Dell Vostro 14 3401 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 512GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 8GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, No OS
Dimensions
328.70 x 239.50 x 18.10 ~ 19.90 mm (12.94" x 9.43" x 0.71")
Weight
1.64 kg (3.6 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
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)
  • HDMI 1.4
  • Card reader MicroSD
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Speakers 2 Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotWedge Lock Slot

 

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 V4PNY-NV14N4H (BOE097C) / 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 Vostro 14 3401 series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)
price
1312
performance

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Dell Vostro 14 3401 series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Dell Vostro 14 3401 in-depth review

Some of the non-expensive devices are actually the backbone for a lot of manufacturers when it comes to overall sales. It's hard to fall in love with these machines but in most cases, they are designed to be on the budget side and they will be used in the office as a workhorse or maybe they are a good match for people who just want something for the casual daily routine tasks. That's the case with the Dell Vostro 14 3401 - it doesn't cost that much, it's an unpretentious 14-incher that will d[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Has MicroSD card slot, and a well-populated I/O
  • The screen offers comfortable viewing angles and a good contrast ratio (BOE097C)
  • Thin and light body
  • Affordable
  • Decent battery life
  • Has two RAM slots, as well as an M.2 and SATA slots

Cons

  • Bad cooling solution
  • Covers only 52% of the sRGB color gamut (BOE097C)
  • The CPU and GPU frequencies throttle down under their base clocks during heavy stress
  • Noisy
  • Uses PWM, which can be fixed by our Health-Guard profile (BOE097C)

Inside Dell Vostro 14 3401 – disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
39
fps
28
fps
18
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
32
fps
16
fps
6
fps
4
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
532
fps
42
fps
 
 
-51%
228
fps
51
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
101
fps
36
fps
19
fps
6
fps
 
-79%
34
fps
-
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
239
fps
65
fps
30
fps
 
 
-51%
142
fps
23
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
143
fps
115
fps
91
fps
 
 
-62%
67
fps
43
fps
24
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
36
fps
26
fps
21
fps
11
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
115
fps
82
fps
55
fps
43
fps
 
-41%
95
fps
55
fps
24
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
243
fps
202
fps
191
fps
 
 
-29%
197
fps
159
fps
96
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
30
fps
13
fps
10
fps
7
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
90
fps
49
fps
31
fps
 
 
-62%
31
fps
22
fps
12
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
-65%
64
fps
28
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
-35%
99
fps
30
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
67
fps
43
fps
34
fps
29
fps
 
-70%
31
fps
21
fps
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
-69%
43
fps
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
47
fps
28
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
72
fps
67
fps
63
fps
 
 
-49%
37
fps
35
fps
32
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
205
fps
212
fps
60
fps
 
 
-43%
108
fps
108
fps
57
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
Bench
43
fps
27
fps
22
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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