Dell Latitude 14 7490

Dell Latitude 14 7490

Dell Latitude 14 7490

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Operating Noise:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.1/10
GAMING/3D: Fair6.1/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.7/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.1/10
BATTERY: Good7.9/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Fair6.6/10
SIZE: 14"

The Dell Latitude 14 7490 is a budget-friendly option with a solid build and respectable performance for general use. It has an Intel i7 processor, integrated Intel graphics, 512GB of storage, and 16GB of RAM, which should handle most day-to-day tasks comfortably. The 14-inch IPS display offers clear images at Full HD resolution and has touchscreen capabilities. Key features include a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and a variety of ports including USB-C, HDMI, and Ethernet, although it lacks a number pad. It's fairly lightweight, conducive to portability, and has a good balance of battery life. This laptop may not be suited for intensive gaming or demanding engineering tasks as the graphics are on the basic side. It's well-suited for business users seeking reliability and functionality without stretching the budget. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Very good portability
  • Good battery life
  • USB-C charging supported
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Fingerprint reader for security
Cons
  • Fair 3D/machine learning performance
  • Fair engineering performance
  • Screen colors are fair
  • Moderate weight

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
4.6
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:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.4
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
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.
General Use:
4.1
The Dell Latitude 14 7490 is well-suited for general use due to its long battery life, allowing for extensive use without frequent charging, and its high portability score indicates it's easy to carry around, which is a bonus for users on the go. Furthermore, the laptop has quality keyboard and build, complemented by effective heat management, ensuring comfort and reliability during everyday tasks.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.0
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.
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.
Engineering & Design:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software engineering, graphic design, 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.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
3.2
The Dell Latitude 14 7490 offers moderate performance for gaming and 3D applications due to its integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620, which is less capable than dedicated gaming GPUs, and its standard 60Hz refresh rate, which is lower compared to high-end gaming laptops that often support faster rates for smoother visuals. Additionally, while its IPS screen provides decent color reproduction and viewing angles, hardcore gamers and professionals in 3D graphics may seek better screen quality and resolution.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$270
Brand
Dell
Release Date
January 04 2018
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Overall Dimensions
13'' x 8.7'' x 0.8''
Weight
3.11 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-8650U
Overall CPU Score
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3.8/10
Graphics
UHD Graphics 620
Overall GPU Score
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2.4/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
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7/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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6.4/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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7/10
Diagonal Size
14"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
0
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
2

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.5 hours
Battery Capacity
60 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

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

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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Henry T. Casey | April 2018
"The Dell Latitude 7490's got the speed you need (and then some), a keyboard that's comfortable enough for writing all day long and a battery that supports a full 8-hour workday. If only the display were brighter and it managed heat better. If you need every minute of battery life you can get, the extended-battery version of the Lenovo ThinkPad T480 lasts 8 hours longer than the Latitude 7490, but its display is much less colorful."

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