Dell Latitude 5420 vs. Dell Latitude 5490: Full specs comparison

We have comprehensively compared the specifications for the Dell Latitude 5420 and Dell Latitude 5490 models. The report includes detailed information regarding both models' CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Dell Latitude 5420 Pros

Reasons that Dell Latitude 5420 is better than Dell Latitude 5490.

Significantly newer manufacturing

2021 vs. 2018

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1185G7 inside Dell Latitude 5420 has a 25% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-8650U inside Dell Latitude 5490.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i7-1185G7
4,864
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i7-1165G7
4,487
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i5-1145G7
4,450
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i5-1135G7
3,980
Dell Latitude 5490 - Intel Core i7-8650U
3,879
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i3-1125G4
3,690
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i7-10610U
3,042
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i5-10310U
2,992
Dell Latitude 5490 - Intel Core i5-8350U
2,982
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i5-10210U
2,933
Dell Latitude 5490 - Intel Core i5-8250U
1,971
Dell Latitude 5490 - Intel Core i5-7300U
1,777
Dell Latitude 5490 - Intel Core i3-7130U
1,454
Supports larger memory

Dell Latitude 5420 supports a larger memory capacity than the Dell Latitude 5490. It supports up to 64GB versus 32GB of system memory on the Dell Latitude 5490.

Max system memory size
Dell Latitude 5420
64 GB
Dell Latitude 5490
32 GB
Supports faster memory

Dell Latitude 5420 supports a faster memory speed than the Dell Latitude 5490. It supports up to 3200MHz versus 2400MHz of system memory on the Dell Latitude 5490.

Memory type and speed
Dell Latitude 5420 - DDR4
3,200 MHz
Dell Latitude 5490 - DDR4
2,400 MHz
About 13% lighter

Dell Latitude 5420 weighed 3.09 pounds, 13% lighter than the 3.52 pounds Dell Latitude 5490.

WeightDell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
Pound
3.09 lbs.
3.52 lbs.
Kilogram
1.40 kg
1.60 kg

Dell Latitude 5490 Pros

Reasons that Dell Latitude 5490 is better than Dell Latitude 5420.

Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce MX130 2GB GDDR5 vs. integrated

Has two more ports and slots

Dell Latitude 5490 has more ports and slots count than the Dell Latitude 5420. It has thirteen versus eleven amount of ports and slots on the Dell Latitude 5420.

PortsDell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
full-size SD card slotNoYes
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesYes
microSD card slotYesNo
microSIM card slotYesYes
power portNoYes
RJ-45YesYes
Smart Card ReaderYesYes
Thunderbolt 4Yes x2No
USB-AYes x2Yes x3
USB-CNoYes
VGANoYes
Total1113
More versatile connectivity

Dell Latitude 5490 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Dell Latitude 5420. It has eight versus six commonly used ports and slots on the Dell Latitude 5420.

PortsDell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
RJ-45YesYes
USB-AYesYes
full-size SD card slotNoYes
microSD card slotYesNo
power portNoYes
Thunderbolt 4YesNo
USB-CNoYes
VGANoYes

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between Dell Latitude 5420 and Dell Latitude 5490.

Upgradable memory

Both laptops come with available RAM slots that allow you to replace or upgrade when needed.

MemoryDell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
Slots
x2
x2
TypeDDR4DDR4

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

Dell Latitude 5420 Price
Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop FHD (1920 x 1080) Notebook PC, Core i7-1185G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, HDMI, Thunderbolt, Camera, WiFi, Type-C, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop FHD (1920 x 1080) Notebook PC, Core i7-1185G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, HDMI, Thunderbolt, Camera, WiFi, Type-C, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$337.99
$379.00 11% OFF
Dell Latitude 5420 14" Notebook, Intel Core i5-1145G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5420 14" Notebook, Intel Core i5-1145G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$315.00
$345.90 9% OFF
Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop 14 - Intel Core i5 11th Gen - i5-1135G7 - Quad Core 4.2Ghz - 256GB SSD - 16GB RAM - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop 14 - Intel Core i5 11th Gen - i5-1135G7 - Quad Core 4.2Ghz - 256GB SSD - 16GB RAM - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$297.89
$394.00 24% OFF
Dell Latitude 5490 Price
Dell Latitude 5490 / Intel 1.7 GHz Core i5-8350U Quad Core CPU / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / 14 FHD (1920 x 1080) Display/HDMI/USB-C/Webcam/Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5490 / Intel 1.7 GHz Core i5-8350U Quad Core CPU / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / 14 FHD (1920 x 1080) Display/HDMI/USB-C/Webcam/Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$213.90
Dell Latitude 5490 14" FHD Laptop Computer, Intel i7-8650U, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5490 14" FHD Laptop Computer, Intel i7-8650U, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$214.00
Dell Latitude 5490 Business Laptop | 14in HD | Intel Core 8th Gen i5-8250U Quad Core | 8GB DDR4 | 256GB Solid State Drive | Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5490 Business Laptop | 14in HD | Intel Core 8th Gen i5-8250U Quad Core | 8GB DDR4 | 256GB Solid State Drive | Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$177.49

Availability

Dell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
Released20212018
Release Date
  • Announced on January 05, 2021 (CES 2021)
  • Available on January 12, 2021
Announced on January 18, 2018.
Generations

Exterior

Dell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
Size Comparison
Dell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
Dimensions12.65” x 8.35” x 0.76” (321.4 mm x 212 mm x 19.3 mm)13.1” x 9.0” x 0.8” (333.4 mm x 228.9 mm x 20.3 mm)
Weight3.09 lb (1.4 kg)Starting at 3.52 lb (1.60 kg)
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Single Pointing Backlit US-English Keyboard
  • Touchpad
    • Size: 4.53” x 2.64” (115 mm x 67 mm)
    • Supports Microsoft Precision multi-touch gesture.
  • Keyboard
    • Full size, optional backlit chiclet keyboard.
  • Touchpad
    • Size: 4.0 x 2.17 in (101.7 mm x 55.2 mm)
    • Supports Microsoft Precision multi-touch gesture.
    • Have dedicated left and right-click buttons.

Display

Dell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
Size14 Inches14 Inches
Info
  • 14” HD
    1366 x 768 TN 220 nits 45% NTSC 300:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA 2.4W
  • 14” FHD
    1920 x 1080 IPS 250 nits 45% NTSC 600:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA 3.2W
  • 14” FHD with Low Blue Light (LBL) Support
    1920 x 1080 IPS 400 nits 100% sRGB 1000:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA LBL 2.5W
  • 14” FHD with Touch Support
    1920 x 1080 IPS 300 nits 75% NTSC 600:1 Anti-Glare Touch WVA 4.51W
  • 14” FHD with Touch Support
    1920 x 1080 IPS 300 nits 100% sRGB 600:1 Anti-Glare Touch WVA 3.5W
  • 14.0” HD
    1366 x 768 WLED 112 PPI 220-nits 60Hz anti-glare non-touch
  • 14.0” FHD
    1920 x 1080 WLED 157 PPI 220-nits 60Hz anti-glare non-touch
  • 14.0” FHD Touch
    1920 x 1080 OTP Lite 157 PPI 220-nits 60Hz anti-glare touchscreen

Ports

Dell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
Dell Latitude 5420 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (3)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x Smart Card Reader
    Optional
Right (7)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0
  • 1 x RJ-45
    1 Gbps, Flip-Down Port
  • 1 x microSD card slot
    v4.0
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x lock slot
Back (1)
  • 1 x microSIM card slot
    Optional
Dell Latitude 5490 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (4)
  • 1 x USB-C
    DisplayPort Only
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x Smart Card Reader
    Optional
Right (4)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x VGA
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x lock slot
Back (5)
  • 1 x HDMI
    v1.4
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x RJ-45
    1 Gbps
  • 1 x microSIM card slot
    Optional
  • 1 x power port

Internal Specs

Dell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
Processor
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.20 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 4.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  4. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.00 → 3.70 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  5. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  6. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 4.40 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  7. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
  8. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
  1. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7130U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.70 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 3.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  4. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 3.60 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  5. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  4. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 400 → 1250 MHz
  5. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  6. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  7. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  8. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
  1. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7130U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  2. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  4. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  5. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Memory
  • Memory Info
    • 2 x SO-DIMM slots
    • Type: Single or Dual-Channel DDR4
    • Speed: 3200 MHz
  • Memory Configurations
    • 4GB 8GB 16GB
      Single Channel
    • 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB
      Dual Channel
Memory Info
  • Memory Slots: 2 x SODIMM slots
  • Memory Type: Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory
  • Memory Speed:
    • 2133 MHz for 7th Gen Intel processors
    • 2400 MHz for 8th Gen Intel processors
Memory Configurations
  • 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Discrete Graphics-Optional NVIDIA GeForce® MX130 - 2GB GDDR5
Storage
  • Hard Drive Slot
    • 1 x M.2 2230/2280 slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 2TB PCIe SSD
  • Hard Drive Slot
    • 1 x M.2 2280 slot
    • 1 x 2.5” SATA slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
    • Up to 1TB SATA HDD

Connectivity

Dell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 5 Qualcomm QCA61x4A (DW1820)
    Up to 867 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi 802.11 a/b/g WiFi-4 (802.11n) WiFi-5 (802.11ac) Bluetooh 5.0
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz
    Up to 2400 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi 802.11 a/b/g WiFi-4 (802.11n) WiFi-5 (802.11ac) WiFi-6 (802.11ax) Bluetooth 5.1
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz
    Up to 2400 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi 802.11 a/b/g WiFi-4 (802.11n) WiFi-5 (802.11ac) WiFi-6 (802.11ax) Bluetooth 5.2
  • Qualcomm QCA61x4A Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac
    Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac)
  • Qualcomm QCA6174A XR Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac
    Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac)
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 5 Wireless-AC 8265 2x2 802.11ac
    Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.2
MoreWWAN: Intel XMM 7360 Global LTE-Advanced (DW5820e) CAT9
  • Transfer rate up to 450 Mbps DL/50 Mbps UL (Cat 9)
  • Wireless standards (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,11,12,13,17,18,19,20,21,26,28,29,30,38,39,40,41,66), HSPA+ (1, 2, 4,5, 8)
Optional Mobile Broadband
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A (DW5811e) for AT&T, Verizon & Sprint. (US)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A (DW5811e)(EMEA/APJ/ROW)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 HSPA + (DW5811e) (China/Indonesia/ India)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A (DW5816e) Japan/ANZ/India/South Korea/Taiwan)

Battery

Dell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
Size
  • 42 Wh (3-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge capable battery with 1-years life span)
  • 63 Wh (4-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge capable battery with 1-years life span)
  • 42 Wh (3-cell lithium-ion, Long Life Battery with 3-years life span)
  • 63 Wh (4-cell lithium-ion, Long Life Battery with 3-years life span)
  • 42 Wh
    3 cell, ExpressCharge Capable.
  • 51 Wh
    3 cell, ExpressCharge Capable.
  • 60 Wh
    4 cell, ExpressCharge Capable.
  • 60 Wh
    4 cell, Long Life Cycle.
Power Supply
65W 90W
USB Type-C adapter.
  • 65W 7.4 mm Barrel Adapter
  • 90W 7.4 mm Barrel Adapter

Software

Dell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
OS
Windows 10 Pro Ubuntu 20.04
Upgradable to Windows 11
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee® Small Business Security 30 Day Free Trial
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee® Small Business Security 30 Day Free Trial

Camera & Audio

Dell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    • 720p with 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
    • 1080p with 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080p FHD) at 30 fps.
  • Optional Infrared camera
    For Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Optional Infrared camera
    For Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual-array microphones
  • Realtek ALC3246 Controller
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual array microphones

Misc

Dell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor on the hinge-up (optional)
  • 1 x Accelerometer (G sensor) on the system board.
  • 1 x Accelerometer (G sensor) on the hinge-up  (optional).
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • IR Camera (optional)
  • Ambient Light Sensor (optional)
  • IR Camera (optional)
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
SecurityHardware-Based Security
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 discrete
  • FIPS 140-2 certification for TPM
  • TCG (Trusted Computing Group) Certification for TPM
  • The fingerprint reader in power button tied to ControlVault 3
  • ControlVault 3 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification
  • Contacted Smart Card and ControlVault 3
  • Contactless Smart Card, NFC, and ControlVault 3
  • SED SSD NVMe, SSD, and HDD (Opal and non-Opal) per SDL
  • FIPS 201 Full Scan FPR and ControlVault 3
Data Security
  • McAfee Small Business Security 30-day trial
  • McAfee Small Business Security 12-months subscription, digitally delivered
  • McAfee Small Business Security 24-months subscription, digitally delivered
  • McAfee Small Business Security 36-months subscription, digitally delivered
  • TPM 2.0 FIPS 140-2 Certified, TCG Certified
  • Optional Control Vault 2.0 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 level 3 certification (HW authentication configurations)
  • Optional hardware authentication bundle 2:
  • FIPS 201 contacted smart card
  • Control Vault 2.0
  • Optional hardware authentication bundle 4:
    • Touch fingerprint reader
    • FIPS 201 contacted smart card
    • Contactless smart card
    • NFC
    • Control Vault 2.0
  • Security lock slot (Noble Wedge Lock)
  • SED (Opal 2.0 - SATA Interface)
  • Statement of Non-Volatility
Warranty1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis3 Years Hardware Warranty with Onsite In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis

Key Features

Dell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5490
At Glance
Released in Early
2021
16:9 FHD
14”
1080p 60Hz
Weight
3.09 lb
1.40 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C/8T, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,404
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,864
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
3200 MHz DDR4
Dell Latitude 5420 Ports
Optional
4G LTE
Up to
Wi-Fi 6E
Dual
Thunderbolt™️ 4
Ports
Optional
IR Camera
For Face Unlock
Built-in
Fingerprint Reader
Power Button
Released in Early
2018
16:9 FHD
14”
1080p 60Hz
Weight
3.52 lb
1.60 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-8650U
4C/8T, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,106
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,879
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Upgradable up to
32GB
2400 MHz DDR4
Dell Latitude 5490 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
MX130
2GB GDDR5
Optional
4G LTE
Up to
Wi-Fi 5
Single
USB-C
w/ DP Alt-mode
Optional
IR Camera
For Face Unlock
Built-in
Fingerprint Reader
Power Button

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