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Dell XPS 15 9510 Review Rundown

DellPublished on 08 Sep 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Dell XPS 15 9510 15.6" Laptop (2021)
Neoscore* 83%
  • High-quality aluminum case
  • Long battery life for a 15-inch laptop
  • Decent graphics performance
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The XPS 15 9510 is a versatile multimedia laptop that also makes for a good entry-level gaming laptop despite its slower-clocked GPU. The keyboard has a light touch that's consistent across the keys, and the trackpad is one of the best among Windows laptops. For not much compromise, however, you could jump up to the XPS 17 and get even better performance, the same build quality, and a display that provides excellent colors, brightness, and contrast.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

arstechnica[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Arstechnica have found the following[***]:
The XPS 15 9510 uses Intel's 11th-generation H-series Tiger Lake processors, the company's first consumer 10nm processors to offer more than four cores. It's not quite as tall as the 3:2 screens that Microsoft uses across the Surface lineup, but jumping from 16:9 to 16:10 is a deceptively large upgrade in usable screen space.
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Pros[**]
  • Thin and light for a 13-inch laptop
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not as powerful as the XPS 13 or ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The XPS 15 has a cohesive look and feel that's unmatched among 15-inch laptops. It's a remarkably small laptop for such a powerful machine, coming in at narrower than both the Spectre x360 15 and ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3. There's plenty of travel and a light touchpad that's consistent across the keyboard.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Bright, vivid 4K OLED display
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Somewhat heavy for a 15-inch laptop

laptopmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 96%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The XPS 15 OLED is a better version of the laptop I've consistently praised over the past several years. But just as we saw with the XPS 13 OLED, opting for the high-end panel means trading in hours of battery life. Despite having a 16-inch display, the MacBook Pro (14.1 x 9.7 x 0.6 inches, 4.3 pounds) is about as portable.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, premium design
  • Beautiful OLED display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Short battery life

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Dell updates its premium multimedia laptop XPS 15 9510 this year with new processors from Intel (Tiger Lake-H) and new graphics cards from Nvidia. In addition to the two familiar 16:10 screens (Full-HD or 4K), Dell now also offers an OLED touchscreen, which is 50 Euros less compared to the 4K screen. If you already have problems with OLED smartphones, you should avoid the new display option.
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Pros[**]
  • Full-HD or 4K display
  • Good input devices
  • Good battery life
  • Good system performance
Cons[**]
  • High power consumption under sustained workloads
  • Only one-year warranty

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Dell's premium XPS models have always looked better than your average Windows laptops. The XPS 15 is the midsized member of the family, positioned between the XPS 13 and 17-inch XPS 17. OLED technology isn't new, and you can read all about OLED laptops in our detailed guide. With the exception of the high-res gaming experience offered by the Surface Laptop 4, the latest XPS15 is a joy to use.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 16:10-aspect-ratio OLED display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Display is a bit dim

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Dell XPS 15 OLED 2021 is a premium upgrade to one of our favorite laptops here at Tom's Guide. Upgrading from the default FHD+ LCD display to the 3.5K OLED touchscreen is technically nearly a $1k upgrade, because Dell is only offering it on mid-level and higher configurations. In our file transfer speed test, the laptop's 512 GB M2 NVMe SSD hit a transfer rate of 825 MBps.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim, elegant design
  • 3.5K OLED display makes watching 4K HDR content a joy
  • Slim bezel-less display
Cons[**]
  • Lacks USB-C power adapter

tomshardware[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The Dell XPS 15 (9510) is the company's latest revision of a semi-professional favorite. It starts at $1,349 with an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 and integrated graphics. We tested the OLED version, a 15.6-inch, 3456 x 2160 touchscreen display.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Full-sized SD card reader
  • Bright OLED display
  • Sleek design
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Dell XPS 15 9510 review: Come for the screen, stay for everything else. Arstechnica. 2021-09-17. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  2. 2. ^ Dell XPS 15 OLED review: The best keeps getting better. Digitaltrends. 2021-09-04. Retrieved 2021-09-08.
  3. 3. ^ Dell XPS 15 OLED (2021) review: The ultimate laptop for pros. Laptopmag. 2021-09-04. Retrieved 2021-09-08.
  4. 4. ^ Dell XPS 15 9510 Review: Multimedia Laptop convinces with new OLED Panel. Notebookcheck. 2021-08-10. Retrieved 2021-08-10.
  5. 5. ^ Dell XPS 15 OLED (9510) Review. Pcmag. 2021-09-13. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  6. 6. ^ Dell XPS 15 OLED (2021) review. Tomsguide. 2021-08-29. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  7. 7. ^ Dell XPS 15 (9510) Review: Now With OLED. Tomshardware. 2021-09-07. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  8. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  9. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  10. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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