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Vivobook 16X
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Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook 16X
  • Very good overall display quality
Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 14 5420
  • Very good portability
  • Very good battery life
  • Good speakers

Key differences

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Engineering and Design

7.7
Vivobook 16X
Inspiron 14 5420
7.2
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.8/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The ASUS Vivobook 16X and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 are both good for engineering and design, though the ASUS Vivobook 16X is somewhat better.

Software Development

7.9
Vivobook 16X
Inspiron 14 5420
7.4
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.8/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
2240 x 1400
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16X and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 are both good for software development, though the ASUS Vivobook 16X is somewhat better.

Screen Quality

8.5
Vivobook 16X
Inspiron 14 5420
6.5
16.0in
SIZE
14.0in
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
2240 x 1400
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
390.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
279.0 nits
The ASUS Vivobook 16X has a better screen than the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

8.0 Hours
Vivobook 16X
Inspiron 14 5420
10.0 Hours
The ASUS Vivobook 16X has 8 hours of battery life. The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has 10 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Vivobook 16X
Inspiron 14 5420
Very Good
16.0in
SIZE
14.0in
3.9 lbs
WEIGHT
3.4 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has very good portability, while the ASUS Vivobook 16X has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$1,200
Vivobook 16X
Inspiron 14 5420
$971
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$600

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$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

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$1,800

The ASUS Vivobook 16X has a price of $1,200 and the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 costs $971.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.8
Vivobook 16X
Inspiron 14 5420
7.6
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
2240 x 1400
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
390.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
279.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
10.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
7.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.2/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16X and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.7
Vivobook 16X
Inspiron 14 5420
6.5
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
2240 x 1400
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16X and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Content Creation

7.9
Vivobook 16X
Inspiron 14 5420
7.5
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.8/10
3840 x 2400
RESOLUTION
2240 x 1400
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
OLED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The ASUS Vivobook 16X and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 are both good for content creation.

Build Quality

7.0
Vivobook 16X
Inspiron 14 5420
7.0
The ASUS Vivobook 16X and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 both have good build quality.

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How the ASUS Vivobook 16X and the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS Vivobook 16XDell Inspiron 14 5420

GENERAL

Price
$1,200
$971
Release Date
August 1, 2023May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.8'' x 0.78''12.4'' x 9'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.97 lbs3.4 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700HIntel i7-1255U
Graphics
Iris Xe G7 MX570
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours10 Hours
Battery Capacity
70 Wh54 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"14"
Display Technology
OLEDIPS
Resolution
3840 x 24002240 x 1400
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
390 nits279 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7/107/10
Portability Score
7.6/108.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/107.5/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
22
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Kok Kee | February 2023
"I think the ASUS Vivobook 16X is fantastic. Great performance, decent battery life, good keyboard and trackpad, and a massive screen – just that the screen quality itself is kinda subpar. If you’re okay with the screen, then I think this is an okay laptop. However, I’d like to see a price drop."

Dell Inspiron 14 5420

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Nick Ross | March 2023
"If laptops were food, then the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 is arguably a Big Mac. There are cheaper and more expensive options, but this arguably represents the baseline of quality and value in the world of mobile computing… something that’s underlined by the attractive $1,279 price tag."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

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