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Dell XPS 15-L501x

Specifications

Dell XPS 15-L501x
Dell XPS 15-L501x (XPS 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-460M 2 x 2.5 - 2.8 GHz, Arrandale
Graphics adapter
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.7 kg ( = 95.24 oz / 5.95 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
900 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 77.43% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 83%, features: 78%, display: 74% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 15-L501x

80% Dell XPS 15 review
Source: T3 English Archive.org version
The Dell XPS 15 is a bargain considering everything you get. With excellent performance, strong build quality, a colourful display and surprisingly powerful audio, this mini machine can effortlessly keep the whole family amused.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell XPS L501x review
Source: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
The Dell XPS L501x is a strong performer. It's not as well built or attractive as a MacBook Pro, but it is a cheaper laptop
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Dell XPS 15 review
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
Recently, we've seen the release of a gaggle of powerful, but not blindingly expensive, laptops. Dell wants in on the action with its 15.6-inch XPS 15, which sports a meaty Intel Core i5 CPU. As long as you don't go crazy with the customisation options, the Dell XPS 15 will prove a relatively affordable and powerful laptop with a great display. But it's big, bulky and has a few design quirks that keep it from being great.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% Dell XPS L501x notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English Archive.org version
The Dell XPS L501x is a notebook that competes with the Apple Macbook Pro. It has a 15.6in, Full HD (1080p) screen, an Intel Core i7 processor, a fast 640GB hard drive and all the trimmings. It's not as attractive or as well-built as an Apple laptop but it's cheaper and more powerful. The Dell XPS L501x is a strong performer. It's not as well built or attractive as a MacBook Pro, but it is cheaper.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
Dell XPS 15 L501X review
Source: Pocket Lint English Archive.org version
Although you can get an XPS 15 for as little as £529, with Core i5, Bluetooth 3, the combo Blu-ray/DVD burner and the superb 1080p screen the model we looked at is nearly twice the price at £939. You can reduce that by leaving out a few of the options, but it's the combination of the screen, the sound system and the performance that makes the XPS 15 a winner. The word we keep wanting to use is solid - but in a good way.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/07/2011
100% Dell XPS 15 (L501X) Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English Archive.org version
As we had previously tested the Adamo XPS system with its aluminium chassis our expectations for the XPS 15 were set reasonably high and for the most part it delivered. The Aluminium lid looks and feels great and it was good to see that Dell continued the use of this material on the keyboard surround. It would have been good to have a full aluminium base too but being fair the plastic version used by Dell does have a good quality finish.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 90% workmanship: 100%
Dell XPS L501x
Source: AnandTech English Archive.org version
We're also still trying to get an HP Envy 14 in for comparison, and it would be great to get some Sony laptops in for testing as well, but with every passing week we tend to lose hope. At this point, the latest Envy 14 revision has been around for over three months. It still looks like it compares well with the new XPS, but the Radiance Infinity 900p panel is no longer an option, Waves comes standard while Beats costs extra, and Optimus trumps AMD's switchable graphics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2010

Foreign Reviews

77% Test: Dell XPS 15
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 75% features: 78% display: 74% mobility: 73% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 74%
80% Dell XPS 15
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ноутбуки Dell XPS L501x и L701x
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
display good, loud fan, too much heat
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2011
Ревю на Dell XPS L501x (с Nvidia GeForce GT435)
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
performance and battery runtime are good, no VGA or DVI port
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2010

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M: The GT 420M is an GF108 based middle class GPU with DirectX 11 support.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.7 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.


Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.

In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.

For gaming enthusiasts, Dell's Alienware brand is for gaming notebooks.


77.43%: 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.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)