8.5
Score

Pros

  • Fantastic 4K UHD Display
  • Good Specification
  • Huge Trackpad for better movement and good Keyboard

Cons

  • Way too pricey for the specification

Final Verdict

Good thing with the Dell XPS 15 is that you can reconfigure and choose what you need and what you don’t, so go for other variants which fits your bill instead of going for the one we review here, which is just $$$.

We personally love the Dell XPS 15 and in fact we loved it even more when using it in the past month (well, its 2021, so it was in December 2020). But it was one of the most refined laptops that pretty much carried the XPS DNA generation after generation. While it is refined, the variant we received is … expensive for a whole lot of reason and probably consumers in Malaysia aren’t going to be so happy about it but is it still a laptop worth recommending and going for?

Watch our review below.

TL;DR

The Display is Gorgeous as Always

1/3

Whatever Dell does with their displays on their XPS, the quality of it is unmatched for – and it is our personal favorite display on a laptop. The 4K UHD OLED Panel offers crisp and vivid colors and it also doubles as a Touchscreen for easy interaction. From editing, to watching shows, it is definitely one of the few displays that hits off well from the get-go. Afterall, Dell Monitors are highly regarded among content creators and pro tool users.

Keyboard and Trackpad experience is Solid

1/3

The keyboard on the XPS 15 is still a chiclet styled keyboard and it is the nice kinds, unlike the butterfly switches that we find in other laptops. The trackpad on the laptop is humongous and if we have to compare, its literally the size of our whole palm.

Speakers sound great

Right beside the keyboard the laptop houses two speakers and below the body there are speaker outlets as well. Once you fire up your favorite music, the speaker sounds crisp and nice, but it takes it up a notch with the Waves Nx software that’s baked right into the system which also allows users to take advantage of the EQ to setup whichever way they prefer.

The Specification for a Thin laptop is beefy in certain sense

Despite its thin profile, the XPS 15 9500 has the best specification packed under the hood for its form factor. It has a H Series Intel Core i7 10th Generation processor coupled with a proper NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti with 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM. As for the memory, it comes with 32GB Dual Channel DDR4 RAM and a 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD. Check out the benchmark scores below.

Conclusion

As we mentioned in the video, the Dell XPS 15 is one beautifully crafted laptop in and out, but the price of the variant that we reviewed here comes in at a whopping close to RM 11000 which in today’s market is a lot of money for a laptop when consumers can go for better spec laptop from other brands but the thing about the XPS 15 is that it caters for a very niche market and does have the crème de la crème packed into it: a phenomenal display, robust build and a fantastic experience. But it is still not hard to recommend despite all of that and the price it holds.

Good thing is that you can reconfigure and choose what you need and what you don’t, so go for other variants which fits your bill instead of going for the review sample we covered here.


Special thanks to Dell Malaysia for gracing us with the Dell XPS 15 9500 for us to review and make these content happen.