People who bought this portable PC rated this notebook PC 71 out of 100 on average.
Some DELL XPS 15 reviewers who purchased it thought it was well made. This year Paul Millican wrote “Feels super solid”. Expert review site Computershopper.com wrote in their review of the DELL XPS 15 “Dell's XPS 15 is a well-built 15-inch entertainment notebook packed with cutting-edge components” and rated it 80 out of 100. Three years ago expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “Buyers looking for notebooks in this category expect a perfect design, superior build quality” in their DELL XPS 15 review and scored the product 4 stars.
Some customers who reviewed this laptop said that it was strong and durable. Four years ago expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “Competition is tough among manufacturers of premium desktop replacement laptops, with plenty of players vying for the Windows PC market” and rated it 80 out of 100. Expert website Computershopper.com wrote “A sturdy and attractive silver metal shell” and rated the product 4 stars. Computershopper.com also said “All those bright pixels make it tough to achieve all-day battery life”.
Several DELL XPS 15 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. @idrinkleadpaint said this year “So much better than the previous version and a beautiful object in its own right”. @idrinkleadpaint also mentioned “The tiny bezel is elegant and means the whole laptop is smaller than before”. @idrinkleadpaint also mentioned “I'm a daily Photoshop user and the performance is pretty good”.
Twenty-three people reckoned that the DELL XPS 15 was a good design. Eight years ago expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the DELL XPS 15 “It was—and is—a laptop that represents the latest in cutting-edge design an”. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Attractive, sturdy design” in their review of the DELL XPS 15. Pcworld.in rated the product 4 stars and said “It brings a fresh new design to Dell's XPS line”.
Some customers thought it was luxurious. Eight years ago Pcmag.com said “When Dell launched the XPS M1330 last June, you could almost hear the applause from all those who doubted the company could turn the XPS line into something luxurious” in their review of this laptop and scored it 4 stars. Computershopper.com mentioned in their review “This year's Dell XPS 15 is one of the most luxurious laptops we've ever tested, with a super-high-resolution screen that tops even Apple's MacBook Pro With Retina Display”. Trustedreviews.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this laptop on expert review site Trusted Reviews “Now this famous name is commonly associated with luxurious laptops such as the latest XPS 15”.
One DELL XPS 15 owner who reviewed the DELL XPS 15 concluded that it was smooth. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews “The XPS 15's aluminium finish and smooth, rounded corners look stunning against its black soft-touch interior” however despite that they rated the product 3 stars.
One DELL XPS 15 reviewer concluded that it was ugly. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk gave the DELL XPS 15 a very good review and said in their review of this laptop “Luckily, its not as ugly as its larger brother”. One DELL XPS 15 owner reckoned that this laptop was ergonomic. Alphr.com said in their review “A superb laptop, combining excellent ergonomics and slick looks with a good dollop of power” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.
A number of DELL XPS 15 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was thin. Paul Millican mentioned “That InfinityEdge bezel and slim form factor is a cut above any Windows laptop” in his review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “The system's beautiful, thin Inf” in their DELL XPS 15 review. Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “Sleek and slim design”.
Several customers who purchased the DELL XPS 15 reckoned that it was compact. Last year Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Highquality, sturdy chassis, compact dimensions considering the screen size, simple maintenance via bottom cover, excellent color accuracy after calibration, high” in their DELL XPS 15 review and rated it 4 stars. In the same month expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “Its compact size” in their review of the DELL XPS 15. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said “Compact Gaming by Dell”.
Some DELL XPS 15 owners wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Expert review site Techworld.com said “Battery life is disappointing, especially as the XPS 15 is intended as a lightweight Ultrabook, although as a desktop replacement system it ticks more of the right boxes”. Expert website Laptopmag.com said “Robust audio in a lightweight 15-inch design” and rated it 80 out of 100. Expert website Klgadgetguy.com said in their review “Performance in a lightweight package that is worth paying”.
A number of DELL XPS 15 reviewers concluded that the product was good physically. Five years ago Trustedreviews.com said “Dell's luxurious XPS 15 has a superlative screen and physical design that's the match of Apple's MacBook” in their DELL XPS 15 review. Expert review site Pcauthority.com.au wrote “While it is physically quite similar to the XPS 13”. Expert website Itproportal.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this laptop “Unfortunately – especially with such a strong physical resemblance to the MacBook Pro – it can't match Apple's Retina disp”.
A few DELL XPS 15 reviewers who bought the DELL XPS 15 thought it was a good body shape. This year @idrinkleadpaint said “I wish there was a little lip at the front between the screen and the body to make it easier to open” in their DELL XPS 15 review. Notebookcheck.net wrote three years ago “Metallic body, well built” in their DELL XPS 15 review. Pocket Lint said in their review “Polished, sturdy body with carbon fiber composite base”.
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Good Technical Features
Fifteen people mentioned in their reviews that this laptop had good features. Six years ago Cnet.com mentioned in their DELL XPS 15 review on expert website CNET.com “Dell's new line of XPS laptops, including the XPS 15, offers more bang for the buck than most, combining great audio and rock-solid features for less than $1,000”. Expert review site Pcmag.com scored the DELL XPS 15 5 stars and wrote “A desktop replacement laptop, is a wonderland of lavish features and cutting-edge components”. Pcworld.in mentioned five years ago “It combines exciting features with powerful hardware to offer a compelling home entertainment” in their review of this laptop and gave this laptop a rating of 4 stars.
Good Product Quality
A few DELL XPS 15 reviewers agreed that it was good quality. Digitaltrends.com gave the DELL XPS 15 a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Solid build quality” in their review. Digitaltrends.com also said “Very good build quality, very rigid body, very rigid outer”. Expert website Techworld.com mentioned in their review “It provides outstanding display quality and high-end performance at a competitive pr”.
Easy to Use
Some DELL XPS 15 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “The keyboard is comfortable and feels good to type all day on”. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Great input devices (comfortable keyboard, accurate” in their review of this laptop. Three years ago Notebookcheck.net gave this laptop a score of 4 stars and wrote “Comfortable softtouch dek” in their review of the DELL XPS 15.
Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was easy to use. This year Amazon Customer mentioned in their DELL XPS 15 review “Love using it and the scaling feels intuitive and easy”. Paul Millican scored it 4 stars and he wrote in his DELL XPS 15 review “Great control with multifinger gestures out of the box”. Last year Digitaltrends.com rated the DELL XPS 15 80 out of 100 and wrote “Constant brightness without sensor, contrast and viewing angles, steady fan control, good s”.
A few people who bought the product concluded that it was easy to handle. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this laptop on expert website Digital Versus “This 2012 generation of the Dell XPS 15 has a well-finished, upgraded chassis, good processing power, quality audio components, good handling of everyday tasks”. Expert website Notebookreview.com wrote “Dell did a pretty good job handling the thermal load of the high-performance components stuffed into the XPS 15” in their review of this laptop and rated it 70 out of 100.
One DELL XPS 15 reviewer said that the product had a touch sensitive screen. Asia.cnet.com said “Excellent gaming performance; touch-sensitive buttons; slim” in their DELL XPS 15 review.
One customer who bought this laptop thought it was easy to use the menus. Expert review site Apcmag.com said “Will happily run your favourite games at lower settings, or let you get in a few hours on your favourite MMO” in their review.
Good Battery Life
Seventeen people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life. Digitaltrends.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “UHD model has significantly worse battery life” in their DELL XPS 15 review. Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “CPU throttling on battery power, massive throttling when you stress CPU”. Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “Decent battery life”.
Good for Gaming
A number of DELL XPS 15 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good for gaming. Digitaltrends.com said in their review last year “Good gaming and 3D performance for the price with Skylake 56300HQ” . Notebookcheck.net said “Decent gaming prowess via the GT 640M” in their review. Notebookcheck.net also wrote “Good gaming capacity”.
Good Value for Money
Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this many processor core laptop was great for its price.
Good Graphics Card
A few DELL XPS 15 reviewers agreed that the product had a good graphics card. Notebookcheck.net wrote “Thicker than a Macbook Pro, graphics card could be more powerful, build quality could be better” in their review. Last year expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk scored the DELL XPS 15 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review “A competent discrete graphics card”.
Some customers who purchased it reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Amazon Customer said in December this year “The only other slight issue is there are only 2 USB slots” and rated it as excellent. Asia.cnet.com wrote in their review of the DELL XPS 15 “No subwoofer; few USB ports”.
One customer who reviewed it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Its design, screen, speakers, performance and connectivity are the best you can get for the price” and gave this laptop a rating of 5 stars.
Large Storage Capacity
One customer who reviewed this laptop wrote that it had good storage. Six years ago Devhardware.com wrote “The base configuration of the XPS 15 has a 500 GB hard drive that should provide enough storage for most casual users' data”.
One customer who purchased this laptop thought it had good technical guidance. Three years ago Notebookcheck.net said “Detailed Owner's Manual” and rated the product 4 stars.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews
On average DELL many processor core portable PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs built by DELL.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. At 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,032 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this spec and age. This DELL notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop.
Has a Front Camera
The DELL XPS 15 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15 also have a front camera.
Notebook PCs of this age and spec have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. The DELL XPS 15 is one of the lighter many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15 (only 2 kilograms) amongst portable PCs of this age.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports
Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports, however the DELL XPS 15 has four USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
At 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 15. The display brightnesss of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m².
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen.
The average width of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15 is 380mm. With a width of only 372 millimeters, the DELL XPS 15 is one of the narrower laptops that were released more than two years ago amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
5 Reasons Against
Unacceptable Noise Level
Some DELL XPS 15 reviewers said in their reviews that this laptop was not noisy. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Noisy and hot at load”. Notebookcheck.net said three years ago “Noisy when hard at work” in their review of this laptop but they still scored it 4 stars. Notebookcheck.net also said “Noisy and warm under heavy load”.
A Bit Expensive
A number of customers who bought it considered that it was not cheap. Two years ago Pcmag.com wrote in their DELL XPS 15 review on PC Mag “While, yes, you could buy a less expensive laptop to do many of the same tasks, systems like the XPS 15 (9530) are simultaneously PC tools”. Digitaltrends.com said “Very expensive in review configuration” in their DELL XPS 15 review. Notebookcheck.net wrote “Painfully expensive for a boring design” .
Some people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good value for money. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “Unfortunately, its price and battery life keep it from taking the top spot”. In December last year Digitaltrends.com wrote “A bit too pricey even if go f” in their DELL XPS 15 review but they still scored the product 80 out of 100. Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review of the DELL XPS 15 “A fully loaded configuration can be pricey” however despite that they rated it 4 stars.
One customer who bought it wrote that it was not a bargain for the price. Two years ago expert review site Infoworld.com mentioned “A display capable of a super-Retina resolution of 3,200 by 1,800 pixels -- Dell's XPS 15 isn't cheap, tiny, or wimpy” in their DELL XPS 15 review but in spite of that they gave this laptop a score of 5 stars.
Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The DELL XPS 15 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
+2 More reasons against
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
The DELL XPS 15 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB.
4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this DELL laptop was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15.
Average Screen Size
The DELL XPS 15 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15.
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HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a similar age and spec to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
I bought this after much deliberation for running Blender and video processing.
screen is sharp and the touch screen is responsive (I would rather have a none touchscreen but this... Read more…
Great laptop, it's an absolute beast and likely the best possible 15 inch Windows machine on the market now. The screen is magnificent.
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Reviewed 10 February 2016 by Paul Millican | 11 Comments
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? If you have the money, you won't regret stretching to the 4K touch display. It's perfect.
? The design. That InfinityEdge bezel and slim form factor is a cut above any Windows laptop.
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