Dell Latitude 5521 vs. Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell Latitude 5521 and Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

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Dell Latitude 5521

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Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1

Key FeaturesDell Latitude 5521Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
At Glance
Released in Mid
2021
16:9 4K UHD
15.6”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
3.95 lb
1.79 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-11850H
8C/16T, 2.50 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,583
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,205
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
3200 MHz DDR4
Dell Latitude 5521 Ports
Up to Nvidia GeForce
MX450
2GB GDDR6
Released in Mid
2022
3:2 3K
13”
1920p 60Hz
Weight
1.6 lb
0.73 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1250U
10C/12T, 0.80 → 4.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,318
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,435
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, → 950 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Ports
Starting at
$1,099
i5, 8GB, 512GB, Keyboard + Stylus
AvailabilityDell Latitude 5521Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
Released20212022
Release InfoAnnounced on May 11, 2021
  • Announced on June 9th, 2022.
  • Available in summer 2022.
Pricing
  • $2,364.72
    i5-11400H 8GB 256GB Intel UHD
  • $2,425.99
    i5-11400H 8GB 128GB Intel UHD IR Cam Express-Signin
  • $2,821.86
    i5-11500H 16GB 256GB Intel UHD LTE
  • $3,121.86
    i7-11850H 16GB 256GB Intel UHD IR Cam LTE
  • $3,393.29
    i7-11850H 16GB 512GB Intel UHD Touch IR Cam LTE
  • $3,507.57
    i7-11850H 16GB 512GB MX450 IR Cam LTE
  • $3,650.42
    i7-11850H 32GB 512GB Intel UHD IR Cam LTE
  • $5,958.14
    i7-11850H 64GB 2TB MX450 IR Cam Express-Signin SLP LTE
Starting at $1099.99
Applicable Models-
  • Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
  • Dell XPS 13 Tablet
  • Dell XPS 13 Folio
  • 2022 Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
  • Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
Generations
Dell Latitude 5521 Price
Dell Latitude 5521 Laptop - 15.6" FHD AG Touch Display - 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-11850H 8-Core - 16GB - 512GB SSD - Windows 10 pro
Dell Latitude 5521 Laptop - 15.6" FHD AG Touch Display - 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-11850H 8-Core - 16GB - 512GB SSD - Windows 10 pro
By Dell
$1,289.77
Was: $1,699.00
Dell Latitude 5000 5521 15.6" Notebook - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i7 11th Gen i7-11850H Octa-core (8 Core) 2.50 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Titan Gray
Dell Latitude 5000 5521 15.6" Notebook - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i7 11th Gen i7-11850H Octa-core (8 Core) 2.50 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Titan Gray
By Dell
$1,840.77
Was: $1,999.99
Dell Docking Station - for Inspiron 15R 5521, 17R 5721, 17R 5737, 7537, 7737; Latitude 3540, 3540 BTX; XPS 11, 15
Dell Docking Station - for Inspiron 15R 5521, 17R 5721, 17R 5737, 7537, 7737; Latitude 3540, 3540 BTX; XPS 11, 15
By Dell
$169.99
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Price
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 (2022) | 13" Touch | Core i7 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM | 10 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Home (Renewed)
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 (2022) | 13" Touch | Core i7 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM | 10 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,303.55
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 (2022) | 13" Touch | Core i5 - 512GB SSD - 8GB RAM | 10 Cores @ 4.4 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 (2022) | 13" Touch | Core i5 - 512GB SSD - 8GB RAM | 10 Cores @ 4.4 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,097.89
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 (2022) | 13" Touch | Core i5 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM | 10 Cores @ 4.4 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 (2022) | 13" Touch | Core i5 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM | 10 Cores @ 4.4 GHz - 12th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro
By Dell
$1,233.46
ExteriorDell Latitude 5521Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
Size Comparison
Dell Latitude 5521Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
Dimensions14.09” x 9.19” x 0.89” (357.80 mm x 233.30 mm x 22.67 mm)
  • Sky 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.29 in (292.5 x 201.2 x 7.4 mm)
  • Slate 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.29 in (292.5 x 201.2 x 7.8 mm)
Weight3.95 lb (1.79 kg)
  • Sky Starting at 1.6 lbs. (736g)
  • Slate Starting at 1.8 lbs. (811g)
  • Folio keyboard 1.23 lbs. (560g)
Colors-
Sky Slate
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
    • Zero lattice keyboard
    • 1mm travel
  • Touchpad
    • 114 mm x 74.2 mm touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
Chasis Information-CNC machined aluminum
DisplayDell Latitude 5521Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
Size15.6 Inches13 Inches
Info
  • 15.6” HD
    1366 x 768 100 ppi TN 220 nits 45% NTSC 500:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA 4.20W
  • 15.6” FHD
    1920 x 1080 141 ppi IPS 250 nits 45% NTSC 700:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA 4.20W
  • 15.6” FHD Touch
    1920 x 1080 141 ppi IPS 250 nits 45% NTSC 700:1 Anti-Glare Touch WVA 4.20W
  • 15.6” FHD SLP LBL
    1920 x 1080 141 ppi IPS 400 nits 100% sRGB 700:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA Super Low Power Low Blue Light 4.60W
  • 15.6” UHD SLP LBL
    3840 x 2160 283 ppi IPS 400 nits 100% sRGB 800:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA Super Low Power Low Blue Light 3.50W
13-inch 3K touchscreen
2880 x 1920, 60 Hz, 1800:1, 100% sRGB, 500 nits, Anti-reflective, anti-smudge, Touch support, Gorilla Glass 7, active pen support, Dolby Vision, Eyesafe.
PortsDell Latitude 5521Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
Dell Latitude 5521 Ports
Dell Latitude 5521 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (3)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort 2.0, 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
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x lock slot
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Ports
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x XPS Folio connector
Internal SpecsDell Latitude 5521Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.70 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11500H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.90 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.80 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1230U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 0.70 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 9W
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1250U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 0.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 9W
Geekbench 5 Single Core
Dell Latitude 55211
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H1,32083.39%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11500H1,42189.77%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H1,583100.00%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1250U1,31883.26%
01,583
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
Dell Latitude 55211
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H5,59268.15%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11500H6,27076.42%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H8,205100.00%
Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-12
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1250U3,43541.86%
08,205
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    16 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11500H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11850H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1230U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, → 850 MHz
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1250U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, → 950 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
8 GB 16 GB
4266 MHz LPDDR4x onboard memory.
Discrete GraphicsOptional NVIDIA GeForce MX450, 2GB GDDR6-
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
256 GB 512 GB 1TB
M.2 2230 PCIe® 4x4 NVMe™ SSD, Up to 32 Gbps.
ConnectivityDell Latitude 5521Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 5 Qualcomm QCA61x4A (DW1820)
    Up to 867 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi-5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) Bluetooh 5.0
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz
    Up to 2400 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi-6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Bluetooth 5.2
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz
    Up to 2400 Mbps Triple band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz/6 GHz WiFi-6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Bluetooth 5.2
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E 1675 AX211
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth 5.2
EthernetGigabit Ethernet
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.
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Wireless WAN-Intel 5000 Global 5G (DW5931E)
MoreWWAN: 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.
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BatteryDell Latitude 5521Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
Size
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell Polymer, ExpressCharge.
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell Polymer, Long Life Battery, ExpressCharge.
  • 97 Wh
    6-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge.
49.5 Wh
Power Supply
90W 130W
USB Type-C adapter.
45 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
20 VDC/2.25A, 15 VDC/3A, 9 VDC/3A, 5VDC/3A
SoftwareDell Latitude 5521Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
OS
Windows 10 Pro Ubuntu 20.04
Upgradable to Windows 11
Windows 11
Home Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee® Small Business Security 30 Day Free Trial
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12-Month Subscription
Camera & AudioDell Latitude 5521Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
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.
  • FHD Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 5MP Megapixels (1920 x 1080 FHD) at 30 fps.
  • IR Camera for supporting Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 11MP Rear-facing camera
    Supports 4K video recording.
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual-array microphones
  • Studio quality tuning with Waves MaxxAudio Pro MaxxAudio® Pro and Waves Nx® 3D audio
  • Dual microphone array
MiscDell Latitude 5521Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1
Inking-Dell XPS Stylus
  • Magnetically attaches at the top to recharge
  • Last up to 50 days of battery life.
  • Fully charge in under 2 hours.
  • Has two programmable buttons.
  • Reversible pen fit for both left and right-handed users.
  • It supports 4096 pressure sensitivity.
  • It supports tilt functionality.
  • It has built-in Tile functionality that lets you locate the pen when you lose it.
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.
  • Ambient light sensor
  • IR Camera
  • Fingerprint reader
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
  • Windows Hello Facial Recognition
  • Fingerprint reader
Warranty1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis-

Dell Latitude 5521 vs. Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1: Comparison Review

Here is our comparison review between Dell Latitude 5521 and Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1.

Dell Latitude 5521 vs. Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1

Dell has released the Latitude 5521, a 15.6-inch machine, in mid-2021. It is powered by up to an octa-core Intel Core i7-11850H with a boost clock speed up to 4.80 GHz. The laptop has a dedicated GPU option up to Nvidia GeForce MX450 with 2GB GDDR6.

On the other hand, we have the 13-inch XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 was introduced by Dell about a year later in mid-2022. It comes with up to 10-core Intel Core i7-1250U with a boost clock speed up to 4.70 GHz. It has an integrated graphics option up to Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics (96 Execution Units, → 950 MHz).

The Dell Latitude 5521 has a 15.6-inch display which is considerably larger than the 13-inch Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1. In addition, the Dell Latitude 5521 weighs 3.95 lbs. about 146% heavier than the 1.6 lbs. Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1. Moreover, measured at 14.09” x 9.19” x 0.89”, the Dell Latitude 5521 is much bulkier than the Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 at 11.63” x 7.85” x 0.55”.

There are a toal number of 10 ports and slots available on Dell Latitude 5521. That includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a Smart Card Reader, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, an RJ-45 port, a microSD card slot, a headphone jack, and a lock slot. With that said, it has seven ports and slots more than the Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1 that has only two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a XPS Folio connector.

Moving over to upgradability, Dell claims that the Dell Latitude 5521 supports up to 64GB 3200 MHz DDR4 memory that you can upgrade with two memory module slots on the motherboard. It also comes with two M.2 slots that users can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. On top of that, it also has a single SATA slot that users can use to install a 2.5-inch SATA SSD, SSHD, or a hard disk drive to add even more storage.

For Dell XPS 13 9315 2-in-1, it supports up to 16GB 4267 MHz LPDDR4X memory. Unlike Dell Latitude 5521, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users.

Here are some notable new features we found on the Dell Latitude 5521.

  • 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.

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