Lenovo Legion 7 Gen 7 (2022, AMD) vs Dell Alienware m17 R5 Ryzen Edition

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Battery 99.9 Wh


Evaluation of Lenovo Legion 7 Gen 7 (2022, AMD) and Dell Alienware m17 R5 Ryzen Edition important characteristics
System and application performance
Performance in popular 3D games
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Lenovo Legion 7 Gen 7 (2022, AMD)
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 800 grams less (around 1.76 lbs)
  • Can run popular games at about 34-47% higher FPS
  • Features a much bigger (~56%) battery – 99.9 against 64 watt-hours
  • Thinner bezels and 13% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 4 versus 3
  • Better webcam recording quality
  • Provides 67% higher max. screen brightness: 500 vs 300 nits
  • 49% sharper screen – 189 versus 127 pixels per inch (PPI)
  • Much smaller footprint: 20% more compact case (146.3 vs 184 square inches)
Advantages of the Dell Alienware m17 R5 Ryzen Edition
  • Around 9% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test

Value for money

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 2.5 kg (5.51 lbs) 3.3 kg (7.28 lbs)
Dimensions 358.1 x 263.5 x 19.4 mm
14.1 x 10.37 x 0.76 inches
397.3 x 298.7 x 26.7 mm
15.64 x 11.76 x 1.05 inches
Area 944 cm2 (146.2 inches2) 1187 cm2 (183.9 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~78.7% ~69.5%
Side bezels 6.8 mm 7.2 mm
Colors Gray Black
Material Aluminum Top: Aluminum
Middle: Aluminum
Bottom: Plastic
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° 135°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber Yes No
Liquid metal No No
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level (max. load) 54.2 dB 50.1 dB


Size 16 inches 17.3 inches
Refresh rate 165 Hz 165 Hz
PPI 189 ppi 127 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:9
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision No
Sync technology FreeSync G-Sync (configurable)
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Ambient light sensor No No
Screen space comparison
Alienware m17 R5 Ryzen Edition
17.3″ (16:9 ratio) = 127.9 in2
Legion 7 Gen 7 (2022, AMD)
16″ (16:10 ratio) = 115.1 in2
~11% more screen space
Display tests
Contrast 1113:1 1200:1
sRGB color space 95.3% 100%
Adobe RGB profile 65.7% -
DCI-P3 color gamut 63.7% -
Response time 10 ms 7 ms
Max. brightness


Voltage - 15.2 V
Full charging time 1:20 hr 2:00 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Bottom Bottom
Charge power 230 / 300 W 180 / 240 W
Weight of AC adapter 999 grams 994 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.7 GHz 4.7 GHz
Cores 8 8
Threads 16 16
L3 Cache 16 MB 16 MB
Integrated GPU AMD Radeon 680M AMD Radeon 680M
Fabrication process 6 nm 6 nm


Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 140 W 100 W
Nvidia Optimus MUX Yes, Advanced Optimus
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 7 nm 8 nm
GPU base clock 1489 MHz 1463 MHz
GPU boost clock 2250 MHz 1695 MHz
Memory size 10 GB 4 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 160 bit 128 bit
Memory speed ~16 Gbps 12 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 2304 2560
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 144 80
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 64 48
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB 1x8 GB
Clock 4800 MHz 4800 MHz
Type DDR5 DDR5
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 32 GB 64 GB


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
NVMe Yes Yes


Audio chip Realtek ALC3287 Realtek ALC3254
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power 2x2W 2x2W
Dolby Atmos No Yes
Loudness ~84.7 dB ~82.6 dB
Microphones 2 2


Wi-Fi standard v6E v6E
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.3
Fingerprint Yes No
Infrared sensor No Optional
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 2x USB 4.0
USB Type-C 4x USB 4.0 3x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt No No
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes Yes
SD card reader No No
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.5 mm 1.8 mm
Size 12.0 x 7.5 cm 11.5 x 8.0 cm
Surface Plastic Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
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