Dell Precision 5540 vs. Dell Precision 5550

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell Precision 5540 and Dell Precision 5550 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell Precision 5540 vs. Dell Precision 5550

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 2020 Dell Precision 5550 features the 45W 10th Generation Intel Comet Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-10400H up to 8-core Intel Core i9-10885H with the boost speed up to 5.30 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 Precision 5550 (2020), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Dell Precision 5540 vs. Dell Precision 5550: Specs Comparison

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Dell Precision 5540

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Dell Precision 5550

Availability
Released20192020
Release Info
  • Announced at Computex 2019.
  • Available from early July 2019.
PricingStarting at $1,339
Dell Precision 5540 Price
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 Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation -15.6" UHD (3840x2160) Touch Screen - 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9750H Six-Core - 32GB DDR4 - 1TB SSD | Quadro T1000 w/4GB - Win10 pro
Dell Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation -15.6" UHD (3840x2160) Touch Screen - 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9750H Six-Core - 32GB DDR4 - 1TB SSD | Quadro T1000 w/4GB - Win10 pro
By Dell
$3,399.00
Dell Precision 5550 Price
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10850H 2.7GHz
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10850H 2.7GHz
By Dell
$2,246.99
Dell Mobile Precision 5550 Laptop (Titan Gray) - 15.6" UltraSharp FHD+ IGZO4, w/IR Camera - 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-10850H Six-Core - 512GB SSD - 32GB - Quadro T1000 - Win10 Pro
Dell Mobile Precision 5550 Laptop (Titan Gray) - 15.6" UltraSharp FHD+ IGZO4, w/IR Camera - 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-10850H Six-Core - 512GB SSD - 32GB - Quadro T1000 - Win10 Pro
By Dell
$2,499.99
Dell Precision 5550 Laptop 15.6 - Intel Core i7 10th Gen - i7-10750H - Six Core 5Ghz - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - Nvidia Quadro T1000 - 1920x1200 FHD+ - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Precision 5550 Laptop 15.6 - Intel Core i7 10th Gen - i7-10750H - Six Core 5Ghz - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - Nvidia Quadro T1000 - 1920x1200 FHD+ - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,065.79
DisplayDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 5550
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” FHD+
    1920 x 1200InfinityEdge60 Hzanti-glarelow blue lightnon-touch500 nitssRGB 100% minwide-viewing angle
  • 15.6-inch UHD+ with Touch
    3840 x 2400InfinityEdge60 Hzanti-reflectivelow blue lighttouch500 nits100% AdobeRGBwide-viewing angleGorilla Glass
ExteriorDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 5550
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)
13.56” x 9.07” x 0.46” (344.4 mm x 230.30 mm x 11.65  mm)
Weight3.93 lbs (1.78 kg)4.06 lb (1.84 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.
  • Full-size backlit keyboard.
  • 5.90 x 3.54 (150 mm x 90 mm) touchpad with 5 multi-touch gesture support.
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
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 
    Supports Power Delivery, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and DisplayPort 1.4.
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort 1.4.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x SD-card reader
  • 1 x Noble Wedge-shaped lock slot
Internal SpecsDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 5550
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™ i5-10400H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 4.60 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 5.00 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • Intel Xeon W-10855M
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.80 → 5.10 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 5.10 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10885H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.40 → 5.30 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
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™ i5-10400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  • Intel Xeon W-10855M
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10885H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 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.
  • NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1395 → 1455 MHz, 768 CUDA Cores.
  • NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR6 128-bit, 1575 → 1785 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
Memory
  • Memory Slots
    • 2 x DDR4 SoDIMM
  • Memory Configurations
    • Minimum Memory: 8GB
    • Maximum Memory: 64GB
  • Memory Slots
    • 2 x DDR4 SODIMM slots
  • Memory Configurations
    • Speed: 2993 MHz
    • Memory Type: ECC or Non-ECC
    • Minimum Memory: 8GB
    • Maximum Memory: 64GB
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 Slots
    • 2 x M.2 PCIe SSD slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1
    • Up to 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
ConnectivityDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 5550
Wi-Fi
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2x2 802.11ax 160MHz
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9260 2x2 802.11ac
  • Qualcomm QCA6174A 2x2 802.11ac
Intel AX201
Up to 2400 MbpsDual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi 802.11 a/b/gWiFi-4 (802.11n)WiFi-5 (802.11ac)WiFi-6 (802.11ax)Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 5.1
BatteryDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 5550
Size
  • 56 Wh (3-cell lithium-ion)
  • 97 Wh (6-cell lithium-ion)
  • 56 Wh - 3-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge capable
  • 86 Wh - 4-cell lithium-ion, ExpressCharge capable
Power Supply130 W power adapter
Power rated at 19.5VDC/6.67A.
  • 90 W - USB-C power adapter
  • 130 W - USB-C power adapter
SoftwareDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 5550
OS
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 ProUbuntu 18.04 LTSRedHat 7.5
Upgradable to Windows 11
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 ProUbuntu 18.04 LTSRedHat 8.2
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
Camera & AudioDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 5550
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
    Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Optional Infrared camera
    For Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
Audio
  • Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • Two speakers
  •  dual-array microphones
  • Stereo woofer 2.5 W x 2
  • Stereo tweeter 1.5 W x 2
  • 8 W total peak
  • Dual integrated noise-canceling digital array microphones
  • MaxxAudio® Pro by Waves
MiscDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 5550
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button (optional)
  • Ambient light sensor
  • The fingerprint reader in the power button (optional)
  • 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)
  • 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 external SmartCard Reader
  • Touch Fingerprint Reader with Control Vault 3.0 (Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification)
Warranty1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote DiagnosisBasic Onsite Service 12 Months, 12 Month(s)
Dell Precision 5540 Price
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 Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation -15.6" UHD (3840x2160) Touch Screen - 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9750H Six-Core - 32GB DDR4 - 1TB SSD | Quadro T1000 w/4GB - Win10 pro
Dell Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation -15.6" UHD (3840x2160) Touch Screen - 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9750H Six-Core - 32GB DDR4 - 1TB SSD | Quadro T1000 w/4GB - Win10 pro
By Dell
$3,399.00
Dell Precision 5550 Price
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10850H 2.7GHz
Dell Precision 5550 15" Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-10850H 2.7GHz
By Dell
$2,246.99
Dell Mobile Precision 5550 Laptop (Titan Gray) - 15.6" UltraSharp FHD+ IGZO4, w/IR Camera - 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-10850H Six-Core - 512GB SSD - 32GB - Quadro T1000 - Win10 Pro
Dell Mobile Precision 5550 Laptop (Titan Gray) - 15.6" UltraSharp FHD+ IGZO4, w/IR Camera - 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-10850H Six-Core - 512GB SSD - 32GB - Quadro T1000 - Win10 Pro
By Dell
$2,499.99
Dell Precision 5550 Laptop 15.6 - Intel Core i7 10th Gen - i7-10750H - Six Core 5Ghz - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - Nvidia Quadro T1000 - 1920x1200 FHD+ - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Precision 5550 Laptop 15.6 - Intel Core i7 10th Gen - i7-10750H - Six Core 5Ghz - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - Nvidia Quadro T1000 - 1920x1200 FHD+ - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,065.79

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