Lenovo Legion Pro 7 Gen 8 (AMD, 2023) vs Dell Alienware X16

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Display 2560 x 1600
Battery
90 Wh
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
GPU
RAM
Storage

Review

Evaluation of Lenovo Legion Pro 7 Gen 8 (AMD, 2023) and Dell Alienware X16 important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Portability
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Lenovo Legion Pro 7 Gen 8 (AMD, 2023)
  • Can run popular games at about 88-120% higher FPS
  • Around 2.3x better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Thinner bezels and 11% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • User-upgradable RAM (up to 32GB)
  • Provides 67% higher max. screen brightness: 500 vs 300 nits
  • 33% sharper screen – 189 versus 142 pixels per inch (PPI)
  • Smaller footprint: 10% more compact case (147.7 vs 163.8 square inches)
Advantages of the Dell Alienware X16
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 480 versus 240 Hz
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 3 versus 2
  • Features a bigger (~13%) battery – 90 against 80 watt-hours

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 2.8 kg (6.17 lbs) 2.72 kg (6 lbs)
Dimensions 363.4 x 262.15 x 21.95-25.9 mm
14.31 x 10.32 x 0.86-1.02 inches
364.74 x 289.81 x 18.57 mm
14.36 x 11.41 x 0.73 inches
Area 953 cm2 (147.7 inches2) 1057 cm2 (163.8 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~77.9% ~70.2%
Side bezels 9.4 mm 10.1 mm
Colors Gray Black, Silver
Material Aluminum Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° 120°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber Yes Yes
Liquid metal Yes Optional
Number of fans 2 4
Noise level (max. load) - 54.8 dB

Display

Size 16 inches 16 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 240 Hz 480 Hz
PPI 189 ppi 142 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:10
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels 1920 x 1200 pixels
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision Yes, Dolby Vision
Sync technology FreeSync G-Sync
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Ambient light sensor No No
Display tests
Contrast 1200:1 -
sRGB color space 100% 99%
DCI-P3 color gamut - 99%
Response time 3 ms 3 ms
Max. brightness

Battery

Capacity
Full charging time - 2:00 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left, Bottom Bottom
Charge power 140 / 300 / 330 W 240 / 330 W
Cable length - 1 meters
Weight of AC adapter 820 grams 750 / 991 grams

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 2.5 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo frequency 5.4 GHz 4.9 GHz
Cores 16 10 (6P + 4E)
Threads 32 16
L3 Cache 64 MB 24 MB
Integrated GPU Radeon 610M Intel UHD Graphics (64EU)
Fabrication process 5 nm 10 nm

Benchmarks

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

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 175 W 140 W
Nvidia Optimus Yes, Advanced Optimus Yes, Advanced Optimus
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 4 nm 4 nm
FLOPS 24.7 TFLOPS 9.5 TFLOPS
Memory size 12 GB 6 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 192 bit 96 bit
Memory speed ~16 Gbps ~16 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 7424 2560
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 232 80
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 80 32
GPU performance
24.7 TFLOPS
9.5 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB 2x8 GB
Clock 6000 MHz 6400 MHz
Type DDR5 LPDDR5
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 2 -
Max. ram size 32 GB -

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x1024 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Audio chip Realtek ALC3306 Realtek ALC3281
Speakers 2.0 2.4 (2 tweeters and 4 woofers)
Power 2x2W 4x3W
Dolby Atmos No Yes
Loudness ~82 dB ~87.3 dB
Microphones 2 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6E v6E
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.3
Fingerprint No No
Infrared sensor No Yes
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Ports
USB-A 4x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 2x USB 3.2 3x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt No Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort No 1x v1.4
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes No
SD card reader No Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.5 mm 1.8 mm
Touchpad
Size 12.0 x 7.5 cm 11.2 x 6.5 cm
Surface Plastic Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes
Further details
Notes on Alienware X16:
    - 4-fan cooling with liquid metal only for RTX 4080 or RTX 4090 models.
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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