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Updated January 10, 2024·

When selecting between the Dell Inspiron 14 5425 and the LG Ultra 16, consider prioritizing usage needs and preferences. The Dell model offers robust performance for general use and has good heat management, making it suitable for longer work sessions without discomfort, while the LG Ultra boasts a larger screen and remarkable battery life, ideal for extended unplugged use or multimedia consumption. The Dell has a slight edge in portability due to its smaller size and lighter weight, which may be an advantage for frequent travelers. Both have comparable keyboards, build quality, and are geared towards general and engineering use, albeit with good but not top-tier performance in demanding 3D or machine learning tasks that require high-end graphics capabilities. If battery longevity is a priority and you prefer a larger display, the LG Ultra 16 is an excellent choice, but if you value portability and cooling efficiency, the Dell Inspiron 14 5425 may better meet your needs. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 14 5425
  • Good overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Good keyboard
Advantages of the LG Ultra 16
  • Excellent battery life

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.3
Inspiron 14 5425
Ultra 16
6.2
14.0in
SIZE
16.0in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
279.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
270.0 nits
The Dell Inspiron 14 5425 and the LG Ultra 16 have similar screen quality.

Battery

12.0 Hours
Inspiron 14 5425
Ultra 16
17.0 Hours
The Dell Inspiron 14 5425 has 12 hours of battery life. The LG Ultra 16 has 17 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.7
Inspiron 14 5425
Ultra 16
7.7
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
279.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
270.0 nits
12.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
17.0 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
8.1/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.9/10
The LG Ultra 16 and Dell Inspiron 14 5425 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.4
Inspiron 14 5425
Ultra 16
6.4
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
10.0/10
The Dell Inspiron 14 5425 and LG Ultra 16 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.1
Inspiron 14 5425
Ultra 16
7.1
6.7/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.8/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The LG Ultra 16 and Dell Inspiron 14 5425 are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.5
Inspiron 14 5425
Ultra 16
7.7
6.7/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.8/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The LG Ultra 16 and Dell Inspiron 14 5425 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.5
Inspiron 14 5425
Ultra 16
7.5
6.7/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.8/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.7/10
The LG Ultra 16 and Dell Inspiron 14 5425 are both good for software development.

Portability

Very Good
Inspiron 14 5425
Ultra 16
Good
14.0in
SIZE
16.0in
3.4 lbs
WEIGHT
3.6 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell Inspiron 14 5425 to have very good portability, while the LG Ultra 16 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.0
Inspiron 14 5425
Ultra 16
6.5
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell Inspiron 14 5425 to have good build quality, while the LG Ultra 16 has only fair build quality.

Cost

$680
Inspiron 14 5425
Ultra 16
$674
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The Dell Inspiron 14 5425 has a price of $680 and the LG Ultra 16 costs $674.

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How the Dell Inspiron 14 5425 and the LG Ultra 16 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Inspiron 14 5425LG Ultra 16
Dell Inspiron 14 5425LG Ultra 16

GENERAL

Price
$680
$674
Release Date
May 1, 2022March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.4'' x 9'' x 0.75''14'' x 9.8'' x 0.64''
Weight
3.4 lbs3.63 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5825UAMD Ryzen 7 7730U
Graphics
Vega 8 Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
45

BATTERY

Battery Life
12 Hours17 Hours
Battery Capacity
54 Wh72 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
279 nits270 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7/106.5/10
Portability Score
8.1/107.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/1010/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteN/A
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/106.8/10
Speaker Quality Score
7.5/107/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesNo
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
21
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."

LG Ultra 16

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Sebastian Jentsch | October 2022
"Unlike the gram, the Ultra PC isn't designed to be as lightweight as possible. The 16-inch laptop is a whole 400 g (0.88 lb) heavier than its 16-inch gram counterpart partly because its chassis is not made of magnesium. Other than that, the Ultra PC seems like a copy of the gram – but with longer battery life, lower noise levels, and a clean, delicate look."

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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 LG

LG is a South Korean conglomerate company. While LG is mainly known for various products outside of technology, LG also develops laptops. Within the laptop industry, they are known for their thin-and-light Gram series, as well as their value-oriented Ultra series. LG laptops offer very thin and light laptops with phenomenal battery life, and are often on sale.

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