Dell Precision 5540 vs. Dell Precision 7540

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell Precision 5540 and Dell Precision 7540 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Dell Precision 5540 vs. Dell Precision 7540

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 2019 Dell Precision 7540 features the 45W 9th Generation Intel Coffee Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-9400H up to 8-core Intel Xeon E-2286M with the boost speed up to 5.00 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 7540 (2019), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Dell Precision 5540 vs. Dell Precision 7540: Specs Comparison

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Dell Precision 5540

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Dell Precision 7540

Availability
Released20192019
Release Info
  • Announced at Computex 2019.
  • Available from early July 2019.
  • Announced at Computex 2019.
  • Available from early July 2019.
PricingStarting at $1,339Starting at $1,149
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 7540 Price
Dell Precision 7540 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" FHD IPS - 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9850H 6-Core - 32GB DDR4 - Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR5 - 512GB SSD - Windows 10 pro
Dell Precision 7540 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" FHD IPS - 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9850H 6-Core - 32GB DDR4 - Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR5 - 512GB SSD - Windows 10 pro
By Dell
$2,149.99
Dell Precision 7540 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" FHD IPS W/ IR Camera - 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-9400H Quad-Core - 8GB DDR4 - 256GB SSD - Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR5 - Win10 pro
Dell Precision 7540 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" FHD IPS W/ IR Camera - 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-9400H Quad-Core - 8GB DDR4 - 256GB SSD - Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR5 - Win10 pro
By Dell
$1,699.00
Dell Precision 7540 Laptop, 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch, Intel Core 9th Gen i7-9850H, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA Quadro T1000, Windows 10 Pro
Dell Precision 7540 Laptop, 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch, Intel Core 9th Gen i7-9850H, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA Quadro T1000, Windows 10 Pro
By Dell
$3,000.00
DisplayDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 7540
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
    • 1920x1080 Anti-Glare non-touch, 45% Adobe color gamut.
  • 15.6" UltraSharp™ FHD
    • 1920x1080 AG, NT, w/Prem Panel Guar 100% sRGB Carbon Fiber, IPS.
  • 15.6"UltraSharp™ UHD
    • 3840x2160 AG,NT,w/Prem Panel Guar 100% AdobeRGB, Aluminium, IGZO.
ExteriorDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 7540
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)
  • Non-touch models
    • 14.87 x 9.89 x 0.98 - 1.18 in (377.60 x 251.30 x 25.0 - 29.97 mm)
  • Touch models
    • 14.87 x 9.89 x 1.02 - 1.21 in (377.60 x 251.30 x 25.9 - 30.85 mm)
  • Aluminum Cover models
    • 14.87 x 9.89 x 0.94 - 1.19 in (377.60 x 251.30 x 24.0 - 30.4 mm)
Weight3.93 lbs (1.78 kg)Starting at 5.57 lbs (2.53 kg)
Colors
  • Aluminum Platinum Silver LCD Cover
  • Aluminum Titan Gray LCD Cover
  • Carbon Fiber 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 with optional backlit keyboard.
  • 3.92 x 2.09 in (99.50 mm x 53 mm) touchpad with 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 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 ports
    1 port support PowerShare.
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b Port
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x headset jack
  • 1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port
  • 1 x SD-card reader
  • 1 x Smart Card reader (optional)
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock
  • 1 x Power adapter port
Internal SpecsDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 7540
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Intel Xeon E-2276M
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • Intel Xeon E-2286M
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.40 → 5.00 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Intel Xeon E-2276M
    Intel® UHD Graphics P630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  • Intel Xeon E-2286M
    Intel® UHD Graphics P630
    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.
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 (Optional)
    GCN 4.0 Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1295 MHz, 640 Shading Units.
  • NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1395 → 1455 MHz, 768 Shading Units.
  • NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1575 → 1785 MHz, 1,024 Shading Units.
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 6GB GDDR6 256-bit, 945→ 1380 MHz, 2,304 Shading Units.
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Mobile (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 8GB GDDR6 256-bit, 1110→ 1560 MHz, 2,560 Shading Units.
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Mobile (Optional)
    Turning Architecture, 16GB GDDR6 256-bit, 1035→ 1545 MHz, 3,072 Shading Units.
Memory
  • Memory Slots
    • 2 x DDR4 SoDIMM
  • Memory Configurations
    • Minimum Memory: 8GB
    • Maximum Memory: 64GB
  • Memory Slots
    • 4 x DDR4 SODIMM
  • Memory Configurations
    • Minimum Memory: 8GB
    • Maximum Memory: 128B
    • Memory Type: DDR4 ECC or Non-ECC memory
    • Memory Speed: 2666 MHz or 3200 MHz
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
    • 3 x M.2 2280 PCIe SSD slot
    • 1 x 2.5 inches hard drive slot
      Available only on a 4-cell 64Wh battery model.
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 6TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
    • Up to 2TB SATA Hard Drive
ConnectivityDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 7540
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 6 AX200 2x2 .11ax 160MHz
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC 9560 (802.11ac) 2x2
  • Qualcomm QCA61x4A 802.11ac Dual Band, 2x2, Wireless Adapter
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Ethernet
  • Integrated Intel i219LM 10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet (RJ-45 ) with Intel Remote Wake UP and PXE
BatteryDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 7540
Size
  • 56 Wh (3-cell lithium-ion)
  • 97 Wh (6-cell lithium-ion)
  • 64 Wh (4-cell lithium-ion)
  • 97 Wh (6-cell lithium-ion)
Power Supply130 W power adapter
Power rated at 19.5VDC/6.67A.
180 W power adapter
Power rated at 19.5 VDC/9.23 A.
SoftwareDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 7540
OS
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 ProUbuntu 18.04 LTSRedHat 7.5
Upgradable to Windows 11
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 ProUbuntu 18.04 LTSRedHat 7.5
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 Precision 7540
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 Windows Hello Infrared Camera
Audio
  • Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • Two speakers
  •  dual-array microphones
  • Realtek ALC3281 MaxxAudio® Pro by Waves
  • Two speakers (2W x 2)
  • Noise-reducing array microphones
MiscDell Precision 5540Dell Precision 7540
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button (optional)
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the keyboard deck
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 SmartCard Reader
  • Fingerprint reader or FIPS Fingerprint reader
  • Touch Fingerprint Reader with Control Vault 3.0 (Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification)
  • Contacted Smart Card (FIPS 201 with Control Vault 3.0 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 level 3 Certitication)
  • Contactless Smart Card
  • NFC/CSC (Check regional availability)
Warranty1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis3 Years Hardware Service with Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis
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 7540 Price
Dell Precision 7540 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" FHD IPS - 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9850H 6-Core - 32GB DDR4 - Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR5 - 512GB SSD - Windows 10 pro
Dell Precision 7540 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" FHD IPS - 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9850H 6-Core - 32GB DDR4 - Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR5 - 512GB SSD - Windows 10 pro
By Dell
$2,149.99
Dell Precision 7540 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" FHD IPS W/ IR Camera - 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-9400H Quad-Core - 8GB DDR4 - 256GB SSD - Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR5 - Win10 pro
Dell Precision 7540 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" FHD IPS W/ IR Camera - 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-9400H Quad-Core - 8GB DDR4 - 256GB SSD - Quadro T1000 4GB GDDR5 - Win10 pro
By Dell
$1,699.00
Dell Precision 7540 Laptop, 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch, Intel Core 9th Gen i7-9850H, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA Quadro T1000, Windows 10 Pro
Dell Precision 7540 Laptop, 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch, Intel Core 9th Gen i7-9850H, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA Quadro T1000, Windows 10 Pro
By Dell
$3,000.00

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