Dell's new Latitude 5431 and 5531 pack a 12th Gen Intel CPU and optional Nvidia MX550 graphics
Dell launched a slew of new Latitudes today, and among them are the capable Latitude 5431 and 5531.
The Latitude 5431 is a 14-inch notebook designed for workforces on the go. It is powered by up to an Intel 12th Gen Core i7 P-series CPU rated at 28 Watts. Up to 64 GB of DDR5 RAM and up to a 2 TB PCIe NVMe Class 40 SSD are on board as well. The laptop can be configured with an optional Nvidia GeForce MX550 GPU with 2 GB of DDR6 VRAM. Display options range from a 1366 x 768 panel rated at 220 nits to a FHD (1920 x 1080) screen rated at 400 nits that covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut. The Latitude 5431 features two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, an external SIM card tray, eSIM, one uSD 4.0 card reader, an optional smart card reader, an option fingerprint sensor, a LAN port, and a combo headset audio jack. A 4-cell 64 Wh battery keeps everything charged up.
The Latitude 5531 is a 15.6-inch laptop that shares many characteristics with its smaller 14-inch brother. The 5531 sports a more powerful 12th Gen H-series Core i7 CPU (45 Watt), up to 64 GB of DDR5 RAM, up to two 2 TB NVMe Class 40 SSDs (4 TB total), up to a 4K (3840x2160) 400 nit display (100% sRGB), and an optional Nvidia GeForce MX550 GPU. Port selection mirrors that of the Latitude 5431. The 5531 comes with either a 4-cell 64 Wh or 6-cell 97 Wh battery.
Both the Latitude 5431 and Latitude 5531 will be available in April 2022. The Latitude 5431 will start at US$1,771, and the Latitude 5531 will start at $1,749.