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Dell XPS 15 (L521X)

Specifications

Dell XPS 15 (L521X)
Dell XPS 15 (L521X) (XPS 15 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M - 2048 MB, Core: 645 - 709 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, GDDR5-VRAM, ForceWare 296.01, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2x 4096 MB DDR3-1600 CL11 Samsung
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, AUO B156HTF, WLED TN-Panel, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT + SSD-Cache, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, + Samsung PM830 mSATA-SSD 32 GB
Soundcard
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones + Microphone (3.5 mm jack each), Card Reader: 3-in-1 Card Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
MATSHITA DVDRWBD UJ167
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.2 x 371 x 249 ( = 0.91 x 14.61 x 9.8 in)
Battery
65 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 9 cells, permanently integrated
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2 Watt, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Driver CD, Pamphlets, McAfee SecurityCentre Test Version, Microsoft Office Starter, Dell DataSafe, 12 Months Warranty, Mark Llewellyn
Weight
2.7 kg ( = 95.24 oz / 5.95 pounds), Power Supply: 300 g ( = 10.58 oz / 0.66 pounds)
Price
1650 Euro

 

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 88% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 99%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 15 (L521X)

85% Review Dell XPS 15 (L521X) Notebook | Notebookcheck
Light and dark. The new Dell XPS 15 seeks to dethrone the Apple MacBook Pro 15 and possesses many of the traits required to do so – superb workmanship, an excellent display, and fast hardware. Unfortunately, the proud multimedia notebook comes with weaknesses as well.
83% Dell XPS 15 (L521X)
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 83% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M: Middle class graphics card of the 600M series based on the 28nm GK107 chip (Kepler architecture).

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.


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.  


3612QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller. The speciality of the i7-3612QM is the low TDP of 35 Watt compared to 45 Watt of the other Ivy Bridge quad core CPUs (e.g. 3610QM).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.7 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


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


84%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Dell XPS 15-L521X
GeForce GT 640M

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

Acer Aspire V3-571G-53214G50Maii
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M
Samsung 700Z5C-S02DE
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M
Acer Aspire M5-581TG-53314G12Mas
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3317U
Samsung 700Z5C-S01IT
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3615QM
Cyberpower Xplorer X6-9120
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM
Toshiba Satellite P855-10G
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM
Acer Aspire V5 Touch
GeForce GT 640M, unknown
Acer Aspire M5-581TG-9825
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3517U
Acer Aspire V3-571G-9435
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM
Acer Aspire V3-571G-73618G1TMakk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM
Acer Aspire M3-581TG-7376G25Mnkk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 2637M
Acer Aspire TimelineU M3-581TG-9326
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 2637M
Toshiba Satellite P855
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM
Acer Aspire M3-581T-32364G34Mnkk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i3 2367M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer Aspire M3-581TG-33214G52
GeForce GT 640M, Core i3 3217U, 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire V3-571G-73614G50Makk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 3.2 kg
Acer Aspire TimeLineU M5-581TG-73516G25Mass
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 2637M, 2 kg
Acer Aspire M3-581TG-6736
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 2467M, 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire M5-581TG-53314G52Mass
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3317U, 2.179 kg
Sony Vaio SV-S151190X
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M, 2 kg
Acer Aspire M3-581TG-52464G52Mnk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 2467M, 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire TimelineU M3-581TG-2464g520mnkk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 2467M, 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire M3-581TG-52466G52Mnkk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 2467M, 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire M3-581TG
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 2637M, 2.03 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Acer Aspire V3-471-73814G50Ma
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3610QM, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Acer Aspire V3-471G-53214G75Makk
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Gigabyte U2442N
GeForce GT 640M, Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 1.69 kg
Medion Akoya P7815-MD98063
GeForce GT 640M, Core i7 3612QM, 17.3", 3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2013-08- 3 (Update: 2013-08- 3)