Dell XPS 15

Specifications

Dell XPS 15Notebook: Dell XPS 15 (XPS 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 770 euro
Average Score: 82.38% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 83%, features: 88%, display: - % mobility: 63%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell XPS 15

80% Dell XPS 15 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Overall, Dell's XPS 15 is an impressive machine, offering good build quality, class-leading connectivity, decent video and audio, and plenty of power for the average user. It's fully upgradeable too, including such luxuries as a digital TV tuner and the unique (for a consumer laptop at this price point) option of a Full HD, RGB-LED backlit screen, which makes this an intriguing choice for colour-critical work.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
70% Dell XPS 15 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The newly redesigned Dell XPS 15 brings a lot of cool features to the table, but seems to miss the mark in the design department. With previous XPS notebooks being flagship models from Dell, it's disappointing to see such a bland and normal looking system. I think it's rather odd when you look at "budget" models like the Inspiron 15R and see flashier colors and sleeker profiles. Build quality was a step up at least, with metal panels protecting the screen and metal on the palmrest and keyboard trim inside the notebook. The plastic chassis felt strong, but left something to be desired when it came to accessing internal components. Users looking to replace the hard drive will find it very difficult, as the notebook requires full disassembly if they want to upgrade to an SSD later on. System performance was very good with the Intel Core i5 560M and NVIDIA GeForce GT420M performing well in a variety of tasks. The sound system was my favorite feature on this notebook, providing booming bass and great audio quality. Overall if you don't mind the looks, the XPS does offer a pretty good value, starting at $799 for the base configuration.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 60%
83% Dell XPS 15
Source: PC Pro English
Not quite as classy as its predecessors, but the newly affordable XPS is a bona-fide entertainer
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
80% Dell XPS 15 review
Source: Techradar English
Anyone looking for a high-powered entertainment laptop but restrained by their budget will find the Dell XPS 15 a perfect companion. 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, Medium, Date: 11/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15
Source: CNet English
Dell is relaunching its high-end laptop line for the holiday season with a revamped line of XPS systems. These are media-focused counterparts to the gaming-centric Alienware, and, now that the poorly defined Studio line has been killed, the main alternative to the infinitely configurable mainstream Inspirons. Dell's new line of XPS laptops, including the XPS 15, offers more bang for the buck than most, combining great audio and rock-solid features for less than $1,000.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 50%
90% Dell XPS 15
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell XPS 15 ($1,115 direct), a desktop replacement laptop, is a wonderland of lavish features, cutting-edge components, and ,overall, one of the best laptops I've tested. Even more impressive is that most of its parts are customizable before finalizing your purchase: The XPS 15 can be completely over the top or priced to meet a certain budget. It's one of the few 15-inch laptops that has support for a full 1080p screen resolution, a Skype-certified HD webcam, floor-thumping speakers, and every wireless technology imaginable. If the Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce GT 420M (with Optimus technology) aren't groundbreaking enough for you, there are options for quad-core processors and a more powerful graphics card. The only thing left to do now is hand the XPS 15 the Editors' Choice in the desktop replacement laptop category.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Dell XPS 15
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you're looking for a reasonably priced all-purpose notebook that's great for multimedia and good enough for real gaming, the Dell XPS 15 is one of your best options. The sound quality alone really sets this laptop apart, as does the HD webcam (though we wish it performed better in low light). If you're looking for something more portable and stylish, you might want to consider a 14-inch system like the HP Envy 14. However, if you want an entertainment PC for use around the house, the XPS 15 should be near or at the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

96% Notebooks für jeden Zweck
Source: SFT - 3/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 96%
Multimedia-Notebooks mit Intels Core-i-2000-Prozessoren
Source: c't - 10/11 German
battery runtime very good, performance good, 3D-games good, display very good, fan very bad
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2011
XPS 15 – csúcsmoDell
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Nice design; high-quality materials; strong hardware; good input devices; great sound. Negative: The display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2012
Bemutatkoznak a Dell új XPS sorozat XPS 15 és XPS 17 tagjai
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
long battery runtime, high performance
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2010
Dell XPS 14, 15, 17
Source: Pasonisan JA→EN
performance good
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2010

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M: GF108 based mid-range graphics card with DX11 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.


2.8 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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 %

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82.38%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)