Dell XPS 15 9500 Review.

Take a look at the comprehensive specifications and features of the Dell XPS 15 9500 Laptop (10th Gen Core i7/ 16GB/ 512GB SSD/ Win10 Home/ 4GB Graph).

Dell XPS 15 9500 Review.
Dell XPS 15 9500

For a long time, Dell's XPS laptops have been the gold standard in the laptop market, and the series is regarded as the go-to option for anyone looking for a high-end Windows computer. To that end, Dell's latest XPS 15 9500 maintains the line's tradition while providing the greatest Windows experience in my opinion. Of course, the laptop's pricing isn't for the faint of heart, so let's see if the well-specced Dell XPS 15 9500 is worth your money or not in this review.




XPS 15




Business, Performance

Device Type



Dell XPS 15 9500 review: Windows 10 Home (64-bit)


230 x 345 x 18 mm


1.83 kg


1 year Warranty







15.6 inches


1920 x 1200 pixels


~ 145

Anti Glare Screen








Dell XPS 15 9500 review: Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650



USB Ports

1 x USB Type-C



Card Reader

Dell XPS 15 9500 review: Full size SD card reader v6.0

Fingerprint Sensor


Microphone In


Headphone Jack






English keyboard

Keyboard Backlit




Inbuilt Microphone

Dell XPS 15 9500 review: Dual-array Microphones


Quad Speaker


Dell XPS 15 9500 review: Waves MaxxAudio Pro

Optical Drive




Intel Core i7


Dell XPS 15 9500 review: 2.6 GHz, Hexa Core Turbo Boost Upto 5 GHz


12 MB




Core i7




10th Gen



Dell XPS 15 9500 review: NVIDIA GeForce 1650 Ti

Dedicated Memory

4 GB





16 GB DDR4

RAM Bus Speed

2933 MHz

Solid State Drive

512 GB

Hard Disk Interface

Dell XPS 15 9500 review: M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive



6 Cell Battery

Battery Backup

Upto 8 hours


Sales Package

Dell XPS 15 9500 review: Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide, Manuals, Stylus

Dell XPS 15 9500 review: Design

Try to imagine the most luxurious laptop you've ever seen, and I'm ready to guess that Apple's MacBooks will come to mind. However, if there's one Windows computer that can compete with Apple's offers, it's without a doubt Dell. To that end, the new XPS 15 9500 features a sleek yet unobtrusive appearance.

 As a result, while the laptop evokes a sense of longing, the design does not demand attention. Not to mention the laptop's luxurious in-hand feel, which can be attributed to the unit's all-metal design. The new XPS 15 9500 looks as beautiful as it performs, thanks to its neatly chamfered edges and tastefully etched branding on the lid.

I'd also want to point out that the Dell XPS 15 9500 is quite portable, weighing little over two pounds and never dragging down my backpack. Furthermore, at 18mm, the unit is exceptionally slim, so you'll have plenty of room to carry other EDC needs alongside the laptop.

Dell XPS 15 9500 review: Display and Audio

With the XPS 15 9500's display, Dell has knocked it out of the park. While a non-touch 1080p panel is an option, the model I received for evaluation came with a 4K touch-screen display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The screen is also DisplayHDR 400 certified, has a peak brightness of 500 nits, and covers 100% of the Adobe RGB and 94% of the DCI P3 colour gamut. All of this is encased in ultra-thin bezels, which help the laptop achieve a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio.

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It should come as no surprise, then, that the Dell XPS 15 9500 provides an excellent multimedia experience. The panel's colours pop, and because to the screen's adequate brightness levels, I could use it in a well-lit room as well.

The viewing angles are also excellent, and there was no discoloration when viewing the screen off-axis. Furthermore, the screen's touch sensitivity was satisfactory, and the panel did not wobble when I tapped it, thanks to the display's reinforced hinges.

You can rest guaranteed that watching your favourite shows and movies on the Dell XPS 15 9500 will be a blast. Furthermore, the speakers contribute to the XPS 15 9500's outstanding media experience. The laptop's speakers are possibly the loudest I've ever heard on a laptop.

When compared to a 16-inch MacBook Pro, the ones on the XPS 15 9500 stood out since they produced a significantly louder output and had a much fuller audio.

Dell XPS 15 9500 review: Ports

The Dell XPS 15 9500, on the other hand, is a little light on ports, with only one USB-Type C v3.1 connector with PD compatibility, a headphone jack, a full-sized SD card reader, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports with PD support.

Thankfully, the business included a dongle with the laptop's retail packaging that adds a Type-A and a full-sized HDMI port in place of the Type-C port. Nonetheless, I believe the laptop would have benefited greatly if it had included an additional Type-A connector.

Dell XPS 15 9500 review: Keyboard

The Dell XPS 15 9500 looks just as stunning when you open the lid as it does when you close it. With the lid up, you'll notice a carbon-fibre texture on the lower half of the deck, which not only adds to the laptop's appearance but also allows for a more pleasant typing experience. The keys are also suitably spaced and provide plenty of travel. Furthermore, there is no flex in the keyboard deck (as well as the display's hinge), so the Dell XPS 15 9500 provides a wonderful, wobble/flex-free typing experience.

Dell XPS 15 9500 review: TrackPad and Webcam

Mind you, this also applies to the trackpad. The Dell XPS 15 9500 comes with a massive trackpad that works with Windows Precision drivers. As a result, I was able to fluidly switch between programmes and use additional multi-finger motions on the device.

For those who are curious, there is a fingerprint sensor built beneath the power button that works flawlessly and quickly opens the machine. You can also use Windows Hello to access your home screen, which is just as effective but more convenient.

Because we all work from home, I had to participate in a few video calls as well. On that note, the Dell XPS 15 9500's 1080p webcam performed admirably.

Dell XPS 15 9500 review: Performance

The Dell XPS 15 9500 comes with an Intel 10th generation Core i7-10750H processor, 32GB of DDR4 memory, a terabyte of M.2 PCIe NVMe storage, and Nvidia's GTX 1650Ti GPU with four gigabytes of VRAM. To summarise, the laptop runs admirably, and I was able to comfortably manage my workflow on the XPS 15 9500 without any issues.

To that end, I largely rely on Microsoft's Office products to get through my day, and I normally have a few of Chrome tabs open at any given time, as well as Slack and a Word document on my screen. The XPS 15 9500 breezes through these operations, and I didn't detect any stuttering when I used Adobe XD and Spark in addition to the aforementioned apps. My workload is obviously not as demanding, which is why I ran a series of synthetic benchmarks to give you a better picture of the laptop's performance, the results of which are listed below.

While the TimeSpy score isn't very impressive, the laptop performed admirably in CineBench R23, indicating that CPU-intensive apps will benefit greatly from the XPS 15 9500. I also played some games on the laptop, and while it comes with a competent GPU, it's not ideal for AAA gaming on the go. While I was able to run e-sports titles like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the laptop, anything more demanding, such as Apex Legends, would cause the laptop to struggle to maintain 60 frames per second until the graphical settings were reduced. Furthermore, the laptop's fans can get extremely loud, and the keyboard deck can become quite warm to the touch. The Dell XPS 15 9500 is clearly not designed for AAA gaming, but it is capable enough for casual gaming on the road.

Dell XPS 15 9500 review: Battery Life

Thankfully, the Dell XPS 15 9500, like its predecessors, provides excellent battery life. On a single charge, the device I tested provided about six hours of backup, which is sufficient for on-the-go use. The laptop drained fully in a little over 1.5 hours in our Battery Eater Pro test, which is a good score, especially considering the laptop comes with a 4K display.

Dell XPS 15 9500 review: Final Verdict 

In India, the Dell XPS 15 9500 costs Rs 1,90,495 and is definitely one of the most expensive Windows laptops available. The XPS 15 9500 succeeds in a variety of areas, including its amazing 4K display, luxury build, and powerful set of innards that operate the device. While you can get a laptop or PC with more powerful specs for less money, the Dell XPS 15 9500 is more than the sum of its parts, and it unquestionably provides the best sophisticated Windows experience on a notebook.