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Dell XPS 15 (9560, 2017)

Dell XPS 15 (9560, 2017)
alaScore 96

87 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Dell XPS 15 (9560, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and screen. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the battery.

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DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Jayce Wagner (digitaltrends.com)

Dell XPS 15 9560 review

 

The Dell XPS 15 seamlessly blends power, performance, and excellent industrial design.

Superb display ; Excellent everyday performance ; Admirable gaming chops ; High-quality industrial design

Low-quality speakers

The XPS 15 is a phenomenal laptop. It does have a few flaws, as the speakers aren’t great, and the battery life could be better, but overall the XPS 15 stands head-and-shoulders above the competition in nearly every way. It’s easily one of the best...

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: Kaby Lake and a 4K display make a difference

 

Dell's XPS 15 remains one of the best 15.6-inch laptops you can buy.

Top-notch CPU performance from quad-core Kaby Lake chip ; GeForce GTX 1050 offers decent bump in performance over GTX 960M

Just about average battery life despite huge battery. ; A little heavy considering its power envelope.

The PC industry often gets flak for keeping people on the “technology treadmill” and “updating for updates' sake." But unless you’re the kind of person who wants to buy a brand-new laptop in 2017 packed full of hardware from 2015, we think the updates...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 15 (2017) review

 

Dell took what was arguably a best-in-class 15-inch Windows notebook and made it even better. It retains the line's terrific screen, premium build, svelte design and full feature set, boosting it for 2017 with the latest processors from Intel and Nvidia.

The Dell XPS 15 has a beautiful, high-resolution and accurate broad-gamut display, and it incorporates the Nvidia GTX 1050 gaming GPU, which raises playtime performance in general-purpose laptops.

The webcam is in a terrible location at the bottom of the display and the fan can get loud.

Powerful with a great screen, the Dell XPS 15 delivers solid gaming and affordable mobile workstation-class performance in a relatively compact package.

Mar, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 15 Touch (2017)

 

With its brilliant 4K screen and updated components, Dell's latest XPS 15 Touch (9560) is a powerful laptop for visual artists, graphics designers, and video enthusiasts.

Excellent performance, thanks to its Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. Carbon fiber and aluminum construction. Edge-to-edge 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) screen. USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3. Large-capacity...

4K screen is a drain on battery life. Awkward webcam angle.

The Dell XPS 15 Touch should be at the top of your list if you're setting up a graphics or video editing studio, or are a well-funded art student. It has the power to complete multimedia projects quickly and features a brilliant screen that shows many...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Dell XPS 15 9560 Review: Infinity Edge Part Two

 

Near the end of 2015, Dell rolled out their new XPS styling cues, that were so successful on the XPS 13, to its larger sibling, the XPS 15. Thanks to the Infinity Edge display, Dell's new XPS 15 packed a full 15.6-inch display into a notebook closer to...

Still, that one issue isn’t enough of a reason to not recommend the XPS 15. It continues to be one of the best 15.6-inch laptops on the market today. Dell has kept the performance intact as they shrunk the chassis, unlike many of the other 15.6-inch...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Dell XPS 15 (2017) Review

 

Whether you need productivity, a great multimedia device, or even want to do some lightweight gaming the Dell XPS 15 has you covered, just be ready to pay for that premium experience.

Gorgeous 4K display ; Crisp, clear audio ; Strong Performance

Gorgeous 4K display ; Crisp, clear audio ; Strong Performance

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, UHD) Laptop Review

 

Massive GPU gains. Moving from the i7-6700HQ to the i7-7700HQ is the tiniest of steps forward. Moving from the GTX 960M to the GTX 1050, however, is a significant graphical leap for the XPS 15 series.

accessible internals; 2x SODIMM, up to 2x storage bays ; very wide color gamut; near 100 percent AdobeRGB ; Thunderbolt 3 (albeit only 2x PCIe lanes) ; 56 Wh and 97 Wh battery configurations ; fast GPU considering the notebook class ; no major CPU or...

backlight uniformity could be better; slightly dimmer than the FHD SKU ; must sacrifice secondary SATA III bay for higher battery capacity ; fan noise during low to medium loads; loud fans when gaming ; palm rests and keyboard are a fingerprint magnet...

In our review of the Kaby Lake XPS 9360, we mentioned that the performance and battery life advantages over the Skylake XPS 9350 are so minuscule that users may want to consider saving a few hundred Dollars by purchasing the older model instead. The...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 15 2017 9560 (7300HQ, Full-HD) Notebook Review

 

Everything will be good?! Dell refreshes its XPS 15 with the latest Kaby Lake processors and a GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, so the performance takes a big leap forwards. How does this affect the emissions and the battery runtime? Did Dell finally...

The performance of our Dell XPS 9560 in the mainstream configuration with the Intel i5-7300HQ and hybrid storage solution is very similar to the previous XPS 15 9550 in the areas of case, input devices, and connectivity. We still like the chassis with...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Dell XPS 15 9560 (2017) UHD review: Compact, solid and configurable

 

The latest incarnation of the Dell XPS 15 updates the model we reviewed early in 2016. It's the bigger sibling of the XPS 13 that we rated very highly. There are some common elements such as the high-quality build and near edge-to-edge display that...

Tough, resilient build ; UHD screen option ; Quad-core processor and discrete Nvidia graphics ; Packs a 15.6-inch screen into relatively compact chassis

Awkwardly positioned webcam ; Moderate battery life from UHD version

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Dell XPS 15 (2017) Review and Ratings

 

As long as you stay near an AC outlet, Dell's sleek desktop replacement beats Apple's MacBook Pro for graphic artistry and office productivity. (Psst: And 1080p gaming, too.)

Speedy performance ; Stellar 4K display

Lackluster battery life ; Low-angle Webcam

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Mar, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3266
Audio system:MaxxAudio Pro
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 2.5
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery Capacity:56 / 97
Battery capacity (Watt hours):56 / 97
Battery recharge time:4
Battery voltage:11.4
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9
Front camera signal format:720p
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:35 / 350
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 180 / 3840 x 2160
Display surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:IPS
Pixel Pitch:0.00354 x 0.00354 / 0.00709 x 0.00709
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.67
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
CUDA cores:640
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.67
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i3-7100H / i5-7300HQ / i7-7700HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.8
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core i3-7xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.8 / 3
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i3-7100H / i5-7300HQ / i7-7700HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:97126 / 97185 / 97456
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS, Supervisor, User / Y
Password protection type:BIOS, Supervisor, User

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
Operating system language:English / Multilingual
Trial software:McAfee, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, McAfee

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 32 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express
Storage media:HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1032 / 256 / 512 / 532

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.25
Height:0.669
Height (front):0.433
Height (rear):0.669
Weight:3.97 / 4.14 / 4.41 / 4.54
Width:14.1