Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, UHD) Laptop Review
Enormous GPU gains. Moving from the i7-6700HQ into the i7-7700HQ is the smallest of steps ahead. Moving from the GTX 960M into the GTX 1050, however, is a substantial graphical jump for its XPS 15 series.
Dell wasted no time in making accessible the refreshed XPS 15 9560 today that the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are made . In comparison to this XPS 15 9550, the 9560 has upgraded the Skylake CPU along with Maxwell GPU into the proper Kaby Lake along with Pascal chips.
Most everything else concerning the XPS 15 9560, nevertheless, remains basically equal to last season’s version. Therefore, we recommend checking out our very first XPS 15 9560 review and also our preceding XPS 15 9550 webpages for additional information about the stairs and hardware. Our newest 9560 test unit features a quicker i7-7700HQ CPU, a greater resolution 4K UHD glossy touchscreen, and also a bigger 97 Wh battery in comparison with this i5-7300HQ, matte FHD screen, and 56 Wh battery to our very first SKU. The setup in review runs for approximately $400 to $500 over our i5-7300HQ unit, therefore we’ll be diving in the advantages and the downsides of the pricier SKU.
The chassis remains unchanged in the prior few iterations of this set. That is far from being a criticism as build quality stays top notch without any noticeable flaws or accidental gaps on our evaluation unit. Both the aluminum lid and base are extremely resistant to spins and depressions along with the edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass onto the touchscreen SKUs adds a different tier of rigidity into an already solid layout. Surfaces are much less stiff in contrast to this MacBook Pro 15 and particular Latitude versions with Dell’s Tri-Metal layout, but the XPS 15 chassis nevertheless holds up well in the multimedia customer section.
Noticeable drawbacks to the chassis are largely superficial. The trackpad, carbon fiber palm restsblack vinyl keys attract fingerprints and dirt very readily. Moreover, the notorious suboptimal webcam positioning will last to irk several users; Maybe a 360-degree hinge such as the current XPS 13 2-in-1 may fix the situation.
The world’s lightest and smallest 15-inch notebook packs powerhouse functionality and a gorgeous InfinityEdge screen — all within our strongest XPS laptop.
Ports stay equivalent to a year’s XPS 15 9550 such as the much-appreciated full size USB Type-A ports. The machine is lacking a committed mDP interface but makes up for this using USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 grip. We’ll see in a future inspection whether the cut-down Thunderbolt 3 interface may hinder future outside images support on the system. The vents are differently easy to achieve, even though they are rather near one another. A thick HDMI cable, as an instance, can block access into the adjoining USB port on the left border of this machine.
Ports remain identical to last year’s XPS 15 9550 including the much-appreciated full-size USB Type-A ports. The system is lacking a dedicated mDP port but makes up for it with USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 compatibility. We will see in a future review whether or not the cut-down Thunderbolt 3 port can hinder future external graphics support on the system. The ports are otherwise easy to reach, though they are quite close to one another. A thick HDMI cable, for example, can potentially block access to the adjacent USB port on the left edge of the system.
Condition And Warranty
Condition: Manufacturer refurbished
Dell manufacturer refurbished Products were put through refurbishing process to achieve highest quality and performance standards. Products will have overall excellent to very good cosmetic condition.
Warranty: 1-Year Dell Warranty
Dell Limited Hardware Warranty with Mail In Service after Remote Diagnosis (valid in USA only)
Package: Dell Refurbished Box
No extras are included in the box outside of the Quick Start guide and AC adapter. Users may want to consider USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 adapters for added versatility such as the Dell DA200.
Both a Philips screwdriver and T5 hex wrench are needed to pop open the bottom panel. Once removed, users will have easy access to both DDR4 SODIMM slots and either one storage slot or two depending on the configuration. The battery capacity gained when opting out of the secondary 2.5-inch SATA III slot is clear as shown by our comparison images below.
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