Dell XPS 15 2016 9550
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Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell XPS 15 2016 9550
High-end without high-end performance. We review the new XPS 15 from Dell and have a look at the performance of the 45-Watt Core i5. Can the latter use its full potential in the flat chassis? Throttling is, fortunately, not the answer – at least not on mains.
Source: Trusted Reviews
Perhaps not this particular model, with its sluggish 5,400rpm hard disk. Instead, you should opt for one of the £1,149 machines, which comes equipped with a PCI Express-based SSD, or at the very least a model that also has a 32GB SSD cache. In return, system response, loading times and the general feel of Windows 10 will be far more sprightly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Ultrabook Review
The XPS 15 9550 has an unrivaled screen, fast hardware, and a killer design. But 5 months after its launch, it seems we're all still Dell's beta testers. This article reviews the XPS 15 9550 and tallies up the issues that haven't gone away.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Pocket Lint
It can play the latest games at reasonable settings, has a good screen and is a much more manageable size and than your average 15-inch laptop. Not to mention being rather lovely to use thanks to its high-quality keyboad and trackpad. Battery life is just passable, but that only really sticks out because Dell's own claims are so far removed from the reality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Digital Trends
The Dell XPS 15 is a faithful, up-sized rendition of the innovative XPS 13. Like its predecessor, the 15-incher cuts back on size and weight without sacrificing performance. In fact, the XPS 15 is a major leap over the previous model, at least in its top-tier configuration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tech Advisor
The Dell XPS 15 is a great all-rounder laptop. Come to it expecting superlatives, especially the version tested, and you may come away disappointed. However, it is very versatile indeed. It offers a powerful CPU, a competent discrete graphics card, a screen happy with the outdoors and a frame that's light and slim given the rest of the spec. It can do everything pretty well, without the power compromises of an ultra-skinny laptop, or the portability ones of a workstation. Some will be disappointed with the stamina, but it's actually rather respectable given the processor. It's a laptop that's good at just about everything, bar lasting absolutely ages between charges.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky
I’ll try to keep it short this time. The Dell XPS 15 9550 I5/960M version is a very good machine in my opinion, more than the usual $1000 gaming laptops – way more thin & lightweight, much better build quality, display has much higher contrast than the others and keyboard is better than compared to some of them too. And remember the better support in the form of drivers/bios updates.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2015
Source: Techstation.it IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; good display; decent speakers; long battery life. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2016
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
Positive: Perfect workmanship; very high quality materials; fantastic display; long battery life; high performance; efficient cooling system; small size and light weight. Negative: Only two USB 3.0; expensive; hot under load; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2016
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: "Frameless" design; bright, clear and perfectly calibrated display; compact size; good autonomy; ease of modernization. Negative: Glossy display coating; poor speakers; poor webcam; hot under load.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2016
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent hardware; matte FHD display; comfortable keyboard; good sound system; good connectivity. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/22/2016
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; great display; high portability. Negative: High price; mediocre touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/26/2016
Model: Dell has upgraded its XPS 15 series in 2016. This laptop is one of the higher-end models. It boasts a 15-inch screen hence the name XPS 15. This model is made for home use and specifically for gaming. Its Full-HD display (1080p) makes movies crystal clear and game graphics look amazing. Thanks to 8 GB RAM, any software effortlessly. Moreover, its 1 TB of storage space are enough to install any game or movie. Its 720p webcam is suitable for video calling or taking pictures. The laptop weight in at 2 kg.
The battery lasts for about six hours. But, the laptop should be plugged in order to play games at full settings. Dell has always been good at performance and this laptop is no exception. All the components work well to give users an all round performance. Thanks to its Core i5 CPU and GTX 960M graphics card, all modern, demanding games run in Full HD. The design of the laptop is also very nice and very ergonomic and gives the laptop more of a workstation feeling. The Dell XPS 15 is mostly made from carbon and aluminum. It features an HDMI out, USB ports, and an SD card reader.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
6300HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
77.99%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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