• CPU: Intel Core i9-10885H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Laptop)
  • Display: 15.6”, FHD+ (1920 x 1200), IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD
  • RAM: 2x 32GB DDR4, 2933 MHz
  • Weight: 1.83 kg (4 lbs)

Pros

  • Strong body build of carbon fiber and aluminum
  • Virtually bezel-less screen
  • 100% sRGB coverage (92% DCI-P3) and accurate color representation (Sharp LQ156N1-FKR1K)
  • Thin and light
  • Boasts up to Core i9-10885H processor
  • Easy upgrade and maintenance
  • Great keyboard, touchpad, and speakers
  • Fingerprint reader embedded in the power button and optional IR face recognition system
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 connectors and USB Type-C charging
  • Doesn't use PWM to adjust its brightness (Sharp LQ156N1-FKR1K)

Cons

  • Useless base model
  • 56Wh battery is not impressive, whatsoever
  • Insufficient cooling
  • Uneven luminosity in the bottom right corner (Sharp LQ156N1-FKR1K)

Dell XPS 9500 - Specs

CPU Performance #29
  • Intel Core i7-9700K 4.8%
  • Intel Core i9-10980HK 6.9%
  • Intel Core i9-10885H
  • Intel Core i9-9880H 0.2%
  • Intel Core i5-10500H 0.2%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4600H 1.2%
GPU Performance #69
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 60W) 6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Laptop)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Laptop, 50W, 128-bit) 0.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q (50W) 1.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop, 50W) 1%
Display
15.6”, FHD+ (1920 x 1200), IPS
panel 1
Sharp LQ156N1-FKR1K (SHP14D1)
Color accuracy 2.2 -> 1.5
HDD/SSD
1TB SSD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
2x 32GB DDR4, 2933 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
86Wh, 6-cell
Body Material
Aluminum, Carbon
Dimensions
344.7 x 230.1 x 18 mm (13.57" x 9.06" x 0.71")
Weight
1.83 kg (4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • Card Reader SD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphones
  • Speakers 2x 2.5W, Stereo Subwoofer + 2x 1.5W, Stereo Tweeter
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920x1200, IPS

Name Sharp LQ156N1-FKR1K (SHP14D1)
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 145.14 ppi
Brightness 567 cd/m2
sRGB 100%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920x1200
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (60 cm)
Contrast 1750:1
dE Color Checker 2.2 1.5
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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CPU Performance: Intel Core i9-10885H

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Laptop)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Apex Legends
MIN
MED
MAX
 
Bench
158
fps
117
fps
77
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
LOW
 
 
Bench
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GTA V
196
fps
98
fps
53
fps
33
fps
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Minecraft
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ARK: Survival Evolved
LOW
MED
Bench
106
fps
47
fps
38
fps
24
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
MIN
MED
Bench
60
fps
37
fps
48
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
76
fps
68
fps
49
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Cyberpunk 2077
LOW
MED
Bench
41
fps
33
fps
27
fps
23
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
LOW
MED
Bench
59
fps
48
fps
34
fps
12
fps
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PES 2021
LOW
 
 
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160
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101
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
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MAX
 
Bench
341
fps
295
fps
244
fps
 
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World of Tanks
MIN
MED
 
Bench
662
fps
184
fps
93
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
LOW
MED
Bench
104
fps
84
fps
72
fps
65
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
LOW
MED
Bench
114
fps
85
fps
73
fps
47
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
LOW
MED
Bench
123
fps
72
fps
44
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
LOW
MAX
Bench
131
fps
103
fps
98
fps
88
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
LOW
MED
 
Bench
113
fps
105
fps
77
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
MED
MAX
 
Bench
430
fps
343
fps
338
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
131
fps
95
fps
87
fps
71
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
LOW
MED
Bench
64
fps
57
fps
49
fps
24
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
86
fps
64
fps
43
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
LOW
 
Bench
76
fps
35
fps
16
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
LOW
MAX
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
 
 
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Overwatch
 
Bench
200
fps
139
fps
90
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
214
fps
176
fps
174
fps
170
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
118
fps
99
fps
85
fps
71
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
LOW
 
Bench
79
fps
66
fps
57
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
Bench
210
fps
191
fps
164
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
LOW
MED
Bench
106
fps
72
fps
60
fps
46
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
83
fps
61
fps
51
fps
23
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
MED
 
Bench
92
fps
87
fps
67
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
128
fps
92
fps
42
fps
26
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
LOW
MED
Bench
135
fps
102
fps
87
fps
79
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
64
fps
59
fps
52
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
LOW
 
Bench
76
fps
66
fps
59
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
LOW
MED
 
Bench
618
fps
601
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
LOW
MED
 
Bench
143
fps
122
fps
117
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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