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G15 5520
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Stealth 14 Studio
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Advantages of the Dell G15 5520
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Very good for content creation
  • Very good overall display quality
  • Good battery life
  • Very good keyboard
Advantages of the MSI Stealth 14 Studio
  • Good portability
  • Best in class speakers

Key differences

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Screen Quality

8.2
G15 5520
Stealth 14 Studio
7.6
15.6in
SIZE
14.0in
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
300.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
The Dell G15 5520 has a better screen than the MSI Stealth 14 Studio for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

7.0 Hours
G15 5520
Stealth 14 Studio
5.0 Hours
The Dell G15 5520 has 7 hours of battery life. The MSI Stealth 14 Studio has 5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
G15 5520
Stealth 14 Studio
Good
15.6in
SIZE
14.0in
5.5 lbs
WEIGHT
3.7 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The MSI Stealth 14 Studio has good portability, while the Dell G15 5520 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$1,299
G15 5520
Stealth 14 Studio
$1,500
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The Dell G15 5520 has a price of $1,299 and the MSI Stealth 14 Studio costs $1,500.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
G15 5520
Stealth 14 Studio
7.8
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
300.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
7.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
5.0 Hours
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
6.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.8/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell G15 5520 to be very good for general use, while the MSI Stealth 14 Studio is good.

Gaming and AI

8.2
G15 5520
Stealth 14 Studio
7.8
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.1/10
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
6.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell G15 5520 to be very good for gaming and AI, while the MSI Stealth 14 Studio is good.

Engineering and Design

8.5
G15 5520
Stealth 14 Studio
8.3
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
9.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.1/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Dell G15 5520 and MSI Stealth 14 Studio are both very good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.2
G15 5520
Stealth 14 Studio
7.9
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell G15 5520 to be very good for content creation, while the MSI Stealth 14 Studio is good.

Software Development

7.7
G15 5520
Stealth 14 Studio
7.4
9.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1440
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The Dell G15 5520 and MSI Stealth 14 Studio are both good for software development.

Build Quality

7.4
G15 5520
Stealth 14 Studio
7.6
The MSI Stealth 14 Studio and Dell G15 5520 both have good build quality.

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How the Dell G15 5520 and the MSI Stealth 14 Studio compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell G15 5520MSI Stealth 14 Studio
Dell G15 5520MSI Stealth 14 Studio

GENERAL

Price
$1,299
$1,500
Release Date
May 1, 2022February 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10.7'' x 1.06''12.4'' x 9.7'' x 0.75''
Weight
5.59 lbs3.75 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12700HIntel i7-13620H
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (140 W)RTX 4060 (90 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours5 Hours
Battery Capacity
86 Wh72 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 14401920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
240Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
300 nits300 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.6/10
Portability Score
6.3/107.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
6.8/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
BlueRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8.5/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
8.8/109.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
31
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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Dell G15 5520

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Olivier Martin, Ryan Lim, and John Peroramas | April 2023
"The Dell G15 (2022) is a 15.6-inch budget gaming laptop, and is great for gaming. You can configure the laptop with powerful Intel 12th Gen. CPUs and various NVIDIA dedicated GPUs, all of which deliver a smooth gaming experience at 1080p. There's also a QHD 240Hz display option if you want better visuals, though you'll have to pair it with the top-end NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti to get good frame rates. It doesn't get overly hot or loud under load, and there's no noticeable throttling on the CPU or GPU. Unfortunately, the 120Hz panel has a slow response time, causing noticeable ghosting, and it doesn't support variable refresh rate."

MSI Stealth 14 Studio

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Francisco Lahoz | June 2023
"You'll find a versatility in the MSI Stealth 14 Studio that isn’t matched by many content-creator laptops we've tested of late. The small frame allows you to (potentially) work from anywhere with an outlet and, if noise isn’t a concern, run your most demanding of programs, thanks to some powerful hardware inside. The MSI Stealth 14 Studio is an attractive and powerful option if you want a portable laptop to be the center of your content work setup."

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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.

About MSI

MSI, also known as Micro-Star International, is a Taiwanese technology corporation. MSI is known for their wide range of gaming devices. Their series include the entry-level Cyborg/Thin and Sword/Katana series, the mid-range Bravo/Delta and Crosshair/Pulse series, and their high-end Vector, Raider, Stealth, and Titan GT series. At every performance level, MSI offers a variety of devices with varying balances between performance, battery life, weight, and price, making them a solid option to consider at every price point.

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