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Legion 5 17"
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Dell XPS 15 offers a balance of performance and portability, with a midrange price, decent battery life, and a premium business look. It's suitable for general use, engineering tasks, and some light gaming, thanks to its capable processor and discrete GPU. The high-resolution screen is smaller and not as colorful or bright as some gaming-focused models, but it's sharp and suitable for productivity. In contrast, the Lenovo Legion 5 17" leans more toward gaming and intensive tasks, with a powerful GPU suitable for 3D, machine learning, and higher engineering demands. It has a larger screen with a higher refresh rate, providing smoother visuals, which benefits gaming and fast-moving content. However, it's heavier, less portable, and has a shorter battery life. Both laptops are similarly priced, but choosing between them depends on whether you prioritize portability and battery life (Dell XPS 15) or gaming performance and screen size (Lenovo Legion 5 17"). Give Feedback

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Key differences

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General Use

8.3
XPS 15
Legion 5 17"
7.2
The Dell XPS 15 is very good for general use, while the Lenovo Legion 5 17" is good.

Performance

7.8
XPS 15
Legion 5 17"
8.0
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Dell XPS 15 performs better than the Lenovo Legion 5 17" for general use, while the Lenovo Legion 5 17" performs better than the Dell XPS 15 for gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Screen Quality

7.4
XPS 15
Legion 5 17"
7.3
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Dell XPS 15 has a better screen than the Lenovo Legion 5 17" for general use, and engineering and design, while the Lenovo Legion 5 17" has a better screen for gaming and 3D.

Battery

10.0 Hours
XPS 15
Legion 5 17"
4.5 Hours
The Dell XPS 15 has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Legion 5 17" has 4.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
XPS 15
Legion 5 17"
Poor
15.6in
SIZE
17.3in
4.2 lbs
WEIGHT
6.5 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The Dell XPS 15 has good portability, while the Lenovo Legion 5 17" has poor portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

8.5
XPS 15
Legion 5 17"
7.4
The Dell XPS 15 has very good build quality, while the Lenovo Legion 5 17" has good build quality.

Cost

$1,400
XPS 15
Legion 5 17"
$1,200
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$1,000

$1,500

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$2,500

The Dell XPS 15 has a price of $1,400 and the Lenovo Legion 5 17" costs $1,200.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and 3D

7.0
XPS 15
Legion 5 17"
7.4
The Lenovo Legion 5 17" and Dell XPS 15 are both good for gaming and 3D.

Engineering and Design

7.8
XPS 15
Legion 5 17"
7.8
The Dell XPS 15 and Lenovo Legion 5 17" are both good for engineering and design.

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How the Dell XPS 15 and the Lenovo Legion 5 17" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell XPS 15Lenovo Legion 5 17"
Dell XPS 15Lenovo Legion 5 17"

GENERAL

Price
$1,400
$1,200
Brand
DellLenovo
Release Date
January 05 2023January 10 2021
Operating System
Windows 11 HomeWindows 10 Home
Overall Dimensions
13.6'' x 9.1'' x 0.71''15.7'' x 11.4'' x 1''
Weight
4.21 lbs6.57 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700HIntel i7-11800H
Overall CPU Score
9.1/107.4/10
Graphics
Arc A370M (50 W)RTX 3060 (130 W)
Overall GPU Score
2.8/108.5/10
RAM
16 gb16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
7.8/107.4/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
6.9/107.3/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
7.7/107.4/10
Diagonal Size
15.6"17.3"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
04
USB-C ports
32
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
10
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 hours4.5 hours
Battery Capacity
86 wh80 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p720p
Keyboard Quality Score
9/108.5/10
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Number Pad
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better BatteryDell XPS 15
More portableDell XPS 15
Better for Gaming Roughly equal
Better keyboardDell XPS 15
Better for general useDell XPS 15

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Dell XPS 15

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PCMag

Matthew Buzzi | May 2023
"The 2023 Dell XPS 15 is more or less exactly what you'd expect from the company flagship. Its fresh components deliver measurably superior power and longevity, while the machine's premium build and design remain intact. It may not be overly exciting, but XPS loyalists and upgraders should be more than happy."

Lenovo Legion 5 17"

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NotebookCheck

Sebastian Bade | February 2022
"The Lenovo Legion 5 17 is a current-gen 17-inch gaming laptop and equipped with the latest AMD CPU and a powerful GPU, that manages to reach its full potential. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600H is a very good choice for this laptop and able to maintain its performance level for long periods of time. Our test model only falls behind consistently in a direct comparison with its competitors that are often equipped with eight cores and 16 threads. Despite this, the Legion 5 17 leaves an excellent impression and is almost able to keep up with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 mobile GPU in synthetic benchmarks."

About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and the third-largest personal computer vendor by market share in 2022. 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 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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