In the last quarter of 2015 in the European market have several new products from Dell, including the family of XPS. Among them ate the 13 and 15-inch device with a fairly compact body and a modern filling. In this review we will focus on the older model – Dell XPS 15 9550 review, which the manufacturer has equipped the processor generation Skylake (Intel Core i5-6300HQ), 8 GB of RAM and a powerful discrete graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M. However, this notebook boasts not only productive components.
Design: Dell XPS 15 9550 review
The notebook Dell XPS 15 9550 reviews are decorated in two contrasting colors. The tops and bottoms – in silver, and the working surface – black. Looks Dell XPS 15 9550 review nice, especially in the interior, because in contrast to the exterior surface is provided a simple pattern, from a distance like a “flake.” But without a cap figure, it is completely matte and soft to the touch. It is nothing but a logo of the company Dell, which designers traditionally located in the center.
The case Dell XPS 15 9550 reviews will not be called too strict. All corners are slightly rounded, and the panel does not have sharp edges. In general, about the laptop, we can say that it looks relatively modest, but at the same time, it has a certain style. With regard to materials, there is selected the carbon fiber and aluminum.
It should be noted that the body of the laptop Dell XPS 15 9550 reviews hard enough, it is resistant to the pressure-sensitive but must be applied by twisting a marked effort to design yielded. Is not inferior in strength hinges holding the display. They are pretty tight, so when disclosing the laptop screen is not swinging. If there is a small problem, because it is against the surface of the brand. Erases fingerprints have often.
Cover the bottom, as well as other parts of the laptop, fits tightly enough. After removing it, you will get access to the RAM, battery, and other hardware components. The way, the back panel includes two oblong rubber feet and great ventilation. If we talk about the size of Dell XPS 15 9550 review, they are small, for a 15-inch device (357h235h11-17 mm). And the laptop weighs very little – about 1.8 kg. This means that you can take it with you on trips, not only be used at home or at work.
Display, sound, webcam: Dell XPS 15 9550 review
Depending on the configuration of the notebook Dell XPS 15 9550 reviews can be equipped with conventional and touch screen, the latter option and with a resolution of 4K. In our case – it is a matte screen that has a diagonal of 15.6 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Visibility is excellent IPS-display brightness reaches 350-380 cd / m2, a contrast ratio is 1000: 1. Surely, with the stock do not have to look closely to the pictures or text if you use the notebook outdoors. The only thing that the colors are not always accurate, but this can be tolerated, when you do not need a professional to work with graphics, etc.
Laptop Dell XPS 15 9550 review speakers displayed on the front end. Their location does not interfere with the sound output, respectively, in volume is not affected. The sound quality is good; there is no rattling at high playback clean even a little volume. Of course, the subwoofer would sound more profound, but even in its absence, there is nothing critical because there is support for Waves MaxxAudio Pro. Moreover, you can always “play” in the Dell Audio settings and achieve optimal sound. However, if you’re going to play or watch a movie, it is better to connect external speakers.
Laptop Dell XPS 15 9550 review with a small camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels does not inspire much optimism. She mediocre photographs, and even in natural light, you can see in the images grainy. Of course, in terms of video is no problem, this webcam is more than enough. The only thing that because of the very thin display frame, the lens is located at the bottom, next to the company logo. To this, we must adapt a little.
Keyboard and Touchpad: Dell XPS 15 9550 review
The substrate on which the keyboard Dell XPS 15 9550 review is slightly recessed into the working surface. However, this is unlikely to significantly affect the ease of typing. The main thing is that the pad is an island, with normal spacing between keys and a short course, a standard layout and lighting, though only two-tier. When printing the keyboard does not bend, and the muffled sound of clicking.
In addition, white markings seem comfortable, well-allocated to the black keys. The only thing that is greatly reduced by the arrow adjacent to the [PgUp], [PgDn], [Home] and [End], so you have to press them carefully to avoid errors. Perhaps, the flat surface of the buttons is not as convenient as concave, but this is purely subjective opinion.
The touchpad is slightly recessed, but it is not at all difficult work, especially because of the size it is not small. In addition, positioning is fast, and the fingers glide over the surface without delay. And there are no problems when the sign, in particular, can be used not only scrolling but also scaling. By the way, the mouse buttons are hidden touch pad, and in the area of the manipulator is provided only markings. Presses a button to click into place.
Performance: Dell XPS 15 9550 review
Dell XPS 15 9550 review 7920 works with the operating system, Windows 10 Home. On board the laptop established sixth generation processor Intel Core i5-6300HQ clocked at 2.3 GHz, rising to 3.2 GHz due to Turbo Boost. The chip has four cores and cache in the third level in the amount of 6 MB. Unfortunately, there is no technology support Hyper-Threading, so the processor can only handle four parallel to the flow of information. Overall, Core i5-6300HQ perfect for mid-level tasks, so it can be used not only to surf the web, and multimedia.
As for the graphics processing, there is used integrated graphics and discrete. Built-in accelerator Intel HD Graphics 530 is used for most everyday tasks and graphics from NVIDIA – when you want to work with more complex applications, or if you want to play the game. It should be noted that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M has support for DirectX 12 and its own memory standard GDDR5 in the amount of 2 GB. With it will run modern games such as Star Wars Battlefront, or Metal Gear Solid V on high settings and native resolution with 39 fps, and 56 fps respectively. We can say that many of the “fresh” toys will go with the accelerator more than confident.
Among the hardware components also present 8 GB of RAM. This volume is enough not only for daily tasks but also for games. RAM has DDR4 memory and bus frequency 2133 MHz. The manufacturer provides an opportunity to increase the memory up to 16 GB. Also used in the filling hybrid drive. SSD has a capacity of 32 GB, however, it is very convenient for quick loading. But the data highlighted a 1 TB hard drive. Thus, you can store documents and simple, and “heavy” program, and multimedia files. The hard drive operates at a speed of 5400 revolutions per minute.
Ports and Communications: Dell XPS 15 9550 review
Interfaces in the laptop Dell XPS 15 9550 review are located on the left and right edges. All of them are focused farther from the front end. So, on the left, you can see the laptop power jack, HDMI, combo audio jack, and a USB 3.0 c function to recharge (PowerShare) and relatively new USB 3.1 Type-C / Thunderbolt 3.
On the opposite side are placed Kensington lock slot, SD-card reader (SDHC / SDXC) and one USB 3.0, from which you can also charge different devices.
On the front edge of the ports do not have and the back panel is free. As for wireless modules, the configuration has a Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac and Bluetooth 4.1, and there is support for Miracast.
Battery: Dell XPS 15 9550 review
In case, Dell XPS 15 9550 review provides battery capacity of 56 watts. With her notebook can survive on a single charge about 5 hours 30 minutes when surfing the web and about six hours, if watching videos with the included Wi-Fi. But the maximum load the battery plants a device already after 2 hours. Thus, long journeys may have to economize on battery power to the laptop is not turned off at the wrong time.
Conclusion: Dell XPS 15 9550 review
Options considered in the review, it is necessary to a thousand dollars. What makes for such a manufacturer, not the budget price tag? Really already one filling is to draw attention to the Dell XPS 15 9550 review. Modern processor sixth generation in conjunction with the performance of discrete graphics from NVIDIA and 8 GB of RAM significantly increases the chances of the device to be excellent. Here it is necessary to add a matte display with a Full HD-resolution and wide visibility, good acoustics and a comfortable keyboard with backlight. If we talk about the ports, among them there is a new USB 3.1 Type-C / Thunderbolt 3 and the other two USB allows recharging from a laptop mobile devices. Perhaps autonomy Dell XPS 15 9550 review is not too high, but 5.5 hours for the web surfing too badly, especially on the road when you need to be connected all the time. In general, this is quite a good laptop that is sure to find a buyer.