Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)


Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)Notebook: Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013) (XPS 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4702HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3200x1800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.02kg
Price: 2060 euro
Average Score: 83.75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 87%, features: 79%, display: 93% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 73%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)

88% Review Dell XPS 15 (9530, Late 2013) Notebook | Notebookcheck
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.
Dell XPS 15 Haswell Edition
Source: AnandTech English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2014
90% Dell XPS 15 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Everything about the XPS screams luxury, from its class-leading screen and physical design to the high-end components and quality ergonomics. It’s unmistakably one of the finest laptops around. It’s potentially better than its near-identical stablemate: the XPS shares its screen, design and keyboard with the Dell Precision M3800, but it’s got a bigger SSD, better battery and beefier GPU. The M3800 is only worth buying if you need its ISV certification – but that’s the only reason why you’d pay almost £100 more for the M3800.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% emissions: 60%
90% Dell XPS 15 review: A practically perfect laptop
Source: PC World English
If you’re looking for a sexy notebook that can deliver at least credible gaming performance, and you’re prepared to pay for the privilege of owning a powerful machine in a thin, lightweight package, Dell’s new XPS 15 is definitely for you. The XPS 15’s positives—great screen, great performance, great overall look, and easy portability—easily justify its lofty price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% DELL XPS 15
Source: Digital Trends English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% A pricey premium laptop with a better-than-HD display
Source: CNet English
Dell has put nearly everything I could ask for from a slim, premium 15-inch into the XPS 15, including a great higher-res screen, a discrete GPU, and a powerful CPU. Perfectly executed, the $1,900-and-up price seems fair, but a handful of missteps keep me from loving this system as much as I hoped I would.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
80% Dell XPS 15
Source: Laptop Mag English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Dell XPS 15 (2013)
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Negative: high price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2013
90% Alle Augen auf das IGZO-Display
Source: German DE→EN
Positive: outstanding display; very good performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Обзор Ноутбука Dell XPS 15: Топовая Модель С Igzo-Экраном
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Attractive and modern design; very high resolution display; Negative: Expensive; poor cooling system; relatively low GPU performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/19/2014
Dell XPS 15 Touch – дорогой и идеальный лэптоп
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Perfect for multimedia; good power and average power consumption; perfect touchpad with multi-touch gestures; excellent display; solid and lightweight construction; durable aluminum case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2014
80% XPS销魂的背影!戴尔新灵越15笔记本评测
Source: PC zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%


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.

2.02 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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

83.75%: 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.

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

» Acer Aspire R7-582P
Core i7 4500U
» Eurocom Electra
Core i7 4700MQ
» Asus N550JV-CN211D
Core i7 4700HQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Inspiron 15 7537-7697
Core i5 4200U, 2.6 kg
» HP Envy 15-j151sr
Core i7 4702MQ, 2.6 kg
» Asus N56VV-S4013H
Core i5 3230M, 3.2 kg
» MSI GE60-i750M245FD
Core i7 4700MQ, 2.6 kg
» Dell Inspiron 15-7537
Core i7 4500U, 2.6 kg
» Asus N550JV-CN253H
Core i7 4700HQ, 2.6 kg
» Asus N550JV-CN182H
Core i7 4700HQ, 2.6 kg
» Asus N550JV-DB72T
Core i7 4702HQ, 2.7 kg
» Asus N550JV-CM067H
Core i7 4700MQ, 2.7 kg
» Asus N550JV-CN071H
Core i7 4700HQ, 2.7 kg
» Asus N550JV-CN027H
Core i7 4700MQ, 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-11-26 (Update: 2013-11-26)