Pros

  • Roomy, 15.6-inch display
  • Great multimedia and pretty good gaming

Cons

  • Mediocre computing performance and battery life
  • Heavy and chunky, with an oversize brick

At A Glance

The entry-level Dell XPS 15 (L502X) will delight multimedia buffs, but it's too big and heavy for frequent travelers.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2300.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 15.6 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 885116060823
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces eSATA
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • Mini DisplayPort
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 15.0 inches
Depth 10.0 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 6.2 pounds
Weight with Accessories 7.6 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 116.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:10   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 231.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 345.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 183.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 355.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 330.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 376.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 198.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 332.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 180.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 132.18   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 110.69   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 93.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 85.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 41.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 33.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 65.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 56.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 50.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 39.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 100.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 89.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 12.6   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.2   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.1   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 282.0