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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Dell Latitude 5430 is generally more expensive and has less storage and RAM compared to the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro, which also boasts a higher resolution touchscreen and a taller screen aspect ratio. The IdeaPad's 90Hz display is better for fast motion and has higher color accuracy, making it preferable for creative tasks. However, the Latitude has a more professional look, potentially making it more suitable for business environments. Both have similar battery life and portability but differ in their performance scores across various uses, with the IdeaPad slightly ahead in general use and engineering applications and substantially for screen-based criteria. Choose the Latitude for business use and the IdeaPad for high-resolution creative work or better overall performance. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Dell Latitude 5430
  • Very good speakers
Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Good overall display quality
  • Very good keyboard

Key differences

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Engineering and Design

6.6
Latitude 5430
IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro
7.1
6.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.9/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro is good for engineering and design, while the Dell Latitude 5430 is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.1
Latitude 5430
IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro
7.7
14.0in
SIZE
14.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
90Hz
248.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
395.0 nits
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro has a better screen than the Dell Latitude 5430 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.2
Latitude 5430
IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro
7.3
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
248.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
395.0 nits
9.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.5 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
8.4/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.7/10
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro and Dell Latitude 5430 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.1
Latitude 5430
IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro
6.3
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
90Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro and Dell Latitude 5430 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Content Creation

7.1
Latitude 5430
IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro
7.4
6.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.9/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro and Dell Latitude 5430 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.0
Latitude 5430
IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro
7.3
6.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.9/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2880 x 1800
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro and Dell Latitude 5430 are both good for software development.

Battery

9.0 Hours
Latitude 5430
IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro
8.5 Hours
The Dell Latitude 5430 has 9 hours of battery life. The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro has 8.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Latitude 5430
IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro
Very Good
14.0in
SIZE
14.0in
3.0 lbs
WEIGHT
3.0 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro and Dell Latitude 5430 both have very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.4
Latitude 5430
IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro
7.8
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro and Dell Latitude 5430 both have good build quality.

Cost

$790
Latitude 5430
IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro
$799
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$400

$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

The Dell Latitude 5430 has a price of $790 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro costs $799.

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How the Dell Latitude 5430 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Latitude 5430Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro
Dell Latitude 5430Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro

GENERAL

Price
$790
$799
Release Date
May 1, 2022October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
12.7'' x 8.4'' x 0.76''12.3'' x 8.7'' x 0.62''
Weight
3.01 lbs3.04 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1235UIntel i5-11300H
Graphics
Iris Xe Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours8.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
58 Wh60.7 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10802880 x 1800
Refresh Rate
60Hz90Hz
Display Brightness
248 nits395 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.8/10
Portability Score
8.4/108.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8/107.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/107.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
21
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
32
Thunderbolt Version
44

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Allen Ngo | October 2021
"The main selling point of the IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro versus a regular IdeaPad Slim 7 is its faster Core H-series CPU. In reality, the Core i7-11370H is only marginally faster than the U-series Core i7-1165G7 to the point where most users are not likely to notice the benefits. The slight performance uptick comes at the cost of slightly higher power consumption as well meaning owners will have to deal with potentially warmer temperatures or louder fans to compensate. Unless if you happen to be a power user, then the regular non-Pro model will be more than enough. Once you go 90 Hz, you can't go back."

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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 Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of 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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