Dell Precision 5540 vs. Dell Latitude 5520

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell Precision 5540 and Dell Latitude 5520 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell Precision 5540 vs. Dell Latitude 5520

The 2019 Dell Precision 5540 features the 45W 9th Generation Intel Coffee Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-9400H up to 8-core Intel Core i9-9980HK with the boost speed up to 5.00 GHz. While the 2021 Dell Latitude 5520 features the 15W 10th Generation Intel Comet Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-10210U up to quad-core Intel Core i7-1185G7 with the boost speed up to 4.80 GHz.

If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 15.6″ Dell Precision 5540 (2019) and the 15.6″ Dell Latitude 5520 (2021), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Dell Precision 5540 vs. Dell Latitude 5520: Specs Comparison

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Dell Precision 5540

Dell Latitude 5520 image

Dell Latitude 5520

Availability
Released20192021
Release Info
  • Announced at Computex 2019.
  • Available from early July 2019.
  • Announced on January 05, 2021 (CES 2021)
  • Available on January 12, 2021
PricingStarting at $1,339
Dell Precision 5540 Price
Dell Precision M5540 15.6" UHD Touchscreen Intel Core i7-9750H 2.60Ghz 32GB 1TB SSDR Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
Dell Precision M5540 15.6" UHD Touchscreen Intel Core i7-9750H 2.60Ghz 32GB 1TB SSDR Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,199.00
Dell Precision 5540 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7-9850H - 8GB RAM - 512GB SSD - Platinum Silver
Dell Precision 5540 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7-9850H - 8GB RAM - 512GB SSD - Platinum Silver
By Dell
$1,699.99
Dell Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" Ultrasharp UHD (3840 x 2160) IGZO4 Touch Display - 2.6Ghz Intel Core i7-9850H 6 Core - 16GB - 512GB SSD - Quadro T2000 4GB GDDR5 - Win10 pro (Renewed)
Dell Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" Ultrasharp UHD (3840 x 2160) IGZO4 Touch Display - 2.6Ghz Intel Core i7-9850H 6 Core - 16GB - 512GB SSD - Quadro T2000 4GB GDDR5 - Win10 pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,499.95
Dell Latitude 5520 Price
Dell Latitude 5520 15.6" Notebook, Intel Core i5-1135G7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro (XH88R)
Dell Latitude 5520 15.6" Notebook, Intel Core i5-1135G7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro (XH88R)
By Dell
$1,179.00
Was: $1,361.98
Dell Latitude 5520 15.6" Touchscreen Notebook, Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro (9D00Y)
Dell Latitude 5520 15.6" Touchscreen Notebook, Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro (9D00Y)
By Dell
$1,548.00
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
$1,619.00
DisplayDell Precision 5540Dell Latitude 5520
Size15.6 Inches15.6 Inches
Info
  • 15.6" UltraSharp FHD IGZO4
    • 1920x1080, AG, NT, w/Prem Panel Guar, 100% sRGB.
  • 15.6" Ultrasharp UHD IGZO4
    • 3840x2160, Touch, w/Prem Panel Guar, 100% Adobe,
  • 15.6" Ultrasharp OLED UHD
    • 3840x2160, Non-Touch,w/Prem Panel Guar, 100% DCI-P3
  • 15.6” HD
    1366 x 768 TN 220 nits 45% NTSC 500:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch 4.2W
  • 15.6” FHD
    1920 x 1080 IPS 250 nits 45% NTSC 700:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch TFT WVA 4.6W
  • 15.6” FHD with Touch Support
    1920 x 1080 IPS 250 nits 45% NTSC 700:1 Anti-Glare Touch WVA 4.6W
  • 15.6” FHD with Low Blue Light (LBL) Support
    1920 x 1080 IPS 400 nits 100% sRGB 700:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch TFT WVA SLP LBL 4.5W
  • 15.6” UHD with Low Blue Light (LBL) Support
    3840 x 2160 IPS 400 nits 100% sRGB 1000:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch TFT WVA SLP LBL 4.5W
ExteriorDell Precision 5540Dell Latitude 5520
Size Comparison
Dimensions14.06 x 9.26 x 0.44 in (357 x 235 x 11.2 mm)
Width: 14.06” (357 mm)
Depth: 9.26” (235 mm)
Height: 0.44” (11.2 mm)
14.09” x 9.19” x 0.78” (357.8 mm x 233.3 mm x 19.87 mm)
Weight3.93 lbs (1.78 kg)3.50 lb (1.59 kg)
Colors
  • Aluminum Platinum Silver LCD Cover
  • Aluminum Titan Gray LCD Cover
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full-size backlit keyboard.
  • 4.03 x 2.45 in (102.40 mm x 62.40 mm) touchpad with 5 multi-touch gesture support.
  • Keyboard
    • Single Pointing Backlit English US Keyboard and 10 Key Numpad
    • Single Pointing Non-Backlit English US Keyboard and 10 Key Numpad
  • Touchpad
    • Size: 4.53” x 2.64” (115 mm x 67 mm)
    • Supports Microsoft Precision multi-touch gesture.
Ports
  • 1 x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt™ 3 
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort (4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3).
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Support PowerShare.
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b Port
  • 1 x headset jack
  • 1 x SD-card reader
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock
  • 1 x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 with PowerShare
  • 1 x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1
  • 1 x Flip-Down RJ-45 Ethernet port
  • 1 x MicroSD Card reader 4.0
  • 1 x Universal Audio jack
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock slot
  • Optional Ports
    • 1 x SmartCard Reader
    • 1 x External eSIM card slot
Dell Latitude 5520 (11th Gen Intel processors)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4
    Supports USB 4 (40Gbps), Power Delivery, Native DisplayPort Alt Mode video output.
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
Dell Latitude 5520 (10th Gen Intel processors)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3
    Supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), Power Delivery, Native DisplayPort Alt Mode video output.
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
Internal SpecsDell Precision 5540Dell Latitude 5520
Processor
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9400H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.50 → 4.30 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9850H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • Intel Xeon E-2276M
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.80 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.40 → 5.00 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.20 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 4.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.00 → 3.70 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 4.40 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
Integrated Graphics
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9850H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  • Intel Xeon E-2276M
    Intel® UHD Graphics P630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 400 → 1250 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1395 → 1455 MHz, 768 CUDA Cores.
  • NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1575 → 1785 MHz, 1,024 CUDA Cores.
Optional NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450
Video memory: 2GB GDDR6 VRAM
Memory
  • Memory Slots
    • 2 x DDR4 SoDIMM
  • Memory Configurations
    • Minimum Memory: 8GB
    • Maximum Memory: 64GB
  • 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
Storage
  • Hard Drive Slots
    • 1 x M.2 PCIe SSD slot
    • 1 x 2.5 inches hard drive slot
      Available only on a 3-cell 56Wh battery model.
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
    • Up to 2TB SATA Hard Drive
  • Hard Drive Slot
    • 1 x M.2 2230/2280 slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 2TB PCIe SSD
ConnectivityDell Precision 5540Dell Latitude 5520
Wi-Fi
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9260 2x2 802.11ac
  • Qualcomm QCA6174A 2x2 802.11ac
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 5 Qualcomm QCA61x4A (DW1820)
    Up to 867 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi 802.11 a/b/g WiFi-4 (802.11n) WiFi-5 (802.11ac) Bluetooh 5.0
  • Intel® 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
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 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 5.2
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Bluetooth 5.2
Ethernet
Intel I219-LM Intel I219-V
10/100/1000 Mbps
WWAN: Intel XMM 7360 Global LTE-Advanced (DW5820e) CAT9
  • Transfer rate up to 450 Mbps DL/50 Mbps UL (Cat 9)
  • 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)
BatteryDell Precision 5540Dell Latitude 5520
Size
  • 56 Wh (3-cell lithium-ion)
  • 97 Wh (6-cell lithium-ion)
  • 42 Wh (3-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge capable battery with 1-years life span)
  • 63 Wh (4-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge capable battery with 1-years life span)
  • 42 Wh (3-cell lithium-ion, Long Life Battery with 3-years life span)
  • 63 Wh (4-cell lithium-ion, Long Life Battery with 3-years life span)
Power Supply130 W power adapter
Power rated at 19.5VDC/6.67A.
65W 90W 130W
USB Type-C adapter.
SoftwareDell Precision 5540Dell Latitude 5520
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro Ubuntu 18.04 LTS RedHat 7.5
Upgradable to Windows 11
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 Precision 5540Dell Latitude 5520
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • 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.
Audio
  • Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • Two speakers
  •  dual-array microphones
  • Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual-array microphones
MiscDell Precision 5540Dell Latitude 5520
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button (optional)
  • Ambient Light Sensor on the hinge-up (optional)
  • 1 x Accelerometer (G sensor) on the system board.
  • 1 x Accelerometer (G sensor) on the hinge-up  (optional).
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • IR Camera (optional)
Security
  • Intel® vPro™ Technology (iAMT 12) (optional, requires Intel WiFi® Link WLAN and a vPro compatible processor), Dell Client Command Suite available (dell.com/command), Factory Installed Dell Client Command | Update, Dell Command | Power Manager
  • Intel® Platform Trust Technology
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0
  • Chassis wedge-shaped security lock
  • Support for Computrace and SmartCard Reader
  • Touch Fingerprint Reader with Control Vault 3.0 (Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification)
Hardware-Based Security
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 discrete
  • FIPS 140-2 certification for TPM
  • TCG (Trusted Computing Group) Certification for TPM
  • The fingerprint reader in power button tied to ControlVault 3
  • ControlVault 3 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification
  • Contacted Smart Card and ControlVault 3
  • Contactless Smart Card, NFC, and ControlVault 3
  • SED SSD NVMe, SSD, and HDD (Opal and non-Opal) per SDL
  • FIPS 201 Full Scan FPR and ControlVault 3
Data Security
  • McAfee Small Business Security 30-day trial
  • McAfee Small Business Security 12-months subscription, digitally delivered
  • McAfee Small Business Security 24-months subscription, digitally delivered
  • McAfee Small Business Security 36-months subscription, digitally delivered
Warranty1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis
Dell Precision 5540 Price
Dell Precision M5540 15.6" UHD Touchscreen Intel Core i7-9750H 2.60Ghz 32GB 1TB SSDR Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
Dell Precision M5540 15.6" UHD Touchscreen Intel Core i7-9750H 2.60Ghz 32GB 1TB SSDR Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,199.00
Dell Precision 5540 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7-9850H - 8GB RAM - 512GB SSD - Platinum Silver
Dell Precision 5540 15.6" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7-9850H - 8GB RAM - 512GB SSD - Platinum Silver
By Dell
$1,699.99
Dell Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" Ultrasharp UHD (3840 x 2160) IGZO4 Touch Display - 2.6Ghz Intel Core i7-9850H 6 Core - 16GB - 512GB SSD - Quadro T2000 4GB GDDR5 - Win10 pro (Renewed)
Dell Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" Ultrasharp UHD (3840 x 2160) IGZO4 Touch Display - 2.6Ghz Intel Core i7-9850H 6 Core - 16GB - 512GB SSD - Quadro T2000 4GB GDDR5 - Win10 pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,499.95
Dell Latitude 5520 Price
Dell Latitude 5520 15.6" Notebook, Intel Core i5-1135G7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro (XH88R)
Dell Latitude 5520 15.6" Notebook, Intel Core i5-1135G7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro (XH88R)
By Dell
$1,179.00
Was: $1,361.98
Dell Latitude 5520 15.6" Touchscreen Notebook, Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro (9D00Y)
Dell Latitude 5520 15.6" Touchscreen Notebook, Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro (9D00Y)
By Dell
$1,548.00
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
$1,619.00

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