[Video Review] Dell XPS 15 9520 – high-end alternative of MacBook Pro


Dell XPS 15 9520 in-depth review

Dell has established the XPS brand as the main MacBook alternative. Chances are very high that you've heard about that if you are into powerful, portable machinery. However, there is a huge disadvantage to owning such a notebook. First - your bank account won't be really happy. Second - you won't get the maximum out of the hardware. This happened last year, and we strongly suggest that would happen today with the XPS 15 9520.It comes with an Alder Lake-H processor, which is very needy in terms of cooling. Regardless, we expect that the XPS 15 will be able to destroy every other device equ[...]

Pros

  • Strong body build of carbon fiber and aluminum
  • Virtually bezel-less screen
  • High maximum brightness and almost full sRGB coverage (LG 4DWVJ-156WU1 (LGD06B3))
  • Thin and light
  • Easy upgrade and maintenance
  • Great keyboard, touchpad, and speakers
  • Fingerprint reader embedded in the power button and an IR face recognition system
  • Two Thunderbolt 4 connectors, USB Type-C charging, and an SD card reader (+ tiny dongle inside the box)
  • No PWM (LG 4DWVJ-156WU1 (LGD06B3))
  • Accurate colors with our Gaming and Web design profile (LG 4DWVJ-156WU1 (LGD06B3))

Cons

  • Poor cooling
  • Pricey
  • Limited I/O (Sharp 90T02-LQ156R1 (SHP14D0))

Dell XPS 15 9520 - Specs

  • LG 4DWVJ-156WU1 (LGD06B3)
  • Color accuracy  5.0  1.6
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 4000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Pro
  • Battery
  • 86Wh, 6-cell, 56Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Aluminum, Carbon
  • Dimensions
  • 344.40 x 230.14 x 11.65 - 18.54 mm (13.56" x 9.06" x 0.46")
  • Weight
  • 1.84 kg (4.1 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD)
  • Card reader
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Digital Array Microphones
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Tweeters + 2x 2W Woofers Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Wedge Lock

All Dell XPS 15 9520 configurations

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