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Dell XPS 15

Dell XPS 15
alaScore 92

410 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 410 reviews of Dell XPS 15. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, 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 portability also get good feedback.

performance, portability, design, screen, price

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Dell XPS 15


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Dell XPS 15 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the sound and price. The performance and keyboard also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the durability. Many are negative about the size and portability.

keyboard, performance, price, sound

usability, reliability, portability, size

63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS 15 L501X I3 2.4Ghz 3Gb 320Gb Entertainment Notebook LaptopDell Keyboard (ARABIC), 2H0NKDell XPS 15z 15.6 inch Laptop (Core i7,1333MHz RAM 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, HDD 750GB, DVD±RW, Windows 7 Home Premium

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Dell XPS 15


alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Dell XPS 15 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the screen and design are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen


75% of the reviews on 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 XPS XPS15-9062sLV 15-Inch LaptopDell XPS 15 XPS15-1105sLV 15.6-Inch Laptop (Silver Anodized Aluminum)

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Nino Ricchizzi (

Dell XPS 15 Notebook Review


Even more pixels! As the successor to Dell's XPS 15 (Late 2013) with its QHD+ display, the American company now presents the overhauled XPS 15 in a new configuration with a 4K UHD display and a more powerful processor. The almost perfect display image...

High brightness, Good color representation out of the factory, Display calibrates very well, High resolution, High-quality case

Possible scaling problems, Heats up under load, Reflective display, Higher energy consumption compared to predecessor

The Dell XPS 15 is and remains a showpiece. When it comes to the notebook's case and input devices, Dell sets the bar high, but the main focus of attention here is the new 4K display. The resolution isn't the display's only impressive quality - its...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Till Schönborn (

Review Dell XPS 15 (L521X) Notebook


Light and dark. The new Dell XPS 15 seeks to dethrone the Apple M

Exemplary processing; Excellent input devices; High contrast and brightness display; High performance; Extensive equipment; Detailed Owner's Manual; Good speakers; SSD cache

Mirrored Screen Surface; Average Webcam; Expensive; Throttling in games

There are no doubts that the Apple MacBook Pro 15 is the main competition of the XPS 15. Other exclusive 15-inch competitors are also offered by Sony (Vaio S-Serie 15) and Asus (N56VZ). Gamers should choose gaming notebooks such as the Schenker A502,...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Review Dell XPS 15z Notebook


The good years are past. Dell has put its XPS range on a diet and re-places the result as the XPS z-series. You wouldn't quite believe that it is a successor of the exclusive Adamo, which was considered to be an opponent of the MacBook Air at the time....

Successful design; High-end materials; Good connectivity and positioning; Good display brightness and contrast; Solid performance reserves; Good battery life

Loud hard disk; High temperatures and noise during load; Moderate speaker quality ; Irremovably built-in battery

If Dell didn't translate it this way, you would never, ever conclude that the XPS 15z is even somehow related to the Dell Adamo XPS

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Preview: Dell XPS 15z Notebook in test


Premium? A long time rumors about the succession of the slim Adam

May, 2011

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Review Dell XPS 15 Notebook (i5-2410M & GT 540M)


Learned from mistakes? After the last XPS 15 already excelled the

Bright & contrast rich display with a large color spectrum; Large & pleasant touchpad; Cleverly arranged ports; Excellent battery life; High quality workmanship; Very good sound system; Keyboard illumination; Graphics switching; Great performance;...

Somewhat high temperature & noise development during load; Spongy keyboard; Reflective display

15 inch multimedia laptops with a lot of power under the hood, such as the Acer Aspire 5742G, the Acer Aspire 5750G, the Acer Aspire 5820TG, the Asus N53SV, the Medion Akoya P6630, the Sony Vaio VPC-EB4X1E or the Schenker XMG A501.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Martina Osztovits (

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: Brian Westover (

Dell XPS 15 Touch (9530)


The latest Dell XPS 15 Touch (9530) is a premium desktop-replacement laptop with a refined design, a gorgeous 4K touch screen, and good performance, but it doesn't come cheap.

Sleek, premium design. Impressive 4K touch screen. Soft silicone-covered palm rest. Decent port selection. Solid performance

Expensive. Battery is not user-accessible, and its performance in testing was average

The new benchmark for premium desktop-replacement laptops isn't design, port selection, or speedy storage. Rather, it's Ultra High-Defintion (UHD) 4K displays. The 2015 Dell XPS 15 Touch (9530) ($2,549.99 as tested) offers a 4K touch screen, bringing...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (

Dell XPS 15 (2015) Review


Very sharp 4K display; Attractive design; Strong performance; Great audio

Runs hot

With a 4K display, the Dell XPS 15 has one of the sharpest screens around--with performance and looks to match.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (

Dell XPS 15 (2014) Review


This high-end multimedia notebook features a remarkable Quad HD+ screen, an aluminum and carbon fiber chassis and excellent performance. This is our take.

Gorgeous display ; Excellent build quality ; Good touchpad ; High performance ; Good battery life

Keyboard layout needs improvement ; Gets warm under heavy workloads

The XPS 15 is an impressive premium 15.6-inch notebook that we’re happy to recommend. Its Quad HD+ (3200 x 1800) display has outstanding picture quality; no corners were cut with the lightweight (4.44 lbs) aluminum and carbon fiber construction; it has...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Dell XPS 15 Touch Review


Dell's XPS laptops have long been the Cadillacs of the market. Expensive, luxurious, and powerful, there's no mistaking an XPS for a lesser system. Yet, there's also a lingering, and sometimes unfair, sense that the line is second-best.

Attractive and well-built ; Excellent performance ; Good battery life ; Four USB ports ; Quiet at idle

Sub-par display quality ; 3200x1800 display saps the GPU’s power in games ; Runs hot and loud at load

Extremely quick and built with precision, the XPS 15 falls short of greatness because of its display.

Apr, 2014

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.


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:4G / No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / 9 in 1 Card Reader / 9-IN-1
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:Full HD / QHD+ / WQHD / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino / No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT630M / GEF GT640M / GEF GT750M / GeForce GT 630M / GeForce GT 640M / GeForce GT 750M / GeForce GT525M / GEFORCE GTX460M / HD Graphics 4400


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM67 / HM77 / HM87 / QS77 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-2410M / I5-3230M / I5-3317U / I5-4200H / I5-460M / I7-2620M / I7-2640M / I7-2670QM / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM / I7-4702HQ / I7-4702MQ / I7-4712HQ