Last year, Dell’s Latitude 5000 series were really successful. And if we have to be honest, we have our expectations high on their respective refreshes. One of them is the Latitude 14 5410 – a 14-inch business-grade notebook.

In addition to the mandatory security enhancements of the Latitude series, you get the Dell Optimizer, which… well, optimizes the performance of the laptop with an AI, which analyzes your behavior and provides more power where you need, and more battery life, when you need.

This device comes with the Comet Lake-U processors, so don’t expect huge performance out of it. But on the other side, you never know how Dell has done their homework.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/dell-latitude-14-5410/

Contents


Specs Sheet

Dell Latitude 14 5410 – Specs


HDD/SSD

up to
1000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD


OS


Windows 10 Pro, No OS, Windows 10 Home


Battery


68Wh, 4-cell, 51Wh, 3-cell, 42Wh, 3-cell


Dimensions


323 x 216 x 20.3 ~ 21.2 mm (12.72″ x 8.50″ x 0.80″)

Ports and connectivity

  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader MicroSD
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5 Combo Jack
  • uSIM Card Slot

Features

  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual Array Microphones
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

What’s in the box?

Inside the package, we found nothing more than some paper manuals and a 90W USB Type-C power adapter.

Design and construction

As you may know, this laptop is built out of about 18% of recycled Carbon fiber. It weighs 1.47kg and has a profile of 20.3mm in the front part and 21.2mm in the back. This makes it really light, but on the other hand, quite bulky, compared to some of its competition. On the bright side, the body feels really strong, and twisting it is almost an impossible task.

Opening the lid, on the other side, is no easy job for a single hand. Also, the lid is far less resistant to flex than the body and twisting it results in huge color shifts in the display. But yet again, the bezels are relatively thin, and the top one houses an HD camera with a shutter and an optional IR face recognition.

After we’ve covered the lid, let’s move to the base. There, we find a very comfortable keyboard, which has good key travel, clicky feedback, and a bit smaller than average keycaps. Also, there is a nipple above the “B” key, which works in tandem with the set of buttons above the touchpad. In addition to that, there is another set of buttons, placed to work with the touchpad, itself.

Thankfully, the keyboard has a backlight and the Power on/off button, found in the top right corner of the base, actually features an optional fingerprint sensor.

Traditionally, the Latitude’s ventilation is realized, by drawing cool air from the bottom panel and exhausting it through a vent on the side. Also, there are two speaker cutouts.

Ports

On the left side, there is the charging plug, a USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 2) port with DisplayPort and charging functions, as well as optional Thunderbolt support. Then, there is a USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) port, and an optional Smart card reader. On the right, you have an RJ-45 connector, an HDMI 1.4b connector, two USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) port, an audio jack, a MicroSD card reader, and a Micro SIM card slot.

Disassembly, upgrade options, and maintenance

There are 8 Phillips-head captive screws you need to undo before you pry the bottom panel and lift it away.

Inside, we see two relatively thin heat pipes making their way to the side of the notebook. Then, the heat is blown away by the single rather small fan.

Two RAM SODIMM provide up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory, operating at 2667 MHz. In terms of storage, there is one M.2 slot.

Interestingly, in terms of battery, this device comes with three different units, when it comes to the capacity – a 42Wh, 51Wh, and a 68Wh one. Should you get a unit with the smallest of them, there will be space inside for one 2.5-inch SATA drive as well.

Display quality

Dell Latitude 14 5410 features a Full HD IPS screen, model number BOE NV14N4F-HN4TM (BOE07BB). Its diagonal is 14″ (35.56 cm), and the resolution – 1920 х 1080. Additionally, the screen ratio is 16:9, the pixel density – 157 ppi, their pitch – 0.161 x 0.161 mm. The screen can be considered Retina when viewed from at least 55 cm (from this distance, the average human eye can’t see the individual pixels).

It has comfortable viewing angles. We have provided images at 45 degrees to evaluate quality.

The maximum measured brightness is 237 nits (cd/m2) in the middle of the screen and 230 nits (cd/m2) average across the surface with a maximum deviation of 11%. The Correlated Color Temperature on a white screen and at maximum brightness is 6720K (average) – slightly colder than the 6500K optimum for sRGB.
In the illustration below you can see how the display performs from a uniformity perspective. The illustration below shows how matters are for operational brightness levels (approximately 140 nits) – in this particular case at 59% Brightness (White level = 140 cd/m2, Black level = 0.12 cd/m2).
Values of dE2000 over 4.0 should not occur, and this parameter is one of the first you should check if you intend to use the laptop for color-sensitive work (a maximum tolerance of 2.0 ). The contrast ratio is good – 1140:1

To make sure we are on the same page, we would like to give you a little introduction to the sRGB color gamut and the Adobe RGB. To start, there’s the CIE 1976 Uniform Chromaticity Diagram that represents the visible specter of colors by the human eye, giving you a better perception of the color gamut coverage and the color accuracy.

Inside the black triangle, you will see the standard color gamut (sRGB) that is being used by millions of people in HDTV and on the web. As for the Adobe RGB, this is used in professional cameras, monitors, etc for printing. Basically, colors inside the black triangle are used by everyone and this is the essential part of the color quality and color accuracy of a mainstream notebook.

Still, we’ve included other color spaces like the famous DCI-P3 standard used by movie studios, as well as the digital UHD Rec.2020 standard. Rec.2020, however, is still a thing of the future and it’s difficult for today’s displays to cover that well. We’ve also included the so-called Michael Pointer gamut, or Pointer’s gamut, which represents the colors that naturally occur around us every day.

The yellow dotted line shows Dell Latitude 14 5410’s color gamut coverage.

Its display covers only 52% of the sRGB/ITU-R BT.709 (web/HDTV standard) in CIE1976.

Our “Design and Gaming” profile delivers optimal color temperature (6500K) at 140 cd/m2 luminance and sRGB gamma mode.

We tested the accuracy of the display with 24 commonly used colors like light and dark human skin, blue sky, green grass, orange, etc. You can check out the results at factory condition and also, with the “Design and Gaming” profile.

Below you can compare the scores of Dell Latitude 14 5410 with the default settings (left), and with the “Gaming and Web design” profile (right).

The next figure shows how well the display is able to reproduce really dark parts of an image, which is essential when watching movies or playing games in low ambient light.

The left side of the image represents the display with stock settings, while the right one is with the “Gaming and Web Design” profile activated. On the horizontal axis, you will find the grayscale, and on the vertical axis – the luminance of the display. On the two graphs below you can easily check for yourself how your display handles the darkest nuances but keep in mind that this also depends on the settings of your current display, the calibration, the viewing angle, and the surrounding light conditions.

Response time (Gaming capabilities)

We test the reaction time of the pixels with the usual “black-to-white” and “white-to-black” method from 10% to 90% and vice versa.

We recorded Fall Time + Rise Time = 33 ms. The panel is not one of the fastest on the market.

Health impact – PWM / Blue Light

PWM (Screen flickering)

Pulse-width modulation (PWM) is an easy way to control monitor brightness. When you lower the brightness, the light intensity of the backlight is not lowered, but instead turned off and on by the electronics with a frequency indistinguishable to the human eye. In these light impulses, the light/no-light time ratio varies, while brightness remains unchanged, which is harmful to your eyes. You can read more about that in our dedicated article on PWM.

Dell Latitude 14 5410’s display doesn’t use PWM to adjust its brightness only at the maximum level. Not only that, but the flickerings have a relatively low frequency, which is a disadvantage.

Blue light emissions

Installing our Health-Guard profile not only eliminates PWM but also reduces the harmful Blue Light emissions while keeping the colors of the screen perceptually accurate. If you’re not familiar with the Blue light, the TL;DR version is – emissions that negatively affect your eyes, skin, and your whole body. You can find more information about that in our dedicated article on Blue Light.

Conclusions

Dell Latitude 14 5410 has a budget-quality IPS panel with a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, and adequate default settings. Sadly, it covers barely half of the colors of the sRGB gamut and uses aggressive PWM for all brightness level part the maximum. Thankfully, our Health-Guard profile fixes this issue.

Buy our profiles

Since our profiles are tailored for each individual display model, this article and its respective profile package are meant for Dell Latitude 14 5410 configurations with 14.0″ BOE NV14N4F-HN4TM (BOE07BB) (FHD, 1920 × 1080) IPS.

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

All

Sound

Dell Latitude 14 5410’s speakers have relatively good quality. Its low, mid, and high tones, though, all have deviations from clarity.

Drivers

All of the drivers and utilities for this notebook can be downloaded from here: https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/product-support/product/latitude-14-5410-laptop/drivers

Battery

Now, we conduct the battery tests with Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits, and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with. Our unit’s 68Wh battery delivered a great battery life. We got 19 hours and 27 mins of Web browsing, and 17 hours and 18 minutes of video playback.

CPU options

This notebook comes with one of many Comet Lake-U processors. Starting from the Core i3-10110U, Core i5-10210U, Core i5-10310U, Core i7-10510U, Core i7-10610U, and finishing with the Core i7-10810U.


Dell Latitude 14 5410 CPU variants

Here you can see an approximate comparison between the CPUs that can be found in the Dell Latitude 14 5410 models on the market. This way you can decide for yourself which Dell Latitude 14 5410 model is the best bang for your buck.

Note: The chart shows the cheapest different CPU configurations so you should check what the other specifications of these laptops are by clicking on the laptop’s name / CPU.


GPU options

Apart from the integrated Intel UHD Graphics, you can configure the laptop with the AMD Radeon RX640.


Gaming tests

cs-go-benchmarks

Temperatures and comfort

Max CPU load

In this test we use 100% on the CPU cores, monitoring their frequencies and chip temperature. The first column shows a computer’s reaction to a short load (2-10 seconds), the second column simulates a serious task (between 15 and 30 seconds), and the third column is a good indicator of how good the laptop is for long loads such as video rendering.

Average core frequency (base frequency + X); CPU temp.

Intel Core i7-10610U (15W TDP) 0:02 – 0:10 sec 0:15 – 0:30 sec 10:00 – 15:00 min
Dell Latitude 14 5410 3.76 GHz (B+109%) @ 97°C 2.73 GHz (B+52%) @ 86°C 2.26 GHz (B+26%) @ 79°C
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X 2.94 GHz (B+63%) @ 86°C 2.62 GHz (B+46%) @ 95°C 2.04 GHz (B+13%) @ 81°C

We are pretty impressed by the high clock speed in the first part of the test. While the frequency slightly lowers itself down to 2.26 GHz, we still see a reasonable temperature.

Comfort during full load

The laptop definitely can be heard under load, and to be honest – even when installing a program. However, the temperature on the outside remains in check even under extreme load.

Verdict

Surprisingly, the Latitude 14 5410 delivers a very decent performance from the 15W quad-core CPUs. And to our relief, it provides memory upgrades up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, thanks to its two SODIMM slots.

The chassis, itself is very good, although we found it a bit unbalanced when it comes to the weight – the user-facing right edge was a bit lighter than the left, and this made it raise by no more than a millimeter above the other edge.

Other than that, you get an optional fingerprint reader, as well as an optional IR face recognition system. And what is better than that? Well, the battery. We got about 19 hours and a half of Web browsing, and more than 17 hours of video playback out of it, so it’s pretty safe, that this device’s 68Wh battery is one of the longest-lasting out there.

Dell Latitude 14 5410 has a budget-quality IPS panel with a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, and adequate default settings. Sadly, it covers barely half of the colors of the sRGB gamut and uses aggressive PWM for all brightness level part the maximum. Thankfully, our Health-Guard profile fixes this issue.

Also, we shouldn’t forget to mention, that the device has a MicroSD card reader, and optional LTE support, and a SmartCard reader.

So, if we take the slightly imbalanced body and the budget-level IPS panel out of the equation, we end up with an extremely solid notebook. One that will never let you down in your business endeavors. However, there are models like the ThinkPad L14, and the HP ProBook 440 G7, which are very good options, as well.

Pros

  • Strong body build of carbon
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Wide range of connectivity options
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Fingerprint reader embedded in the power button + IR face recognition (both are optional)
  • PCIe x4, (optional) Thunderbolt 3 and (optional) LTE support

Cons

  • Uses aggressive PWM to adjust its brightness up the maximum level of brightness (fixed by our Health-Guard profile) (BOE NV14N4F-HN4TM (BOE07BB))
  • Covers only 51% of sRGB (BOE NV14N4F-HN4TM (BOE07BB))

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/dell-latitude-14-5410/





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