Dell Latitude 9430 vs. Dell Latitude 5421

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell Latitude 9430 and Dell Latitude 5421 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

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Dell Latitude 9430

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Dell Latitude 5421

Key FeaturesDell Latitude 9430Dell Latitude 5421
At Glance
Released in Early
2022
16:10 QHD+
14”
1600p 60Hz
Weight
2.8 lb
1.27 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1265U
10C/12T, 1.80 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,336
Single Core
Geekbench 5
6,336
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
5200 MHz LPDDR5
Dell Latitude 9430 Ports
Optional
5G or LTE
Supports
Wi-Fi 6E
Supports
Facial Recognition
Supports
ExpressSign-in
Detect your present
Optional
Fingerprint Reader
Power Button
Dual
Thunderbolt 4
Ports
Released in Mid
2021
16:9 FHD
14”
1080p 60Hz
Weight
3.30 lb
1.50 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 5421 Ports
Up to Nvidia GeForce
MX450
2GB GDDR6
AvailabilityDell Latitude 9430Dell Latitude 5421
Released20222021
Release Info
  • Announced on March 31, 2022.
  • Available in April 2022.
Announced on May 11, 2021
PricingStarting at $2,245
  • $1,979.42
    i5-11400H 8GB 128GB Intel UHD IR Cam
  • $2,189.13
    i5-11400H 8GB 256GB Intel UHD
  • $2,697.28
    i5-11500H 8GB 256GB Intel UHD LTE
  • $2,887.43
    i5-11500H 16GB 256GB Intel UHD LTE
  • $3,269.72
    i7-11850H 16GB 256GB Intel UHD IR Cam LTE
  • $3,661.15
    i7-11850H 16GB 512GB MX450 IR Cam LTE
  • $5,488.71
    i7-11850H 64GB 2TB MX450 IR Cam Privacy SafeScreen Touch LTE
Applicable Models
  • Dell Latitude 14 9430
  • Dell Latitude 9430 Laptop
  • Dell Latitude 9430 2-in-1
  • Dell Latitude 9430 Laptop or 2-in-1
  • 2022 Dell Latitude 9430
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Generations
Dell Latitude 9430 Price
Dell Latitude 9000 9430 14" Touchscreen Convertible 2 in 1 Notebook - QHD+ - 2560 x 1600 - Intel Core i7 12th Gen i7-1265U Deca-core (10 Core) 1.10 GHz - Intel Evo Platform - 32 GB Total RAM - 32 GB
Dell Latitude 9000 9430 14" Touchscreen Convertible 2 in 1 Notebook - QHD+ - 2560 x 1600 - Intel Core i7 12th Gen i7-1265U Deca-core (10 Core) 1.10 GHz - Intel Evo Platform - 32 GB Total RAM - 32 GB
By Dell
$2,620.75
Was: $2,980.49
Dell Latitude 9430 Laptop - 14" FHD+(1920x1200) Comfortview+ - Intel Core i7-1265U 10-Core (12th Gen) - 512GB SSD - 32GB RAM - Windows 11 pro
Dell Latitude 9430 Laptop - 14" FHD+(1920x1200) Comfortview+ - Intel Core i7-1265U 10-Core (12th Gen) - 512GB SSD - 32GB RAM - Windows 11 pro
By Dell
$1,949.99
Dell Latitude 9000 9430 14" Notebook - Full HD Plus - 1920 x 1200 - Intel Core i7 12th Gen i7-1265U Deca-core (10 Core) 1.10 GHz - Intel Evo Platform - 16 GB Total RAM - 16 GB On-Board Memory - 256
Dell Latitude 9000 9430 14" Notebook - Full HD Plus - 1920 x 1200 - Intel Core i7 12th Gen i7-1265U Deca-core (10 Core) 1.10 GHz - Intel Evo Platform - 16 GB Total RAM - 16 GB On-Board Memory - 256
By Dell
$1,589.99
Dell Latitude 5421 Price
Dell Latitude 5000 5421 14" Notebook - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i5 11th Gen i5-11500H Hexa-core (6 Core) 2.90 GHz - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Titan Gray Dull
Dell Latitude 5000 5421 14" Notebook - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i5 11th Gen i5-11500H Hexa-core (6 Core) 2.90 GHz - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Titan Gray Dull
By Dell
$897.99
Dell Latitude 5421 Laptop - 14" FHD AG IPS Display - 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5-11400H SIX-Core - 512GB SSD - 16GB DDR4 - Windows 10 pro
Dell Latitude 5421 Laptop - 14" FHD AG IPS Display - 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5-11400H SIX-Core - 512GB SSD - 16GB DDR4 - Windows 10 pro
By Dell
$890.77
Dell Latitude 5421 Laptop - 14" FHD IPS Display - 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 8-Core (11th Gen) - 16GB RAM - 512GB SSD - GF MX450 - Windows 10 pro
Dell Latitude 5421 Laptop - 14" FHD IPS Display - 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 8-Core (11th Gen) - 16GB RAM - 512GB SSD - GF MX450 - Windows 10 pro
By Dell
$1,390.99
ExteriorDell Latitude 9430Dell Latitude 5421
Size Comparison
Dell Latitude 9430Dell Latitude 5421
Dimensions12.22 x 8.47 x 0.32 ~ 0.54 inches (310.59 x 215.18 x 8.42 - 13.91 mm)12.65” x 8.35” x 0.82” (321.35 mm x 212 mm x 20.95 mm)
Weight
  • 2.8 lbs. (1.27 kg)
    Latitude 9420 Laptop
  • 3.2 lbs. (1.4 kg)
    Latitude 9420 2-in-1
3.30 lb (1.49 kg)
Colors
CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver
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Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard.
    • Optional fingerprint reader.
  • Touchpad
    • Size: 4.56 x 2.83 inches (116 x 72 mm)
    • Supports Microsoft Precision multi-touch gesture.
  • Keyboard
    • Single Pointing Backlit US-English Keyboard
  • Touchpad
    • Size: 4.53” x 2.55” (115 mm x 65 mm)
    • Available models: Cirque and Synaptics
    • Supports Microsoft Precision multi-touch gesture.
DisplayDell Latitude 9430Dell Latitude 5421
Size14 Inches14 Inches
Info
  • 14” FHD+
    16:10, 1920 x 1200, 161 PPI, 100% sRGB, 60Hz, ComfortView+, Low blue light, Anti-glare, Non-touch, 2.85W.
  • 14” QHD+ with Touch
    16:10, 2560 x 1600, 216 PPI, 100% sRGB, 60Hz, ComfortView+, Low blue light, Anti-reflection, Anti-smudge, Touch screen, 3.70W.
  • 14” HD
    1366 x 768 112 ppi TN 220 nits 45% NTSC 300:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA 2.40W
  • 14” FHD
    1920 x 1080 157 ppi IPS 250 nits 45% NTSC 600:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA 3.60W
  • 14” FHD with Super Low Power (SPL) Support
    1920 x 1080 157 ppi IPS 400 nits 100% sRGB 1000:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA LBL 2.50W
  • 14” FHD with Touch Support
    1920 x 1080 157 ppi IPS 300 nits 72% NTSC 600:1 Anti-Glare Touch WVA 4.10W
  • 14” FHD with Touch & Privacy Support
    1920 x 1080 157 ppi IPS 300 nits 100% sRGB 600:1 Anti-Glare Touch WVA 3.50W
PortsDell Latitude 9430Dell Latitude 5421
Dell Latitude 9430 Ports
Dell Latitude 9430 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (6)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), Power Delivery, DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0
  • 1 x microSD card slot
    v4.0
  • 1 x microSIM card slot
    Optional
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x lock slot
Right (1)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
Dell Latitude 5421 Ports
Dell Latitude 5421 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
Internal SpecsDell Latitude 9430Dell Latitude 5421
Processor
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.60 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.80 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  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
Geekbench 5 Single Core
Dell Latitude 94301
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U1,56098.55%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U1,33684.40%
Dell Latitude 54211
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%
01,583
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
Dell Latitude 94301
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U5,70069.47%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U6,33677.22%
Dell Latitude 54211
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%
08,205
Integrated Graphics
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, → 1200 MHz
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
  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
Memory
  • Memory Info
    • Onboard memory
    • Type: Dual-Channel LPDDR5
    • Speed: 5200 MHz
  • Memory Configurations
    • Minimum Memory: 16GB
    • Maximum Memory: 32GB
  • 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
Discrete Graphics-Optional NVIDIA GeForce MX450, 2GB GDDR6
Storage
  • Hard Drive Slot
    • 1 x M.2 2230 slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 1TB PCIe Gen 4 x4 SSD
  • Hard Drive Slot
    • 1 x M.2 2230/2280 slot
    • Type: PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 2TB PCIe SSD
Fans Number1-
ConnectivityDell Latitude 9430Dell Latitude 5421
Wi-FiIntel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211 2x2 802.11ax 160Hz
Up to 2400 Mbps, Triple band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz/6.0 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac), WiFi-6 (802.11ax)
  • 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
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.2
Ethernet-Gigabit Ethernet
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.
Wireless WAN
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 Global Gigabit LTE
    • Transfer rate: Up to 1 Gbps DL/150 Mbps UL (CAT 16)
    • Frequency bands supported: (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 46, 66), HSPA+ (1, 2, 4, 5,6, 8, 9, 19).[/ti]
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 Global Gigabite NR/LTE
    • Transfer rate: Up to 3Gbps DL/250 Mbps UL (3GPP Release15 NR/LTE CAT 20)
    • Frequency bands supported: NR (1,2,3,5,7,8,12,20,28,38,41,66,71,77,78,79) LTE (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,25,26,28,29,30,32,34,38,39,40,41,42,46,48, 66) HSPA+ (1,2,4,5,6,8,9,19).
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More-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.
BatteryDell Latitude 9430Dell Latitude 5421
Size
  • 39.7 Wh
    2-cell, supports ExpressChargeBoost.
  • 59.6 Wh
    2-cell, supports ExpressChargeBoost.
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge.
  • 64 Wh
    4-cell lithium-ion, Long Life Battery, ExpressCharge.
Power Supply
60W 65W 90W
USB Type-C power adapter.
90W 130W
USB Type-C adapter.
SoftwareDell Latitude 9430Dell Latitude 5421
OS
  • Windows 10
    Home Pro
  • Windows 11
    Home Pro
  • Ubuntu® 20.04 LTS
Windows 10 Pro Ubuntu 20.04
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 9430Dell Latitude 5421
Camera
  • FHD Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 1920 x 1080 FHD at 30 fps.
  • Infrared camera
    For Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
  • Intelligent Privacy
    Onlooker Detection notifies you when someone is peering at your screen and will texturize your screen, while Look Away Detect knows when your focus is elsewhere and dims to further protect the privacy and save battery life.
  • Supports ExpressSign-in  
    Camera-based proximity detection will wake up your system and sign you in and lock your system whenever you step away.
  • 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.
Audio
  • Realtek ALC711-CG Audio Controller.
  • Realtek ALC1319D Amplifier Controller.
  • 4 x Stereo speakers with Realtek Waves MaxxAudio® Pro.
  • Quad-array microphones
  • Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual-array microphones
MiscDell Latitude 9430Dell Latitude 5421
Sensors
  • Gyroscope
  • eCompass/Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS (via WWAN Card only)
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Adaptive Thermal Performance (via Gyroscope/Accelerometer)
  • Dell ExpressSign-In 1.0 (via Proximity Sensor)
  • Dell ExpressSign-in 2.0 (via Intel Camera Sensing Technology)
  • Wake/Power on with lid open
  • 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.
Security
  • Security lock slot
  • Face IR camera (Windows Hello compliant) with Proximity Sensor (~1 meter / 3-foot range)
  • TPM 2.0 FIPS-140-2 Certified / TCG Certified (April 2019)
  • Optional Touch Fingerprint Reader in Power Button
  • Optional Contacted Smart Card and Control Vault 3
  • Optional NFC
  • Optional Dell Data Security and Management Software
    • Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise
    • Dell Data Guardian
    • Dell Encryption Enterprise
    • Dell Encryption Personal
    • Dell Threat Defense
    • MozyPro® or MozyEnterprise®
    • RSA NetWitness® Endpoint
    • Absolute® Endpoint Visibility and Control
    • VMware Workspace ONE
    • RSA SecurID Access
  • 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
Warranty3 Years ProSupport with Next Business Day Onsite Service1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis

Dell Latitude 9430 vs. Dell Latitude 5421: Comparison Review

Here is our comparison review between Dell Latitude 9430 and Dell Latitude 5421.

Dell Latitude 9430 vs. Dell Latitude 5421

Dell has released the Latitude 9430, a 14-inch machine, in early-2022. It is powered by up to 10-core Intel Core i7-1265U 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, → 1250 MHz).

On the other hand, we have the 14-inch Latitude 5421 was introduced by Dell about a year earlier in mid-2021. It comes with up to an octa-core Intel Core i7-11850H with a boost clock speed up to 4.80 GHz. It has a dedicated GPU option up to Nvidia GeForce MX450 with 2GB GDDR6.

Both Dell Latitude 9430 and Dell Latitude 5421 have the same 14-inch display size. In addition, The Dell Latitude 9430 weighs 2.8 lbs. about 17% lighter than the 3.30 lbs. Dell Latitude 5421. Moreover, measured at 12.22” x 8.47” x 0.54”, the Dell Latitude 9430 is much more portable than the Dell Latitude 5421 at 12.65” x 8.35” x 0.82”.

There are a toal number of 7 ports and slots available on Dell Latitude 9430. That includes a Thunderbolt 4 port, an HDMI port, a microSD card slot, a microSIM card slot, a headphone jack, a lock slot, and a USB-A port. With that said, it has three ports and slots fewer than the Dell Latitude 5421 that has 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.

Moving over to upgradability, Dell claims that the Dell Latitude 9430 supports up to 32GB 5200 MHz LPDDR5 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 5421, it supports up to 64GB 3200 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.

For Dell Latitude 5421, there are also some outstanding new features that we want to point out as well including:

  • 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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