- 【Dell Vostro Laptop】8GB high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once; 1TB Hard Drive allows to fast bootup and data transfer
- 【11th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor】11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor (4 Core, 8 Threads, 8MB Cache, Base Frequency at 2.4 GHz, Up to 4.2 GHz at Max Turbo Speed)
- 【Display 】14 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Intel UHD Graphics with Shared Graphics Memory
- 【Tech Specs】1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x Ethernet RJ-45, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x Headset Jack, 1 x 3-in-1 SD Media Card, 802.11ac 1×1 WiFi and Bluetooth, Windows 10 Pro
Build and Design
The Vostro 3400 is an evolutionary design change for Dell’s line of small-business laptops. The first Vostro notebooks were nothing more than black-painted Inspiron laptops with some extra software, better warranty and return coverage, and a lower price. The Vostro 3400 is 14-inch business notebook with a unique design and an impressive array of features and available options. Although the Vostro line is designed for the “small and medium business” market this series of PCs has generated far more than “small” revenue numbers for Dell. The most recent financial statements from DScreen and SpeakersPorts and FeaturesThe port selection on the Vostro 3400 is quite exceptional for a budget 14-inch notebook. Dell included three USB 2.0 ports (four if you count the combo USB/eSATA port),HDMI video out ports, Ethernet, a multi-format memory card reader, and even an ExpressCard slot for expansion. In short, I’m pretty impressed since most budget business laptops don’t provide a combo USB/eSATA port for high-speed external storage or an ExpressCard slot for broadband wireless cards or future upgrades. About the only ports that are missing are FireWire and USB 3.0 … and a modem jack for those few people still using dial-up.The 14-inch high-definition 1920 X 1080 panel on the Dell Vostro 3400 provides reasonably vibrant colors that are just a little cool (blue) at the default settings. The LED backlighting in our review unit is pretty even and offers a range of brightness settings with just a hint of backlight bleed in the top left corner of the screen. Again, since all 11-inch notebooks/netbooks now come with 1920 X 1080 resolution displays we’d like to see 1600 x 900 as the “minimum” resolution of 14-inch notebooks. Horizontal viewing angles are extremely good, so you won’t have any trouble sharing a movie with the person sitting next to you on a plane or in a meeting room. Vertical viewing angles are average or below average with colors quickly washing out when viewed from above and colors beginning to distort and invert as you move the screen back. ell show mobile PC revenue is up 18 percent and Dell specifically mentioned the Vostro line as a key factor in that success.
The Vostro 3400 itself is a mixture of plastic and metal construction that tries to strike the difficult balance between business-grade durability and small-business affordability. The metal side panels provide exceptional ruggedness and no doubt protect the delicate internals of the 3400 from accidental impacts. The rest of the exterior chassis is made of plastics of varying thickness. The matte black plastics of the palmrests and keyboard surround is pretty firm with just a hint of plastic creaking around the edge of the keyboard where the plastic meets the metal side panels. This frequently used area of the laptop feels durable enough to handle the average use and abuse from a typical user.