The MacBook Pro's Biggest Rival - DELL XPS 15 9500 & 17 9700 Laptops

2020 13 مه
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The DELL XPS finally got a radical update rather than just a spec upgrade. Can it compete against the Apple Macbook for the top spot with laptops?
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  • Hello, I really like your reviews and videos. I have a personal question: I really would like to ask you what you would suggest me to buy: I need a laptop that is strong enough for rendering with 3dsMax! I would like a light computer however because I travel a lot. It’s not going to be my main computer of course but I would like to be able to manage all my work on it! Thanks for your time!

    Caterina Lytting ElleroCaterina Lytting Elleroپیش 4 روز
  • For photoshop do you think the GPU on the 15 is good enough or need the better GPU on the 17?? Thanks!

    Laurie WahligLaurie Wahligپیش 7 روز
  • Why is this man making so many illogical statements and shouting over the audio playback test? Whole video was littered with fact-less opinions and not to mention rambling on and on about the blue-light removal feature? I get that its meant to be an average consumer style video but I fail to understand how it has so many views and likes when it was so frustrating to watch.

    Raymond TuskRaymond Tuskپیش ماه
  • Where can we buy those pink skins?

    Russell TeoRussell Teoپیش ماه

      Josias VilbrunJosias Vilbrunپیش ماه
  • I just want to share my experience - just over 6 weeks in - of the XPS 15 9500. We bought 4 top-spec versions of these, at a total cost of almost £10k, for our business partners. They look and feel great, at first... but the aluminium is very thin (nothing like a Macbook) and dents incredibly easily. There are SO MANY calibration issues with them. Thermal regulation is a joke; you need to completely shut them down before putting them in a bag, or they overheat to a dangerous degree. The trackpad and keyboard randomly glitch, and the process management is shot - we each have to restart at least once or twice a day, just to get the computer functioning again. The list goes on. They feel very much like pre-release prototypes, rather than high-end or even market-ready machines. Having switched from a 7-year old Macbook Pro with Windows 10 running on Bootcamp, which was otherwise flawless but no longer powerful enough, I'm severely disappointed and frustrated with my experience of Dell. Apparently we are far from alone in these issues - many of which apparently even existed with previous models and were never resolved with drivers / BIOS updates.

    Targ PatienceTarg Patienceپیش ماه
    • @LeQual I've re-evaluated my needs and I tried to buy a ThinkPad T14s. However delivery is 6 weeks. :(

      Bananer!Bananer!پیش 21 روز
    • Thank you for this comment. I was about to get the 15 but now I'm holding back and scratching my head at what to get...

      Bananer!Bananer!پیش 23 روز
  • thats what i noticed too lmao any other laptop just looks old and I've noticed that the screen looks sm better than apple's both from the front and especially from the sides. i got the xps 15 9500 on its way to my house and will arrive within a week supposedly

    Young JesusYoung Jesusپیش ماه
  • Sick, sick, sick.

    0xyg3n0xyg3nپیش ماه
  • this guy laughs every 5 mins while talking is crionge

    djaesydjaesyپیش ماه
  • Does it have usb type A!?

    Black Bird NoodleBlack Bird Noodleپیش ماه
  • Are any laptop so great for the foreseeable future that I should get it now without worries, or no laptop is currently so great that I should wait for the Apple Silicone Macbook still, and then decide?

    Rob OoRob Ooپیش ماه
  • That screen just looks beautiful, no other windows laptop can beat that right now

    TommeggTommeggپیش ماه
  • holy shit that screen

    RayrayRayrayپیش ماه
  • Glad dell switched to 16:10. I hated that stupid chin on the old XPS 15

    Stanley GavinStanley Gavinپیش ماه
  • Still waiting for the complete review of xps15

    Soledad BerrocalSoledad Berrocalپیش ماه
  • The best part about the Dell XPS 17 is that it also functions as a bicep curling machine for optimal time efficiency.

    FlyAtNight -FlyAtNight -پیش 2 ماه
  • XPS "Last updated in 2012"? The Precision 5000 Series was a new design of its time (I'm typing this on a 2015 5510) I've waited thru the 5520,30 and 40 until they dealt with the heating issues, which they now seem to have dealt with in the 5750 at least. Was the last major update of the XPS in 2012? Not the bodies I've seen. Is that accurate?

    J GJ Gپیش 2 ماه
  • I wish I could find one for a normal price, there is absolutely nothing in France, I hope we have more Ryzen machines and better prices for laptop because it's super hard to find a well known computer, we do have good spec computer but we have no idea of the autonomy of it and the colour accuracy of the screen etc... Really annoying.

    Abeille Magique Dans CoquelicotAbeille Magique Dans Coquelicotپیش 2 ماه
  • Why is this newb comparing trackpads like they are the selling point of the laptops? It's not. A larger trackpad has proven to be much much more obstructive to work with than the smaller trackpads. Obviously this guy only has to review the laptops but not work on them. Hence he really has no idea when he "thinks" that larger trackpad is better. Making the move to large trackpads by Apple is the second worst idea ever. The worst is the touch bar.

    pxwee5pxwee5پیش 2 ماه
  • I get the fact that everyone are competing Apple at the display side, and while the competitors don't offer displays nearly as bright as the MacBooks, they beat MBs in mostly every other way. But why no one cares about Audio?

    V. Sriram SundarV. Sriram Sundarپیش 2 ماه
  • Macbook pro: you're weak Dell xps 15: I'm you

    iDragoniDragonپیش 2 ماه
  • ni hao

    mae theythemmae theythemپیش 2 ماه
  • XPS 15 is ok XPS 13 is rubbish

    row0111row0111پیش 2 ماه
  • these type of videos make me feel broke.

    Michael TolibasMichael Tolibasپیش 2 ماه
  • Why do they like 16:10?

    darci peepsdarci peepsپیش 2 ماه
  • should have added the Lenovo X1 to this review that would have been great (Bussiness laptop shootout?)

    Steven LawrenceSteven Lawrenceپیش 2 ماه
  • Man LTT crews always has a weird fetish. Last time, it was Thunderbolt 3 ports. Now its a gigantic trackpad. Like honestly, who on earth will be fully utilizing both that thing except 1% of the buyers and someone whose trackpad sensitivity has been turned all the way down for some god knows what reason. All trackpads are fine, as long as they're acurate & smooth enough. Holy crap. No need to be worshiping them.

    Muhammad RahadiansyahMuhammad Rahadiansyahپیش 2 ماه
  • Why is the xps 15 so expensive in the uk grr

    EthanEthanپیش 2 ماه
  • thy dont have graphic cards?

    Crash OverideCrash Overideپیش 2 ماه
  • my your big fans

    Fahem FaiyazFahem Faiyazپیش 2 ماه
  • hi bro my country is bangladesh please content me 01846915057

    Fahem FaiyazFahem Faiyazپیش 2 ماه
  • Spectre x360 vs XPS, which one is the one? Nobody cares apple!

    MrJohansonMrJohansonپیش 2 ماه
  • How can you measure weight wit currency?

    MrJohansonMrJohansonپیش 2 ماه
  • yeah my MSI stealth is breaking >< only 2 1/2 years old.. 3k laptop... XPS or Mac really the best for creators. Battery swelling happening :(

    ChadChadپیش 2 ماه
  • Has dell fixed the battery expanding issues??

    David CauchiDavid Cauchiپیش 2 ماه
  • Bummer I’m locked into the Apple ecosystem on both a developer and editor standpoint but damn these look noice

    Kevin JinKevin Jinپیش 3 ماه
  • Still waiting for that review

    Will KrskaWill Krskaپیش 3 ماه
    • Me too...I'll probably have my pros and cons video on this laptop out before they do! LOL (Seriously, though, I'm not trying to self-promote, so don't judge me.)

      Random Tech VideosRandom Tech Videosپیش 2 ماه
  • So wait, the NEW xps15 has far fewer ports to plug things into?? So much for XPS being the workstation laptop.

    John SoloJohn Soloپیش 3 ماه
    • @John Solo At least it still has the full-size SD card reader, and it does include a USB C to HDMI and USB Type A adapter.

      Random Tech VideosRandom Tech Videosپیش 2 ماه
    • @Random Tech Videos Yeah. I have like maybe one or two things that use USB-C, and more like 20 things that need USB-A or HDMI or a full-size SD card reader.

      John SoloJohn Soloپیش 2 ماه
    • I have a Dell XPS 17, and I CAN say I _really_ miss my USB Type A and HDMI ports!

      Random Tech VideosRandom Tech Videosپیش 2 ماه
  • I have a 13 inch 1080p laptop screen, and It clearly is not a "retina"" display at a normal distance.. 1080p screen on laptops still look good, but you can 100 percent notice the differnce betweeen 4k screens.. Tired of this idiot reviewers saying theres no difference.. when its so fucking clear as day.... And dont forget that 4k gives you more scaling intervals (since windows 10 only allows 25% increments) and is alot better to cuztimize to your liking..

    justin halenjustin halenپیش 3 ماه
    • ​@Random Tech Videos The difference is small on a 13 inch laptop.. but still noticeable and should be standard in a world where every phone is 400+ppi

      justin halenjustin halenپیش 2 ماه
    • I have the Dell XPS 17 9700 with a 4k display, and I really do notice the difference. However, for a 13 inch laptop, the difference is less noticeable than in a 17 inch laptop.

      Random Tech VideosRandom Tech Videosپیش 2 ماه
  • Oh, it's only $5000 as configured. Typical price point for Linus reviewed products...

    RyanRyanپیش 3 ماه
  • Those measurements make no sense, you got your unit exponents wrong.

    Generously buttered ALCOGenerously buttered ALCOپیش 3 ماه
  • if they could have a 4900 and a 2070 in there they would just win laptops.Its a shame the big players are nervous of pissing of Intel...

    John GibbonsJohn Gibbonsپیش 3 ماه
  • He:" we can measure it but not that you'll complain"

    gaurav jaingaurav jainپیش 3 ماه
  • Anyone having issues with the touch pad on the 15in 9500?

    CorleoneCorleoneپیش 3 ماه
  • You have a calculator on your wrist, you can calculate percentage difference :)

    Yurii KozlovYurii Kozlovپیش 3 ماه
  • I love your style Alex. This was a great video!

    StarboyStarboyپیش 3 ماه
  • too bad dell cherry picked a non production line for this review, their all made shitty.

    Sash SSash Sپیش 3 ماه
  • "We're going to round up to 4.2" 4.2 is the same as 4.20 which is 420 ÷ 100 therefore he is high

    Mugiwara WarudoMugiwara Warudoپیش 3 ماه
  • We need more quality of life improvements on laptops

    FrequencyFrequencyپیش 3 ماه
  • Aluminium

    RayBanJockeyRayBanJockeyپیش 3 ماه
  • But I'm waiting for the 2021 XPS Ryzen

    S KarthikS Karthikپیش 3 ماه
  • How does the old XPS 15 has a smaller trackpad with 840 squares mm and the new one has 135 squares mm It's obviously a math error or just a typo

    Mohamed Amine KrimiMohamed Amine Krimiپیش 3 ماه
  • Hey where is the ltt review??

  • I dont like the integrated components...I would like to upgrade ram down the road

    HarryLopezHarryLopezپیش 3 ماه
    • I'm fairly sure the RAM *is* upgradeable. I have a Dell XPS 17, and I have seen videos of upgrading the RAM and storage in both the XPS 17 and XPS 15.

      Random Tech VideosRandom Tech Videosپیش 2 ماه
  • Ok,time to sell my MacBook pro 16 inch.

    BrickifyBrickifyپیش 3 ماه
  • oops, left it in the rain again

    State College CONELRADState College CONELRADپیش 3 ماه
  • Will there be a full review of the XPS 15 (retail version) soon?

    F LF Lپیش 3 ماه
  • This guy is so likable.

    CasualMCZ TMCCasualMCZ TMCپیش 3 ماه
  • When he threw the 17 tho. 🤯☠️

    Sarah_noodleSarah_noodleپیش 3 ماه
  • Gross, the AMD fanboys have descended upon the comment section.

    Erik LotshawErik Lotshawپیش 3 ماه
    • #intelforlife

      Random Tech VideosRandom Tech Videosپیش 2 ماه
  • Don't know how many times they and Linus in particular have teased a full review of these laptops.... June 30th still no review.

    Erik LotshawErik Lotshawپیش 3 ماه
  • which version is better , 1080p or 4k??

    luis galarzaluis galarzaپیش 3 ماه
    • If one can afford it, the 4k version is better, because the image is much sharper and Dell only offers touchscreen capability with the 4k versions. However, battery life is better with the 1080p versions.

      Random Tech VideosRandom Tech Videosپیش 2 ماه
  • Are you guys planning on releasing a comprehensive review? pretty please? :3

    Víctor H Quiroz CastroVíctor H Quiroz Castroپیش 3 ماه
  • Fuck you bro I'm still waiting for xps15 comparison vidwo

    Abdul RahmanAbdul Rahmanپیش 3 ماه
  • "couple of grams difference" *measures in pounds* 😆 Great video. I love it.

    Ammar Haikal Mohd RoslanAmmar Haikal Mohd Roslanپیش 3 ماه
  • Sooo where’s the review?

    Francisco VieiraFrancisco Vieiraپیش 3 ماه
  • Where is your full review guys? I can't trust anyone else with reviews

    Shahla ShirzadehShahla Shirzadehپیش 3 ماه
  • "What laptop should I get?" - "Not Apple."

    Edgar RenjeEdgar Renjeپیش 3 ماه
  • Be warned the XPS 17 loses battery charge when both CPU and GPU are used heavily for longer periods of time. Well documented on the RTX 2060 configurations. Dell provides only 130W chargers that cannot provide enough power. Also, Dell guarantees only 300 charge cycles on the battery so this could potentially significantly lower battery life too.

    Robert FajfrRobert Fajfrپیش 3 ماه
    • @Erik Lotshaw What? How? Can you give us more info?

      Adrin NosratiAdrin Nosratiپیش 3 ماه
    • Erik Lotshaw that’s awesome news. Could you kindly take a picture of the info on the adapter? Thank you!

      Robert FajfrRobert Fajfrپیش 3 ماه
    • Mine came directly from Dell with a 180w power supply

      Erik LotshawErik Lotshawپیش 3 ماه
  • Something is throwing me off, mostly because of the paid links and the advertisement of DELL for these models. They all show the 15" screen with the thick bezels beneath the screen were with this new one (the one from this review) clearly doesn't have it..... strange

    Jaap RelouJaap Relouپیش 4 ماه
  • LTT is a bad laptop reviewer

    Chris QianChris Qianپیش 4 ماه
  • I hate it when 17" laptops dont have full size keyboard

    glitch gamerglitch gamerپیش 4 ماه
  • Arrgh. *shaking fist angrily*. This frigging piece of sh..t doesn't even have a separate number block. I am doing internet-search now for a new laptop now for almost FOUR days and I find it so often that there are minute details are missing. (Being a software developer) - XPS 15 no number block - Zephyrus out of the box to few ram and ssd and windows HOME - with custom made laptops you have a hard time finding out about temperature and noise - the list goes on - btw - no Mac for me - (which IS actually quite a bargain atm) (I'd rather hack my arm of and go with Linux; still coming out of the closet - windows fan) Edit: What? not even the 17" has a number pad?

    Martin ZwiglMartin Zwiglپیش 4 ماه
  • Do you think using the i5 with the XPS 15 or 17 would work if youre not doing much content creation? Mainly interested in office productivity work.

    Ardian MollabeciriArdian Mollabeciriپیش 4 ماه
  • Dell makes turds.

    Bar WarsBar Warsپیش 4 ماه
  • Can this charge with USB-C powerbank?

    xaratemplatexaratemplateپیش 4 ماه
  • Really annoyed on that vibration on the lid when readjusted.. Does macbook do that too?

    D SeyitliyevD Seyitliyevپیش 4 ماه
  • I just want a Dell xps 14 with ryzen 4000 and like a gpu with 2 gb vram.

    SennaSennaپیش 4 ماه
  • That blue light would be harmful is a myth. Sad to see you mention Dell's sales pitch about this without any sort of skepticism or research. I wonder what they have actually done to that screen.

    Ex StralEx Stralپیش 4 ماه
  • ...135mm^2? You mean cm^2, surely :D Otherwise the trackpad would basically be the size of a fingerprint reader, like 1.2 * 1.2 cm

    PeterPeterپیش 4 ماه
  • Is that Macbook Pro Rose gold ?

    Abdul Said M KamaraAbdul Said M Kamaraپیش 4 ماه
  • Hey guys! I am a IRworldr as well and do quite a bit of video editing but I have no idea which specs I need. Here's what I DON'T need. Since I have an external monitor, the size of the laptop screen or it being touchscreen means nothing to me. While very nice, all the premium materials & thinness of the XPS range are also not needed. The laptop also stays in one place so portability is not needed but I don't want a big desktop. I just need a pretty quick laptop that will render my videos as fast as possible. I also would like not to break the bank. Here's what I DO(or think I do)need: I want a Dell. Intel i7 9th or 10th Gen, 16gigs or more of RAM, 512gb Hardrive and not sure if a dedicated graphics card helps in the rendering of videos or if that's for game play on the machine itself of which I do none. Any suggestions?

    Maverick Watch ReviewsMaverick Watch Reviewsپیش 4 ماه
  • Windows is trash so the XPS is fucked and I won't be buying it I'm switching over to a Macbook

    Everything VideosEverything Videosپیش 4 ماه
  • I know it's super old video but several mistakes: dell 15 9500 has 1650 Ti mobile not maxQ. It has performance close to 1060 mobile while a maxQ 1650 Ti is much worse. Another mistake is dell 15 9500 CAN and WILL draw 130 watt, the peak can even pass that limit. Final one is, the guess about battery time is right but with large battery and FHD+, it can run 16 hours, which is more than enough. Plus one: Dell 15 9500 still has the heatness isolation between keyboard and the motherboard, which is surprisingly, to some extent anti-spill. It cannot prevent damages from water but will reduce the repair cost compared to macbook pro. If you are lucky, you don't need to repair at all.

    王臆帆王臆帆پیش 4 ماه
  • Is the non Touch Display glossy, or not?

    • non-touch matte FHD+ vs touch glossy (somewhat anti reflective) UHD. That's the only two options.

      王臆帆王臆帆پیش 4 ماه
  • "I really hope they get touch on the lower end ones" Ok I hear you

    Franco FragalaFranco Fragalaپیش 4 ماه
  • Isn't it not going to be excellent at gaming because its too thin to have a proper cooling system? Sure 5+ ghz, but that will come right back down after 10 seconds when the fans can't keep up

    NoctilentNoctilentپیش 4 ماه
    • Actually that would happen if you have super strong cooling since there is power throttling on laptop. Heatness throttling can be solved by undervolting and by thermal pad between heatpipe and the D-cover (which will burn your skin though). Surprisingly, the default cooling is not that bad. Check reddit and notebookreview for more.

      王臆帆王臆帆پیش 4 ماه
  • Why are you weighing in pounds?

    omar elkaomar elkaپیش 4 ماه
  • This is so good I am almost tempted to get it, by really I want AMD Renoir not Intel. Why Dell? Why???/?? How long are you going to make us wait? Check the comments, there is an AMD comment here with over 300 likes, do you get the message yet?

    Ariliquin AriliquinAriliquin Ariliquinپیش 4 ماه
  • If razer switched to 16/10 aspect ratio they could have all my money

    JOB LIARJOB LIARپیش 4 ماه
  • Would have been good to see metric conversions when weighing the laptops

    Aaron FerdinandAaron Ferdinandپیش 4 ماه
  • Did you actually say something?

    Stanley ReynoldsStanley Reynoldsپیش 4 ماه
  • What about performance on battery and NOT connected to power? Non-mac laptop, including dell, always down clock significantly when running on battery while mac’s benchmark exact the same whether it runs on battery or connected to power.

    Zeron'Zeron'پیش 4 ماه
  • So.... when will we see the xps 17 review??

    Francisco VieiraFrancisco Vieiraپیش 4 ماه
  • Plleeaseeeplease include the precision 15/17 in the benchmark

    Lukas EssLukas Essپیش 4 ماه
  • This isn't the review right? The review will be on the main channel?

    lionstar2222lionstar2222پیش 4 ماه
  • Hey great video... Would really appreciate some advice. I'm thinking about buying the new DELL XPS 15. Please can you let me know how loud and how hot the XPS 15 gets when video editing and with normal everyday usage (not when exporting/rendering), just generally editing using Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro?

    Anup DattaAnup Dattaپیش 4 ماه
  • I think I luv you

    DanCarlN1DanCarlN1پیش 4 ماه
  • hi make a review comparison of new dell xps 15 vs thinkpad p1gen2, how it preform in 2020 thank you.

    Brian SumayanBrian Sumayanپیش 4 ماه
  • MSI prestige series!!!! 1660graphics card an i7, large trackpad, decent cooling, great battery, great build quality, good price. I use this for my casual gaming and school work. I’ve run Dark souls 3, and a bunch of other games on high. With a decent cooling pad you have a serious little machine here.

    Nicolas SalkiderNicolas Salkiderپیش 4 ماه

    LewisbecozLewisbecozپیش 4 ماه