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Dell XPS 15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 954 reviews of Dell XPS 15. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and design are generally positive. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the price, while there are some less positive reviews about the connectivity and reliability.

performance, screen, portability, design, usability

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell XPS 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Dell XPS 15 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and durability.

keyboard, durability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Keyboard (ARABIC), 2H0NKDell Keyboard (ARABIC), 2H0NK

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Dell XPS 15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the screen and design are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

connectivity

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS15-6845sLV 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i7 Processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive)Dell XPS15-6845sLV 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i7 Processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive)

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Dell XPS 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Dell XPS 15 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the usability. The performance is also appreciated.

performance, usability

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Computer XPS XPS15-6845sLV 15.6-Inch LaptopDell Computer XPS XPS15-6845sLV 15.6-Inch Laptop

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Jimmy Thang (maximumpc.com)

Dell XPS 15 Review

 

Surprisingly, yes, this is a gaming laptop

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Martina Osztovits (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell XPS 15 FHD Notebook

 

Ambitious Glossy-Screened Gamer. Finally, the XPS 15 has gotten

Good Graphics Performance; Excellent Application Performance; Good Placement of Ports; Comfortable Keyboard, Precise Touchpad; Bright Screen with Broad Color Space; Supports 3D Video for 3D-Capable External Monitor/TV

Loud and Hot Under Heavy Use; Short Battery Life Under Heavy Use; Reflective Screen

15-inch laptops with mid-range graphics cards, such as the HD 5650 from ATI. If you don't want to go without the broad color space and full HD screen, then the large XPS Studio 16 and the Sony Vaio VPC-F13Z1/E are good choices. The MacBook Pro 15 is...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Dell XPS 15 2016 Laptop Review

 

The market for premium 15-inch laptops designed to be “desktop replacements must be alive and well because the Dell XPS 15 2016 model fills exactly that role. Many of our readers fall into one of two categories. They either want thin-and-light laptops...

Solid performance ; Excellent build quality ; Beautiful display

Average battery life ; Expensive as configured

After everything is said and done, the Dell XPS 15 2016 model is one of the best notebooks you’ll find in the 15-inch premium laptop category. The XPS 15 easily rivals the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro and delivers various cutting-edge features on par with...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Dell XPS 15 review: A MacBook Pro rival for Windows users

 

Well-built, thin and light ; Comfortable keyboard ; Powerful performance options ; Beautiful 4K, color-accurate screen option

Short battery life with the 4K display ; Touchpad can be flaky

If you've been searching for a Windows-based alternative to the MacBook Pro, look no further than the Dell XPS 15. For a similar price, it offers comparable horsepower, a thin and light design and a brilliant 4K screen option. The one area where it...

Apr, 2016

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

Dell XPS 15 Review: A great laptop gets bigger and a little better

 

It doesn't take a genius to realize that when you hit pay dirt, you might do so again if you keep digging in the same area. That's the tack Dell takes with its redesigned XPS 15 laptop: It's easily summed up as a bigger, more powerful version of the...

Reasonably compact and light ; Class-leading CPU and graphics performance ; Easy to open

Backlight bleeding ; Some models should have optional larger battery available ; Keyboard should be a little larger

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (zdnet.com)

Dell XPS 15 review: A pro laptop that throws down the gauntlet for Apple

 

With its 4K display, Core i7 CPU and discrete GPU, the XPS 15 can handle both mainstream and more demanding workloads. And with its slimline design and elegant edge-to-edge display, the XPS 15 shows that Dell can take on Apple at its own game.

Impressively bright and colourful 4K display ; Slimline chassis is just 17mm thick ; Quad-core Core i7 delivers high-end performance ; Discrete Nvidia GeForce GPU for graphics-heavy applications

4K display reduces battery life ; 2kg weight means it's no Ultrabook ; No optical drive

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 15 review:

 

Consider the bezel. That humble landing strip of plastic or metal that frames the screen in almost every high-tech device. Televisions have largely done away with the the wide bezels of old, at least in mid-price and better sets, extending the screen...

An eye-catching 15-inch 4K display in a nearly bezel-free frame, plus high-end processor and graphics options, all in a slim, professional-looking body.

The better configurations can cost a lot, while the keyboard could be bigger and the touchpad has a floaty feel.

The Dell XPS 15 is a premium-feeling 4K laptop that outdoes the MacBook Pro in several categories. Its bezel-free design should be the gold standard going forward.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 15 Touch Laptop -DNCWX1625S

 

But laptops have lagged behind in shaving down the frame around the display, making mobile PCs look downright clunky compared to other electronic gadgets. Apple's MacBook Pro is a step in the right direction, with edge-to-edge glass over a reasonably...

An eye-catching 15-inch 4K display in a nearly bezel-free frame, plus high-end processor and graphics options, all in a slim, professional-looking body.

The better configurations can cost a lot, while the keyboard could be bigger and the touchpad has a floaty feel.

The Dell XPS 15 is a premium-feeling 4K laptop that outdoes the MacBook Pro in several categories. Its bezel-free design should be the gold standard going forward.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Tom Warren (theverge.com)

Dell’s XPS 15 makes big laptops cool again

 

Dell's XPS 13 is the most exciting laptop in a long time. It's the best 13-inch Windows laptop out there, but a lot of people want a bigger screen. While 15-inch laptops are some of the most...

Beautiful 4K display ; Large trackpad ; Fast performance

Bluescreen software issues ; Slow HDDs in base units ; Awkward webcam

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Sam Rutherford (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 15 Review

 

After the success of its super-slim XPS 13, Dell decided to apply the same treatment to its line of premium 15-inch notebooks, and it's a formula that works marvelously. On the XPS 15 (starting at $999), Dell offers the brilliant aluminum and carbon...

Sleek and slim design; Attractive aluminum and carbon fiber body; Roomy touchpad; 1080p model gets over 10 hours of battery life; Optional super-sharp UHD touch screen; Optional Nvidia GPU

UHD model has significantly worse battery life; Color temp on the UHD model's screen is off; Awkward webcam location

Dell's XPS 15 combines style and speed using a slick design, resulting in a premium 15-inch system that's a joy to use.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Feel like you’re on the film set. The powerful, beautifully crafted XPS 15 has 2nd Gen Intel Core processors, JBL speakers and vivid graphics to help bring films, music, games and more to life.

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1.3 / 2
Rear camera: No

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / No / QHD+

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166 / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G:No / Yes
4G standards:WiMAX

Performance

Dell E-Value Code:B2501 / B2503 / B2511 / B2512 / sbnb2501 / sbnb2502 / SBNB2503 / SBNB2510 / SBNB2512

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1 / 4

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 37 / 45 / 47

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington / Noble
Password protection: Yes

Software

Operating System Language:ENG / Multilingual

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 32
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500