• CPU: Intel Core i9-9880H
  • GPU: NVIDIA Quadro P2000 (Laptop, 4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), OLED
  • Storage: 2000GB SSD
  • RAM: 2x 32GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
  • Weight: 1.80 kg (4 lbs)


  • Sturdy premium design, combining aluminum with carbon fiber
  • Powerful hardware and a professional Quadro GPU inside
  • M.2 supports PCIe x4 drives
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Covers 94% of sRGB and our Gaming and Web design profile makes it appropriate for color-sensitive work (SHP14BA (MWP1T-LQ156M1))
  • Our Gaming and Web design profile helps it reach an Average dE of 0.7 (SHP14BA (MWP1T-LQ156M1))
  • Optional IR face recognition and fingerprint reader
  • Has an SD card slot and a Thunderbolt 3 port onboard


  • High price
  • Gets warm on the outside under heavy load
  • Uses aggressive PWM to adjust the brightness until 140 nits (our Health-Guard profile fixes that) (SHP14BA (MWP1T-LQ156M1))

Dell Precision 5540 - Specs

CPU Performance #15
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS 0.5%
  • Intel Core i9-9980HK 4.2%
  • Intel Core i9-9880H
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4600H 9.5%
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK 17.3%
  • Intel Core i7-10750H 15.9%
GPU Performance #48
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5) 2.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 2.3%
  • NVIDIA Quadro P2000 (Laptop, 4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5) 0.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5) 1.7%
15.6”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), OLED
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4
2x 32GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
Windows 10 Pro
97Wh, 6-cell
Body material
Aluminum, Carbon
353 x 235 x 11 mm (13.90" x 9.25" x 0.43")
1.80 kg (4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, Power Delivery (PD)
  • HDMI 2.0b
  • Card reader SD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD IR
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphones
  • Speakers 2 Speakers, MaxxAudio Pro
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


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DISPLAY: 15.6”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), OLED

Name 15.6”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), OLED
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 282.42 ppi
Panel Type OLED
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Becomes "Retina" from 12 inches (31 cm)


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CPU Performance: Intel Core i9-9880H

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA Quadro P2000 (Laptop, 4GB GDDR5)

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