Dell XPS 15 Review
The XPS 15 is one of the flagship multimedia notebooks from Dell. The notebook offers various features such as a gorgeous 1080 pixels display, an excellent JBL audio system packed with subwoofer and quad-core Intel Core i7 processor. Read further about the Dell XPS 15 Review to know it better.
Dell XPS 15 Design and Build :
The current generation of XPS notebooks is definitely a departure for Dell. The latest notebooks from the manufacturer boost a little resemblance to their predecessors. The gadget doesn’t offer light display or bleeding edge design elements, nor does it offer anything that would set the notebook apart from the crowd. The leading manufacturer has shifted its focus to the gaming notebook and has turned their renowned XPS line into one of the premium multimedia series in the market. Dell XPS 15 boosts a high-end feel and look, thanks to the use of aluminum for the palm rest as well as lid. On the other hand, the remaining body of the gadget is made up of ABS plastic, which is definitely of excellent quality. The notebook lacks the glossy plastic. Moreover, the only touch of plastic is surrounding the keyboard surround. In addition to this, the chassis strength is very good and doesn’t have any flex. Now talking about the lid, it is extremely flexible; moreover there will find no ripples display when pressed the gadget is pressed in from behind.
The aluminum bordering the palm rest offers an appealing look and has marvelously beveled edges. The mirror finish is provided around the power. In addition, the multimedia buttons looks fascinating. Moreover, the huge XPS badges that were earlier present on previous XPS notebooks is absent from the current generation.
Dell XPS 15 Display :
The notebook offers gorgeous display. The gadget has a B+RGLED screen, which means that it uses the multi-colored LEDs that would light the screen. The notebook has so much color, thus making it a tad oversaturated. However, it is anytime better than the alternative. Dell XPS 15 has extra bright display compared to the traditional 15.6 inches notebooks. Moreover, the contrast is excellent. The blacks of the gadget look just like a true black color. Also, the display surface of the gadget is glossy should be watched out for reflections. We would suggest you to keep a microfiber towel handy that could be used for cleaning. The notebook is shipped with a 1080p screen, which provides lots of working space. The notebook has a total resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, which means two windows can be easily used and opened side by side.
Dell XPS 15 Keyboard and Touchpad :
Dell XPS 15 offers a full-size keyboard and a superb feel. You would surely fall in love with it. The keys offer sufficient key travel thus providing good tactile feedback and pleasant soft key presses. The keyboard makes very little noise and there is no ‘clacking’. Additionally, the backlighting of the keyboard is helpful when used in places that don’t offer enough ambient lighting. Thanks to backlighting the notebook looks cool.
The latest notebook by Dell is packed with oversized Synaptics touchpad, which is quite large and looks similar to a MacBook Pros. The touchpad sports an excellent matte surface. The touchpad has two buttons that are soft and offer good feedback as well.
Dell XPS 15 Performance :
The Dell XPS 15 is powered by quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, which is considered as the fastest mobile processor that is currently available in the market. The notebook has eight processing threads, which assure superb performance for applications such as encoding media, video editing, etc. The XPS 15 notebook is equipped with 8GB RAM, which will allow you to use Photoshop and other programs that typically consumes lots of memory. Moreover, the notebook offers large and fast 750 GB hard drive that spins at 7200RPM. The manufacturer also provides a 256GB SSD. The gadget has an anemic Nvidia GeForce GT 525M graphic card and offers video memory of 1GB. However, it is quite weak and cannot be used to play modern 3D games.
Pros of Dell XPS 15 :
Dell XPS 15 flaunts solid design as well as build quality. The gadget is packed with a gorgeous 1080 pixels screen. It has an excellent keyboard and touchpad; as well as great speaker system.
Cons of Dell XPS 15 :
The Dell XPS 15 offers a low end graphics card. On the other hand the fan can be sometimes tad noisy.
Dell XPS 15 price in India
The new Dell XPS 15 laptop price starts from Rs.45,900.
The Verdict :
The Dell XPS 15 is one of the best notebooks that are currently available in the market. However, the notebook is not good at playing games. XPS 15 is packed with Nvidia graphics cards, which is not enough powerful enough. On the other hand, the notebook excels in most of the sections. It fits its role as one of the leading premium multimedia notebooks perfectly. The 1080 pixels display a must-have upgrade. Moreover, the build quality and design of the notebook are well above average. Also, the speakers are quite convincing. Last but not the least the touchpad and keyboard are excellent.
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