Dell XPS 15 9550 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2015 Dell XPS 15 9550 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Dell XPS 15 9550

Dell XPS 15 9550 Price
DE10020 Dell XPS 15 9550-15.6" 4K Touch - i7-6700HQ - NVIDA GTX960M - 16GB - 1TB PCIe SSD
DE10020 Dell XPS 15 9550-15.6" 4K Touch - i7-6700HQ - NVIDA GTX960M - 16GB - 1TB PCIe SSD
By Dell
$791.00
Dell Original XPS 15 Laptop Charger 130W(watt) AC Power Adapter(Power Supply) with 3 Prong Power Cord - Precision M3800 5510 5520 5530,XPS 9530 9550 9560 9570
Dell Original XPS 15 Laptop Charger 130W(watt) AC Power Adapter(Power Supply) with 3 Prong Power Cord - Precision M3800 5510 5520 5530,XPS 9530 9550 9560 9570
By Dell
$41.25
Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop // 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge Screen, Intel Skylake i5-6300HQ Quad Core, 1TB HDD + 32GB SSD, 8GB Ram, NVIDIA GTX 960M 2GB, Bluetooth 4.1, Win 10
Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop // 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge Screen, Intel Skylake i5-6300HQ Quad Core, 1TB HDD + 32GB SSD, 8GB Ram, NVIDIA GTX 960M 2GB, Bluetooth 4.1, Win 10
By Dell
$1,149.81
Genuine Dell 130W(watt) Tip 4.5mm Slim Power AC Adapter for dell XPS 15 9530 9550 9560 9570/Precision M3800 5510 5520 5530 Laptop Charger (HA130PM130/DA130PM130) Power Supply
Genuine Dell 130W(watt) Tip 4.5mm Slim Power AC Adapter for dell XPS 15 9530 9550 9560 9570/Precision M3800 5510 5520 5530 Laptop Charger (HA130PM130/DA130PM130) Power Supply
By Dell
$37.22
Dell XPS 15 9530 15.6'' FHD+ (Intel 13th Gen 14-Core i7-13700H (Beat i9-12900H), 32GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, Arc A370M) Business Laptop, Backlit, Fingerprint, Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6E, Platinum Silver
Dell XPS 15 9530 15.6'' FHD+ (Intel 13th Gen 14-Core i7-13700H (Beat i9-12900H), 32GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, Arc A370M) Business Laptop, Backlit, Fingerprint, Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6E, Platinum Silver
By Dell
$1,610.00
$1,699.00 5% OFF

Exterior

Dell XPS 15 9550
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)
Weight
  • 3-cell battery models: 3.9 lb (1.78 kg)
  • 6-cell battery models: 4.4 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
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.

Display

Dell XPS 15 9550
Size15.6 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.

Ports

Dell XPS 15 9550
Ports
Dell XPS 15 9550 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (5)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), PCIe Gen 3 x2, DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.0 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x power port
Right (4)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.0 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x lock slot
  • 1 x Battery gauge button

Internal Specs

Dell XPS 15 9550
Processor
  1. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-6100H
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.70 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 35W
  2. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ
    4 cores, 4 threads, 2.30 → 3.20 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Dell XPS 15 95501
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-6100H67184.09%
2
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ74393.11%
3
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ798100.00%
0798

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Dell XPS 15 95501
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-6100H1,59751.97%
2
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ2,40978.39%
3
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ3,073100.00%
03,073
Integrated Graphics
  1. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-6100H
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 900 MHz
  2. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 950 MHz
  3. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
Memory
  • 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M (Optional)
    Maxwell Architecture, 2GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1033 → 1098 MHz, 640 CUDA Cores.
Storage
  • 500GB/32GB SSD 512GB/128GB SSD
    Hybrid Hard Drive.
  • 256 GB 512 GB
    PCIe Gen 3 SSD.

Connectivity

Dell XPS 15 9550
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).
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.1

Battery

Dell XPS 15 9550
Size
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion 56 Wh
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion 84 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.

Software

Dell XPS 15 9550
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-days trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription

Camera & Audio

Dell XPS 15 9550
Camera
  • 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

Misc

Dell XPS 15 9550
Security
  • Kensington lock slot

Key Features

Dell XPS 15 9550
At Glance
Released in
2015
16:9 4K UHD
15.6”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
3.9 lb
1.77 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C/8T, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz
Geekbench 5
798
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,073
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® HD Graphics 530
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
Up to
32GB
2133 MHz DDR4
Dell XPS 15 9550 Ports
Nvidia Quadro
GTX 960M
2GB GDDR5

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Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Dell XPS 15 9550.

All-day battery life of up to 17-hours

According to Dell, the Dell XPS 15 9550 lasts up to 17 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 17 hours
* Tested on 84 WHr battery, FHD panel, SSD models.
Upgradable storage

Dell XPS 15 9550 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsDell XPS 15 9550
M.2x1
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia Quadro GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Dell XPS 15 9550.

Not supports Windows 11
RequirementsDell XPS 15 9550
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i3-6100H → Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4GB RAM8GB → 32GB
64GB Drive256GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU2 → 4 cores

FAQs

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