The prices of laptops have shot up significantly since the pandemic last year. Despite this, their demand has not slowed down because of remote learning, work-from-home protocols, and so on. Here, we will be talking about Dell Inspiron 14 5406 2-in-1, which we think is among the best starter laptop out there.
Dell Inspiron 14 5406 Overview:
Design and Overview
Like I mentioned earlier, the Dell Inspiron 14 5406 is a 2-in-1 laptop, meaning it can be transformed into a tablet at a moment’s notice. It features a metal lid while the rest of the body is made from plastic. It is available in two color options – Platinum Silver and Titan Gray.
Here, the Titan Gray variant is ever so slightly thinner and lighter than the Platinum Silver model. Its 360-degree hinge allows you to use the laptop in multiple modes including Tent mode, Stand mode, and Stand mode.
Coming to the display, it has a 14-inch FHD LED-backlit panel with touch support. The bezels are slim on three sides. In addition to touch input, Dell Inspiron 14 5406 supports stylus input as well.
Unfortunately, the company doesn’t ship a stylus inside the box. You can buy a Dell Active Pen separately to take notes faster during online classes or explore your hobby of sketching during this lockdown.
Performance and Memory
Under the hood, there is an Intel Core i3-1115G4 CPU. It’s an 11th-gen Tiger Lake dual-core processor with a single-core boost of up to 4.1GHz. It even supports Intel’s HyperThreading technology for improved multi-threaded performance.
Getting to the memory side of things, you get 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 128GB of SSD storage here. It should be enough to get started, but you can swap the onboard SSD for one with a higher capacity if required.
The new thermal system on the Inspiron 5406 consists of complex algorithms and accelerometers. Dell claims that it can detect if you are using the laptop on your hand, lap, or desk and apply the required thermal profile for the best performance.
Keyboard, Speaker, and Camera
Moving on, it comes with a backlit keyboard. There is an HD camera with dual-array microphones on top of the screen for your video call needs like Zoom meetings. It even has a physical shutter to protect your privacy. The stereo speaker setup on this laptop is MaxxAudio Pro-tuned.
Rest of the specs
A 3-cell 40 WHr ”Smart” Lithium-ion battery provides the necessary juice for the Inspiron 5406. It also supports ExpressCharge technology which means that it can go from 0 to 80% in just one hour.
Yet, the remaining 20% takes an additional hour to fill up but Dell says this design choice is intended to maintain battery health in the long run.
In terms of I/O, you have one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (DisplayPort, PowerDelivery), two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, one HDMI 1.4b, and one audio-combo jack. There’s also a MicroSD card reader and a wedge-shaped lock slot. On the wireless connectivity front, it supports Intel Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
Dell Inspiron 5406 Specifications:
- Display: 14-inch FHD WVA panel, touch-enabled, 360-degree hinge
- CPU: 11th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 processors
- GPU: up to NVIDIA GeForce MX330
- RAM: 8GB DDR4-3200
- Storage: up to 512GB PCIe NVMe2 SSD
- Audio: Dual speakers with MaxxAudio Pro
- Ports: 1x USB2 Gen 2 Type-C (DisplayPort, PowerDelivery), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x HDMI 1.4b, 1x audio combo jack, 1x MicroSD card reader
- Battery: 3-cell 40Wh battery (ExpressCharge support)
- Connectivity: Intel Wi-Fi 6 2×2 (Gig+), Bluetooth 5.1
Dell Inspiron 5406 Price in Nepal & Availability
The price of Dell Inspiron 5406 in Nepal starts at NPR 119,000 for the Core i5 variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. It goes all the way up to NPR 154,000 depending upon the configuration. You can buy it from official distributors like Neostore and Genxt.
However, you can even get the Dell Inspiron 5406 for cheaper from stores like ITTI, LDS, and Zozo Hub.
|Dell Inspiron 5406||Price in Nepal||Availability|
|Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD||NPR 119,000||Genxt|
|Core i5-1135G7, MX330, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD||NPR 135,690||Neostore|
|Core i5-1135G7, MX330, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD||NPR 137,500||Genxt|
|Core i7-1165G7, MX330, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD||NPR 154,000||Genxt|
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