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XPS 15
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Legion 5 15"
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Advantages of the Dell XPS 15
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Good portability
  • Very good battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard
Advantages of the Lenovo Legion 5 15"
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Very good overall display quality

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.8
XPS 15
Legion 5 15"
7.7
2.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.0/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
9.1/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Lenovo Legion 5 15" is good for gaming and AI, while the Dell XPS 15 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.8
XPS 15
Legion 5 15"
8.4
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.8/10
2.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.0/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Lenovo Legion 5 15" is very good for engineering and design, while the Dell XPS 15 is good.

Screen Quality

7.4
XPS 15
Legion 5 15"
8.0
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
606.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
350.0 nits
The Dell XPS 15 has a better screen than the Lenovo Legion 5 15" for software development, and content creation, while the Lenovo Legion 5 15" has a better screen for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design.

Battery

10.0 Hours
XPS 15
Legion 5 15"
7.0 Hours
The Dell XPS 15 has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Legion 5 15" has 7 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
XPS 15
Legion 5 15"
Fair
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
4.2 lbs
WEIGHT
5.0 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The Dell XPS 15 has good portability, while the Lenovo Legion 5 15" has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

8.5
XPS 15
Legion 5 15"
7.8
The Dell XPS 15 has very good build quality, while the Lenovo Legion 5 15" has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.2
XPS 15
Legion 5 15"
7.8
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
606.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
350.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
7.0 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
7.7/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.8/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell XPS 15 to be very good for general use, while the Lenovo Legion 5 15" is good.

Content Creation

8.3
XPS 15
Legion 5 15"
8.0
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.8/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell XPS 15 and Lenovo Legion 5 15" are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

8.1
XPS 15
Legion 5 15"
7.8
9.0/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.8/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell XPS 15 to be very good for software development, while the Lenovo Legion 5 15" is good.

Cost

$1,425
XPS 15
Legion 5 15"
$1,449
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The Dell XPS 15 has a price of $1,425 and the Lenovo Legion 5 15" costs $1,449.

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

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Spec Comparison

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

GENERAL

Price
$1,425
$1,449
Release Date
May 1, 2023April 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
13.6'' x 9.1'' x 0.71''14.2'' x 10.3'' x 0.99''
Weight
4.21 lbs5.07 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700HIntel i7-14650HX
Graphics
Arc A370M (50 W)RTX 4050 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours7 Hours
Battery Capacity
86 Wh80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
606 nits350 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.8/10
Portability Score
7.8/106.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
9.1/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
10/108/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
03
USB-C ports
32
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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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 15"

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Andreas Osthoff | September 2021
"The Lenovo Legion 5 15 is an affordable gaming laptop with a lot of power. The new AMD processor Ryzen 7 5800H offers plenty of performance and it is also very efficient. The combination with the fast 130W version of the GeForce RTX 3060 ensures high gaming performance. We also like the fast 165 Hz display with the 1080p resolution. The automatic graphics switching causes some problems with stutters, which are very annoying. If you do not need long battery runtimes, you should definitely deactivate the hybrid graphics mode in Lenovo's Vantage app. The Legion 5 15 is never silent."

Get a great deal on the Dell XPS 15 or the Lenovo Legion 5 15"

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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