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Dell XPS 15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews of Dell XPS 15. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the usability and design are overall positive. The portability and screen also get good comments, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reliability. Views are divided on the price.

performance, screen, portability, design, usability

reliability

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 88/100 = Very good 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 10 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. Reviewers really like the performance and price. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

keyboard, usability, durability, price, performance

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Dell XPS 15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and design. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

connectivity

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS XPS15-9062sLV 15-Inch LaptopDell XPS XPS15-9062sLV 15-Inch Laptop

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Dell XPS 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell XPS 15 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the usability. The performance also gets good feedback.

performance, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS 15 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (XPS15-7368sLV)Dell XPS 15 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (XPS15-7368sLV)

Dec, 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: Jarred Walton (anandtech.com)

Dell XPS 15 Haswell Edition: QHD+ with a Refined Design

 

Last year one of the better Windows laptops I encountered, at least based on the core appearance and design, was the Dell XPS 15 (Ivy Bridge Edition). It was basically Dell's third attempt at making a MacBook Pro (more or less) – the first two attempts...

At the end of the day, what can be said about the XPS 15 is that it’s a great looking laptop and on paper it checks all the right boxes. In practice, I’ll be frank and state that it’s been a bit of a love/hate relationship with the XPS 15, but the hate...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Andronico (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 15

 

The 2013 Dell XPS 15 enters the premium 15-inch notebook arena with the highest resolution screen we've seen yet (3200 x 1800 pixels), a 4th-gen Intel Core processor and a 512GB SSD wrapped within a sleek and thin design. Priced at $2,299 (starting at...

Super sharp display; Comfortable soft-touch dek; Good battery life; Impressive audio; Fast overall performance

Runs warm; Webcam doesn't impress; Keyboard not evenly backlit

The Dell XPS 15 delivers a crisp quad HD display, speedy performance, and robust audio in a lightweight 15-inch design.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 15 review: Dell XPS 15

 

The latest revamp of Dell's Inspiron and XPS laptops continues to move in the right direction, clearly inspired by the growth of Apple's MacBooks and the push toward thinner, snazzier ultrabook-style laptops.

The new Dell XPS 15 has an appealing minimalist design, solid construction, and powerful components.

There are only a handful of preconfigured builds available, and the more powerful options get very expensive. It's also too heavy for regular commuting.

You can get similar components to our Core i7 Dell XPS 15 configuration for less, but the rock-solid design makes this feel like a premium machine.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 15 (Summer 2012)

 

Competition is tough among manufacturers of premium desktop replacement laptops, with plenty of players vying for the Windows PC market and a growing number moving to Apple products. But while everyone is busy doing their best Apple impression, not...

Packed with powerful components. Premium chassis design elements

Familiar-looking design

This latest incarnation of the Dell XPS 15 boasts a refined, if not entirely original, design and impressive performance.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 15 (2012)

 

Dell's XPS series of notebooks are known for high performance and high-end design. The Dell XPS 15 (starting at $1,299, $1,699 as tested) follows that tradition, placing a quad-core Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor and Nvidia graphics into a stylish...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Dell XPS 15 Review

 

The new Dell XPS 15 is a completely redesigned multimedia notebook with a 15-inch display. Sporting a JBL sound-system with subwoofer, NVIDIA dedicated graphics, and an Intel Core i5 processor, this system is designed with performance and entertainment...

Fast processor and graphics card ; Good battery life ; Comfortable backlit keyboard

Difficult to upgrade ; Bland design

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 15 (Sandy Bridge)

 

The changes to the keyboard are significant, as Dell has succumbed to the pressures of its peers and adopted a chiclet-style made popular by the MacBook Pro and HP Pavilions. All the keys are elevated slightly higher than those of the Apple 15-inch and...

Sandy Bridge Quad-core processor. 1080p resolution. Skype-certified HD webcam. Nvidia GeForce GT 540M is a nice boost in graphics power. Great keyboard. Backlit option. Soft mouse buttons. HDMI and Displayport. Long list of processor options. Huge...

Thick and clunky. A fully loaded configuration can be pricey

The Dell XPS 15 (Sandy Bridge) is arguably the most complete desktop replacement laptop, even if it isn't the fastest or the prettiest.

EDITORS' CHOICE!

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (computershopper.com)

Dell XPS 15 (2012)

 

XPS: The meaning has changed over the years, from "Xtreme Performance System" and high-end gaming (in the days before Dell owned Alienware) to the exceptional portability and innovation of today's XPS 13 ultrabook and XPS 12 ultrabook/tablet...

Strong all-around performance ; Long battery life ; Sturdy, stylish design

A bit heavy ; Non-removable battery

Dell's XPS 15 is a well-built 15-inch entertainment notebook packed with cutting-edge components. It's a productivity and multimedia workhorse, and its durable chassis is a real head-turner.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

Dell XPS 15

 

Great looks and build quality, slim. Lovely full HD display

Thermal mangement and heat issues throttle power and can stymie performance on the 2012 model, but that's been fixed with the 2014 model

The Dell XPS 15 is a good looking machine that looks expensive, and frankly is expensive when loaded with a Core i7 and decent dedicated graphics. It's designed to look good in the boardroom and deliver more than ample performance for everyday tasks....

Aug, 2012

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:No / Yes
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
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:49024 / 50067 / 50179 / 52220 / 52224 / 53434 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470 / 64893 / 64901 / 65708 / 71255 / 71458 / 72056 / 75027 / 75118 / 75119 / 78930 / 78932
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