Inside Dell Latitude 14 5420 – disassembly and upgrade options
Thankfully, the Latitude 14 5420 offers up to 64GB of dual-channel via two SODIMM slots.
Dell Latitude 5420
- Intel Core i5-1145G7
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate and battery
To get this notebook open, you need to undo all 8 Phillips-head screws. Then, carefully pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, and remove it from the chassis.
Dell did a good job in the battery department by supplying a 63Wh unit inside.
3. Мemory and storage
Thankfully, you can take advantage of up to 64GB of DDR4 memory in total thanks to the two SODIMM slots. Also, there is a single M.2 PCIe x4 slot for storage.
4. Cooling system
When it comes to thermal management, you get two rather thin heat pipes cooling the CPU. Respectively, the heat is dissipated with the help of a heat sink and an average size fan.
Dell Latitude 14 5420 in-depth review
Secure, stable, and reliable. This is the prerequisite for every single business notebook out there. Regardless of its price tag. After all, its main purpose is to do the job and protect your data. Looks are purely subjective, and you don't really need the most powerful hardware out there. However, this doesn't stop the Latitude 14 5420 to provide some computational performance to its users. Interestingly, the laptop is offered with both Comet Lake-U and Tiger Lake processors. Why? We don't know. What we do know is that the 10nm architecture of Intel introduced a huge boost in performance.[...]
- Well-populated I/O
- Up to 64 GB of RAM in dual-channel
- Fingerprint reader embedded in the power button + optional IR face recognition
- Wi-Fi 6, PCIe x4, Thunderbolt 4
- No PWM (AUO 5NG4M-B156HAN)
- Comfortable keyboard with a backlight
- Two days worth of battery
- 53% sRGB coverage (AUO 5NG4M-B156HAN)
- Gets warm during extreme loads