đẹp, hiệu năng tuyệt vời
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; light weight; beautiful screen; high performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2019
Đánh giá Dell Vostro 5481: Thiết kế kim loại, viền màn hình mỏng, hiệu năng khá
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Metal case; thin frames; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2019

 

Dell Vostro 14 5490

Specifications

Dell Vostro 14 5490Notebook: Dell Vostro 14 5490
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2048 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.484kg
Price: 960 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

Reviews

82.1% Dell Vostro 14 5490: Business laptop with dedicated GPU in review | Notebookcheck
With the Vostro series, Dell primarily targets small businesses that want to offer a good compromise between performance and cost. Our 14-inch Vostro 5490 even has a dedicated graphics card, but the fan control is not well developed.
70% Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop review
Source: Techradar English
The Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop is a capable, beautifully designed and well configured product. However, it does suffer from a chronic mispricing strategy which is not intrinsic to it. It needs to be significantly cheaper by at least 20% to be a viable alternative to other models.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop review
Source: Techradar English
The Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop is a capable, beautifully designed and well configured product. However, it does suffer from a chronic mispricing strategy which is not intrinsic to it. It needs to be significantly cheaper by at least 20% to be a viable alternative to other models.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop review
Source: Techradar English
The Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop is a capable, beautifully designed and well configured product. However, it does suffer from a chronic mispricing strategy which is not intrinsic to it. It needs to be significantly cheaper by at least 20% to be a viable alternative to other models.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop review
Source: Techradar English
The Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop is a capable, beautifully designed and well configured product. However, it does suffer from a chronic mispricing strategy which is not intrinsic to it. It needs to be significantly cheaper by at least 20% to be a viable alternative to other models.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
The Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop is a capable, beautifully designed and well configured product. However, it does suffer from a chronic mispricing strategy which is not intrinsic to it. It needs to be significantly cheaper by at least 20% to be a viable alternative to other models.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
The Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop is a capable, beautifully designed and well configured product. However, it does suffer from a chronic mispricing strategy which is not intrinsic to it. It needs to be significantly cheaper by at least 20% to be a viable alternative to other models.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Dell Vostro 5490 review – a hodgepodge between an XPS and a ZenBook
Source: Laptop Media English Archive.org version
Ladies and gentlemen, if you are familiar with the Vostro 5590, this laptop is obviously not that different from the other. However, the performance figures of the new Core i7-10510U inside this machine are pretty darn good. Sadly, there had to be a catch. Here, the toll is in the form of noise. The fan of this notebook sounds more like one of a gaming laptop, rather than a business ultrabook. Perhaps, this is what you get when you want a powerful laptop that is small in size too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2019
Dell Vostro 5490 review – a hodgepodge between an XPS and a ZenBook
Source: Laptop Media English Archive.org version
Ladies and gentlemen, if you are familiar with the Vostro 5590, this laptop is obviously not that different from the other. However, the performance figures of the new Core i7-10510U inside this machine are pretty darn good. Sadly, there had to be a catch. Here, the toll is in the form of noise. The fan of this notebook sounds more like one of a gaming laptop, rather than a business ultrabook. Perhaps, this is what you get when you want a powerful laptop that is small in size too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2019

Foreign Reviews

Đánh giá chi tiết Dell Vostro 5490: Chỉn chu đến từ vẻ ngoài, mạnh mẽ ở hiệu năng bên trong
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết Dell Vostro 5490: Chỉn chu đến từ vẻ ngoài, mạnh mẽ ở hiệu năng bên trong
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2020

 

Comment

Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.

In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.

For gaming enthusiasts, Dell's Alienware brand is for gaming notebooks.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

AMD Radeon 530: Entry class dedicated graphics card with 320 or 384 shaders (depending on the used chip) and DDR3 or GDDR5 graphics memory (both with a 64 Bit bus). Both chips are used for a few years, e.g. even starting with the Radeon 8590M (28nm GCN).

NVIDIA GeForce MX250: Successor of the MX150 and still based on the same Pascal GP108 chip (similar to the desktop GT 1030) but with higher clock speeds. Available in two versions, a normal 25 Watt version and a low power version with 10 Watt TDP and reduced performance. The 25 Watt version e.g. offers a 21% higher boost clock than the old MX150 leading to a 5% performance gain.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

i5-8265U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.

Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

i5-8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.

i5-8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.

Intel Comet Lake:

i7-10510U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced on 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.8 and 4.9 GHz (all 4 cores 4.3 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00:

14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact. 

In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers. 

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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70.21%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-06- 2 (Update: 2018-06- 2)