Dell XPS 15 - Intel Core i5

  • Dell XPS 15 - Intel Core i5
81
Based on 41 scores, 51 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    10
  • Good:
    25
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Strong all-around performance, Long battery life, Sturdy, stylish design
  • The new Dell XPS 15 has an appealing minimalist design, solid construction, and powerful components.
  • With Windows, we don't have benchmark numbers to compare, Given the similarity in hardware, however, they are likely close in performance, The Dell XPS also benefits from Optimus automatic switching, which allows the graphics processing to shift seaml

Cons:

  • A bit heavy, Non-removable battery
  • There are only a handful of preconfigured builds available, and the more powerful options get very expensive. It's also too heavy for regular commuting.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Computer Shopper on 80

Dell's XPS 15 is a well-built 15-inch entertainment notebook packed with cutting-edge components. It's a productivity and multimedia workhorse, and its durable chassis is a real head-turner....

By NotebookCheck on 85

Rarely has the evaluation of a notebook computer been so difficult as with the Dell XPS 15. Great performance in almost all disciplines on the one hand, the thermal issues on the other – a clear conclusion becomes very difficult. But let us recall...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 70

Most laptops that pass through GadgetGuy’s office at the moment tend to offer a minimalist computing experience, with a smallish screen, smallish drive, and a sleek streamlined look. Not everyone is after the little laptop lifestyle, and Dell...

By cnet on 70

You can get similar components to our Core i7 Dell XPS 15 configuration for less, but the rock-solid design makes this feel like a premium...

By PC Mag on 80

This latest incarnation of the Dell XPS 15 boasts a refined, if not entirely original, design and impressive...

By LaptopMag on 80

An elegant design, beautiful full HD display and fast performance make the Dell XPS a compelling multimedia...

By PC Authority on 83

A tad expensive, but Dell's mighty XPS is a powerful laptop with great battery life and a generous range of features....

By RegHardware on 85

Certainly, the 15z’s base pricing of £899 appeals, particularly for those who prefer Windows or are OS-indifferent. It’s also easily portable at 2.5kg, despite packing in enough top-end components to make it a machine you could use...

By Computer Shopper on 91

The highly configurable XPS 15 is a speedy performer, and the touch screen in our test unit was both convenient and fun. It's a winning touch laptop....

By T3 Magazine on 80

While many multimedia laptops will send your bank account crashing into the red, the Dell XPS 15 boasts incredible power and an impressive set of features, and all for a good chunk less than a grand. The Dell XPS 15’s premium chassis looks smart...

By NotebookCheck on 84

After finishing all tests, we can pat Dell on the shoulder without hesitation. The manufacturer has maintained the XPS 15's numerous strengths and taken care of old weaknesses at the same time. The temperature and noise development isn't yet...

By Channel Pro on

By adding Sandy Bridge to an already fine laptop, Dell has created an entertainment tour-de-force Revisiting past glories is a path often fraught with peril, but Dell’s resurrection of its once-legendary XPS range is one of the success stories....

By PC Pro on 83

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

By About.com on 80

Mar 19 2011 - Dell recently updated its XPS line to include the new Intel 2nd Generation Core i processors. This refresh makes the systems faster with an economical starting price of just $799. Depending on your level of gaming, an upgrade to a full...

By PC Mag on 80

The Dell XPS 15 (Sandy Bridge) is arguably the most complete desktop replacement laptop, even if it isn't the fastest or the prettiest. Buy it nowClick here to shop...

By CNET Asia on 80

Equipped with second-gen Intel Core i-series CPUs and improved Nvidia graphics, the new Dell XPS 15 performs even better than its predecessor, although it's still just as bulky. Also, keep in mind that the XPS 15 ranges greatly in price, from...

By Online Notebook on

I last reviewed Dell XPS 15 in November and the manufacturer is back now with a refreshed list of specs. The previous XPS wasn’t really svelte but the entry level model which costed around $849 had a good set of features and the speakers too were...

By CIOL on

Being from Dell’s XPS lineage you can expect best of breed features and performance from this hefty looking notebook. The weight of almost 3 Kg shouldn’t be a deterrent when you are looking for a notebook that serves you as a gaming or...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Sets a new standard for quality on almost every front: its design, screen, speakers, performance and connectivity are the best you can get for the price....

By CNET UK on 60

As long as you don't go crazy with the customisation options, the Dell XPS 15 will prove a relatively affordable and powerful laptop with a great display. But it's big, bulky and has a few design quirks that keep it from being...