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Advantages of the Dell XPS 16
  • Good portability
  • Very good battery life
Advantages of the Lenovo Legion 9i
  • Best in class for engineering and design
  • Excellent for gaming and AI
  • Very good for software development
  • Best in class overall display quality

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.7
XPS 16
Legion 9i
9.2
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.9/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
3200 x 2000
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 9i is excellent for gaming and AI, while the Dell XPS 16 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.6
XPS 16
Legion 9i
9.5
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
The Lenovo Legion 9i is best in class for engineering and design, while the Dell XPS 16 is good.

Content Creation

8.1
XPS 16
Legion 9i
8.7
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
3200 x 2000
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
Mini LED
The Lenovo Legion 9i and Dell XPS 16 are both very good for content creation, though the Lenovo Legion 9i is somewhat better.

Software Development

7.8
XPS 16
Legion 9i
8.4
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
3200 x 2000
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
The Lenovo Legion 9i is very good for software development, while the Dell XPS 16 is good.

Screen Quality

7.9
XPS 16
Legion 9i
9.8
16.3in
SIZE
16.0in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
3200 x 2000
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
Mini LED
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
500.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
682.0 nits
The Lenovo Legion 9i has a better screen than the Dell XPS 16 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

10.0 Hours
XPS 16
Legion 9i
3.0 Hours
The Dell XPS 16 has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Legion 9i has 3 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
XPS 16
Legion 9i
Fair
16.3in
SIZE
16.0in
4.7 lbs
WEIGHT
5.6 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The Dell XPS 16 has good portability, while the Lenovo Legion 9i has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$1,899
XPS 16
Legion 9i
$3,420
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

$4,000

The Dell XPS 16 has a price of $1,899 and the Lenovo Legion 9i costs $3,420.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
XPS 16
Legion 9i
8.4
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
3200 x 2000
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
Mini LED
500.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
682.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
3.0 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
7.4/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.3/10
The Lenovo Legion 9i and Dell XPS 16 are both very good for general use.

Build Quality

8.5
XPS 16
Legion 9i
8.5
The Dell XPS 16 and Lenovo Legion 9i both have very good build quality.

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How the Dell XPS 16 and the Lenovo Legion 9i compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell XPS 16Lenovo Legion 9i
Dell XPS 16Lenovo Legion 9i

GENERAL

Price
$1,899
$3,420
Release Date
February 20, 2024October 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.5'' x 0.74''14.1'' x 10.9'' x 1.01''
Weight
4.7 lbs5.64 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155HIntel i9-13980HX
Graphics
Intel Arc 4-Cores RTX 4080 (175 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
16 GB32 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours3 Hours
Battery Capacity
99.5 Wh99.9 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16.3"16"
Display Technology
IPSMini LED
Resolution
1920 x 12003200 x 2000
Refresh Rate
120Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
500 nits682 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/108.5/10
Portability Score
7.5/106.4/10
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
9/109/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.5/109.8/10
Webcam
1080p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

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

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PCMag

Matthew Buzzi | December 2023
"The Lenovo Legion 9i is meant as a top-end flagship showcase for enthusiasts, and on that, it delivers. You'll find flashier designs in this price tier—Razer’s all-metal build in a similarly sized laptop like the Blade 16, or monstrous 18-inch machines—but this is a well-thought-out laptop. The chassis is trim for a 16-inch powerhouse, the lid is unique, and bespoke liquid cooling takes performance to the next level."

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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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