Dell Latitude 5421 vs. Surface Duo 2

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell Latitude 5421 and Surface Duo 2 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell Latitude 5421 vs. Surface Duo 2

The 2021 Dell Latitude 5421 features the 45W 11th Generation Intel Tiger Lake 6-core Intel Core i5-11400H up to 8-core Intel Core i7-11850H with the boost speed up to 4.80 GHz. While the 2021 Surface Duo 2 features the 5W Qualcomm Snapdragon 8-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 with the boost speed up to 2.84 GHz.

If you want to know more what's the difference between the 14″ Dell Latitude 5421 (2021) and the 8.3″ Surface Duo 2 (2021), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Dell Latitude 5421 vs. Surface Duo 2: Specs Comparison

Dell Latitude 5421 image

Dell Latitude 5421

Surface Duo 2 image

Surface Duo 2

Key Features
What's new
  • 11th Gen Intel H-Series Processors - up to 8-core Intel Core i9-11850H with turbo boost up to 4.80 GHz.
  • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 - with 2GB of GDDR6 to ensure reliable video conferencing and media consumption.
  • Faster DDR4 Memory - The new Latitude model supports up to 64GB DDR4 3200MHz memory.
  • 90Hz Dual PixelSense™ Fusion Displays It features a bigger 8.3” with edge notification (time, missed call alert, charging status, and more).
  • Better performance It’s now equipped with the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 with 5G cellular.
  • Better specs Up to 512GB storage, 8GB of LPDDR5 memory, WiFi-6, and Bluetooth 5.1.
  • New Triple Rear-Facing Cameras It now comes with an all-new triple cameras system including wide, telephoto, and ultra-wide lenses.
  • More
    New Obsidian colorBetter 12MP front-facing cameraNFC23W USB-C PD chargerStereo speakersLarger battery
What's missing
  • Slightly heavier.
  • Slightly thicker.
AvailabilityDell Latitude 5421Surface Duo 2
Released20212021
Release InfoAnnounced on May 11, 2021
  • Introduced: September 22, 2021
  • Pre-ordered: September 22, 2021
  • Released: October 21, 2021
Pricing
  • $1,979.42
    i5-11400H8GB128GBIntel UHDIR Cam
  • $2,189.13
    i5-11400H8GB256GBIntel UHD
  • $2,697.28
    i5-11500H8GB256GBIntel UHDLTE
  • $2,887.43
    i5-11500H16GB256GBIntel UHDLTE
  • $3,269.72
    i7-11850H16GB256GBIntel UHDIR CamLTE
  • $3,661.15
    i7-11850H16GB512GBMX450IR CamLTE
  • $5,488.71
    i7-11850H64GB2TBMX450IR CamPrivacy SafeScreenTouchLTE
  • $1,499
    8GB128 GB
  • $1,599
    8GB256 GB
  • $1,799
    8GB512 GB
    Obsidian only.
Dell Latitude 5421 Price
Dell Latitude 5420 I5 11-1135 G7 8GB
Dell Latitude 5420 I5 11-1135 G7 8GB
By Dell
$1,049.99
Was: $1,099.99
Dell Latitude E7470 14in Laptop, Core i5-6300U 2.4GHz, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Renewed)
Dell Latitude E7470 14in Laptop, Core i5-6300U 2.4GHz, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Renewed)
By Dell
$329.00
Dell Latitude 5420 I7 11-1185 G7
Dell Latitude 5420 I7 11-1185 G7
By Dell
$1,539.00
Surface Duo 2 Price
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 5G 128GB (Unlocked) - Obsidian
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 5G 128GB (Unlocked) - Obsidian
By Microsoft
$2,299.00
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DisplayDell Latitude 5421Surface Duo 2
Size14 Inches8.3 Inches
Info
  • 14” HD
    1366 x 768112 ppiTN220 nits45% NTSC300:1Anti-GlareNon-TouchWVA2.40W
  • 14” FHD
    1920 x 1080157 ppiIPS250 nits45% NTSC600:1Anti-GlareNon-TouchWVA3.60W
  • 14” FHD with Super Low Power (SPL) Support
    1920 x 1080157 ppiIPS400 nits100% sRGB1000:1Anti-GlareNon-TouchWVALBL2.50W
  • 14” FHD with Touch Support
    1920 x 1080157 ppiIPS300 nits72% NTSC600:1Anti-GlareTouchWVA4.10W
  • 14” FHD with Touch & Privacy Support
    1920 x 1080157 ppiIPS300 nits100% sRGB600:1Anti-GlareTouchWVA3.50W
  • Dual PixelSense™ Fusion Displays open: 8.3” AMOLED, 2688x1892
  • Single PixelSense™ Screen: 5.8” AMOLED 1344x1892 (13:9)
  • 401 PPI
  • HDR
  • Wide color 100% SRGB, DCI-P3
  • Dual displays with 90Hz adaptive refresh rate
  • 800 nits max brightness
  • Display Material: Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™
ExteriorDell Latitude 5421Surface Duo 2
Size Comparison
Dimensions12.65” x 8.35” x 0.82” (321.35 mm x 212 mm x 20.95 mm)
  • 7.26 x 5.71 x 0.21 (184.5 mm x 145.2 mm x 5.50 mm)
    Open
  • 3.62 x 5.71 x 0.43 (92.1 mm x 145.2 mm x 11.0 mm) 
    Closed
Weight3.30 lb (1.49 kg)0.62 lbs (284 g)
Colors
ObsidianGlacier
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Single Pointing Backlit US-English Keyboard
  • Touchpad
    • Size: 4.53” x 2.55” (115 mm x 65 mm)
    • Available models: Cirque and Synaptics
    • Supports Microsoft Precision multi-touch gesture.
PortsLeft
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4
    Supports USB 4 (40Gbps), Power Delivery, Native DisplayPort 2.0 Alt Mode video output.
  • 1 x SmartCard Reader 
    Optional
Right
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps).
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) with PowerShare.
  • 1 x Ethernet
    Flip-Down RJ45 port
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x MicroSD Card reader
  • 1 x Universal Audio jack
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock slot
Back
  • 1 x External eSIM card slot
    Optional.
  • 1 x USB Type-C 
    USB 3.2 Gen 2.
  • 1 x SIM card slot
Internal SpecsDell Latitude 5421Surface Duo 2
Processor
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.70 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11500H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.90 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.80 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888
    8 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 2.84 GHz, 5MB Cache, 5W
Integrated Graphics
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    16 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11500H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888
    Qualcomm® Adreno™ 660 GPU
Discrete GraphicsOptional NVIDIA GeForce MX450, 2GB GDDR6
Memory
  • Memory Info
    • 2 x SO-DIMM slots
    • Type: Single or Dual-Channel DDR4
    • Speed: 3200 MHz
  • Memory Configurations
    • 4GB8GB16GB
      Single Channel
    • 8GB16GB32GB64GB
      Dual Channel
8GB DRAM LPDDR5 memory
Storage
  • Hard Drive Slot
    • 1 x M.2 2230/2280 slot
    • Type: PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 2TB PCIe SSD
128GB256GB512GB
UFS 3.0 of internal storage
ConnectivityDell Latitude 5421Surface Duo 2
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 5 Qualcomm QCA61x4A (DW1820)
    Up to 867 MbpsDual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi-5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)Bluetooh 5.0
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz
    Up to 2400 MbpsDual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi-6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)Bluetooth 5.2
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz
    Up to 2400 MbpsTriple band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz/6 GHzWiFi-6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)Bluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
EthernetGigabit Ethernet
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.
WWAN: Intel 7360 (DW5820e)
  • Transfer rate: up to 450 Mbps DL/50 Mbps UL (Cat 9)
  • Data rate:
    • LTE FDD: 450 Mbps DL/50 Mbps UL (Cat 9)
    • LTE TDD: 347 Mbps DL/30 Mbps UL (Cat 9)
    • UMTS/HSPA+: UMTS 384 kbps DL/384 kbps UL
  • 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)
  • Supports GPS, BDS, and GLONASS.
  • NFC for payments and provisioning
  • 5G-NR NSA (mmWave): Release 15 DL 64 QAM up to 6 Gbps, 8xDL CA (800MHz), 2x2 MIMO
  • 5G-NR NSA (mmWave): Release 15 UL 64 QAM, 2xUL CA (200MHz), 2x2 MIMO
  • 5G-NR NSA (mmWave) Bands: n257, n260, n261
  • 5G-NR NSA (Sub-6): Release 15 DL 256 QAM up to 3.2 Gbps, 2xDL CA (TDD+TDD), 4x4 MIMO
  • 5G-NR NSA (Sub-6): Release 15 UL 256 QAM
  • 5G-NR NSA (Sub-6) Bands: n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n20, n25, n28, n38, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79
  • Gigabit LTE - A Pro Release 15 with 4x4 MIMO and LAA
  • LTE DL Cat 20, 256 QAM up to 2Gbps, 5xDL CA
  • LTE UL Cat 13, 64 QAM Contiguous 2X ULCA
  • LTE Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71
  • WCDMA: 1,2,5,8
  • GSM/GPRS: GSM-850, E-GSM-900, DCS-1800, PCS-1900
  • Location: GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS
BatteryDell Latitude 5421Surface Duo 2
Size
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge.
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell lithium-ion, Long Life Battery, ExpressCharge.
  • 4,449 mAh
    Typical dual battery capacity.
  • 4,340 mAh
    Minimum dual battery capacity.
Battery Life
  • Up to 15.5 hours of Local Video Playback
  • Up to 28 hours of Talk Time
Power Supply
90W130W
USB Type-C adapter.
23W USB-C PD charger
Supports Fast Charging.
SoftwareDell Latitude 5421Surface Duo 2
OS
Windows 10 ProUbuntu 20.04
Upgradable to Windows 11
Android™ 11
3-years of software updates.
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee® Small Business Security 30 Day Free Trial
  • Microsoft built-in applications:
    • Intune Company Portal
    • LinkedIn
    • Microsoft Authenticator
    • Microsoft Bing Search
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Microsoft Lens - PDF Scanner
    • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint & More
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Microsoft OneNote
    • Microsoft Outlook
    • Microsoft Start
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft To Do
    • Surface
    • Tips
    • Xbox Game Pass
  • Microsoft Surface Duo 2 UI core features:
    • App Groups
    • Dual screen windowing
    • Dynamic Dock
    • Dynamic Triple-Lens Camera
    • Microsoft 365 Feed
    • Span apps automatically
    • Surface Duo Glance Bar
    • SwiftKey Adaptive Keyboard
    • Universal Search
    • Your Phone Companion - Link to Windows
  • Other preinstalled apps:
    • Calculator
    • Chrome
    • Clock
    • Contacts
    • Files
    • Gmail
    • Google Assistant
    • Google Calendar
    • Google Drive
    • Google Duo
    • Google Maps
    • Google Photos
    • Google Play Movies & TV
    • Google Play Store
    • Google Search
    • Messages
    • Phone
    • Sound recorder
    • YouTube
    • YouTube Music
Camera & AudioDell Latitude 5421Surface Duo 2
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p with 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Infrared camera
    Optional for Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
  • Proximity sensor
    Optional for Express Sign-in.
  • Dynamic triple-lens rear-facing camera:
    • Wide 
      12MPf/1.7 aperture27 mm1.4µmdual pixel PDAFOIS
    • Telephoto
      12MPf/2.4 aperture51 mm1.0µmPDAFOIS2X optical zoom
    • Ultra-Wide
      16MPf/2.2 aperture13 mm1.0µm110o diagonal field of view with distortion correction
  • Front-facing Camera:
    12MPf/2.024 mm1.0µmDual color LED flash
  • Photos:
    • Auto mode with low-light & HDR multi-frame photo capture and dynamic range scene detection
    • Dedicated night photography mode
    • Smooth Zoom between all 3 Rear Facing Camera combined with digital super zoom up to 10x
    • Portrait mode with adjustable depth control. Portrait mode supported for wide and tele camera. Machine learning used for portrait mode
    • Panorama mode with wide dynamic range
    • Capture short video during photo capture with a long press
    • Capture photos during video recording
  • Video recording:
    • HDR Video
    • 4K video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps
    • 1080p video recording at 30 fps and 60 fps
    • Slow-motion video at 120 or 240fps
    • HEVC and H.264 video recording formats
  • Microsoft Teams and Skype video conferencing up to 1080p at 30fps
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual-array microphones
  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual Mic AI-based noise suppression and acoustic echo cancellation optimized for productive use in all postures
  • Best-in-class Full Duplex communication for voice calls in hands-free mode, receiver, and LRA
  • Audio formats supported: 3GP, MP3, MP4, MKV, WAV, OGG, M4A, AAC, TS, AMR, FLAC, MID, MIDI, RTTL, RTX, OTA, IMY
  • Qualcomm® aptX™ Classic, HD and TWS
  • Hearing aid compatibility: M4/T3
  • Wake on Voice using Google Assistant
MiscDell Latitude 5421Surface Duo 2
InkingSupports all in market generations of Surface Slim Pen, Surface Pen and Surface Hub 2 Pen
4096 levels of pressureTilt sensingBest in class latencyPaper feel0.1mm precisionmagnetic storage
Sensors
  • Windows Adaptive Color
  • 1 x Accelerometer (G sensor) on the system board.
  • 1 x Accelerometer (G sensor) on the hinge-up
    Optional.
  • Fingerprint Sensor
    Optional.
  • IR Camera
    Optional.
  • Proximity sensor
    Optional.
  • Dual Accelerometer
  • Dual Gyroscope
  • Dual Magnetometer
  • Dual Ambient Light Sensor
  • Dual Proximity Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • Fingerprint Sensor
Security
  • TPM 2.0 FIPS 140-2 Certified, TCG Certified
  • Optional Windows Hello Compliant Fingerprint Reader in the power button
  • Optional Security Hardware Authentication Bundles
    • 1: Touch Fingerprint Reader (in Power Button) with Control Vault 3.0 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification
    • 2: Contacted Smart Card with Control Vault 3.0 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification
    • 3: Touch Fingerprint Reader (in Power Button) and Contacted Smart Card with Control Vault 3.0 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification
    • 4: Contacted Smart Card, Contactless Smart Card NFC and Control Vault 3.0 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification
    • 5: Touch Fingerprint Reader (in Power Button), Contacted Smart Card, Contactless Smart Card NFC, and Control Vault 3.0 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification
  • Optional Express Sign-in with Face IR camera (Windows Hello compliant) and Proximity Sensor
  • Dell Client Command Suite
  • Dell BIOS Verification
  • Optional Dell Endpoint Security and Management Software
  • VMware Carbon Black Endpoint Standard
  • VMware Carbon Black Endpoint Standard + Secureworks Threat Detection and Response
  • Dell Encryption Enterprise
  • Dell Encryption Personal
  • Carbonite
  • VMware Workspace ONE
  • Absolute® Endpoint Visibility and Control
  • Netskope
  • Dell Supply Chain Defense
  • Chassis Intrusion Detection
  • Battery Removal Detection
  • Biometric lock type: Fingerprint reader with enterprise-grade security
  • Lock type: Swipe, PIN, password
  • Security applications pre-loaded on the device: Microsoft Authenticator
In the box
  • Surface Duo 2
  • Surface Duo 2 (Color: Glacier or Obsidian)
  • Surface Duo 2 USB-C Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty and Compliance Guide
  • SIM Ejector tool
Warranty1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Exterior Material: Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • Video Playback Formats:
    • MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, 3G2, AVI, FLV, TS/M2TS, MKV, WEBM, 3GP/MPEG-4,HEIC/HEIF,ASF/WMV, MOV
  • Wireless
    • Chromecast and Miracast support
  • Wired:
    • DisplayPort over USB-C®. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter7
    • 4K video out over USB-C when connecting via DisplayPort cable or HDMI Adaptor to an external monitor
      Wireless dependent on the TV/monitor support.
Dell Latitude 5421 Price
Dell Latitude 5420 I5 11-1135 G7 8GB
Dell Latitude 5420 I5 11-1135 G7 8GB
By Dell
$1,049.99
Was: $1,099.99
Dell Latitude E7470 14in Laptop, Core i5-6300U 2.4GHz, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Renewed)
Dell Latitude E7470 14in Laptop, Core i5-6300U 2.4GHz, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Renewed)
By Dell
$329.00
Dell Latitude 5420 I7 11-1185 G7
Dell Latitude 5420 I7 11-1185 G7
By Dell
$1,539.00
Surface Duo 2 Price
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 5G 128GB (Unlocked) - Obsidian
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 5G 128GB (Unlocked) - Obsidian
By Microsoft
$2,299.00
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