Dell Vostro 5470 business class ultrabook review

Dell makes a lot of models that are positioned as designed for office use. Among them, there are both devices for a couple of thousand dollars, and very inexpensive offers that are in the price range up to 15,000 rubles. Ultrabook Dell Vostro 5470 belongs to the entry level, but it is already equipped with processors of the fourth generation Intel Core i3 or i5 series (Haswell). The price range of the model, depending on the configuration, is from 20 to 36 thousand rubles. The review got the device in the minimum configuration with an Intel Core i3 4010U 1.7 GHz processor, 4 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz RAM and a 500 GB hard drive (5400 rpm). Included and Windows 8 in 64-bit version. The cost of this option in Moscow is about 20,000 rubles.

Design, case materials

Vostro 5470 ultrabooks are the younger brothers of the XPS series, which inevitably affects the design and quality of materials. If the cases of the XPS series models are made entirely of aluminum, then in the Vostro series some of the body elements remain plastic, and the rest are only covered with aluminum plates. Similar solutions are used by other manufacturers. In practice, the difference in feel between cases is negligible, but the combination of different materials looks cheaper. That is, such a laptop is an example of a cheap model, which they tried to make look more expensive.

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Apart from the comparison with more expensive devices, the design is neutral and pleasant - exactly what you expect from a laptop for "office plankton". It does not cause any hot emotions, but only ardent fans of "poppies" can be rejected. Coffee-grey anodized (Dell's Graphite Silver) anodized aluminum on the top cover, same gray-black aluminum on the inside, and a slightly rough black plastic bottom panel.

Dell Vostro 5470

The top of the lid is covered with aluminum. In the center is the traditional Dell logo, cut-out in polished, high-gloss aluminium. Catchy, but over time, this detail accumulates dust and dirt. In addition, there are three small holes on the cover for an external microphone.

The screen is covered with a plastic panel, around which is a cheap but functional matte plastic. Simple, but effective - the matte surface does not collect fingerprints so actively and does not glare.

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Centered above the screen is the camera lens, to the right of which is the microphone, and to the left is the backlight LED. Usually Dell engineers place it the other way around.

The interior is divided into aluminum trim and plastic. The plastic around the keyboard is the same as around the screen. Gray, matte, non-staining and cheap. The panel in front of the keyboard is covered with the same aluminum as the cover on top. In the middle is a large touchpad without division into a touch field and buttons. On the right, just below the keyboard, there is a fingerprint scanner, a standard for business class.

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Above the keyboard in the center are three indicators: power, battery and hard drive. All three have bright white LED backlighting. It is clearly visible both in the dark and in daylight.

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Very to the right perched a small power button, also equipped with a white indicator. Again, usually in Dell laptops (and not only) it is on the left.

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The front bezel has no indicators or connectors. All indicators are visible only when the laptop is opened (although if you try, you can see them even with the lid closed). But behind all the "nozzles" of the radiators of the cooling system are located.

The bottom panel is one-piece - the battery is hidden entirely under it, and it is not easy to replace it. Slots for the speakers of the audio system and a grill covering the built-in subwoofer are distributed along it. It is worth noting that the speakers are located asymmetrically, and some of the slots are just stampings designed to make the appearance of the panel more symmetrical. To access the internal parts of the laptop, the entire panel is removed.

The legs on which the device stands are quite massive, spherical in shape, made of rubber.

In general, the device gives the impression of being thin and neat. The ultrabook doesn't look expensive, but the neat and neutral design and high-quality assembly give a fairly positive impression. This is a good example of a laptop for every day.

Connectors, connecting devices

As mentioned above, there are no indicators or connectors on the front and rear ends. All indicators are hidden under the cover, and the connectors are placed on the right and left ends. On the left are the Kensington Lock, power connector, two USB ports and an SD memory card slot. They are all shifted to the rear end and marked in a standard way.

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To the right are HDMI, USB, Ethernet, and 3.5mm audio.

All three USB ports are made according to the USB 3.0 standard, there are no differences between them. The card reader has minimal functionality and only supports SD cards. The audio connector is combined, it is both an input and an output; it will not work to connect a regular computer headset to a laptop. For the network card connector, as in most ultrabooks, the thickness of the case was not enough - it is equipped with a hinged spring-loaded cover.

If we talk about connecting peripherals, then the ultrabook provides the minimum needs, but nothing more. Wireless interfaces are represented by a combined module 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth version 4.0. The network card supports data transfer up to 1000 Mbps. In general, everything is standard here, without any achievements - the minimum standard.

Keyboard and touchpad

The keyboard on the Dell Vostro 5470 is typical for models with a screen diagonal of 14 inches. That is, without a digital block, but a decent enough size. The buttons are made of black plastic, there is no backlight. The key travel is soft and deep, their size is average - it is quite acceptable for long-term use as a typewriter, but the buttons have a little play in their sockets, this takes some getting used to, since the small distance between them allows the finger to slip freely, causing accidental pressing.

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The touchpad takes even more getting used to. Despite its large size and convenient location, its use is by no means comfortable succeed. Firstly, even at the maximum level of sensitivity, it remains insufficient, for sure operation you have to press your finger significantly, and gesture control does not always work correctly. Secondly, the engineers thought it was a good idea to make the touchpad out of aluminum. The idea itself is not so bad, but the texture with well-perceived longitudinal stripes from milling prevents its comfortable use. In addition, when working with a heavy load for a long time, the entire front of the laptop heats up, which is also not very pleasant.

Screen

The screen in the model, as you would expect from an inexpensive ultrabook, has a TN TFT matrix with a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels with a diagonal of 14 inches. However, it is quite capable of competing with inexpensive IPS options. Although the viewing angles cannot be called the maximum, with the available possibilities for tilting the screen vertically, they are quite sufficient - it is equally comfortable to work with a laptop both on a table and on your knees.

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The LED backlight is very bright, its reserve is quite enough to work in any conditions, but still the screen is glossy, and you should not turn your back to the light source - if the glare does not complicate the work, then it will not add pleasant moments to it.< /p>

Colors are as bright and saturated as possible for TN TFT. Perhaps the TrueLife screen coating contributes to this. There are no complaints about this parameter. We can say that the screen resolution is low and its density is currently insufficient, but here it should be noted that the Vostro 5470 costs less than 25,000 rubles in the minimum configuration and all its competitors have screens with the same resolution and density.

Webcam

The ultrabook received a 1 MP HD camera. The maximum video resolution is 720p. Despite seemingly not the most outstanding characteristics, the model turned out to be successful in this regard. When video calling via Skype, the image is transmitted clearly, your interlocutor will not see blurry shapes out of focus. A nice addition is an external microphone, which helps to get a clear sound - it is clear that they considered video communication an important parameter for the business model and worked with the module.

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There is also an LED that makes your face visible in low light. It does not have brightness adjustment, but it is set quite well - even in complete darkness with a screen brightness of 15%, the LED does not blind, and the face at a typical distance when working at the table is completely lit.

Overall, this laptop deserves a very high rating in terms of webcam.

The laptop received a high-definition sound card with support for Wave MaxxAudio 4.0 technology. Behind these big words lies the usual sound that can be found in mid-range laptops, you will not find any fundamental difference from most similar devices when you connect headphones. Similar results are shown by most of the flagship-level smartphones two or three years ago. When listening to music in mp3 format (320 kbps), I could not hear any difference from the lossless formats. The situation changes somewhat when watching movies and starting games. Here the sound is more voluminous, so using mid-range headphones will be a justified solution.

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If you use the built-in audio system, then the situation will also be ambiguous. The Dell Vostro 5470 has two asymmetrically positioned 1.5W stereo speakers and one 2W subwoofer. This seems to be enough to comfortably watch a movie without using external audio devices, but practice has shown that only a subwoofer saves the situation by taking on part of the midrange frequencies. The speakers do not have enough power, and when output to maximum volume, the sound turns into a mess. There are no wheezing, but to make out the words, you have to strain your attention. That is, if you are watching a movie or playing a game, it is better to find a quieter room so as not to output the volume beyond 60% of the maximum. Up to this level, the sound remains acceptable.

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The office orientation of the device also affected the fact that the engineers saw the hard surface of the table as the main position for the device. The direction of sound propagation is such that if it hits a soft surface, the speakers will stall. When you place the laptop on your lap, either the right or left channel is easily blocked, where the stereo effect ends.

In general, the rating is satisfactory for a model up to 25 thousand rubles, but completely unacceptable for top versions for 30 thousand rubles.

Performance

As already mentioned, it is based on the 4th generation Intel Core i3-4010U processor (3 MB cache, frequency 1.7 GHz). This is a low-voltage option that does not have Turbo Boost, which saves battery life, but does not allow you to get a boost in power if necessary. There are two cores in the chipset, but there are four logical ones. Considering that the reviewed version had only an integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics adapter, there is no need to say anything about the high performance of the laptop. This is a typical "typewriter" for office applications and a photo editor. There is no need to set any other tasks before such a configuration.

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The laptop scored 4.8 in its current configuration in standard Windows testing. Aero performance has traditionally been the bottleneck, but in all other tests the device showed decent results for its class - no less than 5.9.

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The downside was the RAM and hard drive. DDR3L 1600 MHz memory is a kind of standard for laptops, and in the case of this model, you can choose a version with a higher capacity - up to 8 GB. There is also room for maneuver in the case of the drive. In addition to a 500GB or 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive, there are options with an optional 32GB SSD and a 128GB SSD. By the way, only in the latter case, the model, from the point of view of Dell, is an ultrabook, although all versions fall into the parameters determined by Intel.

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Если же говорить о производительности в целом, то ее достаточно для повседневных задач: веб-браузинга, редактирования текстов, фотографий или простейшего видеоредактора, а также просмотра фильмов или запуска не слишком новых и тяжелых игр. Несколько лучшие результаты должны демонстрировать версии с дискретной картой NVIDIA и процессором Core i5.

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Heating, cooling, noise level

The ultrabook's cooling system is implemented quite well - the main heat removal goes through the radiators on the rear end. In case the load consists of a browser with 2-4 tabs and a text editor, the cooling system does its job perfectly. Things are somewhat worse when playing video - after an hour and a half of viewing the laptop becomes, if not hot, then unpleasantly warm in the touchpad area and under the brush. That is, a large load for a long time still overloads the cooling system. Moreover, in order to cool the laptop, you have to turn it off, otherwise its temperature will remain above the comfortable level.

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You can hold a warm laptop on your lap. The most intense heat dissipation is in the center, that is, it will not overheat your knees.

Noise level is fine. The model is not just quiet, but very quiet. Even when running benchmarks, the noise remained barely noticeable, the fan felt like a slight rustling plus a noticeable flow of warm air through the nozzles. In general, according to this parameter, everything is at the market level - the models either make noise due to intensive heat removal, or heat up.

Work offline

This model has a non-removable 3-cell 48.6 Li-Ion battery

51.2 Wh The manufacturer does not indicate battery life. In practice, I was not able to get more than six hours of work from the ultrabook. Basically, under moderate load (browser, Skype and text editor, 50% brightness), it ran out of juice in four or four and a half hours. Six hours is only web browsing, and when the battery reaches 30%, the brightness decreases to 1/3 of the maximum. In standby mode (the screen is off), the discharge is insignificant - up to 5% per hour. In sleep mode, a full discharge occurred after 1.5 days.

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Surprisingly, though, the Dell Vostro 5470 performed best when playing video. 42 minutes of Full HD MKV file playback (one standard episode of the series), the discharge was 18% of the capacity (from 96% to 78% of the maximum). Subsequently, the discharge rate was from 20 to 25% per series, which allowed in general to have another 8% of the charge after watching 4 episodes or more than three hours of work.

Includes a 65-watt power supply. It is important to note that it does not have a standard connector for Dell laptops, but a reduced diameter. And the block itself is made as compact as possible, although very heavy. The disadvantages include the fact that the cable from the plug to the block is standard. That is, thick and heavy, with a massive plug designed for grounding. The time required to fully charge the battery is about two hours.

Conclusions

Despite these shortcomings, the Dell Vostro 5470 ultrabook can be called a successful model. But subject to purchase in a minimum configuration at a minimum cost. Additional power consumers in the form of a touch screen, a more powerful processor and a discrete graphics card are not supported by a more capacious battery, which negatively affects the operating time. But the cost, if available, grows, almost comparing with more expensive models. At the same time, as a typewriter, the combination of an economical processor and integrated graphics is quite enough. Given the low cost, the solution looks quite justified, and good design and high-quality assembly only add to the pluses. This ultrabook will not suit only those who need at least six hours of full-fledged work - you won’t be able to refuse the power supply, and it negates the small weight (about 1.5 kg) and compact dimensions (18.3 mm (H) x 233 .5 mm (D) x 337.6 mm (W)) of the device.

Dell Vostro 5470 business class ultrabook review

Dell makes a lot of models that are positioned as designed for office use. Among them, there are both devices for a couple of thousand dollars, and very inexpensive offers that are in the price range up to 15,000 rubles. Ultrabook Dell Vostro 5470 belongs to the entry level, but it is already equipped with processors of the fourth generation Intel Core i3 or i5 series (Haswell). The price range of the model, depending on the configuration, is from 20 to 36 thousand rubles. The review got the device in the minimum configuration with an Intel Core i3 4010U 1.7 GHz processor, 4 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz RAM and a 500 GB hard drive (5400 rpm). Included and Windows 8 in 64-bit version. The cost of this option in Moscow is about 20,000 rubles.

Design, case materials

Vostro 5470 ultrabooks are the younger brothers of the XPS series, which inevitably affects the design and quality of materials. If the cases of the XPS series models are made entirely of aluminum, then in the Vostro series some of the body elements remain plastic, and the rest are only covered with aluminum plates. Similar solutions are used by other manufacturers. In practice, the difference in feel between cases is negligible, but the combination of different materials looks cheaper. That is, such a laptop is an example of a cheap model, which they tried to make look more expensive.

Dell Vostro 5470

Apart from comparison with more expensive devices, the design is neutral and pleasant - exactly what you expect from a laptop for "office plankton". It does not cause any hot emotions, but only ardent fans of "poppies" can be rejected. Coffee-grey anodized (Dell's Graphite Silver) anodized aluminum on the top cover, same gray-black aluminum on the inside, and a slightly rough black plastic bottom panel.

Dell Vostro 5470

The top of the lid is covered with aluminum. In the center is the traditional Dell logo, cut-out in polished, high-gloss aluminium. Catchy, but over time, this detail accumulates dust and dirt. In addition, there are three small holes on the cover for an external microphone.

The screen is covered with a plastic panel, around which is a cheap but functional matte plastic. Simple, but effective - the matte surface does not collect fingerprints so actively and does not glare.

Dell Vostro 5470

Centered above the screen is the camera lens, to the right of which is the microphone, and to the left is the backlight LED. Usually Dell engineers place it the other way around.

The interior is divided into aluminum trim and plastic. The plastic around the keyboard is the same as around the screen. Gray, matte, non-staining and cheap. The panel in front of the keyboard is covered with the same aluminum as the top cover. In the middle is a large touchpad without separation into a touch field and buttons. On the right, just below the keyboard, there is a fingerprint scanner, a standard for business class.

Dell Vostro 5470

Above the keyboard in the center are three indicators: power, battery and hard drive. All three have bright white LED backlighting. It is clearly visible both in the dark and in daylight.

Dell Vostro 5470

Very to the right is a small power button, also equipped with a white indicator. Again, usually in Dell laptops (and not only) it is on the left.

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The front bezel has no indicators or connectors. All indicators are visible only when the laptop is opened (although if you try, you can see them even with the lid closed). But behind all the "nozzles" of the radiators of the cooling system are located.

The bottom panel is one-piece - the battery is hidden entirely under it, and it is not easy to replace it. Slots for the speakers of the audio system and a grill covering the built-in subwoofer are distributed along it. It is worth noting that the speakers are located asymmetrically, and some of the slots are just stampings designed to make the appearance of the panel more symmetrical. To access the internal parts of the laptop, the entire panel is removed.

The legs on which the device stands are quite massive, spherical in shape, made of rubber.

In general, the device gives the impression of being thin and neat. The ultrabook doesn't look expensive, but the neat and neutral design and high-quality assembly give a fairly positive impression. This is a good example of a laptop for every day.

Connectors, connecting devices

As mentioned above, there are no indicators or connectors on the front and rear ends. All indicators are hidden under the cover, and the connectors are placed on the right and left ends. On the left are the Kensington Lock, power connector, two USB ports and an SD memory card slot. They are all shifted to the rear end and marked in a standard way.

Dell Vostro 5470

To the right are HDMI, USB, Ethernet, and 3.5mm audio.

All three USB ports are made according to the USB 3.0 standard, there are no differences between them. The card reader has minimal functionality and only supports SD cards. The audio connector is combined, it is both an input and an output; it will not work to connect a regular computer headset to a laptop. For the network card connector, as in most ultrabooks, the thickness of the case was not enough - it is equipped with a hinged spring-loaded cover.

If we talk about connecting peripherals, then the ultrabook provides the minimum needs, but nothing more. Wireless interfaces are represented by a combined module 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth version 4.0. The network card supports data transfer up to 1000 Mbps. In general, everything is standard here, without any achievements - the minimum standard.

Keyboard and touchpad

The keyboard on the Dell Vostro 5470 is typical for models with a screen diagonal of 14 inches. That is, without a digital block, but a decent enough size. The buttons are made of black plastic, there is no backlight. The key travel is soft and deep, their size is average - it is quite acceptable for long-term use as a typewriter, but the buttons have a little play in their sockets, this takes some getting used to, since the small distance between them allows the finger to slip freely, causing accidental pressing.

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The touchpad takes even more getting used to. Despite its large size and convenient location, its use is by no means comfortable succeed. Firstly, even at the maximum level of sensitivity, it remains insufficient, for sure operation you have to press your finger significantly, and gesture control does not always work correctly. Secondly, the engineers thought it was a good idea to make the touchpad out of aluminum. The idea itself is not so bad, but the texture with well-perceived longitudinal stripes from milling prevents its comfortable use. In addition, when working with a heavy load for a long time, the entire front of the laptop heats up, which is also not very pleasant.

Screen

The screen in the model, as you would expect from an inexpensive ultrabook, has a TN TFT matrix with a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels with a diagonal of 14 inches. However, it is quite capable of competing with inexpensive IPS options. Although the viewing angles cannot be called the maximum, with the available possibilities for tilting the screen vertically, they are quite sufficient - it is equally comfortable to work with a laptop both on a table and on your knees.

Dell Vostro 5470

The LED backlight is very bright, its reserve is quite enough to work in any conditions, but still the screen is glossy, and you should not turn your back to the light source - if the glare does not complicate the work, then it will not add pleasant moments to it.< /p>

Colors are as bright and saturated as possible for TN TFT. Perhaps the TrueLife screen coating contributes to this. There are no complaints about this parameter. We can say that the screen resolution is low and its density is currently insufficient, but here it should be noted that the Vostro 5470 costs less than 25,000 rubles in the minimum configuration and all its competitors have screens with the same resolution and density.

Webcam

The ultrabook received a 1 MP HD camera. The maximum video resolution is 720p. Despite seemingly not the most outstanding characteristics, the model turned out to be successful in this regard. When video calling via Skype, the image is transmitted clearly, your interlocutor will not see blurry shapes out of focus. A nice addition is an external microphone, which helps to get a clear sound - it is clear that they considered video communication an important parameter for the business model and worked with the module.

Dell Vostro 5470

There is also an LED that makes your face visible in low light. It does not have brightness adjustment, but it is set quite well - even in complete darkness with a screen brightness of 15%, the LED does not blind, and the face at a typical distance when working at the table is completely lit.

Overall, this laptop deserves a very high rating in terms of webcam.

The laptop received a high-definition sound card with support for Wave MaxxAudio 4.0 technology. Behind these big words lies the usual sound that can be found in mid-range laptops, you will not find any fundamental difference from most similar devices when you connect headphones. Similar results are shown by most of the flagship-level smartphones two or three years ago. When listening to music in mp3 format (320 kbps), I could not hear any difference from the lossless formats. The situation changes somewhat when watching movies and starting games. Here the sound is more voluminous, so using mid-range headphones will be a justified solution.

Dell Vostro 5470

If you use the built-in audio system, then the situation will also be ambiguous. The Dell Vostro 5470 has two asymmetrically positioned 1.5W stereo speakers and one 2W subwoofer. This seems to be enough to comfortably watch a movie without using external audio devices, but practice has shown that only a subwoofer saves the situation by taking on part of the midrange frequencies. The speakers do not have enough power, and when output to maximum volume, the sound turns into a mess. There are no wheezing, but to make out the words, you have to strain your attention. That is, if you are watching a movie or playing a game, it is better to find a quieter room so as not to output the volume beyond 60% of the maximum. Up to this level, the sound remains acceptable.

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The office orientation of the device also affected the fact that the engineers saw the hard surface of the table as the main position for the device. The direction of sound propagation is such that when it hits a soft surface, the speakers stall. When you place the laptop on your lap, either the right or left channel is easily blocked, where the stereo effect ends.

In general, the rating is satisfactory for a model up to 25 thousand rubles, but completely unacceptable for top versions for 30 thousand rubles.

Performance

As already mentioned, it is based on the 4th generation Intel Core i3-4010U processor (3 MB cache, frequency 1.7 GHz). This is a low-voltage option that does not have Turbo Boost, which saves battery life, but does not allow you to get a boost in power if necessary. There are two cores in the chipset, but there are four logical ones. Considering that the reviewed version had only an integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics adapter, there is no need to say anything about the high performance of the laptop. This is a typical "typewriter" for office applications and a photo editor. There is no need to set any other tasks before such a configuration.

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The laptop scored 4.8 in its current configuration in standard Windows testing. Aero performance has traditionally been the bottleneck, but in all other tests the device showed decent results for its class - no less than 5.9.

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The downside was the RAM and hard drive. DDR3L 1600 MHz memory is a kind of standard for laptops, and in the case of this model, you can choose a version with a higher capacity - up to 8 GB. There is also room for maneuver in the case of the drive. In addition to a 500GB or 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive, there are options with an optional 32GB SSD and a 128GB SSD. By the way, only in the latter case, the model, from the point of view of Dell, is an ultrabook, although all versions fall into the parameters determined by Intel.

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Если же говорить о производительности в целом, то ее достаточно для повседневных задач: веб-браузинга, редактирования текстов, фотографий или простейшего видеоредактора, а также просмотра фильмов или запуска не слишком новых и тяжелых игр. Несколько лучшие результаты должны демонстрировать версии с дискретной картой NVIDIA и процессором Core i5.

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Heating, cooling, noise level

The ultrabook's cooling system is implemented quite well - the main heat removal goes through the radiators on the rear end. In case the load consists of a browser with 2-4 tabs and a text editor, the cooling system does its job perfectly. Things are somewhat worse when playing video - after an hour and a half of viewing the laptop becomes, if not hot, then unpleasantly warm in the touchpad area and under the brush. That is, a large load for a long time still overloads the cooling system. Moreover, in order to cool the laptop, you have to turn it off, otherwise its temperature will remain above the comfortable level.

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You can hold a warm laptop on your lap. The most intense heat dissipation is in the center, that is, it will not overheat your knees.

Noise level is fine. The model is not just quiet, but very quiet. Even when running benchmarks, the noise remained barely noticeable, the fan felt like a slight rustling plus a noticeable flow of warm air through the nozzles. In general, according to this parameter, everything is at the market level - the models either make noise due to intensive heat removal, or heat up.

Offline work

This model has a non-removable 3-cell 48.6 Li-Ion battery

51.2 Wh The manufacturer does not indicate battery life. In practice, I was not able to get more than six hours of work from the ultrabook. Basically, under moderate load (browser, Skype and text editor, 50% brightness), it ran out of juice in four or four and a half hours. Six hours is only web browsing, and when the battery reaches 30%, the brightness decreases to 1/3 of the maximum. In standby mode (the screen is off), the discharge is insignificant - up to 5% per hour. In sleep mode, a full discharge occurred after 1.5 days.

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Surprisingly, though, the Dell Vostro 5470 performed best when playing video. 42 minutes of Full HD MKV file playback (one standard episode of the series), the discharge was 18% of the capacity (from 96% to 78% of the maximum). Subsequently, the discharge rate was from 20 to 25% per series, which allowed in general to have another 8% of the charge after watching 4 episodes or more than three hours of work.

Includes a 65-watt power supply. It is important to note that it does not have a standard connector for Dell laptops, but a reduced diameter. And the block itself is made as compact as possible, although very heavy. The disadvantages include the fact that the cable from the plug to the block is standard. That is, thick and heavy, with a massive plug designed for grounding. The time required to fully charge the battery is about two hours.

Conclusions

Despite these shortcomings, the Dell Vostro 5470 ultrabook can be called a successful model. But subject to purchase in a minimum configuration at a minimum cost. Additional power consumers in the form of a touch screen, a more powerful processor and a discrete graphics card are not supported by a more capacious battery, which negatively affects the operating time. But the cost, if available, is growing, almost compared with more expensive models. At the same time, as a typewriter, the combination of an economical processor and integrated graphics is quite enough. Given the low cost, the solution looks quite justified, and good design and high-quality assembly only add to the pluses. This ultrabook will not suit only those who need at least six hours of full-fledged work - you won’t be able to refuse the power supply, and it negates the small weight (about 1.5 kg) and compact dimensions (18.3 mm (H) x 233 .5 mm (D) x 337.6 mm (W)) of the device.

Dell Vostro 5470 business class ultrabook review

Dell makes a lot of models that are positioned as designed for office use. Among them, there are both devices for a couple of thousand dollars, and very inexpensive offers that are in the price range up to 15,000 rubles. Ultrabook Dell Vostro 5470 belongs to the entry level, but it is already equipped with processors of the fourth generation Intel Core i3 or i5 series (Haswell). The price range of the model, depending on the configuration, is from 20 to 36 thousand rubles. The review got the device in the minimum configuration with an Intel Core i3 4010U 1.7 GHz processor, 4 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz RAM and a 500 GB hard drive (5400 rpm). Included and Windows 8 in 64-bit version. The cost of this option in Moscow is about 20,000 rubles.

Design, case materials

Vostro 5470 ultrabooks are the younger brothers of the XPS series, which inevitably affects the design and quality of materials. If the cases of the XPS series models are made entirely of aluminum, then in the Vostro series some of the body elements remain plastic, and the rest are only covered with aluminum plates. Similar solutions are used by other manufacturers. In practice, the difference in feel between cases is negligible, but the combination of different materials looks cheaper. That is, such a laptop is an example of a cheap model, which they tried to make look more expensive.

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Apart from comparison with more expensive devices, the design is neutral and pleasant - exactly what you expect from a laptop for "office plankton". It does not cause any hot emotions, but only ardent fans of "poppies" can be rejected. Coffee-grey anodized (Dell's Graphite Silver) anodized aluminum on the top cover, same gray-black aluminum on the inside, and a slightly rough black plastic bottom panel.

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The top of the lid is covered with aluminum. In the center is the traditional Dell logo, cut-out in polished, high-gloss aluminium. Catchy, but over time, this detail accumulates dust and dirt. In addition, there are three small holes on the cover for an external microphone.

The screen is covered with a plastic panel, around which is a cheap but functional matte plastic. Simple, but effective - the matte surface does not collect fingerprints so actively and does not glare.

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Centered above the screen is the camera lens, to the right of which is the microphone, and to the left is the backlight LED. Usually Dell engineers place it the other way around.

The interior is divided into aluminum trim and plastic. The plastic around the keyboard is the same as around the screen. Gray, matte, non-staining and cheap. The panel in front of the keyboard is covered with the same aluminum as the top cover. In the middle is a large touchpad without separation into a touch field and buttons. On the right, just below the keyboard, there is a fingerprint scanner, a standard for business class.

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Above the keyboard in the center are three indicators: power, battery and hard drive. All three have bright white LED backlighting. It is clearly visible both in the dark and in daylight.

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Very to the right is a small power button, also equipped with a white indicator. Again, usually in Dell laptops (and not only) it is on the left.

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The front bezel has no indicators or connectors. All indicators are visible only when the laptop is opened (although if you try, you can see them even with the lid closed). But behind all the "nozzles" of the radiators of the cooling system are located.

The bottom panel is one-piece - the battery is hidden entirely under it, and it is not easy to replace it. Slots for the speakers of the audio system and a grill covering the built-in subwoofer are distributed along it. It is worth noting that the speakers are located asymmetrically, and some of the slots are just stampings designed to make the appearance of the panel more symmetrical. To access the internal parts of the laptop, the entire panel is removed.

The legs on which the device stands are quite massive, spherical in shape, made of rubber.

In general, the device gives the impression of being thin and neat. The ultrabook doesn't look expensive, but the neat and neutral design and high-quality assembly give a fairly positive impression. This is a good example of a laptop for every day.

Connectors, connecting devices

As mentioned above, there are no indicators or connectors on the front and rear ends. All indicators are hidden under the cover, and the connectors are placed on the right and left ends. On the left are the Kensington Lock, power connector, two USB ports and an SD memory card slot. They are all shifted to the rear end and marked in a standard way.

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To the right are HDMI, USB, Ethernet, and 3.5mm audio.

All three USB ports are made according to the USB 3.0 standard, there are no differences between them. The card reader has minimal functionality and only supports SD cards. The audio connector is combined, it is both an input and an output; it will not work to connect a regular computer headset to a laptop. For the network card connector, as in most ultrabooks, the thickness of the case was not enough - it is equipped with a hinged spring-loaded cover.

If we talk about connecting peripherals, then the ultrabook provides the minimum needs, but nothing more. Wireless interfaces are represented by a combined module 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth version 4.0. The network card supports data transfer up to 1000 Mbps. In general, everything is standard here, without any achievements - the minimum standard.

Keyboard and touchpad

The keyboard on the Dell Vostro 5470 is typical for models with a screen diagonal of 14 inches. That is, without a digital block, but a decent enough size. The buttons are made of black plastic, there is no backlight. The key travel is soft and deep, their size is average - it is quite acceptable for long-term use as a typewriter, but the buttons have a little play in their sockets, this takes some getting used to, since the small distance between them allows the finger to slip freely, causing accidental pressing.

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The touchpad takes even more getting used to. Despite its large size and convenient location, its use is by no means comfortable succeed. Firstly, even at the maximum level of sensitivity, it remains insufficient, for sure operation you have to press your finger significantly, and gesture control does not always work correctly. Secondly, the engineers thought it was a good idea to make the touchpad out of aluminum. The idea itself is not so bad, but the texture with well-perceived longitudinal stripes from milling prevents its comfortable use. In addition, when working with a heavy load for a long time, the entire front of the laptop heats up, which is also not very pleasant.

Screen

The screen in the model, as you would expect from an inexpensive ultrabook, has a TN TFT matrix with a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels with a diagonal of 14 inches. However, it is quite capable of competing with inexpensive IPS options. Although the viewing angles cannot be called the maximum, with the available possibilities for tilting the screen vertically, they are quite sufficient - it is equally comfortable to work with a laptop both on a table and on your knees.

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The LED backlight is very bright, its reserve is quite enough to work in any conditions, but still the screen is glossy, and you should not turn your back to the light source - if the glare does not complicate the work, then it will not add pleasant moments to it.< /p>

Colors are as bright and saturated as possible for TN TFT. Perhaps the TrueLife screen coating contributes to this. There are no complaints about this parameter. We can say that the screen resolution is low and its density is currently insufficient, but here it should be noted that the Vostro 5470 costs less than 25,000 rubles in the minimum configuration and all its competitors have screens with the same resolution and density.

Webcam

The ultrabook received a 1 MP HD camera. The maximum video resolution is 720p. Despite seemingly not the most outstanding characteristics, the model turned out to be successful in this regard. When video calling via Skype, the image is transmitted clearly, your interlocutor will not see blurry shapes out of focus. A nice addition is an external microphone, which helps to get a clear sound - it is clear that they considered video communication an important parameter for the business model and worked with the module.

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There is also an LED that makes your face visible in low light. It does not have brightness adjustment, but it is set quite well - even in complete darkness with a screen brightness of 15%, the LED does not blind, and the face at a typical distance when working at the table is completely lit.

Overall, this laptop deserves a very high rating in terms of webcam.

The laptop received a high-definition sound card with support for Wave MaxxAudio 4.0 technology. Behind these big words lies the usual sound that can be found in mid-range laptops, you will not find any fundamental difference from most similar devices when you connect headphones. Similar results are shown by most of the flagship-level smartphones two or three years ago. When listening to music in mp3 format (320 kbps), I could not hear any difference from the lossless formats. The situation changes somewhat when watching movies and starting games. Here the sound is more voluminous, so using mid-range headphones will be a justified solution.

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If you use the built-in audio system, then the situation will also be ambiguous. The Dell Vostro 5470 has two asymmetrically positioned 1.5W stereo speakers and one 2W subwoofer. This seems to be enough to comfortably watch a movie without using external audio devices, but practice has shown that only a subwoofer saves the situation by taking on part of the midrange frequencies. The speakers do not have enough power, and when output to maximum volume, the sound turns into a mess. There are no wheezing, but to make out the words, you have to strain your attention. That is, if you are watching a movie or playing a game, it is better to find a quieter room so as not to output the volume beyond 60% of the maximum. Up to this level, the sound remains acceptable.

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The office orientation of the device also affected the fact that the engineers saw the hard surface of the table as the main position for the device. The direction of sound propagation is such that when it hits a soft surface, the speakers stall. When you place the laptop on your lap, either the right or left channel is easily blocked, where the stereo effect ends.

In general, the rating is satisfactory for a model up to 25 thousand rubles, but completely unacceptable for top versions for 30 thousand rubles.

Performance

As already mentioned, it is based on the 4th generation Intel Core i3-4010U processor (3 MB cache, frequency 1.7 GHz). This is a low-voltage option that does not have Turbo Boost, which saves battery life, but does not allow you to get a boost in power if necessary. There are two cores in the chipset, but there are four logical ones. Considering that the reviewed version had only an integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics adapter, there is no need to say anything about the high performance of the laptop. This is a typical "typewriter" for office applications and a photo editor. There is no need to set any other tasks before such a configuration.

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The laptop scored 4.8 in its current configuration in standard Windows testing. Aero performance has traditionally been the bottleneck, but in all other tests the device showed decent results for its class - no less than 5.9.

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The downside was the RAM and hard drive. DDR3L 1600 MHz memory is a kind of standard for laptops, and in the case of this model, you can choose a version with a higher capacity - up to 8 GB. There is also room for maneuver in the case of the drive. In addition to a 500GB or 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive, there are options with an optional 32GB SSD and a 128GB SSD. By the way, only in the latter case, the model, from the point of view of Dell, is an ultrabook, although all versions fall into the parameters determined by Intel.

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Если же говорить о производительности в целом, то ее достаточно для повседневных задач: веб-браузинга, редактирования текстов, фотографий или простейшего видеоредактора, а также просмотра фильмов или запуска не слишком новых и тяжелых игр. Несколько лучшие результаты должны демонстрировать версии с дискретной картой NVIDIA и процессором Core i5.

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Heating, cooling, noise level

The ultrabook's cooling system is implemented quite well - the main heat removal goes through the radiators on the rear end. In case the load consists of a browser with 2-4 tabs and a text editor, the cooling system does its job perfectly. Things are somewhat worse when playing video - after an hour and a half of viewing the laptop becomes, if not hot, then unpleasantly warm in the touchpad area and under the brush. That is, a large load for a long time still overloads the cooling system. Moreover, in order to cool the laptop, you have to turn it off, otherwise its temperature will remain above the comfortable level.

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You can hold a warm laptop on your lap. The most intense heat dissipation is in the center, that is, it will not overheat your knees.

Noise level is fine. The model is not just quiet, but very quiet. Even when running benchmarks, the noise remained barely noticeable, the fan felt like a slight rustling plus a noticeable flow of warm air through the nozzles. In general, according to this parameter, everything is at the market level - the models either make noise due to intensive heat removal, or heat up.

Offline work

This model has a non-removable 3-cell 48.6 Li-Ion battery

51.2 Wh The manufacturer does not indicate battery life. In practice, I was not able to get more than six hours of work from the ultrabook. Basically, under moderate load (browser, Skype and text editor, 50% brightness), it ran out of juice in four or four and a half hours. Six hours is only web browsing, and when the battery reaches 30%, the brightness decreases to 1/3 of the maximum. In standby mode (the screen is off), the discharge is insignificant - up to 5% per hour. In sleep mode, a full discharge occurred after 1.5 days.

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Surprisingly, though, the Dell Vostro 5470 performed best when playing video. 42 minutes of Full HD MKV file playback (one standard episode of the series), the discharge was 18% of the capacity (from 96% to 78% of the maximum). Subsequently, the discharge rate was from 20 to 25% per series, which allowed in general to have another 8% of the charge after watching 4 episodes or more than three hours of work.

Includes a 65-watt power supply. It is important to note that it does not have a standard connector for Dell laptops, but a reduced diameter. And the block itself is made as compact as possible, although very heavy. The disadvantages include the fact that the cable from the plug to the block is standard. That is, thick and heavy, with a massive plug designed for grounding. The time required to fully charge the battery is about two hours.

Conclusions

Despite these shortcomings, the Dell Vostro 5470 ultrabook can be called a successful model. But subject to purchase in a minimum configuration at a minimum cost. Additional power consumers in the form of a touch screen, a more powerful processor and a discrete graphics card are not supported by a more capacious battery, which negatively affects the operating time. But the cost, if available, grows, almost comparing with more expensive models. At the same time, as a typewriter, the combination of an economical processor and integrated graphics is quite enough. Given the low cost, the solution looks quite justified, and good design and high-quality assembly only add to the pluses. This ultrabook will not suit only those who need at least six hours of full-fledged work - you won’t be able to refuse the power supply, and it negates the small weight (about 1.5 kg) and compact dimensions (18.3 mm (H) x 233 .5 mm (D) x 337.6 mm (W)) of the device.

Dell Vostro 5470 business class ultrabook review

Dell makes a lot of models that are positioned as designed for office use. Among them, there are both devices for a couple of thousand dollars, and very inexpensive offers that are in the price range up to 15,000 rubles. Ultrabook Dell Vostro 5470 belongs to the entry level, but it is already equipped with processors of the fourth generation Intel Core i3 or i5 series (Haswell). The price range of the model, depending on the configuration, is from 20 to 36 thousand rubles. The review got the device in the minimum configuration with an Intel Core i3 4010U 1.7 GHz processor, 4 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz RAM and a 500 GB hard drive (5400 rpm). Included and Windows 8 in 64-bit version. The cost of this option in Moscow is about 20,000 rubles.

Design, case materials

Vostro 5470 ultrabooks are the younger brothers of the XPS series, which inevitably affects the design and quality of materials. If the cases of the XPS series models are made entirely of aluminum, then in the Vostro series some of the body elements remain plastic, and the rest are only covered with aluminum plates. Similar solutions are used by other manufacturers. In practice, the difference in feel between cases is negligible, but the combination of different materials looks cheaper. That is, such a laptop is an example of a cheap model, which they tried to make look more expensive.

Apart from the comparison with more expensive devices, the design is neutral and pleasant - exactly what you expect from a laptop for "office plankton". It does not cause any hot emotions, but only ardent fans of "poppies" can be rejected. Coffee-grey anodized (Dell's Graphite Silver) anodized aluminum on the top cover, same gray-black aluminum on the inside, and a slightly rough black plastic bottom panel.

The top of the lid is covered with aluminum. In the center is the traditional Dell logo, cut-out in polished, high-gloss aluminium. Catchy, but over time, this detail accumulates dust and dirt. In addition, there are three small holes on the cover for an external microphone.

The screen is covered with a plastic panel, around which is a cheap but functional matte plastic. Simple, but effective - the matte surface does not collect fingerprints so actively and does not glare.

Centered above the screen is the camera lens, to the right of which is the microphone, and to the left is the backlight LED. Usually Dell engineers place it the other way around.

The interior is divided into aluminum trim and plastic. The plastic around the keyboard is the same as around the screen. Gray, matte, non-staining and cheap. The panel in front of the keyboard is covered with the same aluminum as the top cover. In the middle is a large touchpad without separation into a touch field and buttons. On the right, just below the keyboard, there is a fingerprint scanner, a standard for business class.

Above the keyboard in the center are three indicators: power, battery and hard drive. All three have bright white LED backlighting. It is clearly visible both in the dark and in daylight.

Very to the right is a small power button, also equipped with a white indicator. Again, usually in Dell laptops (and not only) it is on the left.

The front bezel has no indicators or connectors. All indicators are visible only when the laptop is opened (although if you try, you can see them even with the lid closed). But behind all the "nozzles" of the radiators of the cooling system are located.

The bottom panel is one-piece - the battery is hidden entirely under it, and it is not easy to replace it. Slots for the speakers of the audio system and a grill covering the built-in subwoofer are distributed along it. It is worth noting that the speakers are located asymmetrically, and some of the slots are just stampings designed to make the appearance of the panel more symmetrical. To access the internal parts of the laptop, the entire panel is removed.

The legs on which the device stands are quite massive, spherical in shape, made of rubber.

In general, the device gives the impression of being thin and neat. The ultrabook doesn't look expensive, but the neat and neutral design and high-quality assembly give a fairly positive impression. This is a good example of a laptop for every day.

Connectors, connecting devices

As mentioned above, there are no indicators or connectors on the front and rear ends. All indicators are hidden under the cover, and the connectors are placed on the right and left ends. On the left are the Kensington Lock, power connector, two USB ports and an SD memory card slot. They are all shifted to the rear end and marked in a standard way.

To the right are HDMI, USB, Ethernet, and 3.5mm audio.

All three USB ports are made according to the USB 3.0 standard, there are no differences between them. The card reader has minimal functionality and only supports SD cards. The audio connector is combined, it is both an input and an output; it will not work to connect a regular computer headset to a laptop. For the network card connector, as in most ultrabooks, the thickness of the case was not enough - it is equipped with a hinged spring-loaded cover.

If we talk about connecting peripherals, then the ultrabook provides the minimum needs, but nothing more. Wireless interfaces are represented by a combined module 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth version 4.0. The network card supports data transfer up to 1000 Mbps. In general, everything is standard here, without any achievements - the minimum standard.

Keyboard and touchpad

The keyboard on the Dell Vostro 5470 is typical for models with a screen diagonal of 14 inches. That is, without a digital block, but a decent enough size. The buttons are made of black plastic, there is no backlight. The key travel is soft and deep, their size is average - it is quite acceptable for long-term use as a typewriter, but the buttons have a little play in their sockets, this takes some getting used to, since the small distance between them allows the finger to slip freely, causing accidental pressing.

The touchpad takes even more getting used to. Despite its large size and convenient location, its use cannot be called comfortable. Firstly, even at the maximum level of sensitivity, it remains insufficient, for sure operation you have to press your finger significantly, and gesture control does not always work correctly. Secondly, the engineers thought it was a good idea to make the touchpad out of aluminum. The idea itself is not so bad, but the texture with well-perceived longitudinal stripes from milling prevents its comfortable use. In addition, when working with a heavy load for a long time, the entire front of the laptop heats up, which is also not very pleasant.

The touchpad takes even more getting used to. In spite of large size and convenient location, it will not work to call its use comfortable. Firstly, even at the maximum level of sensitivity, it remains insufficient, for sure operation you have to press your finger significantly, and gesture control does not always work correctly. Secondly, the engineers thought it was a good idea to make the touchpad out of aluminum. The idea itself is not so bad, but the texture with well-perceived longitudinal stripes from milling prevents its comfortable use. In addition, when working with a heavy load for a long time, the entire front of the laptop heats up, which is also not very pleasant.

Screen

The screen in the model, as you would expect from an inexpensive ultrabook, has a TN TFT matrix with a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels with a diagonal of 14 inches. However, it is quite capable of competing with inexpensive IPS options. Although the viewing angles cannot be called the maximum, with the available possibilities for tilting the screen vertically, they are quite sufficient - it is equally comfortable to work with a laptop both on a table and on your knees.

The LED backlight is very bright, its reserve is quite enough to work in any conditions, but still the screen is glossy, and you should not turn your back to the light source - if the glare does not complicate the work, then it will not add pleasant moments to it.< /p>

Colors are as bright and saturated as possible for TN TFT. Perhaps the TrueLife screen coating contributes to this. There are no complaints about this parameter. We can say that the screen resolution is low and its density is currently insufficient, but here it should be noted that the Vostro 5470 costs less than 25,000 rubles in the minimum configuration and all its competitors have screens with the same resolution and density.

Webcam

The ultrabook received a 1 MP HD camera. The maximum video resolution is 720p. Despite seemingly not the most outstanding characteristics, the model turned out to be successful in this regard. When video calling via Skype, the image is transmitted clearly, your interlocutor will not see blurry shapes out of focus. A nice addition is an external microphone, which helps to get a clear sound - it is clear that they considered video communication an important parameter for the business model and worked with the module.

There is also an LED that makes your face visible in low light. It does not have brightness adjustment, but it is set quite well - even in complete darkness with a screen brightness of 15%, the LED does not blind, and the face at a typical distance when working at the table is completely lit.

Overall, this laptop deserves a very high rating in terms of webcam.

The laptop received a high-definition sound card with support for Wave MaxxAudio 4.0 technology. Behind these big words lies the usual sound that can be found in mid-range laptops, you will not find any fundamental difference from most similar devices when you connect headphones. Similar results are shown by most of the flagship-level smartphones two or three years ago. When listening to music in mp3 format (320 kbps), I could not hear any difference from the lossless formats. The situation changes somewhat when watching movies and starting games. Here the sound is more voluminous, so using mid-range headphones will be a justified solution.

If you use the built-in audio system, then the situation will also be ambiguous. The Dell Vostro 5470 has two asymmetrically positioned 1.5W stereo speakers and one 2W subwoofer. This seems to be enough to comfortably watch a movie without using external audio devices, but practice has shown that only a subwoofer saves the situation by taking on part of the midrange frequencies. The speakers do not have enough power, and when output to maximum volume, the sound turns into a mess. There are no wheezing, but to make out the words, you have to strain your attention. That is, if you are watching a movie or playing a game, it is better to find a quieter room so as not to output the volume beyond 60% of the maximum. Up to this level, the sound remains acceptable.

The office orientation of the device also affected the fact that the engineers saw the hard surface of the table as the main position for the device. The direction of sound propagation is such that if it hits a soft surface, the speakers will stall. When you place the laptop on your lap, either the right or left channel is easily blocked, where the stereo effect ends.

In general, the rating is satisfactory for a model up to 25 thousand rubles, but completely unacceptable for top versions for 30 thousand rubles.

Performance

As already mentioned, it is based on the 4th generation Intel Core i3-4010U processor (3 MB cache, frequency 1.7 GHz). This is a low-voltage option that does not have Turbo Boost, which saves battery life, but does not allow you to get a boost in power if necessary. There are two cores in the chipset, but there are four logical ones. Considering that the reviewed version had only an integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics adapter, there is no need to say anything about the high performance of the laptop. This is a typical "typewriter" for office applications and a photo editor. There is no need to set any other tasks before such a configuration.

The laptop scored 4.8 in its current configuration in standard Windows testing. Aero performance has traditionally been the bottleneck, but in all other tests the device showed decent results for its class - no less than 5.9.

The downside was the RAM and hard drive. DDR3L 1600 MHz memory is a kind of standard for laptops, and in the case of this model, you can choose a version with a higher capacity - up to 8 GB. There is also room for maneuver in the case of the drive. In addition to a 500GB or 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive, there are options with an optional 32GB SSD and a 128GB SSD. By the way, only in the latter case, the model, from the point of view of Dell, is an ultrabook, although all versions fall into the parameters determined by Intel.

If we talk about performance in general, then it is enough for everyday tasks: web browsing, editing texts, photos or a simple video editor, as well as watching movies or running not too new and heavy games. Somewhat better results should be shown by versions with a discrete NVIDIA card and a Core i5 processor.

Heating, cooling, noise level

The ultrabook's cooling system is implemented quite well - the main heat removal goes through the radiators on the rear end. In case the load consists of a browser with 2-4 tabs and a text editor, the cooling system does its job perfectly. Things are somewhat worse when playing video - after an hour and a half of viewing the laptop becomes, if not hot, then unpleasantly warm in the touchpad area and under the brush. That is, a large load for a long time still overloads the cooling system. Moreover, in order to cool the laptop, you have to turn it off, otherwise its temperature will remain above the comfortable level.

You can hold a warm laptop on your lap. The most intense heat dissipation is in the center, that is, it will not overheat your knees.

Noise level is fine. The model is not just quiet, but very quiet. Even when running benchmarks, the noise remained barely noticeable, the fan felt like a slight rustling plus a noticeable flow of warm air through the nozzles. In general, according to this parameter, everything is at the market level - the models either make noise due to intensive heat removal, or heat up.

Offline work

This model has a non-removable 3-cell 48.6 Li-Ion battery

51.2 Wh The manufacturer does not indicate battery life. In practice, I was not able to get more than six hours of work from the ultrabook. Basically, under moderate load (browser, Skype and text editor, 50% brightness), it ran out of juice in four or four and a half hours. Six hours is only web browsing, and when the battery reaches 30%, the brightness decreases to 1/3 of the maximum. In standby mode (the screen is off), the discharge is insignificant - up to 5% per hour. In sleep mode, a full discharge occurred after 1.5 days.

Surprisingly, though, the Dell Vostro 5470 performed best when playing video. 42 minutes of Full HD MKV file playback (one standard episode of the series), the discharge was 18% of the capacity (from 96% to 78% of the maximum). Subsequently, the discharge rate was from 20 to 25% per series, which allowed in general to have another 8% of the charge after watching 4 episodes or more than three hours of work.

Includes a 65-watt power supply. It is important to note that it does not have a standard connector for Dell laptops, but a reduced diameter. And the block itself is made as compact as possible, although very heavy. The disadvantages include the fact that the cable from the plug to the block is standard. That is, thick and heavy, with a massive plug designed for grounding. The time required to fully charge the battery is about two hours.

Conclusions

Despite these shortcomings, the Dell Vostro 5470 ultrabook can be called a successful model. But subject to purchase in a minimum configuration at a minimum cost. Additional power consumers in the form of a touch screen, a more powerful processor and a discrete graphics card are not supported by a more capacious battery, which negatively affects the operating time. But the cost, if available, grows, almost comparing with more expensive models. At the same time, as a typewriter, the combination of an economical processor and integrated graphics is quite enough. Given the low cost, the solution looks quite justified, and good design and high-quality assembly only add to the pluses. This ultrabook will not suit only those who need at least six hours of full-fledged work - you won’t be able to refuse the power supply, and it negates the small weight (about 1.5 kg) and compact dimensions (18.3 mm (H) x 233 .5 mm (D) x 337.6 mm (W)) of the device.