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Dell XPS 15 9530 Review

Rating: 7.5.

Today we take a look at a 2014 model laptop from Dell. The DELL XPS 15 9530 is a pretty standard looking 15″ laptop, but it incorporates an ultra high QHD+ resolution touch-screen (3200 x 1800 pixels), a quad core i7-4702HQ CPU with 16GB of DDR3 and a Nvidia GT 750m. To keep things nippy the company have paired a 32GB caching SSD with a 500GB mechanical hard drive. Today we put it through its paces in a variety of tasks to see if it is worth the money.

While there are a number of hardware options for the Dell XPS 15-9530, this particular review configuration has the product code: CNX9503 and can be found here – the price is £1,679.00 inc vat.

There are other options available, to see different hardware options and configurations, have a look here


  • 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4702HQ processor (6M Cache, up to 3.2GHz)


  • 15.6” UltraSharp QHD+ (3200×1800) touch display


  • 16GB Dual Channel DDR3L SDRAM at 1600 MHz (2xSoDIMMs)


  • Intel HD 4600
  • NVidia® GeForce GT 750M 2GB GDDR5 (i7-4702HQ)


  • 500GB w/32GB SSD with Intel® Rapid Start Technology and Intel® Smart Response Technology


  • 61WHr  (built-in)

Operating System

  • Windows 8.1


  • Height: 0.3”-0.7”/(8-18mm)
  • Width: 14.6” (372mm)
  • Depth 10” (254mm)


  • 4.44lbs (2.01kg)

Ports and Connectors

  • USB 3.0 w/PowerShare (3), USB 2.0 with PowerShare (1), mini DisplayPort (1), HDMI (1), 3-in-1 media card reader supporting SD, SDIO, SDXC, headset jack (1), Noble lock

Input interface

  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard
  • Glass integrated button touchpad with gesture support


  • Sound High Definition Audio with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro


  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) 3.0 ready*
  • Intel® Smart Connect Technology*
  • Near Field Communications


  • Webcam Widescreen HD webcam with dual array digital microphones


  • One year Limited Hardware Warranty

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