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Dell XPS 15 (late 2015)

Dell XPS 15 (late 2015)

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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

If you've been searching for a Windows-based alternative to the MacBook Pro, look no further than the Dell XPS 15. For a similar price, it offers comparable horsepower, a thin and light design and a brilliant 4K screen option. The one area where it really trails Apple is battery life: You won't want to stray far from an outlet unless you spring for the optional 18,000mAh mobile charger.

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Pros
  • Well-built, thin and light
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Powerful performance options
  • Beautiful 4K, color-accurate screen option
Cons
  • Short battery life with the 4K display
  • Touchpad can be flaky
84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

90
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The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
80
Average Critic Score
 
90
CNET
The Dell XPS 15 is a premium-feeling 4K laptop that outdoes the MacBook Pro in several categories. Its bezel-free design should be the gold standard going forward.
 
80
Laptop Magazine
Dell's XPS 15 combines style and speed using a slick design, resulting in a premium 15-inch system that's a joy to use.
 
70
Notebookcheck
The XPS 15 is an impressive notebook even if it doesn’t “quite” deliver the absolute best value in its class.
 
90
PC World
It’s not quite the tiny, game-changing laptop that the XPS 13 was, but that’s not entirely fair. As anyone who has suffered sibling rivalry knows, sibling means sibling. Not twin. Siblings have to find their own path forward, not just follow, and the XPS 15 does that quite well.
 
80
TrustedReviews
It’s not cheap, but the XPS 15 looks great, feels fantastic and performs like a champion. Dell has produced the ultimate Windows 10 laptop. Apple should look over its shoulder.
 
80
PC Mag
The Dell XPS 15 Touch (9550) might cost a pretty penny, but it's one of the best high-end desktop-replacement laptops for photo and video work, whether you're a hobbyist or a professional.
 
80
Ars Technica
The external features that made the XPS 13 so good are all retained, and some of the internals have received a hefty upgrade. If you're more comfortable with a larger laptop or want to run heavier workloads that need the extra oomph that the XPS 15 has to offer, it's a fine choice.
 
90
ZDNet
The XPS 15 will certainly appeal to creative users who need to work with high-definition photos and videos. It's good value for money too, and with its slimline design and elegant edge-to-edge display the XPS 15 shows that Dell is capable of taking on Apple at its own game.
 
80
TechRadar
A powerful 15-inch laptop squeezed into a 14-inch sized chassis, the XPS 15 is a great fit for productivity work, gaming and entertainment thanks to its excellent 4K display. Just watch out for its lacklustre battery life, poor speakers and and shallow keyboard.
 
60
Gizmodo
In no way does the XPS 15 present itself as a contender to the Macbook Pro 15”, mainly because Dell’s new laptop doesn’t work well enough enough of the time to justify the difference in price point.

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