As with every budget-friendly business notebook, there are a handful of drawbacks to be considered when assessing the display quality so here’s what we can say about the Vostro 14 5459’s image quality and health impact. In the pack below, you will find the usual Health-Guard, Office work / Web design and Gaming / Movie Nights profiles, each of which will improve the overall image quality in certain aspects. You can read more about them here and how to use them. We also suggest reading our dedicated article regarding blue light emissions and PWM and how our custom profiles help eliminate both to certain extend.
The Dell Vostro 14 5459 has an HD TN panel with merely 55% sRGB coverage, extremely low contrast ratio (250:1) relatively low maximum brightness (201 cd/m2) and deviating from the optimal color temperature. Our profiles will deliver better overall image quality by improving color reproduction, correct the gamma levels, adjust the color temperature, eliminate PWM and also limit the negative blue light emissions.
Since our profiles are tailored for each individual display model, this article and its respective profile package is meant for Dell Vostro 14 5459 with 14.0″ panel manufactured by BOE with model number DP36C featuring HD (1366×768) resolution and the machine can be found at Amazon.com: Dell Vostro 14 5000.
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Office work / Web design
If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.
Gaming or Movie nights
We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.
This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.
Office Work / Web Design
This profile aims to deliver the most accurate colors possible in the sRGB gamut – the colors used on the Web. That makes it suitable for Office work and, in some cases, for Web Design. However, this display doesn’t have the needed sRGB color gamut coverage and contrast ratio so you will have to look for a better IPS panel for your color-sensitive work. Still, our profile will bring the average dE2000 from the whopping 12 down to a more bearable level of 3.2. Take note that usually values above 4.0 are unwanted.
We’ve also adjusted the gamma curve and white balance to fit the standards.
Gaming and Movie Nights
You can take advantage of the Gaming and Movie Nights profile, which will improve the overall visibility – especially in darker areas of the image – during gaming and watching movies (you can see an example here).
As for the Health-Guard profile, it reduces the blue light impact and eliminates the PWM. You will find this profile very helpful as the Vostro 14 5459’s HD screen uses aggressive PWM from 0 to 99% brightness at 300 Hz. The Health-Guard profile will also reduce the negative blue light emissions.
Installing and using the profiles
You can find a guide for installing and using the profiles HERE.
You can find the notebook’s price and configurations here: http://amzn.to/2gDvKMl