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XPS 16
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IdeaPad Slim 7i
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Advantages of the Dell XPS 16
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for content creation
  • Good overall display quality
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard
Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i
  • Very good portability

Key differences

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Screen Quality

7.9
XPS 16
IdeaPad Slim 7i
6.9
16.3in
SIZE
14.0in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
500.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
340.0 nits
The Dell XPS 16 has a better screen than the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

10.0 Hours
XPS 16
IdeaPad Slim 7i
11.5 Hours
The Dell XPS 16 has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i has 11.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
XPS 16
IdeaPad Slim 7i
Very Good
16.3in
SIZE
14.0in
4.7 lbs
WEIGHT
2.9 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.5in
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i has very good portability, while the Dell XPS 16 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

8.5
XPS 16
IdeaPad Slim 7i
7.8
The Dell XPS 16 has very good build quality, while the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i has good build quality.

Cost

$1,899
XPS 16
IdeaPad Slim 7i
$899
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$0

$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 Slim 7i costs $899.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
XPS 16
IdeaPad Slim 7i
7.7
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
500.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
340.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
11.5 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
7.4/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.9/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell XPS 16 to be very good for general use, while the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i is good.

Gaming and AI

6.7
XPS 16
IdeaPad Slim 7i
6.4
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
9.5/10
The Dell XPS 16 and Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.6
XPS 16
IdeaPad Slim 7i
7.2
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.5/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Dell XPS 16 and Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i are both good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.1
XPS 16
IdeaPad Slim 7i
7.7
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.5/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell XPS 16 to be very good for content creation, while the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i is good.

Software Development

7.8
XPS 16
IdeaPad Slim 7i
7.5
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.5/10
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 16 and Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i are both good for software development.

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How the Dell XPS 16 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell XPS 16Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i
Dell XPS 16Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i

GENERAL

Price
$1,899
$899
Release Date
February 20, 2024October 1, 2020
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.5'' x 0.74''12.6'' x 8.2'' x 0.59''
Weight
4.7 lbs2.99 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155HIntel i7-1165G7
Graphics
Intel Arc 4-Cores Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours11.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
99.5 Wh60.7 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16.3"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
120Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
500 nits340 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.8/10
Portability Score
7.5/108.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/109.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.5/107.5/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
02
USB-C ports
32
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
44

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PCMag

Ted Needleman | January 2022
"Among Lenovo's multiple laptop brands, the IdeaPad family is decidedly the one designed for consumers: people who want decent performance at a reasonable price. Consider, then, this laptop a paragon for the pickier members of that crowd. With a 14-inch touch-enabled display, a comfortable keyboard, an Evo-certified Intel Core i7 11th Generation CPU, and the latest Windows 11 operating system, the IdeaPad Slim 7i Pro ultraportable ($1,199 as tested) is a slick mainstream machine at a bit of a premium price, and quite capable for everyday tasks."

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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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