Dell VOSTRO 5460 Review


Meet Dell’s thinnest and lightest laptop….the VOSTRO

At just 1.54kg, this 14-inch lappy is touted as
Dell’s sleekest of its ultra-portable series. And thanks to SAFRA, I had a
chance to review one of those babies!

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My Review Set in Fire

At only 18.3mm thick, the Vostro is housed in a brushed-aluminium chassis.
The laptop is available in 2 colours; Fire Red and Graphite Silver. The computer
comes with a Dell Software Backup, Recovery Manager and System Restores to
enhance the security of our personal data.

The sleek machine also comes with a dual fan cooling system to minimize heat
emission. However, if you’re into pin-dropped silence the fan might sound a bit
too loud for your liking after a while. The full-sized keyboard deserves a
mention for being well built and also for its comfort and ease.

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The battery is supposed to last for approximately 4
to 5 hours. But I realise that the actual life span of each full charge can only
last for about 3 hours for casual use. However, If you are a hardcore gamer, you
might want to keep the charger by your side.

There’s plenty of storage space with the 500GB HDD for all your documents and
multimedia files. And if you are going to opt for the 32GB SSD memory card
upgrade, it can definitely boost up the performance level of the laptop.

The Intel® Core™ i5 with Nvidia GeForce GT630M 2GB DDR3’s graphical
capabilities enhances the overall gaming experience. But it’s a pity that the
Vostro 5460 doesn’t come with a touch screen though it was installed with
Windows 8. That could possibly be attributed to the affordability of the product
I suppose.

Another downside to the laptop is it’s not so reliable Wifi connectivity. I
faced a hard time trying to stay connected via both my fibre broadband and my
iphone wifi. With a decent spec and price, this laptop doesn’t really burn a
hole in your pocket.

My conclusion: Light on weight and pocket for daily
computing and leisure needs.

The Dell Vostro 5460 is available at following starting prices (incl.
•Vostro 5460 with Windows 8 starts at S$799
•Vostro 5460 Ultrabook
with Windows 8 starts at S$1,099

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