Dell Latitude 5420 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2021 Dell Latitude 5420 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Dell Latitude 5420
Released2021
Release Date
  • Announced on January 05, 2021 (CES 2021)
  • Available on January 12, 2021
Generations
Dell Latitude 5420 Price
Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop FHD (1920 x 1080) Notebook PC, Core i7-1185G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, HDMI, Thunderbolt, Webcam, 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, Webcam, WiFi, Type-C, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$335.00
$446.19 25% 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
$317.90
$360.98 12% OFF
Dell Latitude 5420 14" Laptop, Core i5-1145G7, 16GB RAM 512 GB NVMe SSD, FHD (1920x1080), Backlit Keyboard, CAM, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5420 14" Laptop, Core i5-1145G7, 16GB RAM 512 GB NVMe SSD, FHD (1920x1080), Backlit Keyboard, CAM, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$338.00
$449.99 25% OFF
Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop PC, 15.6" FHD(1920x1080), Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5420 Laptop PC, 15.6" FHD(1920x1080), Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$399.90
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged Laptop, 14 inches FHD (1920 x 1080) Touchscreen, Intel Core 8th Gen i5-8350U, 16GB (2x8GB) SDRAM RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged Laptop, 14 inches FHD (1920 x 1080) Touchscreen, Intel Core 8th Gen i5-8350U, 16GB (2x8GB) SDRAM RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$549.00
$649.99 16% OFF

Exterior

Dell Latitude 5420
Dimensions12.65” x 8.35” x 0.76” (321.4 mm x 212 mm x 19.3 mm)
Weight3.09 lb (1.4 kg)
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • 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

Dell Latitude 5420
Size14 Inches
Info
  • 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

Dell Latitude 5420
Ports
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

Dell Latitude 5420
Processor
  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

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Dell Latitude 54201
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U94467.24%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™94667.38%
3
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™96868.95%
4
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1125G41,12379.99%
5
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G71,19585.11%
6
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G71,31393.52%
7
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G71,37497.86%
8
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G71,404100.00%
01,404

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Dell Latitude 54201
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U2,93360.30%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™2,99261.51%
3
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™3,04262.54%
4
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1125G43,69075.86%
5
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G73,98081.83%
6
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G74,45091.49%
7
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G74,48792.25%
8
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G74,864100.00%
04,864
Integrated Graphics
  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
  • 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 Slot
    • 1 x M.2 2230/2280 slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 2TB PCIe SSD

Connectivity

Dell Latitude 5420
Wi-Fi
  • 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 5.1
  • Bluetooth 5.2
MoreWWAN: 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

Dell Latitude 5420
Size
  • 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 Supply
65W 90W
USB Type-C adapter.

Software

Dell Latitude 5420
OS
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

Camera & Audio

Dell Latitude 5420
Camera
  • 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
  • Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual-array microphones

Misc

Dell Latitude 5420
Sensors
  • 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)
SecurityHardware-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 Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis

Key Features

Dell Latitude 5420
At Glance
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

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

Dell Latitude 5420 image

What we like

Reasons to like about Dell Latitude 5420.

Supports Windows 11

Dell Latitude 5420 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsDell Latitude 5420
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-10210U → Intel Core i7-1185G7
4GB RAM4GB → 64GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU4 cores
Upgradable storage

Dell Latitude 5420 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsDell Latitude 5420
M.2x1
Upgradable memory

The Dell Latitude 5420 has two RAM slots which you can use to add or replace with a larger one if it isn't already at the maximum size that the system chipset support. Learn more

MemoryDell Latitude 5420
Slotsx2
TypeDDR4
Speed3200 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Intel 10th or 11th gen processors

You can choose a low-power 15W 10th Gen Intel U-series processor for better battery life or a 28W 11th Gen Intel G-series processor with Iris Xe graphics for better performance when ordering the Latitude 5420.

Welcomed improvements

Here is the list of other improvements the new Latitude 5420 laptop has over its previous generation, the Latitude 5410:

  • Optional 1080p FHD Webcam with IR Camera.
  • Optional Intel Wi-Fi 6E.
  • All models support high-speed 3200MHz DDR4 memory.
  • Support HDMI 2.0
  • More portable chassis
  • Larger touchpad
Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1185G7 inside Dell Latitude 5420 has a 24% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-10810U inside Dell Latitude 5410.

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
Dell Latitude 5410 - Intel Core i7-10810U
3,911
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i3-1125G4
3,690
Dell Latitude 5410 - Intel Core i5-8365U
3,442
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i7-10610U
3,042
Dell Latitude 5410 - Intel Core i7-10610U
3,042
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i5-10310U
2,992
Dell Latitude 5410 - Intel Core i5-10310U
2,992
Dell Latitude 5420 - Intel Core i5-10210U
2,933
Dell Latitude 5410 - Intel Core i5-10210U
2,933
Dell Latitude 5410 - Intel Core i3-10110U
1,866
Supports larger memory

Dell Latitude 5420 supports a larger memory capacity than the Dell Latitude 5410. It supports up to 64GB versus 32GB of system memory on the Dell Latitude 5410.

Max system memory size
Dell Latitude 5420
64 GB
Dell Latitude 5410
32 GB
About 6% lighter

Dell Latitude 5420 weighed 3.09 pounds, 6% lighter than the 3.26 pounds Dell Latitude 5410.

WeightDell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5410
Pound
3.09 lbs.
3.26 lbs.
Kilogram
1.40 kg
1.48 kg

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Removed barrel-type power connector
No SATA slot for a 2.5-inch hard drive or SSD
Has one fewer port and slot

Dell Latitude 5420 has fewer ports and slots count than the Dell Latitude 5410. It has only eleven versus twelve amount of ports and slots on the Dell Latitude 5410.

PortsDell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5410
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesYes
microSD card slotYesYes
microSIM card slotYesYes
power portNoYes
RJ-45YesYes
Smart Card ReaderYesYes
Thunderbolt 3NoYes
Thunderbolt 4Yes x2No
USB-AYes x2Yes x3
Total1112
Slightly less versatile connectivity

Dell Latitude 5420 has less versatile I/O connectivity than the Dell Latitude 5410. It has only six versus seven commonly used ports and slots on the Dell Latitude 5410.

PortsDell Latitude 5420Dell Latitude 5410
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
microSD card slotYesYes
RJ-45YesYes
USB-AYesYes
power portNoYes
Thunderbolt 3NoYes
Thunderbolt 4YesNo