Dell XPS 15

Dell XPS 15

Dell XPS 15

Last updated -- hours ago | Report incorrect information
BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
4.8
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.3/10
GAMING/3D: Good7.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.8/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.7/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.8/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Dell XPS 15 is positioned at a midrange price level, offering a substantial balance between performance and cost. For storage, it comes with a decent size, accompanied by a sizeable amount of RAM for multitasking. It is powered by a modern Intel processor, alongside an Intel Arc GPU which makes it suitable for general usage and some more intensive tasks like light engineering work, but it might struggle with very demanding 3D or machine learning tasks. You'll find the battery life suited for a full day's work. Its 15.6-inch display is an IPS type with a good resolution, although it's not a touchscreen. Portability is good, not too heavy nor too bulky, making it a solid choice if you need to move around with your laptop. There are multiple USB-C ports, including Thunderbolt 4, enhancing connectivity and data transfer speed. The laptop has a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader for extra convenience and security, an excellent build quality, and manages heat well. Overall, the Dell XPS 15 is versatile and well-rounded, fitting for general use, professional work, and some creative tasks, yet not the ultimate choice for high-end gaming or very demanding computational tasks. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

Chevron down
Pros
  • Premium build quality
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Good general performance
  • Reliable heat management
  • High-resolution display
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Limited gaming performance
  • No touchscreen option
  • Moderate portability

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
4.8
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.7
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Build Quality:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
General Use:
4.5
The Dell XPS 15 offers strong performance suitable for a variety of tasks with its powerful CPU and ample RAM, while its high-quality screen provides a great visual experience. Its good portability is complemented by robust battery life, yet remains convenient to use with a high-quality keyboard and effective heat management.
Engineering & Design:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software engineering, graphic design, photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Gaming and 3D Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as general performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and 3D work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.

Full Specs

Chevron down

GENERAL

Price
$1,400
Brand
Dell
Release Date
January 05 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
13.6'' x 9.1'' x 0.71''
Weight
4.21 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700H
Overall CPU Score
PerfectRec logo
9.1/10
Graphics
Arc A370M (50 W)
Overall GPU Score
PerfectRec logo
2.8/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 1200
General Use Screen Score
PerfectRec logo
7.8/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
PerfectRec logo
6.9/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
PerfectRec logo
7.7/10
Diagonal Size
15.6"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
0
USB-C ports
3
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 hours
Battery Capacity
86 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p
Keyboard Quality Score
PerfectRec logo
9/10
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Number Pad
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
PerfectRec logo
8.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year

Shopping

Chevron down

Dell XPS 15

See more

Dig into reviews and images

PCMag

Matthew Buzzi | May 2023
"The 2023 Dell XPS 15 is more or less exactly what you'd expect from the company flagship. Its fresh components deliver measurably superior power and longevity, while the machine's premium build and design remain intact. It may not be overly exciting, but XPS loyalists and upgraders should be more than happy."

Comparison charts

Chevron down

Give feedback

We're constantly perfecting our model

Laptop guides you may be interested in

Chevron down

FAQs

Chevron down

FAQs about Dell XPS 15

FAQs about laptops

Questions about PerfectRec >

Why trust us

Chevron down
This information was produced and vetted by the PerfectRec laptops team. We are a product research and recommendation organization that meticulously reviews and evaluates the latest laptop information and makes it digestible for you.

By the numbers

380
Laptops evaluated
48,640
Laptops stats compiled
13
Proprietary Laptops ratings developed
36,195
Recommendations made
7,843
Consumer hours saved

About the laptop team

Joe Golden, Ph.D

CEO and Laptops Editor
Joe is an entrepreneur and lifelong electronics enthusiast with a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Nick Landia, Ph.D

Chief Data Scientist
Nick is a machine learning expert with a Ph.D in recommendation systems from the University of Warwick.

Aaron Koller, Ph.D

Head of Product
Aaron is a product leader and recommendation enthusiast with a Ph.D in philosophy from Syracuse University.

Jason Lew

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Jason is a staff expert and software engineer that has been making laptop recommendations for 7 years and moderates one of the largest laptop subreddits.

Chandradeep Chowdhury

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Chandradeep is a staff expert and software engineer and expert in televisions and monitors. He’s been making monitor recommendations for ten years.

Craig Russell

Laptops Expert
Craig is a UK-based laptops expert. Craig works in IT, where he recommends and supports laptops and PCs for clients and has been recommending laptops on Reddit for five years.

Featured in

Color LTT LogoGeekwire logo9to5 Mac logoPhone Arena LogoColor Daring Fireball logo