Inside Dell Vostro 14 5410 – disassembly and upgrade options
Despite its competitive price tag, the Vostro 14 5410 offers a good amount of upgrade options.
1. Remove the bottom plate
To take this laptop apart, you need to undo 7 Phillips-head screws. Two of them are captive, and help you with the prying process. After you are done, lift the bottom panel from the chassis.
Inside, we see a 54Wh battery pack. Dell also sells the notebook with a 41Wh unit. Nevertheless, our device managed more than 12 hours of Web browsing or nearly 11 hours of video playback. To take the battery out of the device, you first need to unplug the battery connector. Then, undo all 5 Phillips-head screws, holding it in place.
3. Memory and storage
Here, we see two SODIMM slots, which work in dual-channel mode. According to Dell, the maximum supported memory is 32GB in total. As for the storage, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot.
4. Cooling system
Cooling-wise, there are two heat pipes, connected to a medium-sized heat sink. The fan here is also of medium size.
Dell Vostro 14 5410 (i7) in-depth review
It is good that manufacturers figured out they can use more powerful hardware for their office devices. With that said, the Vostro 14 5410 is a bit more than an office laptop. It has the looks, the build, and the power to take you a long way.For instance, Dell has chosen to use Tiger Lake-H35 CPUs instead of the Tiger Lake-U series. This provides a higher short-term boost and sustained frequencies. Of course, this all depends on the cooling system of the laptop, which we are going to be evaluating later in the review.To be honest, the Vostro series gave us one of the more impressive n[...]
- Thunderbolt 4 (on Core i7 models), MicroSD card slot, and a well-populated I/O
- Two RAM SODIMM slots, and PCIe x4 support for storage
- Thin and light body
- PWM-free display (BOE BOE0948)
- Covers 97% of sRGB (BOE BOE0948)
- Good battery life
- Performance not matching the expectations
- Color accuracy is off (BOE BOE0948)
- Not the best cooling