Dell XPS 15-9530


Dell XPS 15-9530Notebook: Dell XPS 15-9530 (XPS 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4702HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3200x1800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 78.73% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell XPS 15-9530

80% Dell XPS 15 review: thin and light Ultrabook with amazing Quad HD display takes on (and beats) the MacBook Pro
Source: PC Advisor English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Dell XPS 15
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
Dell has done a great job In keeping with the XPS tradition of offering a high-end computing experience. The XPS 15 oozes quality with its machined aluminum, carbon fibre edges, vibrant display, durability and performance. Dell’s update and support tools make managing the machine a snap too, which is often overlooked by other manufacturers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
71% Dell XPS 15 (2014) Review
Source: English
The XPS 15 is an impressive premium 15.6-inch notebook that we’re happy to recommend. Its Quad HD+ (3200 x 1800) display has outstanding picture quality; no corners were cut with the lightweight (4.44 lbs) aluminum and carbon fiber construction; it has ample performance for just about any application except high-end gaming; the keyboard and clickpad have a good feel; the speakers get loud enough and the battery life is impressive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 71%
60% Dell XPS 15 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Despite being a lovely looking laptop, the Dell XPS 15 just has too many flaws to justify its price. We expect near-perfection at this price, and a laptop with an unresponsive touchpad and a problematic screen just isn't good enough when compared to the competition. If you need a powerful and beautifully designed laptop, the Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is the clear choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Dell XPS 15 review
Source: English
The Dell XPS 15 is by far one of the best laptops we have tested in a long time. It's hard to fault, as its weaknesses – which are few – aren't too significant. For example, the trackpad taking some to get used to will become irrelevant after time, and the chassis being prone to scratches is preventable if you look after the laptop properly and buy a protective carry case. The real caveat here, though, is the price. At just less than £1,700 for a laptop configured as reviewed, the XPS 15 doesn't come cheap. However, the laptop does start at a much lower price of £1,099, but for this you would have to sacrifice a lot of performance, as this buys you a lower entry-level specification: an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a slower 500GB hard drive with a 32GB SSD to manage faster boots.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 Touch
Source: Digital Trends English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Dell XPS 15 9530 Review
Source: Kitguru English
The Dell XPS 15 9530 is a great laptop to use. The bright, vibrant and incredibly high resolution screen is truly beautiful to look at, though it does have a major drawback – it is extremely reflective. This makes it very difficult to use in a bright room or in an outdoor environment, as the reflection of your own face will be very distracting. In low light conditions, the gloss screen does help improve media viewing quality, but a matt finish would be more to our own tastes. That screen looks stunning when playing ‘casual’ titles like Hearthstone but it will struggle to run anything moderately intensive at native resolutions … the modest GT750M graphics are just not designed for this. It’s not that 1080p looks bad, but it just seems wasteful having all that pixel density and not being able to use it. It might have been nice to see an upgrade option for a 765M or 770M, but then you’re crossing over into Alienware territory.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Dell XPS 15
Source: Computer Shopper English
Every laptop has a target market—students, business execs, multimedia buffs—and every laptop has competitors. This year's Dell XPS 15 is one of the most luxurious laptops we've ever tested, with a super-high-resolution screen that tops even Apple's MacBook Pro With Retina Display. Note, though, that we'd vote for the SSD- rather than our hard-drive-based config.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell XPS 15
Source: Hot Hardware English
Dell's XPS line of laptops have always been about foregoing compromise in the pursuit of a premium mobile experience. Have you ever street raced against a sleeper car? That's sort of what Dell has on its hands with the XPS 15 Touch. It looks like an Ultrabook and feels like one too, but hidden inside that unassuming exterior is some seriously fast hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2014
80% Dell XPS 15
Source: IT Reviews English
The Dell XPS 15 (9530) is a high-end desktop replacement laptop, and that’s a funny place to be. 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. Unfortunately, its price and battery life keep it from taking the top spot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 (9530)
Source: PC Mag English
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 matches the MacBook Pro in performance (multimedia and 3D), has more RAM, higher resolution touch screen, and twice the storage. However, it also has a higher price by almost $300, problems with glass reflectivity, and two hours less battery life. The MacBook Pro comes with iWork and iLife apps, which arguably make the MacBook more useful without additional purchases for the XPS 15. In terms of bragging rights, premium construction materials, and wow factor, both are even. It is very close, but those two hours of battery life and $300 price difference tips the scales in favor of the current champ. The XPS 15 (9530) comes highly recommended, but at the end of the day if we were in the market for such a system and if it were our money, we'd buy the MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

90% Tolle Hardware trifft lange Laufzeit
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Dell XPS 15 Platinum (Core i7-4702HQ, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, GeForce GT 750M) (2014)
Source: c't - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Schnell, schön, hochauflösend
Source: German DE→EN
Positive: good performance; excellent equipment; good price Negative: battery runtime comparably short
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2014
Обзор Dell XPS 15: ноутбук как у Путина
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Excellent appearance, all-metal body and decent ergonomics; high resolution screen. Negative: Cooling system has trouble under load; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2014
Бизнес-магнат на отдыхе. Обзор ноутбука Dell XPS 15
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Good design; good display; good ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2014



Dell has been in the manufacturing of computers business for a long time and to have survived until today despite fierce competition. This proves how strong Dell is in its sector and one of Dell’s latest laptop that strives to continue its excellence is the Dell XPS 15-9530. The Dell XPS 15-9530 has an Intel Core i7 4702HQ processor. It can be clocked to a high 3.2 GHz on Turbo mode making it as fast a quad core processor. In addition, it comes with a dual channel DDR3 memory controller and has an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU. Along that integrated graphic card, it features an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, which is one of the best cards in the 700M series. It utilizes the Kepler architecture to provide users with the best graphical experience for its class. Playing modern games with ultra-high settings should be a breeze.

The display is another work of art. The 15.6 inch display provides a large enough screen for most occasions and comes with the highest screen resolution of its kind: 3200 by 1800 pixels. With such great screen specifications, it brings HD to a whole new level. And despite all that, the laptop only weighs 2 kilograms. The most attractive feature of the Dell XPS 15-9530 is definitely its amazing screen clarity. As long as the budget can be met, this laptop is definitely worth a buy. It may just be what Dell needs to push themselves even further to the front line.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4702HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.2 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews

78.73%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Eurocom Electra
Core i7 4700MQ
» Asus N550JV-CN211D
Core i7 4700HQ

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» Acer Aspire R7-572G-54208G1.02TASS
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» Acer Aspire R7-582P
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» Asus N56VV-S4013H
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» MSI GE60-i750M245FD
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» Dell Inspiron 15-7537
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» Asus N550JV-CN253H
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» Asus N550JV-CN182H
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» Asus N550JV-DB72T
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» Asus N550JV-CM067H
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» Asus N550JV-CN071H
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» Asus N550JV-CN027H
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» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch Mid 2014
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-01-12 (Update: 2014-01-12)