Lenovo Legion Pro 7i Gen 8 (Intel, 2023) vs Dell Alienware m18

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Evaluation of Lenovo Legion Pro 7i Gen 8 (Intel, 2023) and Dell Alienware m18 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 Pro 7i Gen 8 (Intel, 2023)
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 1430 grams less (around 3.15 lbs)
  • Can run popular games at about 68-92% higher FPS
  • Thinner bezels and 9% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Provides 67% higher max. screen brightness: 500 vs 300 nits
  • 50% sharper screen – 189 versus 126 pixels per inch (PPI)
  • Much smaller footprint: 27% more compact case (147.6 vs 203.5 square inches)
Advantages of the Dell Alienware m18
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 480 versus 240 Hz
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 3 versus 2
  • Features a bigger (~21%) battery – 97 against 80 watt-hours
  • Around 7% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 2.8 kg (6.17 lbs) 4.23 kg (9.33 lbs)
Dimensions 363.4 x 262.1 x 21.9-25.9 mm
14.31 x 10.32 x 0.86-1.02 inches
410.3 x 319.9 x 24.1-26.7 mm
16.15 x 12.59 x 0.95-1.05 inches
Area 952 cm2 (147.7 inches2) 1313 cm2 (203.3 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~77.9% ~71.6%
Side bezels 9.4 mm 11.3 mm
Colors Gray Black, Gray
Material Aluminum Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° 135°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber Yes Yes
Liquid metal Yes Yes
Number of fans 2 4
Noise level (max. load) 56 dB 56.7 dB


Size 16 inches 18 inches
Refresh rate 240 Hz 480 Hz
PPI 189 ppi 126 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 G-Sync G-Sync
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Ambient light sensor No No
Screen space comparison
Alienware m18
18″ (16:10 ratio) = 145.6 in2
Legion Pro 7i Gen 8 (Intel, 2023)
16″ (16:10 ratio) = 115.1 in2
~26% more screen space
Display tests
Contrast 1278:1 1000:1
sRGB color space 99.7% 100%
Adobe RGB profile 71.2% -
DCI-P3 color gamut 69.1% 100%
Response time 3 ms 3 ms
Max. brightness


Full charging time 1:30 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 Left, Bottom Bottom
Charge power 140 / 300 / 330 W 300 / 330 W
Cable length - 1 meters
Weight of AC adapter 1010 / 1068 grams 1478 / 1512 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 2.1 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo frequency 5 GHz 4.9 GHz
Cores 16 (8P + 8E) 14 (6P + 8E)
Threads 24 20
L3 Cache 30 MB 24 MB
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics (32EU) Intel UHD Graphics (16EU)
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm


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

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 140 W 115 W
Nvidia Optimus MUX MUX
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 4 nm 4 nm
GPU base clock 1395 MHz -
Memory size 8 GB 6 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 128 bit 96 bit
Memory speed ~16 Gbps ~16 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 4608 2560
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 144 80
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 48 32
GPU performance


RAM size
Channels 2x8 GB 2x8 GB
Clock 6000 MHz 4800 MHz
Type DDR5 DDR5
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 64 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 4
NVMe Yes Yes


Audio chip Realtek ALC3306 Realtek ALC3254
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power 2x2W 2x2W
Dolby Atmos No Yes
Loudness ~82 dB ~83.8 dB
Microphones 2 2


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
USB-A 4x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 2x USB 4.0 3x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort No 1x v1.4
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes Yes
SD card reader No Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes


Keyboard type Island Mechanical
Numpad Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.5 mm 1.8 mm
Size 12.0 x 7.5 cm 13.1 x 8.0 cm
Surface Plastic Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes
Further details
Notes on Alienware m18:
    - Optional CherryMX low-profile mechanical switches.
    - Supports a maximum of 9 TB of storage (2x4 TB + 2x512 TB).
    - The RAM can operate at up to 5800 MHz, thanks to the XMP profiles.
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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