Dell Latitude 5521 vs. Dell Latitude 5511

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell Latitude 5521 and Dell Latitude 5511 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell Latitude 5521 vs. Dell Latitude 5511

The 2021 Dell Latitude 5521 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 2020 Dell Latitude 5511 features the 45W 10th Generation Intel Comet Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-10300H up to 6-core Intel Core i7-10850H with the boost speed up to 5.10 GHz.

If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 15.6″ Dell Latitude 5521 (2021) and the 15.6″ Dell Latitude 5511 (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Dell Latitude 5521 vs. Dell Latitude 5511: Specs Comparison

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Dell Latitude 5521

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Dell Latitude 5511

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.
AvailabilityDell Latitude 5521Dell Latitude 5511
Released20212020
Release InfoAnnounced on May 11, 2021
Pricing
  • $2,364.72
    i5-11400H8GB256GBIntel UHD
  • $2,425.99
    i5-11400H8GB128GBIntel UHDIR CamExpress-Signin
  • $2,821.86
    i5-11500H16GB256GBIntel UHDLTE
  • $3,121.86
    i7-11850H16GB256GBIntel UHDIR CamLTE
  • $3,393.29
    i7-11850H16GB512GBIntel UHDTouchIR CamLTE
  • $3,507.57
    i7-11850H16GB512GBMX450IR CamLTE
  • $3,650.42
    i7-11850H32GB512GBIntel UHDIR CamLTE
  • $5,958.14
    i7-11850H64GB2TBMX450IR CamExpress-SigninSLPLTE
Dell Latitude 5521 Price
Dell Latitude 5521 Laptop - 15.6" HD (1366x768) AG Display - 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 6-Core - 16GB - 256GB SSD - Windows 10 pro
Dell Latitude 5521 Laptop - 15.6" HD (1366x768) AG Display - 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 6-Core - 16GB - 256GB SSD - Windows 10 pro
By Dell
$1,699.00
2021 Newest Dell Business Laptop Latitude 5520, 15.6" FHD IPS Anti-Glare Display, Intel Core i5-1135G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, WiFi 6, Thunderbolt 4, Win 10 Pro
2021 Newest Dell Business Laptop Latitude 5520, 15.6" FHD IPS Anti-Glare Display, Intel Core i5-1135G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, WiFi 6, Thunderbolt 4, Win 10 Pro
By Dell
$1,679.00
Dell Latitude 5520 15.6" Notebook, Intel Core i7-1185G7, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro, (N59WR)
Dell Latitude 5520 15.6" Notebook, Intel Core i7-1185G7, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro, (N59WR)
By Dell
$1,449.00
Dell Latitude 5511 Price
Dell Latitude 5511 15.6" (Latest Model) Core i7-10850H (6-Core) 512GB PCIe SSD 16GB RAM FHD (1920x1080) 300 Nit WiFi 6 AX + BT Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5511 15.6" (Latest Model) Core i7-10850H (6-Core) 512GB PCIe SSD 16GB RAM FHD (1920x1080) 300 Nit WiFi 6 AX + BT Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,299.99
Dell Latitude 5511 15.6" Notebook - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Core i7 i7-10850H 10th Gen 2.7GHz Hexa-core (6 Core) - 16GB RAM - 256GB SSD
Dell Latitude 5511 15.6" Notebook - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Core i7 i7-10850H 10th Gen 2.7GHz Hexa-core (6 Core) - 16GB RAM - 256GB SSD
By Dell
$1,347.99
Dell Latitude 5511 15.6" Notebook - HD - 1366 x 768 - Core i5 i5-10300H 10th Gen 2.5GHz Quad-core (4 Core) - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD
Dell Latitude 5511 15.6" Notebook - HD - 1366 x 768 - Core i5 i5-10300H 10th Gen 2.5GHz Quad-core (4 Core) - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD
By Dell
$1,999.00
DisplayDell Latitude 5521Dell Latitude 5511
Size15.6 Inches15.6 Inches
Info
  • 15.6” HD
    1366 x 768100 ppiTN220 nits45% NTSC500:1Anti-GlareNon-TouchWVA4.20W
  • 15.6” FHD
    1920 x 1080141 ppiIPS250 nits45% NTSC700:1Anti-GlareNon-TouchWVA4.20W
  • 15.6” FHD Touch
    1920 x 1080141 ppiIPS250 nits45% NTSC700:1Anti-GlareTouchWVA4.20W
  • 15.6” FHD SLP LBL
    1920 x 1080141 ppiIPS400 nits100% sRGB700:1Anti-GlareNon-TouchWVASuper Low PowerLow Blue Light4.60W
  • 15.6” UHD SLP LBL
    3840 x 2160283 ppiIPS400 nits100% sRGB800:1Anti-GlareNon-TouchWVASuper Low PowerLow Blue Light3.50W
  • 15.6" HD
    1366 x 768WLED220 nitsNTSC 45%500:1Anti-GlareNon-Touch4.2 W
  • 15.6" FHD
    1920 x 1080WLED220 nitsNTSC 45%700:1Anti-GlareNon-Touch4.2 W
  • 15.6" FHD with Touch
    1920 x 1080WLED220 nitsNTSC 45%700:1Anti-GlareTouch4.2 W
  • 15.6" FHD
    1920 x 1080WLED300 nits700:1NTSC 72%Anti-GlareNon-Touch4.6 W
ExteriorDell Latitude 5521Dell Latitude 5511
Size Comparison
Dimensions14.09” x 9.19” x 0.89” (357.80 mm x 233.30 mm x 22.67 mm)14.13” x 9.30” x 0.88 - 0.98” (359.10 mm x 236.25 mm x 22.48 - 24.92 mm)
Weight3.95 lb (1.79 kg)4.16 lb (1.89 kg)
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Single Pointing English US Keyboard and 10 Key Numpad
    • Optional Backlit.
  • Touchpad
    • Size: 4.53” x 2.64” (115 mm x 67 mm)
    • Supports Microsoft Precision multi-touch gesture.
  • Keyboard
    • Single Pointing Non-Backlit US English Keyboard with 10 Key Numeric Keypad
    • Dual Pointing Backlit US English Keyboard with 10 Key Numeric Keypad
  • Touchpad
    • Size: 4.00 x 2.17 in (101.70 mm x 55.20 mm)
    • Supports Microsoft Precision multi-touch gesture.
    • Dedicated left and right-click button.
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 Thunderbolt 3
    Supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), Power Delivery, Native DisplayPort 1.4 video output, and Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps).
  • 1 x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 with PowerShare
  • 2 x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1
  • 1 x Flip-Down RJ-45
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x MicroSD Card reader
  • 1 x Universal Audio jack
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock slot
  • 1 x DC-in (7.4 mm barrel)
  • Optional Ports
    • 1 x SmartCard Reader
    • 1 x External uSIM card tray
Internal SpecsDell Latitude 5521Dell Latitude 5511
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
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.50 → 4.50 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10400H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 4.60 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10850H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.70 → 5.10 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
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
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10850H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
Discrete GraphicsOptional NVIDIA GeForce MX450, 2GB GDDR6Optional NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250
Video memory: 2GB GDDR5 VRAM.
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
  • Memory Info
    • 2 x SoDIMM slots
    • Type: Dual-Channel DDR4
    • Speed: 2933 MHz
  • Memory Configurations
    • Minimum Memory: 4GB
    • Maximum Memory: 64B
Storage
  • Hard Drive Slot
    • 2 x M.2 2230/2280 slot
    • 1 x 2.5 in. hard drive slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 2TB PCIe SSD
    • Up to 1TB SATA disk drive
  • Hard Drive Slot
    • 1 x M.2 2230/2280 slot
    • 1 x 2.5 in. hard drive slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
    • Up to 1TB SATA disk drive
ConnectivityDell Latitude 5521Dell Latitude 5511
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
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 5 Qualcomm QCA61x4A (DW1820)
    Up to 867 MbpsDual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi 802.11 a/b/gWiFi-4 (802.11n)WiFi-5 (802.11ac)Bluetooh 5.0
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz
    Up to 2400 MbpsDual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi 802.11 a/b/gWiFi-4 (802.11n)WiFi-5 (802.11ac)WiFi-6 (802.11ax)No Bluetooth
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz
    Up to 2400 MbpsDual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi 802.11 a/b/gWiFi-4 (802.11n)WiFi-5 (802.11ac)WiFi-6 (802.11ax)Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.1
EthernetGigabit Ethernet
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.
Integrated Connection I219-LM/I219-V Ethernet
Transmit 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.
Optional Intel XMM 7360 Global LTE-Advanced with optional eSIM.
BatteryDell Latitude 5521Dell Latitude 5511
Size
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell Polymer, ExpressCharge.
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell Polymer, Long Life Battery, ExpressCharge.
  • 97 Wh
    6-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge.
  • 51 Wh (3-cell Polymer, ExpressCharge capable battery)
  • 68 Wh (4-cell Polymer, ExpressCharge capable battery)
  • 68 Wh (4-cell Polymer, Long Life Battery)
  • 97 Wh (6-cell Polymer, ExpressCharge capable battery)
Power Supply
90W130W
USB Type-C adapter.
  • 90W 7.4mm barrel adapter.
  • 90W Type-C adapter.
  • 130W Type-C adapter.
SoftwareDell Latitude 5521Dell Latitude 5511
OS
Windows 10 ProUbuntu 20.04
Upgradable to Windows 11
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 ProUbuntu 18.04NeoKylin 7.0 SP4 (PRTS)
Upgradable to Windows 11
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 & AudioDell Latitude 5521Dell Latitude 5511
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.
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Optinal Infrared camera
    For Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual-array microphones
  • Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual digital microphones
MiscDell Latitude 5521Dell Latitude 5511
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.
  • Hall Effect Sensor (Detects when the lid is closed)
  • IR Camera
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • eCompass/Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • NFC (optional)
  • The fingerprint reader in the power button (optional)
  • GPS (via WWAN Card only)
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
Hardware-Based Security
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0
  • Firmware TPM Optional
  • Optional IR camera with Windows Hello Support
  • Cable lock Noble lock
  • FIPS 140-2 certification for TPM
  • Optional ControlVault 3 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification (FPR, SC and CSC/NFC)
  • Fingerprint Reader Only Touch Fingerprint reader in power button tied to ControlVault 3
  • Optional (FIPS 201 Smart card reader certification/SIPR) Contacted Smart Card and ControlVault 3
Software-Based Security
  • Dell Client Command Suite
  • Optional Dell Data Security and Management Software
  • 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
Warranty1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis
Dell Latitude 5521 Price
Dell Latitude 5521 Laptop - 15.6" HD (1366x768) AG Display - 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 6-Core - 16GB - 256GB SSD - Windows 10 pro
Dell Latitude 5521 Laptop - 15.6" HD (1366x768) AG Display - 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 6-Core - 16GB - 256GB SSD - Windows 10 pro
By Dell
$1,699.00
2021 Newest Dell Business Laptop Latitude 5520, 15.6" FHD IPS Anti-Glare Display, Intel Core i5-1135G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, WiFi 6, Thunderbolt 4, Win 10 Pro
2021 Newest Dell Business Laptop Latitude 5520, 15.6" FHD IPS Anti-Glare Display, Intel Core i5-1135G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, WiFi 6, Thunderbolt 4, Win 10 Pro
By Dell
$1,679.00
Dell Latitude 5520 15.6" Notebook, Intel Core i7-1185G7, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro, (N59WR)
Dell Latitude 5520 15.6" Notebook, Intel Core i7-1185G7, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro, (N59WR)
By Dell
$1,449.00
Dell Latitude 5511 Price
Dell Latitude 5511 15.6" (Latest Model) Core i7-10850H (6-Core) 512GB PCIe SSD 16GB RAM FHD (1920x1080) 300 Nit WiFi 6 AX + BT Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5511 15.6" (Latest Model) Core i7-10850H (6-Core) 512GB PCIe SSD 16GB RAM FHD (1920x1080) 300 Nit WiFi 6 AX + BT Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,299.99
Dell Latitude 5511 15.6" Notebook - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Core i7 i7-10850H 10th Gen 2.7GHz Hexa-core (6 Core) - 16GB RAM - 256GB SSD
Dell Latitude 5511 15.6" Notebook - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Core i7 i7-10850H 10th Gen 2.7GHz Hexa-core (6 Core) - 16GB RAM - 256GB SSD
By Dell
$1,347.99
Dell Latitude 5511 15.6" Notebook - HD - 1366 x 768 - Core i5 i5-10300H 10th Gen 2.5GHz Quad-core (4 Core) - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD
Dell Latitude 5511 15.6" Notebook - HD - 1366 x 768 - Core i5 i5-10300H 10th Gen 2.5GHz Quad-core (4 Core) - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD
By Dell
$1,999.00

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