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Dell XPS 16 9640

Specifications

Dell XPS 16 9640
Dell XPS 16 9640 (XPS 16 9600 Series)
Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 16 x 3.8 - 4.8 GHz, 100 W PL2 / Short Burst, 85 W PL1 / Sustained, Meteor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 2300 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, 60 W TDP, GDDR6, 551.86, Advanced Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, LPDDR5x-7467, Dual-Channel, onboard, max. 64 GB
Display
16.30 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 139 PPI, capacitive, SDC4196, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 90 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Meteor Lake-U/P/H PCH
Storage
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02, 1024 GB 
, 834 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Meteor Lake-U/P/H PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 3 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 320MHz (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.4
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.7 x 358.18 x 240 ( = 0.74 x 14.1 x 9.45 in)
Battery
99.5 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p + IR
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Quad speakers (10W), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 130W PSU, Mini-Docking station (USB-A, HDMI), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.313 kg ( = 81.59 oz / 5.1 pounds), Power Supply: 410 g ( = 14.46 oz / 0.9 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.36% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 97%, features: 70%, display: 79% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 43%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Dell XPS 16 9640

88.6% Dell XPS 16 9640 review - The multimedia laptop with 4K OLED and an annoying touch bar | Notebookcheck
The XPS 16 9640 is Dell's new multimedia flagship, replacing the old XPS 15. Aside from its larger 16-inch display, it also features current Meteor-Lake processors and GeForce graphics cards, but its GPU performance in particular is unfortunately only average.
70% Dell XPS 16 review: a problematic powerhouse
Source: Digital Trends English
I’m a fan of the XPS 16, but I’m also aware of its limitations. The GPU is underpowered. The connectivity is limited. And let’s be honest: the LED function keys make an otherwise good keyboard downright frustrating. However, the laptop performs well enough to meet the needs of its primary target: a creator who wants a reasonably thin and light laptop to carry around. The XPS 16 is attractive and exceedingly well-built, and I found it comfortable to use once I grew accustomed to its idiosyncrasies. But it’s also very expensive. It’s facing some incredibly stiff competition, such as the MSI Prestige 16 and the Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra, both of which cost hundreds less. Even the MacBook Pro 16 is only slightly more expensive when we’re talking about spending over $3,000.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell XPS 16 review: Big, beautiful and frustrating
Source: Tom's Guide English
I like our Dell XPS 16 review unit quite a bit despite its flaws. A lot of that is due to its compelling one-two punch of a beautiful 4K OLED display driven by powerful internals that deliver good to great performance—as long as you're not doing anything too demanding. This isn't a great gaming laptop for playing the latest big-budget games, but if you trick it out with all the upgrades it gets pretty close, and it also delivers better battery life than any gaming laptop on the market. And while the XPS 16 can't match the battery life, video editing chops or processing power of the latest MacBook Pros, it also runs more games better and offers an OLED touchscreen, something no MacBook can match. But I can't say many nice things about the keyboard deck.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% Dell XPS 16 review: Beauty and power comes at a cost
Source: Engadget English
As you can probably tell from our review unit’s cost, the XPS 16’s price is its biggest potential issue. It starts at $1,899 with the Intel Core Ultra 7, Intel Arc graphics, 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM, a 512GB NVMe SSD and a 1080p+ LCD screen. The latest XPS 15 starts at $1,099 with a 13th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU and a similar build. At the very least, it’s nice to see that Dell isn’t shipping workhorse machines with 8GB of RAM by default (like Apple and so many other companies are). Other upgrades for the XPS 16, unfortunately, will cost you dearly: It’s another $400 to get an NVIDIA RTX 4050 GPU ($600 for the 4060 and $1,100 for the 4070), bumping up to OLED costs another $300 and stepping up to 32GB of RAM is an astounding $600 extra.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2024
Rating: Total score: 82%
78% Dell XPS 16 (2024) review: Performance nearly smothered in costly style
Source: PC World English
The Dell XPS 16 has a lot to offer, but it’s a bit of a mixed up machine. It offers excellent CPU performance that can rival most other ultrabooks and it packs in a discrete GPU to boost graphical workloads. However, it comes at a high price for the blend of components and the GPU isn’t even able to reach its full potential in the XPS 16 chassis, which emphasis function over form a bit too much. The hardware may be a marvel to look at, but it’s a little less of a joy to use. The display and speakers come together wonderfully, but this is no media consumption device. Ultimately, there are some premium parts packed into the XPS 16 and then a further premium slapped on top for the elegant design and bill of materials.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2024
Rating: Total score: 78%
100% Dell XPS 16 review: with great power comes grievous portability
Source: T3 English
The XPS 16 is big in almost every way. The screen is big, the processing power is plentiful, and it has options for expansive memory, storage, and gaming performance. That comes in a package that is big, heavy, and expensive. If you need this extensive performance in a package that can be moved when needed, then the XPS 16 is the way to go. Just make sure that both you and your credit card are in good shape first.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2024
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Dell XPS 16 (2024) review: Best Windows laptop I've tested so far this year
Source: Zdnet.com English
Even though we're still so early in the year, I feel confident in saying the Dell XPS 16 is a contender for my favorite laptop of 2024. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. Like I said earlier, it feels like Dell read my review from 2023 and implemented changes solely to make me happy. Dell equipped the old XPS 13 with better hardware and blew up its screen to a full 4K display while sticking with its iconic look. I also enjoyed the wide array of features, specifically the ones that future-proof the laptop such as the Windows Copilot button. They'll make sure the laptop stays relevant for a long time, and that your investment is well worth it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell XPS 16 (9640) Review
Source: PC Mag English
Despite a few quibbles, none close to being a deal-breaker, the Dell XPS 16 is an appealing premium package. The screen size, feature set, and components are all great fits for its power-user target buyer, and it will make you look good while being productive. Impressive performance and battery life, plus a better-than-impressive OLED display, don't hurt, either. To be sure, the XPS 16 is on the pricey side as configured—there are more affordable ways to acquire this processor-and-GPU combo, if you can live without the XPS 16's seamlessly sexy keyboard and high-end materials. The MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo is a superior value for users okay with integrated graphics, while the Alienware m16 R2 is a more affordable alternative for after-hours gaming. But while the XPS 16 may miss the price/performance balance that wins Editors' Choice honors, it's the new go-to option for premium desktop-replacement shoppers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Overhauls Its XPS Laptops and Redesigns the Alienware m16 for CES 2024
Source: CNet English
The new XPS lineup takes after the previous Plus models, adding 14- and 16-inch sizes, while the m16 shrinks significantly. The new ROG Zephyrus G14 looks like it will continue to be a standout ultraportable gaming machine, while the twin-display Zenbook Duo will raise productivity on the go.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2024
Hands on: Dell XPS 16: a high-end laptop that exudes luxury
Source: Techradar English
I am thoroughly impressed with Dell's latest updates this year. They seem to have successfully tackled many of the issues previously identified in the Dell XPS series. The only outstanding areas for improvement are the touchpad and function taskbar, which lack buttons or ridges to guide the user. Otherwise, the design continues to be stunning and unique, characteristic of the XPS series, featuring an excellent keyboard and an exceptionally vibrant display. The improvements don't stop there; a revamped webcam and a more efficient ventilation system elevate the device, promising to retain its status as one of the top laptops on the market. Enhanced specifications, including a CPU from the new Intel Meteor Lake line, promise remarkable performance, so if the Dell XPS 16 manages to match or surpass our long-time favorite, the Dell XPS 15 (2022), we might be looking at a near-ideal laptop for professionals on the go.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2024
Dell XPS 16 hands-on review: A super-sized XPS 13 Plus
Source: Tom's Guide English
Dell is taking a risk with the new XPS line. As the company’s flagship laptop series, it’s bold to redesign the entire lineup to resemble the controversial Dell XPS 13 Plus. It’s unclear how users will react to this change, but I can at least give the company respect for trying something unexpected. Despite some quibbles with the capacitive touch keys and touchpad, the Dell XPS 16 itself seems like it will be an all-around solid laptop. Its design is striking, and even its starting configuration should provide enough power for work and play. Will it win me over in the end? I’ll see when after I’ve reviewed this laptop. That should be soon, so stay tuned for more! For better or worse, the new Dell XPS 16 is effectively a super-sized XPS 13 Plus. It has the same elegant design and portability, but its lack of a proper function row and its disappearing touchpad could be off-putting. However, its built-in AI features and up to RTX 4070 GPU could make this larger laptop worthwhile.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2024
DELL XPS 14 + XPS 16 - SUPER CLEAN!!
Source: Dave 2D English
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2024
Dell XPS 13, 14 and 16 hands-on at CES 2024
Source: Engadget English
Dell is bringing the bold design of last year's XPS 13 Plus to the rest of the XPS lineup ahead of CES 2024 in Las Vegas — and now that includes new 14-inch and 16-inch models. The "Plus" name is also gone entirely: the new models are simply called the XPS 13, 14 and 16. They all sport the defining featured of the XPS 13 Plus: A seamless glass wrist rest, which hides an invisible haptic touchpad right in the middle; touch sensitive function buttons above the keyboard; and large key caps for more comfortable typing. And notably, the larger two models fix some of my biggest issues with the XPS 13 Plus.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2024

Foreign Reviews

70% Mit OLED-Display und schneller Core-Ultra-CPU
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Recenze notebooku Dell XPS 16. Nelpěte na minulosti, přivítejte budoucnost
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2024
Rating: Total score: 75%

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NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 8 GB GDDR6 (128 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost). 

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

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


Ultra 7 155H: A high-end Meteor Lake chip that debuted in December 2023. This 1st Gen Core Ultra processor has come to replace 13th generation Core chips; it has 16 cores (6 + 8 + 2) and 22 threads at its disposal. Its Performance cores, of which there are 6, run at up to 4.8 GHz while its Efficient cores, of which there are 10 (8 main cores plus 2 extra ones found in the Low Power Island) run at up to 3.8 GHz. The integrated AI Boost NPU offers two Gen 3 engines for hardware AI workload acceleration. This laptop processor's Base power consumption is 28 W while its Turbo power consumption is supposed to stay within 115 W. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.30":

This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

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


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.


79.36%: 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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