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Dell Latitude 5480

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Dell Latitude 5480. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and keyboard are overall positive. The battery and performance also get good comments. Comments are divided on the price, and the image quality and screen get negative views.

durability, performance, battery, keyboard, portability

screen, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Latitude 5480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

Dell Latitude 14 5000 (5480)


Dell's highly configurable Latitude 5480 is a strong rival to its 14-inch business laptop competition, though our near-$2,000 test unit was too much machine for mere spreadsheets and reports.

Colossal quad-core horsepower. Good battery life. Faultless security and manageability.

Gets pricey with options. Slightly dim display. Thunderbolt 3 not standard.

We may be overemphasizing the Latitude 5480's sticker shock: A nice dual-core model with, say, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD will satisfy most needs for under $1,500, and even companies that crave our unit's mighty power will amortize its cost over...

May, 2017

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Dell Latitude 5480 Review


The 14-inch business laptop remains a staple of many offices around the globe. Read our full review of the Dell Latitude 5480 to see if this notebook offers the right mix of performance, durability, security and affordability for your workplace.

Reasonably portable ; Very good typing experience ; Battery life acceptable, but could be better ; Lots of ports ; Reasonably portable ; Very good typing experience ; Battery life acceptable, but could be better ; Lots of ports

Base-model screen too low resolution ; Hinge a bit stiff for one-handed opening ; IR camera not available with best screen ; Base-model screen too low resolution ; Hinge a bit stiff for one-handed opening ; IR camera not available with best screen

The base model for the Dell Latitude 5480 is $769, but this is pre-configured in such a bare bones way that most people will at least go for the $879 Core i5 version which can be upgraded with a better screen and other improvements. Adding all the...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (

Dell Latitude 5480


Built for mainstream business users, Dell's 14-inch Latitude 5480 packs strong performance, and long battery life into a durable package. Starting at $769 ($1,562 as tested), Dell's laptop has the manageability and security options corporate IT...

Speedy performance; Long battery life; Strong Audio; Durable chassis

Dull, dim display; Slow SSD

The Dell Latitude 5480 offers speedy performance and over 11 hours of battery life, but a dim screen holds it back.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Travis Pope (

Dell Latitude 14 5480 Review: Solidly for Business


The Dell Latitude 14 5480 is a solid machine, with great internals. For the small business or average user not worried about looks, it’s a wise investment for sure.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (

Dell Latitude 14 5000 (5480) Review and Ratings


By moving to Intel's latest CPUs, the Latitude 5480 makes a strong case against formidable competing machines from Lenovo.

Blazing "Kaby Lake" CPU performance ; Rugged chassis ; Abundant security options

Pricey, in our test configuration ; Screen bezel thick at top and bottom ; Battery not user-replaceable

The Dell Latitude 5480 excels in many areas for business use. It’s rugged enough to stand up to daily business travel. It offers a shopping basket's worth of optional security features to match the level of security your organization desires. And Dell...

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio chip:Realtek ALC3246
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2


Battery Capacity:51 / 68
Battery capacity (Watt hours):51 / 68
Battery voltage:11.4 / 7.6
Number of battery cells:3 / 4


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Front camera signal format:720p


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 220 / 300
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00634 x 0.00634 / 0.00890 x 0.00890
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34 / 3.4
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65 / 90


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32 / 64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 420000
Operating altitude:0 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Dell E-Value Code:S005L548014DEATMBB / S022L548014DEATMBB / S032L548014DEAT / S052L548014DEAT

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34 / 3.4
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65 / 90


Bus type:DMI3 / Opi
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i3-7100U / i5-7200U / i5-7300HQ / i5-7300U / i5-7440HQ / i7-7600U / i7-7820HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.5 / 3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-7xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.40 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i3-7100U / i5-7200U / i5-7300HQ / i5-7300U / i5-7440HQ / i7-7600U / i7-7820HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 45

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:95442 / 95443 / 97456 / 97459 / 97466 / 97472 / 97496
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZW / SR33Z / SR340
Processor package size:42 x 24 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Noble
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:Y


Bundled software:- Microsoft Office Home & Business 2016 / - Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 / - Microsoft Office Professional 2016
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Language:Multilingual
Trial software:Microsoft Office


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.01 / 9.87
Height:0.884 / 0.915
Weight:3.53 / 4.19
Width:13.1 / 14.8