A professional Ultrabook that's a pleasure to work, play, and carried around.
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB GDDR5 // I/O Ports 1x HDMI, 2x USB 3.0 with PowerShare, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 2x SODIMMs, SD card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC), Kensington lock slot // Battery 56WHr integrated battery // Wireless DW1830 3x3 802.11ac 2.4/5GHz + Bluetooth 4.1 // Dimensions 357 x 235 x 11~17 mm // Weight 1.78kg // Warranty 1-year ProSupport: Next business day onsite service w/ accidental damage // Contact Dell Sales Malaysia Sdn Bhd // Telephone 1 800 88 2888 // URL www.dell. com.my Built to impress, Dell pulled all the stops to make the latest iteration of the XPS 15 one of the most complete package in a notebook available in the market. It is beautiful and powerful by design, but we are here to see if all that thought translates into a device that warrants that premium price tag.
The look of the new XPS 15 is both subtle and eye catching. Every line is smooth and clean; free of frills and gimmicks, where the only embellishments are a Dell logo on the top cover, and an XPS logo on the bottom cover.
From the side, the XPS 15 looks like a tapered sandwich with aluminium as the bread, and carbon fiber as its filling. The combination of these exterior materials makes the notebook a pleasure to carry around, despite being weighty, and feels tougher than a regular notebook PC. We really like the carbon fiber interior. Its unique satin feel, combined with the XPS 15's excellent backlit keyboard, makes for a very comfortable typing experience, and as an additional plus, it is not a fingerprint magnet.
The review unit we received also features a nearborderless 15.6-inch (1,920 x 1,080) InfinityEdge display. In our everyday use, we feel like we missed the touchscreen feature. This is mainly because of Windows 10, and not the notebook itself. Nevertheless, the display is gorgeous, with ample space for various tasks.
Of course, it's not all about the looks. Within the composite chassis is a 6th generation Intel Core i76700HQ quad-core processor, paired with 8GB of RAM, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU. The combination results in a PC that is capable of handling creative applications, and games.
In terms of benchmarks, the XPS 15 proves itself to be a competent machine. It scored 3,281, 3,831, and 4,258 in PCMark's Accelerated Home, Creative, and Work tests, respectively. It is also a very capable machine, scoring a respective 1,986 in 3DMark's Fire Strike Extreme test. by
The typing experience on the XPS 15 is one of the best, although there is plenty of empty space.