Dell XPS 15 9570 Gaming Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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Dell XPS 15 9570 Gaming Laptops boast a very impressive battery life for such a thin and light gaming laptop. Normally, gaming laptops suck up battery, but considering this is also one of the best 2 in 1 gaming laptops battery life would have been of the utmost importance. Read our review and determine if this is one of the best gaming laptops you have seen.

Why We Like It – Dell XPS 15 9570 Gaming

The Dell XPS 15 9570 Gaming offers power and endurance in a slim and lightweight design. The GPU can handle low to medium level gaming comfortably and the CPU and RAM make running multiple applications, including video games and 1080P streaming, a walk in the park. An interesting gaming laptop with a per key RGB backlit programmable keyboard is featured in our Gigabyte Aero 15 classic review.

Pros
  • Impressive Hard Drive
  • Amazing Battery Life
  • Bright, Vibrant Display
Cons
  • Dated Design, but Still Sleek Enough
  • Poor Webcam Placement

Power/Performance

Dell XPS 15 9570 15 Inch Laptops come equipped with an Intel Core i7 GPU with up to six cores and 12 threads, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q GPU. There’s also an Intel Core i9 model if you need more processing power. The GPU allows the laptop to play in low to medium settings at a high 182FPS and the GPU and RAM ensure no slowdown even with multiple applications running. Check out the Acer Predator Triton 500 RTX 2060 if you’d like a better graphics card. If you like Dell laptops, you can also check out our Dell Inspiron i7559 review for a 15.6-inch FHD laptop with intel Core i7 and 16GB RAM.

Battery

The Dell XPS 15 9570 can reach MacBook Pro levels of battery life and may earn the distinction of being the best gaming laptop for battery performance. It even beats out the Gigabyte Aero 15. The battery on the XPS 15 can last just shy of 12 hours. Of course, it’s not a purely gaming laptop so battery life should have been slightly higher. And if you are gaming the battery will still drain quicker. But battery life is still impressive nonetheless.

Ports/Expandability

There’s enough ports on the XPS 15 that it can act as a portable gaming laptop or working laptop. The right side has a USB 3.1 Type-A port, an SD card reader, a Noble lock slot and a battery status indicator. On the left is another Type-A port, a Thunderbolt 3 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, a headset jack, and a port for the AC adapter. A nice theme with slim laptops, such as the Asus Rog Zephyrus S Ultra Slim Gaming Laptop, is the abundant port availability.

Build Quality

The XPS 15 sports a minimalist design. Honestly, it looks a little dated, but still sleek. At four pounds it’s also one of the lightest and slimmest 2-in-1 laptops around. The keyboard’s keys offer little travel, but the bouncy and responsive keys save it from being a nuisance. The webcam is unfortunately placed right above the hinge making for awkward angles when turned on, but the color capture is top-notch.

Value

The display is capable of producing rich colors in sharp detail and can reproduce 115 percent of the sRGB color gamut. If you decide to go with the 4K version, you’ll get a touch screen too. And if you’re into it, the XPS can transcode a 4K video to 1080P in 10 minutes and 12 seconds based on a Handbrake Video Editing test. This completely obliterates the 21 minute and 35 second average.

Dell XPS 15 9570 Gaming Wrap Up

With a massive hard drive capable of storing anything, fantastic battery life, and a vibrant display, the Dell XPS 15 shines as both a gaming laptop and a working laptop. The design is a little dated, but wouldn’t you prefer a laptop with some power to it? The webcam placement is also unfortunate, but is it really going to be your number one selling feature when you’re looking for a laptop?

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