• CPU: Intel Core i5-10300H
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Display: 15.6”, FHD+ (1920 x 1200), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 2x 4GB 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 #50
  • Intel Core i7-1185G7 45.5%
  • Intel Core i7-1165G7 45.5%
  • Intel Core i5-10300H
  • Intel Core i5-1135G7 45.5%
  • Intel Core i5-10400H 45.5%
  • Intel Core i5-9300H 1.5%
GPU Performance #223
  • Intel UHD Graphics 0.8%
  • AMD Radeon 520 (2GB GDDR5) 0.9%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon 530 (2GB DDR3) 0.1%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620 0.3%
Display
15.6”, FHD+ (1920 x 1200), IPS
panel 1
Sharp LQ156N1-FKR1K (SHP14D1)
Color accuracy 2.2 -> 1.5
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
2x 4GB DDR4, 2933 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
56Wh, 3-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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GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics 630

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