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Dell G16 (2024) laptop review: An affordable Alienware alternative from the same manufacturer?

Thunderbolt and DCI-P3, yes or no? In contrast to Dell's Alienware series, the Dell G16 covers the mid-range segment of gaming laptops. The 2024 model relies neither on Intel's new Gen 14 chips nor on its Ultra CPUs—but in turn, its price is kept relatively low and on paper, it features a decent display. Our detailed review will uncover the laptop's strengths and weaknesses.

At the end of 2022, we last (and, coincidentally, for the first time) took a look at the 16-inch model of the relatively new G-series, Dell's budget-to-mid-range gaming laptops. At the time, the Dell G16 was equipped with an Intel Gen-12 CPU and the RTX 3060. The 2024 model sees the manufacturer making the switch to Intel Gen 13 and the RTX 4060 (there are further GPU options available). The display has received a slightly more powerful variant as an option.

We will also be taking a look at whether Dell has managed to further slim down the laptop's relatively thick case. Moreover, the G16 of course has to compete with other budget and mid-range gamers such as the MSI Raider GE68 HX 13VF, the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8 and the Lenovo LOQ 16—plus, we will naturally be comparing it to its predecessor as well as to the slightly more expensive Alienware m16 R1.

Dell G16 7630
Processor
Intel Core i7-13650HX 14 x 1.9 - 4.9 GHz, 160 W PL2 / Short Burst, 55 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, 140 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), 546.65, Advanced Optimus
Memory
16 GB 
, 2x 8 GB Micron DDR5-4800
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, Chi Mei CMN161D (160GME), IPS, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00, 1024 GB 
, 960 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-S PCH - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset
Networking
Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.65 x 357 x 289 ( = 1.01 x 14.06 x 11.38 in)
Battery
86 Wh, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p Webcam
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo Speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet with 1 zone RGB, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.76 kg ( = 97.36 oz / 6.08 pounds), Power Supply: 1.506 kg ( = 53.12 oz / 3.32 pounds)
Price
1.599 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.5 %
02/2024
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg25.65 mm16.00"2560x1600
86.1 %
10/2022
Dell G16 7620
i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.6 kg26.9 mm16.00"2560x1600
86.9 %
09/2023
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg27.9 mm16.00"1900x1200
87.7 %
08/2023
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
R7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.4 kg25.2 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.3 %
09/2023
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
3 kg25.4 mm16.00"2560x1600
87.3 %
09/2023
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg25.9 mm16.00"2560x1600

Case - Aluminum lid and the rest is gray plastic

The laptop's case, which differs to that of its predecessor, is mostly made from gray plastic—only the lid uses aluminum, giving it good stability. The base unit is stable, too, and can barely be twisted. The long hinge holds the display in place well, however, we noted some slight friction noises and squeaking when opening and closing it. Hopefully this won't affect the device's longevity. Its build is decent but it doesn't feel as high-quality as the more expensive Dell and Alienware models.

The Dell logo stands out on the top of the laptop and apart from this, it doesn't feature any additional color accents. Nevertheless, the obvious gamer doesn't look terribly sleek either, which is mainly due to the cooling unit protruding towards the back. Overall, the G16 doesn't look very elegant but rather clunky and heavy.

The more expensive Alienware m16 R1 is actually a little wider than our G16 and similarly thick. The MSI Raider GE68HX is a little thicker still, whereas the rest of their measurements are almost identical. Even the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 isn't a lot slimmer although the G16 appears quite thick, but the former is slightly smaller. 

Compared to its predecessor, this model has, in fact, gotten slightly slimmer but at the same time, it has increased in depth. It is also heavier (+ 200 g), meaning the G16 is now the second-heaviest 16-inch gamer with an RTX 4060, after the Alienware from the same manufacturer. In addition, Dell even delivers the version with an RTX 4060 with a huge and heavy 330-watt power supply—this alone weighs over 1.5 kg.

Size comparison

368.9 mm / 14.5 inch 289.9 mm / 11.4 inch 25.4 mm / 1 inch 3 kg6.58 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 284 mm / 11.2 inch 27.9 mm / 1.098 inch 2.7 kg5.95 lbs359.6 mm / 14.2 inch 277.6 mm / 10.9 inch 25.9 mm / 1.02 inch 2.7 kg5.85 lbs359.7 mm / 14.2 inch 260.3 mm / 10.2 inch 25.2 mm / 0.992 inch 2.4 kg5.2 lbs357.26 mm / 14.1 inch 272.11 mm / 10.7 inch 26.9 mm / 1.059 inch 2.6 kg5.77 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 289 mm / 11.4 inch 25.65 mm / 1.01 inch 2.8 kg6.08 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity - Thunderbolt not on all G16 models

The laptop's port layout has remained the same, bar one exception: On the back, the connections have been shuffled about a bit. While the HDMI port had a lot of space on the predecessor model, it now sits right between the USB-A port and the USB-C port—the former could lead to some space issues when used with larger plugs. This decision from Dell is rather questionable. 

Caution: The power plug doesn't sit very firmly and when the laptop is moved, it slips out quite easily. The heavy power supply further contributes to this issue.

Just as questionable is the device's Thunderbolt (4) support which was included in its predecessor. Now, it apparently depends on the installed graphics card. According to Dell, Thunderbolt isn't supported on models using up to an RTX 4060, whereas an RTX 4070 or beyond does feature it. This is unusual and for customers purchasing the smaller configurations, it is frustrating. The port doesn't support PowerDelivery. 

Why is Thunderbolt 4 only given to SKUs with RTX 4070 onwards (source: screenshot Dell website)?
Why is Thunderbolt 4 only given to SKUs with RTX 4070 onwards (source: screenshot Dell website)?
Left: LAN, 3.5-mm headset
Left: LAN, 3.5-mm headset
Right: 2x USB-A (5 GBit/s)
Right: 2x USB-A (5 GBit/s)
Back: USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/s, DP), HDMI 2.1, USB-A (5 GBit/s), power supply
Back: USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/s, DP), HDMI 2.1, USB-A (5 GBit/s), power supply

Communication

Swappable WiFi module
Swappable WiFi module

The Intel AX201 WiFi module supports WiFi 6 but not yet WiFi 6E.

Its transfer rates within the 5-GHz band are exceptional, whereas its 2.4-GHz rates of 210 Mb/s are disappointing.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1570 (808min - 1639max) MBit/s
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1557 (1481min - 1700max) MBit/s -1%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1334 (1007min - 1471max) MBit/s -15%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1302 (612min - 1383max) MBit/s -17%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (438 - 1715, n=67)
1300 MBit/s -17%
Average of class Gaming
  (469 - 1793, n=153, last 2 years)
1272 MBit/s -19%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
891 (795min - 967max) MBit/s -43%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Realtek RTL8852BE
768 (712min - 807max) MBit/s -51%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1681 (730min - 1705max) MBit/s +6%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1585 (1273min - 1662max) MBit/s
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1471 (1302min - 1560max) MBit/s -7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (390 - 1734, n=72)
1440 MBit/s -9%
Average of class Gaming
  (685 - 1890, n=159, last 2 years)
1403 MBit/s -11%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1256 (1120min - 1326max) MBit/s -21%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1115 (996min - 1190max) MBit/s -30%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Realtek RTL8852BE
843 (426min - 854max) MBit/s -47%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1674 (1578min - 1812max) MBit/s
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1519 (1294min - 1612max) MBit/s
Average of class Gaming
  (648 - 1878, n=77, last 2 years)
1477 MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (745 - 1252, n=3)
993 MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Average of class Gaming
  (853 - 1857, n=79, last 2 years)
1516 MBit/s
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1462 (725min - 1500max) MBit/s
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1323 (1216min - 1388max) MBit/s
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (390 - 1670, n=3)
993 MBit/s
05010015020025030035040045050055060065070075080085090095010001050110011501200125013001350140014501500155016001650170017501800Tooltip
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1519 (1294-1612)
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8 MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1674 (1578-1812)
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1437 (725-1500)
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8 MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1323 (1216-1388)
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1543 (808-1639)
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1333 (1007-1471)
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8 MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1557 (1481-1700)
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8 Realtek RTL8852BE; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø768 (712-807)
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1585 (1273-1662)
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1256 (1120-1326)
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8 MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1471 (1302-1560)
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8 Realtek RTL8852BE; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø828 (426-854)

Webcam

At the latest its meagre 720p webcam shows where Dell has made savings. Many competitors feature a Full-HD camera or better by now. There are better models when it comes to color deviations and picture sharpness, too.

ColorChecker
11.3 ∆E
15 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
16 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
10 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
13 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060: 14.61 ∆E min: 3.47 - max: 23.79 ∆E

Security

The G16 doesn't really feature any physical security functions, as it neither has a fingerprint sensor nor a Kensington lock. TPM is, of course, integrated into the processor.

Accessories and warranty

The packaging doesn't include any extras. Dell gives this device a standard 12-month warranty with on-site basic service and hardware support and the special conditions can be seen in the following screenshot. 

Warranty conditions (source: screenshot Dell website)
Warranty conditions (source: screenshot Dell website)

Maintenance

10 cross-headed screws hold the bottom plate in place. Four are longer than the rest but they don't fall out of their holes, so there isn't any concern about them getting mixed up. If you remove the screws, the bottom part of the case almost detaches by itself, so you won't need any additional tools. 

On the inside, there are no noticeable copper heat pipes as can be seen in most gaming competitors. You can access the fans, both RAM slots, the WiFi module, the battery and both M.2-SSD slots of which only the smaller format 2230 one is occupied. 

Opened up: now with a second SSD slot, WiFi module has been relocated
Opened up: now with a second SSD slot, WiFi module has been relocated
To compare: the predecessor model
To compare: the predecessor model
2 RAM slots
2 RAM slots
2 SSD slots
2 SSD slots

Input devices - 5 configurable special keys

Keyboard

The G16 doesn't feature a number pad but this means that all the keys have enough space—this includes the normally-sized arrow keys. On the right side, there are a few special keys (volume, microphone mute button). The normal keys are around 1.6 x 1.6 cm in size and the F keys are half the height. The WASD keys feature a white outline.

As some special keys are located on the right, F2 to F6 can be configured manually, e.g. with macros.

The keys' lift isn't very high, but their feedback is fine and you can type comfortably and quickly on them. The resulting noises are very moderate. The left arrow key on our test device sounds a little different to the other (arrow) keys—slightly hollow as if something is resonating on the inside. This could be a production error that hopefully only affects our device.

The keyboard features a background illumination with two intensity levels. It only has one zone, but you can select a range of RGB effects via the Command Center (raindrop, pulsating etc.).

The keyboard with a column of special keys on the right
The keyboard with a column of special keys on the right
WASD keys are outlined in white
WASD keys are outlined in white
Two-level backlighting
Two-level backlighting
It only has one zone but you can assign effects
It only has one zone but you can assign effects

Touchpad

The touchpad is a bit on the small side (around 10.5 x 6.5 cm) but most gamers will likely use a mouse, Dell might assume. Its surface is nice and smooth but during very slow movements or if your fingers are moist, it might stick a little. 

The integrated buttons trigger reliably—the clicking noise is slightly louder than that of the buttons, but it is by no means annoying.

Display - DCI-P3 or just sRGB after all?

Grainy subpixels
Grainy subpixels
Backlight bleeding along the edges
Backlight bleeding along the edges

Despite it featuring the same resolution, Dell has switched from BOE to Chi Mei. The matte IPS display has a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution. But beware: Although the website currently only offers one display for the G16—namely the QHD+ display (2,560 x 1,600) with a 240-Hz refresh rate, 3 ms, NVIDIA G-SYNC and 100 % DCI-P3 coverage)—our test sample is fitted with a panel with the same resolution but a refresh rate of "only" 165 Hz and, more importantly, only sRGB coverage and not DCI-P3! You have to take a look at the device's manual to discover both variants.

We measured an average brightness of 344 nits with a good 89 % illumination. However, when depicting dark scenes, we noted some subtle backlight bleeding along practically every edge.

Despite it having the same brightness, the screen shows an improved black value which also benefits its contrast. All-in-all, this is quite a good sRGB display and its response times are fast enough, too. 

The 2 display types. The store currently only officially offers the better option 2.
The 2 display types. The store currently only officially offers the better option 2.
345
cd/m²
344
cd/m²
337
cd/m²
344
cd/m²
369
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei CMN161D (160GME) tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 369 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 343.8 cd/m² Minimum: 18.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 369 cd/m²
Contrast: 1419:1 (Black: 0.26 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.04 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 2.35
ΔE Greyscale 3.38 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
69.3% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
98.5% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
67.5% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.47
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Chi Mei CMN161D (160GME), IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Dell G16 7620
BOE NE16QDM, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Chi Mei N160JME-GTK, IPS, 1900x1200, 16.00
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
BOE NJ NE160QDM-NYC, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
BOE NE16NYB, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
AUOC1A5 (B160QAN03.L), IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Display
1%
-38%
2%
0%
3%
Display P3 Coverage
67.5
68.3
1%
41.6
-38%
69.3
3%
67.7
0%
70.5
4%
sRGB Coverage
98.5
98
-1%
62.2
-37%
100
2%
97.2
-1%
98.9
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
69.3
70.5
2%
43
-38%
70
1%
70
1%
72.6
5%
Response Times
-7%
-131%
-8%
39%
17%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
7.6 ?(3.8, 3.8)
8.6 ?(3.4, 5.2)
-13%
17.3 ?(9.4, 7.9)
-128%
10.7 ?(5.2, 5.5)
-41%
4 ?(1.7, 2.3)
47%
7.2 ?(4, 3.2)
5%
Response Time Black / White *
10.4 ?(5.8, 4.6)
10.4 ?(5.2, 5.2)
-0%
24.2 ?(10.6, 12.6)
-133%
7.8 ?(3.9, 3.9)
25%
7.3 ?(3.6, 3.7)
30%
7.4 ?(3, 4.4)
29%
PWM Frequency
Screen
7%
-37%
15%
4%
13%
Brightness middle
369
369.4
0%
300.9
-18%
371.6
1%
306
-17%
407
10%
Brightness
344
348
1%
302
-12%
343
0%
302
-12%
369
7%
Brightness Distribution
89
83
-7%
93
4%
84
-6%
89
0%
85
-4%
Black Level *
0.26
0.32
-23%
0.31
-19%
0.44
-69%
0.3
-15%
0.45
-73%
Contrast
1419
1154
-19%
971
-32%
845
-40%
1020
-28%
904
-36%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.04
1.78
41%
4.6
-51%
1.52
50%
2.57
15%
1.43
53%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.56
4.41
21%
17.6
-217%
2.68
52%
4.26
23%
3.58
36%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.35
1.22
48%
2.04
13%
0.33
86%
0.85
64%
1.07
54%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.38
3.2
5%
3.3
2%
1.2
64%
3.3
2%
1.13
67%
Gamma
2.47 89%
2.2 100%
2.09 105%
2.1 105%
1.997 110%
2.5 88%
CCT
6040 108%
6750 96%
7151 91%
6503 100%
6895 94%
6526 100%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
0% / 4%
-69% / -50%
3% / 9%
14% / 8%
11% / 11%

* ... smaller is better

We measured around 70 % DisplayP3 and AdobeRGB coverage, while sRGB is almost completely covered. The old display achieved similar values; the version offered on the website is said to cover 100 % of DCI-P3.

sRGB
sRGB
DisplayP3
DisplayP3
AdobeRGB
AdobeRGB

Straight out of the box, the display isn't optimally calibrated. Our calibration using an X-Rite measuring device and the Calman software thoroughly improved grayscale deviations, while the colors weren't improved quite as well.

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Grayscale calibrated
Grayscale calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
10.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5.8 ms rise
↘ 4.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
7.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3.8 ms rise
↘ 3.8 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17900 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The display is bright enough to be used outside—at least in shaded surroundings—plus, its matte surface eliminates most big reflections.

Outside in the shade
Outside in the shade
Oblique viewing angle with the same camera settings
Oblique viewing angle with the same camera settings
The G16's display is a little less viewing-angle stable than we are used to from an IPS panel. Especially when looking at the display from above, it darkens a little faster.
The G16's display is a little less viewing-angle stable than we are used to from an IPS panel. Especially when looking at the display from above, it darkens a little faster.

Performance - The G16 is just as expected

The Dell G16 is a typical budget-to-mid-range gaming laptop. Its CPU is the Intel Core i7-13650HX and adding to this is an RTX 4060 at 140 watts, 16 GB RAM and a 1-TB NVMe SSD. As a result, most current games should be playable in Full HD. The decent-to-good 16:10 display compliments the laptop's hardware configuration.

Testing conditions

Dell has pre-installed at least two apps (see McAffee) onto the G16. One is My Dell, which also comes pre-installed on its non-gamers, and the other is the Alienware Command Center on the Alienware models. My Dell includes service, updates, etc., while the Command Center allows you to set different performance modes (battery, quiet, balanced, performance, manual), key lighting and other options.

Despite many years of development, the Command Center is still not fully developed. For example, the window cannot be maximized properly; you can still see the desktop at the bottom.

Likely another bug is that we get a warning as soon as we switch to performance mode. This is very unsettling, as it suggests that the warranty could be voided if the hardware is operated outside of the recommended specifications. However, we suspect that the warning refers to the manual mode, not the performance mode specified by Dell itself—very confusing! 

What is annoying, however, is that McAffee is not only pre-installed, but Dell also regularly sends us a message asking us to use this service (we have uninstalled it) and this message keeps coming back every day at the latest.

The Command Center can't be properly maximized
The Command Center can't be properly maximized
The energy modes, further to the right there is a manual mode
The energy modes, further to the right there is a manual mode
Dell's overview of the modes
Dell's overview of the modes
Warning when switching to performance mode
Warning when switching to performance mode
Dell pesters with purchased software like McAffee
Dell pesters with purchased software like McAffee
You can't fully deactivate it
You can't fully deactivate it

Processor

Performance mode
Performance mode
Balanced mode
Balanced mode
Quiet mode
Quiet mode
Battery mode
Battery mode

The Dell laptop houses a Raptor-Lake CPU, the Intel Core i7-13650HX with 14 cores (6 P, 8 E) and 20 threads. The P cores can individually clock at up to 4.9 GHz and the efficiency cores' base clock rate is 1.9 GHz. You can only get the more powerful i9-13900HX in combination with the RTX 4070, which costs quite a bit more.

During the Cinebench-R15 loop, the G16 ran at consistently high performance levels without suffering from any performance loss after the first few runs.

Across all our CPU benchmarks, the i7-13650HX performed at about the expected level and around 15 to 19 % faster than the i7-12700H in the device's predecessor.

Using the modes performance, balanced and quiet, the laptop reached power consumption values of 159 watts at the beginning of a Cinebench run, resulting in the same score using all modes when measured a single time. During the further course, this TDP only remained constant using performance mode. In all other modes, the TDP sank to about 50 watts from the second run. 

If you disconnect the laptop from the power, the system automatically switches to battery mode. It only achieved an output TDP of 86 watts during Cinebench R15 Multi, and after the first run, the TDP dropped to just 24 watts.

Cinebench R15 Multi continuous test

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Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060 Intel Core i7-13650HX: Ø2933 (2802.3-3015.45)
Dell G16 7620 Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø2526 (2479.7-2651.64)
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF Intel Core i9-13950HX: Ø4437 (4343.11-4631.77)
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8 AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS: Ø2681 (2627.26-2706.36)
Alienware m16 R1 Intel Intel Core i7-13700HX: Ø3038 (2971.33-3183.13)
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8 Intel Core i7-13620H: Ø2126 (2053.7-2491.59)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 6.2: Multi-Core | Single-Core
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
88.3 pt
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
69 pt
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
 
65.2 pt
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
65 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
64 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8 -2!
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
62.1 pt
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
58.9 pt
Dell G16 7620 -2!
Intel Core i7-12700H
54.4 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
31127 (29141min - 31127.3max) Points +51%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
21889 Points +6%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
20557 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (18879 - 21006, n=4)
20359 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (2435 - 34613, n=229, last 2 years)
19514 Points -5%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
17181 (15714.9min - 17181.1max) Points -16%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
17088 (16600.7min - 17088.2max) Points -17%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
15339 Points -25%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2096 Points +11%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1933 Points +3%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
1881 Points
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
1871 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (1813 - 1903, n=4)
1858 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (527 - 2235, n=227, last 2 years)
1813 Points -4%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1793 Points -5%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
1726 Points -8%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
11909 Points +52%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
8062 Points +3%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
7821 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (7197 - 8021, n=4)
7760 Points -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (930 - 13769, n=227, last 2 years)
7419 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6674 Points -15%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
6582 Points -16%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
5626 Points -28%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
801 Points +11%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
738 Points +2%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
721 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (700 - 728, n=4)
715 Points -1%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
711 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
698 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (169 - 855, n=227, last 2 years)
698 Points -3%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
662 Points -8%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
4632 (4343.11min - 4631.77max) Points +54%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
3183 Points +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (400 - 5663, n=231, last 2 years)
3089 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (2864 - 3147, n=4)
3041 Points +1%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
3015 (2802.3min - 3015.45max) Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2706 (2627.26min - 2706.36max) Points -10%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
2652 (2479.7min - 2651.64max) Points -12%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
2492 (2053.7min - 2491.59max) Points -17%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
297 Points +10%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
280 Points +4%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
277 Points +3%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
269 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (256 - 275, n=4)
268 Points 0%
Average of class Gaming
  (79.2 - 318, n=230, last 2 years)
268 Points 0%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
264 Points -2%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
246 Points -9%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
223 Seconds * -35%
Average of class Gaming
  (87 - 1259, n=225, last 2 years)
199.8 Seconds * -21%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
185 Seconds * -12%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
184 Seconds * -12%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (158 - 226, n=4)
178.5 Seconds * -8%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
165 Seconds *
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
159 Seconds * +4%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
107 Seconds * +35%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
119373 MIPS +56%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
83449 MIPS +9%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (73927 - 80057, n=4)
77006 MIPS +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (11386 - 140932, n=226, last 2 years)
76978 MIPS +1%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
76328 MIPS
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
68815 MIPS -10%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
65012 MIPS -15%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
59430 MIPS -22%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
6754 MIPS +14%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6516 MIPS +10%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
6409 MIPS +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (2685 - 7581, n=226, last 2 years)
6122 MIPS +3%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
5944 MIPS
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (5828 - 6125, n=4)
5934 MIPS 0%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
5890 MIPS -1%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
5343 MIPS -10%
Geekbench 6.2 / Multi-Core
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
17977 Points +31%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
14402 Points +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (5340 - 18590, n=71, last 2 years)
14024 Points +2%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
13711 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (13554 - 13711, n=2)
13633 Points -1%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
13077 Points -5%
Geekbench 6.2 / Single-Core
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2890 Points +13%
Average of class Gaming
  (1599 - 3095, n=71, last 2 years)
2644 Points +3%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
2638 Points +3%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
2601 Points +2%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
2562 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (2505 - 2562, n=2)
2534 Points -1%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
21568 Points +72%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
14448 Points +16%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (12509 - 14367, n=4)
13584 Points +9%
Average of class Gaming
  (1946 - 22200, n=231, last 2 years)
13567 Points +8%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
12509 Points
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
12223 Points -2%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
11862 Points -5%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
11651 Points -7%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
2055 Points +10%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1989 Points +7%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
1866 Points
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1845 Points -1%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (1810 - 1866, n=4)
1842 Points -1%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
1831 Points -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (158 - 2210, n=231, last 2 years)
1808 Points -3%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
1656 Points -11%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
31.8 fps +58%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
22.4 fps +11%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
21.8 fps +8%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (18.9 - 23.6, n=4)
21.3 fps +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (3 - 37.6, n=229, last 2 years)
21.2 fps +5%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
20.1 fps
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
18.8 fps -6%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
16.6 fps -17%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
53.8 s * -1%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
53.4 s *
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (38.9 - 58.8, n=4)
49.4 s * +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (32.8 - 332, n=223, last 2 years)
49.2 s * +8%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
45.5 s * +15%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
45.4 s * +15%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
38.3 s * +28%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
32.8 s * +39%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.505 sec * -20%
Average of class Gaming
  (0.3609 - 4.47, n=226, last 2 years)
0.4699 sec * -11%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H
0.447 sec * -6%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
0.4422 sec * -5%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
0.4336 sec * -3%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (0.4217 - 0.4407, n=5)
0.4302 sec * -2%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
0.4217 sec *
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX
0.4217 sec * -0%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX
0.3913 sec * +7%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
3015 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
215 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
269 Points
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Performance Rating
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
96 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
80.2 pt
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
77.2 pt
Average of class Gaming
 
68.4 pt
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
66.2 pt
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
 
63.9 pt
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
56.9 pt
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
47.4 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
28134 KRay/s +49%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
26754 KRay/s +42%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
20135 KRay/s +7%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
18836 KRay/s
Average of class Gaming
  (3069 - 60169, n=222, last 2 years)
18585 KRay/s -1%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (13404 - 20012, n=4)
17615 KRay/s -6%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
14879 KRay/s -21%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
12788 KRay/s -32%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
136159 Points +46%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
121162 Points +30%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
103529 Points +11%
Average of class Gaming
  (18567 - 252486, n=222, last 2 years)
93302 Points 0%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
93053 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (68241 - 97317, n=4)
87459 Points -6%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
78004 Points -16%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
64478 Points -31%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
6657 MB/s +56%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4911 MB/s +15%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4819 MB/s +13%
Average of class Gaming
  (629 - 10389, n=222, last 2 years)
4316 MB/s +1%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4256 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (3127 - 4487, n=4)
4053 MB/s -5%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
3692 MB/s -13%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2661 MB/s -37%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
138071 Points +27%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
122477 Points +12%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
114717 Points +5%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (108627 - 110589, n=4)
109566 Points +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (15371 - 200651, n=222, last 2 years)
109168 Points 0%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
108955 Points
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
102006 Points -6%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
78667 Points -28%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
16109 Points +49%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
15097 Points +40%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
13519 Points +25%
Average of class Gaming
  (2137 - 32988, n=222, last 2 years)
12175 Points +13%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
10802 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (9134 - 10802, n=4)
10329 Points -4%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
9924 Points -8%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
8402 Points -22%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
66938 Points +47%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
64904 Points +43%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
49157 Points +8%
Average of class Gaming
  (10291 - 134044, n=222, last 2 years)
47772 Points +5%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
45501 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (33391 - 48323, n=4)
42946 Points -6%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
35933 Points -21%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
31583 Points -31%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
182473 MB/s +114%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
128127 MB/s +50%
Average of class Gaming
  (19065 - 328679, n=222, last 2 years)
107334 MB/s +26%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
85224 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (64436 - 85343, n=4)
80029 MB/s -6%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
72634 MB/s -15%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
68051 MB/s -20%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
56461 MB/s -34%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1978 MB/s +60%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1350 MB/s +9%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1237 MB/s
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (1136 - 1262, n=4)
1222 MB/s -1%
Average of class Gaming
  (150.9 - 2409, n=222, last 2 years)
1208 MB/s -2%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1104 MB/s -11%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
1045 MB/s -16%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
835 MB/s -32%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
15464 KRay/s +49%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
14643 KRay/s +42%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
10979 KRay/s +6%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
10344 KRay/s
Average of class Gaming
  (1518 - 31796, n=222, last 2 years)
10062 KRay/s -3%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (7270 - 10900, n=4)
9600 KRay/s -7%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
7997 KRay/s -23%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
6904 KRay/s -33%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
50078 MPixel/s +38%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (36170 - 41319, n=4)
38060 MPixel/s +5%
Average of class Gaming
  (10805 - 60161, n=223, last 2 years)
36679 MPixel/s +1%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
36170 MPixel/s
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
35988 MPixel/s -1%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
34982 MPixel/s -3%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
33601 MPixel/s -7%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
33486 MPixel/s -7%

System performance

The G16 did generally well during PCMark 10, but it did show some weaknesses in the Essentials sub-test. The same can be said for the Productivity test from CrossMark. Throughout all tests, our test model did manage to come slightly above all laptops in our database that feature the same CPU/GPU configuration, so these outliers aren't all too significant.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10 / Score
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
8281 Points +11%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
7946 Points +7%
Average of class Gaming
  (5235 - 9852, n=197, last 2 years)
7580 Points +2%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
7449 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (6984 - 7613, n=3)
7349 Points -1%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
7224 Points -3%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
7211 Points -3%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
6678 Points -10%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
11448 Points +20%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
11169 Points +17%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
10759 Points +13%
Average of class Gaming
  (8300 - 12334, n=196, last 2 years)
10718 Points +12%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (9532 - 11151, n=3)
10339 Points +8%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
10263 Points +8%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
9909 Points +4%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
9532 Points
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
10273 Points +2%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (9961 - 10204, n=3)
10078 Points 0%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
10070 Points
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
9759 Points -3%
Average of class Gaming
  (6662 - 11833, n=196, last 2 years)
9716 Points -4%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
9509 Points -6%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
8878 Points -12%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
8642 Points -14%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
13794 Points +18%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
11867 Points +2%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
11686 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (6462 - 18475, n=196, last 2 years)
11450 Points -2%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
11170 Points -4%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (8323 - 11686, n=3)
10456 Points -11%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
10001 Points -14%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
9437 Points -19%
CrossMark / Overall
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
2053 Points +11%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
1964 Points +7%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
1944 Points +6%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1839 - 1951, n=3)
1877 Points +2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1247 - 2334, n=168, last 2 years)
1877 Points +2%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
1842 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1800 Points -2%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1783 Points -3%
CrossMark / Productivity
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
1941 Points +12%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
1869 Points +8%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
1793 Points +4%
Average of class Gaming
  (1299 - 2204, n=168, last 2 years)
1787 Points +3%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1730 - 1864, n=3)
1777 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1743 Points +1%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
1730 Points
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1682 Points -3%
CrossMark / Creativity
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
2284 Points +13%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
2235 Points +11%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (2020 - 2063, n=3)
2047 Points +1%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
2046 Points +1%
Average of class Gaming
  (1275 - 2514, n=168, last 2 years)
2042 Points +1%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
2020 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1966 Points -3%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1948 Points -4%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
1879 Points +11%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
1874 Points +11%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (1544 - 1907, n=3)
1712 Points +2%
Average of class Gaming
  (1030 - 2330, n=168, last 2 years)
1700 Points +1%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
1686 Points
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
1643 Points -3%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
1627 Points -3%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1522 Points -10%
WebXPRT 3 / Overall
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
327 Points +22%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
320 Points +19%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
319 Points +19%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
319 Points +19%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
303 Points +13%
Average of class Gaming
  (215 - 480, n=193, last 2 years)
300 Points +12%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (268 - 302, n=3)
287 Points +7%
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
272 Points +1%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
268 Points
WebXPRT 4 / Overall
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
297 Points
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
280 Points
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (260 - 276, n=2)
268 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
264 Points
Average of class Gaming
  (157.9 - 328, n=161, last 2 years)
262 Points
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
247 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 / Total
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
548 ms * -8%
Average of class Gaming
  (421 - 824, n=208, last 2 years)
520 ms * -3%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
  (507 - 511, n=3)
509 ms * -0%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
508 ms * -0%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
508 ms * -0%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
507 ms *
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
504 ms * +1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
488 ms * +4%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
455 ms * +10%

* ... smaller is better

PCMark 10 Score
7449 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
77128 MB/s +30%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
62632 MB/s +6%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (59266 - 64308, n=4)
60704 MB/s +2%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
59266 MB/s
Average of class Gaming
  (21842 - 92565, n=222, last 2 years)
59222 MB/s 0%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
57227 MB/s -3%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
54685 MB/s -8%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
53485 MB/s -10%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
84700 MB/s +26%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (67305 - 68612, n=4)
68079 MB/s +1%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67527 MB/s 0%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67305 MB/s
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
65740 MB/s -2%
Average of class Gaming
  (24879 - 90647, n=222, last 2 years)
63097 MB/s -6%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
61853 MB/s -8%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
61337 MB/s -9%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
77144 MB/s +33%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
76687 MB/s +32%
Average of class Gaming
  (21619 - 103259, n=222, last 2 years)
61557 MB/s +6%
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (58028 - 60298, n=4)
59622 MB/s +3%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
58292 MB/s 0%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
58028 MB/s
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
57178 MB/s -1%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
53955 MB/s -7%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
Intel Core i7-13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
107.6 ns * -19%
Dell G16 7620
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
100.6 ns * -11%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
93.9 ns * -3%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
90.8 ns *
Average Intel Core i7-13650HX
  (83.7 - 90.8, n=4)
88.9 ns * +2%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
88.7 ns * +2%
Average of class Gaming
  (59.5 - 152.5, n=219, last 2 years)
87.3 ns * +4%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
Intel Core i9-13950HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
85.9 ns * +5%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latency

When opening our website, the laptop showed some slight latencies, but the software LatencyMon didn't flag these as critical. This didn't change when opening multiple tabs. Its latencies rose ever so slightly when playing our 4K/60-fps YouTube video, leading our measurement tool to indicate some problems. In comparison, however, these latencies are quite low and the test video was played without any dropped frames.

YouTube
YouTube
LatencyMon main
LatencyMon main
LatencyMon drivers
LatencyMon drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
3184 μs * -220%
MSI Raider GE68HX 13VF
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX, Samsung PM9B1 1024GB MZVL41T0HBLB
2757.1 μs * -177%
Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13620H, Solidigm SSDPFINW512GZL
1397.1 μs * -40%
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, SK hynix PC801 HFS512GEJ9X115N
1027.3 μs * -3%
Dell G16, i7-13650HX, RTX 4060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13650HX, WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
996.5 μs *
Dell G16 7620
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, WDC PC SN810 512GB
912.5 μs * +8%

* ... smaller is better

Storage devices

Dell has installed an SN740 from Western Digital featuring the small M.2 2230 form factor. A second, larger M.2-2280 slot is also free. The PCIe 4 SSD occupies position 142 in our best SSD list. Its performance is actually better than that of the SSDs in the MSI Raider or the Lenovo LOQ 16. In contrast to these and the other competitors, however, the storage medium in the G16 is thermally throttled after a very short time.

Its transfer rates then drop by more than half. Incidentally, its predecessor had a faster model installed—even if it was also affected by throttling problems. However, these began much later.

2 SSD slots
2 SSD slots
The M.2 2230 slot is occupied whereas the 2280 slot is not
The M.2 2230 slot is occupied whereas the 2280 slot is not
AS SSD
AS SSD
AS SSD Copy
AS SSD Copy
Crystaldiskmark 6
Crystaldiskmark 6
WD PC SN740 SDDPNQD-1T00
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 5067 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 4642 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 911 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 592 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 76.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 250 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 2450 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 2416 MB/s