Dell XPS 15-L501x


Dell XPS 15-L501xNotebook: Dell XPS 15-L501x (XPS 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 77.43% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 83%, features: 78%, display: 74% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 15-L501x

80% Dell XPS 15 review
Source: T3 English
The Dell XPS 15 is a bargain considering everything you get. With excellent performance, strong build quality, a colourful display and surprisingly powerful audio, this mini machine can effortlessly keep the whole family amused.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell XPS L501x review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Dell XPS L501x is a strong performer. It's not as well built or attractive as a MacBook Pro, but it is a cheaper laptop
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Dell XPS 15 review
Source: CNet English
Recently, we've seen the release of a gaggle of powerful, but not blindingly expensive, laptops. Dell wants in on the action with its 15.6-inch XPS 15, which sports a meaty Intel Core i5 CPU. As long as you don't go crazy with the customisation options, the Dell XPS 15 will prove a relatively affordable and powerful laptop with a great display. But it's big, bulky and has a few design quirks that keep it from being great.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% Dell XPS L501x notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Dell XPS L501x is a notebook that competes with the Apple Macbook Pro. It has a 15.6in, Full HD (1080p) screen, an Intel Core i7 processor, a fast 640GB hard drive and all the trimmings. It's not as attractive or as well-built as an Apple laptop but it's cheaper and more powerful. The Dell XPS L501x is a strong performer. It's not as well built or attractive as a MacBook Pro, but it is cheaper.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
Dell XPS 15 L501X review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Although you can get an XPS 15 for as little as £529, with Core i5, Bluetooth 3, the combo Blu-ray/DVD burner and the superb 1080p screen the model we looked at is nearly twice the price at £939. You can reduce that by leaving out a few of the options, but it's the combination of the screen, the sound system and the performance that makes the XPS 15 a winner. The word we keep wanting to use is solid - but in a good way.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/07/2011
100% Dell XPS 15 (L501X) Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
As we had previously tested the Adamo XPS system with its aluminium chassis our expectations for the XPS 15 were set reasonably high and for the most part it delivered. The Aluminium lid looks and feels great and it was good to see that Dell continued the use of this material on the keyboard surround. It would have been good to have a full aluminium base too but being fair the plastic version used by Dell does have a good quality finish.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 90% workmanship: 100%
Dell XPS L501x
Source: AnandTech English
We're also still trying to get an HP Envy 14 in for comparison, and it would be great to get some Sony laptops in for testing as well, but with every passing week we tend to lose hope. At this point, the latest Envy 14 revision has been around for over three months. It still looks like it compares well with the new XPS, but the Radiance Infinity 900p panel is no longer an option, Waves comes standard while Beats costs extra, and Optimus trumps AMD's switchable graphics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2010

Foreign Reviews

77% Test: Dell XPS 15
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 75% features: 78% display: 74% mobility: 73% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 74%
80% Dell XPS 15
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ноутбуки Dell XPS L501x и L701x
Source: RU→EN
display good, loud fan, too much heat
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2011
Ревю на Dell XPS L501x (с Nvidia GeForce GT435)
Source: BU→EN
performance and battery runtime are good, no VGA or DVI port
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2010


NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M: The GT 420M is an GF108 based middle class GPU with DirectX 11 support.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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

460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» 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.

2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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

77.43%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)