It is very common for people to use a tablet as a laptop, something that has been done for many years, but I really never believed that this was a solid idea, especially since a 2-in-1 is not the same, no matter how thin it is made, yet it is still compared to tablet computers. Although I’m in the minority in regard to this thinking, after many years, this comparison is still very common. Dell computers have presented another product, called the Dell Inspiron 14 (5410) 2-in-1. This is a new model that comes with an 11th generation CPU that comes directly from Intel. 825 EUR is the starting price for this computer, so you may wonder if this is something that you should consider? Let’s see if this is a good option for you.
This computer has very good vibes, and it feels like many positive changes have been implemented in this Latitude series. It is designed with a Platinum Silver colour, one that makes it look so much more professional. All of the panels are excellent, and quality materials were certainly made to give it this premium appearance. It’s very slim, yet it is not too heavy, weighing in at only 1.5 kg.
Although it only has a 14-inch laptop design, it has much to offer in terms of physical ports. There are HDMI ports, as well as those for USB connections, plus a USB type C-port, headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. You can actually charge this using the adapter that is provided, or you can use the Type-C port connection.
The keyboard on this computer is also exceptional. When you are typing, the keys are very quiet, which is perfect for people of all ages. It has function keys, allowing you to adjust the brightness and volume, plus there is a power button that is connected to a fingerprint sensor. You can unlock this even if you are currently in tablet mode. It does have a trackpad, yet it is not very responsive.
Since it is a 2-in-1, you can get 360° capabilities, plus you can fold all the way back, converting it into a tablet. There are various modes that are shared between both of these configurations, including the very popular tent mode. It does come with the popular Active Pen (PN350M) from Dell. This is one of the best accessories that you can have, whether you are using a tablet computer, or if you are using a laptop.
The full HD resolution of the 14-inch display is also quite prominent. It comes with a glass covering that is going to be helpful if you are using this indoors, or you are trying to avoid the distracting reflections that can sometimes show up on computer screens, and I had to adjust the screen significantly, regarding the brightness, so that I can see things more clearly. It also has a physical privacy shutter which is very useful when you are not using your WebCam.
Dell Inspiron 14 (5410) 2-in-1 specifications and software
There are various configurations with this particular computer that is worth noting and discussing. In this review, I was using one that had an Intel core that was 11th generation, plus it had exceptional graphics due to the Iris Xe graphics card, it has 8 GB of RAM and a hard drive with SSD configuration with 512 GB of memory. 825 Eur is the current price for this particular system. You can also configure this computer to have different options including switching out the i3 core for the i7, plus they also have the option of increasing the amount of RAM that you are using and also upgrading to an Nvidia GeForce graphics card. With all of these additions, it will cost a minimum of 1000 EUR.
The Dell Inspiron 14 (5410) 2-in-1 comes with Windows 10, the home version, but you can upgrade it to the next version of Windows if you want to. You have access to antivirus software, plus you also get preinstalled Microsoft home office software. Dell has also included a wide range of different types of software including mobile connect, and other options, that make this very appealing.
Battery Life And Performance
This computer is certainly designed to be extremely productive as it was a complete joy to review and use this product. It is fast regarding the boot time, and everything that you do is very smooth as you are going from program to program. You will notice that the keyboard is very easy on your fingers, both comfortable and soft, and I sincerely enjoyed my time using it. However, the trackpad really is a significant problem simply because it was difficult to use and in many cases unresponsive. When using the touchscreen, I found that this was much more responsive, and the stylus worked perfectly with it. From different viewing angles, the images that I saw, and the colours, were exceptional yet when adjusting the brightness, I found that this was simply not bright enough.
The benchmark performance of this computer was also very good. It has received very high scores from PCMark 10 and 3DMark Fire Strike. In regard to real-world test scores, it also scored very high. In less than three minutes, he was able to compress a folder that had well over 3 GB of information, and these were all in assorted files, whereas it took over 12 minutes to use Blender when rendering a BMW test scene.
Keep in mind that this computer is not designed for gaming because of its CPU, but it can handle other software programs such as Steam or Microsoft Store. I even tried older software programs that worked very well, including Half-Life 2: Episode 2.
Dell Inspiron 14 (5410) 2-in-1 has many different variants, and it has a battery, the 3-cell 41WHr battery, that works very well, but it simply does not deliver enough power to use it all throughout the day which is what I experienced every time. Even if I were to only use it occasionally, the best I could do was get about 4 1/2 hours of use, which is minimal by comparison to other models. However, if you did take a few breaks from time to time, it could last slightly longer, but this is not a primary reason to obtain the system. Tests were done by Battery Eater Pro, and this was able to go for nearly 2 hours. If you are the type of person that works from home consistently, this is not going to be a problem because you can simply plug the computer in wherever you happen to be. The other option is to use a power supply, preferably equipped with much better output, as it will allow you to easily charge it but the charging process is often very slow.
The Dell Inspiron 14 (5410) 2-in-1 does look appealing, especially because of the price, when looking at premium convertible laptops. If you are not interested in using a computer that has 2-in-1 capabilities, you may want to consider using the Inspiron 14 which has similar specifications. This computer is made with the excellent build quality, has a bundled stylus, a comfortable keyboard, is not very heavy, and has a very responsive touchscreen. However, you need to know that the battery is not going to last very long, and when I used the trackpad, I found that it was not as responsive as I wanted, plus the maximum brightness on the display was much lower than I typically like to see. Dell has a lot of competition on the market today, especially from HP with their Pavilion X360, which is designed in a similar way with a 2-in-1 laptop configuration, plus it is also priced in the same price range.