Dell’s XPS laptop line has always been revered for its quality machines that deliver good performance and speed. This new model is no different. Some would even compare the Dell XPS 15 9500 in quality to a 16-inch MacBook, yet thinner. The base configuration is under $1,000, and there are plenty of positive reviews explaining that it’s worth every penny.
Other configurations are available for those willing to spend a bit more for even more power and a UHD+ touch display. The battery life is solid, and users can expect as much as 8 hours for video playback and at least 5 hours for active use. Within the base, the configuration is a 56-WHr battery, and with the UHD+ touch configuration, there is an 86-Whr battery.
All it takes is a single look at this XPS model to see that Dell didn’t make any mistakes with the design, except that there is no number pad. The starting weight for the non-touch model is 4-lbs (1.83-kg), and for the touch model, 4.5-lbs (2.05-kg). All of the ports and slots with the Dell XPS 15 9500 are ones that are to be expected these days, including Thunderbolt 3 (w/ power delivery and DisplayPort),
It’s an energy-efficient machine that comprises safe materials. It has no lead, calcium, mercury, or any other harmful chemical. It is also EPEAT registered for eco-friendliness, as well as BFR / PVC-free.
There are a huge touchpad and a rubberized backlit keyboard deck with nicely designed keys. A black 90-W Type-C power adapter comes with this PC. Dell’s advanced thermal design technology keeps the laptop cool at all times to ensure that the user has the best performing system in this laptop size possible.
Dell XPS 15 9500 Specifications
Here are the Dell XPS 15 9500 specs of the base configuration:
- Processor: 10th Generation Intel Core i5 (10300H) / 8MB cache / 4-cores / up to 4.5-Ghz
- Graphics: Intel UHD
- Hard drive: 256GB – M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
- Memory: 8GB (2 x 4GB) – DDR4 2933-MHz
- Display: 15.6-inch FHD+ InfinityEdge non-touch / 500-nit / 1920 x 1200
- OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
The color scheme that comes with the base model is the Platinum Silver exterior and Black interior. An Arctic Wind interior / Frost exterior color scheme is also available for a bit more.
In summary, the Dell XPS 15 9500 is a great all-around laptop that will suit business users and casual users’ needs. It has a premium design and feels and offers excellent performance.