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Dell Studio XPS 16

Dell Studio XPS 16
alaScore 85

340 reviews

Jan, 2021

We have collected and analyzed 47 expert reviews and 293 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 81/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is Jun 17, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 876795 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: Jan 27, 2021.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Dell Studio XPS 16 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the usability and performance. The screen and sound are also appreciated. Many are critical about the durability and reliability. There are mixed reviews on the battery and size.

design, sound, screen, performance, usability

portability, reliability, durability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Dell Studio XPS 16 review: Dell Studio XPS 16


Dell Studio XPS 16

Dell embraces the 16:9 aspect ratio display; upscale design with leather trim; backlit keyboard and edge-to-edge screen glass.

The 1080p display costs extra; unimpressive battery life; new Studio XPS brand may get lost between the Inspiron, Studio, and XPS lines.

Dell's new 16:9 Studio XPS 16 adds upscale extras such as a leather trim and a backlit keyboard to a fairly standard set of components, without jacking up the price (too much).

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

Studio XPS 16


Performance and battery life test results updated 1/20, 10:30 a.m. PDT

Stylish without skimping on options Brilliant screen

Multimedia, maybe, but sub-par sound

Dell's Studio XPS 16 is squarely aimed at people who want to get a little more for their entertainment buck; it's a solidly built multimedia machine that piles on features without breaking the bank. Dell's Studio XPS 16 looks to be a solid choice for...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

Dell Studio XPS 16 Laptop Review


Stylish without skimping on options ; Brilliant screen

Multimedia, maybe, but sub-par sound

Dell's Studio line shines with a notebook that provides sharp designs and smart features without a hefty price tag.

Jan, 2009

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Dell Studio XPS 16


The XPS 16's keyboard is a departure from that of the XPS M1530. The keys adjoin each other at the surface, raised to the same level, whereas the M1530 has detectable grooves between each key. Either keyboard will accommodate a speedy touch typist or a...

Strikingly gorgeous design. Blu-ray reader included. Vibrant RGB LED 16-inch widescreen. Excellent 1080p resolution. Illuminated keyboard. HDMI and DisplayPort technologies. WWAN options. Good graphics card. High-capacity battery is available

Could be lighter

The Dell Studio XPS 16 delivers a lavish media center experience with a unique design, home-theater features, and a vibrant RGB LED widescreen.

Expert review by : Martina Osztovits (

Review Dell Studio XPS 16 (ATI HD4670) Notebook


Hot Stuff. Fans of Dell's efficient XPS series might once again g

Good application performance; Good 3D performance; Mediocre case heating in office mode; Reasonable system noise

Adapter's high temperature; Varying frame rate in gaming mode; Mediocre battery life with the standard 6 cell battery; Partly disproportional surcharge items

Premium multimedia notebooks", as Dell labels the Studio XPS 16. Even if this can't be directly compared, names like HP Pavilion HDX or most likely the new HP Envy 15 could be mentioned. Not to be forgotten: Apple's MacBook Pros in a 15 and 17 inch...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Preview: Dell Studio XPS 16 (HD4670/Win7) im Test


Graphic Update. As Dell presented the brand-new Studio XPS series ...

So much for the first impression of the modified Dell Studio XPS 16. A comprehensive review with numerous benchmarks, comparisons of performance between Windows Vista and the new, final version of Windows 7, as well as a closer look at emissions and...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review Dell Studio XPS 16 Notebook


Gentle, yet brilliant entertainer. Now, we got hold of the second

Attractive design; High quality haptics; Very good case stability; Numerous interfaces; UMTS ready; Spacious keyboard; Bright display with brilliant colours; Good application performance; Low noise emissions in idle/office mode; Passable sound

Partly uneven gaps; Often disturbing reflections caused by a reflecting display; Moderate 3D performance in contemporary games; Partly very high case temperatures; Limited mobility because of short battery life

If the RGB LED display was the decisive aspect for the Dell Studio XPS 16, there are only few models, among others the Sony AW11XU.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

Dell Studio XPS 16 Review


The Dell Studio XPS 16 is designed for those who want power, cutting-edge features, and style. If you're someone who likes to make a statement with your notebook, the metal and leather looks of the Studio XPS 16 will help you in that area too. Sleek...

Excellent build quality ; Nice keyboard ; Solid performance as configured ; 1080p display with excellent color and contrast ; Good port selection

Glossy screen with glossy protective layer ; Gets a little too hot ; Battery life okay but not great ; Pre-loaded bloatware helpful to some, annoying to everyone else

Still, the Dell Studio XPS 16 is one of the better choices among 16-inch multimedia notebooks

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (

Dell Studio XPS 16


The Dell Studio XPS 16 adds upscale extras, such as a leather trim and backlit keyboard, to a standard set of components, without raising the price excessively. Despite a poor battery life that limits its portability, it's a strong performer and is...

Backlit keyboard, Edge-to-edge screen glass, 16:9 aspect ratio display, Upscale design

Unimpressive battery life, 1080p display costs extra, New Studio XPS brand may get lost between the Inspiron, Studio and XPS lines

Feb, 2009


Expert review by : Shawn Oliver (

Dell Studio XPS 16 Review


We had the pleasure of reviewing Dell's Studio XPS 13 back in early May and found the machine to be sleek and stylish, and a good value. In an effort to provide that same sleek styling and great performance to those looking for a somewhat larger...

Overall Design ; Great Keyboard ; Blu-ray Drive ; Thin For a 16" Notebook ; Strong Gaming Performance

Gets Quite Warm ; Overly Glossy ; Lackluster Battery Life ; A bit on the pricey side for its peformance

In our SiSoftware Sandra testing, the Studio XPS 16 performed a bit better than we expected in most cases, and while it held its own in most of the other benchmarks, we were concerned by the lackluster performance during muilitasking. Gaming was solid...

Sep, 2009