Dell Latitude 5410 vs 5400: Is There Any Useful Upgradeability?

dell latitude 5410 vs latitude 5400

This is the comparison of Dell Latitude 5410 and latitude 5400 business laptops. Both the laptops are compact 14-inch business laptops with great features. Here, we will see the differences and improvements that Dell made in the newer version.

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Dell Latitude 14 5410Dell Latitude 14 5400
High upgradeability.
Wide range of connectivity options.
Excellent keyboard.
Monstrous battery life on 68 Whr battery.
Good build quality and carbon fiber finish.
Rather high weight.
Dim display.


Type14.0″ FHD 220 Nit Anti-Glare Non-Touch, RGB cam and Mic, WLAN Capable,
14.0″ HD 220 Nit Anti-Glare Non-Touch, RGB cam and Mic, WLAN WWAN Capable,
14.0″ FHD 220 Nit Anti-Glare Touch, IR cam and Mic, WLAN WWAN Capable
14 in. HD, antiglare (16:9), WLED, non-touch, 220 nits,
14 in. FHD Wide viewing angle, antiglare (16:9) WLED, non-touch, 220 nits,
14 in. FHD Wide viewing angle, Embedded touch display with antiglare, 220 nits (optional)
Resolution1366 x 768, 1920 x 10801366 x 768, 1920 x 1080
LCD Backlight TechnologyLED-BacklitLED-Backlit
CPU10th Generation Intel Core i5-10310U, Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel Core i7-10810U8th Gen Intel Core i7-8665U processor,
Intel Core i5-8365U processor,
Intel Core i5-8265U processor,
Intel Core i3-8145U processor
Clock Speed (Turbo boost)4.2 GHz, 4.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz3.9 GHz, 4.1 GHz, 4.8 GHz
Cache6M, 8M, 12M smartcache4MB, 6MB, 8MB cache
Speed2400 MHz
TechnologyDDR4 Non-ECCDDR4
Size4GB to 16GB4GB to 32GB
Storage500GB HDD, 256 GB, 1 TBUpto 1 TB
Spindle Speed2.5″ 7200RPM 7mm Hard Drive, M.2 PCIe NVMe Class 35 2230 Solid State Drive, M.2 PCIe NVMe Class 40 2280 Solid State DriveM.2 PCIe / SATA SSD, 2.5 inch SATA HDD
Graphic ProcessorIntel UHD Graphics 620Intel UHD Graphics 620
Sound2 W Dual stereo speakersRealtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Camera1280 x 720 at 30 fps, Integrated Widescreen HD Webcam with Dual Digital MicrophoneStill image: HD resolution (1280 x 720),
Video: HD resolution (1280 x 720) at 30 fps
TypeWindows 10 Pro, Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home, Windows 10 Professional
Ports1 Flip-Down RJ-45 port 10/100/1000 Mbps,
2 USB 3.1 Type-A ports,
1 USB 3.1 Type-A port with PowerShare,
1 USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port with DisplayPort AltMode/Thunderbolt 3,
1 Universal Audio Jack,
1 HDMI 1.4b port,
1 Smart Card Reader (optional),
1 DC-in 7.4mm Barrel, 1 Micro SD-card slot,
1 uSIM card slot,
1 Wedge-shaped lock slot
Three USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A) ports,
One USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 port with DisplayPort/Thunderbolt 3(optional),
One micro SIM card slot,
Noble wedge lock slot, One headset (headphone and microphone combo) port,
One HDMI 1.4b port (supports up to 4k at 30 Hz),
RJ-45, 10/100/1000, with LED indicator
Memory cardMicro SD-card slotMicroSD card reader
Wireless ProtocolQualcomm QCA61x4A 802.11ac Dual Band (2×2) Wireless Adapter + Bluetooth 5.0,
Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2×2 802.11ax 160MHz + Bluetooth 5.1
Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 9560 (802.11ac) 2×2 + Bluetooth 5.0, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2×2 .11ax 160 MHz + Bluetooth 5.0 (Optional)
Wired ProtocolEthernet
Capacity51 WHr or 68 WHr42 WHr, 51 WHr, 68 WHr
Cells3-Cell or 4-Cell3-Cell or 4-Cell
Width12.71 in12.7 in
Depth8.5 in8.5 in
Height0.8-0.83 in0.77-0.82 in
Weight3.26 lbs3.26 lbs
KeyboardSingle Pointing Non-Backlit US English Keyboard, Dual Pointing US English Backlit KeyboardOptional (backlit and Non-backlit)


Dell Latitude 5410

This a 14-inch premium business laptop. Now, this is one of those laptops that you see very commonly around a lot of businesses.

Dell Latitude 5400

You actually find this 5000 series common and mean to large-sized businesses and you’ll find them quite a large number of them as well too. So, this is a bit of an important computer for a lot of organization.

Dell Latitude 5410


Dell Latitude 5410

As for the build quality of this computer, this one actually has the new silver finish which they’ve actually introduced for the latitude 5411 and 5410 and it’s all polycarbonate. They last very durable computers, so they’re very simple boring looking ones, but they’re very durable. So, you can’t really fault them at all. The weight of the Dell Latitude 5411 with just a silver finish, you’re looking at 1.5 kilos, and if we add the power adapter on top of that, it will be 1.9 kilos.

As for the keyboard and trackpad, it’s still the same as the latitude 5401 or the 5400, it hasn’t really changed. It still has this nice tactile feel to it. It’s built roughly as I’ve never actually had a keyboard problem on these ones. There is plenty of keyboard travel, nice little tactile feel to it. As for the actual trackpad, it’s got nice size and it’s actually quite comfortable when you’re typing for the palm rest as well. So, you don’t really have that much of a pain. You’ve got the two physical buttons on the bottom in case you don’t really want to do the touch there.

Dell Latitude 5400

Looking at the weight of the computer, this is just a plastic version and we’re looking at 1.5 kilos. The design of t1he laptop doesn’t change much. In the carbon finish, you feel plastic material full of the laptop and there is also another aluminium finish in this model.

The keyboard in this is your typical Dell keyboard version and actually quite a nice bit of spacing there and plus the keyboard travel is actually quite nice. It’s got a bit of a nice smooth feel to it. The trackpad is actually quite nice and smooth. The trackpad is a good decent size and if you’re gonna even go a bit of a moist or wet finger, it can still go through the trackpad. Also, it does have two buttons for your left and right click for your mouse.


Dell Latitude 5410

For display, there are two options. The first option is the HD option and which is rated to 220 nits of brightness and then there is the Full HD option as well. Now, with Full HD options, there are three options there. There is the touch version and there’s a non-touch version which actually is rated to 220 nits of brightness as well and the new one which they brought in which is called the “super low power” one and that’s rated to 300 nits and suppose that can actually last a lot longer in battery life.

Dell Latitude 5400

As for the screen, there are actually three options. There is an HD option and there is a full HD option and there’s also a full HD option with a touch which is what this review is. All those displays will have a rating of 220 nits of brightness. When I tested, the maximum brightness on the full HD screen is 240 nits of brightness. This is the touch screen version. When we tested the color gamut of the screen, this version has 55% sRGB and 38% Adobe RGB coverage.

Dell Latitude 5400


Dell Latitude 5410

Processor wise, it is using the 10th generation Intel Core, so you can even get an i5 that runs four cores, or an i7 that runs six cores. Now, as for RAM wise, this is a major change for the 5410 compared to the 5401. It has now moved from a maximum capacity of 64 GB of RAM which is great before it was only 32GB. So, this is one of the major changes of it. Storage-wise, you can get up to one terabyte of SSD which runs an M.2 format, you can also house in a 2.5-inch hard drive but you do need to get a smaller battery for that. Graphics-wise, it’s got the integrated intel graphics but you can opt-in for an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 chip, so that’s kind of nice that you can actually get discrete graphics if you want.

The difference between the 5410 and 5411 is purely just the processor. The 5410 uses more of a mobile processor and the 5411 uses a more unlock processor which actually uses more power. That’s the only difference between those two, they share the same chassis, same keyboard, same ports, and everything’s the exact same. It’s just the processor is different between those two, so you might see a little bit better battery life, also you might see a little bit less performance from the 5410.

On the right-hand side, we’ve got the micro SD card reader underneath that is the using for SIM cards and then we’ve got audio combo jack and then two USB 3.1 gen1 ports, the one on the right is a power share port and then we’ve got the HDMI port which is 2.0 and then we’ve got the RJ45 port which is great to see and that’s on the lever system and then we’ve got the wedge lock slot. On the left-hand side of the computer, we’ve got the AC barrels and then we got a thunderbolt port and this is a four-lane bandwidth wire as well you can charge the laptop using this thunderbolt port as well, and then we have another USB 3.1 gen1 port.

You’ve got the fingerprint reader opt-in, it is actually part of the power button as well which is absolutely great. There is a 720p webcam built into the display, there is an IR version as well. With a webcam, there is a privacy shutter built into it and it’s a nice little flick of a switch and you will actually see a shutter that goes over it and it actually is a red and shutter. So, even if it accidentally turned on there’s something physically blocking it which is great.

There are two speakers located on the bottom of the laptop. When I tested the loudness of the speakers, it managed to peak at 89.8 decibels so that’s pretty loud. So, you won’t have a problem when you’re doing presentations. As for sound quality, it’s neither amazing nor awful. So, it pretty much sits on average. They have tried to improve a little bit but it’s still on average.

When you open the back panel, first off you see the 68-watt battery that’s a four-cell one. I do advise people that if you’re going to do upgrades or working on the internal, always disconnect the battery. Underneath the battery, on the left-hand side, we have the SSD hard drive which is the M.2 format. It is a header for a starter hard drive, now you can fit a 2.5-inch side hard drive but the condition is you need to get a three-cell battery of it which is a 51 watt-hour battery. There are two slots for the RAM which you can upgrade.

Dell Latitude 5400

Processor wise, it does run Intel eighth-generation processor. So, you can actually get anywhere between the i3 which is two cores, you can get i5 which is four cores and you get the i7 with eight cores as well. Now, this computer is configured all the way up to 32 GB of RAM that runs off two DIMM slots here. For the hard drive, it does run M.2 slot. So, you can have up to one terabyte of SSD and as for the 2.5 inch SATA hardware, it does have space for that but you do need to look into the batteries or more than when we look in the internals of the computer. As for the graphics, it does have the Intel integrated 620 graphics which is just the basic graphic step but you can opt-in for discreet graphics which is the AMD Radeon 540X.

In terms of the ports, on the right-hand side, we’ve got the micro SD card reader, we have the optional uSIM, headphone jack, then 2 USB 3.1 that’s gen1 and there is one of them which is power share, and then we have HDMI port, and we have the RJ45 Ethernet and it works off lever, and then we have a noble lock at the very end which is fantastic to tie your computer down. On the left-hand side, we’ve got that AC barrel for power, then we’ve got a USB-C which one can be a display port or it could option for Thunderbolt 3 port as well. There is also a USB 3.1 gen1, then we’ve got the exhaust vent here, and over there will be the optional smart card if you do have opted in.

It does come with a 720p webcam and it does have a privacy shadow which is fantastic. All that is just a little switch above as a matter of just flicking and you actually see it go red on the left side which means it’s actually being disabled which is fantastic. There are two speakers located on the bottom of the laptop. When I did a sound test for loudness, it managed to peak at a maximum of 85 decibels and I find actual sound quality was pretty average, it doesn’t have a really crazy bass and it does do a bit of distortion at the top end as well but that’s what you kind of look at for a two-speaker system on a business laptop.

When we open the back lid, we’ve got the four-cell 68-watt hour battery. There is a three-cell battery version of this and that was required if you want to put a 2.5-inch hard drive in it. We’ve got the M.2 SSD drive and above that, we have the Wi-Fi card and does Bluetooth as well. Then, we’ve got the CMOS battery. We’ve got two slots for RAM and then above that, we’ve got the heatsink for the CPU, and then we’ve got the system fan.

Dell Latitude 5410


Dell Latitude 5410

When I tested out the temperatures and noise of this computer, I found out where the hottest areas are of this computer. When the laptop is doing not very much all the way up to about 50% workload, you’re looking at most of the hottest area is actually near the center of the keyboard which is not surprising because that’s where the processor sits under. As you do more work and the computer is getting more stressed out, then the hottest area becomes near where the exhaust vents are.

The ambient temperature when I did the measurements was 19 degrees celsius. So, when the computer was on idle, it measured at 21 degrees celsius, and when I had the computer at 15% percent load so that’s probably where you do average use like productivity work, surfing the web, streaming. The noise of the fan was reading around about 32 decibels and when I put the computer on 50% load, you’re looking at the center of the keyboard around about 33 degrees celsius and for noise level, you’re looking at 34 decibels. If you want to have the computer at 100 percent load, so it’s just stressing it out, you’re looking at the center of the keyboard of 40 degrees celsius and at 38 decibels for the noise, and where the vent is, it then becomes 45 degrees celsius.

Dell Latitude 5400

I stress tested the computer data and having the CPU run 100 percent and run that around 50 minutes, it’s pretty much stabilized. The CPU we have here is an i7 8665U and its face clock is at 1.9 gigahertz and it’s can go Turbo-boost and all the way up to 4.8 gigahertz. When the speed of the CPU is between 2.4 to 2.6 and temperature for it is pretty much stable at between 69 to 70 degrees Celsius. The sound of the fans is around 39 decibels. the back of the laptop actually got so hot, so don’t this laptop on the lap. Then, we’ve got the computer doing average use, so the CPU is running away between 15 to 30 percent and I measured a reading of 31 degrees Celsius on the keyboard and as for the fan noise is around 30 decibels.


Dell Latitude 5410

With the 5410, you get more than likely get a 65-watt power adapter. Now, if you are opt-in for the discrete graphics, then they’ll probably upgrade you to the 90-watt power adapter to actually charge that 5410 with the discrete graphics. Now, they do support the express charges. So, you can actually charge the battery from 0 to 80 percent in one hour’s time. They also have some new optimizer which you can actually change the power, it actually charges up and when it charges up at different times, so you can actually schedule that as well that’s in the Dell optimizer which is a new feature they’ve added.

As for the battery life of the 5410, I did test it out in the four modes. For the performance mode, I put the computer on stress and the processor on 100% load and it managed to pull around one hour. As for the better performance mode, it managed to get an hour and 30 minutes. For the better battery mode, I dropped the load to 50%, and it managed to get 6 hours, and for the battery saving mode, I did drop the brightness of the screen from 50% to 25% and expected 15 hours.

Dell Latitude 5400

As for the battery, it houses a three or four-cell battery. It does have an express charge as well. This one has a four-cell battery and I did run a test on the battery life. I ran in three different modes. So underperformance mode had the screen brightness a 100 percent and the computer pretty much stressed out a 100 percent, and I usually averaged around two hours on the battery. To the better battery mode had the screen brightness at 50 percent and I was averaging around about 7.5 hours on streaming and just doing photo editing work. As for the battery saving mode, I kept the display at 50% for the display and I was averaging around about 15 hours, so that’s pretty decent for this computer.

What the Express charge means is it will actually charge up the battery from 0 to 80 percent in one hour’s time and then to actually do from 0 to 100%, you’re looking at around about just under two hours. The computer does come with a 65-watt power adapter. The review unit does not have the discrete graphics option, that’s why it’s got a 65-watt adapter. If you do have the discrete graphics option, you will be more than likely to have the 90 watt-hour power adapter.

Dell Latitude 5400


In my opinion, I think there is not much upgradeability in the Latitude 5410 other than the 10th gen processor. If you want all the latest things on the laptop with some changes and improvements in it, then Latitude 5410 will be better to buy. Otherwise, if you’re okay with the 8th gen processor which also performs really well, then you can also choose the Latitude 5400 which may be less in price comparatively. Overall, the price difference is also not that much.

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