Picture this: A partner for your daily life that speedily fulfills your day-to-day computing needs, gives you stunning visual experiences with great sound, and comes with you wherever you go, never feeling burdensome or lost. Well, that, in a nutshell, is what the latest Dell Inspiron 14 5000 (5480) laptop can do for you. This new addition to the classic Dell Inspiron series is now leaked in two models, an eighth-generation Intel i5 and an Intel i7. Both siblings have various merits to boot, not the least of which are NVIDIA GeForce MX130 graphics with 2GB dedicated memory and Dell Cinema support for superior multimedia experiences.
The Dell Inspiron 14 5480 offers an Intel Core i7-8565U processor that can be overclocked up to 4.6GHz. The cheaper configuration—an i5-8265U processor—can be boosted up to 3.9 GHz. When combined with 8GB RAM and 256GB of SSD storage (or 128GB), you’re looking at competent performance that is both speedy and efficient. The i7 model supports an additional space of 1TB—a SATA hard drive. This laptop runs Windows 10 Home and has a 42Wh battery (triple-celled).
In the display-realm, it’s quite spectacular to behold the narrow-bezel that makes anything on the screen seem more immersive. At the top of this platinum-silver (or burgundy-red) beauty is the webcam. The strategic placement of the camera helps enhance both the overall style of the laptop and the quality of the video. Since the graphics support is NVIDIA GeForce MX130, you’re guaranteed superior accuracy and colors, all of it in High-Definition.
The 14” screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and offers an anti-glare, backlit experience. The screen also supports In-Plane Switching. If you intend on using this laptop for A/V pursuits, you’re likely to be super-pleased; the compliance with Dell Cinema (and Waves MaxxAudio Pro) gives you an unmatched interplay of visuals and colors.
Portability and durability also take on new meaning with the Dell Inspiron 14 5480. It is an aluminum-alloy-cased laptop that weighs only 3.28lbs and has a thickness of 0.74”. Dell is renowned for subjecting its products to extensive testing in extreme conditions, and this trend continues with the latest Inspiron laptops. You’re looking at machines that have been tested for operation at -40°C to 65°C and have passed almost 40,000 press tests for the buttons (even more for the keyboard keys).
The lightweight structure and the durability of construction make this laptop highly suited for travel. This only gets enhanced by the extensive support for devices and peripherals—two USB 3.1 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an SD card reader, and an HDMI. The Type-C USB port is particularly useful as it lets you connect to keyboards, printers, and pretty much all you need for a full desktop-like experience. No less advantageous is the Dell Mobile Connect that unifies all your devices, building a barrier-free world encompassing your laptop and your smartphones.
In terms of ease of use, the Inspiron 14 (5480) scores on the front of all-weather accessibility. It has a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader, and support for Cortana, all of which simplify the manner in which you can interact with your laptop. So, if typing daunts you after a draining day, don’t. (Use a voice command or your touch instead.)
Few computers have the skill to blend power, performance, and extraordinary A/V support as deftly—and as reliably—as Dell. The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 (5480) is a masterful stroke of computing mettle for the contemporary audience.