A pro­fes­sional Ul­tra­book that's a plea­sure to work, play, and car­ried around.

HWM (Malaysia) - - TEST - Az­izul Rah­man Is­mail


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.

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