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Inspiron 14 5420VS
Legion 5 17"
$971Out of stock
$1,200Out of stock
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 is more portable, has a higher resolution screen, and is suitable for general use or lighter tasks, while the Lenovo Legion 5 17" offers stronger performance in gaming, 3D rendering, and engineering software because of its more powerful graphics card. The Legion has a larger screen and higher refresh rates, which benefit gaming and video editing, but it is heavier and less portable than the Inspiron. Both are priced in the midrange segment, but the Legion sacrifices some battery life and portability for improved performance in intensive tasks. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Gaming and 3D

6.7
Inspiron 14 5420
Legion 5 17"
7.4
The Lenovo Legion 5 17" is good for gaming and 3D, while the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 is only fair.

Performance

7.3
Inspiron 14 5420
Legion 5 17"
8.0
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Lenovo Legion 5 17" performs better than the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 for gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Screen Quality

6.5
Inspiron 14 5420
Legion 5 17"
7.3
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Lenovo Legion 5 17" has a better screen than the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Battery

10.0 Hours
Inspiron 14 5420
Legion 5 17"
4.5 Hours
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Legion 5 17" has 4.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Inspiron 14 5420
Legion 5 17"
Poor
14.0in
SIZE
17.3in
3.4 lbs
WEIGHT
6.5 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has very good portability, while the Lenovo Legion 5 17" has poor portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$971
Inspiron 14 5420
Legion 5 17"
$1,200
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The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 has a price of $971 and the Lenovo Legion 5 17" costs $1,200.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.6
Inspiron 14 5420
Legion 5 17"
7.2
The Dell Inspiron 14 5420 and Lenovo Legion 5 17" are both good for general use.

Engineering and Design

7.3
Inspiron 14 5420
Legion 5 17"
7.8
The Lenovo Legion 5 17" and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 are both good for engineering and design.

Build Quality

7.0
Inspiron 14 5420
Legion 5 17"
7.4
The Lenovo Legion 5 17" and Dell Inspiron 14 5420 both have good build quality.

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How the Dell Inspiron 14 5420 and the Lenovo Legion 5 17" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Inspiron 14 5420Lenovo Legion 5 17"
Dell Inspiron 14 5420Lenovo Legion 5 17"

GENERAL

Price
$971
$1,200
Brand
DellLenovo
Release Date
January 05 2022January 10 2021
Operating System
Windows 11 ProWindows 10 Home
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 9'' x 0.7''15.7'' x 11.4'' x 1''
Weight
3.4 lbs6.57 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1255UIntel i7-11800H
Overall CPU Score
6.9/107.4/10
Graphics
MX570 RTX 3060 (130 W)
Overall GPU Score
2.7/108.5/10
RAM
16 gb16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
2240 x 14001920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
6.7/107.4/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
6.3/107.3/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
6.7/107.4/10
Diagonal Size
14"17.3"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
24
USB-C ports
12
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
10
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 hours4.5 hours
Battery Capacity
54 wh80 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p720p
Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/108.5/10
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Number Pad
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
7/107.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better BatteryDell Inspiron 14 5420
More portableDell Inspiron 14 5420
Better for GamingLenovo Legion 5 17"
Better keyboardLenovo Legion 5 17"

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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."

Lenovo Legion 5 17"

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Sebastian Bade | February 2022
"The Lenovo Legion 5 17 is a current-gen 17-inch gaming laptop and equipped with the latest AMD CPU and a powerful GPU, that manages to reach its full potential. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600H is a very good choice for this laptop and able to maintain its performance level for long periods of time. Our test model only falls behind consistently in a direct comparison with its competitors that are often equipped with eight cores and 16 threads. Despite this, the Legion 5 17 leaves an excellent impression and is almost able to keep up with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 mobile GPU in synthetic benchmarks."

About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and the third-largest personal computer vendor by market share in 2022. 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 Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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