The Vostro products has frequently been the large range that stays in the shadows at Dell. We are greatly to talking about a Vostro laptop as reviewers and their audiences generally prefer to focus on the XPS or the scope range. However Vostro has a very clear position in the business market, where they target the smaller businesses who may see the scope range as being too complicated.
It is powered by the operating system. As far as the graphics card is there this laptop has a Intel Integrated UHD graphics card to manage the graphical features. To keep it functioning, it has a three cell Li-Ion battery and weighs 1.66 Kg.
The Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop is a good enough, beautifully designed and well configured devices. However, it does suffer from a chronic wrong pricing strategy which is not intrinsic to it. It needs to be some cheaper by at least 20 percent to be a viable alternative to other models.
The Vostro 14 5490 has a structure that memorize us of Dell’s premium sub-brand the XPS series. A metal color variations (called Ice Gray) gives it an upmarket feel – bit details that do have their importance when it occurs to perception. Remind you that, only the cover uses metal; the rest of the structure is plastic but glossy and unlike the cheap tacky type look usually found on entry level brands.
A single long joint connects the display and the base unit. Open the 5490 up and you will get a screen with tiny margins on three sides – too much like the XPS 13. Developers here have been capable in a webcam at the top, albeit a redesigned one with a 2.7 millimeter diameter.
The new Vostro range features comes with 10th generation Lake Intel Comet range of CPU. The model we searched is the top of the range one with a quad-core Core i7 CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, an Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU with two GB dedicated GDDR5 memory, a 512GB Toshiba PCIe NVMe SSD and a 14-inch full HD screen.
The onboard stage and the memory are both simply upgradable (although one memory components can be cleared, the other one is soldered); the 39.9Whr battery is merged by a 65W brick power adapter with a barrel connector. The lack of TB3 or Type-C Selection with Power Delivery means that you won’t be able to attach a birth station to it to allow a smooth office experience.
On the other side, Dell says that you will be capable to charge the battery from zero to 80% in one hour thanks to its Express Charge technology. When it occurs to connectivity, you get the usual 802.11ac 1×1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth via a chipset of Intel.
Input outlying on the Vostro 14 5490 won’t set the world on rocks, the keyboard has a adequate travel but is not soft enough to perform the test (yes, a very competitive test). It has a simple spacing between the keys and is backlit as well. We love the way that it has separate keys for page up and the page down.
As for performance, this is one of the great fastest business laptops we’ve never ever seen. Not a certain given what’s inside. It makes record numbers on most of the tests which was happened but the one thing we’re the most shocked about was the extra wide huge and good battery life on our HD video test, which at over just seven hours is one of the best we’ve seen.
Of the dense software, Dell Mobile Connect might to be the most useful as it provides you to pair your iOS or Android smartphone with your system. You can make calls, get notifications send texts and even mirror your Android phone in to your PC to interact with all your apps. What’s magnificent is that this feature is NOT present on the more expensive scopes laptops.
This laptop occurs with one year hardware service with good service after remote detection. It is worth investing in the “4 Year ProSupport Plus with Next Business Day Onsite Service” option which priced $200 extra and includes accidental damage.
In the Dell’s world, consumers and the business markets do overlap. That explains that the Inspiron 14 5485 which, in theoretically a consumer-favorites laptop, is sell with Windows 10 Pro. At $792 at the time of selling, it specifically undercuts the Vostro 14 5490. It doesn’t provide the same CPU plus GPU combo, changing the Intel and Nvidia for the AMD Ryazan 7 3700U while offering two in one functionality with a touch screen and a 360 design which will design great to many.
If you don’t think about bigger form factor, then the Dell G3 15 3590 still the other reason why you shouldn’t get the 14 5490. It is cheaper, at $1,049 at the time of buying, and still packs a very more powerful GPU, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB GDDR6 AND a very more powerful CPU, the hexa-core Intel Core i7-9750H. We are not confirm about what logic Dell is there by converting a gaming laptop into a business laptop (by providing in Windows 10 Pro) and lesser its price like there’s no tomorrow.
Focusing on only about the laptop, we can surely say that it is well designed and has all the marks of a mature product. It performs well and great , has a great battery life which last long, numerous connectivity options, many SMB-friendly options, a supportive battery life and a superb design plus the comprehensive support choice from Dell.
All in all the Vostro 14 5490 is a very good and workhorse for the specific target audience. We feel however that it loses out to competition within its own stable, especially if you are ready to opt for a 8GB/256GB combo or a bigger screen. Yet, another example of a product with a poor pricing strategy.
Brand : Dell
Model : 14 3491 (D552115WIN9BE)
Dimension : 340 x 240 x 20 mm
Weight : 1.66 Kg
Colors : Black
Operating System : Windows 10
Operating System Type : 64-bit
Display Size : 14 Inches (35.56 cm)
Display Resolution : 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Pixel Density : 157 ppi
Display Type : LED
Features : Full HD LED Anti-glare Display
Display Touchscreen : No
Processor : Intel Core i3-1005G1 (10th Gen)
Clock-speed : 1.2 Ghz
Graphic Processor : Intel UHD
Capacity : 4 GB
RAM type : DDR4
RAM speed : 2666 Mhz
Memory Slots : 2
Expandable Memory : 16 GB
Memory Layout : 2×2 Gigabyte
HDD Capacity : 1 TB
HDD Speed(RPM) : 5400 RPM
HDD type : SATA
SSD Capacity : 256 GB
Battery Cell : 3 Cell
Battery type : Li-Ion
Battery Life : 10 Hrs
Wireless LAN : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : yes
Bluetooth Version : 5.0 Ports
USB 2.0 slots : 1
SD Card Reader : yes
Headphone Jack : yes
Microphone Jack : yes
Web-cam : yes
Video Recording :720p HD
Secondary cam(Rear-facing) : No
Speakers :Dual Speakers
Sound Technologies : Waves Maxx Audio
In-built Microphone : yes
Microphone Type : Built-in Microphone
Optical Drive : No
Pointing Device : Multi-Touch with touchpad Gestures Enabled
Keyboard : English International Non Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard : yes
Fingerprint Scanner : No
Warranty : 1 Year
Pros And Cons :
It has a Excellent performance
There is a Fingerprint reader in power button
Very nice design looks glossy
Huge battery life
No Thunderbolt three port
It has the Soldered RAM
The competition is cheaper, even at home
USB 2.0 port
power port makes it impossible to have a birth station