Dell XPS 15 9500 - Specs

  • Sharp LQ156N1-FKR1K (SHP14D1)
  • Color accuracy  2.2  1.5
  • up to 16000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Home
  • Battery
  • 56Wh, 3-cell, 86Wh, 6-cell, 97Wh
  • 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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CPU performance

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Dell XPS 15 9500 in-depth review

As the main competitor to Apple's MacBook Pro, the XPS 15 is usually one of the hottest topics, as soon as it hits the market. Finally, we were able to get our hands on the XPS 15 9500, and it truly looks astonishing. As many of you already know, it is a welcome upgrade over the last-year XPS 15, which used a couple of years old chassis.Now, Dell has designed one of the best-looking notebooks on the market in 2020, and its 16:10 aspect ratio makes it more usable for productivity, while actually keeping the entire footprint of the laptop down. However, looks are not everything. After all, [...]


  • 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)


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

Inside Dell XPS 15 9500 - disassembly and upgrade options

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