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Dell XPS 15 L502X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 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. Reviews about the sound and usability are on the whole positive. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and durability.

performance, screen, battery, usability, sound

portability, image quality, durability, energy

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 also gets good feedback.

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

Jul, 2016

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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and performance. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the image quality.

screen, usability, price, performance, design

image quality

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

Jul, 2016

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: Ben Camm-Jones (pcadvisor.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 (pcadvisor.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

Consumer review by: emindeniz (newegg.com)

Great laptop

 

I am still in the process of unloading unnecessary software trials etc. But other than that there is no way you can get a laptop like this for this price. I am very happy with this purchase.

Price ; Performance ; Excellent processor with a lot of multitasking capability

I don't like lots of pre loaded software ; Hard drive is a little slow

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Display

HD type:Full HD / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)

Security

Password protection: Yes