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Inspiron 14 5420VS
Latitude 5430
$971Out of stock
$880Out of stock
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a laptop with more storage out of the box and some extra graphics performance for casual gaming or light media creation, the Dell Inspiron 14 5420, with its additional GPU, might be the better choice. However, the Dell Latitude 5430, despite having less storage, provides you with enhanced business features like hardware ray tracing and premium business laptop appearance, which could be beneficial if you're looking for a laptop for professional needs. It also boasts a marginally better battery life and portability score, meaning it might be easier to carry between meetings or on commutes. Both laptops are suited for general use and light engineering tasks, but if those specific professional or graphical features don't matter as much, the additional storage on the Inspiron may offer a more immediate benefit. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.5
Inspiron 14 5420
Latitude 5430
6.1
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has a better screen than the Dell Latitude 5430 for general use, and engineering and design.

Cost

$971
Inspiron 14 5420
Latitude 5430
$880
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The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has a price of $971 and the Dell Latitude 5430 costs $880.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.6
Inspiron 14 5420
Latitude 5430
7.5
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 and Dell Latitude 5430 are both good for general use.

Gaming and 3D

6.7
Inspiron 14 5420
Latitude 5430
6.3
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 and Dell Latitude 5430 are both only fair for gaming and 3D.

Engineering and Design

7.3
Inspiron 14 5420
Latitude 5430
6.9
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell Inspiron 14 5420 to be good for engineering and design, while the Dell Latitude 5430 is only fair.

Performance

7.3
Inspiron 14 5420
Latitude 5430
7.2
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 performs better than the Dell Latitude 5430 for general use.

Battery

10.0 Hours
Inspiron 14 5420
Latitude 5430
9.0 Hours
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has 10 hours of battery life. The Dell Latitude 5430 has 9 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Inspiron 14 5420
Latitude 5430
Very Good
14.0in
SIZE
14.0in
3.4 lbs
WEIGHT
3.0 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Dell Latitude 5430 and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 both have very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.0
Inspiron 14 5420
Latitude 5430
7.4
The Dell Latitude 5430 and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 both have good build quality.

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How the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 and the Dell Latitude 5430 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Inspiron 14 5420Dell Latitude 5430
Dell Inspiron 14 5420Dell Latitude 5430

GENERAL

Price
$971
$880
Brand
DellDell
Release Date
January 05 2022January 05 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 ProWindows 11 Pro
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 9'' x 0.7''12.7'' x 8.4'' x 0.76''
Weight
3.4 lbs3.01 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1255UIntel i5-1235U
Overall CPU Score
6.9/106.4/10
Graphics
MX570 Iris Xe
Overall GPU Score
2.7/102.4/10
RAM
16 gb16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
2240 x 14001920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
6.7/106.2/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
6.3/106.1/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
6.7/106.1/10
Diagonal Size
14"14"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
12
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
10
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 hours9 hours
Battery Capacity
54 wh58 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p720p
Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/107/10
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Number Pad
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
7/107.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Battery Roughly equal
More portable Roughly equal
Better for Gaming Roughly equal
Better keyboardDell Inspiron 14 5420

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Nick Ross | March 2023
"If laptops were food, then the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 is arguably a Big Mac. There are cheaper and more expensive options, but this arguably represents the baseline of quality and value in the world of mobile computing… something that’s underlined by the attractive $1,279 price tag."

About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and the third-largest personal computer vendor by market share in 2022. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

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