Dell XPS 15 Review, Specs And Price

Sleek design with soft touch finish; Colorful and bright full HD screen; Solid performance and graphics; Good audio. These are just the few ways i can describe the Dell xps 15. Though this laptop was initially released in 2012 the Dell XPS 15 follows Dell’s tradition of solid performance , placing a quad-core Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor and Nvidia graphics into a stylish chassis that’s sure to draw comparisons to the MacBook Pro. Dell also throws in Waves MaxxAudio.

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Design

Looking at the exterior of the Dell xps 15 reveals a slot-loading Blu-Ray player, a 3-in-1 card reader, jacks for a headphone and a microphone/ headphone combo and a Kensington lock slot sit on the XPS 15’s right. There’s a trio of USB 3.0 slots on the left side along with a mini- DisplayPort, HDMI, Ethernet and an AC adapter jack.

General Performance

Dell was able to combine an attractive look with solid performance in this notebook. The Dell XPS 15 has some serious hardware inside its sleek silver-and-black chassis. This machine comes with a quad-core 2.1-GHz Intel Core i7-3612QM processor, 8GB of RAM, a 750GB 7,200-rpm hard drive with 32GB mSATA SSD and an Nvidia GeForce GT 640M GPU with 2GB of VRAM, the laptop was able to handle all the task I threw at it.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-4702HQ
Processor speed 2200.0 MHz
Number of Cores 4.0
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Touchscreen Multitouch
Resolution 3200 x 1800 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 4600
Secondary Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Graphics Memory 2.0 GB
Storage
Drive 1 size 500.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio – Microphone In (1/8
  • HDMI
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Wireless connection
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 16.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 14.6 inches
Depth 10.0 inches
Height 0.6 inches
Weight 4.9 pounds
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Touchpad (Multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 356.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 5:08   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 10.4   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3214.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 3178.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5579.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 60.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 205.1   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing – GPU Accelerated 108.1   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 131.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 229.8   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
3DMark, Ice Storm 44536.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 1954.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 9772.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 971.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 1920×1080 19.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024×768 108.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920×1080 10.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024×768 61.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920×1080 23.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024×768 107.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 4.2   Watt hours
Idle power usage 16.6   Watts

Price & Availability

The Dell xps 15 is available in major online stores in Nigeria at a starting price of N150.000 based on the configuration you are going for..

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