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XPS 16
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Legion Pro 5
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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
  • Good portability
  • Very good battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard
Advantages of the Lenovo Legion Pro 5
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Very good overall display quality

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.7
XPS 16
Legion Pro 5
8.4
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5 is very good for gaming and AI, while the Dell XPS 16 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.6
XPS 16
Legion Pro 5
8.5
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.4/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5 is very good for engineering and design, while the Dell XPS 16 is good.

Screen Quality

7.9
XPS 16
Legion Pro 5
8.0
16.3in
SIZE
16.0in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
500.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
340.0 nits
The Dell XPS 16 has a better screen than the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 for software development, and content creation, while the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 has a better screen for gaming and AI.

Battery

10.0 Hours
XPS 16
Legion Pro 5
3.5 Hours
The Dell XPS 16 has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Legion Pro 5 has 3.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
XPS 16
Legion Pro 5
Fair
16.3in
SIZE
16.0in
4.7 lbs
WEIGHT
5.6 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The Dell XPS 16 has good portability, while the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

8.5
XPS 16
Legion Pro 5
7.4
The Dell XPS 16 has very good build quality, while the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 has good build quality.

Cost

$1,899
XPS 16
Legion Pro 5
$1,749
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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 Legion Pro 5 costs $1,749.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
XPS 16
Legion Pro 5
7.8
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
500.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
340.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
3.5 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
7.4/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.6/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell XPS 16 to be very good for general use, while the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 is good.

Content Creation

8.1
XPS 16
Legion Pro 5
7.9
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.4/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
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 Legion Pro 5 is good.

Software Development

7.8
XPS 16
Legion Pro 5
7.6
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Dell XPS 16 and Lenovo Legion Pro 5 are both good for software development.

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

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Spec Comparison

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Dell XPS 16Lenovo Legion Pro 5
Dell XPS 16Lenovo Legion Pro 5

GENERAL

Price
$1,899
$1,749
Release Date
February 20, 2024March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.5'' x 0.74''14.3'' x 10.3'' x 0.97''
Weight
4.7 lbs5.6 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155HAMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
Graphics
Intel Arc 4-Cores RTX 4070 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours3.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
99.5 Wh80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16.3"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
120Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
500 nits340 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.4/10
Portability Score
7.5/106.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
8.8/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.5/107/10
Webcam
1080p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
04
USB-C ports
32
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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PCMag

Mark Knapp | July 2023
"It doesn't quite match its Legion Pro 7i sibling as an Editors' Choice winner, but Lenovo's AMD-powered Legion Pro 5 Gen 8 is a stylish, well-built gaming laptop with solid performance at both 1080p and its sharper native resolution. It's cheaper than some comparably equipped machines and better than some similarly priced ones. That's a recipe for success, even without its frequent availability of discounts or sales. A brighter screen and longer battery life would be nice, but even as is the Legion Pro 5 earns a solid recommendation."

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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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