Surface Book 2 15” vs. Dell Latitude 5420: Full specs comparison

We have comprehensively analyzed the technical specifications for the Surface Book 2 15” and Dell Latitude 5420 models. Our report includes intricate details such as the CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Surface Book 2 15” Pros

Reasons that Surface Book 2 15” is better than Dell Latitude 5420.

Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 vs. integrated

7% larger display

Surface Book 2 15” has a 15-inch screen size 7% larger than the 14-inch Dell Latitude 5420.

Display size
Surface Book 2 15”
15-inch
Dell Latitude 5420
14-inch

Dell Latitude 5420 Pros

Reasons that Dell Latitude 5420 is better than Surface Book 2 15”.

Significantly newer manufacturing

2021 vs. 2017

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1185G7 inside Dell Latitude 5420 has a 25% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-8650U inside Surface Book 2 15”.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i7-1185G7
4,864
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i7-1165G7
4,487
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i5-1145G7
4,450
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i5-1135G7
3,980
Surface Book 2 15” - Intel Core i7-8650U
3,879
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i3-1125G4
3,690
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i7-10610U
3,042
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i5-10310U
2,992
Surface Book 2 15” - Intel Core i5-8350U
2,982
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i5-10210U
2,933
Supports larger memory

Dell Latitude 5420 supports a larger memory capacity than the Surface Book 2 15”. It supports up to 64GB versus 16GB of system memory on the Surface Book 2 15”.

Max system memory size
Dell Latitude 5420
64 GB
Surface Book 2 15”
16 GB
Supports faster memory

Dell Latitude 5420 supports a faster memory speed than the Surface Book 2 15”. It supports up to 3200MHz versus 1866MHz of system memory on the Surface Book 2 15”.

Memory type and speed
Dell Latitude 5420 - DDR4
3,200 MHz
Surface Book 2 15” - LPDDR3
1,866 MHz
Upgradable memory

Dell Latitude 5420 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 Surface Book 2 15” since it has onboard memory.

MemorySurface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
Slots
Onboard
x2
TypeLPDDR3DDR4
About 27% lighter

Dell Latitude 5420 weighed 3.09 pounds, 27% lighter than the 4.20 pounds Surface Book 2 15”.

WeightSurface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
Pound
4.20 lbs.
3.09 lbs.
Kilogram
1.91 kg
1.40 kg

Prices

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

Surface Book 2 15” Price
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB), Silver
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB), Silver
By Microsoft
$694.95
$799.99 13% OFF
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB) (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB) (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$599.99
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1 TB) (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1 TB) (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$1,475.00
Dell Latitude 5420 Price
Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop FHD (1920 x 1080) Notebook PC, Core i7-1185G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, HDMI, Thunderbolt, Camera, WiFi, Type-C, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop FHD (1920 x 1080) Notebook PC, Core i7-1185G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, HDMI, Thunderbolt, Camera, WiFi, Type-C, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$337.99
$379.00 11% OFF
Dell Latitude 5420 14" Notebook, Intel Core i5-1145G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5420 14" Notebook, Intel Core i5-1145G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$315.00
$345.90 9% OFF
Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop 14 - Intel Core i5 11th Gen - i5-1135G7 - Quad Core 4.2Ghz - 256GB SSD - 16GB RAM - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop 14 - Intel Core i5 11th Gen - i5-1135G7 - Quad Core 4.2Ghz - 256GB SSD - 16GB RAM - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$297.89
$394.00 24% OFF

Availability

Surface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
Released20172021
Release Date
  • Introduced: October 17, 2017
  • Pre-ordered: November 9, 2017
  • Released: November 16, 2017
  • Announced on January 05, 2021 (CES 2021)
  • Available on January 12, 2021
PricingStarting at 1,999$-
Generations

Exterior

Surface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
Size Comparison
Surface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
Dimensions13.5” x 9.87” x 0.57”-0.90” (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)12.65” x 8.35” x 0.76” (321.4 mm x 212 mm x 19.3 mm)
Weight
  • Total: 4.20 lbs (1,905 g)
  • Tablet: 1.80 lbs (817 g)
3.09 lb (1.4 kg)
Colors
Platinum
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Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1.55mm travel.
    • Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.
  • Keyboard
    • Single Pointing Backlit US-English Keyboard
  • Touchpad
    • Size: 4.53” x 2.64” (115 mm x 67 mm)
    • Supports Microsoft Precision multi-touch gesture.

Display

Surface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
Size15 Inches14 Inches
Info
  • Display Resolution: 3240 x 2160 (7M Pixels)
  • Display Density: 260 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1600:1
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • 14” HD
    1366 x 768 TN 220 nits 45% NTSC 300:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA 2.4W
  • 14” FHD
    1920 x 1080 IPS 250 nits 45% NTSC 600:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA 3.2W
  • 14” FHD with Low Blue Light (LBL) Support
    1920 x 1080 IPS 400 nits 100% sRGB 1000:1 Anti-Glare Non-Touch WVA LBL 2.5W
  • 14” FHD with Touch Support
    1920 x 1080 IPS 300 nits 75% NTSC 600:1 Anti-Glare Touch WVA 4.51W
  • 14” FHD with Touch Support
    1920 x 1080 IPS 300 nits 100% sRGB 600:1 Anti-Glare Touch WVA 3.5W

Ports

Surface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
Surface Book 2 15” Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
  • 2 x Full-size USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 2 x Surface Connect™
    1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base, both supports charging and docking.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Full-size SDXC card reader
    UHS-II Performance
Dell Latitude 5420 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (3)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, 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
    v4.0
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x lock slot
Back (1)
  • 1 x microSIM card slot
    Optional

Internal Specs

Surface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 3.60 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.20 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 4.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  4. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.00 → 3.70 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  5. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  6. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 4.40 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  7. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
  8. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.00 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  4. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 400 → 1250 MHz
  5. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  6. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  7. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  8. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
  • 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
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
    Pascal Architecture, 6GB GDDR5 192-bit, 1404 → 1670 MHz, 1280 CUDA Cores.
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Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
1 x M.2 2280 PCIe SSD
  • Hard Drive Slot
    • 1 x M.2 2230/2280 slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 2TB PCIe SSD

Connectivity

Surface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
  • 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 Wireless 4.1 technology
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Bluetooth 5.2
More-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)

Battery

Surface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
Size
  • Total: 90Wh
    Clipboard: 23Wh
    Base: 67Wh
  • 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)
Battery Life
  • Up to 17 hours of video playback
  • Up to 5 hours in tablet mode
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Power Supply
  • 102W power supply with USB-A (7.5W) charging port.
65W 90W
USB Type-C adapter.

Software

Surface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
OSWindows 10 Pro (Creators Update)
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Windows 10 Pro Ubuntu 20.04
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee® Small Business Security 30 Day Free Trial

Camera & Audio

Surface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
  • 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
  • Dual microphones
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
  • Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones
  • Support for Dolby® Atmos for Headphones
  • Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual-array microphones

Misc

Surface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
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Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • 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
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
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
In the box
  • Surface Book 2 15”
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
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WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports both on-screen and off-screen interaction.
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Key Features

Surface Book 2 15”Dell Latitude 5420
At Glance
Released in Late
2017
3:2 3.2K
15”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
4.20 lb
1.91 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-8650U
4C/8T, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,106
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,879
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3
Surface Book 2 15” Ports
Nvidia GeForce
GTX 1060
6GB GDDR5
Released in Early
2021
16:9 FHD
14”
1080p 60Hz
Weight
3.09 lb
1.40 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
Upgradable up to
64GB
3200 MHz DDR4
Dell Latitude 5420 Ports
Optional
4G LTE
Up to
Wi-Fi 6E
Dual
Thunderbolt™️ 4
Ports
Optional
IR Camera
For Face Unlock
Built-in
Fingerprint Reader
Power Button

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