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Dell XPS 15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Dell XPS 15. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the durability and price. The screen and design are also appreciated. Views are divided on the portability, while some have doubts about the usability and reliability.

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 : James Morris (

Dell XPS 15 (2016) Review


Dell has been producing some of the most powerful gaming laptops since well before it purchased Alie Dell has been producing some of the most powerful gaming laptops since well before it purchased Alienware almost exactly a decade ago. The original XPS...

Excellent battery life.

Faster 15in gaming notebooks are available.

The Dell XPS 15 combines excellent battery life with decent gaming potential into a slim, reasonably light chassis – but the beautiful 4K screen makes for a relatively high price too.

Mar, 2016

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Dell XPS 15 (2011) review


By adding Sandy Bridge to an already fine laptop, Dell has created an entertainment tour-de-force

We were already fans of Dell’s XPS 15, but the improved performance, incredible stamina and smorgasbord of features make it more alluring than ever. We’d prefer a sturdier lid to protect that Full HD screen, but at £929 inc VAT the Dell is a fine...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : John Gillooly (

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 (

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

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Small bezals


Very happy with product Amazing laptop Very small bezals

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (



A truly beautiful, high quality product from DELL. The 1920 x 1080 screen is crisp and clear. (it is important to note that a 4k touchscreen is available but is not an option from this supplier). I'm glad to see that a DVD drive drive has finally been...

Jul, 2017

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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

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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

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**** 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

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$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

Product Specifications


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


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


Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold


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


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


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


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


Antenna type:2X2
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
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
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


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


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
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

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


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


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


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

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