Lenovo ThinkPad T16 Gen 2 vs Dell XPS 15 9530 (2023)

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Evaluation of Lenovo ThinkPad T16 Gen 2 and Dell XPS 15 9530 (2023) important characteristics
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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 ThinkPad T16 Gen 2
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Slightly easier to carry: weighs 120 grams less (around 0.26 lbs)
  • Better webcam recording quality
Advantages of the Dell XPS 15 9530 (2023)
  • Features a much bigger (~64%) battery – 86 against 52.5 watt-hours
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 3 versus 2
  • Around 52% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Thinner bezels and 11% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Can run popular games at about 15-21% higher FPS
  • Provides 25% higher max. screen brightness: 500 vs 400 nits
  • Much smaller footprint: 14% more compact case (122.9 vs 143.4 square inches)

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 1.74 kg (3.84 lbs) 1.86 kg (4.1 lbs)
Dimensions 361.9 x 255.5 x 20.5 mm
14.25 x 10.06 x 0.81 inches
344.72 x 230.14 x 18 mm
13.57 x 9.06 x 0.71 inches
Area 925 cm2 (143.4 inches2) 793 cm2 (122.9 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~80.3% ~88.9%
Side bezels 8.6 mm 4.4 mm
Colors Black, Gray Black, Silver
Material Aluminum 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 1 2
Noise level (max. load) 38.6 dB 44.6 dB


Size 16 inches 15.6 inches
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 142 ppi 145 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:10
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels 1920 x 1200 pixels
HDR support No Yes, Dolby Vision
Sync technology No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Glossy (Antireflective)
Ambient light sensor No Yes
Screen space comparison
ThinkPad T16 Gen 2
16″ (16:10 ratio) = 115.1 in2
XPS 15 9530 (2023)
15.6″ (16:10 ratio) = 109.4 in2
~5% more screen space
Display tests
Contrast 1000:1 1650:1
sRGB color space 64% 100%
Adobe RGB profile 48% -
DCI-P3 color gamut 48% -
Max. brightness
500 nits


Voltage - 11.4 V
Full charging time 1:30 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 Left, Right
Charge power 45 / 65 / 135 W 130 W
Cable length - 1 meters
Weight of AC adapter 240 / 338 / 541 grams 463 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 1.3 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.6 GHz 4.7 GHz
Cores 10 (2P + 8E) 12 (4P + 8E)
Threads 12 16
L3 Cache 12 MB 18 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU)
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 - 50 W
Nvidia Optimus Yes Yes, Advanced Optimus
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 12 nm 6 nm
GPU base clock 1065 MHz 300 MHz
GPU boost clock 1320 MHz 1550 MHz
Memory size 4 GB 4 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 64 bit 64 bit
Memory speed ~12 Gbps ~12 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 1024 1024
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 32 64
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 16 32
GPU performance
2.703 TFLOPS


RAM size
Channels 1x16 GB 1x8 GB
Clock 5200 MHz 4800 MHz
Type DDR5 DDR5
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 1 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 1x256 GB 1x512 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 1 2
NVMe Yes Yes


Audio chip Realtek ALC3287 Realtek ALC3281
Speakers 2.0 2.2 (2 tweeters and 2 woofers)
Power 2x2W 2x2W, 2x3W
Dolby Atmos Yes No
Loudness ~78.9 dB ~83.4 dB
Microphones 2 2


Wi-Fi standard v6E v6
Bluetooth v5.2 v5.3
Fingerprint Optional Yes
Infrared sensor Optional Yes
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 No
USB Type-C 2x USB 4.0 3x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 No
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes No
SD card reader Yes Yes
Proprietary charging port No No


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.5 mm 1.3 mm
Size 11.5 x 6.7 cm 15.0 x 9.0 cm
Surface Plastic Glass
Windows Precision Yes Yes
Further details
Notes on ThinkPad T16 Gen 2:
    - Memory types: configurations with integrated graphics utilize DDR4-3200 or DDR5-4800, and models with discrete graphics employ LPDDR5x-6400.
    - Camera quality: models with discrete graphics boast a superior 5MP FHD camera, while those with integrated graphics offer either FHD or HD cameras.
    - Black model: carbon lid, plastic body. Gray model: all aluminum.
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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