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Latitude 5431
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Katana 15
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Advantages of the Dell Latitude 5431
  • Good portability
  • Good battery life
  • Very good speakers
Advantages of the MSI Katana 15
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for gaming and AI

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.3
Latitude 5431
Katana 15
8.0
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
8.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The MSI Katana 15 is very good for gaming and AI, while the Dell Latitude 5431 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.1
Latitude 5431
Katana 15
8.1
7.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The MSI Katana 15 is very good for engineering and design, while the Dell Latitude 5431 is good.

Screen Quality

6.1
Latitude 5431
Katana 15
6.8
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
241.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
258.0 nits
The MSI Katana 15 has a better screen than the Dell Latitude 5431 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, and software development.

Battery

9.0 Hours
Latitude 5431
Katana 15
4.0 Hours
The Dell Latitude 5431 has 9 hours of battery life. The MSI Katana 15 has 4 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Latitude 5431
Katana 15
Fair
14.0in
SIZE
15.6in
3.3 lbs
WEIGHT
4.9 lbs
0.9in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The Dell Latitude 5431 has good portability, while the MSI Katana 15 has only fair portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.5
Latitude 5431
Katana 15
7.7
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
241.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
258.0 nits
9.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
4.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
7.8/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.9/10
The MSI Katana 15 and Dell Latitude 5431 are both good for general use.

Content Creation

7.4
Latitude 5431
Katana 15
7.7
7.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The MSI Katana 15 and Dell Latitude 5431 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.3
Latitude 5431
Katana 15
7.3
7.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The MSI Katana 15 and Dell Latitude 5431 are both good for software development.

Build Quality

7.4
Latitude 5431
Katana 15
7.2
The Dell Latitude 5431 and MSI Katana 15 both have good build quality.

Cost

$1,350
Latitude 5431
Katana 15
$1,330
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The Dell Latitude 5431 has a price of $1,350 and the MSI Katana 15 costs $1,330.

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How the Dell Latitude 5431 and the MSI Katana 15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Latitude 5431MSI Katana 15
Dell Latitude 5431MSI Katana 15

GENERAL

Price
$1,350
$1,330
Release Date
May 1, 2022February 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.7'' x 8.4'' x 0.96''14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.98''
Weight
3.3 lbs4.96 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1250PIntel i7-13620H
Graphics
Iris Xe RTX 4070 (105 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours4 Hours
Battery Capacity
64 Wh53.5 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz144Hz
Display Brightness
241 nits258 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.2/10
Portability Score
7.9/106.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
8/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

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

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
32
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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Christian Hintze | March 2023
"The MSI Katana 15 B12 combines a Gen12 CPU with an RTX 4050, which is actually not a bad idea for a budget gamer. The CPU is anything but bad and the GPU in the Katana 15 proves to be significantly more efficient than last year's models. However, our main point of criticism for budget gamers is the price: while you can get budget laptops with RTX 3060 from around US$800, you pay a whole US$1,499.99 here! The efficiency advantages of the RTX 4050 do not justify this price premium."

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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 MSI

MSI, also known as Micro-Star International, is a Taiwanese technology corporation. MSI is known for their wide range of gaming devices. Their series include the entry-level Cyborg/Thin and Sword/Katana series, the mid-range Bravo/Delta and Crosshair/Pulse series, and their high-end Vector, Raider, Stealth, and Titan GT series. At every performance level, MSI offers a variety of devices with varying balances between performance, battery life, weight, and price, making them a solid option to consider at every price point.

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