Dell XPS 15 Inch 9560 – Review

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Introduction

The Dell XPS 15 Inch 9560 comes with a stunning display of 3840×2160?(4K UHD) resolution with an option for a touch and a non touch variant. It was released in Feb,2017.?It has 2 USB 3.0 ports and latest BT and WiFi modules.?The Dell XPS 15 Inch 9560 comes with 3 options in processor the?Intel?i3-7100H, i5-7300HQ and i7-7700HQ. Due to its 15 inch display than a regular 13 inch this XPS looks way better.?The device houses a 8 or 16 GB RAM which makes it much faster than other typical laptops. It also has a finger print sensor which is extremely quick, but has an awkward placement.

Design & Display

With CNC machined aluminum the XPS looks more better than ever and Carbon fiber composite palm rest with soft touch paint makes things little bit easy and giving it a classy look.?The weights differ in all the variants form 1.8 – 2 kg or 4 – 4.5?lbs, but?the thickness remains the same 0.7 inch or 1.77?cm. It?has a 720p integrated camera which is good for day to day usage.?The screen comes with thin bezel which Dell calls Infinity Edge Display with a diagonal size of 39.6 cm or 15.6 inch combined with a Corning Gorilla Glass NBT protection.?It has 350 nits brightness which is more than enough for better visuals.?The content is clear from nearly every angle with the IGZO IPS panel, providing a wide viewing angle of up to 170?.?All these things combined with touch panel makes this device elegant.

RAM & Storage

The device has 2 options for memory 8 or 16GB DDR4?(2400MHz).?It holds 2 slots for?RAM, which?can be further upgraded up to 32GB’s. Coming to the storage you can go for many?options, but?the best is the 1TB PCIe SSD or 1TB 5400RPM HDD+32GB SSD.

Central Processing Unit (CPU)

This unit has been provided with 3 variants of processor?i3-7100H,i5-7300HQ?and i7-7700HQ?with?3.1, 3.5?and 3.8 GHz respectively.?All the 3 processors are?better?at?their places, but?the i7-7700HQ is the best.?You will get 3MB cache and dual cores for i3-7100H and 6MB cache and quad cores for for i5-7300HQ and i7-7700HQ.

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

The device comes with 2 options in graphic card Intel HD Graphics 630 (Integrated) or the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 which has 4GB GDDR5 dedicated graphic card.?Both are better at their places but for some rendering and some?game?processing?I?recommend the GTX version and if you are a regular user you can go for the Intel Graphics version.?With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 games like Resident Evil 7 will you get 21?fps?in ultra preset and 56?fps?in high?preset.

Connectivity

It is packed with 2xUSB 3.0, SD Card Reader and 1 HDMI v1.4 which with no USB TYPE-C port. The 02.11 a/b/g/n/ac?WiFi is provided with the latest bands and the BT v4.1 does its work correctly.

Audio

This device has ?MaxxAudio Pro, Stereo Speakers which has a very decent quality with a Headset/ Microphone combo jack?combined with 2 digital microphones that can be used for recording.

Battery

This XPS houses an incredible battery of 6?cells and 97Wh with?an?up-time of 19.5?hours, which?is a non removable one. With this battery a normal user can get a regular use of around 7 hours which is enough for getting a day.?But the lack fast charging capability takes longer time to charge the massive battery.

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Good

All together with plenty of good specs of Display, RAM, Processor and Video configuration combined with?an?awesome look and feel,?I?think this device desires?thumbs up.

  • Design 7
  • Performance 7
  • Display 7
  • Battery 7
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