The Dell Inspiron 14 7400 comes in a Platinum Silver finish that’s consistent throughout the laptop except for the oddly colored hinge and the mirror finished Dell logo. The bottom part shows two horizontal vents for cooling as well as two, small rubber stands.
Ports selection on the Dell Inspiron 14 7400 is what I’d call generous for an ultrabook. There’s the now-rare 3.5mm jack, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, a Thunderbolt 4 port, and a microSD slot.
While the keyboard area is one of the cleanest I’ve seen next to Apple Macbooks, the number of stickers and their uneven placement destroys the elegance of the Dell Inspiron 14 7400. The typing experience is not as great compared to other ultrabooks for the same price range. Key wobble isn’t an issue but the overall bottom out and required actuation force of the switches doesn’t feel consistent. Nonetheless, the keys are decently sized with no awkward button placement.
There’s an LED on the upper right of the capslock key that lights up whenever the Caps lock is toggled on. The power button on the upper right of the keyboard deck also acts as a fingerprint button which enables Windows Hello support on the Dell Inspiron 14 7400.
The size of the trackpad is spot on and is definitely one of the largest among Windows ultrabooks. There weren’t any issues with tracking as it uses windows precision drivers. Trackpad keys are above average and provide decent actuation. Moreover, Dell decided to maximize the space above the left and right arrow keys and inserts a page up and down key instead of leaving it blank or making the arrow keys full size.