The Intel “Comet Lake” CPU is very efficient and robust – primarily when used in a 14-inch laptop. Another great thing about the Dell Inspiron 14 7490 is its size. It has the same size as a smaller, 13-inch model, and still has a 14-inch screen. Its light, almost-white silver color is eye-popping and will be the first thing you notice. Its structure contains quality materials like magnesium alloy.
The keyboard is spacious and responsive with the perfect amount of travel. On that keyboard, the top-right key combines a fingerprint reader and the power button. The login process is fast, easy, and secure. The 7490 gets its power via a 65-Watt Type-C AC adapter and an integrated 4-cell battery with 52-Whr. It has a long battery life, and users can get several hours out of it. Plus, it comes with ExpressCharge, which helps get the battery up to 80% in an hour or less.
Thunderbolt 3 A Type-C USB technology allows you more than charging the laptop. It also connects it to several devices and gets fast transfer rates of up to 40Gbps.
Dell Inspiron 14 7490 Specifications
Here are the Dell Inspiron 14 7490 specs at a glance. A few different models are available.
• Processor: 10th Gen. Intel Core i5 (6MB cache – up to 4.2-GHz) / Intel Core i7 (8MB cache – up to 4.2-GHz)
• Graphics: Intel UHD
• Memory: 8GB / LPDD43 / 2133-MHz
• Storage: 256GB – 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
• Display: 14.0-inch FHD WVA TrueLife Non-Touch / 1920 x 1080 / 300-nits
• Operating System: Windows 10 Home
There is less downtime with this laptop, even when powering up from complete shutdown or hibernation. It gets going the second you open it thanks to a neat “lid-opening” sensor. The machine stays “ready” with the Connected Modern Standby feature. Touch any button or click on the touchpad, and it will awaken the 7490 in an instant.
Some models have Intel Optane Memory H10 included with the solid-state storage (QLC) in a single form factor. The memory recognizes and speeds up the essential files needed for your most vital tasks. That gets your work done faster and lets you experience your favorite games with zero lag.
Good connectivity can is available with 802.11 AX wireless protocols, or WiFi 6. The Inspiron 14‘s WiFi speeds and range are very reliable and work in high-traffic areas. There is a 720p webcam for communication that Dell fit above the display, even with the narrow bezels.
Every laptop has its pros and cons. Mostly, there are only good things to say about the Dell Inspiron 14 7490.