Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 vs Dell XPS 15 9530 (2023)

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Evaluation of Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 and Dell XPS 15 9530 (2023) important characteristics
Performance
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Gaming
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Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
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Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Can run popular games at about 58-80% higher FPS
  • Better webcam recording quality
Advantages of the Dell XPS 15 9530 (2023)
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 3 versus 1
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 540 grams less (around 1.19 lbs)
  • Thinner bezels and 26% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Around 39% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Features a much bigger (~43%) battery – 86 against 60 watt-hours
  • Provides 43% higher max. screen brightness: 500 vs 350 nits
  • Much smaller footprint: 17% more compact case (122.9 vs 147.6 square inches)

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 2.4 kg (5.29 lbs) 1.86 kg (4.1 lbs)
Dimensions 359.6 x 264.8 x 22.1-25.2 mm
14.16 x 10.43 x 0.87-0.99 inches
344.72 x 230.14 x 18 mm
13.57 x 9.06 x 0.71 inches
Area 952 cm2 (147.7 inches2) 793 cm2 (122.9 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~70.5% ~88.9%
Side bezels 7.1 mm 4.4 mm
Colors Gray Black, Silver
Material Plastic Top: Aluminum
Middle: Carbon fiber
Bottom: Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° 140°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Liquid metal No No
Number of fans 2 2
Noise level (max. load) 57 dB 44.6 dB

Display

Size 15.6 inches 15.6 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 141 ppi 145 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:10
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1200 pixels
HDR support No Yes, Dolby Vision
Sync technology G-Sync (configurable) No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Glossy (Antireflective)
Ambient light sensor No Yes
Screen space comparison
XPS 15 9530 (2023)
15.6″ (16:10 ratio) = 109.4 in2
LOQ 15IRH8
15.6″ (16:9 ratio) = 104 in2
~5% more screen space
Display tests
Contrast 800:1 1650:1
sRGB color space - 100%
Max. brightness
350 nits
500 nits

Battery

Capacity
Voltage - 11.4 V
Full charging time 0:45 hr 2:30 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left, Bottom Left, Right
Charge power 130 / 170 / 230 W 130 W
Cable length - 1 meters
Weight of AC adapter 556 / 858 grams 463 grams

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 2 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.4 GHz 4.7 GHz
Cores 8 (4P + 4E) 12 (4P + 8E)
Threads 12 16
L3 Cache 12 MB 18 MB
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics (48EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)
Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
8439
10933
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
10134
14076

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 95 W 50 W
Nvidia Optimus MUX Yes, Advanced Optimus
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 8 nm 6 nm
GPU base clock 1530 MHz 300 MHz
GPU boost clock 1740 MHz 1550 MHz
FLOPS 7.12 TFLOPS 3.46 TFLOPS
Memory size 6 GB 4 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 128 bit 64 bit
Memory speed 12 Gbps ~12 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 2048 1024
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 64 64
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 40 32
GPU performance
LOQ 15IRH8 +106%
7.12 TFLOPS
3.46 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB 1x8 GB
Clock 5200 MHz 4800 MHz
Type DDR5 DDR5
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 32 GB 64 GB

Storage

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

Sound

Audio chip Realtek ALC3287 Realtek ALC3281
Speakers 2.0 2.2 (2 tweeters and 2 woofers)
Power 2x2W 2x2W, 2x3W
Dolby Atmos No No
Loudness ~79.2 dB ~83.4 dB
Microphones 2 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.3
Fingerprint No Yes
Infrared sensor No Yes
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A 3x USB 3.2 No
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 3x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt No Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 No
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes No
SD card reader No Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes No

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.5 mm 1.3 mm
Touchpad
Size 12.0 x 7.5 cm 15.0 x 9.0 cm
Surface Plastic Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes
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