Dell Latitude 5521 vs. M2 MacBook Pro 13”

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell Latitude 5521 and M2 MacBook Pro 13” specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

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Dell Latitude 5521

M2 MacBook Pro 13” image

M2 MacBook Pro 13”

Key FeaturesDell Latitude 5521M2 MacBook Pro 13”
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
2020
16:10 WQXGA
13.3”
1600p 60Hz
Weight
3.0 lb
1.36 kg
Powered By
Apple M2 (8C, 10G)
8C/8T, 3.40 GHz
With integrated
Apple M2 iGPU
10 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores
Configurable up to
24GB
Unified Memory
M2 MacBook Pro 13” Ports
AvailabilityDell Latitude 5521M2 MacBook Pro 13”
Released20212020
Release InfoAnnounced on May 11, 2021Announced on June 6th, 2022. (WWDC 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
  • $1,299
    Apple M2 Chip | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,499
    Apple M2 Chip | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Applicable Models-
  • MacBook Pro 13” (2022)
  • 2022 MacBook Pro 13”
  • MacBook Pro 13” with Apple M2 chip
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
M2 MacBook Pro 13” Price
2022 Apple MacBook Pro Laptop with M2 chip: 13-inch Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB ​​​​​​​SSD ​​​​​​​Storage, Touch Bar, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera. Works with iPhone and iPad; Space Gray
2022 Apple MacBook Pro Laptop with M2 chip: 13-inch Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB ​​​​​​​SSD ​​​​​​​Storage, Touch Bar, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera. Works with iPhone and iPad; Space Gray
By Apple
$1,149.00
Was: $1,299.00
2022 Apple MacBook Pro M2 (13-inch, 24GB RAM, 512GB Storage, Space Gray) - Z16R0005X
2022 Apple MacBook Pro M2 (13-inch, 24GB RAM, 512GB Storage, Space Gray) - Z16R0005X
By Apple
$1,897.38
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$931.38
ExteriorDell Latitude 5521M2 MacBook Pro 13”
Size Comparison
Dell Latitude 5521M2 MacBook Pro 13”
Dimensions14.09” x 9.19” x 0.89” (357.80 mm x 233.30 mm x 22.67 mm)11.97 x 8.36 x 0.61 in (304.1 x 212.4 x 15.6 mm)
Weight3.95 lb (1.79 kg)Starting at 3.0 pounds (1.4 kg)
Colors-
Space Gray Silver
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.
Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 65 (U.S.) or 66 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys in an inverted‑T arrangement
  • Touch Bar
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure‑sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure‑sensitive drawing, and Multi‑Touch gestures
DisplayDell Latitude 5521M2 MacBook Pro 13”
Size15.6 Inches13.3 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
Retina display
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1024 by 640
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Supports wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology
PortsDell Latitude 5521M2 MacBook Pro 13”
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
M2 MacBook Pro 13” Ports
M2 MacBook Pro 13” Ports
Image Source: Apple
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort, Charging
Right (1)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Internal SpecsDell Latitude 5521M2 MacBook Pro 13”
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. Apple M2 (8C, 10G)
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.40 GHz,
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%
M2 MacBook Pro 13”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%
M2 MacBook Pro 13”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. Apple M2 (8C, 10G)
    Apple M2 iGPU
    10 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
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
  • 8GB
    Unified onboard memory
  • Configurable to 24GB
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
  • 256GB 512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 1TB or 2TB
Fans Number-1
Cooling Info-Active
ConnectivityDell Latitude 5521M2 MacBook Pro 13”
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
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
EthernetGigabit Ethernet
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.
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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 5521M2 MacBook Pro 13”
Size
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell Polymer, ExpressCharge.
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell Polymer, Long Life Battery, ExpressCharge.
  • 97 Wh
    6-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge.
58.2 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life-
  • Up to 17 hours wireless web
  • Up to 20 hours Apple TV app movie playback
Power Supply
90W 130W
USB Type-C adapter.
61W USB‑C Power Adapter
SoftwareDell Latitude 5521M2 MacBook Pro 13”
OS
Windows 10 Pro Ubuntu 20.04
Upgradable to Windows 11
Shipped with macOS Monterey
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee® Small Business Security 30 Day Free Trial
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player
Camera & AudioDell Latitude 5521M2 MacBook Pro 13”
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.
720p FaceTime HD camera
Advanced image signal processor with computational video.
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual-array microphones
  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for Spatial Audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers
  • Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
  • Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones
MiscDell Latitude 5521M2 MacBook Pro 13”
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.
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light 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
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box-
  • MacBook Pro 13”
  • 61W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
Warranty1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote DiagnosisOne-year limited warranty.
More-Video Support
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
    • One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output are supported using adapters (sold separately)

Dell Latitude 5521 vs. M2 MacBook Pro 13”: Comparison Review

Here is our comparison review between Dell Latitude 5521 and M2 MacBook Pro 13”.

Dell Latitude 5521 vs. M2 MacBook Pro 13”

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 13.3-inch M2 MacBook Pro 13” was introduced by Apple about a year earlier in mid-2020. It comes with an octa-core Apple M2 (8C, 10G). It has an integrated graphics option up to Apple M2 iGPU (10 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores).

The Dell Latitude 5521 has a 15.6-inch display which is considerably larger than the 13.3-inch M2 MacBook Pro 13”. In addition, the Dell Latitude 5521 weighs 3.95 lbs. about 31% heavier than the 3.0 lbs. M2 MacBook Pro 13”. Moreover, measured at 14.09” x 9.19” x 0.89”, the Dell Latitude 5521 is much bulkier than the M2 MacBook Pro 13” at 11.97” x 8.36” x 0.61”.

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 M2 MacBook Pro 13” that has only two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a headphone jack.

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 M2 MacBook Pro 13”, it supports up to 24GB Unified memory. Unlike Dell Latitude 5521, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Furthermore, it also has an integrated storage module and has no M.2 slots for replacement.

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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