My review of the Late 2015 Skylake XPS 15 (9550) from Dell with the 4k InfinityEdge Display. Enjoy!
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A comprehensive review covering the screen, keyboard, trackpad, build quality with video editing performance and gaming.
Is this the best 15″ Laptop? Is it better than the 15″ Macbook Pro? Is the 4k display worth the money? Watch this video to find out! =)
Review unit: i7/16g/512g/960M
Be sure to check out my other laptop reviews:
MSI PE60 – https://youtu.be/0BwVW2-G0EU
Alienware 15 – https://youtu.be/bMOtP68xR6g
15″ Macbook Pro – https://youtu.be/0QylvO0d48s
Asus UX501 – https://youtu.be/Z2vlynTXjqA
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Blueprint schematic you do is awesome!
Great Video. Was planning to buy this laptop but was not sure. You mentioned the good and bad aspects of the laptop and I love the fact that you open the bottom part to show the details what's inside . I think I might buy it thanks to you. Keep up the good work. Cheers!!
So I am torn between getting this (or maybe chipping out the extra cash for the new one), and getting the Macbook Pro (2015 version).
I am used to using iMovie, so I kind of think Final Cut Pro X would be a nice transition, and it clearly runs quite smoothly. But currently I have a MSI GE72 and am using HitFilm Express and am loving this software. I usually edit 2k footage, and upon import it is quite choppy, but once I create a proxy of the footage it is quite smooth. I should add: I use my iPhone 6S to film, with a moondog labs anamorphic lens.
Anyone have any opinions? Should I get the Dell XPS 15? Or should I get a Macbook Pro (2015)?
Hi Dave, at 1:25 you said it has M.2 SATA and at 2:23 you said M.2 NVME. I'm actually curious which one cause I'm considering to buy one. Thanks Dave.
I really, really want to see a Dell XPS 17 offering. It would give the company a way to give you a laptop even better. You could have a 2.5" hdd slot as well as the big battery, and with the extra space you could squeeze in a 1060 and have space for cooling
is it good for everything exept for the gaming ? i want it so hard :((
macbook pro killer in price too
This is the first vid I've ever watched from you. I'd subbed because of the quality and the breakdown of your vid. I hope the rest have a similar format…
Rust isn't exactly a good benchmark, it's extremely poorly optimized and it's in pre-release.
What if I have i5 ?
Hallo guys, any one here using this laptop. Can you tell me or suggest me some of your opinions on this one?
Im going to purchase this but I am still a bit confusing that is it really great as some reviews?
Which software do you use to edit video
Has anyone experienced coil whine on the XPS 15?
Hey, 2D can you please give a whole review over Dell Inspiron 14 7460, what can be upgraded or what cannot be upgraded in it, what specification it comes and how they are…. something like this…..
In short… I want a postmortem of The Dell Inspiron 14 7460
And it looks similar to Dell XPS 13
It is also a budget laptop with in $1000 …
And the last one.. try to give a review that can it handle 4K video editing or normal photographs editing in Ps or Lr….
which is have beautiful colors. a matte screen or glossy screen
Hi would you recommend it even for person that swear a lot ? (Im talking about carbonfiber because i think it gets dirty easily )
Thank you for your answer. 🙂
If Dell XPS 15 came with MacOS, i would buy it as soon as possible!
this laptop can change SSD to 1TB ?
I bought this bad boy a few days ago. All the specs are the same except that mine has a GTX 1050. It also wasnt $2100, i paid $1600 at the microsoft store
This is probably one of the less obnoxious intros I’ve seen. Thank you for that.
Your video are so satisfied
Better reviewer than Linus Tech Tips
LOl Carbon fiber porn? lol
this guy luvs dell and in ma guess hates hp
Dope video man.
It is smooth (2015 year 9550 model)for 4k video editing?
The only issue is the Speaker actually blows up….got it replaced twice…and even now blown.
Thank you Dave. Finally with your reviews about the XPS 15. I was comfortable buying this laptop. I’m a Mac lover but Mac could not take some specific software’s for editing. So had to go with Windows. Yes truly this is a better buy than a Mac. If you think it’s to expensive for a laptop to be. Thank you again.
Hey dave can you share that wallpaper of yours, if you don't mind.
still worth buying in 2018? or should i go for the 8th gen model?
No Ethernet port?!!!!! That's a bad thing for a powerful machine. especially for people like me who edit videos straight from the cloud.
xps 9550 has a problem with swelling battery, some of them explodes and the customer service don't care bout it, especially when your warranty has expired. This is like a ticking bomb and you better be carefull
they had thunderbolt in 2015?
I hate my dell xps 15, the complete waste of money.
I has been riddled with issues from light bleeding on LCD display, to audio crackling, and currently stuck in a bootloop.
I finally bought it after watching this video 1000 times
So i can easely edit 1080p photography and 1080p travel videos with multible layers?
I still use this now. It's absolutely solid!!!
Does it work well in 2020?
this is the vid I watched over 4 years ago that really made me want the xps 15……plus i really enjoyed Dave's vids…….now im watching his vids on the xps 17…….and wishing i had money
Hello Dave, I hope you are doing well. I love your videos and how you give details so I wanted to ask you this, I'm so interested in the DELL XPS 15 9550 in terms of Hardware but i see a lot in forums or in some YouTube videos that there is a ton of issues concerning the software updates and such. Can you guide me through and tell me what you think please? Thank you !!!
Hello everyone, is this one worth buying for 600 dollars used from 2016?
I just bought one of these in 2022… for $230. How depreciation flies!
Thanks to all the cutting edge (for 2015) features that Dell crammed in there, it can be kitted out quite nicely!
I gave it 64 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM, a 2 TB NVMe drive that runs at over 3500 MB/s read & write, and a RTX 2070 (eGPU via Thunderbolt 3).
The main downside is the Sky Lake CPU. Luckily it hasn't been a bottleneck yet, though.
Thinking of getting this in 2022 I've seen it going for about 400/450 is it a good buy for that much?