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Dell XPS 9550 (15.6-inch, 2016) Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1348 reviews of Dell XPS 9550 (15.6-inch, 2016) Series. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and portability. The design and screen also get good reviews. The connectivity and energy efficiency get mixed opinions, and there are some critical views about the price and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS 9550 (15.6-inch, 2016) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell XPS 9550 (15.6-inch, 2016) Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell XPS 9550 (15.6-inch, 2016) Series from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and image quality are overall positive. The keyboard and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the durability and size.

usability, screen, keyboard, image quality, design

performance, reliability, size, durability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Dell XPS 15 review: A MacBook Pro rival for Windows users

 

Well-built, thin and light ; Comfortable keyboard ; Powerful performance options ; Beautiful 4K, color-accurate screen option

Short battery life with the 4K display ; Touchpad can be flaky

If you've been searching for a Windows-based alternative to the MacBook Pro, look no further than the Dell XPS 15. For a similar price, it offers comparable horsepower, a thin and light design and a brilliant 4K screen option. The one area where it...

Apr, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Dell XPS 15 (2015) review

 

With the best laptop display we've ever tested, Dell's XPS 15 is as gorgeous as it is powerful.

The Dell XPS 15 is a faithful, up-sized rendition of the innovative XPS 13. Like its predecessor, the 15-incher cuts back on size and weight without sacrificing performance. In fact, the XPS 15 is a major leap over the previous model, at least in its...

Dec, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 15 Touch (9550)

 

The Dell XPS 15 Touch (9550) might cost a pretty penny, but it's one of the best high-end desktop-replacement laptops for photo and video work, whether you're a hobbyist or a professional.

Premium construction. Stunning 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) screen. USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3. Large-capacity solid-state drive. Excellent performance, thanks to Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card.

Pricey. Sealed chassis. Less than 6 hours of battery life.

Conclusion The Dell XPS 15 Touch (9550) is a multimedia powerhouse that can serve both media professionals and prosumers quite well. It has the chops to motor through our benchmark tests, comes with very little bloatware to fill its 512GB SSD, and it...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 15 review:

 

Consider the bezel. That humble landing strip of plastic or metal that frames the screen in almost every high-tech device. Televisions have largely done away with the the wide bezels of old, at least in mid-price and better sets, extending the screen...

An eye-catching 15-inch 4K display in a nearly bezel-free frame, plus high-end processor and graphics options, all in a slim, professional-looking body.

The better configurations can cost a lot, while the keyboard could be bigger and the touchpad has a floaty feel.

The Dell XPS 15 is a premium-feeling 4K laptop that outdoes the MacBook Pro in several categories. Its bezel-free design should be the gold standard going forward.

Feb, 2016

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Dell XPS 15 2015

 

But laptops have lagged behind in shaving down the frame around the display, making mobile PCs look downright clunky compared to other electronic gadgets. Apple's MacBook Pro is a step in the right direction, with edge-to-edge glass over a reasonably...

An eye-catching 15-inch 4K display in a nearly bezel-free frame, plus high-end processor and graphics options, all in a slim, professional-looking body.

The better configurations can cost a lot, while the keyboard could be bigger and the touchpad has a floaty feel.

The Dell XPS 15 is a premium-feeling 4K laptop that outdoes the MacBook Pro in several categories. Its bezel-free design should be the gold standard going forward.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Tom Warren (theverge.com)

Dell’s XPS 15 makes big laptops cool again

 

Dell's XPS 13 is the most exciting laptop in a long time. It's the best 13-inch Windows laptop out there, but a lot of people want a bigger screen. While 15-inch laptops are some of the most...

Beautiful 4K display ; Large trackpad ; Fast performance

Bluescreen software issues ; Slow HDDs in base units ; Awkward webcam

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Dell XPS 15 Touch

 

Dell's XPS line is one of the most venerable in computing. It dates to 1993, and even now continues pushing high-end computing performance in a (reasonably) portable platform.

Fantastic performance. Best of breed touchscreen, with next-to-no bezel. Great touchpad. Ready to take us into our USB-C future

Prone to crashes; At press time, the unit is frozen in the middle of restoring to factory settings and is unable to complete the operation. Fairly awful keyboard. Expensive

High-end power remains widely available in the 15-inch laptop form factor, so pricing is likely to be another significant factor for purchasers considering the category. Starting at $1,600 for the touchscreen version (the model I tested costs $2,100),...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Dell XPS 15 9550 Review: Infinity Edge Lineup Expands

 

It was roughly a year ago that we had a chance to review Dell's XPS 13 , which was the first laptop from Dell to feature the Infinity Edge display. In addition to making the laptop look as much like a bezel-less display as possible, it also let Dell...

Overall, the XPS 15 is one of the sleekest 15-inch laptops on the market. If I was looking to purchase something of this size, the XPS 15 would be near the top of my list, thanks to the excellent build quality, great design, and compact size. When you...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Dell XPS 15 2016 Laptop Review

 

The Dell XPS 15 2016 model is a premium notebook, but its battery life and price tag fail to impress. Read this Dell XPS 15 laptop review for more details.

Solid performance ; Excellent build quality ; Beautiful display

Average battery life ; Expensive as configured

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Dell XPS 15 9550 (Core i7, FHD) Notebook Review

 

Finally on its feet. After a series of software issues, we decided to check up once again on a different SKU of the XPS 15 to see if those problematic areas have been patched up. The results are outstanding.

small and lightweight, high quality FHD panel; 98 percent sRGB coverage, impressive runtimes, high CPU and GPU performance; no major throttling issues, NVMe M.2 support, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen. 2 with Thunderbolt 3

only a single storage bay, no NumPad, screen flickering at low brightness settings, non-removable battery, few ports

Though it launched with some headache-inducing issues, the XPS 15 2016 refresh is an improvement over the outgoing design in almost every way, especially in terms of graphics, size, and weight. Battery life is incredible with our 84 Wh test unit and...

Price comparison for Dell XPS 9550 (15.6-inch, 2016) Series

  Store     Price
DELL XPS 15 - 9550 I7 6700HQ 3.5GHZ 16GB 2133MHZ 4K...
6th Generation Intel Skylake Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core (6M Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)
$2,199.00 TO SHOP
Dell XPS9560-5000SLV-PUS 15.6" Ultra Thin and Light...
7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad Core Processor (6M cache, up to 3.5 GHz)
$1,299.00 TO SHOP
Dell XPS 15 9550 Laptop - 15.6in 4K UHD (3840 x...
15.6-Inch 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdgeTouch Display
$1,169.00 TO SHOP
Dell XPS 9570, 15.6in UHD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge...
15.6" 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge Touchscreen Display [UHD], 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H...
$1,799.00 TO SHOP
Dell XPS 15 9550 Laptop 15.6in 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)...
This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to...
$1,289.00 TO SHOP
Dell XPS 15 7590 Laptop 15.6 inch, 4K UHD OLED...
15. 6" 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED InfinityEdge anti-reflective Non-Touch 100% DCI-P3 400-Nits Display
$1,792.00 TO SHOP
Dell XPS 15 9560 4K UHD TOUCHSCREEN Intel Core i5...
15.6-inch 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge touch display
$1,149.00 TO SHOP
2018 Dell XPS 9570 Laptop, 15.6" UHD (3840 x 2160)...
8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H Processor (9M Cache, up to 4.1 GHz, 6 Cores)
$2,299.00 TO SHOP
Dell XPS 15 9550 Laptop 15.6in 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)...
This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to...
$1,584.00 TO SHOP
Dell XPS 9570 Gaming Laptop 15.6" FHD, 8th Gen Core...
8th Generation Intel Core i7 8750H Processor 9MB Cache, up to 4.1 gigahertz
$1,299.00 TO SHOP

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