Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell XPS 15 9550 i7 FHD
Finally on its feet. After a series of software issues, we decided to check up once again on a different SKU of the XPS 15 to see if those problematic areas have been patched up. The results are outstanding.
Source: Windows Central Archive.org version
While I find some other laptops available on the market better at certain tasks (digital pen, convertible, etc.), there is really only one laptop with these high-end specs, premium design, and gorgeous display on the market. It is not a laptop for everyone, but I know three "regular" people who swear by this machine. While a 4.4-pound laptop sounds odd in 2016, sometimes you just need what the XPS 15 can deliver, and for that, I'm glad it's here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2016
Source: T3 Archive.org version
The Dell XPS 15 is a fantastic laptop and a no-brainer purchase for anyone who wants a laptop that lives primarily on a desk at home or in the office. It’s cheaper and more highly specc’d than a MacBook Pro and makes far more sense to buy than something like a Microsoft Surface Pro 3. The 4K screen is seriously gorgeous to look at while the colour accuracy makes it ideal for anyone working with graphics. We'd happily buy one of these for ourselves and that's about the highest praise we can give.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive design; good cooling system; good ergonomy; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Excellent design and workmanship; incredibly compact size; great keyboard and touchpad; perfect picture quality; ultra-fast data; good cooling system. Negative: Limited performance, a little pricey, mediocre battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/17/2016
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79.33%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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