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Dell XPS 15 (9560, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Dell XPS 15 (9560, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and usability. The design and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price. There are some critical reviews about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS 15 (9560, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Gabe Carey (

Dell XPS 15 review


Jack of all trades, master of some

Gorgeous 4K display ; Blazing fast CPU ; Much improved battery ; Legacy ports still at play

Middling graphics ; Poor webcam placement ; Bloatware

While no laptop can be proficient in every area, the Dell XPS 15 makes a valiant effort to accomplish just that. With the exception of playing games, Dell has proven once again that it can build a laptop that appeals to (almost) everyone.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Dell XPS 15 (2017) review


Dell took what was arguably a best-in-class 15-inch Windows notebook and made it even better. It retains the line's terrific screen, premium build, svelte design and full feature set, boosting it for 2017 with the latest processors from Intel and Nvidia.

The Dell XPS 15 has a beautiful, high-resolution and accurate broad-gamut display, and it incorporates the Nvidia GTX 1050 gaming GPU, which raises playtime performance in general-purpose laptops.

The webcam is in a terrible location at the bottom of the display and the fan can get loud.

Powerful with a great screen, the Dell XPS 15 delivers solid gaming and affordable mobile workstation-class performance in a relatively compact package.

Mar, 2017

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Dell XPS 15 9560 review


It isn't the world's thinnest, lightest or most powerful. But Dell's latest update to the XPS 15 is a marvellous all-rounder. Here's our Dell XPS 15 9560 review.

The Dell XPS 15 is an amazingly flexible laptop, despite looking like an ordinary high-end one on the surface. It’s very powerful but has unusually good battery life for its class. It has a 15in screen but is smaller than almost all other 15in laptops...

Mar, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Jayce Wagner (

Dell XPS 15 9560 review


The Dell XPS 15 seamlessly blends power, performance, and excellent industrial design.

Superb display ; Excellent everyday performance ; Admirable gaming chops ; High-quality industrial design

Low-quality speakers

The XPS 15 is a phenomenal laptop. It does have a few flaws, as the speakers aren’t great, and the battery life could be better, but overall the XPS 15 stands head-and-shoulders above the competition in nearly every way. It’s easily one of the best...

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (

Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: Kaby Lake and a 4K display make a difference


Dell's XPS 15 remains one of the best 15.6-inch laptops you can buy.

Top-notch CPU performance from quad-core Kaby Lake chip ; GeForce GTX 1050 offers decent bump in performance over GTX 960M

Just about average battery life despite huge battery. ; A little heavy considering its power envelope.

The PC industry often gets flak for keeping people on the “technology treadmill” and “updating for updates' sake." But unless you’re the kind of person who wants to buy a brand-new laptop in 2017 packed full of hardware from 2015, we think the updates...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Dell XPS 15 (2017) review


Dell took what was arguably a best-in-class 15-inch Windows notebook and made it even better. It retains the line's terrific screen, premium build, svelte design and full feature set, boosting it for 2017 with the latest processors from Intel and Nvidia.

The Dell XPS 15 has a beautiful, high-resolution and accurate broad-gamut display, and it incorporates the Nvidia GTX 1050 gaming GPU, which raises playtime performance in general-purpose laptops.

The webcam is in a terrible location at the bottom of the display and the fan can get loud.

Powerful with a great screen, the Dell XPS 15 delivers solid gaming and affordable mobile workstation-class performance in a relatively compact package.

Mar, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Dell XPS 15 Touch (2017)


With its brilliant 4K screen and updated components, Dell's latest XPS 15 Touch (9560) is a powerful laptop for visual artists, graphics designers, and video enthusiasts.

Excellent performance, thanks to its Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. Carbon fiber and aluminum construction. Edge-to-edge 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) screen. USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3. Large-capacity...

4K screen is a drain on battery life. Awkward webcam angle.

The Dell XPS 15 Touch should be at the top of your list if you're setting up a graphics or video editing studio, or are a well-funded art student. It has the power to complete multimedia projects quickly and features a brilliant screen that shows many...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Brett Howse (

The Dell XPS 15 9560 Review: Infinity Edge Part Two


Near the end of 2015, Dell rolled out their new XPS styling cues, that were so successful on the XPS 13, to its larger sibling, the XPS 15. Thanks to the Infinity Edge display, Dell's new XPS 15 packed a full 15.6-inch display into a notebook closer to...

Still, that one issue isn’t enough of a reason to not recommend the XPS 15. It continues to be one of the best 15.6-inch laptops on the market today. Dell has kept the performance intact as they shrunk the chassis, unlike many of the other 15.6-inch...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Wall (

Dell XPS 15 (2017) Review


Whether you need productivity, a great multimedia device, or even want to do some lightweight gaming the Dell XPS 15 has you covered, just be ready to pay for that premium experience.

Gorgeous 4K display ; Crisp, clear audio ; Strong Performance

Gorgeous 4K display ; Crisp, clear audio ; Strong Performance

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, UHD) Laptop Review


Massive GPU gains. Moving from the i7-6700HQ to the i7-7700HQ is the tiniest of steps forward. Moving from the GTX 960M to the GTX 1050, however, is a significant graphical leap for the XPS 15 series.

accessible internals; 2x SODIMM, up to 2x storage bays ; very wide color gamut; near 100 percent AdobeRGB ; Thunderbolt 3 (albeit only 2x PCIe lanes) ; 56 Wh and 97 Wh battery configurations ; fast GPU considering the notebook class ; no major CPU or...

backlight uniformity could be better; slightly dimmer than the FHD SKU ; must sacrifice secondary SATA III bay for higher battery capacity ; fan noise during low to medium loads; loud fans when gaming ; palm rests and keyboard are a fingerprint magnet...

In our review of the Kaby Lake XPS 9360, we mentioned that the performance and battery life advantages over the Skylake XPS 9350 are so minuscule that users may want to consider saving a few hundred Dollars by purchasing the older model instead. The...

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio chip:Realtek ALC3266
Audio system:MaxxAudio Pro
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in subwoofer:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2 / 2.5
Speakers manufacturer:Waves


Battery capacity (Watt hours):56 / 97
Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charge status button:Y
Battery life (max):10.8 / 19.5
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.4 / 11.6
Number of battery cells:3 / 6


Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 0.92 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p
Video capturing speed:30
Wide-angle lens front camera:Y


Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Y
EPEAT rating:93.38 / 93.4


Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Detachable)
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display bezel technology:InfinityEdge
Display brightness:35 / 350 / 400
Display diagonal:39.6
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 180 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel pitch:0.0900 x 0.0900 / 0.18 x 0.18
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


CUDA cores:640
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917 / 0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Czech, Slovakian / German / Swiss / UK English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:81
Numeric keypad:N
Palmrest keyboards supported:Belgian, Czech, French, German, International EER+North Sea, Italian, Portuguese, Slovakian, Spanish, Swiss, Turkish
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Logistics data

Intermodal container (20ft) loading note:20' - 78pc/PLT*10PLT+52pc*10plt / 78pc/PLT*10PLT+52pc*10plt
Maximum number of stacking cartons:6
Number of cartons per pallet:78
Number of cartons per pallet layer:26
Number of layers per pallet:3
Number of pallets per intermodal container (20ft):20
Pallet height:114.2
Pallet length:120
Pallet volume:228 / 288
Pallet volume weight:228 / 288
Pallet weight:296.1
Pallet width:100
Quantity per intermodal container (20ft):1300
Quantity per intermodal container (40ft, HC):3276
Quantity per layer:26
Quantity per pallet:78
Shipping carton height:33.4
Shipping carton length:49.1
Shipping carton volume:2.46
Shipping carton volume weight:2.46
Shipping carton weight:3.69
Shipping carton width:9


Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade note:Additional memory sold separately


Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / 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 / 0 - 40
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95 / 10 - 95 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65 / -40 - 70

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

On/off button:Y
Speakers:Bose Companion 2 Series III multimedia speaker system

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Package material:Bamboo molded pulp, Corrugated cardboard, Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), Polypropylene (PP)
Package weight:3.2 / 3.6
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Dell E-Value Code:BNX95603P / BNX95604P / CNX95604

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Number of Thunderbolt 3 ports with PowerShare support:1
Number of USB ports with PowerShare support:2
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Power Delivery (revision 2.0):Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:2
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:Y


AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.8 / 6.67
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130 / 65


Bus type:DMI3 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Motherboard chipset:HM175 Express / Intel HM170 / Intel HM175 / Intel® HM170 / Intel® HM175
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.8 / 4
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-7xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.5 / 2.8 / 3
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-7100H / i5-7300HQ / i7-7700HQ / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 35 / 45

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics: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):N / 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® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 97126 / 97185 / 97456
Processor package size:42 x 24 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y

Recycling data

Bamboo molded pulp content per package:68
Corrugated cardboard content per box for accessories:39
Corrugated cardboard content per package:736
Corrugated cardboard content per shipping carton:697
Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) content per package:52
Polypropylene (PP) content per package:5


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y


Bundled software:Adobe® Photoshop Elements & Adobe Premiere Elements 15, Digital Delivery / Financial Tracker & Retail Information / Financial Tracker & Retail Information\nAdditional Software (Win10) / Financial Tracker & Retail Information\nAdditional SW FY18C1 / McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe (12 months) / McAfee LiveSafe 12 Months / McAfee Rib Safe / McAfee Small Business Security / Microsoft Office Home and Student
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Language:English / German, Dutch, English, French, Italian / Multilingual
Pre-installed software:Skype, Microsoft Edge, Dropbox
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe (12 months, Microsoft Office (30 days Trial) / McAfee LiveSafe (30 days Trial), Microsoft Office (30 days Trial - Excludes Office License) / McAfee LiveSafe (30 days Trial), Microsoft Office (30 days Trial) / McAfee, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office (30 days Trial) / Microsoft Office 30 Day / Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial / Microsoft Office 30-day / Microsoft Office, McAfee / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDIO,SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 32 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:256
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:PCI Express 3.0
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1032 / 1128 / 256 / 512 / 532

Weight & Dimensions

Height :17
Height (front):1.1
Height (rear):1.7
Weight:1.8 / 1.88 / 2 / 2.06