Sold in the mid-range segment, Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is a quality hybrid laptop model, giving users a high level of use value. The version of the machine we used in the review is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U chip, delivering a level of speed performance and efficient power consumption.
Will these strengths help Dell’s 2-in-1 laptop compete on par with other models in the same segment? The answer will be in today’s article.
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Specifications of Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
- GPUs: AMD Radeon Graphics
- RAM: 8GB
- Memory: 512GB SSD
- Screen: 16-inch, 3072 x 1920
- Size: 12.66 x 8.32 x 0.71 inches
- Mass: 1.55 kg
Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1: Design
The outer shell of the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is made of two materials, aluminum and plastic, giving the Dell laptop a sturdy but still very compact appearance that can be carried around easily. The machine has a very good build quality, with every detail put together meticulously and with a high level of finishing.
For comparison, the machine has a much better build quality than the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 in the same segment and has a similar level of finishing compared to the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 14. The Inspiron 14 2-in hinge pair -1 is designed to be sturdy and has high resistance, keeping the screen in place during use.
As a 2-in-1 laptop, the Inspiron 14 2-in-1’s hinge can be extended up to a 360-degree angle, allowing users to convert a traditional clamshell laptop into a tablet form when needed.
Aesthetically, the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 was released in two color versions, “Pebble Green” and “Mist Blue” for AMD-powered models, and only “Platinum Silver” version. ” for Intel chip machines.
The machine that we used in the review has a color version of “Mist Blue”, which is finished with the outer shell in blue as the main color, while the interior is finished in dark gray.
The screen of the machine is wrapped inside a bezel of medium size, giving the laptop a slim and modern appearance. In terms of dimensions, the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 has a body thickness that ranges from 0.64 to 0.71 inches, with the body size becoming progressively smaller towards the front. The machine has an overall weight of 1.55 kg.
The device’s fingerprint security is located in the upper corner of the touchpad. This fingerprint sensor has very good sensitivity, helping me quickly log into the system to work every day.
Regarding the connection array, the machine is equipped with 1 full-size HDMI port, 1 USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 port and 1 USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 port along the left edge. Meanwhile, on the right side there is an additional USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, a microSD card reader slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Overall, the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is a laptop with good build quality and a high level of perfection, giving users a good user experience.
Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1: Performance
AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series chips continue to have the edge over 11th Gen Intel Core U-series models in performance, and the version of the machine we used in the review is equipped with that chip. At the time of writing, the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 has 2 processor versions for you to choose from, including Ryzen 5 5500U or Ryzen 7 5700U.
The Inspiron 14 2-in-1 performed well in our benchmark tests. The machine achieved impressive results in the speed test of converting a 420MB video to H.265 format, completed in just 116 seconds. The Inspiron laptop also did well on the Cinebench R23 performance test, with results above the average for the 2-in-1 laptop segment.
During actual use, the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 gave us a smooth user experience and almost no lag.
Gaming is not the strength of the Inspiron 14 2-in-1, because the machine is not equipped with a dedicated graphics card. Testing the laptop’s graphics processing capabilities with 3DMark’s Time Spy test, the machine scored a modest 1247, lower than the HP Specter x360 14 model in the same segment.
Overall, the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is a reliable work laptop that can handle all daily workloads and gives users a smooth and comfortable working experience. .
Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1: Monitor
The Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is equipped with a 14-inch diagonal screen. The screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080p and is divided into the traditional 16: 9 aspect ratio.
In our test, the screen of the machine has an average brightness index of 238 nit, slightly lower than the segment average at the moment. The screen panel of the machine has a pretty good contrast of 1090:1.
In the color rendering test, the screen is only capable of covering 52% of the AdobeRGB color range and 69% of the sRGB color range. This index is not very high, but at least the screen of the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is capable of displaying true colors, with a recorded Delta-E index of 1.81 (index The closer to 0, the more accurate the colors displayed).
Similar to other 2-in-1 laptops on the market, the screen of the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is touch-enabled. The screen is compatible with the Active Pen stylus produced by Dell.
Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1: Keyboard and touchpad
The keyboard set of the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is large and has a spacious layout, allowing me to get used to it quickly after only a short time of use. The machine’s buttons have deep travel and have a good bounce, giving me a comfortable input experience.
The touchpad of the device has a large surface area, is finished with a smooth flat surface and is supported by Microsoft Precision technology. The touchpad of the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 allows me to control the mouse pointer with ease and stability.
Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1: Battery life
Inspiron 14 2-in-1 has 2 battery configuration versions that you can choose from, including 41Wh or 54Wh. The version of the device that we used in the review is equipped with a large capacity battery version, providing an impressive level of battery life during our use.
In the battery life test, the laptop lasted nearly 13 hours after continuously surfing the web using wifi network, with screen brightness set at 150 nit. This is an impressive level of battery life, allowing us to bring the device to work without having to worry about charging problems.
The Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 is a high-quality hybrid laptop that offers users good value for money. It has a level of speed performance that can handle all kinds of different workloads well. The laptop also possesses a compact design and long battery life, giving it impressive mobile usability.
However, the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 still has a few certain limitations, specifically in the display quality is not very impressive. If you are looking for a work laptop with long battery life, stable performance and not too concerned about display quality, then surely the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 will not let you down. hope.
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- Speed performance
- Modern, compact design
- Good build quality for the money
- High quality keyboard and touchpad
- Long battery life
- The display quality is not too impressive
- External speakers are of average quality