Dell Latitude 5421 Laptop Worth It?

Hey all,

Looking to buy the following and I think it is a good price. Thoughts on the laptop? Appears on sale for $1,173.63 with 15% additional cashback bringing it down to $997.59. Normally retails at $3,045.40.

Intel® 11th Generation Core™ i5-11500H vPro Capable (6 Core, 12M cache, base 2.9GHz, up to 4.6GHz)
16 GB DDR4 memory,1X16 GB,3200MHz,Non-ECC,SoDIMM
M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive
14" FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch, Anti-Glare, IPS, HD Camera, 250nits, WLAN
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 2x2 .11ax 160MHz + Bluetooth 5.2
90W Type-C Epeat Adapter
4 Cell 64WHR BYD Battery

Planning on adding in a bigger SSD and maybe upgrade the RAM to dual 16GB.

For general home usage, maybe a little light gaming is this worth it?


  • +1

    Intel 12th gen will be announced soon , which is why there's a bunch of laptop sales. If you need a laptop, sure its an ok price.
    Just note that the RRP of 3k is complete BS.

    Since you're buying this mostly for home use, and portability is less of a concern - have you considered the G15 line with the 3050 graphics card? It'll handle games better, and be future proof a little more. Though it looks like these start at $1.5k with only 8gb ram from Dell.

    • Thanks for the reply. Had a look at the G15 but I couldn't justify the extra $500~ extra. I figured the RRP was total crap but I guess I figured that the CPU and RAM was decent enough. Am I mistaken? Wasn't looking to run crazy games just things like Genshin Impact for example.

  • Normally retails at $3,045.40

    This is way over the mark. $997.59 is reasonable. not sure if its a good deal.

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