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International Herald Tribune, Jan 09
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Dell Latitude 5490 14" Laptop i5-8250U 1.60GHz Processor 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Webcam Windows 10 Professional

Dell Latitude 5490 14
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[£358.29 ex VAT]
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item # 433320W1
Condition: Refurbished / Grade A1
Warranty: 12 Months warranty
  • What It Does
  • Specifications
  • Our Specialist View

Stick with Windows 10 Professional, which is supplied as standard with the Dell 5490 or choose to upgrade to Microsoft’s latest offering, Windows 11. Because this laptop has an 8th Gen processor and a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) chip, you won’t need to pay for it either. Its feature set is also superb.
 
Key Features
  • 14" Full HD IPS Screen
  • Intel Core i5 8th Gen Quad Core Processor
  • 8GB RAM & 128GB Solid State Drive
  • WiFi & Webcam
  • USB 3.1, USB Type C & HDMI
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Windows 10 Professional 64Bit (Windows 11 compatible*)
     
Manufacturer Description
 
Work flexibly on the go.
 
The ultimate 14" productivity tool, designed for better security, manageability and reliability. Built with a versatile design and essential business features.
 
Office everywhere
 
Latitude laptops enable all day productivity with the most secure and manageable features all in a beautiful design you will be proud to carry.
 
No matter where work takes you, whether you are on the go, at the desk or working from the café, we have the right solutions so you can office everywhere.
 
Log in with ease
 
Activate Windows Hello via an infrared camera to facilitate facial recognition for easy and secure access.
 
Protection from attacks
 
Dell™ ControlVault 2™ with FIPs 140-2 Level 3 Certification provides a more secure alternative for storing and processing passwords, biometric templates and security codes.
 
Manage with ease
 
Through Dell unique vPro extensions, you can remotely manage a fleet of devices, including diagnostics whether they are powered on or off.
 
The power to perform
 
Leverage outstanding performance with Intel® i5 8th Generation Quad Core™ processor. SSD storage round out your Latitude 5490 to power your workday.
 
Designed with purpose
 
Full HD IPS display helps you work confidently thanks to an exceptional display. Your Latitude is equipped with all-day battery life (from new, actual performance will be less).
 
Focus on work, not your notebook
 
Tested against 17 MIL STD 810G benchmarks, our incredibly durable systems make sure your work stays safe wherever you go.
 
Beautifully designed
 
With an innovative design, Latitude laptops are devices you are proud to carry.
 
Made with premium materials like recycled carbon fiber, you can rely on your Latitude’s durability while taking advantage of the smallest and lightest form factor on the planet.
 
And, with features like brilliant displays and thin bezels, you can be fully immersed in all the on-screen brilliance your Latitude can deliver.
 
 
 
*Windows 11 via Free Online Update from Microsoft

Processor - Intel Core i5-8250U 1.60GHz Quad Core (3.40GHz Max Turbo Frequency, 6MB Intel Smart Cache)
 
Graphics - Intel UHD 620
 
Display - 14" Full HD IPS 
 
Display Resolution - 1920 x 1080 
 
Hard Drive - 128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (SSD) 
 
RAM - 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2400MHz (2 Slots, Max 16GB) 
 
WiFi - Yes 
 
LAN - Yes, Gigabit Ethernet
 
Audio - Two intergrated stereo speakers, Noise reducing array microphones
 
Webcam - Yes, HD
 
Optical Drive - No
 
Keyboard - UK Language, Backlit
 
Operating System - Windows 10 Professional 64Bit 
 
Bluetooth - Yes
 
Ports - 3 x USB 3.2 (2 x Sleep & Charge), 1 x USB Type C, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, 1 x RJ-45, 1 x audio/microphone combo jack, 1 x Noble Lock Slot
 
Card Reader - Yes, SD/SDHC/SDXC 
 
Dimensions - 2.00 x 33.30 x 22.90 cm (H x W x D) 
 
Weight - 2.14 kg (approx)

Our Specialist view of the Dell Latitude 5490 laptop

The Spec:

Windows 11 compatible with Windows 10 Pro preinstalled, the refurbished Dell Latitude 54940 is spec’d as follows: a decent sized 14 inch Full HD IPS (In-Plane Switching) display which makes the viewing experience even better. 8GB DDR4 memory is installed with a 128GB Solid State Drive. The usual refinements are present and include WiFi, a webcam, USB 3.0, USB Type C and HDMI connectivity as well as a backlit keyboard but there is a big difference with this laptop. An 8th Gen processor and TPM 2.0 chip means a FREE upgrade to Windows 11 for the end user.

The Good Bits:

Stick with Windows 10 Professional, which is supplied as standard with the Dell 5490 or choose to upgrade to Microsoft’s latest offering, Windows 11. Because this laptop has both an 8th Gen processor and a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) chip, you won’t need to pay for it either. Ignoring the operating system upgrade for a while, its feature set is excellent. We’ve mentioned the processor, which is Quad Core, the DDR4 RAM, and fast SSD. Dell has also packed in a HD webcam, a backlit keyboard, HDMI & VGA for new and legacy equipment and USB Type C, all in a case that weighs little more than 2 kilos.

The Not So Good Bits:

Perhaps a bit more metal in the body to improve durability and a larger SSD so there is no reason to be too concerned with storage space from the get go would be good. Also, we aren’t quite sure who still uses the mouse curser ‘nipple’ over the touchpad anymore. It doesn’t cause any typing difficulties but come on Dell, just ditch it,

The Design:

Not super tough and durable but Dell still deliver a sleek design that fits most environments. The keyboard is also a nice surprise with responsive and well spaced keys plus a backlit if you find yourself working in poorly lit environments. Ports and well placed and plentiful, but this is what we expect from Dell.

Suitability:

A excellent all rounder with the ability to upgrade to Windows 11, this Dell Latitude 5490 shouts out to students.

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