Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
Average of 8 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
I'm sexy and I know it. The Dell XPS 15 is a multimedia powerhouse with premium-level features. The most recent version of the notebook series, which has been around for quite a few generations, not only brings changes to the design, but also updates to the internal components.
Source: AnandTech Archive.org version
At the end of the day, what can be said about the XPS 15 is that it’s a great looking laptop and on paper it checks all the right boxes. In practice, I’ll be frank and state that it’s been a bit of a love/hate relationship with the XPS 15, but the hate comes more from being frustrated by my inability to get consistent results.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2014
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
Everything about the XPS screams luxury, from its class-leading screen and physical design to the high-end components and quality ergonomics. It’s unmistakably one of the finest laptops around. It’s potentially better than its near-identical stablemate: the XPS shares its screen, design and keyboard with the Dell Precision M3800, but it’s got a bigger SSD, better battery and beefier GPU. The M3800 is only worth buying if you need its ISV certification – but that’s the only reason why you’d pay almost £100 more for the M3800.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% emissions: 60%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
If you’re looking for a sexy notebook that can deliver at least credible gaming performance, and you’re prepared to pay for the privilege of owning a powerful machine in a thin, lightweight package, Dell’s new XPS 15 is definitely for you. The XPS 15’s positives—great screen, great performance, great overall look, and easy portability—easily justify its lofty price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
Dell’s XPS 15 is a valiant attempt to compete with the best premium notebooks but, ultimately, it falls a bit short. The blame for this lies with the display, which pads the price but doesn’t add much to the user experience. Is it sharp? Certainly. But poor black levels sap contrast and ultimately sour the overall package.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
Dell has put nearly everything I could ask for from a slim, premium 15-inch into the XPS 15, including a great higher-res screen, a discrete GPU, and a powerful CPU. Perfectly executed, the $1,900-and-up price seems fair, but a handful of missteps keep me from loving this system as much as I hoped I would.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The Dell XPS 15 delivers powerhouse performance at a premium price, and you're getting a sharper screen than the MacBook Pro for $300 less (similarly configured). We also like the comfortable soft-touch deck and robust speakers. The notebook occasionally gets hot and isn't great for demanding games, but the XPS 15 makes up for those shortcomings with a 7-hour battery life that will last through the bulk of your workday.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN Archive.org version
Negative: high price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2013
Source: Onlinekosten.de DE→EN Archive.org version
Positive: outstanding display; very good performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Attractive and modern design; very high resolution display; Negative: Expensive; poor cooling system; relatively low GPU performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/19/2014
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Perfect for multimedia; good power and average power consumption; perfect touchpad with multi-touch gestures; excellent display; solid and lightweight construction; durable aluminum case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2014
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
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