Dell Latitude 5490 14″ Business Laptop

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The Dell Latitude 5490 is a 14-inch business laptop PC, smaller sibling of the more popular 15.6″ 5590. Besides smaller screen size, dimensions, and weight on the 3.5-pound 5490, and a lack of a dedicated numeric pad on its keyboard, the two durable military-spec-tested notebooks are very similar.

They include entry-level HD or crispier Full HD display resolution, with IPS wide viewing angles and touch-screen option on the latter. For computing, the Latitude 5490 provides mid-range 7th Gen Intel Core i3 dual-core or newer powerful quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors (i5-8250U, i5-8530U, or i7-8650U). The laptop ships with up to 16GB of system memory. Furthermore, the notebook comes with either a 500GB hard drive or up to 512GB of faster solid state drive data storage. Important business-related perks include optional fingerprint and SmartCard readers for enhanced security. The laptop also has optional Windows Hello face recognition technology and optional 4G LTE mobile broadband Internet connectivity.

Battery options include 42 WHr, 51 WHr, and 68 WHr units.

Specifications of the Dell Latitude 5490

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Brand Dell
Laptop type Standard non-convertible laptop

Business laptop
Screen size 14-inch
Screen resolution 1366x768 pixels HD (entry-level sharpness)

1920x1080 pixels Full HD (very good sharpness)
Touchscreen Yes (optional)
Other display specs IPS (wide) or TN (limited) viewing angles - depending on configuration
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-7130U 7th Gen (low-mid-range processor for home and office use, older model)

Intel Core i5-8250U 8th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)

Intel Core i5-8350U 8th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)

Intel Core i7-8650U 8th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)
Graphics (GPU) Intel HD 620 integrated graphics of 7th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 (for light gaming)

Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics of 8th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 (for light gaming)
System memory (RAM) size 4GB (for light multi-tasking)

8GB (for comfortable multi-tasking)

16GB (for heavy multi-tasking)
Data storage 128GB SSD (small but usable capacity)

256GB SSD (decent capacity)

500GB HDD (very good capacity, but slow type of storage)

512GB SSD (very good capacity)
DVD optical drive None
Keyboard, input Non-backlit keyboard without number pad

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface

Pointing stick

Touchscreen (optional)
Speakers and audio Stereo speakers

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Camera Front-facing web camera
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet network port Yes
USB ports 3 x USB 3.1
Video ports 1 x HDMI + 1 x VGA
Media card reader SD card reader
Other features 4G LTE mobile broadband connectivity (optional)

Fingerprint reader (optional)

Intel vPro system management technology (optional)

SmartCard reader (optional)

Windows Hello face recognition sign-in (optional)
Battery 51 WHr capacity

42 WHr

68 WHr capacity
Weight 3.5 pounds
Height 0.8"
Width 13.1"
Depth 9"
Windows version Windows 10 Home (standard Windows version)

Windows 10 Pro (Windows with added business-oriented features)
Warranty 1-year

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Published on May 2, 2018

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  1. Question

    Ahmed Elghandor

    Can i add ssd hard to my latitude 5490 laptop i5 8th generation and use it without removing the existing hdd. I want to use ssd for os and the hdd for other data.

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