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Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation

Performance for your vision

Dell's 15" mobile workstation features next-gen Intel® processors and professional graphics for an immersive work experience and enhanced performance.
Precision 15 5000 Series Non-Touch Mobile Workstation
  • Intel® Core™ Processor i5-9400H (4 Core, 8M Cache, 2.5GHz up to 4.3GHz Turbo, 45W, vPro)
    Intel® Core™ Processor i7-9750H (6 Core, 12M Cache, 2.6GHz up to 4.5GHz Turbo, 45W) 
    Intel® Core™ Processor i7-9850H (6 Core, 12M Cache, 2.6GHz up to 4.6GHz Turbo, 45W, vPro)  
    Intel® Core™ Processor i9-9880H (8 Core, 16MB Cache, 2.3GHz up to 4.8GHz Turbo, 45W, vPro)
    Intel® Core™ Processor i9-9980HK (8 Core, 16MB Cache, 2.4GHz up to 5.0GHz Turbo, 45W) 
    Intel® Xeon® E-2276M (6 Core Xeon®, 12M Cache, 2.8GHz up to 4.7GHz Turbo, 45W, vPro)
Operating System (Dell recommends Windows 10 Pro for business.)
  • Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 64 bit
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64-bit
    RedHat 7.5
    NeoKylin 6.0 64 bit
Video Card
  • Intel® UHD Graphics P630 On Xeon® 
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630 On Everything else
    NVIDIA Quadro® T1000 w/4GB GDDR5
    NVIDIA Quadro® T2000 w/4GB GDDR5
  • 15.6", FHD, 1920 x 1280, Anti-Glare, IPS, Non-touch 72% color gamut sRGB  
    15.6", UHD, 3840 x 2160, Anti-Glare, IGZO, Touch 100% color gamut RGB
  • 8 GB, 1x8 GB, DDR4, 2666 MHz, Non-ECC SDRAM 
    16 GB, 2x8 GB, DDR4, 2666 MHz, Non-ECC SDRAM 
    32 GB, 2x16 GB, DDR4, 2666 MHz, Non-ECC SDRAM 
    64 GB, 2x32 GB, DDR4, 2666 MHz, Non-ECC SDRAM
Hard Drive
  • 2.5 in, 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA HDD FIPS 
    2.5 in, 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA HDD 
    2.5 in, 1 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA HDD 
    2.5 in, 2 TB, 5400 RPM, SATA HDD 
    M.2 2280, 256 GB, PCIe, Class 40 SSD 
    M.2 2280, 512 GB, PCIe, Class 40 SSD 
    M.2 2280, 1 TB, PCIe, Class 40 SSD 
    M.2 2280, 2 TB, PCIe, Class 40 SSD 
    M.2 2280, 512 GB, PCIe, Class 40 SSD Opel SED 
    M.2 2280, 1 TB, PCIe, Class 40 SSD Opel SED 
    M.2 2280, 512 GB, PCIe, Class 50 SSD 
    M.2 2280, 1 TB, PCIe, Class 50 SSD
Security Software
  • Touch Fingerprint Reader with Control Vault 3.0 (Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification)
    Intel® vPro™ Technology (iAMT 12) (optional, requires Intel® WiFi® Link WLAN and a vPro™ compatible processor), Dell Client Command Suite available (dell.com/command), Factory Installed Dell Client Command | Update, Dell Command | Power Manager
    Intel® Platform Trust Technology
    Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0
    Chassis wedge-shaped security lock
    Support for Computrace and SmartCard Reader
    Fingerprint reader or FIPS Fingerprint reader
  • 3 Year(s) Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis
    3/4/5 Year(s) ProSupport with Next Business Day Onsite Service
    3/4/5 Year(s) ProSupport Plus with Next Business Day Onsite Service
  • Backlit, 10 Key keypad, dual point
  • 1 Thunderbolt™ 3 Type C™
    2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port with PowerShare
    1 HDMI 2.0
    1 Power Adapter Port
    1 Headset jack
    1 Fingerprint reader on power button (optional)
    1 Type C™ to Ethernet Dongle (optional)
  • 1 SD card reader
    1 Wedge Lock Slot
Dimensions & Weight
  • Height: 11.48/16.82mm (0.45/0.66") x Width: 357.23mm (14.06") x Depth: 235.47mm (9.27")
    Weight: 1.78Kg (3.93lbs)*
  • HD Camera  
    IR camera
Audio and Speakers
  • High Quality Speakers
    Universal Audio Jack
    Noise reducing array microphones
  • Aluminum Platinum Silver LCD Cover
    Aluminum Titan Gray LCD Cover
  • Qualcomm® QCA61x4A 802.11ac Dual Band (2x2) Wireless Adapter+ Bluetooth 4.2
    Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC 9560 (802.11ac) 2x2 (No Bluetooth)
    Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC 9560 (802.11ac) 2x2 + Bluetooth 5.0
    Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2x2 .11ax 160MHz + Bluetooth 5.0
    Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2x2 .11ax 160MHz (No Bluetooth)
Primary Battery
  • 3 Cells, 56 Whrs ExpressCharge Capable Battery
    6 Cells, 97 Whr ExpressCharge Capable Battery

Features & Design

Operating System
With Windows 10 or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS – for a smooth, versatile PC experience.
Create without limits
Create without limits
The Dell Precision mobile workstations excel under demanding standards. With the latest Intel® processors, NVIDIA® professional graphics, Dell Precision Optimizer and OLED display options, they focus power and speed behind your biggest ideas.
Built to power your ideas
Built to power your ideas
Work at top speeds: The latest Intel® Core™ or Xeon® processors combined with Dell Precision Optimizer, deliver the focused power you need to stay productive anywhere.

Next-level graphics: Boost performance of your demanding applications with next-generation professional graphics up to NVIDIA Quadro® T2000 with 4GB.

Reliable, fast memory: Accelerate workflow with up to 64GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory speeds.

Room to grow: Access, transfer and store large 3D, video and multimedia files quickly and easily with up to 4TB of storage, a feat rarely seen on mobile workstations with such a thin and light frame.

Work on the move: Stay up and running with an ExpressCharge-capable 97Whr battery that provides outstanding battery life.
Small yet mighty
Small yet mighty
Designed to impress: Performance has never looked better on Dell’s thinnest and lightest mobile workstation. The sleek, compact design fits a 15.6-inch display into a 14-inch frame and is now available in two colors.

Show off your work: An InfinityEdge display with up to an OLED PremierColor ensures brilliant, virtually borderless viewing.

Enhanced viewing: Upgrade to an optional UHD touch screen that features 100% Adobe RGB with either 500nits or an OLED display with 100% DCI-P3.

Quick office integration: Thunderbolt™ 3 Type-C with x4 PCIe and HDMI 2.0 ports enable 4K video connectivity at 60 frames per second.

Stays cool: A revolutionary cooling system with dual fans improves airflow and keeps your system cool under heavy workloads.

Seamless sign-on: The optional Windows Hello fingerprint reader ensures that you and only you can access your work. Simply place your finger on the sensor and just like that, you’re ready to take on the next task. Or upgrade to the Windows Hello IR Camera and sign on with one look.
Improve productivity with Dell Precision Optimizer
Intelligence that matches yours
Dell Optimizer for Precision is a built-in AI platform that learns how you work and continuously adapts to your style to create a smarter, more personalized and productive experience.

ExpressResponse: Launch your most used apps faster. We use built-in AI and Intel® Adaptix™ Technology to adjust performance levels where you need them most.

ExpressSign-in: Get to work faster than ever. Our workstation proximity sensor enabled by Intel® Context Sensing Technology detects your presence to instantly wake and log you in via the IR camera and Windows Hello, all without lifting a finger. It locks upon walking away, so your work stays safer.

ExpressCharge: AI improves battery performance by adapting to your typical power consumption and charge patterns. Always on the go? You’ll get an ExpressCharge Boost to gain 35% charge in about 20 minutes. Have more time? ExpressCharge will automatically get you up to 80% in an hour.* And if you can’t charge your system right away, it will subtly adjust settings to preserve resources, such as dimming your screen or turning off Bluetooth when not in use.

Intelligent Audio: Dell Optimizer’s Intelligent Audio will automatically tune your system by adjusting background noise, managing speech volume and refining overall sound experience so you can hear and be heard better wherever you work.
Your work can count on it
Your work can count on it
Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certification: Precision workstations are tested to ensure the high-performance applications you rely on every day run smoothly. Dell ISV certifications cover the most popular independent software applications.

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Manage and secure with ease
Ultimate convenience
Ultimate convenience
Manage all of your Windows 10 endpoints from one console with Dell Client Command Suite and VMware® Workspace ONE™ integration.
Seamless sign on
Seamless sign on
SafeID protects end user credentials with an optional fingerprint reader on the power button—delivering the fast, multi-factor authentication you’ve come to expect from Dell’s most secure PC portfolio.
Remotely manage
Remotely manage
Dell unique vPro extensions can remotely manage and run diagnostics on a fleet of devices, whether they are powered on or off.
We’ve got your business covered
ProDeploy Client Suite: We help you deploy PCs with greater speed, less effort and more control. You will direct every detail of your deployment with our TechDirect portal that features an unprecedented level of control, automation and simplicity.

ProSupport: Let us make hardware and software support easy. ProSupport offers 24x7 access to local language, advanced technology experts who contact you when critical issues arise.* We do all this so you can focus on the strategic work that drives your business forward.

ProSupport Plus: With our most complete support service for PCs, you get all the capabilities of ProSupport plus hard drive failure prevention,* repair for drops, spills and surges and hard drive retention in the case of replacement.* In today’s fast moving culture, there’s no time for downtime. Dell has your back. Upgrade to ProSupport Plus.
Ports & Slots
Ports & Slots
1. SD Card Reader | 2. USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port with PowerShare | 3. Battery-status Button | 4. Wedge Lock Slot | 5. Power Adapter Port | 6. USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port with PowerShare | 7. HDMI 2.0 | 8. Thunderbolt™ 3 Type C™ | 9. Headset Jack
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions & Weight
1. Height: 11.48mm - 16.82mm (0.45" - 0.66") | 2. Width: 357.23mm (14.06") | 3. Depth: 235.47mm (9.27") | Starting weight: 1.78kg (3.93 lb)*

Accessories & Services

Essential work accessories for your Precision 5540
Maximize the performance of your Precision 5540 with the ultimate work accessories designed to increase productivity at your desk.
Dell Thunderbolt™ Dock | WD19TB
Dell Thunderbolt™ Dock | WD19TB
Work at full speed with Dell’s powerful Thunderbolt™ Dock. Charge your system faster, support up to three 4K displays and connect to your peripherals via a single cable.
Dell UltraSharp 27 Monitor | U2718Q
Dell UltraSharp 27 Monitor | U2718Q
Dell’s first 27" 4K monitor with InfinityEdge that supports HDR content playback. See stunning colors and details on a virtually borderless display.
Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse | KM717
Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse | KM717
Enhance productivity with an elegant mouse and keyboard designed to fit into virtually any workspace.
Essential mobile accessories for your Precision 5540
Enhance the mobility of your Precision 5540 with accessories designed to keep you powered up, protected and connected on the go.
Dell USB-C Mobile Adapter | DA300
Dell USB-C Mobile Adapter | DA300
Connect your Precision to almost any device with a convenient 6-in-1 compact adapter and collaborate from any location.
Dell Timbuk2 Authority Backpack | 15"
Dell Timbuk2 Authority Backpack | 15"
Designed specifically for Dell, the Timbuk2-Authority backpack is able to carry and protect everything you need for the workday. The internal organizer provides ample space for laptop accessories and any extra items you need to carry.
Dell Portable Thunderbolt™ 3 SSD, 1TB
Dell Portable Thunderbolt™ 3 SSD, 1TB
One of Dell’s fastest portable SSD storage devices, it lets you backup or transfer all your large files at lightning fast speeds of 2800 MB/s.
Specialized tools for your Precision 5540
Keep your productivity high with professional tools designed to enhance every interaction with your Precision 5540.
Dell Canvas
Dell Canvas
Bring your ideas to life with the groundbreaking workspace tool that uses an intuitive touch screen, pen and totem to enable natural digital creation.
3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro Wireless
3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro Wireless
The patented 6-Degrees-of-Freedom (6DoF) sensor is specifically designed to manipulate digital content or camera positions in the industry-leading CAD applications. Simply push, pull, twist or tilt the controller cap to pan, zoom and rotate your 3D drawing.
X-Rite Colorimeter i1Display Pro
X-Rite Colorimeter i1Display Pro
The i1Display Pro ensures a perfectly calibrated and profiled display while delivering the speed, options and flexibility needed to maintain color accuracy.

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