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Dell XPS 15 9510 Core i5 laptop review: Basic model with the brakes engaged

Bad price-performance ratio. The Dell XPS 15 continues to be one of the few high-end multimedia laptops that is optionally also offered without a dedicated graphics card. So while those who are looking only for a fast processor should really be at the right place here, Dell also limits the CPU performance unnecessarily.

We have known the Dell XPS 15 for years as a high-quality multimedia laptop that is usually also equipped with a dedicated graphics card. However, Dell also always offers a model with pure processor graphics, in case you really don't need a fast graphics card. But since you have to pay 1599 Euros (~$1862) for the Core i5-11400H with 8 GB of RAM, a 512 GB PCIe SSD, and the matte FHD panel (16:10), the device is still not affordable.

There are also a few competitors without the dedicated GPUs, and they are often significantly more affordable. With the new Huawei MateBook 16 that we are currently testing, there is already another competitor at the start. For detailed information on the case, input devices, and speakers we refer you to our review of the i7 model:

Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD (XPS 15 9510 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-11400H 6 x 2.7 - 4.5 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 38 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), Core: 1450 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, 30.0.100.9864 DCH
Memory
8 GB 
, DDR4-3200, dual-channel, 2 slots, max. 64 GB
Display
15.60 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 145 PPI, Sharp LQ156N1, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel WM590 (Tiger Lake PCH-H)
Storage
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV, 512 GB 
, 410 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake PCH-H - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: UHS-II, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s (ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 345 x 230 ( = 0.71 x 13.58 x 9.06 in)
Battery
56 Wh, 4650 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: quad speakers (8W), Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 90W USB-C PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.787 kg ( = 63.03 oz / 3.94 pounds), Power Supply: 377 g ( = 13.3 oz / 0.83 pounds)
Price
1600 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84.2 %
10/2021
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
i5-11400H, UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
1.8 kg18 mm15.60"1920x1200
88.6 %
10/2021
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.4 kg16.7 mm14.20"2520x1680
86.4 %
10/2021
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.7 kg15.9 mm16.10"1920x1080
87.7 %
12/2020
Schenker Vision 15
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.7 kg15 mm15.60"1920x1080
84.5 %
11/2020
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
R5 4600H, Vega 6
1.7 kg16.9 mm16.10"1920x1080
86.8 %
05/2020
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
1.8 kg18 mm15.60"1920x1200

Case and Equipment

The case is practically identical to the high-end version of the XPS 15 9510 that we already tested. However, this time we are testing the model with a black base unit and silver color lid. As was already the case for the predecessor models, the black surface remains susceptible to dirt and fingerprints. When taking a look inside, you won't see any difference, aside from the lack of the dedicated GPU. The cooling is also identical, and the battery has the same size, even though the capacity is significantly smaller at 56 instead of 86 Wh. At least this becomes noticeable in terms of the weight, since the entry-level model of the XPS 15 without the touchscreen is about 200 grams (~7 oz) lighter.

The rest of the equipment with the Thunderbolt 4 connections, the fast WLAN module from Killer, and the SD card reader is identical to the high-end XPS 15 9510.

Size Comparison

369 mm / 14.5 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.7 kg3.75 lbs367.8 mm / 14.5 inch 236.1 mm / 9.3 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.7 kg3.69 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 1.7 kg3.66 lbs345 mm / 13.6 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.8 kg3.94 lbs345 mm / 13.6 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.27 lbs314 mm / 12.4 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 16.7 mm / 0.657 inch 1.4 kg3.18 lbs

Connection Equipment

Left: slot for a security lock, 2x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 (DisplayPort, Power Delivery)
Left: slot for a security lock, 2x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 (DisplayPort, Power Delivery)
Right: USB-C 3.2 Gen.2, SD card reader, 3.5-mm audio
Right: USB-C 3.2 Gen.2, SD card reader, 3.5-mm audio
SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
204.4 MB/s ∼100% +2%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
  (AV Pro V60)
201 MB/s ∼98%
Average of class Multimedia
  (17.6 - 226, n=65, last 2 years)
74.3 MB/s ∼36% -63%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
  (AV Pro V60)
206 MB/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
199.2 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.8 - 257, n=61, last 2 years)
84.2 MB/s ∼41% -59%
Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1434 (1394min - 1508max) MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1400 (1216min - 1530max) MBit/s ∼98% +3%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1358 (1248min - 1479max) MBit/s ∼95%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1126 (552min - 1223max) MBit/s ∼79% -17%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1049 (253min - 1334max) MBit/s ∼73% -23%
Average Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
  (356 - 1368, n=15)
978 MBit/s ∼68% -28%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
646 (548min - 695max) MBit/s ∼45% -52%
iperf3 receive AX12
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1546 (816min - 1632max) MBit/s ∼100%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1542 (1327min - 1601max) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1314 (1233min - 1359max) MBit/s ∼85% -15%
Average Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
  (640 - 1546, n=15)
1314 MBit/s ∼85% -15%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1306 (653min - 1347max) MBit/s ∼84% -16%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1281 (1079min - 1478max) MBit/s ∼83% -17%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
671 (639min - 690max) MBit/s ∼43% -57%
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; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1518 (816-1632)
; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1358 (1248-1479)
ColorChecker
17.6 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
18 ∆E
18 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
1.5 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
2 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD: 10.82 ∆E min: 1.53 - max: 18.63 ∆E

Display - A matte 1080p display in the 16:10 format

We already know the matte Full-HD panel from Sharp with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution from the old XPS 15 9500. With an average brightness of more than 600 cd/m², the panel continues to be one of the brightest on the market. The black value is relatively low, leading to the extremely high contrast ratio of more than 2000:1. 

The subjective image impression is very good, and even bright areas don't appear very grainy. The predecessor was slightly more problematic in this regard (see the subpixel images for comparison). There is no PWM flickering and despite the high brightness, screen bleeding is also not a problem. We only notice a minimally brighter area at the top edge. In practice, the brightness can be controlled comfortably by the automatic brightness sensor. The viewing angle stability of the IPS panel is very good. What is problematic is the slow response time that can also lead to visible ghosting in practice.

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Minimal screen bleeding at the top edge
Minimal screen bleeding at the top edge
Good viewing angle stability
Good viewing angle stability
573
cd/m²
609
cd/m²
602
cd/m²
628
cd/m²
632
cd/m²
626
cd/m²
595
cd/m²
593
cd/m²
597
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp LQ156N1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 632 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 606.1 cd/m² Minimum: 38.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 634 cd/m²
Contrast: 2179:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.5 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2, calibrated: 2
ΔE Greyscale 5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
79.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
80.9% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.26
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Sharp LQ156N1, IPS, 1920x1200, 15.60
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
CSOTT3 U17B MNE208ZA1-3, LTPS, 2520x1680, 14.20
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Chi Mei CMN160B, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
N161HCA-EA3, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Sharp LQ156N1, IPS, 1920x1200, 15.60
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
SDC414D, OLED, 3456x2160, 15.60
Schenker Vision 15
BOE08F5, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
-10%
-10%
-20%
1%
16%
-10%
Display P3 Coverage
80.9
67.8
-16%
66.6
-18%
67.5
-17%
81.5
1%
99.9
23%
69.3
-14%
sRGB Coverage
100
98.3
-2%
99.5
0%
69.7
-30%
100
0%
100
0%
94
-6%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
79.1
70.1
-11%
68.5
-13%
69.7
-12%
79.6
1%
98.1
24%
70.8
-10%
Response Times
42%
49%
37%
30%
94%
2%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
62.4 ?(31.6, 30.8)
37.6 ?(18.8, 18.8)
40%
32 ?(15, 17)
49%
37.6 ?(18.8, 18.8)
40%
42 ?(20, 22)
33%
3.6 ?(2, 1.6)
94%
60 ?(29.2, 30.8)
4%
Response Time Black / White *
38.8 ?(20.8, 18)
21.6 ?(10.8, 10.8)
44%
20 ?(11, 9)
48%
25.6 ?(14, 11.6)
34%
28.8 ?(15.2, 13.6)
26%
2.8 ?(1.2, 1.6)
93%
39 ?(19.2, 18.8)
-1%
PWM Frequency
27780 ?(40)
2500 ?(10)
25250 ?(30)
59.5 ?(99)
Screen
14%
9%
24%
-8%
34%
-8%
Brightness middle
632
419
-34%
304
-52%
337
-47%
592
-6%
362
-43%
478
-24%
Brightness
606
407
-33%
284
-53%
312
-49%
565
-7%
367
-39%
462
-24%
Brightness Distribution
91
93
2%
88
-3%
89
-2%
85
-7%
97
7%
94
3%
Black Level *
0.29
0.23
21%
0.165
43%
0.2
31%
0.46
-59%
0.06
79%
0.27
7%
Contrast
2179
1822
-16%
1842
-15%
1685
-23%
1287
-41%
6033
177%
1770
-19%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.5
1.9
46%
1.44
59%
0.8
77%
3.19
9%
2.1
40%
3.2
9%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.4
3.6
44%
3.62
43%
1.1
83%
5.45
15%
4.1
36%
8.4
-31%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2
0.9
55%
0.7
65%
2.03
-2%
2.5
-25%
2
-0%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5
2.9
42%
2.6
48%
1
80%
3.9
22%
1.4
72%
4.5
10%
Gamma
2.26 97%
2.14 103%
2.41 91%
2.2 100%
2.25 98%
2.18 101%
2.16 102%
CCT
7033 92%
6733 97%
6527 100%
6538 99%
6522 100%
6608 98%
6788 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
68.5
63.8
71.6
63.1
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.5
99.5
100
93.6
Total Average (Program / Settings)
15% / 13%
16% / 10%
14% / 16%
8% / -1%
48% / 38%
-5% / -7%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
38.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20.8 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 96 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (22.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
62.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 31.6 ms rise
↘ 30.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 97 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (35.9 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19613 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

In the state of delivery, the panel isn't calibrated particularly well, and there is a slight green tint in combination with the color temperature being too cool. Our analysis with the professional CalMAN software and the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 Colorimeter also shows color deviations that are slightly too high. With our calibration (profile available for free download in the info box above), we are able to improve the reproduction of the grayscale in particular and also eliminate the color tint. The color deviations from the sRGB reference color space (which is completely covered by the panel) are also reduced. There are only two colors (100% red and blue) that are still minimally above the important target value of 3. However, the panel is still suitable for image processing.

Thanks to its high brightness, the display is completely in its element outdoors. If you avoid direct reflections of light sources, you can also use the XPS 15 without any problems in very bright surroundings.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN ColorChecker (calibrated)
In the sun (with reflection)
In the sun (with reflection)
In the sun (without reflection)
In the sun (without reflection)
In the sun (without reflection)
In the sun (without reflection)

Performance - Tiger Lake H with 6 cores

The entry-level model is primarily suitable for users who are looking for a large multimedia laptop and don't want to use it for gaming. Dell has equipped it with a current Intel Tiger Lake-H processor that is usually run at a TDP of 45 watts. Since the cooling is identical to the high-end model, this shouldn't really create any problems. However, Dell still decided for running the processor at only about 40 watts, which we are unable to explain. At 8 GB, the amount of working memory is also on the small side. While you can easily upgrade it with the availability of two SODIMM slots, since Dell uses two 4 GB modules, you have to pay more money to replace them with 16 GB, for example.

The preinstalled Dell Power Manager also offers the option to activate the Ultra Performance mode, but we will see in a moment why this does not have much of an effect. The following benchmarks and measurements were performed with the standard Optimized setting.

Processor - Core i5-11400H

The Core i5-11400H is a hexacore processor that is able to reach a maximum speed of 4.5 GHz on a single core and 4.1 GHz on all cores. In the beginning, the processor comes close to the 50-watt mark, but then it quickly levels out below 40 watts (or at 40 watts in the Ultra Performance mode). Due the powerful cooling, we would have expected it to be able to use the full potential of the Core i5-11400H.

Compared to the old Core i5-10300H (quadcore) in the XPS 15 9500, there is a performance advantage of about 30%, but the new hexacore processor is hardly any faster than the Core i7-11370H quadcore processor in the MateBook 14s. The new Huawei MateBook 16 also shows impressively what is possible with a current 45-Watt Ryzen processor from AMD (~70% faster on average in the multi tests @54 watts). While the performance is of course completely sufficient for everyday tasks, there is clearly some wasted potential here.

In battery operation, the TDP is lowered to only 15 watts, causing the CPU performance to drop by about 50% in the multi-core tests (579 points @ CB R15 Multi). You can find additional benchmarks in our technical section.

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

01052103154205256307358409451050115512601365147015751680178518901995Tooltip
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD Intel Core i5-11400H; Ultra-Performance: Ø1187 (1131.35-1276.65)
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD Intel Core i5-11400H: Ø1121 (1099.29-1142.47)
Huawei MateBook 14s i7 Intel Core i7-11370H: Ø1038 (1027.19-1054.52)
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51 Intel Core i7-11370H: Ø926 (914.45-1017.58)
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD) AMD Ryzen 5 4600H: Ø1361 (1342.69-1420)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED Intel Core i7-11800H; Ultra Performance: Ø1663 (1589.38-2024.19)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1625 (1566.05-2009.95)
Huawei MateBook 16 R7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1995 (1980.49-2009.14)
Schenker Vision 15 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø968 (957.88-1027.12)
Cinebench R15 Multi loop CPU data (Red: Ultra Performance, Green: Optimized)
Cinebench R15 Multi loop CPU data (Red: Ultra Performance, Green: Optimized)
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.4: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
10531 Points ∼100% +55%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 18444, n=108, last 2 years)
9131 Points ∼87% +34%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (6674 - 9406, n=6)
8100 Points ∼77% +19%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
6806 Points ∼65%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
6612 Points ∼63% -3%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
6182 Points ∼59% -9%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4805 Points ∼46% -29%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
1556 Points ∼100% +15%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
1518 Points ∼98% +13%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
1498 Points ∼96% +11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 1940, n=104, last 2 years)
1463 Points ∼94% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (1349 - 1472, n=5)
1421 Points ∼91% +5%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1349 Points ∼87%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1303 Points ∼84% -3%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
3848 Points ∼100% +42%
Average of class Multimedia
  (961 - 7040, n=107, last 2 years)
3413 Points ∼89% +26%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3234 Points ∼84% +19%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (2550 - 3740, n=6)
3118 Points ∼81% +15%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
2707 Points ∼70%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
2578 Points ∼67% -5%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
2299 Points ∼60% -15%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
2107 Points ∼55% -22%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1999 Points ∼52% -26%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
601 Points ∼100% +7%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
590 Points ∼98% +5%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
581 Points ∼97% +4%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
560 Points ∼93%
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 739, n=107, last 2 years)
557 Points ∼93% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (522 - 569, n=5)
556 Points ∼93% -1%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
539 Points ∼90% -4%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
452 Points ∼75% -19%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
446 Points ∼74% -20%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
2024 Points ∼100% +58%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
2010 Points ∼99% +57%
Average of class Multimedia
  (385 - 2894, n=123, last 2 years)
1540 Points ∼76% +21%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1420 (1342.69min - 1420max) Points ∼70% +11%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (1014 - 1532, n=6)
1284 Points ∼63% +1%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1277 (1131min - 1277max) Points ∼63%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1142 (1099.29min - 1142.47max) Points ∼56% -11%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
1055 (1027.19min - 1054.52max) Points ∼52% -17%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1027 (957.88min - 1027.12max) Points ∼51% -20%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
1018 (914.45min - 1017.58max) Points ∼50% -20%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
889 (827.87min - 893.75max) Points ∼44% -30%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
233 Points ∼100% +11%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
232 Points ∼100% +10%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
228 Points ∼98% +9%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
228 Points ∼98% +9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 279, n=105, last 2 years)
216 Points ∼93% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (202 - 219, n=5)
214 Points ∼92% +2%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
210 Points ∼90%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
186 Points ∼80% -11%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
176 Points ∼76% -16%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
518 Seconds * ∼100% -22%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
508 Seconds * ∼98% -19%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
507 Seconds * ∼98% -19%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
461 Seconds * ∼89% -8%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
426 Seconds * ∼82%
Average of class Multimedia
  (183.3 - 1188, n=104, last 2 years)
409 Seconds * ∼79% +4%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (340 - 483, n=5)
405 Seconds * ∼78% +5%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
356 Seconds * ∼69% +16%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
298 Seconds * ∼58% +30%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
42570 MIPS ∼100% +32%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11122 - 72912, n=103, last 2 years)
38666 MIPS ∼91% +20%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
38185 MIPS ∼90% +18%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (27615 - 40268, n=5)
33780 MIPS ∼79% +5%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
32228 MIPS ∼76%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
28520 MIPS ∼67% -12%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
27015 MIPS ∼63% -16%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
26819 MIPS ∼63% -17%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
24388 MIPS ∼57% -24%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
5427 MIPS ∼100% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
5393 MIPS ∼99% +6%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
5352 MIPS ∼99% +5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 6186, n=103, last 2 years)
5170 MIPS ∼95% +2%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5099 MIPS ∼94% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
5089 MIPS ∼94%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (4802 - 5158, n=5)
5056 MIPS ∼93% -1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
4889 MIPS ∼90% -4%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4334 MIPS ∼80% -15%
Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
8164 Points ∼100% +37%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2427 - 14376, n=105, last 2 years)
7578 Points ∼93% +27%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (4679 - 7018, n=6)
6152 Points ∼75% +3%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
6115 Points ∼75% +3%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
6080 Points ∼74% +2%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
5985 Points ∼73% +1%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
5954 Points ∼73%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5878 Points ∼72% -1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
4399 Points ∼54% -26%
Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
1607 Points ∼100% +7%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
1588 Points ∼99% +6%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1586 Points ∼99% +6%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
1540 Points ∼96% +3%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1500 Points ∼93%
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 1887, n=105, last 2 years)
1496 Points ∼93% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (1396 - 1528, n=6)
1480 Points ∼92% -1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
1183 Points ∼74% -21%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1117 Points ∼70% -26%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
12.4 fps ∼100% +37%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 21, n=104, last 2 years)
10.5 fps ∼85% +16%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
9.79 fps ∼79% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (8.19 - 11.3, n=5)
9.53 fps ∼77% +5%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
9.06 fps ∼73%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
8.51 fps ∼69% -6%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
7.7 fps ∼62% -15%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.58 fps ∼61% -16%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.28 fps ∼59% -20%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
63.6 s * ∼100% -36%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
62.5 s * ∼98% -34%
Average of class Multimedia
  (34.8 - 89.1, n=101, last 2 years)
51.9 s * ∼82% -11%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
47.5 s * ∼75% -2%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
46.6 s * ∼73%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.8 s * ∼72% +2%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (41.4 - 52.3, n=5)
45.4 s * ∼71% +3%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
43.8 s * ∼69% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
41.1 s * ∼65% +12%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.646 sec * ∼100% -10%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
0.627 sec * ∼97% -6%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H
  (0.582 - 0.644, n=5)
0.601 sec * ∼93% -2%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
0.589 sec * ∼91%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.571 sec * ∼88% +3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4155 - 1.002, n=103, last 2 years)
0.571 sec * ∼88% +3%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.567 sec * ∼88% +4%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Core i7-11370H
0.549 sec * ∼85% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Core i7-11370H
0.548 sec * ∼85% +7%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
36972
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
8611
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
12011
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
13.31 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
43.57 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1277 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
210 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
49.1 fps
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System Performance

Compatible with Windows 11
Compatible with Windows 11

Due to the relatively weak CPU/iGPU combination, the XPS 15 9510 only barely places ahead of the old XPS 15 at the end of the comparison group in the synthetic PCMark 10 benchmarks. However, in everyday tasks this is not noticeable, and the XPS 15 is simply a very responsive computer, which is of course also due to the fast PCIe SSD. The XPS 15 9510 is compatible with Windows 11.

PCMark 10 / Score
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
6019 Points ∼100% +34%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 8083, n=90, last 2 years)
5694 Points ∼95% +26%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
5459 Points ∼91% +21%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5419 Points ∼90% +20%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5158 Points ∼86% +15%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5001 Points ∼83% +11%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i5-11400H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4502 Points ∼75%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H, Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
 
4502 Points ∼75% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
4329 Points ∼72% -4%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
10531 Points ∼100% +11%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10522 Points ∼100% +11%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
10241 Points ∼97% +8%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
9874 Points ∼94% +4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 12144, n=90, last 2 years)
9715 Points ∼92% +3%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
9490 Points ∼90% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i5-11400H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
9463 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H, Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
 
9463 Points ∼90% 0%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
8888 Points ∼84% -6%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
8344 Points ∼100% +29%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=90, last 2 years)
7965 Points ∼95% +23%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
7388 Points ∼89% +14%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
7209 Points ∼86% +11%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
7082 Points ∼85% +10%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
6996 Points ∼84% +8%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6852 Points ∼82% +6%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i5-11400H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
6466 Points ∼77%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H, Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
 
6466 Points ∼77% 0%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
7475 Points ∼100% +85%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=90, last 2 years)
6600 Points ∼88% +63%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
5838 Points ∼78% +44%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5790 Points ∼77% +43%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
5299 Points ∼71% +31%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5165 Points ∼69% +28%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i5-11400H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
4047 Points ∼54%
Average Intel Core i5-11400H, Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
 
4047 Points ∼54% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3187 Points ∼43% -21%
PCMark 10 Score
4502 points
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DPC Latencies

LatencyMon - Overview
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LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
7446 μs * ∼100% -657%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1914 μs * ∼26% -95%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1521 μs * ∼20% -55%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
1297 μs * ∼17% -32%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i5-11400H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
984 μs * ∼13%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
577 μs * ∼8% +41%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
435.4 μs * ∼6% +56%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

Our test unit is equipped with a fast PCIe 3.0 SSD from Micron, which offers a 512 GB storage capacity (411 GB available after turning it on for the first time). Thanks to the second M.2 2280 slot, the storage capacity can easily be expanded if necessary. You can find additional SSD benchmarks here.

Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
Schenker Vision 15
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
Average Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
 
Average of class Multimedia
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
28%
-2%
-6%
-30%
-2%
88%
-1%
10%
Write 4K
110.3
209.4
90%
171.8
56%
156.9
42%
93.3
-15%
109.3
-1%
238.1
116%
105.5 ?(86 - 124.6, n=5)
-4%
158 ?(52.1 - 333, n=74, last 2 years)
43%
Read 4K
57.1
56.8
-1%
79.4
39%
48.81
-15%
45.9
-20%
53.9
-6%
79.2
39%
51.2 ?(40.1 - 57.1, n=5)
-10%
56.6 ?(27.7 - 91.5, n=74, last 2 years)
-1%
Write Seq
1958
1099
-44%
1050
-46%
1211
-38%
1991
2%
4139
111%
2041 ?(1738 - 2706, n=5)
4%
2009 ?(214 - 4454, n=57, last 2 years)
3%
Read Seq
1781
1847
4%
2517
41%
1633
-8%
1759
-1%
4133
132%
1845 ?(1553 - 2298, n=5)
4%
2121 ?(814 - 4217, n=57, last 2 years)
19%
Write 4K Q32T1
495.7
606
22%
539
9%
408.7
-18%
273.1
-45%
499.8
1%
697
41%
494 ?(455 - 521, n=5)
0%
469 ?(157.8 - 809, n=74, last 2 years)
-5%
Read 4K Q32T1
474.4
792
67%
555
17%
504
6%
356
-25%
438.8
-8%
758
60%
445 ?(358 - 570, n=5)
-6%
531 ?(296 - 1134, n=74, last 2 years)
12%
Write Seq Q32T1
2839
2322
-18%
1095
-61%
1087
-62%
1198
-58%
2835
0%
5187
83%
2867 ?(2784 - 2999, n=5)
1%
2739 ?(211 - 5174, n=74, last 2 years)
-4%
Read Seq Q32T1
3243
3511
8%
1988
-39%
3407
5%
2269
-30%
3235
0%
7117
119%
3272 ?(3204 - 3461, n=5)
1%
3709 ?(1599 - 7076, n=74, last 2 years)
14%
Write 4K Q8T8
1573
1152 ?(390 - 2910, n=19, last 2 years)
Read 4K Q8T8
1202
1462 ?(587 - 2687, n=19, last 2 years)
AS SSD
46%
11%
74%
-55%
-8%
135%
10%
40%
Seq Read
2602
2961
14%
2015
-23%
2749
6%
1423
-45%
1362
-48%
5427
109%
2300 ?(1362 - 2960, n=6)
-12%
2940 ?(1142 - 5639, n=89, last 2 years)
13%
Seq Write
976
2098
115%
1055
8%
2348
141%
766
-22%
1440
48%
3886
298%
1550 ?(976 - 2586, n=6)
59%
1915 ?(199.8 - 4218, n=89, last 2 years)
96%
4K Read
42.99
53
23%
73.9
72%
44.22
3%
42.21
-2%
38.43
-11%
72.9
70%
45 ?(38.4 - 49.8, n=6)
5%
54.7 ?(27.3 - 109.4, n=89, last 2 years)
27%
4K Write
127.1
186.9
47%
223.2
76%
140.5
11%
74.8
-41%
121.4
-4%
219.3
73%
106.6 ?(85.5 - 127.1, n=6)
-16%
162.6 ?(79.6 - 322, n=89, last 2 years)
28%
4K-64 Read
383.3
1131
195%
589
54%
1450
278%
973
154%
370.5
-3%
2209
476%
676 ?(371 - 855, n=6)
76%
1192 ?(290 - 2966, n=89, last 2 years)
211%
4K-64 Write
1346
1502
12%
1029
-24%
2346
74%
218.8
-84%
1054
-22%
2265
68%
1616 ?(1054 - 2015, n=6)
20%
1580 ?(152.6 - 3342, n=89, last 2 years)
17%
Access Time Read *
0.037
0.029
22%
0.056
-51%
0.079
-114%
0.125
-238%
0.042
-14%
0.033
11%
0.059 ?(0.037 - 0.103, n=6)
-59%
0.06358 ?(0.02 - 0.168, n=88, last 2 years)
-72%
Access Time Write *
0.117
0.026
78%
0.039
67%
0.027
77%
0.552
-372%
0.135
-15%
0.02
83%
0.1807 ?(0.094 - 0.365, n=6)
-54%
0.07989 ?(0.012 - 0.577, n=89, last 2 years)
32%
Score Read
687
1480
115%
865
26%
1769
157%
1157
68%
545
-21%
2825
311%
952 ?(545 - 1197, n=6)
39%
1541 ?(515 - 3634, n=89, last 2 years)
124%
Score Write
1571
1899
21%
1358
-14%
2721
73%
370
-76%
1319
-16%
2873
83%
1877 ?(1319 - 2370, n=6)
19%
1934 ?(283 - 3991, n=89, last 2 years)
23%
Score Total
2541
4102
61%
2644
4%
5376
112%
2094
-18%
2160
-15%
7069
178%
3290 ?(2160 - 4170, n=6)
29%
4221 ?(1284 - 9380, n=89, last 2 years)
66%
Copy ISO MB/s
1074
1512
41%
1186
10%
1151
7%
1406
31%
2775
158%
1603 ?(1074 - 2064, n=5)
49%
1831 ?(217 - 3592, n=72, last 2 years)
70%
Copy Program MB/s
874
376.3
-57%
782
-11%
499.4
-43%
844
-3%
662
-24%
843 ?(613 - 1012, n=5)
-4%
529 ?(163 - 1031, n=72, last 2 years)
-39%
Copy Game MB/s
1805
1115
-38%
1028
-43%
733
-59%
1353
-25%
1655
-8%
1570 ?(1353 - 1805, n=5)
-13%
1179 ?(176 - 2188, n=72, last 2 years)
-35%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
37% / 41%
5% / 6%
34% / 41%
-43% / -46%
-5% / -6%
112% / 118%
5% / 6%
25% / 29%

* ... smaller is better

Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3243 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2839 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 474.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 495.7 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1781 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1958 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 57.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 110.3 MB/s

Constant Performance Reading: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

No graph data

Graphics Card

GPU-Z UHD Graphics Xe 16 EUs
GPU-Z UHD Graphics Xe 16 EUs

The largest difference between the i5-11400H and other Tiger Lake H45 CPUs is the integrated GPU, since there is only a slimmed down UHD Graphics Xe graphics chip with 16 EUs (Core i7-11800H: 32 EUs, Core i7-11370H: 96 EUs). The pure graphics performance is therefore only at the level of the old XPS 15 9500 with the UHD Graphics 630, even though dual-channel RAM is already used. The only advantage of the new iGPU is the improved video decoder of the Tiger Lake generation, which significantly reduces the GPU load during 4K video reproduction (~30% vs. 60% for the old UHD Graphics 630).

With this configuration, the XPS 15 is hardly suited for gaming, and many games don't run smoothly even at minimal detail settings. Those who still want to game should concentrate on simple games from the Windows store.

The graphics performance remains stable under constant load, as well as during battery operation. You can find additional benchmarks here.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
15387 Points ∼100% +816%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1365 - 33856, n=94, last 2 years)
12938 Points ∼84% +671%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-11370H
6994 Points ∼45% +317%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6971 Points ∼45% +315%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-11370H
6904 Points ∼45% +311%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4589 Points ∼30% +173%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i5-10300H
1744 Points ∼11% +4%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), Intel Core i5-11400H
1679 Points ∼11%
Average Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
 
1679 Points ∼11% 0%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
12119 Points ∼100% +786%
Average of class Multimedia
  (920 - 26718, n=95, last 2 years)
9550 Points ∼79% +598%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-11370H
5771 Points ∼48% +322%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5759 Points ∼48% +321%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-11370H
5327 Points ∼44% +289%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3051 Points ∼25% +123%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), Intel Core i5-11400H
1368 Points ∼11%
Average Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
 
1368 Points ∼11% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i5-10300H
1189 Points ∼10% -13%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
48479 Points ∼100% +379%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6498 - 150699, n=78, last 2 years)
45475 Points ∼94% +349%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-11370H
33402 Points ∼69% +230%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-11370H
26752 Points ∼55% +164%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), Intel Core i5-11400H
10124 Points ∼21%
Average Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
 
10124 Points ∼21% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i5-10300H
9873 Points ∼20% -2%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
4591 Points ∼100% +1131%
Average of class Multimedia
  (301 - 10063, n=93, last 2 years)
3587 Points ∼78% +862%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-11370H
1717 Points ∼37% +360%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-11370H
1688 Points ∼37% +353%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1611 Points ∼35% +332%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
903 Points ∼20% +142%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i5-10300H
382 Points ∼8% +2%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), Intel Core i5-11400H
373 Points ∼8%
Average Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
 
373 Points ∼8% 0%
3DMark 06 Standard Score
12803 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
7609 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1979 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
57212 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
10288 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1298 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
433 points
Help
low med. high ultra
GTA V (2015) 62.8 50 9.2
The Witcher 3 (2015) 27 17 9 5
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 108 57 23.1 21.5
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 14.6 6.87 4.79
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 18.4 16.8 15.4
Strange Brigade (2018) 31 12 11 7
F1 2020 (2020) 26 12
F1 2021 (2021) 34

Emissions and Power

Noise Emissions

The advantage of the low performance lies in the quiet fans that you practically never hear in everyday operation (surfing the Internet, video streaming). Even under full load, it takes a few minutes before the maximum level of almost 38 dB(A) is reached. We did not notice any other electronic noises such as coil whine.

Noise Level

Idle
24.4 / 24.4 / 24.4 dB(A)
Load
26.1 / 37.7 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24.4 dB(A)
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i5-11400H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-11370H, Micron 2210 MTFDHBA512QFD
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
Vega 6, R5 4600H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
Noise
-8%
-11%
-14%
-13%
-6%
-25%
off / environment *
24.4
24.3
-0%
26
-7%
29.7
-22%
28
-15%
23.8
2%
29.8
-22%
Idle Minimum *
24.4
24.3
-0%
26
-7%
29.7
-22%
28
-15%
23.8
2%
29.8
-22%
Idle Average *
24.4
24.3
-0%
26
-7%
29.7
-22%
28
-15%
23.8
2%
29.8
-22%
Idle Maximum *
24.4
28.4
-16%
27.7
-14%
30.5
-25%
28
-15%
23.8
2%
31.1
-27%
Load Average *
26.1
31.7
-21%
32.7
-25%
31
-19%
28
-7%
36
-38%
40.5
-55%
Witcher 3 ultra *
33.2
31.7
5%
31.3
6%
36
-8%
40.5
-22%
Load Maximum *
37.7
46.8
-24%
39
-3%
36.7
3%
41.9
-11%
38.2
-1%
40.5
-7%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.937.634.632.634.937.92528.331.53230.527.528.33122.429.528.924.623.722.44025.330.130.926.428.325.35025.530.732.424.726.825.56326.727.328.523.725.326.78021.623.92423.721.521.610019.92123.617.519.219.912517.822.622.51922.317.816014.820.218.817.32014.820017.919.822.820.921.917.925017.220.423.821.422.517.231514.818.323.420.420.314.84001416.723.420.919.71450011.91524.620.919.611.963014.516.624.921.119.914.580011.315.125.923.120.911.3100011.313.825.620.720.511.3125010.91427.421.920.710.9160011.613.326.622.120.611.6200011.713.12722.32211.7250011.312.62924.423.411.3315011.612.727.322.421.311.6400012.112.826.221.720.412.1500012.412.823.117.115.712.4630012.513.118.214.814.412.5800012.813.214.8131312.81000012.71313.612.812.812.71250012.312.61412.712.712.31600011.812.112.212.11211.8SPL24.426.137.733.232.224.4N0.60.82.61.71.60.6median 12.4median 13.8median 23.6median 20.9median 20.3median 12.4Delta1.42.23.22.72.31.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseDell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD

Temperature

The surface temperatures give no reason for concern in any situation, and you can place your computer on your lap even under load. During the stress test, the performance is even reduced further, and it levels out at only 34 watts (CPU: ~2 GHz, iGPU: ~1.3 GHz), which is again very little.

CPU and iGPU data during the stress test
CPU and iGPU data during the stress test
Max. Load
 41.9 °C
107 F
42.8 °C
109 F
37.6 °C
100 F
 
 40.6 °C
105 F
42.3 °C
108 F
37.1 °C
99 F
 
 31.5 °C
89 F
29.8 °C
86 F
28.3 °C
83 F
 
Maximum: 42.8 °C = 109 F
Average: 36.9 °C = 98 F
38.1 °C
101 F
41.2 °C
106 F
39.6 °C
103 F
34.6 °C
94 F
37.8 °C
100 F
35.4 °C
96 F
31.5 °C
89 F
33.3 °C
92 F
32.3 °C
90 F
Maximum: 41.2 °C = 106 F
Average: 36 °C = 97 F
Power Supply (max.)  44.7 °C = 112 F | Room Temperature 20.9 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.9 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 31.2 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 42.8 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 36.8 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.2 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 39.1 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.2 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 31.2 °C / 88 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 34.5 °C / 94 F, compared to the device average of 31.2 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31.5 °C / 88.7 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (-2.6 °C / -4.7 F).
Stress test surface temperatures (top)
Stress test surface temperatures (top)
Stress test surface temperatures (bottom)
Stress test surface temperatures (bottom)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.3322527.426.43133.135.84032.537502633.96320.744.68019.453.810023.761.312518.563.416016.765.520017.568.325017.269.131513.169.240011.670.850010.772.363011.171.580011.571.7100010.873.3125010.781.3160010.783.120001178.625001174.8315011.475.4400011.869.350001274.3630012.273.7800012.472.11000012.369.21250012.365.61600011.556.3SPL23.888.8N0.577.6median 11.8median 71.5Delta1.92.730.528.230.542.832.242.831.231.931.225.627.825.624.828.624.821.92421.920.222.620.225.518.325.532.618.432.63716.93743.21643.255.214.255.25913.75964.61364.660.212.560.261.712.461.768.612.668.669.512.469.567.512.767.568.512.968.568.513.768.567.613.767.668.41468.467.914.167.973.214.473.272.714.572.775.215.175.274.91574.972157264.513.564.582.325.982.353.50.753.5median 67.6median 14median 67.66.616.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseDell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHDAcer Swift 3 SF316-51
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 5.4% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (7.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 94% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 17%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 99% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Acer Swift 3 SF316-51 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 42% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 17%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 29% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Power Consumption

Considering the large and very bright display, the idle consumption of the XPS 15 is very low. By the way, the basic model is delivered with a weaker 90 Watt power supply (USB-C), while the high-end XPS 15 includes a 130 Watt power supply. However, since the maximum consumption during the stress test is only 76 watts and then quickly levels out at 57 watts, the 90-Watt power supply is completely sufficient.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.34 / 0.9 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.3 / 9 / 9.7 Watt
Load midlight 30.3 / 76.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.

Power Consumption Witcher 3 / Stress Test

051015202530354045505560657075Tooltip
; Witcher 3 ultra: Ø30.6 (28.9-41.1)
; 1280x720 Prime95 28.10 and Furmark 1.25: Ø59.5 (54.8-76.2)

Battery Life

The efficient FHD panel also becomes noticeable in terms of the battery life, and despite the smaller battery, in practice a battery life of 6.5 to 7.5 hours are possible in our WLAN test (depending on the brightness; 150 cd/m² @24%). However, there is also some wasted potential here, since with the larger 86-Wh battery, 10-11 hours would probably be possible here. Even though the i5 XPS still places ahead of its OLED sibling, it ends up last of our comparison group overall.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
Schenker Vision 15
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 73 Wh
912 min ∼100% +105%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
R5 4600H, Vega 6, 56 Wh
619 min ∼68% +39%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 60 Wh
618 min ∼68% +39%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 56 Wh
585 min ∼64% +31%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630, 56 Wh
556 min ∼61% +25%
Average of class Multimedia
  (225 - 1016, n=94, last 2 years)
533 min ∼58% +20%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
i5-11400H, UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), 56 Wh
445 min ∼49%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, 86 Wh
420 min ∼46% -6%
WiFi Websurfing max. Brightness
Schenker Vision 15
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 73 Wh
662 min ∼100% +75%
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 56 Wh
468 min ∼71% +24%
Honor MagicBook Pro (AMD)
R5 4600H, Vega 6, 56 Wh
452 min ∼68% +20%
Huawei MateBook 14s i7
i7-11370H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 60 Wh
410 min ∼62% +8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (166 - 659, n=47, last 2 years)
387 min ∼58% +2%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
i5-11400H, UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H), 56 Wh
378 min ∼57%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, 86 Wh
343 min ∼52% -9%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing (Edge 94)
7h 25min
WiFi Websurfing max. Brightness (Edge 94)
6h 18min

Pros

+ high-quality case
+ matte and very bright IPS display
+ 2x M.2 slots and 2x SODIMM
+ fast SD card reader
+ quiet cooling
+ very good speakers ...

Cons

- ... that can rattle in some situations, though
- bad use of Turbo boost
- graphics performance at the level of the predecessor
- only 1 year warranty

Verdict - The XPS 15 9510 with the Core i5 & iGPU is too expensive

Testing the Dell XPS 15 9510. Test unit provided by cyberport.
Testing the Dell XPS 15 9510. Test unit provided by cyberport.

In principle, the concept of offering a high-quality multimedia laptop without a dedicated graphics card definitely makes sense, because not everyone also wants to play games with their laptop. However, the new XPS 15 9510 does not appear to be well-thought-out in this regard, and the i5-11400H used is unsuitable. It is known that Dell does not use AMD CPUs for the XPS 15, but it would have been better to use the Core i7-11370H. Despite having two CPU cores less, the CPU performance in everyday operation is not noticeably worse, but the integrated GPU is significantly faster. 

Overall, the actual performance of the test unit is very disappointing. Despite having the same cooling as the high-end model, the TDP is limited to 40 watts already after several seconds. The graphics performance also did not improve compared to the old XPS 15 9500 iGPU. But at least the XPS 15 remains almost always silent in everyday operation with this, and the fans remain very quiet even under load. While this is probably positive in everyday operation, at least in the optional Ultra Performance mode, we would have liked the maximum CPU performance, even if the fans are louder then.

The iGPU model of the new XPS 15 9510 is simply too expensive for the offered performance. For those who are interested in an XPS 15 without a dedicated GPU, we recommend the old XPS 15 9500, which continues to be available from Dell for 1250 Euros (~$1456) and is hardly any slower.

The matte Full-HD display continues to be extremely bright and is therefore very well suited for using it outdoors. The power consumption also remains within limits, but unfortunately Dell also uses a smaller battery in its entry-level model, meaning that the battery life is also not particularly good. There is definitely some wasted potential here. Overall, the Schenker Vision 15 is a better alternative, and there are also many multimedia laptops with a much better price-performance ratio, such as the Honor MagicBook Pro, the Acer Swift 3 16, and also the Huawei MateBook 14s with its great 3:2 display. In addition, another competitor is introduced with the MateBook 16, which offers significantly more performance thanks to the Ryzen 7-5800H processor. But if it absolutely must be the XPS 15 with the bright FHD panel, we recommend the XPS 15 9500 predecessor, which offers hardly any less CPU performance for everyday tasks and continues to be available from Dell for 1250 Euros (~$1456).

Price and Availability

Our test configuration is available from Dell for about $1300, with many other configurations also being available. For example, the model with the Core i7-11800H, dedicated GeForce RTX 3050, 16 GB of RAM, the matte FHD panel, and the larger battery costs about $1900

Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD - 10/20/2021 v7
Andreas Osthoff

Chassis
90 / 98 → 92%
Keyboard
85%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
63 / 80 → 78%
Weight
66 / 20-72 → 88%
Battery
76 / 95 → 80%
Display
88%
Games Performance
52 / 90 → 57%
Application Performance
90 / 90 → 100%
Temperature
90%
Noise
97 / 95 → 100%
Audio
76%
Camera
27 / 85 → 32%
Average
77%
84%