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XPS 16
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IdeaPad 5 Pro
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Advantages of the Dell XPS 16
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for content creation
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard
Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro
  • The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro has no clear advantages over the Dell XPS 16.

Key differences

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Content Creation

8.1
XPS 16
IdeaPad 5 Pro
7.5
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell XPS 16 is very good for content creation, while the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro is good.

Screen Quality

7.9
XPS 16
IdeaPad 5 Pro
7.8
16.3in
SIZE
16.0in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
500.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
409.0 nits
The Dell XPS 16 has a better screen than the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Build Quality

8.5
XPS 16
IdeaPad 5 Pro
7.6
The Dell XPS 16 has very good build quality, while the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro has good build quality.

Cost

$1,899
XPS 16
IdeaPad 5 Pro
$516
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

The Dell XPS 16 has a price of $1,899 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro costs $516.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
XPS 16
IdeaPad 5 Pro
7.5
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
500.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
409.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
10.0 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
7.4/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.6/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell XPS 16 to be very good for general use, while the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro is good.

Gaming and AI

6.7
XPS 16
IdeaPad 5 Pro
6.5
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The Dell XPS 16 and Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.6
XPS 16
IdeaPad 5 Pro
7.2
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Dell XPS 16 and Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro are both good for engineering and design.

Software Development

7.8
XPS 16
IdeaPad 5 Pro
7.4
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
The Dell XPS 16 and Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro are both good for software development.

Battery

10.0 Hours
XPS 16
IdeaPad 5 Pro
10.0 Hours
The Dell XPS 16 has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro has 10 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
XPS 16
IdeaPad 5 Pro
Good
16.3in
SIZE
16.0in
4.7 lbs
WEIGHT
4.3 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro and Dell XPS 16 both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

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How the Dell XPS 16 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell XPS 16Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro
Dell XPS 16Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro

GENERAL

Price
$1,899
$516
Release Date
February 20, 2024May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.5'' x 0.74''14'' x 9.9'' x 0.67''
Weight
4.7 lbs4.3 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155HAMD Ryzen 5 6600HS
Graphics
Intel Arc 4-Cores RTX 3050 (35 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours10 Hours
Battery Capacity
99.5 Wh75 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16.3"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
120Hz120Hz
Display Brightness
500 nits409 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.6/10
Portability Score
7.5/107.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.5/107/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
02
USB-C ports
31
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
32
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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Florian Glaser | September 2022
"The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro turns out a successful all-rounder that, aside from 3D applications, always strikes a good or very good figure. This begins with the elegant metal case that isn't particularly light but fairly robust, giving a high-quality impression. The input devices are also better than those of many competitors. Both the keyboard and the touchpad are attractive and comfortable. In addition, the performance of the Ryzen 5 6600HS is easily able to keep up with the Intel competitors."

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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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