Dell XPS 15 (mid 2012)

82
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

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

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Engadget Summary

Designed to compete with other high-end, big-screen laptops like the MacBook Pro, the XPS 15 has a great, full HD display, fast Intel processors, and a graphics processor that should be able to handle most current games. Battery life is also very good for a full-size laptop, and the XPS 15 should be able to handle almost anything you throw at it, including mainstream productivity apps, media-editing tools, and games. Just be prepared to pay a premium: if you want the fastest available processor, graphics engine, and a Blu-ray drive, you'll pay at least $1,699. Add a solid-state drive and you'll go well above $2,000, putting it into MacBook Pro with Retina display territory.

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User Reviews

90
inturbo
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
minhdo
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
jl43steelers
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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8.3
Average Critic Score

Display

8.8
 

Noise

8.0
 

Battery life

7.6
 

Expandability

8.0
 

Design and form factor

8.4
 

Durability

8.7
 

Speed and features

8.0
 

Portability (size / weight)

6.7
 

How It Stacks Up

87

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87
 

Critic

85
 

User

90
 
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84
 

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75
 

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87
 
81

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81
 

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78
 

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90
 
89

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89
 

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86
 

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80
 
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