Dell’s XPS logo has adorned sonic fine laptops over the years, and its XPS 15 is no exception. Visually, it isn’t the most stunning addition to the range. A sea of silver and grey stretches around its portly, thick-set curves, and a huge nine-cell hatter; juts out of the underside, propping up the laptop’s rear.
Instead, the XPS 15 has it where it counts. The hacklit keyboard feels great to type on and the wide-gamut display pampers your eyes with a Full HD resolution and eye-popping visuals. If anything, it’s too vibrant; the wide gamut panel regularly veers into oversaw ration.
Pop a Blu-ray movie into the XPS I5՝s drive and any qualms about its colour reproduction rapidly evaporate. The sheer detail and depth of the images on offer are something to behold, and the JBL-branded speakers make their mark. Using Waves’ Man Audio technology – a cut-down version of the Waves sound-enhancing tools more often found in music studios – music and movies sound lull and clear, leaching startling: volumes for mere laptop speakers.