Dell XPS Laptops are some of the the most popular, thin, and lightweight computer for Windows money. The 13-inch model has become a WIRED favorite (8/10, WIRED Advises), and the new 15-inch redesign is what his younger brother found earlier this year: the OLED display.
The new 3.5K OLED display helps make the Dell XPS 15 one of the best 15-inch laptops on the market. It also has a lot of power, thanks to the latest Intel processors as well as a large trackpad and keyboard. The only downside is the battery life.
XPS With OLED
The 2021 XPS 15 uses the same 11th Intel compatible chips as the old model. The big issue here is the new OLED screen, which, we should note here, is a choice. Like the XPS 13, you need to choose the most powerful Intel i7 chip in order to opt for OLED. This means that the format on the i5 images has not changed. It is a 1920 x 1200-pixel FHD + display.
If you choose i7- or i9 from XPS 15, then you can choose between a 4K UHD screen and a new 3.5K OLED. If you want to know what is right… it depends. This option is best for 4K windows. I also believe that the 4K format has some limitations when it comes to battery life, though I’m comparing last year’s 4K color with this year’s OLED here.
OLED is very expensive; The cheapest option is $ 2,100. The model I tested had OLED, 11th generation Intel Core i7, Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and 512-gigabyte SSD. This setup costs $ 2,200. From there, you can drive up to $ 4,600 by selecting the i9 chip, up to 64 gigabytes of RAM, and up to 8 terabytes of SSD space, with some convenient configurations in between.
While the starting model with the i5 chip is well suited for computer requirements, I would say OLED screen and chip as fast as you can. It’s an amazingly bright design, and the thin bezels give it an extraordinary color that won’t match any other 15-inch laptop I’ve tried. Changing the photos and videos on these machines is fun, until I found myself taking pictures so I could edit them in Darktable on XPS 15.
I’ve also found that OLED bright lights seem to run better than FHD displays. The 400-nit image here was the best of all but the sunlight. The main problem with sunlight is that the brightest light takes fingerprints like crazy. If you keep it neat and clean, sunlight and glare will not be a problem.