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Dell XPS 15 2016 9550


Dell XPS 15 2016 9550
Dell XPS 15 2016 9550 (XPS 15 Series)
Intel Core i5-6300HQ 4 x 2.3 - 3.2 GHz, Skylake
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 2048 MB, Core: 1033 MHz, Memory: 1253 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 359.06, Optimus mit HD Graphics 530
8192 MB 
, DDR4-1866 SO-DIMM, 2 slots occupied
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Sharp SHP1453 LQ156M1 Dell PN: 1203M, IPS, glossy: no
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
WDC WD10SPCX-75KHST0 + LiteON CS1-SP32-11 M.2 2242 32GB, 1000 GB 
, WD10SPCX-75KHST0 in RAID with LiteON CS1-SP32-11 M.2 2242 32GB
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo line + mic, Card Reader: 3-in-1, Brightness Sensor
Broadcom BCM15700A2 802.11ac (ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 17 x 357 x 235 ( = 0.67 x 14.06 x 9.25 in)
56 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3-cell Dell M7R9659 by Samsung SDI
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: 720p 1280x720
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power adaptor, 12 Months Warranty
1.958 kg ( = 69.07 oz / 4.32 pounds), Power Supply: 435 g ( = 15.34 oz / 0.96 pounds)
1579 Euro



Average Score: 77.99% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 79%, features: 79%, display: 89% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 15 2016 9550

85.9% Dell XPS 15 2016 (9550) InfinityEdge Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
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.
80% Dell XPS 15 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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%
60% Dell XPS 15 9550 review – sleek, yet still buggy
Source: Ultrabook Review English
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%
100% Pursuing perfection
Source: Pocket Lint English
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%
80% Dell XPS 15
Source: Digital Trends English
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%
80% An expensive laptop - and there are better options for gamers - but there's much to like, too
Source: Tech Advisor English
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%
Dell XPS 15 9550
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
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

Foreign Reviews

Dell XPS 15 - Recensione
Source: Italian 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
60% Test : Dell XPS 15 édition 2016, reste-t-il le meilleur des portables 15 pouces ?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Wymarzony laptop biznesmena
Source: PC Turkish 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
Лимузин среди ноутбуков. Обзор Dell XPS 15 (9550)
Source: 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
Dell XPS 15 (9550): Готов К Бою
Source: 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
Dell XPS 15 teszt
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.

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

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.

1.958 kg:

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.

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


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