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Dell XPS 15

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Dell XPS 15 review:

Techworld
4 July 2014
  • Summary: 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 price, while still being slim and light enough to slip into a bag for the occasional business trip or weekend away.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS 15z

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: Claiming to be the world's thinnest Windows laptop, the Dell XPS 15z is a sharp-looking package with upgradable high-end features and a reasonable $999 starting price.
  • Pros: The new Dell XPS15z is extremely thin for a midsize laptop, and includes a powerful CPU and midrange GPU, along with a 1080p display and backlit keyboard.
  • Cons: It's still not thinner than the 15-inch MacBook Pro, and in our high-end $1,500 configuration, we'd expect longer battery life and a better GPU.
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Overall 9
8.5

Dell XPS 15 Touch Review

Digitaltrends
17 April 2014
  • Conclusion: Dell’s XPS 15 is a system of extremes. The display provides incredible sharpness, but its quality is well below average. The processor and video card perform well, but the fan struggles to cool them at full load. The 512GB solid state drive is massive, but contributes to the notebook’s hefty $2,349 asking price. The Apple MacBook Pro 15 with Retina is the XPS 15’s only direct competitor.
  • Pros: Attractive and well-built, Excellent performance, Good battery life, Four USB ports, Quiet at idle
  • Cons: Sub-par display quality, 3200x1800 display saps the GPU’s power in games, Runs hot and loud at load
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Dell XPS 15 Haswell Edition: QHD+ with a Refined Design

AnandTech
6 March 2014
  • Conclusion: At the end of the day, what can be said about the XPS 15 is that it’s a great looking laptop and on paper it checks all the right boxes. In practice, I’ll be frank and state that it’s been a bit of a love/hate relationship with the XPS 15, but the hate comes more from being frustrated by my inability to get consistent results.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
23 January 2014
  • Conclusion: But the Apple has longer battery life, cooler bundled software, a slightly better keyboard, and slightly nicer scaling or presentation on its high-res screen. We'll pick the MacBook Pro.
  • Pros: Spectacular 3,200x1,800 touch screen, 802.11ac wireless, Premium look and feel, Priced under Retina MacBook Pro
  • Cons: No Thunderbolt or Ethernet, Lackluster battery life
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Overall 8
7.5

Dell XPS 15 Touch Screen Laptop Review

HotHardware
23 January 2014
  • Conclusion: You would expect a fair amount of performance for the kind of investment it takes to own a top-of-the-line XPS 15 Touch system, and Dell's spunky laptop certainly delivered. Compared to its Ultrabook kin, it took them behind the barn and gave them all a thorough beating in practically every benchmark.
  • Pros: Incredibly powerful foundation, Gorgeous QHD+ display, Discrete GPU capable of gaming, Looks professional, Decent battery life, Backlit keyboard
  • Cons: Pricey (as configured)
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Overall 8
7.5

Dell XPS 15 (2013) review

Digitaltrends
21 December 2013
  • Conclusion: Dell’s XPS 15 is a valiant attempt to compete with the best premium notebooks but, ultimately, it falls a bit short. The blame for this lies with the display, which pads the price but doesn’t add much to the user experience. Is it sharp? Certainly. But poor black levels sap contrast and ultimately sour the overall package.
  • Pros: Attractive and durable exterior, Very thin and light for a 15.6” laptop, Four USB 3.0 ports, Bright 3200 x 1800 display, Quick, well-rounded performance
  • Cons: Expensive, Display lacks contrast, Loud fan at load
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Overall 9
8.8
Performance 9
9.4
Sound 7
7.0
Battery performance 9
9.1
Display 9
8.6
Weight 9
9.1
Noise 10
9.5
Gaming performance 10
9.5
Connectivity 7
7.1
Keyboard 9
8.8
Temperature 8
8.0

Review Dell XPS 15 (9530, Late 2013) Notebook

Notebookcheck
14 December 2013
  • Summary: I'm sexy and I know it. The Dell XPS 15 is a multimedia powerhouse with premium-level features. The most recent version of the notebook series, which has been around for quite a few generations, not only brings changes to the design, but also updates to the internal components.
  • Pros: High-end materials, Sturdy chassis and superb build quality, Upgradable by the user, High display brightness and contrast, Very sharp picture, Very high performance, Good battery life, Dell's premium notebook affirms its status without any compromises.
  • Cons: Frequent rendering issues due to the high resolution under Windows, Highly reflective display, High temperatures under load, Expensive, Windows 8.1 should be able to handle the high-resolution display without any issues.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS 15 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
5 December 2013
  • Summary: The Dell XPS 15 delivers powerhouse performance at a premium price, and you're getting a sharper screen than the MacBook Pro for $300 less (similarly configured). We also like the comfortable soft-touch deck and robust speakers. The notebook occasionally gets hot and isn't great for demanding games, but the XPS 15 makes up for those shortcomings with a 7-hour battery life that will last through the bulk of your workday.
  • Pros: Super sharp display, Comfortable soft-touch dek, Good battery life, Impressive audio, Fast overall performance
  • Cons: Runs warm, Webcam doesn't impress, Keyboard not evenly backlit
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Overall 8
8.0

Higher-res display and graphics in the slim Dell XPS 15

CNET
5 December 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: The Dell XPS 15 has a better-than-HD display, decent casual-gaming chops, and a slim, lightweight 15-inch body.
  • Cons: 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.
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