• CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.00 kg (4.4 lbs)

Dell XPS 15 9560 - Specs

CPU Performance #15
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 0.5%
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • Intel Core i7-8650U 1%
  • Intel Core i7-6920HQ 1%
GPU Performance #36
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5) 0.2%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M3000M (4GB GDDR5) 0.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon R7 M460 (2GB DDR3) 0.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (2GB GDDR5) 0.5%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
Sharp SHP1453-LQ156M1
Color accuracy 5.0 -> 1.6
HDD/SSD
1TB SSD
M.2 Slot
M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD slot (2280)
RAM
8GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10
Body material
Aluminum
Dimensions
357 x 235 x 11 - 17 mm (14.06" x 9.25" x 0.43")
Weight
2.00 kg (4.4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3, Power Delivery (PD)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
Features
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Battery gauge button and indicator

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name Sharp SHP1453-LQ156M1
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 393 cd/m2
sRGB 95%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1700:1
dE Color Checker 5.0 1.6
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office work and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

$4.96
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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

$4.97
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Health protection

Health-Guard

This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

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Dell XPS 15 9560 in-depth review

Dell's XPS lineup received a lot of praise in the last two years and we mostly agree with the positive reviews out there but if you opt for the 15-inch version, you should consider a good number of cons. If you read our review of the previous generation XPS 15 with UHD screen, you'd remember that the demanding nature of the hardware (CPU and GPU) combined with extra slim profile raised some concerns about the stability and the effectiveness of the cooling system and thus, kept us from giving[...]

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Pros

  • Impeccable build quality
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Surprisingly portable - thin, light and smaller than most 15-inch laptops
  • Packs some serious hardware despite its small dimensions
  • Excellent IPS display, no matter if you go for the UHD or FHD version
  • The screen doesn't use PWM from 25% to 100% brightness
  • The new generation offers a more powerful, yet more effective GPU generating less heat

Cons

  • Subpar battery life for the UHD models and configurations with 2.5-inch HDD
  • The GPU throttles at extremely high load
  • The sound quality is unsatisfactory
  • Pricey

CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-7300HQ

$5709.00+160%
price
744.00+1.2%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$5709.00+160%
price
13955.00+1.3%
performance
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$5709.00+160%
price
10.83-16.7%
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)

$3249.00+48%
price
6351.00+1.5%
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

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