Display and Design
The Inspiron 5406 features a plastic body- but comes with a metal lid. Display-wise, it comes with a 14-inch FHD display LED-backlit panel with touch support. The bezels are sleek on three sides. Additionally, to touch input, Dell Inspiron 14 5406 contains stylus input as well. Unfortunately, the company doesn’t provide a stylus inside the box. However, Users can buy a Dell Active Pen separately.
Performance and Memory
Under the hood, the Inspiron 5406 packs an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor. The graphics card in this laptop is Intel Iris Xe graphics with shared graphics memory. Moving on to memory, this model comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and SSD storage of 512GB. It should be enough to get started, however for high capacity you can swap the onboard SSD if required.
Battery and Connectivity
The device simply comes with a 3-cell 40 WHr ”Smart” Lithium-ion battery that provides the necessary juice for the Inspiron 14 5406. It provides a battery life of 8 hours when used continuously and supports ExpressCharge technology.
In terms of I/O, there is two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, one HDMI 1.4b, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (DisplayPort, power delivery), and one audio-combo jack. There’s also a wedge-shaped lock and MicroSD card reader slot. On the wireless connectivity front, it comes with Intel WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.