Dell Latitude 5490 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2018 Dell Latitude 5490 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Dell Latitude 5490
Released2018
Release DateAnnounced on January 18, 2018.
Generations
Dell Latitude 5490 Price
Dell Latitude 5490 / Intel 1.7 GHz Core i5-8350U Quad Core CPU / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / 14 FHD (1920 x 1080) Display/HDMI/USB-C/Webcam/Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5490 / Intel 1.7 GHz Core i5-8350U Quad Core CPU / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / 14 FHD (1920 x 1080) Display/HDMI/USB-C/Webcam/Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$213.90
Dell Latitude 5490 14" FHD Laptop Computer, Intel i7-8650U, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5490 14" FHD Laptop Computer, Intel i7-8650U, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$214.00
Dell Latitude 5490 Business Laptop | 14in HD | Intel Core 8th Gen i5-8250U Quad Core | 8GB DDR4 | 256GB Solid State Drive | Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5490 Business Laptop | 14in HD | Intel Core 8th Gen i5-8250U Quad Core | 8GB DDR4 | 256GB Solid State Drive | Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$177.49
Dell Latitude 5490 14-Inch laptop with Intel Core i5-7300U 2.6GHz 16GB RAM 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5490 14-Inch laptop with Intel Core i5-7300U 2.6GHz 16GB RAM 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$176.99
Dell Latitude 5490 14" laptop computer Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz 16GB RAM 512GB SSD, HDMI, Camera, WiFi, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Latitude 5490 14" laptop computer Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz 16GB RAM 512GB SSD, HDMI, Camera, WiFi, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$216.00

Exterior

Dell Latitude 5490
Dimensions13.1” x 9.0” x 0.8” (333.4 mm x 228.9 mm x 20.3 mm)
WeightStarting at 3.52 lb (1.60 kg)
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Full size, optional backlit chiclet keyboard.
  • Touchpad
    • Size: 4.0 x 2.17 in (101.7 mm x 55.2 mm)
    • Supports Microsoft Precision multi-touch gesture.
    • Have dedicated left and right-click buttons.

Display

Dell Latitude 5490
Size14 Inches
Info
  • 14.0” HD
    1366 x 768 WLED 112 PPI 220-nits 60Hz anti-glare non-touch
  • 14.0” FHD
    1920 x 1080 WLED 157 PPI 220-nits 60Hz anti-glare non-touch
  • 14.0” FHD Touch
    1920 x 1080 OTP Lite 157 PPI 220-nits 60Hz anti-glare touchscreen

Ports

Dell Latitude 5490
Ports
Dell Latitude 5490 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (4)
  • 1 x USB-C
    DisplayPort Only
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x Smart Card Reader
    Optional
Right (4)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x VGA
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x lock slot
Back (5)
  • 1 x HDMI
    v1.4
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x RJ-45
    1 Gbps
  • 1 x microSIM card slot
    Optional
  • 1 x power port

Internal Specs

Dell Latitude 5490
Processor
  1. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7130U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.70 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 3.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  4. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 3.60 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  5. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Dell Latitude 54901
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7130U64958.68%
2
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U81573.69%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U77169.71%
4
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U86277.94%
5
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U1,106100.00%
01,106

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Dell Latitude 54901
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7130U1,45437.48%
2
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U1,77745.81%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U1,97150.81%
4
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U2,98276.88%
5
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U3,879100.00%
03,879
Integrated Graphics
  1. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7130U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  2. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  4. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  5. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
MemoryMemory Info
  • Memory Slots: 2 x SODIMM slots
  • Memory Type: Dual-Channel DDR4 Memory
  • Memory Speed:
    • 2133 MHz for 7th Gen Intel processors
    • 2400 MHz for 8th Gen Intel processors
Memory Configurations
  • 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Discrete GraphicsOptional NVIDIA GeForce® MX130 - 2GB GDDR5
Storage
  • Hard Drive Slot
    • 1 x M.2 2280 slot
    • 1 x 2.5” SATA slot
  • Hard Drive Configurations
    • Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
    • Up to 1TB SATA HDD

Connectivity

Dell Latitude 5490
Wi-Fi
  • Qualcomm QCA61x4A Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac
    Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac)
  • Qualcomm QCA6174A XR Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac
    Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac)
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 5 Wireless-AC 8265 2x2 802.11ac
    Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.2
MoreOptional Mobile Broadband
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A (DW5811e) for AT&T, Verizon & Sprint. (US)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A (DW5811e)(EMEA/APJ/ROW)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 HSPA + (DW5811e) (China/Indonesia/ India)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A (DW5816e) Japan/ANZ/India/South Korea/Taiwan)

Battery

Dell Latitude 5490
Size
  • 42 Wh
    3 cell, ExpressCharge Capable.
  • 51 Wh
    3 cell, ExpressCharge Capable.
  • 60 Wh
    4 cell, ExpressCharge Capable.
  • 60 Wh
    4 cell, Long Life Cycle.
Power Supply
  • 65W 7.4 mm Barrel Adapter
  • 90W 7.4 mm Barrel Adapter

Software

Dell Latitude 5490
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee® Small Business Security 30 Day Free Trial

Camera & Audio

Dell Latitude 5490
Camera
  • 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
  • Realtek ALC3246 Controller
  • 2 x 2W = 4W stereo speakers
  • Dual array microphones

Misc

Dell Latitude 5490
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor (optional)
  • IR Camera (optional)
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
Security
  • TPM 2.0 FIPS 140-2 Certified, TCG Certified
  • Optional Control Vault 2.0 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 level 3 certification (HW authentication configurations)
  • Optional hardware authentication bundle 2:
  • FIPS 201 contacted smart card
  • Control Vault 2.0
  • Optional hardware authentication bundle 4:
    • Touch fingerprint reader
    • FIPS 201 contacted smart card
    • Contactless smart card
    • NFC
    • Control Vault 2.0
  • Security lock slot (Noble Wedge Lock)
  • SED (Opal 2.0 - SATA Interface)
  • Statement of Non-Volatility
Warranty3 Years Hardware Warranty with Onsite In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis

Key Features

Dell Latitude 5490
At Glance
Released in Early
2018
16:9 FHD
14”
1080p 60Hz
Weight
3.52 lb
1.60 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
Upgradable up to
32GB
2400 MHz DDR4
Dell Latitude 5490 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
MX130
2GB GDDR5
Optional
4G LTE
Up to
Wi-Fi 5
Single
USB-C
w/ DP Alt-mode
Optional
IR Camera
For Face Unlock
Built-in
Fingerprint Reader
Power Button

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Dell Latitude 5490.

Supports Windows 11

Dell Latitude 5490 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsDell Latitude 5490
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i3-7130U → Intel Core i7-8650U
4GB RAM4GB → 32GB
64GB Drive256GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU2 → 4 cores
Upgradable storage

Dell Latitude 5490 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. On top of that, it also has a single SATA slot that users can use to install a 2.5-inch SATA SSD, SSHD, or a hard disk drive to add even more storage. Learn more

Storage SlotsDell Latitude 5490
M.2x1
SATA1
Upgradable memory

The Dell Latitude 5490 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 5490
Slotsx2
TypeDDR4
Speed2400 MHz
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce MX130 2GB GDDR5

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Dell Latitude 5490.

Some models don't support Windows 11

Models with 7th Gen Intel processors don't meet the minimum requirements for Windows 11.

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Slightly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-8650U inside Dell Latitude 5490 has a 8% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-7820HQ inside Dell Latitude 5480.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Dell Latitude 5490 - Intel Core i7-8650U
3,879
Dell Latitude 5480 - Intel Core i7-7820HQ
3,573
Dell Latitude 5490 - Intel Core i5-8350U
2,982
Dell Latitude 5480 - Intel Core i5-7300HQ
2,685
Dell Latitude 5480 - Intel Core i5-6440HQ
2,625
Dell Latitude 5490 - Intel Core i5-8250U
1,971
Dell Latitude 5480 - Intel Core i7-7600U
1,883
Dell Latitude 5490 - Intel Core i5-7300U
1,777
Dell Latitude 5480 - Intel Core i5-7300U
1,777
Dell Latitude 5480 - Intel Core i7-6600U
1,584
Dell Latitude 5490 - Intel Core i3-7130U
1,454
Dell Latitude 5480 - Intel Core i3-7130U
1,454
Dell Latitude 5480 - Intel Core i5-6200U
1,333
Dell Latitude 5480 - Intel Core i5-6300U
1,319
Dell Latitude 5480 - Intel Core i3-6100U
1,289
Supports larger memory

Dell Latitude 5490 supports a larger memory capacity than the Dell Latitude 5480. It supports up to 32GB versus 16GB of system memory on the Dell Latitude 5480.

Max system memory size
Dell Latitude 5490
32 GB
Dell Latitude 5480
16 GB
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce MX130 2GB GDDR5 vs. integrated

Has one more port and slot

Dell Latitude 5490 has more ports and slots count than the Dell Latitude 5480. It has thirteen versus twelve amount of ports and slots on the Dell Latitude 5480.

PortsDell Latitude 5490Dell Latitude 5480
full-size SD card slotYesNo
HDMIYesYes
headphone jackYesYes
lock slotYesYes
microSD card slotNoYes
microSIM card slotYesNo
power portYesYes
RJ-45YesYes
SIM card slotNoYes
Smart Card ReaderYesNo
Thunderbolt 3NoYes
USB-AYes x3Yes x3
USB-CYesNo
VGAYesYes
Total1312