Dell XPS 15 - Intel Core i5
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
Sleek design with soft touch finish; Colorful and bright full HD screen; Solid performance and graphics; Good audio
Good performance; excellent keyboard, touch pad; innovative touch screen; fun bundled music application; strong battery life
Sandy Bridge Quad-core processor. 1080p resolution. Skype-certified HD webcam. Nvidia GeForce GT 540M is a nice boost in graphics power. Great keyboard. Backlit option. Soft mouse buttons. HDMI and Displayport. Long list of processor options. Huge battery
Offers full-HD screen option; excellent JBL speakers; plenty of configuration options; battery life is very good.
Metallic body, well built, FullHD (1920x1080) screen, Lots of features, Very good onboard sound, Face detection support
Fast processor and graphics card, Good battery life, Comfortable backlit keyboard.
Stellar JBL speakers with subwoofer; great specs for the price; large touch pad and backlit keyboard; Nvidia Optimus graphics; large variety of upgrade options; HDMI 1.4 and USB 3.0 ports come standard.
Strong performance, Best-in-class audio, USB 3.0 ports, First Skype HD certified webcam in notebook, Customizable keyboard backlight, Can play 3D content on compatible TVs
Excellent processor, video card and display offer an office experience on the road.
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.
Grainy webcam; Keyboard somewhat mushy;
Glossy touch screen is prone to fingerprints; loud fan; screen is low-res for size
Thick and clunky. A fully loaded configuration can be pricey.
Extremely bulky, uninspired design of the XPS 15 doesn't suit its price; some configuration options feel like they should have been included for free.
Difficult to upgrade, Bland design.
Clunky-looking design; disappointing battery life; no VGA port.
Thick and heavy. The 6-cell battery alone won't cut it.
Bulky design, Webcam has trouble in low light, Short battery life (with default battery), Runs a bit warm
Its heavy, clunky design will fit on your desk but probably not your bag.
By Computer Shopper on November 02, 2012
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....80
By NotebookCheck on August 27, 2012
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...85
By Gadget Guy Australia on August 14, 2012
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...70
By cnet on August 07, 2012
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...70
By PC Mag on July 30, 2012
This latest incarnation of the Dell XPS 15 boasts a refined, if not entirely original, design and impressive...80
By LaptopMag on July 14, 2012
An elegant design, beautiful full HD display and fast performance make the Dell XPS a compelling multimedia...80
By PC Authority on October 24, 2011
A tad expensive, but Dell's mighty XPS is a powerful laptop with great battery life and a generous range of features....83
By RegHardware on September 16, 2011
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...85
By Computer Shopper on May 01, 2011
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....91
By T3 Magazine on April 18, 2011
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...80