Dell XPS 15 2020 Review: The Ultimate Laptop Is Finally Here

Aadhya Khatri - Oct 13, 2020


Dell XPS 15 2020 Review: The Ultimate Laptop Is Finally Here

It has been a long time since we saw a laptop that we can recommend for anyone. So with this Dell XPS 15 2020 review, let’s see what's special about it

It has been a long time since we laid our hands on a laptop that we can recommend for almost anyone. So with this Dell XPS 15 2020 review, let’s see what makes this one so special.

Dell XPS 15 2020 Price And Availability

The Dell XPS 15 2020 is priced at $1,299 for the variant with RAM of 8GB, onboard storage of 256GB SSD, and a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor.

Dell Xps 15 2020 Edition Laptop
The Dell XPS 15 2020 is priced at $1,299

The price and starting configuration change depending on where you buy the laptop. So check with local retailers and e-commerce sites for more detailed information.

So now let’s dive into our Dell XPS 15 2020 review.

Design

Dell XPS 15 2020 is quite a leap from its competitors and predecessors. It’s more lightweight, thinner, with speakers on top and smaller bezels.

Dell XPS 15 2020 design
Dell XPS 15 2020 is quite a leap from its competitors and predecessors

While carrying a 15-inch laptop around all day is a real pain to many people, this 18mm thick and 2.05 kg laptop proves to be worth the effort, given the power and the battery life it offers. 

Ports-wise, Dell has reduced the number quite a lot. What you get now are a SD card reader, three Thunderbolt 3 ports, and one headphone jack.

The lack of ports can partly be mitigated by the great design of the laptop. It’s made out of CNC aluminum with clean edges, creating a stylish look for the device.

The keyboard deck features carbon fiber, which can be grungy after some time in use, but overall, the typing experience is comfortable.

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The lack of ports can partly be mitigated by the great design of the laptop

On either side of the laptop, you will find upward-firing speakers with quad-speaker arrangement underneath. Performance-wise, their performance is among the best on the market, comes really close to the MacBook Pro.

The next part of our Dell XPS 15 2020 review is dedicated to the downside of the speakers. Unfortunately, while the quality of sounds is great, the speakers aren’t strong enough to fill a tiny room.

The speakers alone can’t create an excellent content streaming experience. What’s more is Dell XPS 15 2020 touch screen.

The screen achieves 100% of Adobe RGB color gamut and brightness of 500 nits. This screen is simply one of the best on the market to stream your favorite movies. The small bezels create an impression that the display is edge-to-edge, adding more beauty to an already great design.

Performance

Under the hood, the laptop runs on Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Intel Core i7-10875H. The combination might not sound too enticing for professional 3D artists or video editors but those who do these tasks for fun or people who want a decent amount of raw power for everything they do might find the Dell XPS 15 the ideal choice of hardware.

Dell XPS 15 2020 hardware
Under the hood, the laptop runs on Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Intel Core i7-10875H

What many users care about when they read a Dell XPS 15 2020 review is whether this laptop is suitable for gaming.

The GTX 1650 Ti is for playing games on paper, that is for sure, but the laptop itself can hardly handle that kind of recreation. The best you can expect is a 1080p resolution with medium settings.

In a light and thin form factor, the Dell XPS 15 is a real workstation. While some may argue that the GPU needs more power, that kind of performance calls for a more robust cooling system, which this laptop doesn't have.

Battery Life

In PCMark 10 battery test, the laptop delivers 9 hours and 44 minutes, which is impressive for its size.

For usual office work, the laptop can definitely last for an entire day with a little bit of juice left.

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In PCMark 10 battery test, the laptop delivers 9 hours and 44 minutes

The same isn’t true for the video playback test, which depletes the power cell after 6 hours and 16 minutes. The main reason here is the touch display.

Now let's move on to the next part of our Dell XPS 15 2020 review, the one about software.

Software And Features

Dell usually loads their devices up with their own programs and that proves to be annoying.

Before you uninstall them, our advice is to keep Dell Customer Connect and Dell Update as they can make your life a lot easier in the long run.

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Dell usually loads their devices up with their own programs and that proves to be annoying

Dell Cinema Color is optional as the laptop’s display is perfect out of the box so we see no reason to let this one lying around.

Dell offers two methods to unlock your device, fingerprint scanner and face unlock.

While this might sound like too much, those who wear makeup or glasses often would love the fingerprint option, given the mediocre face login of Microsoft.

So that is the end of our Dell XPS 15 2020 review. If you have any questions or comments, lets us know down below.

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