Editors Liked

  • 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

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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
  • Familiar-looking design
  • 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
  • Bulky
  • Heavy
  • 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