A laptop dedicated to multimedia : E7450 – Intel Core i5-5300U from Dell

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Is the E7450 for you?The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Dell E7450 according to what you are going to do with it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.

E7450 adapted to surf the internet?

Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is in this spirit that Dell has developed this E7450.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
With a 14.1 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. Unlike some competitors, this model does not have a touch screen. It’s not mandatory, but it’s still an interesting technology; unfortunately it’s not E7450 equipped with it.
Nevertheless, the trackpad is intuitive and simple to use. Logically, the treatment given to this product by Dell suggests that you will be able to use it for many years to come.
The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Intel Core i5-5300U, is a rational choice. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 240 Gb. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
In the end, with an autonomy of 6 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. With this laptop E7450 it will therefore be necessary to always keep the power cable within easy reach. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.

The E7450- the right model for streaming and videos ?

Making this E7450 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Dell. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
Dell has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. A model with a standard template, 14.1 inches, and good resolution. 2560×1440. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.7 kg, it is easily transportable.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish.  E7450 will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this E7450. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The processor installed on this model is a Intel Core i5-5300U sufficient one for audio and video. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
With Intel HD Graphics 520, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. You have 6 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average. 

The E7450- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this E7450 of 1.7 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14.1 inches screen.
Thin, lightweight laptops such as this E7450 do not generally have touch screens. The constraint being then to always have the mouse in the computer bag. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. The rendering on screen is good. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
A processor Intel Core i5-5300Uthat allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this E7450. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 6 hours.
Even if the use of this laptop is dedicated to business trips and travelling, it will be more comfortable in an office mainly. The moving parts that make up the hard drive can get damaged and cause the loss of the data it contains. Equipped with a standard 240 Gb hard disk, it will make possible an almost unlimited number of writing cycles (recording/erasing). On the other hand, unlike an SSD type hard disk drive, it will be slower in terms of the time required to boot up or to leave the standby mode.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. The E7450 is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14.1 inches and an acceptable weight.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this E7450 on holiday.

E7450 the right choice for audio or video editing ?

Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this E7450 can suit you. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Intel Core i5-5300U of this laptop is within the market average. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
The 240 Gb of storage size should be enough. A disk size equivalent to competing products. This is an important consideration since a few minutes of home video will fill your player faster than you thought. Regarding the speed at startup, Dellmade the choice of the conventional hard drive. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. The available battery life is of 6 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. However, it’s still a decent average range.
On the connection side, the E7450i s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.

The E7450- the right model to play with?

There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Dell in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 2560×1440 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The graphics Intel HD Graphics 520 card and processor Intel Core i5-5300U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel HD Graphics 520 and the processor Intel Core i5-5300U are raised to a very good level.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 240 Gb.
A better access to wifi on this E7450 that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.7 Kg and is 14.1 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
By offering 6 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In conclusion, it E7450 is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.

The E7450 for office automation.

Like the majority of its competitors, Dell has designed E7450 for office automation. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 1.7 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
This E7450 has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
The storage of this model, 240 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.

What about the E7450 ?

There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The E7450 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– listening to music and watching videos