• CPU: Intel Core i9-9880H
  • GPU: NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB (1x 16384MB) - DDR4, 2666MHz
  • 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 #21
  • Intel Core i7-10875H 85.9%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS 0.5%
  • Intel Core i9-9880H
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4600H 9.5%
  • AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U 85.9%
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK 17.3%
GPU Performance #63
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) 1.9%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop, 50W) 2.5%
  • NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 0.3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5) 2.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q (4GB GDDR5) 3.3%
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
Color accuracy 3.8 -> 1.1
512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4
16GB (1x 16384MB) - DDR4, 2666MHz
Windows 10 Pro
56Wh, 3-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-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

Name SHP14BA (MWP1T-LQ156M1)
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 584 cd/m2
sRGB 94%
PWM frequency 1000 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920x1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1350:1
dE Color Checker 3.8 1.1
PWM Rating 4.0: (undesirable)
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GPU Performance: NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (4GB GDDR5)

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