Dell Inspiron 5490 Specification and User Reviews

Dell Inspiron 5490 specs; is a 14 inch windows laptop in a clean, fresh design. This 5000 series laptop model is featured with adaptive thermals, a lid sensor, a 3-sided narrow border, fast SSD storage, FHD display, DDR4 Dual Channel RAM, 2 GB Nvidia GeForce dedicated grapihcs card and Intel 10th Gen latest processor.

Dell Inspiron 5490 Price:

The price of the base model is $700 and goes to $900 approx. when customized for more RAM, processor and etc.

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 5490

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 5490

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 5490

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 5490

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 5490

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 5490

When you compare Dell Inspiron 5490 with other dell low price range laptops, then the major difference is slim design and adaptive thermal feature
The adaptive thermal feature in Dell Inspiron 5490 5000 series laptop; it is smart enough to know when it is in your hands, lap or on a desk thus allowing it to intelligently adapt its heating profiles to stay cool. In-hand discomfort is avoided and full power is unleashed when stationary on a desk for maximum performance.

Dell Inspiron 5490 Technical Specs :

 

Brand Dell
Series Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series
Model Inspiron 14 5000 5490
Color Platinum Silver with light gray bezel and silver keyboard (with backlit keyboard)
Ice Lilac/Ice Mint/Ice Gold with dark gray bezel and keyboard (with backlit keyboard)
Price $700
Usage Type Home
Processor (CPU)
  • Intel 10th Gen Core i3-10110U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz), Core count 2, Thread count 4 (Included in Base Variant)
  • Intel 10th Gen Core i5-10210U Processor (6MB Cache, up to 4.2GHz), Core count 4, Thread count 8
  • Intel 10th Gen Core i7-10510U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.9GHz), Core count 4, Thread count 8
Operating System (OS) Windows 10 Home
Ubuntu (select countries)
System Memory (RAM)
  • 4GB, onboard, Dual-channel DDR4, 2666MHz (Included in Base Variant)
  • 8GB (4GBx1 + 4G onboard), Dual-channel DDR4, 2666MHz

Maxium Memory : 20 GB
Memory size per slot 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB

Storage 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (Included in Base Variant)
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
Screen Size 14 inch
Display Other Specs
  • 14.0-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
  • Anti-glare LED Backlight Non-touch Narrow Border WVA Display
  • Megapixels 2
  • Color gamut NTSC 45% (typical)
  • Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 158
  • Panel technology Wide Viewing Angle (WVA)
Touchscreen No
Graphics (GPU)
  • Intel UHD Graphics with shared graphics memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX230 Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 vRAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX250 Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 vRAM
Camera
  • Integrated Widescreen HD (720p) Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone ArraySensor
  • type CMOS sensor technology
  • Still image 0.92 megapixel
  • Video 1280 x 720 (HD) at 30 fps
Height 17.29 mm (0.68″)
Width 321.77 mm (12.67″)
Depth 217 mm (8.54″)
Weight 1.42 kg (3.13 lb)
Wi-Fi 802.11ac 1×1 WiFi
Ethernet LAN n/a
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5
Keyboard Backlit full-size, spill-resistant keyboard
Audio and Speakers
  • 1 tuned speakers, audio processing by Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 1 combo headphone / microphone jack
  • Controller Realtek ALC3204
  • Speakers Two
Ports
  • 1 HDMI 1.4b
  • 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (DP/PowerDelivery)
  • 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 1 Micro SD card reader
  • 1 Headphone & Microphone Audio Jack
Battery Type 3-cell “smart” lithium-ion (51 WHr)
Battery other specs
  • Voltage 11.40 VDC
  • Weight (maximum) 0.23 kg (0.51 lb)
  • Coin-cell battery CR-2032
  • ENERGY STAR 7.1
Security Software n/a
Other Software(s) Installed n/a
Release Date September 2019
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Rating: 5.0/10 (11 votes cast)
Dell Inspiron 5490 Specification and User Reviews, 5.0 out of 10 based on 11 ratings

26 Comments

  1. Review From India said:

    Dell inspiron 5490 is an amazing laptop! I had to wait about 17 days to get it but it was totally worth it! The laptop is VERY sleek and compact. I have gotten many compliments on it already. The full Aluminum build feels premium and sturdy. The build quality is nothing to be scoffed at. It can rival a far more premium MacBook.

    The fingerprint reader is supported by Windows Hello and the keyboard is pretty good. The battery lasts about 7-8 hours easily if you reduce the brightness accordingly and are doing light work (Microsoft office, coding, etc.). I have gotten over 8 hours from it even though I was using virtual machines and coding.

    It is incredibly light. I don’t even feel like I have a laptop in my backpack. I am using Ubuntu in dual boot with windows and everything works perfectly (even the keyboard backlight) except the fingerprint reader. The fingerprint reader is not supported by Ubuntu. But that is to be expected.

    The performance is amazing because the processor is decently powerful and the SSD makes all the difference. Nothing lags. I run multiple virtual machines in both Windows and Ubuntu and compile heavy code all the time without any problems.

    Overall, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this laptop. The specs and the build quality you’re getting for this price is incredible. Make sure you select the free Microsoft Office Student license if you’re buying this during Diwali and claim the Sennheiser headphones offer.

  2. Anto Jobai said:

    The harddrive failed within 30 days of purchase. Dell can only give repaie options or maximum they can give you a same refurbished laptop in exchange. So make a wise decision.

  3. Rojan said:

    INSPIRON (14) 5490 2020
    Got delivered the Dell inspiron 5490 after 15 days of order. The laptop’s keyboard is the worst. It was totally irresponsible when i opened the laptop for the first time. The keys are so fragile and definitely a no go for anyone who wants to type more. Within 24 hours 3 service request has been raised by me and it would take another 7 days to resolve. I havent used by laptop for 5 min and have to wait for another 10 days for a tecnicial to replace the part(keyboard) in my just delivered laptop. One of the very poorly thought Exterior by Dell.

  4. Chin said:

    Is that u r facing any issue with this leptop?
    If yes then plz tell me
    And according to you which one is good
    Dell Vostro 3480(i3 8th gen) or Dell Inspiron 14 5490(i3 10gen) for students?

  5. Helon said:

    on a very heavy usage this model is not creating any issue so go for it. Its worth. It heats up a bit sometimes but not that to be worried of

    • Benant Liona said:

      Dell inspiron 14 5490 has Intel’s 10th generation processor I remember the heating issues started decreasing from Intel’s 3rd Generation processors and this one is 10th Gen.

  6. Benant Llona said:

    Hi. I bought this laptop for studying/programming. I want to install ubuntu (dual boot), and you already said its kinda difficult. My dell comes with Windows 10 Pro installed. Can u explain a little bit more how to do it please? Thanks anyways.

  7. User Review said:

    Battery is 6-7 hours. Build quality is good but you can feel flex with little force applied.

    • Laptop Expert said:

      This device’s 51Wh battery seems to provide quite a lot of screen on time – 16 hours and 20 minutes of Web browsing and 15 hours and a half of video playback.

  8. patel said:

    What is the overall quality of this laptop and what parts are made of metals a d what are made of plastic and how is the plastic quality and any keyboard and any heating issue or any issue you find and at last your suggestion to buy or not? For a programmer and for some animation creations?? Pls reply sir!!!

  9. Anonymous said:

    Installing ubuntu / dual boot was little tricky. can you make video. how to install ubuntu/dual boot

  10. Akhilesh said:

    I bought one inspiron core i5 with 6GB ram and 640 GB HDD.but till now the laptop doesn’t satisfy me with its performance

  11. Anonymous said:

    What is the display quality of Dell inspiron 14 5490 laptop model?

    • Laptop Expert said:

      Dell Inspiron 14 5490 laptop model has a Full HD IPS screen display having model number BOE NV14N4H-2X30K (BOE082E). Its diagonal is 14 inches (35.56 cm approximately) , and have screen resolution – 1920 х 1080.The screen ratio is 16:9, the pixel density 157 ppi, their pitch – 0.161 x 0.161 mm.
      The screen of dell inspiron 5490 is Retina when viewed from at least 55 cm

  12. Anonymous said:

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars
    Fast and premium
    Great specs for the price. Uses design features of the more premium Dell laptops. Primary use is for programming, this laptop handles these tasks.

    Duration of product use 3-4 months

  13. Akila said:

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars.
    More people should know about this!
    This is an amazing laptop! I had to wait about 17 days to get it but it was totally worth it! The laptop is VERY sleek and compact. I have gotten many compliments on it already.
    The full Aluminum build feels premium and sturdy. The build quality is nothing to be scoffed at. It can rival a far more premium MacBook.

    The fingerprint reader is supported by Windows Hello and the keyboard is pretty good.
    The battery lasts about 7-8 hours easily if you reduce the brightness accordingly and are doing light work (Microsoft office, coding, etc.). I have gotten over 8 hours from it even though I was using virtual machines and coding.

    It is incredibly light. I don’t even feel like I have a laptop in my backpack.
    I am using Ubuntu in dual boot with windows and everything works perfectly (even the keyboard backlight) except the fingerprint reader. The fingerprint reader is not supported by Ubuntu. But that is to be expected.

    The performance is amazing because the processor is decently powerful and the SSD makes all the difference. Nothing lags. I run multiple virtual machines in both Windows and Ubuntu and compile heavy code all the time without any problems.

    Overall, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this laptop. The specs and the build quality you’re getting for this price is incredible. Make sure you select the free Microsoft Office Student license if you’re buying this during Diwali and claim the Sennheiser headphones offer.

    Duration of product use Less than a month

  14. PierreT said:

    ★★★★★1 out of 5 stars
    Internet disconnection
    I bought this device two months ago, and there is internet disconnection ten times per hour.
    I’m with the customer service since two weeks now and the only impression that i have is that they try to tired me until i stop fighting.

    Duration of product use 1-2 months

  15. Anonymous said:

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars
    Absolutely top notch….!!
    I have been using dell Inspiron 5490 for the past two days, this laptop has changed the way I use my pc, i3 10 gen processor and 512gb SSD. These two things make the laptop’s speed and performance amazing, the 14-inch Full HD screen is very sharp, bright and high quality. Look, fill can’t express it in words.

    Duration of product use Less than a month

  16. Alanhay said:

    Bang for a buck Dell Inspiron 14 5490
    After about 25 days usage, I would like to say it is one of the best laptops in 60k range available.
    Fingerprint scanner-✓
    Full HD glare and touch proof screen✓
    512GB SSD✓
    Dell connect is one application which I use the most.
    Starting and Shut down time less than 10 seconds. In addition to it we get McAfee Multidevice antivirus which is great.
    Just one issue, heating and the night scenes are not visible until Full brightness.
    Other than these, The best Laptop at this price.

  17. Anonymous said:

    ★★★★★4 out of 5 stars
    Decent compact notebook laptop
    First the positives. The laptop is lightweight, compact, portable and fast. It is quite good for daily usage and to work with word, excel and similar documentation and to browse the internet, watch pictures and/or videos and the sound quality is good.The fingerprint scanner is a hit or miss and not always working 100%. The battery backup is decent and again OK for day-to-day stuff. The backlit keyboard is average and not the best around and feels a bit and rigid hard to type. On to the problems, one that has commonly stayed with most of the Dell laptops over the years (I owned a Dell XPS15 before), is the heating. It gets hot quickly and stays quite warm most of the time. (even in cool mode). In spite of Dell taking so many measures to improve the thermal management of their flagship laptops/notebooks, it is still mediocre to say the least. If it runs this temperatures continuously, I doubt how long the battery will last. But I hope it gets better with future updates. But for this, the laptop is overall OK and will recommend this for a normal daily usage.

    Duration of product use Less than a month

  18. Laptop Expert said:

    Review for Design and construction of Dell Inspiron 5490:
    This laptop is mostly made out of plastic. So, keep in mind that its body is highly scratchable, so you might want to keep sharp objects away from it. however, the laptop lid is aluminum and a couple of millimeters and some 130 grams of the overall weight of the device.
    The Inspiron 14 5490 laptop happens to be another notebook whose lid can not be opened with a single hand. However, we can find a mild change around the display. Instead of putting a couple of rubber feet to prevent it from slapping flat on the base and eventually scratching the display, Dell has made an entire plastic rim around it. This should provide more stability… we guess. Another thing that is introduced is the mechanism that a lot of manufacturers implement nowadays – the lid is used as a lever that lifts the base to increase the breathing space for the fan.

  19. Laptop Expert said:

    Pros and Cons of Dell Inspiron 5490 Laptop Model:

    Pros
    Tremendous battery life
    Upgradable memory and storage that supports PCIe x4 SSDs
    Very fast fingerprint reader
    Equipped with a MicroSD card slot
    Its display has comfortable viewing angles and good contrast ratio (BOE NV14N4H-2X30K (BOE082E))

    Cons
    Its base bends upon the slightest of touches
    Lacks an RJ-45 connector, unlike its predecessor
    Covers only 51% of sRGB (BOE NV14N4H-2X30K (BOE082E))
    Uses aggressive PWM for brightness adjustment (BOE NV14N4H-2X30K (BOE082E)) (our Health-Guard profile deals with this issue)

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