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Dell XPS 15 9560 Series

Dell XPS 15 9560-3PHNVProcessor: Intel Core i5 7300HQ, Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.8kg, 1.9kg, 2kg, 2.07kg, 2.1kg
Price: 1600, 1900 euro
Average Score: 81.71% - good
Average of 42 scores (from 66 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 93%, features: 67%, display: 94%
mobility: 84%, workmanship: 94%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 86%

 

Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, UHD)

Specifications

Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, UHD)Notebook: Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, UHD)
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 2.07kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Dell homepage
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Average Score: 83% - good

Average of 32 scores (from 52 reviews)

 

88.7% Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, UHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Massive GPU gains. Moving from the i7-6700HQ to the i7-7700HQ is the tiniest of steps forward. Moving from the GTX 960M to the GTX 1050, however, is a significant graphical leap for the XPS 15 series.
90% Dell XPS 15 review: Power in a portable package
Source: Neowin English
Ultimately, I think that the mass majority of users would be very happy with a Dell XPS 15. It offers a high-power quad-core CPU, a powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, a 15.6-inch 4K display in the body of a machine with a 14-inch display, and it just feels pleasant to use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Dell XPS 15 review: Power in a portable package
Source: Neowin English
Ultimately, I think that the mass majority of users would be very happy with a Dell XPS 15. It offers a high-power quad-core CPU, a powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, a 15.6-inch 4K display in the body of a machine with a 14-inch display, and it just feels pleasant to use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Dell XPS 15 9560 (2017) UHD review: Compact, solid and configurable
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Dell XPS 15 9560 is a solidly built laptop equipped with a quad-core Core i7 processor and discrete Nvidia graphics. The large, minimal-bezel screen is a pleasure to use and there's a good range of configuration options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Dell XPS 15 9560 (2017) UHD review: Compact, solid and configurable
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Dell XPS 15 9560 is a solidly built laptop equipped with a quad-core Core i7 processor and discrete Nvidia graphics. The large, minimal-bezel screen is a pleasure to use and there's a good range of configuration options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Dell XPS 15 review
Source: Techradar English
While no laptop can be proficient in every area, the Dell XPS 15 makes a valiant effort to accomplish just that. With the exception of playing games, Dell has proven once again that it can build a laptop that appeals to (almost) everyone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 review
Source: Techradar English
While no laptop can be proficient in every area, the Dell XPS 15 makes a valiant effort to accomplish just that. With the exception of playing games, Dell has proven once again that it can build a laptop that appeals to (almost) everyone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Dell XPS 15 9560 Review: Infinity Edge Part Two
Source: AnandTech English
Still, that one issue isn’t enough of a reason to not recommend the XPS 15. It continues to be one of the best 15.6-inch laptops on the market today. Dell has kept the performance intact as they shrunk the chassis, unlike many of the other 15.6-inch models from the competition. The aluminum and carbon fibre look is stunning, and other than the less than ideal location of the webcam, Dell’s design wins far more than it loses. If you’re looking for a larger notebook than an Ultrabook, you’d be doing a disservice to yourself to not at least check out the XPS 15.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/31/2017
The Dell XPS 15 9560 Review: Infinity Edge Part Two
Source: AnandTech English
Still, that one issue isn’t enough of a reason to not recommend the XPS 15. It continues to be one of the best 15.6-inch laptops on the market today. Dell has kept the performance intact as they shrunk the chassis, unlike many of the other 15.6-inch models from the competition. The aluminum and carbon fibre look is stunning, and other than the less than ideal location of the webcam, Dell’s design wins far more than it loses. If you’re looking for a larger notebook than an Ultrabook, you’d be doing a disservice to yourself to not at least check out the XPS 15.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/31/2017
94% Dell XPS 15 review: Solid performance with a 4K InfinityEdge display
Source: Techaeris English
It’s definitely going to be hard going back to a 1080p FHD non-touch after using this one for awhile. The Dell XPS 15 9560 is a well-designed, solid performing, business oriented laptop with decent battery life that can also easily handle games with higher requirements — and that’s why it’s earned a Top Pick of 2017 here at Techaeris.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 95% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
94% Dell XPS 15 review: Solid performance with a 4K InfinityEdge display
Source: Techaeris English
It’s definitely going to be hard going back to a 1080p FHD non-touch after using this one for awhile. The Dell XPS 15 9560 is a well-designed, solid performing, business oriented laptop with decent battery life that can also easily handle games with higher requirements — and that’s why it’s earned a Top Pick of 2017 here at Techaeris.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 95% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
80% Dell XPS 15 (2017) Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell XPS 15 is a fantastic laptop. Sure it has a premium price tag, but it also has premium features with a jaw-dropping 4K display, strong performance, and a well built portable design. One of the strongest selling points of this device is its versatility. It’s portable enough to be a travel laptop, with solid battery life. It’s also powerful enough to be a great workhouse, with the ability to multitask and load files almost instantly. Not to mention the dedicated GPU makes it a great option for games and media to boot. Truthfully the only downside is that the key travel is a bit limited, but that doesn’t mar the incredible package this laptop offers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 (2017) Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell XPS 15 is a fantastic laptop. Sure it has a premium price tag, but it also has premium features with a jaw-dropping 4K display, strong performance, and a well built portable design. One of the strongest selling points of this device is its versatility. It’s portable enough to be a travel laptop, with solid battery life. It’s also powerful enough to be a great workhouse, with the ability to multitask and load files almost instantly. Not to mention the dedicated GPU makes it a great option for games and media to boot. Truthfully the only downside is that the key travel is a bit limited, but that doesn’t mar the incredible package this laptop offers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: Kaby Lake and a 4K display make a difference
Source: PC World English
Is it fast enough that you'll run out and replace the XPS 15 you have? No, but we don’t think Dell expected you to do that anyway. This XPS 15 is aimed at someone who wants a fairly compact powerhouse without back-breaking weight and size. Our only real ding is the average battery life from our test unit (your mileage may vary depending on configuration and use). For today, though, the XPS 15 is still clearly one of the top dogs of the 15.6-inch laptop pack.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: Kaby Lake and a 4K display make a difference
Source: PC World English
Is it fast enough that you'll run out and replace the XPS 15 you have? No, but we don’t think Dell expected you to do that anyway. This XPS 15 is aimed at someone who wants a fairly compact powerhouse without back-breaking weight and size. Our only real ding is the average battery life from our test unit (your mileage may vary depending on configuration and use). For today, though, the XPS 15 is still clearly one of the top dogs of the 15.6-inch laptop pack.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: Kaby Lake and a 4K display make a difference
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The PC industry often gets flak for keeping people on the “technology treadmill” and “updating for updates' sake." But unless you’re the kind of person who wants to buy a brand-new laptop in 2017 packed full of hardware from 2015, we think the updates are worthy changes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: Kaby Lake and a 4K display make a difference
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The PC industry often gets flak for keeping people on the “technology treadmill” and “updating for updates' sake." But unless you’re the kind of person who wants to buy a brand-new laptop in 2017 packed full of hardware from 2015, we think the updates are worthy changes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2017
2017 Dell XPS 15 Review
Source: Gotta Be Mobile English
The 2017 Dell XPS 15 has no clear pitfalls. It’s sturdy and highly configurable. The new graphics card makes it an obvious choice for creators and PC gamers than last year’s model. Great speakers and the amazing display help it to keep its crown as a best-in-class way to watch videos and listen to music.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2017
2017 Dell XPS 15 Review
Source: Gotta Be Mobile English
The 2017 Dell XPS 15 has no clear pitfalls. It’s sturdy and highly configurable. The new graphics card makes it an obvious choice for creators and PC gamers than last year’s model. Great speakers and the amazing display help it to keep its crown as a best-in-class way to watch videos and listen to music.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2017
90% Dell XPS 15 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
Enter the newly revised XPS 15 notebook system, the latest in a proud line of high-end, full-feature laptops from Dell. Immediately, it socks you squarely in the eyes with that gorgeous Infinity Edge display. It’s 15.6 inches in diagonal, but thanks to the vanishingly compact proportions of the bezels, the XPS is the smallest such laptop on the market. In other words, slim bezels don’t just look great, they have a practical benefit, too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Dell XPS 15 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
Enter the newly revised XPS 15 notebook system, the latest in a proud line of high-end, full-feature laptops from Dell. Immediately, it socks you squarely in the eyes with that gorgeous Infinity Edge display. It’s 15.6 inches in diagonal, but thanks to the vanishingly compact proportions of the bezels, the XPS is the smallest such laptop on the market. In other words, slim bezels don’t just look great, they have a practical benefit, too.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
The Dell XPS 15 may be the best 15-inch laptop money can buy
Source: Reviewed.com English
When looking at this Dell, it's really hard for me not to compare it to Apple's latest and greatest MacBook Pro 15-inch. Unlike that 15-inch notebook, however, Dell is giving enthusiasts and pros alike what they want—a variety of prices and, amazingly, upgradeability.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2017
The Dell XPS 15 may be the best 15-inch laptop money can buy
Source: Reviewed.com English
When looking at this Dell, it's really hard for me not to compare it to Apple's latest and greatest MacBook Pro 15-inch. Unlike that 15-inch notebook, however, Dell is giving enthusiasts and pros alike what they want—a variety of prices and, amazingly, upgradeability.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2017
Dell XPS 15 (9560) Review: More Performance, Same Killer Good Looks
Source: Hot Hardware English
Dell's XPS 15 is an ultrabook that stands out from the crowd. Very few professional-looking and sleek notebooks bother with high performance hardware, and in that regard the XPS 15 is a bit of a sleeper. It is certainly a welcome respite for those of us who need to maintain appearances in the office or the classroom, but still wish to get our game on during downtime.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/24/2017
Dell XPS 15 (9560) Review: More Performance, Same Killer Good Looks
Source: Hot Hardware English
Dell's XPS 15 is an ultrabook that stands out from the crowd. Very few professional-looking and sleek notebooks bother with high performance hardware, and in that regard the XPS 15 is a bit of a sleeper. It is certainly a welcome respite for those of us who need to maintain appearances in the office or the classroom, but still wish to get our game on during downtime.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/24/2017
90% Dell XPS 15 (2017) Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a video—a locally stored MP4 file containing the full The Lord of the Rings trilogy—with screen brightness set at 50 percent and volume at 100 percent until the system conks out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Dell XPS 15 (2017) Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a video—a locally stored MP4 file containing the full The Lord of the Rings trilogy—with screen brightness set at 50 percent and volume at 100 percent until the system conks out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Dell XPS 15 Touch (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell XPS 15 Touch should be at the top of your list if you're setting up a graphics or video editing studio, or are a well-funded art student. It has the power to complete multimedia projects quickly and features a brilliant screen that shows many more colors than a business-oriented laptop could muster. The only downside is the shortish battery life. Still, it's faster, and costs $700 less than the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, and has all the requisite ports, while the MacBook Pro needs adapters for all connections except USB-C and Thunderbolt 3.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 Touch (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell XPS 15 Touch should be at the top of your list if you're setting up a graphics or video editing studio, or are a well-funded art student. It has the power to complete multimedia projects quickly and features a brilliant screen that shows many more colors than a business-oriented laptop could muster. The only downside is the shortish battery life. Still, it's faster, and costs $700 less than the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, and has all the requisite ports, while the MacBook Pro needs adapters for all connections except USB-C and Thunderbolt 3.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
2017 Dell XPS 15 Review: A Formidable MacBook Pro Contender at Half the Price [VIDEO]
Source: Mobile and Apps English
The 2017 Dell XPS 15 laptop will start at around $1,000 for the base Core i3 model. Compared to an Apple MacBook Pro with the same specs, the Dell will sound like a relative bargain given its features and performance capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/13/2017
2017 Dell XPS 15 Review: A Formidable MacBook Pro Contender at Half the Price [VIDEO]
Source: Mobile and Apps English
The 2017 Dell XPS 15 laptop will start at around $1,000 for the base Core i3 model. Compared to an Apple MacBook Pro with the same specs, the Dell will sound like a relative bargain given its features and performance capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/13/2017
80% Dell XPS 15 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell XPS 15 is a premium 15-inch notebook with an incredible screen and strong performance, along with enough power for some gaming, assuming you don't get the base model. The keys could be more tactile, but they're not a deal breaker.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell XPS 15 is a premium 15-inch notebook with an incredible screen and strong performance, along with enough power for some gaming, assuming you don't get the base model. The keys could be more tactile, but they're not a deal breaker.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Dell XPS 15 (2016) review
Source: Stuff TV English
If you are after a workhorse laptop with bells on, your choice is either this or Apple’s MacBook Pro. Given even the most expensive 4K-screened incarnation of the XPS 15 still costs £500 less than an entry-level Pro, we’re inclined to hand it the victory. The difference between the two machines simply isn’t that pronounced.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Dell XPS 15 (2016) review
Source: Stuff TV English
If you are after a workhorse laptop with bells on, your choice is either this or Apple’s MacBook Pro. Given even the most expensive 4K-screened incarnation of the XPS 15 still costs £500 less than an entry-level Pro, we’re inclined to hand it the victory. The difference between the two machines simply isn’t that pronounced.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

93% Das MacBook Pro für Windows-Fans
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
93% Das MacBook Pro für Windows-Fans
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
Recensione Dell Xps 15 2017
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; fast system; high autonomy; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/17/2017
Recensione Dell Xps 15 2017
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; fast system; high autonomy; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/17/2017
Recensione Dell XPS 15 9560
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; excellent display; silent system; good price. Negative: Average design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2017
Recensione Dell XPS 15 9560
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; excellent display; silent system; good price. Negative: Average design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2017
Recensione DELL XPS 15 9560
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; decent hardware. Negative: Short battery life; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2017
Recensione DELL XPS 15 9560
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; decent hardware. Negative: Short battery life; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2017
40% Dell XPS 15 9560 - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 40%
40% Dell XPS 15 9560 - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 40%
80% Dell XPS 15 (2017)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 (2017)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 Touch (9560)
Source: Ru.PcMag.com RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 15 Touch (9560)
Source: Ru.PcMag.com RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Ноутбук Dell XPS 15 9560: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 94% display: 98% mobility: 72% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 84%
86% Ноутбук Dell XPS 15 9560: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 94% display: 98% mobility: 72% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 84%
Ревю на Dell XPS 15 (Kaby Lake 9560) – оборудван с нов хардуер, новият XPS 15 привлича окото
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; good ergonomy; slim size; light weight; excellent display. Negative: Short battery life; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2017
Ревю на Dell XPS 15 (Kaby Lake 9560) – оборудван с нов хардуер, новият XPS 15 привлича окото
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; good ergonomy; slim size; light weight; excellent display. Negative: Short battery life; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2017

 

Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, FHD)

Coming with a powerful processor, an adequate graphics chipset, amazingly good battery life and an excellent screen, “The Dell XPS 15 is the larger version of the Dell XPS 13, one of our favourite laptops of the last two years” (quoted from page DigitalTrends). Upgraded from the successful XPS 13 model from Dell, page PCAdvisor also considered it as “one of the best laptops in the world if you want a computer that can do just about everything”, also since it is pretty smaller than other 15 inch laptops on the current market. Meanwhile, there are still contrary opinions for this new ultrabook. So let’s find out how it could appeal.

Design

Regarding page WindowsCentral, Dell XPS 15 9560 is the same built as last year’s 9550 model, “Dell uses machined aluminum on the outside with a combo of carbon fiber and soft-touch paint on the inside”. However, “With the small exception of oil and fingerprints being more visible than average on both the carbon fiber palmrest and the aluminum lid, there is little to complain about there”, said page UltrabookReview. For the PCAdvisor, they showed a positive viewpoint that Dell was still ahead of the competition here, though, thanks to the XPS 15’s InfinityEdge screen, and its tiny bezels make this laptop unusually small for one with a 15 inch display. This makes the Dell much easier to fit in a bag since its dimensions are similar to those of the 15-inch MacBook Pro from Apple. Also, as a comment from page DigitalTrends, this laptop in every corner, every facet makes us feel high quality and robust, “From the materials to the layout, there is not much to complain about. The XPS isn’t just well-designed. It’s well-engineered”. Unfortunately, the reviewer of page LaptopMedia didn’t like the hinge design so much because it feels way overly tightened. This page also added that this notebook required both hands during the whole travel, and their best guess was that this prevented serious wobbling on the touch version, “In our opinion, the non-touch version definitely needs a looser hinge but we do have to give credit to the smooth and reliable movement”. Remarked from page TrustedReviews, they supposed that despite its svelte form factor, there was still room for an impressive range of ports including two full-size USB 3.0 ports, a third USB 3.1 Type-C connector with Thunderbolt 3, a full-size HDMI 2.0 port, an SD card reader and a 3.5mm headset jack.

Display

Talking about the display, TrustedReviews advised, “If you are interested in buying the new XPS 15, the big decision you will have to make is whether you go for Full HD or 4K Touch display”. They added that the 4K panel is a glossy IGZO IPS touchscreen. On paper, it’s sharper, more vibrant and colour-accurate panel that photo and video editors will prefer. In contrast, the reviewer from WindowsCentral showed another viewpoint that he prefered the Dell’s Full HD (1920 x 1080) option, “In fact, I know quite a few Dell employees - even those who work on the XPS line - who also prefer Full HD”. According to his opinion, the reason is the Full HD display is matte and non-touch and offers a significantly different experience; and the anti-glare ability is important for those of us who read and write a lot on a laptop, and he adores it. Similarly, following a remark from UltrabookReview, “If you will be working outdoors very frequently and don’t use touch, then this is a no-brainer that you’ll want a matte screen (Full HD). If you work with photo, video or other color-important media, then the color accuracy will absolutely be worth the extra money for Ultra HD display”. As evaluated from PCAdvisor, the XPS 15 screen looks very vivid, making films and games look fantastic, although the tone is a little cool/blueish, and pros will want to calibrate it before doing serious work. Once you feast your eyes on its inky blacks and vivid, lively colors, as a comment of DigitalTrends, it’s very hard to go back to a run-of-the-mill 1080p display, “It certainly helps that XPS 15 features not only tack-sharp picture quality, but outstanding color accuracy and fidelity”. Below the display, and to the left of the Dell logo, the 720p webcam remains. “This is a victim of the near bezel-less InfinityEdge display, but that doesn’t help ease the pain felt by users who frequently rely upon on it. If you do fall into that group, you may want to consider a USB webcam”, stated page HotHardware.

Keyboard and trackpad

A description from WindowsCentral is that the XPS 15’s keyboard still maintains the same plastic keys with 1.3mm of travel, which is a bit on the shallow side, and keys are backlit and turn on automatically based on the surrounding environment. Moreover, the backlight brightens the letter and surrounds the key. The keys are black and the backlight is white, so contrast is good. Given the price and overall quality of the laptop, UltrabookReview left their evaluation that it was unfortunately that Dell has done the bare minimum here; the keys bottom out somewhat harshly and are a little on the light side for actuation force, which are exacerbated by the 1.3mm of travel. Nevertheless, a review from PCAdvisor about the keyboard is, “The quality of the keyboard is great too. While key travel is “normal” for a laptop rather than super-deep, the keys have a meaty feel provided by a decent less of resistance. There’s also a backlight that can be adjust to two different levels”. The trackpad, regarding DigitalTrends’ comment, the trackpad is nice and matte, with just enough texture to differentiate it from the soft-touch material along the interior of the laptop, “It clicks nicely, and responds well to basic taps and multi-touch gestures”. Considered as a plus point from LaptopMedia, “The big touchpad is also centered and offers exceptional feel - light clicks, responsive, excellent gliding surface, registers all swipes and gestures accurately and it’s just a pleasure to use”. “Luckily, Dell redeems itself with its huge trackpad. Moreover, it’s Precision relying on Microsoft’s drivers and settings for performance versus Synaptics, which I only tolerate these days. The XPS 15’s trackpad is fantastic and just below the Surface Book’s, which is a massive compliment” (WindowsCentral).

Hardware and performance

Overall, as a remark of DigitalTrends, the XPS 15’s quad-core processor is fast and capable, edging out 6th generation i7 chips and blowing past 6th generation i5 chips with ease. Particularly, UltrabookReview said that the XPS 15 9560 improved upon the 9550 in two key areas, the Kaby Lake processor (i7-7700HQ CPU) and Pascal NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics card. Compared to the previous generation’s Skylake CPU, we are looking at about 10-15% and 17% increase in single core and multi-core performance, respectively. Also, PCAdvisor evaluated that this system was far more powerful than almost any other style-leaning laptop out there, because it uses a quad-core HQ CPU rather than the dual-core U-series one seen in slim and light laptops, “This is one of the smallest laptops ready to become a real workstation, if you upgrade RAM to your requirements”. Besides, it can game, too. As a result of page TrustedReviews for the performance tests, in Rise of the Tomb Raider at 1080p and with the High settings preset, the new XPS 15 scored an average of 43 fps in the build-in benchmark. That’s a solid, playable frame rate from quite a demanding game at 1080p, but the reviewer of this page would still lower a couple of settings to boost the frame rate up to 50 to 60 fps. “While the GTX 1050 in the XPS 15 may not compete with dedicated gaming notebook sporting the significantly more powerful 6GB GTX 1060 - such as the Razer Blade and Gigabyte Aero 14 - I was still very impressed by the gaming performance on the XPS 15”, stated TrustedReviews. On the contrary, the reviewer of WindowsCentral gave his perspective that he had found gaming on the XPS 15 to be fantastic and much better than he had anticipated, “The XPS 15 (9560) is perfect for those who game at home, on a full PC but want something to use for work and occasionally game on the go”. Also, from this page, there is a remark that the XPS 15 was a productivity laptop that could game, and not a gaming laptop that could be productive. There was a big difference. However, “The GTX 1050 is nowhere near the power of a GTX 1060 chip to be sure, but it’s all the power that you can possibly cram into the XPS 15’s slim and tapered chassis at this point of time” (UltrabookReview’s evaluation).

Audio

According to WindowsCentral, audio is overall very good, and there is the included Waves MaxxAudio Pro software for fine tuning, “I didn’t see any presets, which was annoying, but you do get a full equalizer, and that helps. The speakers work, are loud enough and sound okay, but there are nothing revolutionary in 2017”. With the same idea, UltrabookReview supposed that the speakers were the same diagonally - firing speakers as before, and just as before, his suggestion was still to put them facing upward by the keyboard. “They sound alright, but lack the clarity and bass of some other laptops such as Macbook Pro or Razer Blade”, added this page. Also, PCAdvisor remarked that the Dell XPS 15’s speakers are decent too, although do not have much greater volume than some 13 inch laptops, “Their tone is warmer than a Macbook, but with less pronounced treble”.

Emissions

About emissions, like other laptops with Kaby Lake processors, the XPS 15 stays very cool when used for casual purposes, such as web browsing, Skype, or Windows Store apps, “The fans do not kick on in idle, and even underload, they will not embarrass you in public”. The UltrabookReview also showed their positive opinion that under heavy load such as benchmarks or gaming the 9560’s, fans kick up to a very audible 47db. While playing games or benchmarking, the keyboard does get warm, but never uncomfortable like his painfully hot Razer Blade did. Notwithstanding, “The laptop remains impressively cool - even when I was running benchmarks, the laptop never heated beyond 44 degrees externally. Inside, the CPU maxed out at 70 degrees, which is well within safe limits”. The reviewer of WindowsCentral said that when using the laptop for productivity or in Photoshop, the XPS 15 (9560) is quite cool and is never hot. Because it’s a 15 inch laptop, Dell has more room for cooling, and overall, it did a great job here, even with the NVIDIA GTX 1050.

Battery

Like a review on page WindowsCentral, regular usage of the Full HD version easily gardened nine to ten hours of real-world use, and for the 4K variant feel free to knock three hours off that as a performance tax. “Whereas I struggled to hit 6 hours on the UHD/84Wh 9550, I regularly hit 8 hours on the 9560 (Balanced power mode running on Chrome with multiple tabs, YouTube, Google Docs, etc.). If you use Edge and tweak your settings, I am sure you’ll be able to get even better battery life”, said UltrabookReview. Yet, for the PCAdvisor, given the processor power underneath aluminum lid, they would expect the Dell XPS 15 to last 4 to 5 hours. That’s the standard for a very powerful performance laptop. Otherwise, “On a more sensible power plan, with brightness calibrated to around 100 lux - which is a little under 50 percent brightness - battery life improved significantly. Using browser macro loop, which essentially loads up the same web page over and over, the XPS 15 managed to six hours of life (UHD display)” (from DigitalTrends).

Verdict

In general, “No other laptop right now comes close to offering the all-round experience of the XPS 15. It’s expensive and has a few minor flaws, but it’s absolutely worth the money”, said TrustedReviews. There is a lot to like about the XPS 15, “Almost everything is better or faster”, as a verdict from WindowsCentral, “Whether it’s the SSD, RAM, CPU or GPU, they are all upgrades in a meaningful sense. The battery is bigger, and there is now an optional - if somewhat hacky - fast fingerprint reader”. I totally agree with that page. Regardless of some unexpected flaws like the oddly webcam position, or the unimpressive speakers, there are quite numerous pros of this ultrabook, for instance, high quality machined aluminum and carbon fiber, the best display in its class (matte FHD and glossy 4K), the outstanding battery life especially in Full HD, and great performance for moderate gaming. Last but not least, UltrabookReview concluded, “The XPS 9560 is not perfect, but it is the best Windows laptop around, in my opinion. If you are looking for a powerful laptop that looks great while fitting in your bag and is mostly future proof, this is it”. Press Review by Capuchino Saber

Specifications

Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, FHD)Notebook: Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, FHD)
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 1900 euro
Links: Dell homepage
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Average Score: 89% - very good

Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

77% Dell XPS 15 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Dell XPS 15 combines the performance of its Inspiron 7000 Gaming laptop and the elegance of its XPS 13 to form the best 15.6-inch mainstream laptop. It offers the best battery life we have tested on a 2017 laptop thus far and with an imminent processor update in the near future, it is likely to become an even better laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 77%
Dell XPS 15 – Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
The rival Gigabyte machine offers more graphical power and connectivity, but at a higher price. The Dell XPS 15 is cheaper, prettier, and pairs its better screen with ample processing power. It’s an almost-perfect portable for work, home use and light gaming.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2017
100% Review: Dell XPS 15 laptop (2017 model)
Source: PC Authority English
Regardless, its keys aren’t as cramped as they look. As with the XPS 13, you’re treated to a perfect amount of feedback with every satisfying keystroke, and each press has the right amount of tactile movement to make writing lengthy screeds more bearable. The large touchpad, on the other hand, makes perfect use of the extra space. It’s noticeably deeper than its smaller counterpart, which helps with those multi-touch finger flourishes.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
Dell XPS 15 (Kaby Lake 9560) review – geared up with new hardware, the new XPS 15 makes a compelling case
Source: Laptop Media English
There’s nothing bad to say about the design – it suits the premium price tag of the laptop with an excellent choice of materials and robust construction. The touchpad and keyboard design is just outstanding while the nearly borderless screen makes the laptop one of the most portable, yet powerful 15-inch laptops on the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/14/2017
90% Dell XPS 15 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
No other laptop right now comes close to offering the all-round experience of the XPS 15. It’s expensive and has a few minor flaws, but it’s absolutely worth the money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Обзор DELL XPS 15 9560. Ноутбук с 4К-дисплеем и тонким корпусом. Альтернатива Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2016)
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Great built quality; good ergonomy; slim size; light weight; excellent display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2017

 

Dell XPS 15 9560-NGG9X

Specifications

Dell XPS 15 9560-NGG9XNotebook: Dell XPS 15 9560-NGG9X
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

100% Dell XPS 15 9560-NGG9X - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Dell XPS 15 9560 Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
40% Dell XPS 15 9560-NGG9X - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

Dell XPS 15 9560-15187550

Specifications

Dell XPS 15 9560-15187550Notebook: Dell XPS 15 9560-15187550
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: Dell homepage
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Foreign Reviews

Test av Dell XPS 15 - topputgaven
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Great built quality; compact size; nice design; decent display; high performance; support USB-C. Negative: Location of webcam; weak connectivity; poor display; no fingerprint sensor; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2017

 

Dell XPS 15 9560-8951

Specifications

Dell XPS 15 9560-8951Notebook: Dell XPS 15 9560-8951
Processor: Intel Core i5 7300HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Links: Dell homepage
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Foreign Reviews

Dell XPS 15 9560 – Жизнь Без Ограничений
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Large screen; slim size; powerful hardware; light weight; good connectivity. Negative: Low autonomy; overheats while using; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2017

 

Dell XPS 15 9560-F5WWG

Specifications

Dell XPS 15 9560-F5WWGNotebook: Dell XPS 15 9560-F5WWG
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

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Average Score: 50% - poor

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Dell XPS 15 9560-F5WWG Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
20% Dell XPS 15 9560-F5WWG - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 20%

 

Dell XPS 15 9560-3PHNV

Specifications

Dell XPS 15 9560-3PHNVNotebook: Dell XPS 15 9560-3PHNV
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Dell XPS 15 9560-3PHNV
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

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.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.» 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.  

7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.Intel Core i5:

7300HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.5 - 3.5 GHz without Hyper Threading (which is supported by the faster i7 CPUs). The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1000 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake).
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.8 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

2.1 kg:

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


81.71%: 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.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-11-18 (Update: 2019-11-18)