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

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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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Steve Martin
Steve Martin

I have the XPS 9500 with the NVidia 1650 GTX with MaxQ and 32GB of RAM. I'm unhappy with this configuration for video editing in Videostudio 2020, and have applied for a return, possibly exchanging for the XPS 9700. Working directly with 4k 60fps video in Corel Videostudio 2020 is exceptionally jerky in the 9500--it's impossible. Working with Smart Proxy Files is better but still jerky and poor video quality. Another way to have a more smooth editing experience is to encode a low resolution Smart Proxy using H.264 (instead of H.265). The XPS 9700 seems to be better than the 9500 for several reasons: better cooling (reduced throttling), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q (better GPU, particularly for h.265 video). The 9700 also has an extra Thunderbolt 3 port, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), and DisplayPort 1.4 / HBR2 for better multi-display options. The facial recognition in the 9500 works maybe 1 out of 4 times, and it takes a long time... https://windowstip.com/compare/dell-xps-15-9500-vs-dell-xps-17-9700/ I'm intrigued with the ConceptD for content creation.

Vor 17 Stunden
ntDasH
ntDasH

can i manage bandwdith with glasswire like on netLimiter ?

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Hades Ian
Hades Ian

to bad the touchpad sucks

Vor 2 Tage
Aname Aname
Aname Aname

THANK YOU♡ I am in the market for a new computer! Very helpful :) 🤜🏻👍🤛🏻♡♡♡

Vor 2 Tage
Bel TOmp
Bel TOmp

hello, if anyone can help me it be great! i bought the xps 9500 from best buy, certified refurbished from DCR. it was great except the wifi kept dropping. So i returned it and the second.. same thing, it was great except wifi kept disconnecting and sometimes after a minute or 2 it would automatically reconnect by itself, or i had to manually reconnect. (sometimes it had a hard time manually reconnecting too). I had the latest driver downloaded and did this step where you go through command prompt to fix some issues... nothing worked. even factory reseting didnt work. now im on my third replacement and again.. WIFI!!! im so frustrated that nothing is working. if you encountered this problem and found a solution PLEASE let me know! i absolutely love this laptop and wouldnt want any other. So if i could just get wifi to work.... sigh...

Vor 2 Tage
Cal Malouin
Cal Malouin

I just got mine a week ago. My trackpad has that wobble.

Vor 3 Tage
William Wilson
William Wilson

11:33.....What she said....

Vor 3 Tage
lyric Cook
lyric Cook

I just bought my dell xps 15 today like 2 hours ago. And i absolutely loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it.

Vor 3 Tage
Edward Crocco
Edward Crocco

Trust me don't buy this laptop. For this price you will get frustrated. Battery lasts about 1.5-2 hrs if you are streaming 4k hdr content. Even though laptop's performance is turned all the way up, it's still not enough to to smoothly fast forward prime video or Netflix. It lags little bit and becomes unresponsive for 2 sec. If you are paying primium this is not acceptable. I just don't want people to suffer like I do.

Vor 3 Tage
CLEVO
CLEVO

?

Vor 4 Tage
BTG BEAST
BTG BEAST

So if i wanted to get a laptop and i am very into gaming, zephyrus g14 or xps lineup?

Vor 4 Tage
Dice Flawless
Dice Flawless

I thought the XPS didnt come with Windows hello. Or is that just something for the 17?

Vor 4 Tage
ArduinoBen
ArduinoBen

The discharging issue destroyed my laptop battery, beware.

Vor 4 Tage
ArduinoBen
ArduinoBen

4 hours in SolidWorks - you consider that bad?

Vor 4 Tage
0ther1 WasTaken
0ther1 WasTaken

Please mention the failure of the wavesmaxx audio pro application. Its causing so many issues

Vor 4 Tage
LIAM MACDONALD
LIAM MACDONALD

What's the best laptop for that 1300 cheap 1 u mentioned

Vor 5 Tage
gaurav patowary
gaurav patowary

no one : not a single soul : Linus : straight from the wet dreams of a thermodynamics professor.. 😂😂

Vor 5 Tage
Wexter Miniverse
Wexter Miniverse

...But can it run Crisis?

Vor 5 Tage
Red Kinsley
Red Kinsley

One finger lift is overrated lol

Vor 5 Tage
K-SING MUSIC
K-SING MUSIC

One question, so did they up the official max percentage to 107%?!🤣

Vor 6 Tage
Philippe Parisot
Philippe Parisot

XPS 15 has 2 or 3 thunderbolt ports? Looks like it has 3 USB C ports at least. How can you tell which ones are thunderbolt?

Vor 6 Tage
Abir Chaudhuri
Abir Chaudhuri

If the Dell XPS is the best Windows laptop, then what happens to the Dell Precision line?

Vor 6 Tage
Excel Films
Excel Films

Quality control is horrible for the Dell XPS 17. I have replacee my XPS 3 times and all the models had touchpad issues, backlight bleeding, Bluetooth difficulty, batter drainage, and varied quality in keyboard and USB-C ports. Some had bad speakers (no fault in BIOS or audio software). 2 of the 3 laptops had loose keys on the keyboard and bad backlighting. One would drain significantly. The touchpad is just bad. Some are loose, some have low-quality clicking, and others have uneven spots that feel almost sticky in certain areas. I am very disappointed. One of my replacements even had a magnet that didn't work well when it shut and had a USB-C charging port that was loose while the other was too tight to take it out properly.

Vor 6 Tage
AJ Cheetah
AJ Cheetah

What about the 10th gen i9 inn 17inch...good for 2k/k editing? / photo editing?

Vor 7 Tage
Miguel Pereira
Miguel Pereira

I don't like the bottom of the laptop,  I don't like the fact that it's not 2 in 1, and it's not ARM CPU.  The rest is perfect.

Vor 7 Tage
Seyi
Seyi

You can never escape a linus segway.

Vor 7 Tage
Seyi
Seyi

But yeah the laptop is amazing

Vor 7 Tage
John Jeffo
John Jeffo

Haha I think this video is convincing me to take a look at the Macbooks. He kept comparing them to Apples and saying how it's *almost as good*.

Vor 8 Tage
Sam S
Sam S

Dell has been failing customers since 2010... They're turning into the "Toshiba" brand of PCs. If the hardware failure rate of their business series systems are any indication on the "quality" of how they do the home user system builds it's somewhat scary and annoying. Sure, they may build a cool system every few years and actually test it for a few minutes past POST before throwing it to a paying customer. But people don't just want fast and pretty, they want reliability and Dell is anything but that. (Love the videos, just not so much Dell or HP.)

Vor 8 Tage
pro killer 54
pro killer 54

00:00 i ned thad windows backgrund

Vor 9 Tage
ctrl Z 25
ctrl Z 25

Thunderbolt 3/4 + AMD Ryzen = God-teir do everything laptop

Vor 9 Tage
steve k
steve k

It's funny how he put a lemon on the XPS trackpad as the Dell trackpad is a lemon.

Vor 10 Tage
Stephen Bancroft
Stephen Bancroft

Am I the only person that does not like GIANT track pads? Seriously a large track pad just slows me down..

Vor 10 Tage
Christian Davis
Christian Davis

Linus likes portal ? FUCK YEAH

Vor 10 Tage
Adam Zawadzki
Adam Zawadzki

No you can't. He reviewed so many gaming laptops. Did not say once that these laptops have a heating problem where cpu hits 100c. In his videos its all this laptop is great and here is the spec. I wouldn't trust him remember he getting paid to say nice stuff........... look more on YouTube and you will find people who tell you the truth

Vor 10 Tage
Jonathan York
Jonathan York

As soon as they have a Ryzen, I'll buy one.

Vor 10 Tage
RantingsOfAMadman
RantingsOfAMadman

Can you game on them?

Vor 11 Tage
Emma Rolon
Emma Rolon

This man just needs to start his own line of computers. I mean, he literally knows exactly what would make the perfect computer. He just has to actually do it.

Vor 11 Tage
Tahir Yousaf
Tahir Yousaf

Laptop reviews these days: 4 hour batteries are crap me: using a laptop on external monitor with no bettery :(

Vor 11 Tage
Scoped Playz
Scoped Playz

OKI TH I AM SO BUYIN ZAR LAPTOP

Vor 11 Tage
Krishna Bangari
Krishna Bangari

What does the word "period" mean at the end of the sentence?

Vor 12 Tage
Reddylion
Reddylion

Dell XPs 15 👍

Vor 12 Tage
Sn Mailist
Sn Mailist

ARM Will replace Intel & AMD

Vor 13 Tage
PPD 27
PPD 27

This would be the best laptop if it was lighter and had AMD

Vor 13 Tage
PPD 27
PPD 27

i just think the xps 15 is a little bit heavy

Vor 13 Tage
Yannick Vankerkhove
Yannick Vankerkhove

So we can use this laptop as a hot plate as well?

Vor 13 Tage
M.R Carter
M.R Carter

If it the lid doesnt flip, it ain't sh💩 😂🤣✌🏾❤🙏🏾

Vor 13 Tage
Ethone
Ethone

i like alex's new nails.

Vor 13 Tage
BioRokus
BioRokus

No windows laptop compared to the 16" macbook pro? What? You know the XPS line isn't new, right? The Spectre x360 15 isn't new, either (relatively speaking) and it has the option for an OLED display. What do you mean there's nothing like it in the windows space?

Vor 13 Tage
D Lalleman
D Lalleman

I have two friends with the XPS 15 series. It looks great at a first glance but eventually, they both ran into thermal problems, sending it back and forth for months.

Vor 13 Tage
solomon mallela
solomon mallela

How much Dell gave you for this hype ?

Vor 14 Tage
Richard D
Richard D

What a Linus certification conditions lol

Vor 14 Tage
plica06
plica06

I want the 17" real bad.. but three grand ?!

Vor 14 Tage
UFCPR
UFCPR

Nothing higher than $1,2000 is the best in anything! This video is a lost of time if you are looking for the best laptop. At the price range for the "recomendad" setup it becomes a joke. I don't have or want to expend almost $2,000 for any machine, as you can find the best laptop always at any price higher than that. Now looking for a video for a REAL best windows laptop for people who lives in a REAL covid-19 economy.

Vor 14 Tage
Bryce Harvey
Bryce Harvey

Should I get this or thinkpad

Vor 15 Tage
Tomas Brice
Tomas Brice

what about the XPS 13? is this still good?

Vor 15 Tage
YoutubSUCKZ
YoutubSUCKZ

amd overheats

Vor 15 Tage
Liron Dadon
Liron Dadon

Can u do a review about the alienware m15 r3?

Vor 15 Tage
Jawwad Sabir
Jawwad Sabir

the best part starts at 13:55

Vor 16 Tage
Danial Khan
Danial Khan

Lol u went so harsh on Dell 🤣🤣🤣.

Vor 16 Tage
judge sim
judge sim

Why is the trackpad so big?

Vor 17 Tage
HairoftheDog
HairoftheDog

That desktop wallpaper tho

Vor 17 Tage
Kaede_x96
Kaede_x96

6:53 SEX

Vor 17 Tage
ab-euro
ab-euro

It's very helpful.

Vor 17 Tage
Valentino
Valentino

NICE VIDEO BABE

Vor 17 Tage
Legion Red
Legion Red

Logos in general on laptops is very last decade... I much prefer a clean look for my machines. If someone wants to know what it is. I can just tell them that it's an eluktronics rp15.

Vor 18 Tage
Legends Gamming
Legends Gamming

6:54 WOW LOOK LOOK WOW WOW WOW WHAT THE F?

Vor 18 Tage
Arthur Stawski
Arthur Stawski

Anyone have the link to the docking station?

Vor 18 Tage
A Z
A Z

Did i just watch an infomercial disguised as a review? 🤔

Vor 18 Tage
kawikaphotography
kawikaphotography

The 17" on Amazon is $3999, not $2999.

Vor 18 Tage
NotNoodlesoup
NotNoodlesoup

ehhh might get this

Vor 18 Tage
Correndous Hunt
Correndous Hunt

I bought the top-end XPS 15 when they revived the brand back in 2015/6 or so (the first aluminium topped design) and that was an absolute beast; seems they have come a long way since then. Hmm. Tempting.

Vor 19 Tage
Nicholas Andriy
Nicholas Andriy

Uh oh one finger lift. TECH LEAD THEY LISTENED!!!

Vor 19 Tage
James Watson
James Watson

I'm sold on the 4 T3 ports on my MacPro. Dell I think is good to follow. You just connect up a docking station and now you have shinzelton of ports and 3 more high-speed T3 ports left over. I have a very inexpensive mobile docking station that works whilst traveling. I use my computers as audio work stations. The T3 ports are a dream due to the high speeds. It will be a while before USB 4 is out there to challenge.

Vor 19 Tage
Muhammad Kharismawan
Muhammad Kharismawan

5:50 people may say that he looks fine there, but remember guys, Linus is being shined with studio lights there, indoor with natural light, esp at night it'd look terrible when it looks like that when we'll lit.

Vor 19 Tage
임성찬
임성찬

If this laptop had an AMD on it, i'd would buy it in a heartbeat

Vor 20 Tage
theboard 1
theboard 1

lol, I'm on a 2007 dell inspiron e1705, dont be too worried though the screen is a decent 17" 1920x1200 panel, but potentially thinking about upgrading to one of these

Vor 20 Tage
aneedasophia
aneedasophia

also make it lighter and add that USB-A.. also, is the keyboard backlit?

Vor 20 Tage
Jaminator
Jaminator

Linus: "good trackpad" Me: *has PTSD flashbacks to every time I tried to game on my old laptop and the trackpad causing immense issues*

Vor 20 Tage
Benjamin Cusack
Benjamin Cusack

Me: has intense flashbacks to right now when I'm typing this comment

Vor 19 Tage
Vladimir Boyarkin
Vladimir Boyarkin

Dell is lame if it cannot be recharged with the third-party power adapter. I hated their approach with an old XPS 12. It can only be charged with it's brittle charger. So they made the same mistake and used the samed adapter (even lights are the same). This laptop can be perfectly sculptured brick if it doesn't plug into power socket.

Vor 20 Tage
Dennis Sullivan
Dennis Sullivan

Had 5 of the Dell XPS 15 9550's at work and had nothing but problems. Two of the motherboards failed after the warranty expired. Two had nothing but problems with the speakers. Hopefully, they fixed these issues in the newer models.

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david brown
david brown

Should have led wifh the price! 😬😬😬

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M A
M A

This laptop is heavy compared to other ones

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marcusdumitru
marcusdumitru

Linus, and team.... VERY good review! You covered up most of important topics around Dell XPS 15 and 17. Although you mention in passing comparisons to laptops from other manufacturers, the real contender for the best Windows Laptop seems to be Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme gen 3 for 15" screen. Please, do a comparison between them. And YES, they need to switch to some AMD Ryzen 9 processor fast! And upgrade the graphic card to something better than Nvidia 1650.

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Ranuj Hazarika
Ranuj Hazarika

Amd processor are weak in video editing perfomance

Vor 21 Tag
chiranjit das
chiranjit das

Hi Team, a review of “lambda tensorbook” please.

Vor 22 Tage
Jonas Mink
Jonas Mink

The XPS 17 with RTX3000 will be the greatest laptop ever produced

Vor 22 Tage
Shubhankar Varshney
Shubhankar Varshney

9:33 "Straight from the wet dreams of Thermodynamics Professor."

Vor 22 Tage
danieldjz
danieldjz

Were you not retiring?

Vor 22 Tage
The challenge to get 100 Subs
The challenge to get 100 Subs

Do you want to know why my sister would rather have the cheapest macbook than the best windows laptop? she would rather have the macbook so she can facetime people

Vor 22 Tage
colmonhs
colmonhs

i bought it. The trackpad stopped working completely after 6 months.

Vor 22 Tage
Daniel Kelly
Daniel Kelly

Buy apple laptop put windows on it best windows laptop

Vor 23 Tage
Hudson River
Hudson River

If you want a similar build with high refresh rate or OLED go razer blade

Vor 23 Tage
lol lmfao
lol lmfao

love the vids, keep it up

Vor 23 Tage
JAG 0937 EB
JAG 0937 EB

"best windows laptop money can buy" GTFO This thing is garbage

Vor 23 Tage
Kyle Mowen
Kyle Mowen

I'm tasked to buy all the sales reps with new laptops and would love to get them XPS's but no USB A ports and a trash Webcam.. This laptop is far from perfect really.

Vor 23 Tage
Progoku Linom
Progoku Linom

Well In India if I want to buy Xps 13 which is priced at $1,149.00 in us which converts to ₹ 84111.06 but I have to pay ₹ 1,49,507.49 which converts to $2042.35 so in that case I had to choose a pc which is lower-priced.

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DoomVoice
DoomVoice

Jesus Christ, learn how to review webcams

Vor 23 Tage
C M
C M

Still ugly tho

Vor 23 Tage
jean-luc Bachelot
jean-luc Bachelot

Don't use square space use a web designer. Even if you want square space, use a web designer. if you want to save some money in the future ask them how to change things and update things. but you will get a far better product. Just because it looks nice to you does not make it easy for someone to use, and that will definitely cost you money.

Vor 23 Tage
QuanDar
QuanDar

I think the razer 17 pro is better unless you need the battery time. It has waaaaaaaaaaay better cooling. And I mean way better than the XPS. The price is about the same.

Vor 24 Tage

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