Dell Vostro 14 5471 Review


Nowadays, the public tends to chase after fashion and personality as business people become younger. The Dell Vostro series can meet current people’s demands towards the business product. After releasing several business high competitive laptops, Dell has officially launched the Dell Vostro 14 5471 business laptop.

Appearance Design

The Dell Vostro 14 5471 belongs to the Vostro series. The notebook boosts round design on two sides and bevel process on front and back, which makes it highly distinguished. Three surfaces of the Dell Vostro 5471 adopt anodized aluminum, which improves notebook’s toughness. Besides, the metal surface of the notebook has been processed by sandblasting technology for several times, which brings it the excellent texture.

The Dell Vostro 14 5471 for test adopts silver and dark blue contrast color match, which brings vigorous visual experience. Besides, the notebook also provides rose gold and brown contrast color variant. In this way, the user can have more optional. The thickness of the whole device is about 17mm, and it weighs 1.76kg. Among 14-inch notebooks, the laptop belongs to the light and thin type which is easier to be carried.


The Dell Vostro 14 5471 features a 14-inch Full HD 1080p IPS screen with excellent viewing angle. The screen has fast response and provides anti-glare function. The screen shows the clear and natural image. For office users, the Dell Vostro 5471 is a good choice. We have used Spyder 5 to test the screen’s color space and brightness performance. In terms of the test result, we can see that the sRGB color space of the screen reaches 64%, the brightness of the screen is 183nits, and the NTSC of the screen reaches 45%. The screen that the Vostro 14 5471 features boost of standard color space and it can perfectly deal with daily office work.


The long distance between keys and soft keys make it less possible to press the wrong key. Besides, the keyboard has 2 level of backlight adjustments, which means the user can keep regular typing under dark condition.
Dell Vostro 14 5471 keyboard


The Dell Vostro 14 5471’s stereos speakers locate at the bottom of two sides, and it brings good stereoscopic effect. The notebook has built-in WAVES MaxxAudio Pro, which can not only improve output sound but also provides the excellent 3D effect for earphone users.
Dell Vostro 14 5471 WAVES MaxxAudio Pro

Port Layout

As far as the port is concerned, the laptop fully shows its advantage as a business notebook. The notebook’s ports on the left side include DC jack, Type-C (with DP and PD function), HDMI, earphone; while its ports on the right side consisting of the keyhole, RJ45, dual USB 3.0 and SD card. The ports that the notebook features can satisfy all demands ranging from charging a phone to connecting to USB, mouse, multiple screens, and network cable. With DMC technology, the Vostro 5471 can reflect the image on the smartphone on the laptop screen via the wireless connection.

Heat Dissipation

To perfectly test the stability of the Dell Vostro 14 5471, we have adopted the system stability test application on the Geek 3D FurMark and ADIA64 to test the notebook for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, the highest temperature of CPU reaches 75°, and the highest temperature of GPU reaches 74°. With regard to the test result, the LAPTOP has an excellent cooling capacity.


We have made an assessment on the Dell Vostro 14 5471 with PCMark, and the test project is Work accelerated. We use system default settings and its brightness and volume both reach 75% under Wi-Fi connection during the whole test process. The battery lasts four hours and three minutes. Such battery life can guarantee normal work for two days for the users who need to go out. It supports quick charge technology. The notebook also has built-in Dell Power Manager to achieve the power-saving effect.
Dell Vostro 14 5471 battery life


The Dell Vostro 14 5471 is powered by Intel’s eighth generation Core i7-8550U processor with AMD Radeon 530 4GB independent graphics card. Now, the Intel Core i7-8550U is Intel eighth-generation Core’s processor with excellent performance. The processor’s performance has improved 40% compared with its predecessor. The i7-8550U is built on the 14nm manufacturing process. Its whole TDP is 14W.
Dell Vostro 14 5471 CPU test

We have tested the performance capacity of the i7-8550U with CINEENCH R15. The processor’s multi-core score is 649cb, and its single-core score is 169cb. In terms of the test result, the performance capacity of the i7-8550U has reached a mid-to-high standard. The i7-8550 processor even has better performance than i5-7300HQ in the gaming laptops.
Dell Vostro 14 5471 CINEBENCH R15

Graphics Card

The Dell Vostro 14 5471 has AMD Radeon 530 4GB graphics card. Its GPU is built on 28nm process and comes with 384 stream processors, 64-bit memory interface and 4GB of GDDR4. As it gets 6419 cores on Sky Diver of 3D MARK Radeon 530 4GB is an independent graphics card with entry level, which will have good speedup effect.
Dell Vostro 14 5471 GPU TEST
Dell Vostro 14 5471 3D MARK TEST


The laptop comes with an M.2 SSD which has a 256GB capacity. The notebook also foregoes an additional HDD which has a 500GB capacity. At present, 16GB DDR4-2400 is the best specification found in laptops, and its ultrahigh frequency can effectively improve process speed. The combination of 256GB SSD and 500HDD can both guarantee speed and capacity. According to the data on CrystalDiskMark test, the SSD’s read speed reaches 525MD/S, and its write speed reaches 500MB/s, from which we can see that hard disk has good performance behavior.
Dell Vostro 14 5471 SSD TEST

PCMark 10 test result

Finally, we use PCMark 10 to make an assessment on the Dell Vostro 14 5471’ whole performance capacity, and the test program on its performance capacity is PCMark 10 Extended. It mainly tests Web browsing, word processing, image processing video processing and game aspects. The laptop gets 2733 scores, which means that it has good performance behavior.
Dell Vostro 14 5471 PCMark TEST


The Dell Vostro 14 5471 is a new-generation high-performance business laptop with excellent appearance and good running stability. As business people tend to be young, the Vostro 14 5471 perfect caters to current business people’s requirements. The laptop boost all the features that a business laptop should have and it is an excellent business laptop which is a good choice for business people.



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