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XPS 16
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Legion Slim 7 16"
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Advantages of the Dell XPS 16
  • Very good overall build quality
  • Very good battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard
Advantages of the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16"
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good overall display quality

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.7
XPS 16
Legion Slim 7 16"
8.2
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.3/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16" is very good for gaming and AI, while the Dell XPS 16 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.6
XPS 16
Legion Slim 7 16"
8.6
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16" is very good for engineering and design, while the Dell XPS 16 is good.

Screen Quality

7.9
XPS 16
Legion Slim 7 16"
8.7
16.3in
SIZE
16.0in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
500.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
502.0 nits
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 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 Slim 7 16"
7.0 Hours
The Dell XPS 16 has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 has 7 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

8.5
XPS 16
Legion Slim 7 16"
7.6
The Dell XPS 16 has very good build quality, while the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16" has good build quality.

Cost

$1,899
XPS 16
Legion Slim 7 16"
$1,120
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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 7 16" costs $1,120.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
XPS 16
Legion Slim 7 16"
8.2
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
500.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
502.0 nits
10.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
7.0 Hours
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
7.4/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.5/10
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16" and Dell XPS 16 are both very good for general use.

Content Creation

8.1
XPS 16
Legion Slim 7 16"
8.3
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16" and Dell XPS 16 are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

7.8
XPS 16
Legion Slim 7 16"
8.0
8.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
9.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16" to be very good for software development, while the Dell XPS 16 is good.

Portability

Good
XPS 16
Legion Slim 7 16"
Good
16.3in
SIZE
16.0in
4.7 lbs
WEIGHT
4.4 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16" and Dell XPS 16 both have good portability.
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How the Dell XPS 16 and the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell XPS 16Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16"
Dell XPS 16Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16"

GENERAL

Price
$1,899
$1,120
Release Date
February 20, 2024May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.5'' x 0.74''14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.69''
Weight
4.7 lbs4.4 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155HAMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
Graphics
Intel Arc 4-Cores RTX 4060 (115 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours7 Hours
Battery Capacity
99.5 Wh99.9 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16.3"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
120Hz240Hz
Display Brightness
500 nits502 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.6/10
Portability Score
7.5/107.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/107.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.5/108/10
Webcam
1080p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
03
USB-C ports
32
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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Benjamin Herzig | November 2022
"The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 is a slim Legion notebook that is just as excellent with Nvidia & Intel. However, the Legion Slim 7i slightly sullied by lacklustre battery life. You get a slim aluminium chassis, great input devices, decent port selection, fast high-quality WQXGA display and great performance. Supporting Thunderbolt 4 is one advantage of the Intel/Nvidia model tested in this review. Moreover, this variant has slightly higher CPU performance as well as better GPU performance in certain applications (e.g. CUDA-based apps). The Lenovo Legion S7i is thin, premium and performant – but less efficient than its AMD counterpart."

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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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