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Dell's venerable flagship shows no signs of becoming boring and staid, even in a Windows 8 world.Dell's XPS 15 is one of the computer maker's flagship products. In years past, this machine has impressed users with even the most discerning ears with its superb audio quality. It's always been a beast, sacrificing ultra portability in favor of power. That's just fine for a desktop replacement. This time around the big brother of the XPS line is heading into Windows 8 territory. There's no touch experience here – for that you'll have to look to the XPS Duo 12 – which might cause some to wonder if there's a point to a Windows 8 laptop without a touchscreen. The XPS 15 proudly says: yes! The Dell XPS 15 is a good-looking machine, especially for those who like their laptops a little industrial. Though it's easy to compare it to the MacBook Pro thanks to the slightly boxy lines, this is a member of the XPS family through and through. Plus, the black, soft-touch deck is far more comfortable than the metal that permeates the MacBook line. Nothing will remind you that the XPS 15 is a desktop replacement and not an Ultrabook faster than its weight of 5.8 pounds. It's not overly heavy for the size, and we like that this laptop clearly has substance, but you'll end up leaving it at home more often than not.
It's like clockwork. Every year Dell updates its XPS 15 range by upgrading the hardware. But this year has a bit more in store for us, as Dell has brought some changes to the design as well. Goodbye plastic, hello beautiful brushed aluminium! Surrounding the keyboard and touchpad is a black coating with a soft touch that nicely compliments the rest of the chassis. Dell has always struggled a bit with the look of this keyboard. Despite the backlit chiclet keys that are comfortable to type on, the plastic here seems out of place—something we've noticed on other of Dell's laptops, such as the XPS 13. The touchpad is better-finished than before and fits just right with the chassis. It supports multitouch commands (zooming, two-finger horizontal and vertical scrolling...) with bravado. Just remember, before you can use certain commands you have to activate them in the driver, where you'll find videos demonstrating how to perform each gesture. The connectivity consists of: three USB 3.0 ports, a Mini DisplayPort output, an HDMI output, an RJ45 (Ethernet) port, a headphone/microphone combo jack for a hands-free kit and a headphone jack. It also has an SD card reader and a DVD burner.
The latest revamp of Dell's Inspiron and XPS laptops continues to move in the right direction, clearly inspired by the growth of Apple's MacBooks and the push toward thinner, snazzier ultrabook-style laptops. A larger version of the Dell XPS 14 we reviewed recently, this XPS 15 is a similarly solid, slablike laptop with a minimalistic design, but also with plenty of extra features, from a high-res display to Nvidia graphics, making it feel like a truly premium laptop. Our review sample included a quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU and discrete Nvidia GeForce 640M graphics, for $1,699. Other configurations start from $1,299, but I wouldn't want to pay that for a Core i5 laptop. You can find something close to this particular CPU/GPU combination for less (Hewlett-Packard has a similar Pavilion dv6 for $1,200), but here you get the premium design, the build quality, and the premium support service Dell offers with XPS systems. The XPS 15 is a high-end workhorse for gaming, video editing, or other creative tasks, but if $1,699 is a bit steep, we've seen several midsize laptops for under $1,000 recently that offer up-to-date processors, discrete graphics, and reasonably sharp looks. One alternative worth considering is Dell's updated Inspiron line, including the Inspiron 14z, which can trade up to an Intel Core i7 and midrange AMD graphics for $1,049. It's not as attractive or well-built, but it's a worthwhile alternative if you're looking to save a few hundred dollars.
Dell is back with a bang – with a huge 2012 refresh including a raft of third-generation Intel Core powered machines. Along with the new Inspiron, Latitude and Vostro machines, the flagship XPS range also has a new leader; the Dell XPS 15.The Dell XPS 15 is here to sit alongside its little brothers, the Dell XPS 13 and the Dell XPS 14; and while it doesn't have the skinny credentials to qualify as an Ultrabook like the XPS 13, it boasts a spec-sheet that blows its dinky brethren out of the water.The XPS 15 is one of those machines that manages to pack an incredible hardware-configuration inside a great-looking chassis, and will take on the likes of the latest MacBook Pro, the new Sony Vaio S Series and the Asus N56V at the top end of the laptop market.The review model in question retails for just under 1,300, so is certainly not cheap, but there's plenty of tech crammed inside to get excited about including an Ivy Bridge i7 chip, discrete graphics from Nvidia, an SSD drive for super-quick boot-up times, a gargantuan 1TB hard-drive storage, 8GB of RAM and a beautiful Full HD display.If your budget doesn't quite stretch that far, you can sacrifice some of the Nvidia power, half the RAM and the i7 chip in favour on an i5 one, and save yourself around 230.
When we last reviewed the Dell XPS 15, we praised the notebook's strong performance, best-in-class audio, and colorful screen. Now Dell has upgraded its premium 15-incher with Intel's second-generation Core Series processors and Nvidia GeForce GT 500 series graphics, which promise even better performance. We had a chance to test out a high-end $1,488 configuration of the XPS 15, complete with a 2-GHz quad-core Core i7, 8GB of RAM, a 1080p screen, and Nvidia GT540M graphics. These specs promise--and deliver--remarkable processing and media prowess, but is the whole package worth nearly $1,500?Editor's Note: Portions of this review were adapted from the original XPS 15 review.The Dell XPS 15 sports a matte silver anodized aluminum lid that doesn't pick up fingerprints, but it seems a bit dull. Fortunately, Dell offers 200 different Dell Studio lid patterns (an $85 add-on). On the plus side, we appreciate the small black bar that sticks out behind the lid, which has a backlit XPS logo that pulses when the system is asleep. We also like that the matte finish continues on the sides and bottom, areas too often ignored by other notebook makers.The dark brushed aluminum deck on the inside of the machine and the diamond-cut, silver trim that surround the keyboard and touchpad look more modern.
The Dell XPS 15 (Sandy Bridge) ($1,785 direct) is the result of taking the original Dell XPS 15 ($1,115 direct, 4 stars) and replacing its innards with new hardware from Intel and Nvidia. This gut-cleaning carved out spots for an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and Nvidia GeForce GT 540M chipset - two components that will handle any hardcore app with ease. It's without a doubt faster than its previous incarnation, and adds options like a 1080p display, Blu-ray drives, and a 92WH battery, which are rare finds in a desktop replacement laptop. It's a complete laptop through and through, and had it not been for the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt) ($2,199 direct, 4 stars), it would have been the one to beat. Design shouldn't be taken for granted at this stage, no matter how big the laptop. To its credit, the XPS 15 (Sandy Bridge) is one of only two desktop replacement laptops that use aluminum on the top and bottom half of its frame. The other one, of course, is the MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt). Desktop replacement laptops like the HP Pavilion dv7-4283cl ($999.99 list, 4 stars) and Asus N53SV-A1 ($1,279 street, 4 stars) decorate the lid and palm rest area with aluminum, but use plastic to cover the base.
The new XPS 15 (also called the XPS L501X) is a completely redesigned multimedia notebook from Dell. Sporting a JBL sound-system with subwoofer, NVIDIA GT420M dedicated graphics, and an Intel Core i5 processor, this system is designed with performance and entertainment in mind. In this review we take an in-depth look at the new XPS and see how it stacks up against the competition.Our Dell XPS 15 Specifications: Build and DesignThe new Dell XPS 15 has a silver on grey color scheme, using metal panels and plastic for the body. Compared to past XPS designs that were trend setters that distinguished themselves from the lower models, the new XPS doesn't seem to spark much visual interest. In theory, mixing alloy panels with a brushed metal palmrest and backlit keyboard usually yields good results. The redesigned XPS 15 though doesn't seem to really set itself apart from the standard Inspiron 15R until you take a much closer look. Standing back five feet the panels look like average plastic on the exterior, and the body itself even seems more bloated than the 15R. Overall it seems like Dell missed a big opportunity to make the XPS-series the unique notebooks they once were.
With a name like Xtreme Performance System, you know just what you're getting from Dell's XPS range. The XPS series has been around a while now but the latest Dell XPS 15 incarnation is one of the best yet, boasting incredible power, some impressive features and a commendably solid build.It's natural to assume that the best laptops will strip your wallet bare, and for truly great performance you'd need to throw down a grand or more. However, the Dell XPS 15 has a specification including a speedy Intel Core i5 processor and a dedicated Nvidia graphics card, yet the price is a mere £650.Most of the other mid-range Core i5 laptops we've seen lately, such as the Packard Bell TX86 and the Toshiba Satellite L650, are lacking a dedicated GPU. The closest we've seen with this sort of specification is the Medion Akoya P6625, which features an ATI graphics card.The Dell XPS 15 has a premium design, with a light metallic finish to the plastic lid and a darker brushed aluminium surface inside. This is definitely a laptop you'd be proud to show off in public.The only quirk to the XPS 15's design is the rear end of the chassis, which sticks out an inch or so behind the display.
Dell is relaunching its high-end laptop line for the holiday season with a revamped line of XPS systems. These are media-focused counterparts to the gaming-centric Alienware, and, now that the poorly defined Studio line has been killed, the main alternative to the infinitely configurable mainstream Inspirons. Surprisingly, despite a bulky, clunky design, the XPS' ample specs and stellar speakers combine to offer one of the best affordable high-end laptops around. The pleasant surprise lies not in the features, but in the cost. The XPS 15 we reviewed was an entry-level model at $849, yet its specs were a pretty strong overall package: Core i5 processor, 500GB hard drive, 4GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT420M graphics, backlit keyboard, and the aforementioned big-sounding JBL speaker array, which gave even the HP Envy line a run for its sonic money. The Dell XPS comes in 14-, 15-, and 17-inch models, all with high-end arrays of JBL speakers, updated ports including USB 3.0 and HDMI 1.4, and Nvidia GeForce 400-series graphics with Optimus. Though its looks don't scream high end and its size and weight demand placement on a desktop, the reasonably priced XPS 15 deserves consideration from any shopper looking for a good media and game-ready notebook.
With plenty of solid mainstream notebooks available for under $700, a machine with a nearly $900 starting price needs to bring something special to the table. Fortunately, Dell's XPS 15 (starting at $849) offers a lot more than just a Core i5 processor and 1GB Nvidia graphics card. In addition to blazing fast performance, the 15-inch model in Dell's revamped premium laptop line sports fantastic JBL speakers and a high-def webcam that makes Skype HD calls--a first for notebooks. The XPS 15 can even play 3D content when you hook it up to a compatible TV. Should you take the plunge, or are there better choices at this price?The Dell XPS 15 sports a matte silver anodized aluminum lid that doesn't pick up fingerprints, but its somewhat dull color doesn't impress. Those looking for more panache should deck out the XPS 15 in one of 200 Dell Studio lid options. On the plus side, we appreciate the small black bar that sticks out behind the lid and has a backlit XPS logo that flashes when the system's asleep. We also like that the matte finish continues on the sides and bottom, areas too often ignored by other notebook makers.
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