When I finally saw some reviews about one of my favorite laptops, the Dell XPS 15, I was wondering what reviewers think of this great laptop. To find out, I watched and read 15+ reviews from well-known tech reviewers around the web. What do the tech reviewers say about the Dell XPS 15 9510 of 2021?
Is Dell XPS 15 9510 (2021) worth it?
According to Notebookcheck, Digital trends, Tom’s guide, and Tom’s hardware, the Dell XPS 15 9510, is a great all-around laptop. It’s one of the best ultrabooks you can buy at the moment. With its powerful hardware and beautiful looks, this laptop is perfect for creative professionals and students. Tech reviewers agree that Dell’s slim design still contains some strong performance, great audio, superior build quality, and a beautiful aesthetic. The slim bezel 16:10 OLED display is stunningly beautiful (if you can believe Tom’s guide) with excellent contrast and color reproduction. The keyboard and touchpad are both top-notch, and the battery life is reasonably long.
Although its OLED panel, and not well gaming optimized default energy mode make sure the battery life can be fairly short. Other downsides of the Dell XPS 15 9510 (2021) are the webcam, which delivers somewhat grainy and washed-out videos and images according to Tom’s Guide, GPU options are limited says PCmag and the USB-C only decision could prove to be an obstacle, certainly, if you are relying on ‘old’ tech that uses USB-A, and HDMI (a dongle anyone?). But if you ask me, these downsides are not that big of a deal.
9 things reviewers like
6 things reviewers dislike
Which Dell XPS 15 9510 (2021) should you buy?
Although the Dell XPS 15 comes in many flavors, tech reviewers got the Intel 11th gen I7 version of the laptop with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. This model is great if you do some light gaming or need a relatively powerful graphics card. But the cheaper option with the Intel 11th gen I7 with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage would be the best choice. To save battery life go for the FHD+ version.
This configuration will deliver good enough performance for most things you can do on a multimedia laptop and will deliver high enough frame rates for some light gaming. Though the OLED screen looks better, the Full HD will save your battery life and money. These specifications, although relatively expensive, will suffice for most people.
1000GBM.2 NVMe PCIe-SSD