• CPU: Intel Core i7-10510U
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (25W)
  • Display: 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB (2x 4096MB) - DDR4, 2666MHz
  • Weight: 1.49 kg (3.3 lbs)


  • Minimal stylish looks
  • Nice performance/efficiency ratio + 25W GeForce MX250
  • Good battery life
  • Supports PCIe x4 SSDs
  • Good contrast ratio and comfortable viewing angles
  • Doesn't use aggressive PWM to adjust its brightness
  • Wide upgradability options


  • We got some driver issues with the touchpad
  • Lacks Thunderbolt connection
  • Covers only 54% of sRGB
  • Gets warm on the outside while under pressure

Dell Vostro 5490 - Specs

CPU Performance #72
  • Intel Core i5-10310U 3592.1%
  • Intel Core i5-1035G7 3556.7%
  • Intel Core i7-10510U
  • Intel Core i5-10210U 532.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8665U 3557.1%
  • Intel Core i7-8565U 3549.4%
GPU Performance #83
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX350 1.1%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M1200 (4GB GDDR5) 0.6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (25W)
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (4GB GDDR5) 1%
  • NVIDIA Quadro P520 (2GB GDDR5) 1.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5) 0.9%
14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
Innolux N140HCA-EAC
Color accuracy 5.8 -> 3.5
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
8GB (2x 4096MB) - DDR4, 2666MHz
42Wh, 3-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
321.7 x 227.6 x 17.9 mm (12.67" x 8.96" x 0.70")
1.49 kg (3.3 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


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DISPLAY: 14.0-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name Innolux N140HCA-EAC
Diagonal 14.0"
Pixel density 157.35 ppi
Brightness 265 cd/m2
sRGB 52%
PWM frequency 25000 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 22 inches (56 cm)
Contrast 1300:1
dE Color Checker 5.8 3.5
PWM Rating 7.7: (acceptable)
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Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

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Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

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Gaming and Movie Nights

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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.

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