Dell Latitude 15 5540 review – tuned for comfort

The manufacturer describes that the Latitude 15 5540 is built for “maximum performance and scalability”. On paper, that’s possible thanks to the snappy 13th Gen Intel Raptor Lake CPUs, the decent cooling solution, the memory that can work in dual-channel mode (if two memory modules are installed), and the battery that supports ExpressCharge.

There is even one dGPU option and that’s the NVIDIA GeForce MX550. Just like the Latitude 14 5440, the 5540 sibling can be found with DDR4 or DDR5 RAM. The newer standard is reserved for the 28W P-series CPUs while the machines with 15W U chips rely on DDR4 memory. No TN displays here – yay! You can choose between three IPS 1080p models and one of them is a touchscreen variant.

This device impresses with its good upgradability and modern I/O. Many goodies are optional and that applies to the nano-SIM card slot, the Smart card reader, the IR Web camera, the fingerprint reader, and the keyboard backlight. Since that’s a business laptop, there is a dTPM 2.0 chip for enhanced data protection. If you want even better security, you can get a notebook with a vPro processor.

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


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

Dell Latitude 15 5540 - Specs

  • BOE KVVT5-NV15N4V (BOE0A86)
  • Color accuracy  5.7  3.9
  • up to 8000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2230 / 2280 PCIe NVMe 4.0 x4 + 1x 2230 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Linux, No OS
  • Battery
  • 54Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 357.80 x 233.30 x 20.80 x 22.80 mm (14.09" x 9.19" x 0.82")
  • Weight
  • 1.61 kg (3.5 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4, DisplayPort, Sleep and Charge
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card reader
  • microSD (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC)
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • FHD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Dual Array Microphones
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Stereo Speakers, Waves MaxxAudio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Wedge Lock

All Dell Latitude 15 5540 configurations



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

What’s in the box?

The box contains a bit of manuals and the laptop itself. The laptop can be found with a 60W, 65W, or 100W Type-C adapter (depending on the CPU and GPU options).

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