Dell Latitude 5431

Dell Latitude 5431

Dell Latitude 5431

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Portability:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.3/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.1/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.3/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.4/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.8/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.6/10
SIZE: 14"

The Dell Latitude 5431 is a midrange laptop that offers a good balance of features for general business use. It has a 14-inch IPS display with a full HD resolution, which provides decent screen space and clarity for everyday tasks. The laptop is designed with Intel's i5 processor and integrated Iris Xe graphics, making it capable of handling typical productivity applications as well as lighter creative tasks such as photo editing. It comes with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which should be sufficient for most users. The Latitude 5431 has a sturdy build quality and offers various connectivity options including USB-C and HDMI ports. It also has a good keyboard and solid heat management. The battery life is reasonable, enabling typical usage for up to 9 hours. At a weight of 3.3 pounds, it is relatively portable for a business-class laptop. This laptop is not suited for intensive gaming or high-level 3D rendering or machine learning tasks, but for users who need a reliable laptop for work that includes document editing, spreadsheets, presentations, and basic photo editing, the Latitude 5431 is a suitable choice. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • High-quality keyboard
  • Effective heat management
  • Good port selection including Ethernet
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Premium business features
Cons
  • Mediocre speaker quality
  • Standard 60Hz refresh rate
  • Limited high-performance capabilities
  • No touchscreen option

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.4
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use:
4.2
The Dell Latitude 5431 is well-suited for general use because it features a solid CPU and ample RAM, ensuring smooth multitasking and daily activities. Its IPS screen offers good visual clarity and color, while its moderate weight and decent battery life balance portability and longevity for everyday tasks.
Content Creation:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
3.4
The Dell Latitude 5431 has an integrated Intel i5-1250P Iris Xe graphics unit, which provides modest gaming and 3D capabilities but lags behind dedicated gaming GPUs in performance. Furthermore, its screen refresh rate is standard at 60Hz, which is adequate for basic use but does not offer the smooth visuals that higher refresh rates give for fast-paced gaming or advanced 3D applications.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.2
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,350
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.7'' x 8.4'' x 0.96''
Weight
3.3 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1250P
Graphics
Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours
Battery Capacity
64 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
241 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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7.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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