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Dell XPS 15 (9530, Late 2013)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Dell XPS 15 (9530, Late 2013). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the battery and durability are on the whole positive. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the image quality. Some have doubts about the keyboard and usability.

performance, design, screen, durability, battery

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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 15 (9530, Late 2013) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 15 (9530, Late 2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Dell XPS 15 (9530, Late 2013) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Dell XPS 15 (9530, Late 2013)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Dell XPS 15 (9530, Late 2013) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (pcworld.com)

Dell XPS 15 Review: A great laptop gets bigger and a little better

 

It doesn't take a genius to realize that when you hit pay dirt, you might do so again if you keep digging in the same area. That's the tack Dell takes with its redesigned XPS 15 laptop: It's easily summed up as a bigger, more powerful version of the...

Reasonably compact and light ; Class-leading CPU and graphics performance ; Easy to open

Backlight bleeding ; Some models should have optional larger battery available ; Keyboard should be a little larger

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

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.

Conclusion There's a lot to like about the Dell XPS 15 Touch (9530), from its 4K touch screen to its refined design and premium build quality. If you have a collection of material that takes advantage of the top-notch display, then this laptop might be...

Jun, 2015

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

Dell XPS 15 (9530)

 

With its brilliant screen and serious components, the luxury-minded Dell XPS 15 (9530) is Dell's showcase PC meant to go up against high-end laptop offerings.

Resolution is 3,200 by 1,800 (QHD+). Quad-core CPU, mid-tier enthusiast GPU. Has 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.0. Comes with 12 months of McAfee LiveSafe. Premium look and materials.

Reflective screen. No built-in Ethernet. Some UI elements can be tiny. USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports are both black.

The XPS 15 (9530) certainly trumps its Windows-based competition like the Asus Zenbook VX51VZ-XB71 in battery life, price, and features. But how does it stack up to the Apple MacBook Pro, our current Editors' Choice for desktop replacement laptops? It...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 15 ( Fall 2013)

 

That said, the newly revamped XPS 15, from Dell's high-end product line, is a spectacular laptop, matching the premium features of Apple's also-excellent 15-inch MacBook Pro almost blow for blow.

The Dell XPS 15 has a better-than-HD display, decent casual-gaming chops, and a slim, lightweight 15-inch body.

Painfully expensive for a boring design and midlevel graphics, and going SSD-only drives the price up even more. Battery life falls short for an ultrabook-style system.

The Dell XPS 15 takes on Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display in almost every category, even beating it in a few. But for such a hefty investment, a design overhaul is in order.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Nino Ricchizzi (notebookcheck.net)

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 : Charles P Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

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

May, 2014

Expert review by : Woody Leonhard (infoworld.com)

Review: Dell XPS 15 Touch is the best Windows laptop ever

 

With a feel and finish rivaling that of the latest MacBook Pro Retina -- and a display capable of a super-Retina resolution of 3,200 by 1,800 pixels -- Dell's XPS 15 isn't cheap, tiny, or wimpy. If you're willing to pay the price, both in simoleons and...

Some older desktop programs -- particularly games -- may have trouble adapting to the 3,200-by-1,800 resolution. Scott Hanselman has a good rundown of the problem, posted earlier this year. Windows 8.1 includes improvements, and several software...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Joy Hou (hardwarezone.com)

Dell XPS 15 (2013 Edition) - A Sleek 15-inch Laptop with a Spectacular Display

 

Armed with an Intel Core i7-4702HQ (Haswell) processor with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics, the remodeled XPS 15 includes a QHD+ resolution touch display with a 160-degree wide viewing angle, and a carbon fiber composite base. Hit the link to see if...

Polished, sturdy body with carbon fiber composite base ; Only 2kg for a multimedia 15.6-inch notebook ; 3,200 x 1,800-pixel resolution panel ; NFC connectivity

Only 5,400RPM HDD (no SSD) ; Higher capacity battery option not available ; Slightly expensive

We admired the immense clarity of visuals and text the Dell XPS 15 presented, thanks to its stunning 3,200 x 1,800-pixel resolution panel. We're sure designers, engineers, and photo-editing professionals will appreciate the display packing all that...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Dell XPS 15 pictures and eyes-on with the UltraSharp display - Pocket-lint

 

Dell has announced an update to its XPS line, with the XPS 15 benefiting not only from the latest Haswell Intel Core processors, but also an UltraSharp

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell XPS 15 review

 

The partial-aluminium casing and Retina-style screen of the Dell XPS 15 prompts inevitable comparison with Apple's MacBook Pro, and its weight and 18 mm thickness are also virtually identical to those of the Apple original. However, the XPS 15 has some...

Battery life is disappointing, especially as the XPS 15 is intended as a lightweight Ultrabook, although as a desktop replacement system it ticks more of the right boxes. It provides outstanding display quality and high-end performance at a competitive...

Jul, 2014

Price comparison for Dell XPS 15 (9530, Late 2013)

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