The Best Windows Laptop. Period. - Dell XPS 15 & 17 Review

2020 1 اوت
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At first glance the Dell XPS 15 and 17 could be the best all around laptops on the market - do they hold up to the full review?
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  • Only system 76 = only linux))))

    Olek OlloOlek Olloپیش 15 ساعت
  • This is laughable...the track pad being large...its a touchscreen...u dont need as much trackpad...if anything the keys are crammed together and make for a real tight positioning of wrists and moving space for the hands....exhausting after sometime... BUT love the high nit, responsiveness of the screen, the general speed of the computer. its a worthy machine...provided u isn't typing much!

    Images to PhotosImages to Photosپیش 22 ساعت
  • "like we're talking full blownzeeiz Apple prices" lol, your awesome.

    Malcolm JohnsonMalcolm Johnsonپیش روز
  • I don't know if they solved the problem on the new one XPS 15, but on mine XPS 15 9560 the problem with the battery is so much that you can't use it trackpad. The battery grows so much that the trackpad is unusable. Every now and then I have to buy a new battery - 150 eur

    dragan dragandragan draganپیش روز
  • I have a dell latitude 7410 i7 10810u i can cook roast and fry with it its great when you need a hot meal and work at the same time

    super shmovsuper shmovپیش روز
  • This line of laptop has a bad history of displays crapping out whenever Intel releases an update for their graphics drivers. Since 2016, many XPS 15 buyers (including myself) are going through a bad case of buyers remorse. I bought mine in 2020 and was forced to have my 4k screen recalibrated but it is not the same as when I first bought it. So if you are a photo editor or digital artist, just go with something Apple if you need accurate color because this XPS line is not worth it.

    AFatSheepAFatSheepپیش روز
  • *This video:* "The Best Windows Laptop. Period." *Four months later:* "Dell, you suck." Who else came from that secret shopper video?

    PancakePancakeپیش روز
    • @marclapin Yeah, I felt like Linus could've encouraged Dell to step up their game in terms of customer service, but them outright scamming one of his employees was understandably a yard too far. Typing this on an Inspiron 5505, if your wondering.

      PancakePancakeپیش روز
    • the laptop is good (when there no wobble trackpad or problems like that), but their customer service suck

      marclapinmarclapinپیش روز
  • I need a new laptop for music production (Pro Tools) and I'm thinking about buying the new Dell XPS 15. The only thing is, I had A Dell XPS 9570 16GB ram, 512SSD and I had to send it back because I had Audio problems, are they fixed on the new XPS 15 or do you recommend other laptops? (I Don't have a large budget due COVID-19)

    Ellis BlondeelEllis Blondeelپیش روز
  • That camera seemed perfectly fine.

    Not ApplicableNot Applicableپیش 2 روز
  • Dell, here is the deal, first one that gets an XPS like experience with a amd ryzen cpu, will be getting my $$$. I spent $3k on my last laptop.

    Ranom AccRanom Accپیش 2 روز
  • Me: wow awesome laptop! Linus: aight we’re opening this crap.

    Dee PuriDee Puriپیش 2 روز
  • yeah right....just use it for another few months and you will see the little issues that will drive you mad. Never trust dell with their crap

    Hao Ye SoonHao Ye Soonپیش 2 روز
  • Glad it doesn’t have an AMD. Too many problems.

    JoeyJoeyپیش 3 روز
  • How well did it do on your shiny new WiFi 6 network ? Why do laptop reviews never include Wifi connectivity or performance ?

    Hugh MusbekiddingHugh Musbekiddingپیش 4 روز
  • I will never buy a Dell again! My XPS died right after its warranty has expired!

    A_Better_WorldA_Better_Worldپیش 4 روز
  • Wish the Dell TB3 dock had a built-in SSD

    Pedal SciencePedal Scienceپیش 5 روز
  • Didn't Linus say he was quitting IRworld or was that just clickbait?

    sweiland75sweiland75پیش 5 روز
  • After 2 month: 1. My keyboard had pop-out(got replaced) 2. Chassis too soft and easy to get stretches After 3 month: 1. freeze, restart, system error , battery drains after proper shutdown, on-boot-diagnostic errors-->(Logic board) 2. AC adapter stop working(blink for few second then stop). Dell service after sale so !@@$%$^

    mr. phyzmr. phyzپیش 5 روز
  • I just don’t trust dell. Ever laptop I’ve ever had was a dell and they all broke within a year. I don’t want to get trapped again.

    KellyKellyپیش 6 روز
  • *these laptops heat are trash*

    DiamondTurtleDiamondTurtleپیش 6 روز
  • hate to say it but not anymore ...

    Ahmed AbdallahAhmed Abdallahپیش 6 روز
  • I think Linus might be one of 7 people in the world who cares about the built-in webcam.

    Chicken dogChicken dogپیش 7 روز
  • Honestly its gotten to a point where if a laptop doesn't have a ryzen cpu then i just click off the video. Intel is just WAY too behind and way too power hungry. I can't wait for zen 2 ryzen 4000 to start popping up in laptops. Their vega graphics is pretty good and very power efficient

    comp thingcomp thingپیش 8 روز
  • Linus: “This is laptop with an A+ trackpad” Me: “Imma buy one” Wallet: “No!”

    azrul nizamazrul nizamپیش 8 روز
  • i'm getting an inspiron 14 5000 2 in 1 series laptop with i5 11th gen processor and an Intel graphic card. got it for C$829 (plus taxes). so ig that's cool.

    Sahil KSahil Kپیش 9 روز
  • @LTT Dell has since fixed the power drain issue at max power with the 130w adapter. It was only pulling 100w from the adapter and was fixed in a hardware revision. They will replace your laptop or at least the motherboard to resolve this issue. Notebook check has confirmed this issue is resolved with the updated unit. I think in fairness, you might want to add a caption in the video about this.

    orspetsnazorspetsnazپیش 10 روز
  • Dell customer service is the WORST!

    Michael SnyderMichael Snyderپیش 10 روز
  • need's a 10key numpad - not as if there isn't space - this is making me want to go for a Precision 7750 instead

    JonayJonayپیش 10 روز
  • I ordered my 9500 in 8/2020. The trackpad clicks work intermittently. It's very frustrating to use the laptop with the touchpad. I called Dell and they sent a repair technician to my house. The new palm rest/keyboard/trackpad also has the wireless antenna. The cable for the antenna was defective. The technician tried for over an hour to get the cable to work, losing his temper and throwing his tools in my livingroom. The technician also said that Dell doesn't know how to design a laptop. He also got mad when he had an extra part he didn't remember where it went back to. He couldn't get the antenna cable back on but did something with a screw to hold it next to it and told me he didn't have all night to sit here and try to fix it. After the machine was "finished" it still had the same click problem. I called Dell and the first two customer service reps hung up on me. I have been trying to speak to a manager for almost a week now to get a replacement unit sent. I'm telling you, I will never buy another Dell product as long as I live. I should have bought a MBP.

    Justin AzevedoJustin Azevedoپیش 10 روز
  • These are really good to install Arch on.

    Jørgen JohansenJørgen Johansenپیش 11 روز
  • could you guys do a review on how different manufacturers/product lines hold up over time? ive got a dell xps 15 2017 and my battery just died. Unfortunately, i cant find an original replacement part. Additionally, i noticed plenty of stuck pixels after two years, which is really frustrating

    Simon WagenerSimon Wagenerپیش 12 روز
  • Linus 10 os wallpaper 0:01

    Fast FastFast Fastپیش 13 روز
  • Am I missing something or did the webcam quality actually look pretty dang good???

    Brandon MoeBrandon Moeپیش 13 روز
  • Where tf is numpad? These are big laptops. Ok, 15 inch model maybe have not enough space to include it, but 17 definitely have. Also as you said AMD cpu would be great.

    HydruśHydruśپیش 13 روز
  • LOL dells suck. Shill. Asus for the win every SINGLE time.

    Byron MaidPro -Salt Lake CityByron MaidPro -Salt Lake Cityپیش 13 روز
  • Wait so the apple laptop is a good all-rounder?

    Seth KunSeth Kunپیش 13 روز
  • I don't know why you laptop reviewers always ignore the sharp edges on the machines. Its a deal breaker for me.

    Michael LaCretaMichael LaCretaپیش 14 روز
  • fuckin crap stay away from DELL , pure rubbish

    Miss ControllerismMiss Controllerismپیش 15 روز
    • Dude!

      Aquarian DawnAquarian Dawnپیش 14 روز
  • Linus, pleaseeeeeeeeee review the samsung galaxy book flex

    Alaa AAlaa Aپیش 15 روز
  • I know it's been a while since this video was posted and you may already be aware, but the defective trackpad issue has NOT been fixed as of mid-November 2020. Dell published a statement in June that the problem was fixed but continued to ship defective products. I'm on my second XPS 15 9500 and third keyboard/palmrest/trackpad assembly and Dell has still been unable to provide me with a fully-functional machine. A look at the Dell community forum shows clearly that my experience is far from uncommon. I purchased my laptop because people such as you had taken Dell's word that the problem had been fixed (not your fault), and I'm sure some people have got lucky and won the XPS trackpad lottery. Many others have chosen not to fight the uphill battle that is Dell customer service and tech support and attempted to fix the problem themselves by placing tape between the battery and the trackpad support to varying degrees of success. Just thought you should know.

    Eric SolomonEric Solomonپیش 15 روز
  • 3:54 , Linus what is your fingernail condition called? Can I get it from something gaming related? pls n' thnx 4 response

    W TW Tپیش 16 روز
  • I've got the L521x XPS - It's a 2012 machine. 8 years later it still runs as good as it did on Day 1. I love this computer, but it's just too damn heavy. Kudos to Dell to keeping up a legend and making it even better.

    Johnny KnoxvilleJohnny Knoxvilleپیش 16 روز

    Jurijs Infinite CodeJurijs Infinite Codeپیش 16 روز
  • Dell XPS 17, MSI GS 75, Gigabyte Aero 17. Which one has the best cooling system you think?

    Kunyi LinKunyi Linپیش 16 روز
  • The XPS 15 has extraordinary problems with the cooling system. I have 18 months of bitter experience, that included 4 engineer visits, a replacement model, complete replacement of cooling system (twice) motherboard (twice) touchpad (twice) screen (once) and finally a refund, which I am still waiting for three weeks after Dell collected the unit.

    Fiona WoodsFiona Woodsپیش 16 روز
    • @RustRoomOfDoom The shit they get away with. Bring on the revolution.

      Fiona WoodsFiona Woodsپیش 15 روز
    • @Fiona Woods for example, I have two identical Alienware monitors. Bought them in the same purchase online, and they were delivered together. Despite the fact that they *should* be identical, one of them has a clump of dead pixels in the upper left sixth of the monitor, is a few mm shorter than the other, (even when extended and in the exact same position, etc., which no doesn’t effect usage, but ruins aesthetics) as well as there being color discrepancies that make the monitor’s white look duller and almost “creamier”. I have done both software and hardware color calibration (to the best of my ability/knowledge) many times to no results. Though the color calibration is just a general monitor problem, the other ones are things I wouldn’t expect for the price I paid for them.

      RustRoomOfDoomRustRoomOfDoomپیش 15 روز
    • @RustRoomOfDoom :-) I know what you mean, but it should be shocking.

      Fiona WoodsFiona Woodsپیش 15 روز
    • @Fiona Woods really? i dont find it shocking at all. Dell's monopoly and domination of the Windows computer market lets them do generally whatever the hell they want in terms of their quality control.

      RustRoomOfDoomRustRoomOfDoomپیش 15 روز
    • @RustRoomOfDoom It's shocking that that should be a gamble :-(

      Fiona WoodsFiona Woodsپیش 15 روز
  • I wish they had these in Brazil :((

    Giovanne RizziGiovanne Rizziپیش 17 روز
  • I need your help. Everyone talks about gaming. No one ever talks about high-end laptops for extreme productivity. I am a Doctoral student, own an investment firm, and run a nonprofit. At any given time I am running Word, Excel, & Powerpoint with 5 or 10 projects on each one. Then, I am running 3 internet browsers (Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Chrome) with anywhere from 100 to 150 tabs at the same time. Multi-tasking is critical. I run a 13" HP Spectre (4 years old) with 8GB RAM which freezes up constantly. I also run a 17" HP Envy (Almost 5 years old) with 16GB RAM which freezes up a lot as well. I am constantly having to shut down and restart. Under normal usage, both laptops are awesome. What is a great high-end laptop for productivity that won't freeze up? I am running two 27" Dell P2720D monitors. Finally, I travel a lot and being portable would be helpful. Thanks

    J. Todd WatkinsJ. Todd Watkinsپیش 17 روز
  • Camera : hd 60 fps Linus: bad camera My laptop camera: 1:1 480p 30 fps...

  • i don't like arrow keys though

    Krishna Chaitanya CheerladinneKrishna Chaitanya Cheerladinneپیش 18 روز
  • I am glad you gave a shout-out to Technology Connections. His channel is wonderful.

  • Just bought it right now it’s great

    没爱Mercxry没爱Mercxryپیش 19 روز
  • I love you and I love your videos

    anbrdnanbrdnپیش 19 روز
  • apple is apple

    smart champsmart champپیش 19 روز
  • Thumbs up for the Wheatley wallpaper on the laptop display!

    tennistimmitennistimmiپیش 20 روز
  • You had me until you said that the $1,300 version wasn'tworth it and go for the $2,100 version

    Sean McKeownSean McKeownپیش 20 روز
  • also the best linux laptop :)

    Agam KohliAgam Kohliپیش 21 روز
  • Is the Huawei matebook x pro comparable to this one?

    SigiSigiپیش 21 روز
  • As someone who just dislikes apple and had bad experience with macbooks. this laptop seems like the best one but man is it pricy. Should i go for Dell inspiron 15 7501 ?

    lofiejm 로피lofiejm 로피پیش 21 روز
  • I'm still confused, should I buy it lol

    Edmund LaiEdmund Laiپیش 22 روز
  • That Dell here in Slovenia cost about 3k € jesus

    Zoran IlijicZoran Ilijicپیش 22 روز
  • The xps laptops are trash. Their software is such a shitter

    Игнат АртуровичИгнат Артуровичپیش 22 روز
  • 6:15 You’re wrong, it’s the HP HDX18.

    Niko KourouklisNiko Kourouklisپیش 23 روز
  • If only the 15" had a numpad. It's possible. HP managed to fit one on the 15" Spectre.

    l3v1ckUKl3v1ckUKپیش 24 روز
  • No ryzen inside no sale thanks

    Alberto FrancoAlberto Francoپیش 24 روز

    Alberto FrancoAlberto Francoپیش 24 روز
  • Your quite right ... My dell ended up with a cracked screen. I absolutely can not stand having to use my fingernails with both hands ,or both hands pinching. There's no lock or release button it's just stupid hard to open allllllll the time. Fail.

    Garth AlgarGarth Algarپیش 25 روز
  • Can’t you just buy the xps and next year just upgrade to AMD?

    M PBM PBپیش 25 روز
  • it's more then 2200 eur in the Netherlands ... ridiculous for a laptop

    pim1234pim1234پیش 25 روز
  • I HATE TRACKPADS! The bigger the trackpad, the lousier the computer - simple as that! Either use hotkeys or Lenovo ingenius little trackpoint - or, the mouse :-) Also, if you accenditally touch the trackpad, while writing, your document is screwed, when you look up at the end of typing! BAND TRACKPADS!

    Dan ElgaardDan Elgaardپیش 25 روز
  • it's $1,200 for the cheapest model! That's with an i5 and integrated graphics and 8gb of RAM. Pretty bad deal honestly a MacPro is a only a few hundred more.

    First LastFirst Lastپیش 25 روز
  • gone completely off apple because of there poor customer support

    Marky MarkMarky Markپیش 26 روز
  • This do looks nice but mother didt like the price so think she will be happy with the Inspiron 15 7000. Or so I hope atkeast :D

    Lord_ActurusLord_Acturusپیش 26 روز
  • Can you do an updated video on the xps 17 running i9-10885H and do a comparison with the 4k touchscreen vs Macbook retina display?

    Farnam AdelkhaniFarnam Adelkhaniپیش 26 روز
  • Someone should make a legion 5 (amd) vs asus Zephyrus G14 (amd) comparison

    Samiul EhsanSamiul Ehsanپیش 27 روز
  • Where did the OLED screens go that were on line up last year?

    Reedith GrahamReedith Grahamپیش 27 روز
  • 2:43 5:54

    Funny KupFunny Kupپیش 27 روز
  • Thanks , have a question pls . Which dell xps 15 you had mentioned in video? I mean there is more modell for dell xps 15 ? Many thanks always

    Ramy RamiRamy Ramiپیش 28 روز
  • total tragedy when no digits keyboard on right side when you using keyboard with other languages whiches have more letters them english language.. if using only english keyboard its perfect.. dell lose other languages buyers

    Planet миниPlanet миниپیش 28 روز
  • "At the expense of thermals and possibly longevity" 8:56 Welcome to Macbook Air

    CrabbyTheDevCrabbyTheDevپیش 29 روز
  • Guys I need your help. Best business laptop for 1000$?

    GekkooGekkooپیش 29 روز
  • How come no one is talking about the brightness flashing problem all dells have had for the past 3-4 years with Adobe photoshop. I thought this would be worked out with the new models but they still exist when using the dedicated graphics cards. I have spent hours with dell , nvidia and Adobe over the past few years and still no fix to these issues and my new xps 17 still has the same problem. I will never buy another dell laptop until they fix this issue. After all it is a creators laptop which is why I’m shocked this is not talked about more often! Great review but I wish everyone reviewing these machines would actually edit photos on them and talk about this issue! I am posting link w example of this issue below. Any suggestions of fixes welcome.

    pwr24pwr24پیش ماه
  • Grear reviews by youtubers, bad reviews from actual users

    Sebastian Rodriguez BojorgeSebastian Rodriguez Bojorgeپیش ماه
  • Dell done big oof releasing the new dell XPS with intel 11 gen without an AMD version

    KeonXDKeonXDپیش ماه
  • Hey any recommendation with laptop worth the price or budget? Maybe can do some coding and (linux*) with i7 16gb ram and I don't intend to use for gaming

    Cheng en LauCheng en Lauپیش ماه
  • dell all the way !!

    Jigs HechJigs Hechپیش ماه
  • wow what a waste of money - can't trust your reviews

    Ask RemyAsk Remyپیش ماه
  • "But hey, we did say it was a MacBook Pro competitor, didn't we?" 😂😂 smooth 👌

    Jago van BeekJago van Beekپیش ماه
  • segue part for sponsors ALWAYS got me like..

    David Isaac AgsawayDavid Isaac Agsawayپیش ماه
  • Wow he had me almost sold on the xps 15 until he pulled out the zephyrus g14, now I really want that

    Larry the WandererLarry the Wandererپیش ماه
  • I was really confused when they went from the guy typing to the lady hands typing

    Camylle JessCamylle Jessپیش ماه
  • i would love this with AMD and an RX GPU. and in 14". like the asus rog zephyrus G14.

    nutzeeernutzeeerپیش ماه
  • what's a high performance laptop for editors?

    Greg DeocampoGreg Deocampoپیش ماه
  • 100%best laptops 2020

    amazon Productsamazon Productsپیش ماه
  • Good video

    Hendrik PelserHendrik Pelserپیش ماه
  • cool review, thx mate! wonder how much money DELL spends on IRworldrs tho haha

    Hugo SalavertHugo Salavertپیش ماه
  • Still using my DELL Latitude E6410, i'm gonna use it until it dies. Powerful but cheap(today) laptop, only thing that it has a "brick" design due to the DVD/CD Drive.

    OVNederlandOVNederlandپیش ماه
  • IF anyone likes the XPS 15, it is in sale on black friday, dells website

    Fozan S HaqueFozan S Haqueپیش ماه
  • Hey Dell! I know you watch this. He is right about the illuminated Dell logo on the back. It's just a LED. I want to gaze at the most bad ass laptop in the world with a shiney logo! ;) (Note: I am not kidding!)

    Josh FerryJosh Ferryپیش ماه
  • If my slightly older XPS (7590) had and AMD 4000H series CPU and maybe a faster display with a numpad it would be near perfect... though one more USB A and perhaps another USB C would be nice.... though for some reason my full size HDMI works on my projector and monitor but I'm 0/2 for working with TVs owned by my family... have to use my dock for that. I like having USB C ports since they're coming but I still want at least one USB A ideally with USB 3 support since most equipment I have still uses USB A and I hate dongles. My favourite feature of the XPS line up is the ability to charge on USB PD while on or off and even off a dumb USB if powered down which is great for not carrying a heavy power adapter or even charging in a vehicle. Though if the HDMI is that bad maybe a miniDP and a second USB C or even a full size DP would have been nice.

    DaltonDaltonپیش ماه
  • hahahaha, you have too many request from Dell, but i like it

    Swee Peng KoSwee Peng Koپیش ماه