Dell Inspiron 14 5406 (2-in-1) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 S
Dimensions
343.3 x 222.9 x 17 ~ 18.9 mm (13.52" x 8.78" x 0.67")
Weight
1.72 kg (3.8 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • HDMI 1.4
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0/5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone Dual Array Microphones
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotNoble Lock

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-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 (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).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“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.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

Buy our profiles for BOE NV14N4M-22G8N (BOE08AD) / 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 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.

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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.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-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.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Dell Inspiron 14 5406 (2-in-1) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Dell Inspiron 14 5406 (2-in-1) series.

 

Dell Inspiron 14 5406 (2-in-1) in-depth review

Every once in a while, we try to find the latest 14-inch 5000 series convertible laptop and take it for a ride. So far, we were far from pleased with what we saw, as previous iterations of the machine were either too fat, or too heavy, or their displays weren't on the level of 2-in-1 machinery. And when we got the Inspiron 14 5406 2-in-1 we really thought it is going to be different. However, year after year, model after model, Dell is making the same inconvenient, user-defying choices that [...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Memory upgrades thanks to two SODIMM slots
  • There is an included stylus
  • Good input devices
  • Wi-Fi 6 + SD card slot

Cons

  • Its display uses aggressive PWM for brightness adjustment (our Health-Guard profile fixes the issue) (BOE NV14N4M-22G8N)
  • Covers less than half of the colors in sRGB (BOE NV14N4M-22G8N)
  • Crippled base options
  • Too heavy for a 14-inch convertible

Inside Dell Inspiron 14 5406 2-in-1 - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
42
fps
33
fps
23
fps
 
-13%
39
fps
28
fps
18
fps
 
 
-15%
39
fps
26
fps
18
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
-39%
324
fps
35
fps
 
 
-52%
228
fps
51
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
101
fps
36
fps
19
fps
6
fps
 
-59%
48
fps
19
fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
239
fps
65
fps
30
fps
 
 
-21%
218
fps
46
fps
-
 
-29%
174
fps
41
fps
23
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
143
fps
115
fps
91
fps
 
 
-33%
117
fps
79
fps
39
fps
 
-40%
94
fps
67
fps
50
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
36
fps
26
fps
21
fps
11
fps
 
-6%
37
fps
28
fps
23
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
115
fps
82
fps
55
fps
43
fps
 
-17%
107
fps
69
fps
38
fps
30
fps
-20%
94
fps
63
fps
45
fps
34
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
243
fps
202
fps
191
fps
 
 
-13%
231
fps
183
fps
142
fps
 
-25%
182
fps
153
fps
140
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
90
fps
49
fps
31
fps
 
 
-32%
55
fps
40
fps
21
fps
 
-40%
46
fps
34
fps
22
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
-47%
97
fps
43
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
-15%
119
fps
49
fps
 
 
-24%
98
fps
52
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
67
fps
43
fps
34
fps
29
fps
 
-7%
54
fps
38
fps
37
fps
32
fps
-10%
56
fps
36
fps
33
fps
31
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
-15%
79
fps
38
fps
 
 
-19%
71
fps
40
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
48
fps
28
fps
11
fps
6
fps
 
-34%
36
fps
25
fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
-10%
103
fps
44
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
72
fps
67
fps
63
fps
 
 
-17%
61
fps
55
fps
51
fps
 
-30%
53
fps
47
fps
41
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
 
Bench
-17%
47
fps
28
fps
 
 
 
-21%
44
fps
27
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
205
fps
212
fps
60
fps
 
 
-6%
199
fps
187
fps
60
fps
 
-14%
182
fps
170
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
Bench
43
fps
27
fps
22
fps
 
 
-7%
32
fps
28
fps
26
fps
 
-38%
31
fps
26
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
62
fps
31
fps
26
fps
25
fps
 
-17%
49
fps
28
fps
24
fps
19
fps
-37%
41
fps
27
fps
23
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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