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Dell XPS 15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Dell XPS 15. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and price. The screen and design also get good comments, but many are negative about the usability and reliability. Comments are divided on the portability.

performance, design, screen, price, durability

reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS 15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : John Gillooly (crn.com.au)

Review: Dell XPS 15

 

An excellent mix of power, design and endurance.

One of the best laptops of its size.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : John Gillooly (bit.com.au)

Dell XPS 15 reviewed: one of the best 15in laptops on the market today

 

Dell recently refreshed its XPS line up of laptops, slotting in two new models and updating its XPS 13 Ultrabook to the latest Intel chip also known as Ivy Bridge.

With the XPS 15 Dell is continuing to deliver one of the more exciting laptop lineups. Not only does it sport enough grunt for serious work and play, but it does so in a wonderfully small package. The construction is excellent, it looks fantastic and...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

XPS 15 with 4k Screen

 

Excellent laptop with a stunning screen and very powerful specs. I have had this laptop for well over a year and I have had no issues at all with it. The only complaint I would have is the weight of it which surprised me given the high end specs and...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great laptop DELL xps 15 (windows could improve a little).

 

Good, fast laptop with the best screen we have come across. Real good value and performance. Windows 10 needs to improve a little to simplify tasks. Apple is leading the way in simplifying and auto-enabling tasks. We are happy with our Dell XPS 15 and...

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

**** JUNK ****

 

DON"T BUY I know corporate companies getting out of their DSELL XPS leases. Issues for me... First few weeks was fine. So many issues ... here are a few .... 1. Over heats 2. Shuts itself down 3. Flashing black screen 4. Overheats when in sleep mode in...

Feb, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

$2998 laptop is worth nothing

 

started having issued with the mouse and HDMI. The mouse became erratic, and whenever I plugged a monitor through the HDMI port, the display was white. Raised yet another call with Dell, and this time they sent a technician to replace the touchpad,...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Brilliant hardware, but appalling customer service

 

ile Dell customer support sat on their hands. But the only offer in the way of compensation was a cordless mouse when really given that dealing with Dell Customer Support cost me many many hours and over $600 in lost revenue. Another cordless mouse is...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Disappointed

 

For a top of the range laptop i am disappointed with it. First a memory fault, the online tech advised me to remove the bottom of the laptop and try all connectors, apparently it was a known issue. Second, on battery the unit goes to sleep after the...

Solid slim line aluminium case, feel of the keys is good

Technical issues

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Don't waste your time or money

 

quality and anything else you can think of have all gone out the window. Eventually I got my money back an purchased 2 x Toshiba laptops and got a lot more for my money, upgraded to blueray player and larger HD.

Nothing

Everything

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3266CG
Audio system:MaxxAudio Pro
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):56 / 97
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Front camera signal format:720p
Video capturing speed:30
Windows Hello:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber
Product colour:Black, Platinum, Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display bezel technology:InfinityEdge
Display brightness:400
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel pitch:0.0890 x 0.0890 / 0.179 x 0.179
Touchscreen:N / Y

Graphics

CUDA:Y
CUDA cores:640 / 768
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2666
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Killer Wireless-AC 1535

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Number of USB ports with PowerShare support:2
PowerShare:Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.67
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130

Processor

Bus type:DMI
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4.00 / 4.10 / 4.80
Processor cache:12 / 8 / 9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i9
Processor frequency:2.20 / 2.30 / 2.90
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8300H / i7-8750H / i9-8950HK
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:12 / 8
Stepping:U0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:134876 / 134903 / 134906
Processor code:SR3YY / SRCKN
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Noble
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1024 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1024 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:235
Height (front):1.1
Height (rear):1.7
Weight:1.8 / 2
Width:357