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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Dell Inspiron 14 5425 is more affordable, slightly lighter, and offers a better battery life which makes it a good option for general use and portability, but with its integrated AMD graphics, it won't be as powerful for 3D applications or intensive gaming. If you need more power for applications like engineering software, 3D rendering, machine learning, or gaming, and can accept a heavier laptop with significantly shorter battery life, the Gigabyte G5 with its Nvidia RTX graphics is a better fit. Both laptops have similar storage and display quality, but the Gigabyte G5 has a higher refresh-rate display which is beneficial for fast-motion visuals like gaming. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 14 5425
  • Good for software development
  • Very good portability
  • Very good battery life
Advantages of the Gigabyte G5
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Very good speakers

Key differences

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General Use

7.7
Inspiron 14 5425
G5
7.1
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
279.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
248.0 nits
12.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
3.5 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
8.1/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.3/10
The Dell Inspiron 14 5425 and Gigabyte G5 are both good for general use, though the Dell Inspiron 14 5425 is somewhat better.

Gaming and AI

6.4
Inspiron 14 5425
G5
7.4
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.3/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Gigabyte G5 is good for gaming and AI, while the Dell Inspiron 14 5425 is only fair.

Software Development

7.5
Inspiron 14 5425
G5
6.6
6.7/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The Dell Inspiron 14 5425 is good for software development, while the Gigabyte G5 is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.3
Inspiron 14 5425
G5
6.8
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
279.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
248.0 nits
The Dell Inspiron 14 5425 has a better screen than the Gigabyte G5 for software development, and content creation, while the Gigabyte G5 has a better screen for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design.

Battery

12.0 Hours
Inspiron 14 5425
G5
3.5 Hours
The Dell Inspiron 14 5425 has 12 hours of battery life. The Gigabyte G5 has 3.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Inspiron 14 5425
G5
Good
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
3.4 lbs
WEIGHT
4.1 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.8in
The Dell Inspiron 14 5425 has very good portability, while the Gigabyte G5 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$680
Inspiron 14 5425
G5
$800
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The Dell Inspiron 14 5425 has a price of $680 and the Gigabyte G5 costs $800.
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Key similarities

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Engineering and Design

7.1
Inspiron 14 5425
G5
7.6
6.7/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.6/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Gigabyte G5 and Dell Inspiron 14 5425 are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.5
Inspiron 14 5425
G5
7.1
6.7/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.6/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell Inspiron 14 5425 and Gigabyte G5 are both good for content creation.

Build Quality

7.0
Inspiron 14 5425
G5
7.2
The Gigabyte G5 and Dell Inspiron 14 5425 both have good build quality.

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How the Dell Inspiron 14 5425 and the Gigabyte G5 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Inspiron 14 5425Gigabyte G5
Dell Inspiron 14 5425Gigabyte G5

GENERAL

Price
$680
$800
Release Date
May 1, 2022May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 9'' x 0.75''14.2'' x 9.4'' x 0.89''
Weight
3.4 lbs4.19 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5825UIntel i5-12500H
Graphics
Vega 8 RTX 4060 (75 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
12 Hours3.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
54 Wh54 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz144Hz
Display Brightness
279 nits248 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7/107.2/10
Portability Score
8.1/107.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
7.5/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White15 Color LED
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

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

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
22
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Dell Inspiron 14 5425

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Sascha Mölck | August 2022
"A slim chassis, an acceptable weight (1.6 kg) and a real-world battery life of almost 13 hours turn the Inspiron into a mobile companion. Good: The battery can not only be charged using Dell's proprietary power adapter, but also with a universal USB-C power adapter (min. 45 watts). Office and Internet applications are handled by the built-in combination of Ryzen 5 5625U APU and 16 GB of RAM just as easily as modest computer games. Heat and noise development are generally okay, but the laptop should work a bit quieter under full load."

Gigabyte G5

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam | April 2023
"The Gigabyte G5 KE is a midrange gaming laptop that checks most boxes. Gigabyte makes good use of the Core i5-12500H and RTX 3060 Laptop GPU combo, and we find no untoward issues with overall performance. The dual-fan quad-heatpipe cooling arrangement does well to ensure that the underlying hardware doesn't throttle under load. That being said, the display is below par when compared to 2023 standards, especially when competing devices."

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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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