Here comes the newest 14-inch Inspiron convertible. Its full name is Dell Inspiron 14-5491 2-in-1 – something that takes as long to say as it does for a goal worker to wake up from his mid-isle nap. However, this is a system that does not undergo any major improvements to its predecessor on the outside. Nonetheless, the most noteworthy is the hardware and, more specifically, the option of the CPU. Instead of the Whiskey Lake that Dell was quick to introduce more than a year ago, we’re now seeing the Comet Lake processor.
CPU: Intel Core i7-10510U 19 Intel Core i5-10210U 31
Display: 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
HDD/SSD: Up to 4000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
RAM: up to 64GB
OS: Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
Battery: 42Wh, 3-cell
Weight: 1.86 kg (4.1 lbs)
Body Material: Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminium
- Standing at 19 mm and sitting at 1.67 kg, the Inspiron 14 5491 2-in-1 is one of the lightest convertibles on the market.
- The largely aluminium frame offers outstanding protection and is sturdy both on the foundation and on the top.
- Excellent viewing angles
- This computer has a relatively wide screen size footprint
- The keycap size is actually not too low, and the key spacing is good for writers and bloggers
- A downside is that the lid requires the use of two hands to open and the hinges are way too stiff at basically any point.
- There’s little to no flex on the lid on the bright side, even when you’re giving it a hard time.
- Unsatisfactory keyboard. Its keystrokes are much shorter. Also, the touchpad feels a little sluggish – something that, in our view, is mostly due to its rough surface, which does not have very good gliding properties.
Dell Inspiron 14 5491 2-in-1 monitor has a Full HD resolution IPS touchscreen panel, convenient viewing angles, and a decent contrast ratio. Fortunately, it does not use excessive PWM to change its brightness rates, but on the downside, the color coverage is quite mild – 54% of sRGB.