Dell Latitude 5540 (2023) 15.6″ Business Laptop
Specifications of the Dell Latitude 5540
Here are the specs of the Dell Latitude 5540 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Standard non-convertible laptop
This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
Business-class laptops usually have more advanced security and system manageability features and improved ruggedness than consumer laptops.
The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
|Screen Resolution||1920x1080 pixels Full HD
Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
|Touchscreen||Finger multi-touch input (optional)
The device optionally comes with touchscreen capability.
|Other Display Specs||IPS type
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
|About Laptop Display||Learn about laptop PC displays here.|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i3-1315U 13th Gen
The Core i3-1315U is a lower-mid-range laptop CPU, with performance that easily meets everyday home and office computing needs. If you plan to do heavier tasks like video editing, recommended are more robust processors like the Core i5 and i7 series chips, preferably from the high-performance H or P series.
Intel Core i5-1335U 13th Gen
The i5-1335U is a typical mid-range processor, very commonly used in various mainstream laptop models. The CPU is excellent for the usual day-to-day home and office duties. It also delivers a decent speed for heavier tasks like videography. But, if you mainly do heavy computing, a high-performance Core H or P series processor is a better choice than the U series.
Intel Core i5-1345U 13th Gen
The Core i5-1345U is a mid-range laptop processor. It's similar to the i5-1335U, but adds Intel's vPro Enterprise business-class system manageability and security features. The CPU is excellent for the usual day-to-day home and business tasks and decent for heavier tasks like videography. But, if you mainly do heavy computing, a high-performance Core H or P series processor is a better choice than the U series.
Intel Core i7-1355U 13th Gen
The i7-1355U is one of the fastest laptop processors from the mainstream Intel Core U series. But, it isn’t as fast as its high-performance Core H and P series i7 counterparts. On the positive side, the i7-1355U and other U series CPUs have lower power consumption than them, while delivering excellent performance for most tasks, including the heavier ones like multimedia creation.
Intel Core i7-1365U 13th Gen
The Core i7-1365U is one of the fastest laptop processors from the mainstream Intel Core U series. It delivers excellent performance for most tasks, including the heavier ones like multimedia creation. However, it isn’t as fast as the higher-performance (and more power hungry) Core H and P series i7. The i7-1365U is similar to the more widely used i7-1355U, but additionally features Intel vPro Enterprise system management and security technology.
Intel Core i5-1340P 13th Gen
The Core i5-1340P is an upper-mid-range processor for laptops. The CPU is more than capable of smooth everyday home and office computing, with extra performance for heavier duties like media creation. However, it isn’t as good as the Core i7 P-series and Core i5 H-series for the heavier tasks.
Intel Core i5-1350P 13th Gen
The Core i5-1350P is an upper-mid-range laptop CPU. It's similar to the i5-1340P, but additionally features the Intel vPro Enterprise business-class system manageability and security. The CPU offers perfectly smooth everyday home and office computing and extra performance for heavier duties like media creation. However, it isn’t as fast as the Core i7 P-series and the H-series.
Intel Core i7-1370P 13th Gen
The i7-1370P is very similar to the i7-1360P, but it additionally provides Intel vPro Enterprise remote manageability and security technology. These Core P series higher-end processors provide excellent performance for heavier duties besides routine daily tasks, but aren’t as fast as the Core i7 H-series.
|About Processors||The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
The multiple CPUs listed above mean you have multiple CPU options at the time of the laptop purchase.
Click on the CPU name to learn more about it.
|Graphics (GPU)||Intel UHD Graphics of 13th Gen Core i3 processors
The 13th Gen Core i3 processors come with built-in Intel UHD graphics. It is a very basic graphics processing unit, suitable only for the lightest PC games. The Intel UHD GPU is weaker than the popular Iris Xe, found in the 13 Gen Core i5 and i7 CPUs.
Intel Iris Xe graphics
The Iris Xe graphics of the 11th, 12th and 13th Gen Intel Core processors delivers an improved, yet still basic, 3D gaming performance over the widely used Intel UHD. But, it greatly lags behind the gaming-class GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX / RTX series found in gaming-class laptops. Overall, the Iris Xe is suitable only for light gaming.
Nvidia GeForce MX550 2GB video card
The Nvidia GeForce MX550 2GB is an entry-level dedicated video card. It's good for light-to-medium graphics intensive gaming. The MX550 can't provide graphics and gaming performance of the video cards like the GeForce RTX or GTX series you can find in gaming-class laptops. But, it's certainly better than the common Intel and AMD non-dedicated graphics processors built into the main processors.
|About Graphics Processors||Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
The list above with multiple GPUs means you have multiple GPU choices at the time of the purchase.
It depends on the selected main processor what integrated graphics processor you get.
Integrated graphics built into the main CPU is present on all laptops, including those with optional dedicated video cards.
Click on the GPU name to lean more about it.
|System Memory (RAM) Size||8GB RAM
The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
32GB is recommended for extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications. For most users, everything above 16GB is an overkill.
|About RAM||System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.
The multiple options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different RAM choices.
Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
|Data Storage||256GB SSD
256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.
512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.
1000GB (1TB) SSD
1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.
2000GB (2TB) SSD
2TB is a huge storage capacity and rarely used in laptops. The size is for those who store a lot of large files.
|About Data Storage||Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.
The multiple storage options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different storage choices.
Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
|Keyboard & Input||Keyboard with dedicated number pad
There's a separate numeric pad located on the right side of the keyboard.
Keyboard backlight (optional)
Keyboard backlight makes typing in dark environments easier. On this laptop model, keyboard backlight is an optional feature.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
Full HD 1080p resolution
This is a high laptop web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p. But, 1080p is low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphone front cameras.
Face-recognition camera (optional)
The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing. The feature is optional on this laptop.
|Wireless & Networking||Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless
The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.
Ethernet LAN port
The laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
4G LTE connectivity (optional)
This laptop optionally comes with support for 4G LTE mobile broadband connectivity.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
|USB Ports||2 x USB Type A
A pair of full-size USB ports.
2 x USB-C
A pair of compact Type-C USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||1 x HDMI
HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
Video out via USB-C
The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
|Media Card Reader||MicroSD card reader
The laptop has a slot for MicroSD memory cards. These are small SD cards commonly used in smartphones.
|Other Features||Thunderbolt 4
Thunderbolt 4 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface.
Fingerprint reader (optional)
This laptop optionally comes with a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins.
Intel vPro (optional)
Intel vPro technology is used for remote system management, improved security, and other business-centric tasks. On this laptop model, vPro is optional. On laptops with newer Intel Core processors, the full Intel vPro feature set is called vPro Enterprise, as opposed to basic vPro Essentials.
|Battery||54 WHr capacity
42 WHr capacity
|About Battery||The battery capacity of the typical mid-tier laptop ranges from 40 to 50 WHr. Capacities above 50 WHr are considered to be excellent.
The laptop comes with one of the two battery capacity options.
The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
|Windows Version||Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.
Windows 11 Pro
Windows 11 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows 11 Home.
A typical laptop warranty.
|Year of Release||2023|
|Country / Region||Worldwide
The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.
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