Dell XPS 15 9550 vs. Dell XPS 15 9560 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between early 2015 Dell XPS 15 (9550) and 2017 Dell XPS 15 (9560) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Laptop Comparison

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Dell XPS 15 9550

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Dell XPS 15 9560

Availability
Released20152017
SoftwareDell XPS 15 9550Dell XPS 15 9560
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
DisplayDell XPS 15 9550Dell XPS 15 9560
Size15.6 Inches15.6 Inches
Info
  • 15.6-inch WED FHD non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1080, IPS, 141 PPI, 400-nit brightness 100% sRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, Non-touch support.
     
  • 15.6-inch WED UHD touchscreen
    3840 x 2160, IPS, 282 PPI, 350-nit brightness, 100% AdobeRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective, Touch support.
  • 15.6-inch WED FHD non-touchscreen
    1920 x 1080, IPS, 141 PPI, 400-nit brightness 100% sRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, Non-touch support.
     
  • 15.6-inch WED UHD touchscreen
    3840 x 2160, IPS, 282 PPI, 350-nit brightness, 100% AdobeRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective, Touch support.
Internal SpecsDell XPS 15 9550Dell XPS 15 9560
Processor
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-6100H
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.70 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 35W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ
    4 cores, 4 threads, 2.30 → 3.20 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7100H
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.00 GHz, 3MB Cache, 35W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ
    4 cores, 4 threads, 2.50 → 3.50 GHz, 6MB Cache, 45W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 3.80 GHz, 6MB Cache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-6100H
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 900 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 950 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7100H
    Intel® HD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 950 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1000 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M (Optional)
    Maxwell Architecture, 2GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1033 → 1098 MHz, 640 CUDA Cores.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 (Optional)
    Pascal Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1354 → 1493 MHz, 640 CUDA Cores.
Memory
  • 8 GB16 GB32 GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
  • 4 GB8 GB16 GB32 GB
    2400 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
Storage
  • 500GB/32GB SSD512GB/128GB SSD
    Hybrid Hard Drive.
  • 256 GB512 GB
    PCIe Gen 3 SSD.
  • 500GB/32GB SSD512GB/128GB SSD
    Hybrid Hard Drive.
  • 256 GB512 GB
    PCIe Gen 3 SSD.
ConnectivityDell XPS 15 9550Dell XPS 15 9560
Wi-Fi
  • DW1820A
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac).
  • Rivet Killer 1535
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, WiFi-4 (802.11n), WiFi-5 (802.11ac).
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Bluetooth 4.1
BatteryDell XPS 15 9550Dell XPS 15 9560
Size
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion 56 Wh
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion 84 Wh
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion 56 Wh
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion 97 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 17 hours
* Tested on 84 WHr battery, FHD panel, SSD models.
Power Supply130 W power adapter
Power rated at 19.50VDC/6.67A.
130 W power adapter
Power rated at 19.50VDC/6.67A.
ExteriorDell XPS 15 9550Dell XPS 15 9560
Dimensions14.06 x 9.27 x 0.45 - 0.66 in (357 x 235 x 11 - 17 mm)
Width: 14.06” (357 mm)
Depth: 9.27” (235 mm)
Height: 0.45 - 0.66” (11 - 17 mm)
14.06 x 9.27 x 0.45 - 0.66 in (357 x 235 x 11 - 17 mm)
Width: 14.06” (357 mm)
Depth: 9.27” (235 mm)
Height: 0.45 - 0.66” (11 - 17 mm)
Weight
  • 3-cell battery models: 3.9 lb (1.78 kg)
  • 6-cell battery models: 4.4 lb (2.0 kg)
  • 3-cell battery models: 4 lb (1.8 kg)
  • 6-cell battery models: 4.5 lb (2.0 kg)
Colors
  • CNC machined aluminum
  • Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™ on 4K Ultra HD display
  • Carbon fiber composite palm rest with soft-touch paint
  • Silver (CNC machined aluminum with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black)
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; 1.3mm travel.
  • 4.13 x 3.15 in (105 mm x 80 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; 1.3mm travel.
  • 4.13 x 3.15 in (105 mm x 80 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
Ports
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 
    (2 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3) supporting: Power Delivery, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps bi-directional), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), Native DisplayPort 1.2 video output, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB-A via Dell Adapter (sold separately).
  • 2 x USB 3.0 with PowerShare
  • 1 x full-size SD card reader
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
  • 1 x Battery gauge button and indicator
  • 1 x AC power
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 
    (2 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3) supporting: Power Delivery, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps bi-directional), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), Native DisplayPort 1.2 video output, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB-A via Dell Adapter (sold separately).
  • 2 x USB 3.0 with PowerShare
  • 1 x full-size SD card reader
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
  • 1 x Battery gauge button and indicator
  • 1 x AC power
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Headset jack
Camera & AudioDell XPS 15 9550Dell XPS 15 9560
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Bottom-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
  • Front-facing camera
    Bottom-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
Audio
  • Realtek ALC3266 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
  • Two speakers (2W x 2 = 4W total)
  • Digital-array microphones
  • Stereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
  • Two speakers (2W x 2 = 4W total)
  • Dual-array microphones
MiscDell XPS 15 9550Dell XPS 15 9560
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in the power button
Security
  • Kensington lock slot
  • Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
  • Kensington lock slot

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