Dell XPS 15 (9560) review: An impressive laptop with key upgrades and few flaws

Feb 17

Despite a few flaws, the XPS 15 for 2017 is the most powerful professional-class PC laptop available — and it’s even faster than the previous version.

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Dell’s XPS 15 is one of the most recognizable emblems of the PC resurgence. I first reviewed the XPS 15 (9530) back in 2014, before the near-bezel-less Infinity Edge display became a thing. Since then, the XPS 15 has grown to be one of the most respected ”powerhouse” laptops for professionals, students and people switching from MacBook Pros.

In 2017, Dell is back with a refreshed model, dubbed the XPS 15 (9560). Featuring an all new GPU, updated CPU, and an optional fingerprint reader, it’s the sum of these parts that make the XPS 15 stand out from the crowd. It’s still the ”beast” that everyone expects, but even more so.