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Dell XPS 15-9550 i7

Specifications

Dell XPS 15-9550 i7
Dell XPS 15-9550 i7 (XPS 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 2048 MB, Core: 1033 MHz, Memory: 1253 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 359.06, Optimus mit HD Graphics 530
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x8 GB Hynix DDR4-2132 SO-DIMM, 2/2 slots occupied
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel, 10 fingers, SHARP LQ156D1JX01 Dell PN: 7PHPT, IGZO WLED 330 cd/m² 1000:1 Hard Coating 3H, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: line+mic combo, Card Reader: 3-in-1, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Broadcom BCM15700A2 802.11ac (ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17 x 357 x 235 ( = 0.67 x 14.06 x 9.25 in)
Battery
84 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p 1280x720
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, ambient light, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.077 kg ( = 73.26 oz / 4.58 pounds), Power Supply: 458 g ( = 16.16 oz / 1.01 pounds)
Price
2150 Euro

 

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Average Score: 83.99% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 82%, features: 67%, display: 86% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 15-9550 i7

86.9% Dell XPS 15 9550 (i7, 512GB, UHD) InfinityEdge Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Bug fixes, workarounds and BIOS updates: Dell's XPS 15 does not have a good start. How is the bigger i7/UHD version handling the drawbacks that we experienced with the i5/FHD model? One reader speaks about a “completely different notebook.” Do we share this opinion? Are we even inspired in the end? Update 12/23/2015: Recall BIOS 1.1.14!
87% Dell XPS 15 2016 review – watch out Apple!
Source: Tab Times English
If you’ve been looking for the best portable Windows machine that money can buy or need a Windows alternative to the 15-inch Macbook Pro, the Dell XPS 15 is arguably the only machine you should consider. It’s powerful and thin, offers an excellent keyboard and vibrant 4k display and, disappointing battery life aside, is one of the best machines I’ve ever used.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 87%
80% The all in one Squeezer Notebook – Dell XPS 13
Source: The Techy English
Dell has always delivered to its consumers with appealing devices, which doesn’t only look heavy but is definitely sturdy, as well. The Dell XPS 13 is total a game changer as soon as it is unboxed. Not only does it compliment the line of ultrabooks, it is also, a perfect amalgamation of Fashion and Technology, embracing the love affair between the two. Dell’s refreshed XPS 13 is immaculately crafted, flushed with rareness of Gold with the smoothness of carbon fibre deck.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Raising the Bar
Source: PC Perspective English
I love the keyboards on ThinkPad notebooks, and the trackpads on MacBooks. But the XPS 15 is my new favorite laptop, hands down. This is not to downplay the XPS 13, itself a fine ultra-portable machine with tremendous upside. The price on the 13-inch machine begins at just $799, and it provides a tremendous experience if you don't need the additional power or larger, better display of the 15-inch model.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2016
Dell XPS 15
Source: Hexus English
How do you go about making the ultimate 15in Windows laptop? For Dell, the formula turned out to be disarmingly simple: take the smaller XPS 13, make it bigger, add a discrete GPU and a gorgeous 4K display, and Bob's your uncle.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2016
100% Review: Dell's XPS 15 is on the best Windows 10 laptops we've seen
Source: PC Authority English
Aside from a handful of niggles, and the somewhat disappointing battery life, Dell should be patting itself on the back for delivering yet another top-notch Windows 10 laptop. The XPS 15 is powerful, portable and equipped with all the features anyone could ask of a high-end device. Factor in the genuine gaming capabilities, and the XPS 15 could be very popular from the bedroom to the boardroom.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Pushing The Infinity Edge
Source: Hot Hardware English
All told it’s hard not to be enamored with the new Dell XPS 15. It’s a gorgeous combination of cutting-edge mobile technology, coupled with premium build materials like machined aluminum and carbon fiber. What’s not to love? If that weren’t enough, Dell’s breakthrough Infinity Edge display technology is now finally available in a 15-inch format that allows it to be accommodated in a super-compact, high quality, essentially 14-inch chassis design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2016
70% Dell XPS 15 2016 Laptop Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
After everything is said and done, the Dell XPS 15 2016 model is one of the best notebooks you’ll find in the 15-inch premium laptop category. The XPS 15 easily rivals the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro and delivers various cutting-edge features on par with the ASUS ZenBook Pro. Unfortunately, the mediocre battery life and expensive price tag (relative to the previously mentioned MacBook Pro and ZenBook Pro) prevent us from giving this Dell our Editor’s Choice Award.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
84% A MacBook Pro rival for Windows users
Source: Engadget English
If you've been looking for a Windows alternative to the 15-inch MacBook Pro, Dell's XPS 15 is your best bet -- and I'd argue your only suitable one. It's powerful and thin and light for what it is, with a comfortable keyboard and a lovely 4K, color-accurate screen option. My only real disappointment is that the battery life is rather short -- not a surprise with a 4K display, but still a shame.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 84%
90% Dell XPS 15 review (Late 2015, Skylake) - the ultimate Windows 10 laptop
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Dell XPS 15 is a stunning laptop. It doesn’t have the instant visual impact of the diminutive XPS 13, but there’s no doubt it’s packed plenty of power into a streamlined 15.6in laptop. It marries performance with stylish looks, and it more than meets expectation considering its premium price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% A great laptop gets bigger and a little better
Source: PC World English
The XPS 15’s keyboard could be bigger. The backlight-bleeding issue could use some work. But the overwhelming amount of people interested in this size of laptop buy these machines for performance, and that’s where the XPS 15 shines. Sure, it’s not quite the tiny, game-changing laptop that the XPS 13 was, but that’s not entirely fair. As anyone who has suffered sibling rivalry knows, sibling means sibling. Not twin. Siblings have to find their own path forward, not just follow, and the XPS 15 does that quite well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Dell XPS 15 (2016) Review
Source: Kitguru English
So, rather than being kick-ass gaming portable, the Dell XPS 15 is more of a good all-round notebook with great battery life that you can also play games pretty well on. It’s also a little on the pricey side, when MSI’s brilliant GS40 6QE Phantom can be had for over £100 less, with much more compelling gaming abilities and a lighter chassis. Most of the price difference is due to the screen, however. It is lovely, and confers great bragging rights, but adds £300 to the price compared to the Full HD model. So the latter is the better value option, with Full HD better suited to the GPU performance anyway.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% The Dell XPS 15 9550 The InfinityEdge UHD 4K Laptop Review
Source: Our IT Department English
If you want a highly portable device with all of the bells and whistles and you are willing to pay for the higher price point, then the XPS 15 4K may be the device for you. Overall, it is a handsome device that is built with precision and durability. It also has plenty of features and performance to warrant the higher price tag. Either way, I believe that this is a fantastic laptop which will offers portability, connectivity, and performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Dell XPS 15 review (Late 2015, Skylake) - the ultimate Windows 10 laptop
Source: Expert Reviews English
The build quality is also superb and the InfinityEdge display still looks absolutely stunning. While I can’t attest to the 1,920x1,080 display model, you’ll certainly won't be disappointed by the Ultra HD XPS 15. Between this and the XPS 13, Dell has two shining lights that show off Windows 10 to its fullest. The XPS 15 is the ultimate Windows 10 laptop that competes with, and in many aspects overtakes, the 15in MacBook Pro, and it wins a Best Buy award.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
85% Dell XPS 15
Source: CNet English
The Dell XPS 15 is a premium-feeling 4K laptop that outdoes the MacBook Pro in several categories. Its bezel-free design should be the gold standard going forward. High-end midsize laptops frequently suffer from comparisons to the elephant in the room, Apple's much-loved MacBook Pro. In many cases the Pro is better designed, runs faster or longer, has better specs and is easier to use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
80% Dell XPS 15 review
Source: Techradar English
If you're itching to get your hands on the most compact and powerful workstation around, the XPS 15 is a great choice. It will take some time for a display to best its pixel-packed 4K panel, and the strength of its Skylake processor should see you good for at least a few years.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15
Source: It Pro English
There’s no doubting that the Dell XPS 15 is a powerful laptop, making it a stylish and light alternative to plainer, chunkier workstation-class laptops. Its somewhat flawed keyboard and relatively short battery life count against it though. It’s also not cheap at £1333 ex VAT, but you can shave off £300 by opting for the non-touch 1080p model.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Tested In-Depth: Dell XPS 13 Laptop
Source: Tested English
Our senior technology correspondent Patrick Norton joins us this week to review the Dell XPS 13 laptop! This 13.3-inch version of the beautiful XPS 15 also runs on an Intel Skylake Core i5 processor, has a solid keyboard and trackpad, and sports that brilliant display.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/27/2016
80% Dell XPS 15
Source: Laptop Mag English
The XPS 15 is a high-end 15-inch laptop that looks to be a lot of things to a lot of people, and on almost every front, it succeeds with flying colors. Frequent travelers toting the 1080p model will appreciate its over 10 hours of battery life, strong performance, solid build and good looks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Pushing The Infinity Edge
Source: Hot Hardware English
Beyond its high-end build quality and top-notch performance, you're probably considering the XPS 15's price tag. At $2229 as configured and tested here, the SKU we put through our process is definitely pricey. However, when you consider other yardstick machines that the XPS 15 will be measured against, Dell's offering is competitive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2015
80% Dell XPS 15
Source: Computer Shopper English
Dell's redesigned XPS 15 delivers much of what we liked about its smaller 13-inch sibling, plus one of the nicest 4K screens we've seen. But all those bright pixels make it tough to achieve all-day battery life. And while it starts at $999, it's way pricier in our loaded Core i7 review configuration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Review: Dell XPS 15 Touch
Source: Wired Magazine English
High-end power remains widely available in the 15-inch laptop form factor, so pricing is likely to be another significant factor for purchasers considering the category. Starting at $1,600 for the touchscreen version (the model I tested costs $2,100), the XPS 15 Touch isn’t stratospherically priced, but it is on the high end compared to touchscreen machines in the same ballpark like the Lenovo Y50 or Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-C, the latter of which even has the same display resolution. Is it worth a few hundred more bucks for a cutting-edge display and ready-for-tomorrow features like USB-C? Discuss amongst yourselves.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Dell XPS 15 (Skylake, 9550) review – every designer’s wet dream
Source: Laptop Media English
With that being said, we can conclude that this notebook can handle some gaming and short video rendering on-the-go (since the Turbo Boost feature of the CPU isn’t well utilized) but it will mostly suit people that don’t aim for prolonged usage away from the charger and those who are constantly in a need of perfect screen quality for color-sensitive work. Still, the price is a bit off and you may compensate with the Full HD variant without the touch panel as this is a great way to cut down the cost of this notebook. And probably it will do better in terms of battery performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2015
90% Dell XPS 15
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
As with the XPS 13 earlier this year, Dell has hit a home run. This extremely powerful portable is smaller and lighter than any other 15.6" laptop in its performance class. Build quality and materials are top notch and the carbon fiber keyboard deck is as ever comfy and uniquely Dell. The Infinity display, be it 1080p or 4K is stunning looking thanks to the bright IGZO panel and the nearly bezel-less display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Dell XPS 15 (9550) mit Infinity Display
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2016
83% Dell XPS 15 9550 – Recensione
Source: Geek 4 You Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
Обзор ноутбука Dell XPS 15 9550 с 4К-дисплеем: опережая конкурентов
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; attractive appearance, quality materials and assembly; "frameless" touch 4K IPS display; quality input devices; decent battery life; good connectivity; low noise level. Negative: Expensive; mediocre sound system; poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2016
Dell XPS 15 – szuperjó, szuperdrága notebook
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Pleasant aluminum alloy and carbon fiber plastic combination; superior quality; powerful hardware; good display. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2016
Test: DELL XPS 15 - výkon a UHD zobrazení ve špičkovém balení s Intel Skylake
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Very comfortable keyboard; resistant compact design; excellent display; quiet cooling. Negative: Low sound quality; no LAN port; poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2015

Comment

Model: The Dell XPS 15-9550 is a beautifully crafted laptop with a slim profile and good performing hardware. Overall design is kept professional with clean lines and curved edges. The chassis is construct from premium materials such as a solid block of aluminum, carbon fiber for the palm rest and Corning Gorilla Glass NBT protecting the display. Display on the Dell XPS 15-9550 is a stunning 15.6inch 4K Ultra HD with Dell's famous InfinityEdge and touchscreen capability. Colors are rendered beautifully and clarity is top notch.

The Windows 10 Home system comes equipped with a 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor, 16 GB of DDR4 2133Mhz RAM, a high-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU with 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM and a 512 GB PCIe SSD. There is a full-sized chiclet-style backlit keyboard with good tactile response and a large touchpad. Other features found on the Dell XPS 15-9550 are Bluetooth 4.1, a 720p HD webcam, an HDMI out, two USB 3.0 ports, a card reader, a Thunderbolt 3 port, and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 port. Audio quality is also up to par with the stereo speaker setup with Waves MaxxAudio Pro. Battery life on the Dell XPS 15-9550 is provided by either a 56 Wh cell or an optional extended cell rated at 84 Wh.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series. 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.  
6700HQ: 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.
15.6":

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.
2.077 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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.
83.99%: 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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