Dell XPS 15 9560
Hello, Guys! Welcome back to another discussion and take a look at Dell XPS 15 9560 review. Dell’s updated the XPS 15 with a 9560. Looking from the outside, not much has changed from the previous generation. it’s still one of the best built Windows laptops. So a lot of devices that use aluminum are pretty to look at, but they’re delicate. This laptop is less focused on aesthetics. So, let’s get started-
So, Left-hand side of the device, you still here have, of course, the barrel plug along with a US 3.0 type A port, HDMI 1.2, you also have a USB type-C Thunderbolt Port which is a really nice port but they do still limit the PCIe to two lanes and not four and that’s important to some people. Coming to the other side, you get a full SD card slot. Now the SD card will stick out so, unlike the HP Spectre x360 15 inch you can actually stick that card all the way in.
You have also another USB type-A port for a classic. You also have your Dell battery meter there which you can press and basically get a reading of how much battery you have. And a Kensington lock. Coming around to the front, here you have small LED, it turns white when you’re charging the XPS 15 which I think is a great addition. There are also two microphones here in the front as well.
At the bottom, you have two speakers, now they’re on the edge of the device so they’re not upward firing but they’re not quite downward firing a little bit in between. Now a perfect design but they work well enough. You also have the little boots here to keep it off of a hard surface. You have the XPS label and underneath there you have the hidden FCC stuff which is always a mess.
You also have the full venting there along with two fans. And nothing has changed between this year model and last years. you are still getting machined aluminum on the outside which is really nice. It only comes in silver though. Coming to the inside you still get the carbon fiber look with soft touch paint.
It has a 4k screen and it’s probably the best part about this laptop, 15.6-inch IPS touch panel, amazing color gamut, amazing color accuracy, great viewing angles, Super thin bezels, and it’s got good software to switch between the color spaces. I consider this to be the best screen on the market.
The keyboard is pretty good. It hasn’t changed I like the layout a lot. Backlighting is white. There’s nothing I really dislike about it. It’s still a little bit mushy. I had no issues typing on it, I just don’t feel strongly about it. And it’s pretty easy to get used to, it’s good but it’s not excellent.
If you have a hard time seeing it, it’s because it is really blended into the body. First of all, great that they’re offering a fingerprint scanner. I would really dig this laptop had they not. It works very well. It’s one of the fastest fingerprint scanners I’ve used.
The trackpad is unchanged. It’s very soft to the touch. Glass surface performs really well because of the Windows precision drives and the button mechanics are nice. Now, if you are coming from a MacBook, and you’ve never used anything other than Apple’s trackpads. You’re probably not gonna love this one. But seriously, this is as good as it’s gonna get for Windows trackpads.
Processor & Memory: –
Dell allows you to configure this in many different ways. As I mentioned earlier you could get a Core i3 Core i5 or Core i7 processor. It also varies the RAM, the hard drive, the battery size, there are all sorts of choices here. So, the version I’m reviewing here is a full HD display along with a Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core processor, 7th Gen, 16 gigs of RAM, and 512 gigabytes of storage. And that’s with the new 97 watt-hours of the battery.
The new Kaby-Lake CPU gives a bit of a performance bump. This system feels snappier when opening apps and games, same with Adobe Premiere. Stuff is just a bit quicker. Partially due to the faster clock, and partially due to the new speed shift tech, The GTX 1050 is a nice performance upgrade from the older 960M.
It’s a faster GPU and now it has 4GB of RAM instead if just 2. On benchmarks, we’re at a 25% increase in graphical performance from the 960M. Render time in Adobe Premiere aren’t that much faster, but I’m noticing smoother playback and editing using the GTX 1050. Light and moderately demanding games will be able to comfortably hit 60 frames per second with a GTX 1050.
It’s a quite laptop on idle, often silent. Fan noise under maximum load still isn’t that loud. There is a bit of thermal throttling during benchmarks, so when I’m playing games or if I’m editing video it doesn’t happen. I’ve never noticed actual in-gaming throttling. But when I run benchmarks for long enough we can do see clock speed reduction. Thermals on the surface look good there’s nothing uncomfortable to use. The carbon fiber deck really helps with keeping the surface temp down.
The other things are speakers. They have good volume, These speakers are rich sounding, so they’re a little bit better and more rich than the HP Spectre. but they don’t have the best location. They’re underneath the keyboard.
Battery life on the XPS 15 is also very good. Now, Dell increases the battery from an 84 Watt-hour to a 97 watt-hour one for 2016 model.
Alright, the XPS 15 you’re still getting amazing build quality from the aluminum and carbon fiber materials. The 4K touchscreen is unchanged from the last model and it’s awesome. The backlit keyboard is easy to get used to, and comfortable to type on. The glass trackpad is one of the best in the business.
On the inside, the Kaby-Lake i7 and the GTX 1050 are nice upgrades from last models. Cooling could be a little bit better. The stock RAM and the SSD have good speeds. But if you want, they’re easily replaced, and there’s a97 watt-hour battery that will last you around 6-7 hours.
Overall, if you are looking for a machine that has great build quality, fantastic screen, and you don’t need a super powerful video card, take a look at this one, I think you like it.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Dell XPS 15 9560||Rs. 1,45,000|
|Dell XPS 15 9560||$ 1768.50|