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Updated January 10, 2024·

For general use, the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 offers a balance of performance and portability, with a higher-quality display for everyday tasks. Its compact size and longer battery life make it more suitable for on-the-go usage. However, if you're interested in gaming, 3D rendering, or intensive engineering work, the Gigabyte Aorus 7 is a better fit due to its superior graphics card and processor, despite being less portable and having a shorter battery life. The Aorus 7 also features a larger screen, which can be advantageous for multimedia and productivity but contributes to its heavier weight. Both laptops have the same memory and storage, but the Dell has a higher price. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 14 5420
  • Very good portability
  • Very good battery life
Advantages of the Gigabyte Aorus 7
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Very good overall display quality
  • Very good keyboard

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.5
Inspiron 14 5420
Aorus 7
7.8
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.1/10
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
360Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
6.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Gigabyte Aorus 7 is good for gaming and AI, while the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.2
Inspiron 14 5420
Aorus 7
8.1
6.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.6/10
2.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.1/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Gigabyte Aorus 7 is very good for engineering and design, while the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 is good.

Screen Quality

6.5
Inspiron 14 5420
Aorus 7
8.3
14.0in
SIZE
17.3in
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
360Hz
279.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
351.0 nits
The Gigabyte Aorus 7 has a better screen than the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, and software development.

Battery

10.0 Hours
Inspiron 14 5420
Aorus 7
6.0 Hours
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has 10 hours of battery life. The Gigabyte Aorus 7 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Inspiron 14 5420
Aorus 7
Fair
14.0in
SIZE
17.3in
3.4 lbs
WEIGHT
5.9 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has very good portability, while the Gigabyte Aorus 7 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$971
Inspiron 14 5420
Aorus 7
$1,049
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$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

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The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has a price of $971 and the Gigabyte Aorus 7 costs $1,049.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.6
Inspiron 14 5420
Aorus 7
7.6
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
279.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
351.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
8.2/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.2/10
The Gigabyte Aorus 7 and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 are both good for general use.

Content Creation

7.5
Inspiron 14 5420
Aorus 7
7.7
6.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.6/10
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Gigabyte Aorus 7 and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.4
Inspiron 14 5420
Aorus 7
7.4
6.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2240 x 1400
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 and Gigabyte Aorus 7 are both good for software development.

Build Quality

7.0
Inspiron 14 5420
Aorus 7
7.4
The Gigabyte Aorus 7 and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 both have good build quality.

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How the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 and the Gigabyte Aorus 7 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Inspiron 14 5420Gigabyte Aorus 7
Dell Inspiron 14 5420Gigabyte Aorus 7

GENERAL

Price
$971
$1,049
Release Date
May 1, 2022March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 9'' x 0.7''15.7'' x 10'' x 1.02''
Weight
3.4 lbs5.95 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1255UIntel i5-12500H
Graphics
MX570 RTX 4060 (105 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
54 Wh99 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"17.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2240 x 14001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz360Hz
Display Brightness
279 nits351 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7/107.4/10
Portability Score
8.3/106.2/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
6.5/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
7.5/107.5/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

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

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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."

Gigabyte Aorus 7

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Matt Hanson | July 2020
"The Gigabyte Aorus 7 is a gaming laptop that is pitched at perhaps the hardest market to get right: the mid-range. So, unlike high-end gaming laptops that can throw the latest and greatest components together in a bid to attract gamers with plenty of money to spend, or budget gaming laptops that can make wise cuts that are justified as long as the price is low enough, mid-rangers like the Gigabyte Aorus 7 have to balance the two."

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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 Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer. While Gigabyte mainly focuses its business on desktop hardware, Gigabyte is known for its value-oriented G series laptops, thin and light Aero series, and performance-oriented Aorus series. Gigabyte laptops offer a strong value proposition to compete with mainstream alternatives.

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