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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Dell XPS 13 may be more suitable if you prioritize portability and battery life, as it is lighter and offers a longer battery life. It's also less expensive than the Lenovo LOQ 15. However, the Lenovo LOQ 15 stands out for performance-oriented tasks such as 3D rendering, machine learning, and engineering due to its more powerful AMD Ryzen processor and Nvidia RTX 4050 graphics. It also has a higher refresh rate display which is beneficial for fast motion and gaming, but it is heavier and has a shorter battery life which affects its portability. Both have the same storage and RAM, but you'll pay more for the Lenovo's extra performance capabilities. Choose the Dell for general use, portability, and value, and the Lenovo if performance in intensive tasks and gaming is a higher priority despite a higher cost and reduced portability. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Dell XPS 13
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Excellent portability
  • Very good battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard
Advantages of the Lenovo LOQ 15
  • Good for gaming and AI

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.2
XPS 13
LOQ 15
7.5
3.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
7.0/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The Lenovo LOQ 15 is good for gaming and AI, while the Dell XPS 13 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.2
XPS 13
LOQ 15
7.9
6.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.1/10
3.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
7.0/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Lenovo LOQ 15 and Dell XPS 13 are both good for engineering and design, though the Lenovo LOQ 15 is somewhat better.

Screen Quality

7.2
XPS 13
LOQ 15
7.1
13.4in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
442.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
329.0 nits
The Dell XPS 13 has a better screen than the Lenovo LOQ 15 for general use, and engineering and design, while the Lenovo LOQ 15 has a better screen for gaming and AI.

Battery

10.0 Hours
XPS 13
LOQ 15
6.0 Hours
The Dell XPS 13 has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo LOQ 15 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Excellent
XPS 13
LOQ 15
Fair
13.4in
SIZE
15.6in
2.5 lbs
WEIGHT
5.2 lbs
0.5in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The Dell XPS 13 has excellent portability, while the Lenovo LOQ 15 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

8.5
XPS 13
LOQ 15
7.4
The Dell XPS 13 has very good build quality, while the Lenovo LOQ 15 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.7
XPS 13
LOQ 15
7.6
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
442.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
329.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
9.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.6/10
The Dell XPS 13 and Lenovo LOQ 15 are both good for general use.

Content Creation

7.7
XPS 13
LOQ 15
7.6
6.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.1/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell XPS 13 and Lenovo LOQ 15 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.5
XPS 13
LOQ 15
7.5
6.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.1/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
The Dell XPS 13 and Lenovo LOQ 15 are both good for software development.

Cost

$1,100
XPS 13
LOQ 15
$1,109
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The Dell XPS 13 has a price of $1,100 and the Lenovo LOQ 15 costs $1,109.

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How the Dell XPS 13 and the Lenovo LOQ 15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell XPS 13Lenovo LOQ 15
Dell XPS 13Lenovo LOQ 15

GENERAL

Price
$1,100
$1,109
Release Date
August 1, 2022April 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
11.6'' x 7.9'' x 0.55''14.2'' x 10.4'' x 0.99''
Weight
2.59 lbs5.28 lbs
Width
11.63"14.16"
Depth
7.86"10.42"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1250UAMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55
RAM Slots
02
Storage
512 GB512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
51 Wh60 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.4"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz144Hz
Display Brightness
442 nits329 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.4/10
Portability Score
9.3/106.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Premium Business Laptop
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/107/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.5/106.8/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
03
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
22
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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The Verge

Monica Chen | April 2023
"In the past, the XPS 13 was a hands-down contender for the best laptop on the market. But the Apple-silicon MacBook has since barrelled onto the scene, and it wipes the floor with most of the ultraportable Windows laptops that cross my desk on a daily basis. This XPS is no exception. Compared to the M2 MacBook Air, battery life is worse."

Lenovo LOQ 15

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PCMag

Mark Knapp | August 2023
"Even after a short time with the LOQ 15, you'll find it has a lot going for it, but ultimately it's just "good"—not quite a star. The performance is respectable for the hardware it’s running, but Lenovo had to make some design sacrifices to trim the price. One of the better aspects is the keyboard, making it one of the better low-cost gaming laptops to actually put your hands on."

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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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