Dell Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1 laptop review: Budget 2-in-1 laptop with no compromise, thanks to AMD

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I bought the Dell Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1 laptop last month as I have been on the lookout for an everyday work laptop. I have already posted the first impression review of the laptop after using it for few days. Now after using it after few weeks I will be providing the full laptop review now.

The Dell Inspiron 14 7415 14″ FHD Touch Display 2-in-1 Laptop is a high-performance convertible laptop that is suitable to handle almost every regular work. It comes with pre-installed Windows 10 Home Single Language with lifetime validity and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019. I bought the Dell Inspiron 14 7415 from Amazon India at around Rs 65,000. This was the best option at this price range for me and I will tell you why my decision to buy this laptop was absolutely correct.

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Specifications of the Dell Inspiron 14 7415

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 6-core/12-thread Mobile Processor with Radeon Graphics
  • Memory & Storage: 8GB RAM | 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Display: 14.0-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Truelife Touch Narrow Border WVA Display
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Graphics with shared graphics memory
  • Operating System & Software: Windows 10 Home Single Language | Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019
  • I/o Ports: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (x2), USB3.2 (x1) type C, HDMI 1.4(x1),One Micro SD-card slot
  • Others: McAfee Security Center 15 month subscription,Finger Print Reader,,Active Pen,1 Year In-Home Hardware Service-Retail,4-cell 54Whr

Now let’s get to the details of the Dell Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1 laptop.

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Design and build quality

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The Dell Inspiron 14 7415 laptop variant I ordered is of pebble green colour. But one interesting thing is that the laptop lid comes in dark silver colour and only the bottom part of the laptop is of pebble green metal colour. At first, it looked a bit odd but eventually, the colour combination goes well with the laptop. Dell claims the Pebble Green finish use an environmentally conscious waterborne paint.

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The build quality of the laptop is on the premium side. Although it is in the mid-budget segment it will never fell cheap. The 360° hinge is also quite sturdy and it allows you to seamlessly shift between 4 different modes, providing the flexibility to stay connected throughout. The ergonomically positioned lift hinge also increases comfort for a better typing experience when you are using it as a traditional laptop mode.

I have been using it in all four modes for quite some now. At first, I had some doubts about the hinge quality but when you use it you will understand the hinges are well built to withstand all the modes. The build quality is quite good from Dell.

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The thin design and lightweight make it really easy to carry around everywhere, so you don’t have to compromise on portability. And with Modern Standby, the Dell Inspiron 14 7415 will get you up and running in a flash just by opening the lid.

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Physical overview:

On the left, you will HDMI 1.4b, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port which can be used for Power Delivery or DisplayPort.

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While on the right side, you will have a Micro SD Reader, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A and an Audio Jack.

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Overall, the design and build quality of the Dell Inspiron 14 7415 is on point. It is very comfortable to use.

Display

The Dell Inspiron 14 7415 features a 14.0-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Truelife Touch Narrow Border WVA Display. It has a virtually borderless view with thin bezels and an expansive screen-to-body ratio to minimize distractions for a better cinema, document and web browsing experience. The WVA display will allow you to move around freely, lean back, adjust positions and more with wide-viewing angle panels (WVA) without affecting your viewing experience of the FHD IPS touch screen.

The colour gamut of this laptop’s display is NTSC 45% which is good for regular use. Although the brightness of this laptop is 212.50 nits, you won’t find any difficulty in using it indoors. However, if you plan to use it outdoors, you will need a shady place to use it.

I have been using it to do my regular work inside my room, and I have faced no difficulties till now and the colour accuracy is also perfect for daily usage. However, I have tried to take it to my balcony and found it a little hard to work on in the daylight.

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The touch response of this laptop is great and it provides a seamless experience using it. The digital pen makes it easier to use. It makes working pretty seamless as you can use the trackpad and the touch option as you wish.

Performance

The Dell Inspiron 14 7415 convertible laptop has AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor inside. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has 6 cores and 12 threads with integrated Radeon Graphics. This is an absolute beast for normal everyday work. It can handle everything you throw at it.

The Dell Inspiron 7415 scored an impressive 1104 points in the single-core score while scoring 4584 in the multi-core section. The AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors are really beasts.

The Cinebench score was also quite outstanding. It scored 2577 points in multi-core and 457 points in Single core and has a 5.64x MP ratio.

This laptop scores 4893 points on PC Mark 10 with 8440 essential points, 7474 Productivity points and 5042 points for digital content creation.

It comes with a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive which provides excellent read and write speeds for a budget 2-in-1 laptop. The read speed is over 3500 mb/s and over 2200 mb/s write speed which is astonishing.

My work requires me to open multiple tabs over 20 in some situations, but it didn’t lag for a moment. The laptop also remains cool and doesn’t heat up while regular work. Overall, I am quite satisfied with the performance of the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor.

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Upgradability and Cooling

The Dell Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1 laptop comes with 8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM in a dual-channel setup. However, the most important point for me while buying this Laptop was the upgradable RAM option. This is a great option if you want to use this for the long term. The Amazon India detail page claims that you can upgrade it to 32 GB RAM from its initial 8 GB RAM. However, if you just double the RAM to 16 GB it will be enough to go on for the next 4 to 5 years, ideally.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t have an extra NVMe slot for a future storage upgrade but you can obviously connect an external HDD or SSD to increase the storage. Dell has put in a lot of effort to keep the laptop cool and quiet, ideal for everyday use.

Connectivity

When it comes to the connectivity section, this laptop comes with Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (2×2) Wi-Fi + BT 5 LE Wireless Card. The Wi-Fi 6 allows you to download big files at consistent speeds and also supports intelligent switching between the networks.

The Bluetooth 5.0 lets you connect multiple devices easily to the laptop like headphones, Bluetooth keyboards or mouse. This laptop has a host of connectivity options when it comes to ports as well. It has 1x HDMI 1.4b, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, 1x Micro SD Reader and 1x Audio Jack.

Gaming

The Dell Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1 laptop is not a typical gaming laptop and is more suitable for everyday work. However, you can do casual gaming on it as well, thanks to AMD.

I tried playing FIFA 21 in 1080p setting and got 50-60 fps in-game which is really great considering it only comes with an integrated AMD Radeon Graphics. You can easily play any game on it with 720p graphics, and the graphics performance can be improved when you upgrade your RAM.

You will get very much playable FPS in games like FIFA 21, CS GO, GTA V. It gave me around 50-60FPS, which is quite good for casual gaming. eSports titles provide good framerates at higher resolution and you can play any new triple-A title at the lowest 720p settings.

Audio & Webcam

The only downside I think of this laptop is its audio quality. The audio is loud enough for watching movies or listening to music but the audio quality isn’t that great. The speaker is not fine-tuned to give a proper distortion-free audio experience. You generally find this when you play some music or while watching movies or videos because when you increase the volume, the speakers show the cost-cutting Dell had to make. However, you can pair a Bluetooth audio device or just plug in your headphone to have a better audio experience.

The webcam is quite good in this price range and not any exception to an average webcam and gets the job well done for video calls.

Battery life

The Dell Inspiron 14 7415 comes with a 4-Cell 54WHr Lithium Polymer integrated battery. It averages 10-12 hours of battery life in ideal condition but in real-life scenarios, I experienced a battery backup of around 6-7 hours while surfing the internet, watching movies and my everyday work which is quite good for regular use.

One of the best parts of this laptop is that it has Type C charging. It comes with a 65 Watt Type-C EPEAT Adapter for charging and with ExpressCharge mode it can very quickly charge the laptop which is a really useful feature.

Keyboard and Trackpad

The Dell Inspiron 14 7415 laptop features Carbon English International Backlit Keyboard. The keyboard has been enhanced which include a larger keyboard with 9% bigger keys than the previous generation for a more comfortable typing experience. My everyday work requires a lot of typing and it is quite good for long-typing sessions.

The best thing about the trackpad is its large size compared to the other laptops of this category. The trackpad is big enough to ensure you don’t have any trouble doing your daily work. The touchpad has also been enhanced with new material that has a smooth feel.

My Dell software and Active Pen

My Dell app is a one-stop place for everything related to your Dell Inspiron 14 7415 laptop. You can get all the driver updates from here. The Dell Mobile Connect can also wirelessly connect your phone to this laptop and you can access all your texts, calls, notifications ad apps from the laptop.

The Dell Active Pen is also up to the mark as it makes drawing pretty easy on the laptop. It is a very handy tool.

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Pros and cons

ProsCons
Premium build qualityAudio not up to the mark
Great performance with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U insideBrightness is low for using outdoors
Impressive battery lifeNot very colour accurate
2-in-1 touchscreen display
Excellent keyboard and trackpad
Upgradable RAM
Fast SSD

Verdict

I am overall very much impressed by the performance of the Dell Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1 laptop. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor is an absolute beast and can almost handle all everyday work you throw at it. In this price segment, it is one of the best laptops out there, in my opinion.

Check out the Dell Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1 laptop on Amazon India: https://amzn.to/3hbZTjH

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REVIEW OVERVIEW

Design and Build
Display
Performance
Connectivity
Audio and Webcam
Battery Life
Keyboard and Trackpad

SUMMARY

I am overall very much impressed by the performance of the Dell Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1 laptop. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor is an absolute beast and can almost handle all everyday work you throw at it. In this price segment, it is one of the best laptops out there, in my opinion.
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