us.testseek.com  

 
 
Search:   
 

Home » Computers » Notebooks » Dell XPS 15 9550 - Late 2015



Working
Please wait...

  Expert reviews    

Reviews of Dell XPS 15 9550 - Late 2015

Testseek.com have collected 158 expert reviews of the Dell XPS 15 9550 - Late 2015 and the average rating is 84%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Dell XPS 15 9550 - Late 2015.
Award: Good Buy January 2016
January 2016
 
(84%)
158 Reviews
Users
(83%)
683 Reviews
84 0 100 158

The editors liked

  • Exemplary build quality and design
  • Incredibly thin (11-17 mm)
  • Light (2.0 kg for the touch version) and mobile chassis
  • Great input devices (comfortable keyboard
  • Accurate and responisve touchpad)
  • Impeccable screen quality with 100% sRGB and Adobe RGB c
  • No competition as a lightweight and thin gaming laptop with such quality for its price (around $1000$1100 new)
  • Good gaming and 3D performance for the price with Skylake I56300HQ and GTX 960M 2GB
  • Very good build quality
  • Very rigid body
  • Very rigid outer
  • Looks and light weight we've come to expect
  • Ridiculously fast processor
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • Thunderbolt Type-C port
  • Brilliant 4K screen
  •  The thinnest and lightest 15″ laptop you can buy
  • Extremely speedy Intel i7 processor
  • Portable and a joy to use
  • Solid performance
  • Excellent build quality
  • Beautiful display
  • Clear audio
  • Solid battery life
  • Strong performance
  • Great 4K touch display
  • Solid design and quality
  • Good overall performance
  • Long battery life
  • Very sharp 4K display
  • Attractive design
  • Great audio
  • Slim
  • Light and fast quad core laptop. Excellent UHD 4K Sharp IGZO display
  • Very good keyboard
  • Top materials
  • Oh
  • That Infinity display! Small and slim for a 15" quad core laptop. Runs relatively cool and quiet. Decent battery life. Powerful with good NVIDIA GTX 960M dedicated graphics
  • Attractive
  • Sturdy design
  • Gorgeous
  • Bright 4K-resolution screen
  • Upgradable RAM and M.2 SSD
  • An eye-catching 15-inch 4K display in a nearly bezel-free frame
  • Plus high-end processor and graphics options
  • All in a slim
  • Professional-looking body
  • Premium construction
  • Stunning 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) screen
  • USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3
  • Large-capacity solid-state drive
  • Excellent performance
  • Thanks to Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card
  • Gorgeous 4K display
  • Crisp
  • Strong Performance
  • Reasonably compact and light
  • Class-leading CPU and graphics performance
  • Easy to open
  • Gorgeous 15" 4K IPS Infinity Edge Display
  • Carbon Fiber And Machined Aluminum
  • Great Performance
  • Powerful
  • Light
  • Stylish
  • Fantastic performance. Best of breed touchscreen
  • With nexttono bezel. Great touchpad. Ready to take us into our USBC future
  • Beautiful 4K display
  • Large trackpad
  • Fast performance
  • High-quality
  • Sturdy chassis
  • Compact dimensions considering the screen size
  • Simple maintenance via bottom cover
  • Excellent color accuracy after calibration
  • High
  • Constant brightness without sensor
  • Contrast and viewing angles
  • Steady fan control
  • Good
  • High. constant brightness without sensor
  • Small and lightweight
  • High quality FHD panel
  • 98 percent sRGB coverage
  • Impressive runtimes
  • High CPU and GPU performance
  • No major throttling issues
  • NVMe M.2 support
  • USB Type-C 3.1 Gen. 2 with Thunderbolt 3
  • Hot () Beautiful screen
  • Gamingcapable laptop
  • Allaround good design.

The editors didn't like

  • Reduced performance and even throttling when running CPU and GPU-intensive tasks
  • The fan in the cooling system is louder than we would like
  • The soft-touch matte plastic used for the interior attracts fingerprints and smudges
  • A bit too pricey even if go
  • Fans are noticeable audible on moderate load and even more on gaming load
  • GPU clocks won't get as high as in other laptops like the VN7592G (but not that crucial for gaming)
  • Speakers are just a bit above the average
  • If at all (but not too bad)
  • Keyboar
  • No SSD option in the cheapest configurations
  • No Windows Hello biometrics
  • Weirdly inconsistent performance from the Nvidia graphics
  • At least in our benchmarks
  • The carbon fiber composite keyboard area is a finger and hand grease magnet
  • The front-facing video camera doesn't provide the most flattering angles
  • Battery life is not spectacular
  • Average battery life
  • Expensive as configured
  • Webcam looks up your nose
  • Cramped keyboard layout
  • Windows screen scaling still erratic
  • Gets warm under heavy usage
  • Runs hot
  • Expensive
  • Not all programs play nicely with 4K displays
  • We'd have liked more ports
  • 4K display is a challenge to calibrate
  • Desireable configs are expensive
  • Bugs that took several months to squash
  • 4K screen hits battery life hard
  • Very expensive in review configuration
  • Ethernet and VGA connectivity require an extra dongle
  • Webcam placement isn't ideal for video chats
  • The better configurations can cost a lot
  • While the keyboard could be bigger and the touchpad has a floaty feel
  • Pricey
  • Sealed chassis
  • Less than 6 hours of battery life
  • Shallow key depth
  • Backlight bleeding
  • Some models should have optional larger battery available
  • Keyboard should be a little larger
  • Relatively Pricey
  • Prone to crashes
  • At press time
  • The unit is frozen in the middle of restoring to factory settings and is unable to complete the operation. Fairly awful keyboard. Expensive
  • Bluescreen software issues
  • Slow HDDs in base units
  • Awkward webcam
  • Visible display flickering at the lowest brightness level
  • Mediocre color accuracy ex-works
  • CPU performance cannot be utilized completely
  • CPU throttling on battery power
  • Massive throttling when you stress CPU and GPU
  • Faulty fan control after battery
  • Hectic bug fixes after the launch
  • Battery runtime 84-Wh below expectations
  • High power consumption
  • Quality of the webcam
  • Surfaces attract dirt
  • Only a single storage bay
  • No NumPad
  • Screen flickering at low brightness settings
  • Non-removable battery
  • Few ports
  • Overheating () Bad trackpad
  • Mushy keyboard
  • Awkward camera placement
  • Poor battery life

Show Show

 

Reviews

page 1 of 16
Order by:
Score
 
  Published: 2017-06-30, Author: Michael , review by: notebookreview.com

  • Gorgeous 4K display, Crisp, clear audio, Strong Performance
  • Expensive, Shallow key depth
  • The Dell XPS 15 is a fantastic laptop. Sure it has a premium price tag, but it also has premium features with a jaw-dropping 4K display, strong performance, and a well built portable design. One of the strongest selling points of this device is its versat...

Read the full review »    
Google translate to English »
 
Was this review helpful?   
 
  Award


(83%)
 
  Published: 2016-11-07, Author: Christopher , review by: wired.com

  • Fantastic performance. Best of breed touchscreen, with nexttono bezel. Great touchpad. Ready to take us into our USBC future
  • Prone to crashes; At press time, the unit is frozen in the middle of restoring to factory settings and is unable to complete the operation. Fairly awful keyboard. Expensive

Read the full review »    
Google translate to English »
 
Was this review helpful?   
 
(60%)
 
  Published: 2016-09-03, review by: windowscentral.com

  • Two years later I still think the Dell XPS 15 is the best 15.6-inch laptop you can buy – assuming you don't also want a tablet or pen. I mention that caveat because it is important. Many, including myself, think the Surface two-in-one design is fantastic...

Read the full review »    
Google translate to English »
 
Was this review helpful?   
 
-
 
  Published: 2016-08-01, Author: Sebastian , review by: pcper.com

  • I love the keyboards on ThinkPad notebooks, and the trackpads on MacBooks. But the XPS 15 is my new favorite laptop, hands down. This is not to downplay the XPS 13, itself a fine ultra-portable machine with tremendous upside. The price on the 13-inch mach...

Read the full review »    
Google translate to English »
 
Was this review helpful?   
 
  Award


-
 
  Published: 2016-04-25, Author: Jerry , review by: notebookreview.com

  • Solid performance, Excellent build quality, Beautiful display
  • Average battery life, Expensive as configured
  • After everything is said and done, the Dell XPS 15 2016 model is one of the best notebooks you'll find in the 15-inch premium laptop category. The XPS 15 easily rivals the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro and delivers various cutting-edge features on par with th...

Read the full review »    
Google translate to English »
 
Was this review helpful?   
 
(74%)
 
  Published: 2016-03-24, Author: Gordon , review by: pcworld.com_techhive.com

  • Reasonably compact and light, Class-leading CPU and graphics performance, Easy to open
  • Backlight bleeding, Some models should have optional larger battery available, Keyboard should be a little larger
  • The XPS 15's keyboard could be bigger. The backlight-bleeding issue could use some work. But the overwhelming amount of people interested in this size of laptop buy these machines for performance, and that's where the XPS 15 shines. Sure, it's not...

Read the full review »    
Google translate to English »
 
Was this review helpful?   
 
(90%)
 
  Published: 2016-03-21, Author: Joel , review by: pcmag.com

  • Premium construction, Stunning 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) screen, USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3, Large-capacity solid-state drive, Excellent performance, thanks to Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card
  • Pricey, Sealed chassis, Less than 6 hours of battery life
  • The Dell XPS 15 Touch (9550) might cost a pretty penny, but it's one of the best high-end desktop-replacement laptops for photo and video work, whether you're a hobbyist or a professional...

Read the full review »    
Google translate to English »
 
Was this review helpful?   
 
  Award


(80%)
 
  Published: 2016-03-16, Author: Judie , review by: geardiary.com

  • Thunderbolt Type-C port, Brilliant 4K screen, The thinnest and lightest 15″ laptop you can buy, Extremely speedy Intel i7 processor, Portable and a joy to use
  • The carbon fiber composite keyboard area is a finger and hand grease magnet; the front-facing video camera doesn't provide the most flattering angles; Battery life is not spectacular

Read the full review »    
Google translate to English »
 
Was this review helpful?   
 
-
 
  Published: 2016-03-10, Author: Travis , review by: gottabemobile.com

  • I don't say this lightly, the Dell XPS 15 2015 is the best professional Windows notebook made yet. Its screen is gorgeous and its design is outstanding. The trackpad is incredibly accurate. The 4K Ultra HD Infinity Display is magnificent. That all of this...

Read the full review »    
Google translate to English »
 
Was this review helpful?   
 
-
 
  Published: 2016-03-07, review by: maximumpc.com

  • Hot () Beautiful screen, gamingcapable laptop, allaround good design.
  • Overheating () Bad trackpad, mushy keyboard, awkward camera placement, poor battery life

 
Was this review helpful?   
 
(90%)
    page 1 of 16 « Previous   1 2 3 4 5 ... 16   Next »  
 
More popular products from the same category


Join our Consumer Panel!

  • Infuence products of the future
  • Up to 4$ per answer
TestSeek will regularly send you survey invites to your email, you choose if and when you participate.

Join now! » (opens in a new window)


×