A laptop designed for audio-visual editing : Dell Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) – Core i7-1065G7

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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Dell Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
So we ran tests on Dell Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) to find out what it was worth.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?

Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) enough for internet use?

We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. This Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Dell is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
With a 14 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. With a processor Core i7-1065G7, Dell offers an already outdated technology. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Dell comes with this Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 6 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.

The Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ)- the right model for streaming and videos ?

Dell has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to « classic » uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 14, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.5 kilogram.
Offered with a glossy slab finish, this Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) product is particularly suitable for multimedia-oriented use.  Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) 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, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
For the sound part, the Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i7-1065G7, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
As far as applications are concerned, did Dell not install any. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
With Intel Iris Plus G7, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 16 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 6 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see. 

The Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ)- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. We therefore analysed this Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) from the point of view of nomadic use. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. The 14 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ). But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
At the same time, the laptop processor Core i7-1065G7 is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
An autonomy of 6 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Equipped with a compact 14 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
Dell provides 3connectors on this model. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
All in all, this Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) is an interesting product for travel.

The Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ)- the right model for audio or video editing ?

If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. It appears that this Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ)meets this need perfectly. Since the last generation designed by Dell, there have been many improvements on the components. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Core i7-1065G7 that is almost obsolete. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
The designers of Dell have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
For the autonomy part, Dell proposes last generation batteries. Indicated for an autonomy of 6 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. A result in the average of the competitors.
On the connection side, the Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ)i s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
By choosing this Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ), know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.

The Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) for online or local games.

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ), it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. Clearly, Dell has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
A space of 500 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
A better access to wifi on this Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.5 Kg.
By offering 6 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In the end, we do not recommend this Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) the right choice for office automation ?

In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Dell may have put a rather low computer on the market. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It’s not Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) equipped with all the applications you’ll need. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. A weight of 1.5 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Equipped with a slab without specific treatment, we unfortunately see many reflections on this Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ). The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
Simply put, it’s not Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) the best choice for office use. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.

The Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) in conclusion

This Inspiron 14 5400 (6P2NJ) will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing