Dell XPS 15

$995
  • 15.6"
  • Core i5 2.53 GHz Dual core
  • 8 GB DDR3
  • 750 GB HDD
Released August, 2011
To take full advantage of this software, though, you should equip the XPS 15 with a Blu-ray drive that can play 3D Blu-ray movies.
by LaptopMag (Oct, 2010)

Conclusion Check out the Dell XPS 15

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First reviewed December, 2011

Features Key features of the Dell XPS 15

Front view of Dell XPS 15
The lack of a webcam is also disappointing, especially because you’ll find this feature on most lower-cost netbooks; you can add one for $25 when configuring your system online.
by LaptopMag (Jul, 2009)

screen size

15.6"
13.3"
13.3"
The hottest point of the notebook was the small metal panel on the bottom of the laptop that measured 92 degrees.
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Jul, 2012)
The display’s 1366 x 768 resolution is standard for this screen size.
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Jul, 2009)

screen resolution

Dell XPS 15
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Sony VAIO S Series
When we watched a 1080p trailer for Skyfall, details like the stubble on his beard were sharp.
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Jul, 2012)
Shoppers on a tighter budget can get similar graphics performance, but without the 1080p display, from the $849 Acer Aspire V3-571G-9435.
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Jul, 2012)

cpu speed

0 GHz
1.7 GHz

1.5 GHz
2.53 GHz
3 GHz
The $1,299 base model features a 2.5-GHz Intel Core i5-3210M CPU with 6GB of RAM, a 500GB 7,200-rpm hard drive with a 32GB 32GB mSATA SSD and a Nvidia GeForce GT 630M GPU with 1GB of VRAM.
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Jul, 2012)
With the base configuration, which is what we tested except for our optional ($25) backlit keyboard, you get a 2.4-GHz Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 500GB 7,200-rpm hard drive, Windows 7 Home Premium, and Nvidia GT420 graphics.
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Oct, 2010)

processor

Dell XPS 15
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display
SAMSUNG Series 7 Chronos
Although our review unit had a Pentium Dual-Core processor, it’s also available with CPUs ranging from an Intel Celeron to Intel Core 2 Duo (the higher-end Core 2 Duo adds $200 to the starting price).
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Jul, 2009)
If you shop at Dell.com, you can configure the notebook with a full HD screen ($130), processors ranging from a 2.6-GHz Core i5 to a 3.2-GHz Core i7 ($500), a faster Nvidia GT435M graphics chip ($100), or a graphics chip with TV tuner ($50 to $100).
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Oct, 2010)

memory

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4 GB

4 GB
8 GB
8 GB
Even when you select the 64-bit OS, the maximum amount of RAM you can order is 4GB; the base configuration has 2GB, and upgrading to 3GB and 4GB costs $50 and $75, respectively.
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Jul, 2009)
The $1,999 top model has the same processor and GPU as our review unit with 16GB of RAM, a 1TB 5,400-rpm hard drive with 128GB mSATA SSD.
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Jul, 2012)
 

Performance Real world tests of Dell XPS 15

3DMark06 CPU

The Inspiron 15’s integrated Intel GMA X4500HD scored just 767 on 3DMark06, a graphics benchmark; that’s 2,500 points below the mainstream category average.
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Jul, 2009)
These components produced a PCMark Vantage score of 2,627, which is 768 points below average for a mainstream notebook.
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Jul, 2009)

battery life

5.14 hour
8 hour
7 hour
If you were playing games of watching videos on the XPS 15, it probably wouldn't last even two hours.
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Oct, 2010)
In anecdotal use, battery life was much worse.
XPS 15 by LaptopMag (Oct, 2010)

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pros

  • 2 MP
  • watch high-definition movies on Blu-Ray discs
  • 8 GB
  • 750 GB
  • 2.53 GHz
  • 15.6"
  • MMC, SDHC, SDSC, SDXC

cons

  • 2.3 GHz (Intel Core i5 2467M)
  • DDR3
  • 5.14 hour
  • 23.27
  • 3 MB
  • 100 ppi
  • 0.5 MB (Intel Core i5 2467M)
  • Aug, 2011
  • 2,421.2 (Intel Core i5 2467M)
  • 5,891 (Intel Core i5 2467M)
  • 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0)

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Editions Editions of the Dell XPS 15

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$995
2,421.2 750 GB 38.1 mm XPS 15
 
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53,433 640 GB 118.1 mm X15L-1024ELS
 
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