X

Dell XPS 15 Review

Buying a laptop has never been this accessible; you can see a vast pool of computers, laptops, and notebooks developed by different manufacturers in the technology market. Each manufactured device is designed to meet specific standards; likewise, the cost varies accordingly.

For instance, to bring off the graphic designing work, you might need a laptop with excellent graphics and good RAM, and you can quickly get the required machine within your budget range. All reputable computer manufacturers offer a wide range of laptop devices dedicated to carrying out graphic design work; in this regard, Dell XPS 17 (2021), MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021), and Dell XPS 13 are worth mentioning.

Dell XPS 15 all-in-one laptop

The Dell computers being in the market for a long time, require no introduction at all, and the Dell XPS series has been offering unique features to its users for over a decade; Dell XPS 15 is also a remarkable addition to the Dell XPS range. 

Whether a gamer or developer, this incredible device with a processor speed of about 2.2GHz can best serve both cases. It won’t be an exaggeration to call the Dell XPS 15 touch screen laptop one of the best windows operated laptops available in the market.

Dell XPS 15 9570 Specs

Processor: 8th Gen Intel Core i7 8750H 2.2-4.1GHz
RAM: 4GB
Operating system: Windows 10 Professional 
Hard disk: No
Dimensions (mm): 357.00 x 235.00 x 17.00
Color: Silver 
Display resolution: 1920 1080 Pixels 
Weight: 1.80 Kg 
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Display size: 15.60 Inch
SSD: 256GB
Dedicated Graphic Memory Type: GDDR5
Battery: 97 Watt-hour 
Connectivity: WIFI & Bluetooth 

Highlights of “Dell XPS 15” Review

In this comprehensive & unbiased review, we have elaborated on each minor aspect of Dell XPS 15 in one gadget and all other related factors. Still, it might require some time to go through a detailed explanation. So, here a quick overview is given that instantly highlights the pros & cons of Dell XPS 15.

Pros

  • Sleek design
  • 4k Touch screen
  • Lightweight & portable
  • High performance
  • Top-quality keyboard & touchpad
  • Excellent stereo speakers
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Webcam placement angle issue
  • One thunderbolt 3 port only

Design

The design of the Dell laptops has always been an attention-grabbing factor; likewise, you can see how beautifully the Dell XPS 15 is designed. The first thing that may attract many users’ attention is its 15-inch-wide display size with the 1920*1080 Pixels resolution. The sleek design of the Dell XPS 15 touch screen laptop with a max 16mm thickness seems quite robust, and as we have cited above, it weighs about 2kg, so it is relatively easy to carry anywhere.

The laptop comes with a metallic (Aluminum) lid that features the Dell logo in the center and is embedded with a high-quality keyboard touchpad & keyboard. Although the keyboard is nicely designed, there is much vacant space left on the sides, which is no use.

However, suppose you glance over the low-mounted webcam of the laptop. In that case, that won’t satisfy you as the placement is slightly off the exact position where it is supposed to be because generally, we see the webcams embedded on top of the screens in the case of many other laptops or notebooks. So, a low-mounted webcam can’t work as effectively during video calls as a top-mounted one.

It’s beyond doubt that thunderbolt three ports are pretty essential for attaching numerous kinds of peripheral devices, regardless of the computer model you use, and this is the point where you’d have to compromise a bit as Dell XPS 15 comes only with one thunderbolt three port, contrarily you can find a more significant figure of these ports in rival devices.

Performance

Performance is a factor that can’t be compromised because if you’re paying for a gadget, the respective device should meet your criteria. All this is possible by excellent performance.

What would be better than a laptop with a processor up to Core i7 and a processing speed of about 2.2 GHz, which is quite efficient at multitasking too? You would find it the best choice if you are a computer programmer, given its highest processing speed. Moreover, it won’t lag while playing PC games because Dell XPS 15 touch screen laptop is competent to support the games on a smaller or medium level.

Although the laptop performs amazingly for whatever need you can have, still be mindful that it is not explicitly designed to work in a particular area; therefore, its usage for consecutive extended hours that can even exceed battery life can directly cause the overheating issue to your laptop. Such a downside is always associated with the use of Dell XPS 15 19570 laptops; consequently, you may need a laptop cooling pad frequently. 

Even though the Dell XPS 15 all-in-one laptop can perform basic video editing, if video editing is your immediate need and you have to perform high-level video editing tasks on your computer, then this isn’t the right choice. Otherwise, you would notice its performance downed considerably. Likewise, they may also encounter performance issues from playing high-end video games. 

Battery life

Any device’s battery matters a lot as this can indirectly enhance or sparse the performance. The Dell XPS 15 is good enough to offer a long battery life in this connection. We have concluded from some taken experimental tests that you can play 4k videos for extended hours, and still, it won’t drain the battery much.

It won’t be wrong to say the Dell XPS 15 9570 offers a battery life of about 7 to 10 hours conveniently; even the battery will last for almost 5 hours minimum if you process multiple tasks simultaneously. However, some other factors can affect the battery life; for instance, playing a high-end video game consumes a lot of battery, and reducing the screen brightness can positively affect the battery.

You can also check the battery capacity of your laptop quickly, even when it isn’t in use, just by pressing the button with the LED light. This button comes in the entire range of Dell XPS laptops and is often considered an advanced feature.

It would take approximately 3 hours to recharge a fully drained battery. It is recommended to plug your laptop into an external power source when your battery reaches the critically low stage and leave it until it gets recharged up to 100%.

Cost

The Dell XPS 15 touch screen laptop cost around $1999, which isn’t a prominent figure if we glance over the competitive market in this regard. For instance, if we consider Dell XPS 15 9500, that costs relatively higher on offering almost similar features in terms of RAM, Processor, Display & graphic cards, and even if it doesn’t offer high-end CPU performance, subsequently, you can’t feasibly use it for gaming purpose.

Though the above comparison depicts it as a pretty affordable device, that doesn’t mean it is the cheapest one also, because you can find many choices at relatively less cost, like the HP Omen 15-ce072tx (2GD82PA) laptop that comes with the same display, processor, RAM, and few other features; in fact, it offers the highest storage level of about 1TB HDD.

Final verdict

Why does Techlectual recommend Dell XPS 15?

Dell XPS 15 all-in-one laptop is the perfect combination of many good features like a high-end processor, excellent performance, 4k touch screen, wider display size, and many more. You can use it for any task, whether it’s about gaming or computer programming.

 Moreover, the Dell XPS 15 is highly portable due to its good battery life, as you can use it for about 7 to 10 consecutive hours. Given all these facts, Techlectual recommends it.

What might be the possible drawbacks of Dell XPS 15 9570?

We have elaborated enough on all the good aspects of Dell XPS 15. However, still, there are certain associated factors that we can’t ignore, like overheating issues, wrongly mounted webcam, physical keyboard layout, etc., because, of course, many times, users may need to establish video calls and that low-mounted webcam can’t work proficiently in this regard; even the overheating issue is intolerable because it can affect laptop overall performance considerably.

Read also:

Islah Ejaz is the senior content writer of Techlectual.com and a consumer tech expert. He’s been writing about the tech industry since 2012.

Categories: Reviews
Islah Ejaz: Islah Ejaz is the senior content writer of Techlectual.com and a consumer tech expert. He’s been writing about the tech industry since 2012.