Dell Latitude 7420 vs. Dell Latitude 7400: Which is better?

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell Latitude 7420 and Dell Latitude 7400 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell Latitude 7420 Pros

Reasons that Dell Latitude 7420 is better than Dell Latitude 7400.

Newer manufacturing

2021 vs. 2019

Slightly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1185G7 inside Dell Latitude 7420 has a 15% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-8665U inside Dell Latitude 7400.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Dell Latitude 7420 - Intel Core i7-1185G7
4,864
Dell Latitude 7420 - Intel Core i7-1165G7
4,487
Dell Latitude 7420 - Intel Core i5-1145G7
4,450
Dell Latitude 7400 - Intel Core i7-8665U
4,209
Dell Latitude 7420 - Intel Core i5-1135G7
3,980
Dell Latitude 7400 - Intel Core i5-8365U
3,442
Dell Latitude 7400 - Intel Core i5-8265U
2,132
Supports faster memory

Dell Latitude 7420 supports a faster memory speed than the Dell Latitude 7400. It supports up to 4267MHz versus 2400MHz of system memory on the Dell Latitude 7400.

Memory type and speed
Dell Latitude 7420 - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz
Dell Latitude 7400 - DDR4
2,400 MHz
About 10% lighter

Dell Latitude 7420 weighed 2.70 pounds, 10% lighter than the 2.99 pounds Dell Latitude 7400.

WeightDell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
Pound
2.70 lbs.
2.99 lbs.
Kilogram
1.22 kg
1.36 kg

Dell Latitude 7400 Pros

Reasons that Dell Latitude 7400 is better than Dell Latitude 7420.

Upgradable memory

Dell Latitude 7400 comes with two SODIMM slots that allow you to replace or upgrade when needed. On the flip side, you can't upgrade RAM on the Dell Latitude 7420 since it has onboard memory.

MemoryDell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
Slots
Onboard
x2
TypeLPDDR4XDDR4
Has one more port and slot

Dell Latitude 7400 has more ports and slots count than the Dell Latitude 7420. It has ten versus nine amount of ports and slots on the Dell Latitude 7420.

PortsDell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesYes
microSD card slotYesYes
microSIM card slotYesNo
nanoSIM card slotNoYes
power portNoYes
Smart Card ReaderYesYes
Thunderbolt 3NoYes
Thunderbolt 4Yes x2No
USB-AYesYes x2
Total910
Slightly more versatile connectivity

Dell Latitude 7400 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Dell Latitude 7420. It has six versus five commonly used ports and slots on the Dell Latitude 7420.

PortsDell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
microSD card slotYesYes
USB-AYesYes
power portNoYes
Thunderbolt 3NoYes
Thunderbolt 4YesNo

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between Dell Latitude 7420 and Dell Latitude 7400.

Supports the same maximum memory size of up to 32GB

Both laptops supports up to 32GB of system memory.

Max system memory size
Dell Latitude 7420
32 GB
Dell Latitude 7400
32 GB

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

Dell Latitude 7420 Price
DELL Latitude 7420 Business Laptop, Touchscreen Notebook, 14" FHD(1920x1080), Intel Core i7-1185G7, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth, Windows 11 Pro-Carbon Fiber(Renewed)
DELL Latitude 7420 Business Laptop, Touchscreen Notebook, 14" FHD(1920x1080), Intel Core i7-1185G7, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth, Windows 11 Pro-Carbon Fiber(Renewed)
By Dell
$699.00
Dell Latitude 7420 7000 Business Laptop (14" FHD, Intel Core i7-1185G7 vPro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD), Backlit Keyboard, 13-Hour Long Battery Life, Wi-Fi 6, Webcam, Carbon Fiber, Win 11 Pro, Black – 2023
Dell Latitude 7420 7000 Business Laptop (14" FHD, Intel Core i7-1185G7 vPro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD), Backlit Keyboard, 13-Hour Long Battery Life, Wi-Fi 6, Webcam, Carbon Fiber, Win 11 Pro, Black – 2023
By DELL
$799.40
$849.99 6% OFF
Dell Latitude 7420 Business FHD Laptop (Intel i5-1145G7 vPro Upto 4.4 GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Intel Iris Xe, 14.0" 60 Hz, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, Webcam, Micro SD Reader, Win11Pro)
Dell Latitude 7420 Business FHD Laptop (Intel i5-1145G7 vPro Upto 4.4 GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Intel Iris Xe, 14.0" 60 Hz, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, Webcam, Micro SD Reader, Win11Pro)
By Dell
$699.99
Dell Latitude 7400 Price
Dell Latitude 7400 Laptop 14 Intel Core i7 8th Gen i7-8665U Dual Core 512GB SSD 16GB 1920x1080 FHD Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 7400 Laptop 14 Intel Core i7 8th Gen i7-8665U Dual Core 512GB SSD 16GB 1920x1080 FHD Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$241.00
$259.00 7% OFF
Dell Latitude 7400 Laptop, 14.0 inches FHD (1920 x 1080) Touchscreen, Intel Core 8th Gen i7-8665U, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 11 (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 7400 Laptop, 14.0 inches FHD (1920 x 1080) Touchscreen, Intel Core 8th Gen i7-8665U, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 11 (Renewed)
By Dell
$295.89
Dell Latitude 7400 7000 Series 14-inch Core i5-8365U 16GB RAM 256GB PCIe SSD FHD 1080P FPR + IR Camera Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 7400 7000 Series 14-inch Core i5-8365U 16GB RAM 256GB PCIe SSD FHD 1080P FPR + IR Camera Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
By Dell
$186.99

Comparison Summary

Dell has released the Latitude 7420, a 14-inch machine, in early-2021. It is powered by up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-1185G7 with a boost clock speed up to 4.80 GHz. The laptop has an integrated graphics option up to Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics (96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz).

On the other hand, we have the 14-inch Latitude 7400 was introduced by Dell about two years earlier in 2019. It comes with up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-8665U with a boost clock speed up to 4.80 GHz. It has an integrated graphics option up to Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz).

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Dell Latitude 74201
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G71,19585.11%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G71,31393.52%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G71,37497.86%
4
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G71,404100.00%
Dell Latitude 74001
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U64545.94%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U1,04974.72%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U1,13480.77%
01,404

Geekbench 5 Multi Core

Dell Latitude 74201
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G73,98081.83%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G74,45091.49%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G74,48792.25%
4
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G74,864100.00%
Dell Latitude 74001
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U2,13243.83%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U3,44270.76%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U4,20986.53%
04,864

Both Dell Latitude 7420 and Dell Latitude 7400 have the same 14-inch display size. In addition, The Dell Latitude 7420 weighs 2.70 lbs. about 10% lighter than the 2.99 lbs. Dell Latitude 7400. Moreover, measured at 12.65” x 8.22” x 0.68”, the Dell Latitude 7420 is considerably more portable than the Dell Latitude 7400 at 12.65” x 8.42” x 0.75”.

Dell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400

There are a toal number of 9 ports and slots available on Dell Latitude 7420. That includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a Smart Card Reader, a headphone jack, a USB-A port, an HDMI port, a microSD card slot, a microSIM card slot, and a lock slot. With that said, it has a port or slot fewer than the Dell Latitude 7400 that has a power port, a Thunderbolt 3 port, an HDMI port, two USB-A ports, a Smart Card Reader, a headphone jack, a microSD card slot, a nanoSIM card slot, and a lock slot.

Moving over to upgradability, Dell claims that the Dell Latitude 7420 supports up to 32GB 4267 MHz LPDDR4X memory. However, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Fortunately, it comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that users can replace and upgrade in the future.

For Dell Latitude 7400, it supports up to 32GB 2400 MHz DDR4 memory that you can upgrade with two memory module slots on the motherboard. It also has a single removable M.2 SSD slot that users can replace or upgrade when needed.

Key Features

Dell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
At Glance
Released in Early
2021
16:9 4K UHD
14”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
2.70 lb
1.22 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1185G7
4C/8T, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,404
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,864
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Dell Latitude 7420 Ports
Available in
Laptop or 2-in-1
Form Factor
Optional
Touch Supports
Laptop Form Factor
Supports
Touch & Stylus
On 2-in1 Form Factor
Optional
4G LTE
Up to
Wi-Fi 6
Optional
IR Camera
For Face Unlock
Built-in
Fingerprint Reader
Power Button
Dual
Thunderbolt™️ 4
Ports
Built-in
MicroSD Card Reader 4.0
Released in
2019
16:9 FHD
14”
1080p 60Hz
Weight
2.99 lb
1.36 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-8665U
4C/8T, 1.90 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,134
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,209
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Upgradable up to
32GB
2400 MHz DDR4
Dell Latitude 7400 Ports

Availability

Dell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
Released20212019
Release Date
  • Announced on January 05, 2021 (CES 2021)
  • Available on January 12, 2021
-
PricingStarting at $1,548.99-
Applicable Models
  • Dell Latitude 7420 Laptop or 2-in-1
  • Dell Latitude 7420 Laptop
  • Dell Latitude 7420 2-in-1
  • 2021 14-inch Dell Latitude 7000 Series Laptop
-
Generations

Exterior

Dell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
Dimensions
  • 12.65” x 8.22” x 0.68” (321.35 mm x 208.69 mm x 17.27 mm)
    Dell Latitude 7420 Laptop Carbon Fiber
  • 12.65” x 8.22” x 0.66” (321.35 mm x 208.69 mm x 16.90 mm)
    Dell Latitude 7420 Laptop Aluminum
  • 12.65” x 8.22” x 0.67” (321.35 mm x 208.69 mm x 17.06 mm)
    Dell Latitude 7420 2-in-1 Carbon Fiber
  • 12.65” x 8.22” x 0.65” (321.35 mm x 208.69 mm x 16.40 mm)
    Dell Latitude 7420 2-in-1 Aluminum
12.65” x 8.42” x 0.70 - 0.75” (321.35mm x 214.08mm x 17.82 - 18.96mm)”
Weight
  • 2.70 lb (1.22 kg)
    Dell Latitude 7420 Laptop Carbon Fiber
  • 2.89 lb (1.31 kg)
    Dell Latitude 7420 Laptop Aluminum
  • 3.00 lb (1.36 kg)
    Dell Latitude 7420 2-in-1 Carbon Fiber
  • 3.23 lb (1.46 kg)
    Dell Latitude 7420 2-in-1 Aluminum
2.99 lb (1.36kg)
Colors
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Aluminum
  • CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver
  • Carbon fiber in black
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Single Pointing Backlit US-English Keyboard
    • Single Pointing Non-Backlit US-English Keyboard
  • Touchpad
    • Size: 4.52” x 2.56” (115 mm x 65 mm)
    • Supports Microsoft Precision multi-touch gesture.
  • Keyboard
    • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard.
  • Touchpad
    • Size: 3.91” x 2.08” (99.5mm x 53mm)
    • Supports Microsoft Precision multi-touch gesture.
    • Have dedicated left and right-click buttons.

Display

Dell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
Size14 Inches14 Inches
InfoDell Latitude 7420 Laptop
  • 14” FHD
    1920 x 1080 IPS 250 nits 500:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA 3.2W
  • 14” FHD
    1920 x 1080 IPS 400 nits 600:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA 2.5W
  • 14” FHD with Touch Support
    1920 x 1080 IPS 300 nits 1000:1 Anti-Glare Touch WVA 4.1W
  • 14” FHD with Touch & SafeScreen Support
    1920 x 1080 IPS 300 nits 600:1 Anti-Glare Touch WVA SafeScreen 3.5W
  • 14” UHD
    3840 x 2160 IPS 400 nits 1000:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA 3.75W
Dell Latitude 7420 2-in-1
  • 14” FHD with Touch and Pen Support
    1920 x 1080 IPS 300 nits 1000:1 Anti-Reflection Anti-Smudge coating Touch Stylus Support WVA 1.8W
 
  • 14” HD
    WXGA (1366x768), 220 nits, anti-glare, non-touch display.
  • 14” FHD
    (1920 x 1080), 300 nits, anti-glare, non-touch display
  • 14” FHD
    (1920 x 1080), 300 nits, anti-glare, non-touch display with Dynamic Privacy Dell SafeScreen
  • 14” FHD Touch
    (1920 x 1080), 255 nits, anti-glare, touch display

Ports

Dell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
Dell Latitude 7420 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (3)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x Smart Card Reader
    Optional
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (6)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0
  • 1 x microSD card slot
  • 1 x microSIM card slot
    Optional
  • 1 x lock slot
Dell Latitude 7400 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (5)
  • 1 x power port
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.2, Power Delivery
  • 1 x HDMI
    v1.4
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x Smart Card Reader
    Optional
Right (5)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x microSD card slot
  • 1 x nanoSIM card slot
    Optional
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x lock slot

Internal Specs

Dell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 4.40 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
  4. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 3.90 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.80 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  4. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Memory
  • Memory Info
    • Onboard Memory
    • Type: Dual-Channel LPDDR4x
    • Speed: 4267 MHz
  • Memory Configurations
    • 8GB 16GB 32GB
      Dual Channel
  • Memory Info
    • 2 x SoDIMM slots
    • Type: Dual-Channel DDR4
    • Speed: 2400 MHz
  • Memory Configurations
    • Minimum Memory: 4GB
    • Maximum Memory: 32GB
Storage
  • Hard Drive Slot
    • 1 x M.2 2230/2280 slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 2TB PCIe SSD
  • Hard Drive Slot
    • 1 x M.2 2280 slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 1TB PCIe SSD

Connectivity

Dell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz
Up to 2400 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi 802.11 a/b/g WiFi-4 (802.11n) WiFi-5 (802.11ac) WiFi-6 (802.11ax) Bluetooth 5.1
  • Qualcomm QCA61x4A Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac
    Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac)
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 5 Wireless-AC 9560 2x2 802.11ac vPro
    Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac)
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz
    Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac), WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.1
  • Bluetooth 5.0 
    With Intel® Wi-Fi 5 Wireless-AC 9560 and Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 models
  • Bluetooth 4.2
    With Qualcomm QCA61x4A models
MoreWWAN
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 Gigabit LTE CAT 16 (DW5821e with optional e-SIM enabled)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE-A CAT 9 (DW5829e with optional e-SIM enabled)
Optional Mobile Broadband Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 Global Gigabit LTE (Optional)

Battery

Dell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
Size
  • 42Wh | 3-cell 63Wh | 4-cell
    ExpressCharge capable battery
  • 42Wh | 3-cell 63Wh | 4-cell
    Long Life Cycle battery
The battery voltage is 15.2V and 63Wh is equivalent to 4,144 mAh.
  • 32 Wh (3-cell Polymer, ExpressCharge capable battery)
  • 60 Wh (4-cell Polymer, ExpressCharge capable battery)
  • 60 Wh (4-cell Polymer, Long Life Battery)
Power Supply
65W 90W
USB Type-C adapter.
  • 65W 7.4 mm Barrel Adapter
  • 90W 7.4 mm Barrel Adapter
  • 65W adapter, Type-C
  • 90W adapter, Type-C

Software

Dell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro Ubuntu 20.04
Upgradable to Windows 11
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
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 & Audio

Dell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    • 720p with 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
    • 1080p with 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080p FHD) at 30 fps.
  • Optional Infrared camera
    For Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
  • 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 ALC3281-CG with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual digital microphones
  • Realtek ALC3254 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual array microphones

Misc

Dell Latitude 7420Dell Latitude 7400
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • IR Camera (optional)
  • Proximity Sensor (optional)
  • Ambient Light Sensor (optional)
  • IR Camera (optional)
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
Security-
  • Security lock slot
  • Windows Hello Facial Recognition (optional)
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
  • Camera Shutter
  • Dynamic Privacy Dell SafeScreen
Warranty3 Years Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis3 Years Hardware Warranty with Onsite In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis

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