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XPS 16
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Legion Slim 5i
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Advantages of the Dell XPS 16
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Good portability
  • Very good battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard
Advantages of the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i
  • 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 Slim 5i
8.0
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.4/10
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 Slim 5i is very good for gaming and AI, while the Dell XPS 16 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.6
XPS 16
Legion Slim 5i
8.4
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5i is very good for engineering and design, while the Dell XPS 16 is good.

Screen Quality

7.9
XPS 16
Legion Slim 5i
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
343.0 nits
The Dell XPS 16 has a better screen than the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i for engineering and design, while the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i has a better screen for gaming and AI.

Battery

10.0 Hours
XPS 16
Legion Slim 5i
7.0 Hours
The Dell XPS 16 has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Legion Slim 5i has 7 hours of battery life.

Portability

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

Build Quality

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

Cost

$1,899
XPS 16
Legion Slim 5i
$1,080
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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 Slim 5i costs $1,080.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
XPS 16
Legion Slim 5i
7.9
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
500.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
343.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
7.0 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
7.4/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.7/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell XPS 16 to be very good for general use, while the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i is good.

Content Creation

8.1
XPS 16
Legion Slim 5i
8.0
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell XPS 16 and Lenovo Legion Slim 5i are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

7.8
XPS 16
Legion Slim 5i
7.8
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
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 Slim 5i are both good for software development.

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

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Spec Comparison

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Dell XPS 16Lenovo Legion Slim 5i
Dell XPS 16Lenovo Legion Slim 5i

GENERAL

Price
$1,899
$1,080
Release Date
February 20, 2024May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.5'' x 0.74''14.2'' x 10.3'' x 0.99''
Weight
4.7 lbs5.29 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155HIntel i7-13700H
Graphics
Intel Arc 4-Cores RTX 4060 (125 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours7 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 nits343 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.4/10
Portability Score
7.5/106.7/10
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
02
USB-C ports
32
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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Mark Knapp | August 2023
"The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 acknowledges that a gaming laptop doesn’t have to be as thick as possible and can still ensure adequate cooling when the muscles need flexing. To this end, in the Slim 5 Gen 8, it finds a neat balance of refined, trimmed-down design that still lets its internals cruise (even above their max power ratings). Lenovo then added in some high-end build quality with an altogether excellent keyboard that’s useful for both work and play."

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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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