Dell Latitude 15 3540 Review – Not for Designers but Here’s How to Make It an Office MVP

Nowadays, a lot of the standard devices for home or office usage are based on Intel 12th or 13th Gen hybrid CPUs with efficient and performance cores. These chips aren’t power-hungry and their performance is enough for normal work. The Dell Latitude 15 3540 is a device for unpretentious daily or business tasks. The manufacturer offers this machine with a large variety of processor options including Alder Lake and Raptor Lake 15W U-series chips. There is even a Celeron 7305 in the mix which may be a bit underpowered for some users since it has just one P core and four E cores.

If the iGPU inside the CPU isn’t enough for your needs, you can get the optional NVIDIA GeForce MX550. With it, you can play some Dota 2 or other light games after work or during the lunch break. The presence of a 768p TN display is a bit strange. Our advice is to avoid this panel and get the 1080p IPS model or the touchscreen variant with the same resolution (if money isn’t a problem).

The rest of the specs seem more or less usual for such a notebook – two 2W speakers, an optional fingerprint reader, an IR Web camera (option) as well as Wi-Fi 6 / E + Bluetooth 5.3, and eSIM functionality (which again will cost you an extra amount of money). The upgradability options are decent and the same can be said for the I/O.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System:


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

Dell Latitude 15 3540 - Specs

  • AUO MCX7D-B156HAN (AUO4599)
  • Color accuracy  5.8  3.8
  • up to 4000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 / 2230 PCIe NVMe 4.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
  • Battery
  • 54Wh, 3-cell, 42Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 359 x 239.69 x 18.13 - 20.40 mm (14.13" x 9.44" x 0.71")
  • Weight
  • 1.81 kg (4 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 1.4
  • Card reader
  • microSD (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC)
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.3
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD / FHD IR
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Digital Array Microphones
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2.5W Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Wedge Lock

All Dell Latitude 15 3540 configurations



All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here:

What’s in the box?

Inside the package, we found some manuals and the laptop itself. Depending on the CPU model, you get a 60W, 65W Type-C, or 65W barrel plug adapter.

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