Dell Latitude 5521 vs. Surface Go 3

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell Latitude 5521 and Surface Go 3 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell Latitude 5521 vs. Surface Go 3

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 2021 Surface Go 3 features the 5W 10th Generation Intel Amber Lake Y dual-core Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y up to dual-core Intel Core i3-10100Y with the boost speed up to 3.90 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 10.5″ Surface Go 3 (2021), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Dell Latitude 5521 vs. Surface Go 3: Specs Comparison

Dell Latitude 5521 image

Dell Latitude 5521

Surface Go 3 image

Surface Go 3

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.
  • More Powerful Processors - With the latest 10th gen Intel Mobile processors make Surface Go 3 even faster especially the entry-level models which now also support Intel® Turbo Boost technology 2.0 with the boost frequency up to 3.40 GHz.
  • Longer Battery Life - Last up to 11 hours battery life of typical device usage.
  • More
    Preloaded with Windows 11Fast charging
AvailabilityDell Latitude 5521Surface Go 3
Released20212021
Release InfoAnnounced on May 11, 2021
  • Introduced: September 22, 2021
  • Pre-ordered: September 22, 2021
  • Released: October 5, 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
  • $399 
    Gold 6500Y4 GB64 GBWiFi
  • $549
    Gold 6500Y8 GB128 GBWiFi
  • $629
    i3-10100Y8 GB128 GBWiFi
Dell Latitude 5521 Price
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
$1,649.00
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
$1,590.00
Dell Latitude 5520 Laptop - 15.6" FHD AG Display - 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 4-Core (11th Gen) - 256GB SSD - 16GB - Intel Iris Xe Graphics - Windows 10 pro
Dell Latitude 5520 Laptop - 15.6" FHD AG Display - 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 4-Core (11th Gen) - 256GB SSD - 16GB - Intel Iris Xe Graphics - Windows 10 pro
By Dell
$1,595.00
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5” Price
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel Pentium Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel Pentium Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$399.99
Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
By Microsoft
$379.99
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Core 8th Gen M3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix_Digital Pen - Black (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Core 8th Gen M3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix_Digital Pen - Black (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$659.99
Was: $694.99
DisplayDell Latitude 5521Surface Go 3
Size15.6 Inches10.5 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
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (2.45M Pixels)
  • Density: 220 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Contrast ratio: 1500:1
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
ExteriorDell Latitude 5521Surface Go 3
Size Comparison
Dimensions14.09” x 9.19” x 0.89” (357.80 mm x 233.30 mm x 22.67 mm)9.65” x 6.9” x 0.33” (245 mm x 175  mm x 8.3 mm)
Width: 9.65” (245 mm)
Height: 6.9” (175 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.3 mm)
Weight3.95 lb (1.79 kg)
  • Surface Go 3: 1.2 lbs (544 g)
  • Surface Go 3 Keyboard: 0.55 lbs (249 g)
Colors
Platinum
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.
  • Surface Go Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1 mm of key travel.
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 101 mm x 56 mm
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch 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 3.1 Gen 1
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSDXC™ card reader
  • 1 x Surface Go Type Cover port
Internal SpecsDell Latitude 5521Surface Go 3
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® Pentium® Gold 6500Y
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.10 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 5W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-10100Y
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 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
  • 10th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 6500Y
    Intel® UHD Graphics 615
    23 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-10100Y
    Intel® UHD Graphics 615
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
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
4GB8GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
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
  • 64GB
    eMMC
  • 128GB
    SSD
ConnectivityDell Latitude 5521Surface Go 3
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: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 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.
LTE version coming soon.
BatteryDell Latitude 5521Surface Go 3
Size
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell Polymer, ExpressCharge.
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell Polymer, Long Life Battery, ExpressCharge.
  • 97 Wh
    6-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge.
  • 28Wh 
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 26.8Wh 
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery LifeUp to 11 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
90W130W
USB Type-C adapter.
24W proprietary Surface Connect power supply
SoftwareDell Latitude 5521Surface Go 3
OS
Windows 10 ProUbuntu 20.04
Upgradable to Windows 11
Windows 11 Home in S-mode
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee® Small Business Security 30 Day Free Trial
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial
  • Microsoft 365 Family one month trial
Camera & AudioDell Latitude 5521Surface Go 3
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.
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual-array microphones
  • Enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™
MiscDell Latitude 5521Surface Go 3
InkingSupports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
magnetic 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.
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
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
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Go 3
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power
  • Casing: Magnesium
Dell Latitude 5521 Price
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
$1,649.00
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
$1,590.00
Dell Latitude 5520 Laptop - 15.6" FHD AG Display - 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 4-Core (11th Gen) - 256GB SSD - 16GB - Intel Iris Xe Graphics - Windows 10 pro
Dell Latitude 5520 Laptop - 15.6" FHD AG Display - 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 4-Core (11th Gen) - 256GB SSD - 16GB - Intel Iris Xe Graphics - Windows 10 pro
By Dell
$1,595.00
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5” Price
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel Pentium Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel Pentium Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$399.99
Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
By Microsoft
$379.99
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Core 8th Gen M3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix_Digital Pen - Black (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Core 8th Gen M3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix_Digital Pen - Black (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$659.99
Was: $694.99

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