Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Business vs Dell Latitude 5430: Which one to buy?

The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Business is here to go up against other business notebooks in the market in 2022. We’ve already compared this particular notebook to a bunch of other business laptops, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10. In this article, we’re going to compare Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Business vs Dell Latitude 5430 to find out which one is better to buy in 2022.

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Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Business vs Dell Latitude 5430: Specifications

Before jumping into the comparison, let’s take a look at the specifications to see what each of these notebooks brings to the table:

Specification samsung galaxy book 2 business Dell Latitude 5430
CPU
  • Intel vPro with Intel Core i7 P-Series processors up to 12th generation
  • Non vPro 12th Generation Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 models in select regions
  • Up to 11th Generation Intel Core i5 (U15) with vPro
  • Up to 12th Generation Intel Core i7 (U15) with vPro
graphics
  • Intel UHD Graphics
  • Intel Iris XE Graphics
  • Nvidia GeForce MX570
  • Intel UHD Graphics (Core i3)
  • Intel Iris XE Graphics (Core i5/i7)
to hit
  • 8GB, up to 64GB DDR4 (2 slots)
  • Up to 64GB DDR4 3200MHz (Slotted)
Storage
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  • 14-inch, Full HD, Anti-Glare
  • 14-inch 16:9 HD (1366 x 768), anti-glare, 220 nits, 45% NTSC
  • 14-inch 16:9 FHD (1920 x 1080), Anti-Glare, 250 Nits, 45% NTSC
  • 14-inch 16:9 FHD (1920 x 1080), Anti-Glare, 300 Nits, 100% NTSC, Touch
  • 14-inch 16:9 FHD (1920 x 1080), anti-reflective, anti-smudge, 400 nits, 100% sRGB, super low power
  • 14-inch 16:9 FHD (1920 x 1080), Anti-Glare, 300 Nits, 100% sRGB, SafeScreen (Privacy Screen), Touch
battery
  • 3-Cell 41Whr Battery
  • 4-Cell 58Whr Battery
    • USB Type-C power adapter up to 90W
ports
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
  • 1 x USB Type-C
  • 2 x USB Type-A
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • rj45 ethernet
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • SIM card slot (in select regions)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4 (USB Type-C)
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • rj45 ethernet
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • microSD card reader
  • Nano SIM Slot (Optional)
Audio
  • Stereo Speakers, Dolby ATMOS
  • Dual high quality speakers, Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • dual noise-canceling microphones
webcam
  • 720p HD Webcam with Shutter
  • 1080p Full HD+ IR Camera with Shutter, Dell Express Sign-in
  • 1080p Full HD+ IR Camera Shutter with Dell Express Sign-in, Intelligent Privacy, Ambient Light Sensor
Security
  • IR camera
  • fingerprint power key
  • IR webcam (optional)
  • Fingerprint sensor in the power button (optional)
connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 6e
  • bluetooth 5.2
  • LTE (in select areas)
  • Wi-Fi 6e
  • bluetooth 5.2
    • Optional: 4G LTE Cat9 (Intel XMM 7360)
Size (wxdxh)
  • 326.4 x 213.8 x 19.92 mm (12.85 x 8.41 x 0.78 in)
  • 321.35 x 212 x 19.3 mm (12.65 x 8.35 x 0.76 in)
weight
  • Starts at 1.51 kg (3.32 lb)
  • Starting at 1.36 kg (3.01 lb)
cost

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Coming to the performance section, both the laptops can be configured with Intel’s new 12th generation Elder Lake mobile chips with vPro support. While you can buy the Galaxy Book 2 business notebook only with the new 12th generation processor, the Latitude 5430 is also available with Intel’s last-gen i.e. 11th generation processor with vPro. It’s not something we recommend getting new chips, but it’s meant as an option for those of you who don’t settle for an older chip to save money on the purchase.

While the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 is using Intel’s new Elder Lake P-series mobile chips for business, Dell has confirmed that you only get U-series processors with the Latitude 5430. The all-new 12th generation processor, however, is said to be much more powerful than what we’ve seen from Intel in the past. They use a new hybrid architecture with a mix of performance (P) and efficient (E) cores. It is worth noting that the Dell Latitude 5430 is using 15W U-series processors. We’re seeing a total of 10 cores and 12 threads with most models in this series, compared to the quad-core and eight thread configurations in the previous-gen models.


Another thing that is worth noting here is that you get the option to configure the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Business with an Nvidia GeForce MX570 discrete graphics chip. This is in addition to Intel UHD and Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics, which are the only options on the Dell Latitude 5430 notebook. We don’t see an option to buy the Galaxy Book 2 Business with the MX570 at the time of writing this article, but we’ll update this article if that changes. As for memory, both the laptops can be configured with up to 64GB of RAM, which is great. Both OEMs are using the same DDR4 memory type for their notebooks, so you shouldn’t notice any big difference on the performance front, not least because of the memory. You can add up to 2TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD inside a Dell Latitude 5430 notebook while Samsung only lets you add up to 1TB.

Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Business packs 51.5Whr while you get either a 41Whr or 58Whr battery, depending on the type of Latitude 5430 you buy. Either way, you get a faster 90W charger with the Latitude 5430 while you only get a 65W charger unit with the Galaxy Book 2 Business. We can’t quite comment on the battery life of any of these notebooks as we haven’t had a chance to take them for a spin, but it’s safe to say that laptops powered by U-series chips with low TDPs are running high TDPs. Along with to show better battery performance than batteries powered by Intel’s new P-series chips.

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Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Business Webcam and DisplaySamsung Galaxy Book 2 Business Webcam and Display

As far as the display is concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Business packs a 14-inch FHD panel with anti-glare coating. The Dell Latitude 5430 also has a 14-inch display, but there are a bunch of different options to choose from as they differ in resolution, brightness, color accuracy, and more. In fact, you can even get a touchscreen variant of the Dell Latitude 5430, which is not an option on the Galaxy Book 2 Business. But one thing is common in both the laptops that both have a panel with 16: 9 aspect ratio. It would be nice to see displays with 16:10 aspect ratio as they are more suitable for productivity, but sadly there is no option here.

Dell Latitude 5430 front view with lid openDell Latitude 5430 front view with lid open

Both laptops also have a webcam above the display. We’re looking at a 1080p webcam with support for IR on the Galaxy Book 2 Business, while you get a 720p webcam with the base variant of the Dell Latitude 5430. You can also buy the Latitude 5430 with 1080p webcam with IR support. , but that’s not something you get with the entry-level model. In particular, there are some optional privacy features included with some webcam configurations, including viewer detection which essentially blurs the display so that someone following you can’t see the display. However, all Latitude models will have a webcam shutter for privacy.

design and port

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If you are looking to buy a thin and light laptop, then we recommend you to go for the Dell Latitude 5430 Notebook. It comes with a starting weight of 1.36kg as opposed to the starting weight of 1.51kg of Galaxy Book 2 Business. While the Latitude 5430 isn’t quite as slim compared to the Galaxy Book 2 Business, there is a slight difference as you can see in the specs sheet. That being said, the overall form factor of both the notebooks is on par with each other. As for aesthetics, both the laptops come in the same color – Dark Silver in the case of Dell Latitude and Graphite in the case of Galaxy Book 2 Business.

Two Dell Latitude 5430 laptops viewed one after the other from a right angle perspectiveTwo Dell Latitude 5430 laptops viewed one after the other from a right angle perspective

Moving on to port selection, it’s safe to say that the Dell Latitude 5430 is the winner here. It has two Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, an RJ45 Ethernet port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card reader, and an optional nano-SIM slot. The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Business comes with a single Thunderbolt 4 port, a USB Type-C port, a USB Type-A port, an HDMI 2.0 port, an RJ45 Ethernet port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. So the Dell Latitude 5430 is clearly the better option as it also has an additional Thunderbolt 4 port, a microSD card reader and an optional Nano SIM slot with support for 4G LTE Cat 9 wireless connections.

The SIM card slot is not part of the official specs sheet of the Galaxy Book 2 Business Notebook and that is because it is only available in select regions. For example, you can buy a Galaxy Book 2 Business with a SIM card slot and support for LTE in Europe, but not in the US. The lack of a SIM slot in those areas leaves the Galaxy Book 2 Business with just Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, both of which are also available on the Dell Latitude 5430.

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Business vs Dell Latitude 5430: Which one should you buy?

Both the laptops have a lot going for them in this match-up. But if you want the best performance for the price, we think you should consider buying the Galaxy Book 2 Business. Even the base model of this notebook comes with a 12th generation processor, unlike the 11th generation chip like the Dell Latitude 5430. Additionally, you can also configure the Galaxy Book 2 Business with a discrete graphics chip. We also like the fact that all models of the Galaxy Book 2 Business Notebook come with a 14-inch FHD display and a 1080p webcam with IR support as standard. In the case of the Latitude 5430 notebook, you might have to pay a bit more for those things depending on the variant.

    Dell Latitude 5430Dell Latitude 5430

    The Latitude 5430 is one of the newest members of Dell’s Latitude family. This particular notebook is powered by Intel’s new 12th generation Elder Lake U-series processors.

    samsung galaxy book 2 businesssamsung galaxy book 2 business

    The Galaxy Book 2 business laptop is one of the notebooks available in the market that is powered by Intel’s new 12th generation Elder Lake mobile chips.

That being said, the Dell Latitude 5430 is also a great option for those who want more display options or better port selection. The Latitude 5430 also comes with optional support for 4G, which is not the case with the Galaxy Book 2 Business in all regions. The Dell Latitude 5430 starts at $1,419, though you probably get an 11th gen processor with a 720p panel at that price. The Galaxy Book 2 Business, in comparison, starts at a more expensive $1,850, but you get almost the same specs as the other variants except for the processor option. We’ll have more to talk about configurations once the Galaxy Book 2 Business goes on sale, so stay tuned.

If you don’t want to wait, maybe consider our list of the best Dell laptops and the best Samsung laptops you can buy right now. Or, if you want to check out other brands too, you can check out our round-up of the best laptops overall.

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