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Dell XPS 15 L502X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of Dell XPS 15 L502X. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the sound and usability are generally positive. The screen and battery also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS 15 L502X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell XPS 15 L502X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Dell XPS 15 L502X 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 are impressed by the performance. The battery is also mentioned favorably.

sound, battery, performance

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS L502XDell XPS L502X

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 15 L502X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Dell XPS 15 L502X from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and performance are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the image quality.

screen, usability, price, performance, design

image quality

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

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: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Dell XPS 15 L502X: An Affordable Multimedia Marvel

 

For multimedia buffs, the XPS 15 (model L502X) is a generally solid addition to Dell's line of consumer laptops with a little added oomph in performance. Even the basic, most inexpensive model--our review unit costs $799--has discrete Nvidia GeForce...

Roomy, 15.6-inch display ; Great multimedia and pretty good gaming

Mediocre computing performance and battery life ; Heavy and chunky, with an oversize brick

The entry-level Dell XPS 15 (L502X) will delight multimedia buffs, but it's too big and heavy for frequent travelers.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 15 L502X (Sandy Bridge)

 

A 1080p display, Blu-ray, Nvidia graphics, awesome audio--the Dell XPS 15 has it all.

At $1,488, the Dell XPS 15 with Intel's second-generation Core i7 processor offers blistering performance, strong graphics, and stellar video and audio playback. If you don't plan on moving your notebook much, the larger Dell XPS 17 offers a 3D 17-inch...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Dell XPS 15 L502X (Sandy Bridge) Reviewed

 

When we last reviewed the Dell XPS 15, we praised the notebook's strong performance, best-in-class audio, and colorful screen. Now Dell has upgraded its premium 15-incher with Intel's second-generation Core Series processors and Nvidia GeForce GT 500...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Camm-Jones (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell XPS 15 L502X P11F review

 

Although we've seen the Dell XPS 15 L502X before the P11F is a slightly different ?laptop that comes with a touchscreen. As an entertainment-focused laptop the touchscreen offers a different way to watch DVDs, for example, letting you select options...

The Dell XPS 15 L502X P11F is a well-balanced desktop replacement laptop that will happily deal with everyday tasks and keep the family entertained. However, we can't help thinking that the touchscreen isn't necessary and when you consider it adds £160...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell XPS 15 L502X review

 

Even the basic, most inexpensive Dell XPS 15 L502X model - it starts at £529 inc VAT, but our review unit costs £599 - has discrete Nvidia GeForce 525M graphics with 1GB of memory, a 15.6-inch widescreen LED-backlit display, and JBL-designed speakers,...

Overall, the Dell XPS 15 L502X does a very good job with multimedia, and a fair to middling one with everything else. Its size and battery life preclude serious consideration by airport denizens, but if you're a general user who also likes to play a...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell XPS L502X review

 

Fast in games and applications, a good battery life, a fantastic Full HD screen. This is the best laptop you can buy.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Mike G. (newegg.com)

Excellent machine

 

design, solid construction, value, speed, display

None

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Chris (newegg.com)

Misleading Laptop

 

Great Speed ; great speaker sound for laptop speakers ; lightweight and affordable

misleading because even though you have a "dedicated" NVidia card, it is based on the technology of NVidia Optimus which isn't even close to ready to be used yet, and you cannot physically switch the onboard intel graphics off. This is not great...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Foof (newegg.com)

Terrible

 

This laptop is bad and you should feel bad

Good for the first couple of days

Broke within 6 months went to dell told me it was my fault and I have to pay 500$ beacause of a faulty hard drive and processor. DO NOT BUY

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / JBL
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:4
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600
Battery life (max):3 / 5.23
Battery performance:2600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:130 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / JBL
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 10.4 x 1.5
Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Diagonal (metric):15.6
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:5.95
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter power:130 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM67 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
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:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52224 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y / SR04W / SR04Z
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:Y

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.4
Depth (imperial):10.4
Height (front):1.27
Height (front) (imperial):1.3
Height (rear):1.5
Height (rear) (imperial):1.5
Weight:5.95 / 6.13
Width:15
Width (imperial):15