Dell XPS 15 (9560) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD slot (2280)
RAM
up to 32GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10
Battery
84Wh, 97Wh, 6-cell, 97Wh, 56Wh, 56 Wh, 3-cell, 97Wh, Li-Ion, 12-cell, 97Wh, Li-Ion, 6-cell
Dimensions
357 x 235 x 11 - 17 mm (14.06" x 9.25" x 0.43")
Weight
2.00 kg (4.4 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum
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
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Battery gauge button and indicator

All Dell XPS 15 (9560) configurations

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Display Profiles

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).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

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

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

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

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work 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.

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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.

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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.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Dell XPS 15 (9560) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Dell XPS 15 (9560) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the 3DMark: Sky Diver (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

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

 

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