Latest Dell laptop reviews

Dell XPS 13 review: The best ultraportable ever?
5.0 stars Dell XPS 13 review: The best ultraportable ever? By Andrew Williams

The Dell XPS 13 for 2017, which follows a minor refresh in late 2017, is a much bigger deal in the update stakes. It's slimmer and lighter than ever before, getting closer to the skinny factor of its slimmest rivals. Best laptops 2018: All the best ultrabooks... Read more

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: The convertible king?
4.5 stars Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: The convertible king? By Andrew Williams

There are a few kinds of hybrid laptop: ones with screens that pull off; those with 360-degree hinges; and (now rarer) ones whose screens flip around, almost independent of the base. Dell has had a go at the lot, but it seems to have settled on a style... Read more

Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: The best 15-inch laptop in its class
5.0 stars Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: The best 15-inch laptop in its class By Andrew Williams

Windows laptops have a bit of an identity problem. Everyone knows about MacBooks, but a lot of people who ask us for advice don't even know where to start when looking to Windows after seeing the latest MacBook prices.The Dell XPS 15 is that place to... Read more

Dell XPS 27 (2017) preview: Audiophiles, this 4K touchscreen AIO is for you
Dell XPS 27 (2017) preview: Audiophiles, this 4K touchscreen AIO is for you By Elyse Betters

Not everybody wants a laptop, especially people who are audiophiles and desire more than tiny speakers crammed into a slim form factor.But that doesn't mean they want a tower setup either. For those type of niche people, Dell has something new: the 2017... Read more

Dell Latitude 7000 review: Design means business, battery life doesn't
3.5 stars Dell Latitude 7000 review: Design means business, battery life doesn't By Andrew Williams

For years we've heard tablets are killing laptops. But would we trade in our MacBooks for an iPad and an on-screen keyboard? Only if the alternative was having to ram an Apple Pencil down each fingernail.The Dell Latitude 7000 2-in-1 is a 12.5-inch device... Read more

Dell XPS 15 (2016) review: Pursuing perfection
5.0 stars Dell XPS 15 (2016) review: Pursuing perfection By Andrew Williams

Laptops can usually be split into one of a few different camps. There are chunky gaming laptops that'll give you back-ache, but can handle running The Witcher 3 like no other. There are super-ultra slim laptops with amazing battery life. Or those fancy... Read more

Alienware Steam Machine now available to take on PS4 and Xbox One, here are our first impressions
Alienware Steam Machine now available to take on PS4 and Xbox One, here are our first impressions By Rik Henderson

It's been two years since gaming Valve first announced its assault on the living room with its Steam Machine console concept and we are finally able to get the first wave of devices after a stop-start journey.Alienware is one of the first out of the... Read more

Dell XPS 12 hands-on: 4K screen 2-in-1 takes on Surface Pro 4, coming 2016
Dell XPS 12 hands-on: 4K screen 2-in-1 takes on Surface Pro 4, coming 2016 By Mike Lowe

When we think of Dell's XPS line we think laptops. But that's all about to change with the introduction of the 2016 Dell XPS 12 - a 2-in-1 tablet with keyboard dock that's feature-packed and looks set to take on the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. We got to... Read more

Dell XPS 13 review (2015): To infinity and beyond
5.0 stars Dell XPS 13 review (2015): To infinity and beyond By Mike Lowe

After company privatisation and realigning its focus for the business market, Dell has only gone and launched the most desirable 13-inch consumer laptop that we've ever seen: the 2015 version of the XPS 13.But business, consumer, whatever label is put... Read more

Dell Smart Desk concept: Taking interactive display technology into the future
Dell Smart Desk concept: Taking interactive display technology into the future By Mike Lowe

We've all seen Tom Cruise chucking screens around with gesture-based control in the 2002 movie Minority Report. Although that probably doesn't reflect an average day at work for most of us in 2014, Dell's Smart Desk concept is designed to enhance professional... Read more

Apple eat your heart out, Dell unveils 5K resolution 27-inch PC monitor
Apple eat your heart out, Dell unveils 5K resolution 27-inch PC monitor By Mike Lowe

Move over 4K, Dell has unveiled its UltraSharp 27 Monitor, the world's first individual panel with a 5K resolution.That means a whopping 5120 x 2880 pixels across its 27-inch surface which is seven times the pixel density of a 1080p monitor or TV. 
It's... Read more

Alienware 13: Gaming laptop meets desktop when paired with Graphics Amplifier (hands-on)
Alienware 13: Gaming laptop meets desktop when paired with Graphics Amplifier (hands-on) By Mike Lowe

Which to go for - the desktop mega rig for graphically intense sessions, or a hardcore laptop for on-the-go gaming? How about a solution combining the best of both? That's the approach of the Alienware 13 gaming laptop. Use as a mobile gaming machine,... Read more

Alienware Area-51: The mothership of desktop gaming rigs returns (hands-on)
Alienware Area-51: The mothership of desktop gaming rigs returns (hands-on) By Mike Lowe

We rarely cover gaming rigs here at Pocket-lint, but there's something so iconic and, well, downright insane about the Alienware Area-51 that we couldn't resist. Or maybe the Greys have taken over our brains.Far from flying in from a land far away and... Read more

Alienware Windows-based Alpha Steam Machine pictures and hands-on
Alienware Windows-based Alpha Steam Machine pictures and hands-on By Elyse Betters

Alienware has shown off its new Alpha Steam Machine at E3 2014 in Los Angeles, where Pocket-lint experienced a brief demo with the console and learned about a recent change in plans. Here's the big twist: Alienware's new Steam Machine actually runs Windows.By... Read more

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 pictures and hands-on
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 pictures and hands-on By Cat Thomas

Dell announced a couple of new laptops at Computex 2014  and Pocket-lint managed to track down the Inspiron 11-inch and get a play with it. The Inspiron 11 3000 is a 2-in-1 hinged device - much like the Lenovo Yoga. The device can operate as a laptop,... Read more

Dell XPS 13 review (2014)
4.5 stars Dell XPS 13 review (2014) By Mike Lowe

When Dell unleashed the XPS 13 it was one of the few Ultrabook devices that could stand up against the strength of the Apple MacBook Air. Not all of us are Apple users, of course, so the prospect of a slim, light, attractive and powerful Windows portable... Read more

Dell XPS 15 pictures and eyes-on with the UltraSharp display
Dell XPS 15 pictures and eyes-on with the UltraSharp display By Chris Hall

Dell has announced an update to its XPS line, with the XPS 15 benefiting not only from the latest Haswell Intel Core processors, but also an UltraSharp high-resolution display.The Dell XPS 15 stands as an obvious competitor to the 15-inch MacBook Pro... Read more

Dell XPS 12 review
5.0 stars Dell XPS 12 review By Ian Morris

It's indisputable that Dell is going through a pretty tough time of things at the moment. The firm has suffered massive a massive drop in profits as the PC sector continues to decline, and gets replaced with tablets, phones and other smart devices. Dell... Read more

Alienware M17x R4
4.0 stars Alienware M17x R4 By Hunter Skipworth

Alienware has been flying the flag for gamers for a while now. While its hardware isn’t exactly cheap, for those serious about PC gaming, it is one of the go-to brands.The M17x sits right at the top of the company’s line-up. With a 17-inch screen,... Read more

Dell XPS Duo 12 pictures and hands-on
Dell XPS Duo 12 pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

While brief, taking Dell's XPS Duo 12 for a spin was definitely fun. The Duo combines tablet and laptop by using a rotating screen which flips over. Unlike most tablets, however, inside are the internals of a normal laptop. The result of this is a quick... Read more

Dell XPS One 27 touch screen pictures and hands-on
Dell XPS One 27 touch screen pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

Remember a while ago Dell promised that it would make a touch screen version of its huge XPS One 27 all-in-one computer? Well, looks like they came good on that promise, unveiling what has to be one of the biggest touch screen computers we have seen.First... Read more

Dell Inspiron 15R SE
4.0 stars Dell Inspiron 15R SE By Mike Lowe

Amid the swathes of attractive and slim Ultrabooks currently spilling out into the market, Dell has gone against the trend and introduced the second generation of its Inspiron range.The Inspiron 15R SE is a wedge of chunky plastic that isn't immediately... Read more

Dell XPS One 27 pictures and hands-on
Dell XPS One 27 pictures and hands-on By Danny Brogan

While Dell has been busy upgrading its XPS laptop range, it's also managed to add an all-in-one, sexy desktop computer to its line-up. The Dell XPS One 27 boasts the manufacturer's largest screen to date with an impressive 27-inch display, which Dell... Read more

Dell XPS 14 and XPS 15 pictures and hands-on
Dell XPS 14 and XPS 15 pictures and hands-on By Danny Brogan

Dell has introduced two new ultrabooks to its XPS range in the shape of the XPS 14 and XPS 15 and Pocket-lint has been lucky enough to get some hands-on time with both.As their names suggest both laptops feature bigger screens than their predecessor the... Read more

Dell XPS 13
4.5 stars Dell XPS 13 By Ian Morris

It has for some time been a source of great irritation to us that PC manufacturers just don't seem able to produce computers that look as impressive as Apple's MacBook Air. Ultrabooks provided something of an improvement in the situation, but even these... Read more

Dell Vostro V131
3.5 stars Dell Vostro V131 By Chris Holmes

Light and powerful, Dell's Vostro range is intended to add a little style to the small business or the home office. The latest member of the family, the V131, is a Sandy Bridge Core i5 machine, one of a new generation of thin and light 13.3-inch business... Read more

Alienware X51 pictures and hands-on
Alienware X51 pictures and hands-on By Hunter Skipworth

The Alienware X51 has arrived. Designed to be a small form factor PC that can actually handle a decent bit of gaming, it is Alienware's first attempt at a cheap(ish) desktop. Aimed squarely at the casual PC gaming market, the X51 is a halfway house between... Read more

Dell XPS 13 pictures and hands-on
Dell XPS 13 pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

Dell has laid down its markers and entered the Ultrabook arena, launching a 13-inch model as part of its XPS brand. The new Dell XPS 13 is light, portable and powerful and has some interesting details that we're really excited about. First up is design.... Read more

Dell XPS 14z
3.0 stars Dell XPS 14z By Ian Morris

Dell has some stiff competition at the moment. Apple has never been stronger in laptops, its Pro and Air ranges are some of the nicest-looking and more powerful computers on the market. Then there are Intel's new darlings, the Ultrabooks, lapping up a... Read more

Dell XPS 14z pictures and hands-on
Dell XPS 14z pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

The Dell XPS 14z is a smaller brother to the existing Dell XPS 15z which we've already reviewed, continuing Dell's focus on design and quality of construction.The Dell XPS 14z was announced in China recently and we're yet to see a definitive announcement... Read more

Dell XPS 15z
4.5 stars Dell XPS 15z By Chris Holmes

When you see the XPS 15z your first thought is likely to be about how much it resembles the old titanium MacBook. Its rounded corners, silver metal finish and slot-loading DVD drive all remind us of the Apple machine. Open the XPS up and start using it... Read more

Alienware M11x R3 review
3.5 stars Alienware M11x R3 review By Chris Holmes

Gaming laptops don't need to be great hulking brutes. They can be small and (relatively) light while still giving you the power you need, like the Alienware M11x which packs a Sandy Bridge Core i7 and an Nvidia GT540M graphics card into an 11.6-inch frame... Read more

Dell Vostro 3450
4.0 stars Dell Vostro 3450 By Chris Holmes

Dell's latest Vostro small business laptop packs quite a punch in its 14-inch frame. A Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor and 4GB of RAM make sure you've got the power and memory you need for most day-to-day tasks, if not for high-end gaming and image editing.... Read more

Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110)
4.0 stars Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110) By Chris Holmes

Dell's Inspiron 15R N5110 is, like all Inspirons, a mid-range laptop. With a large 15.6-inch screen and a second generation Core i5 processor - and wireless display - it promises much, at a budget price. Does it deliver?DesignThis is the new Dell style... Read more

Dell XPS 15z ushers in style and affordability, we go hands-on
Dell XPS 15z ushers in style and affordability, we go hands-on By Chris Hall

The latest XPS model from Dell is the Dell XPS 15z, teased last week in a short video which showed off some of its interesting design points. Design is certainly the focus for the new XPS model, picking up on some of the design features that we saw on... Read more

Dell Vostro V130
3.0 stars Dell Vostro V130 By Chris Holmes

If you need a notebook to get work done, that no longer means it has to be big, boxy and dull. Dell's Vostro V130 is targeted at small business and home office workers but it is also a thin, light and stylish PC. Is it possible to look good and be smart... Read more

Dell Inspiron Duo
3.5 stars Dell Inspiron Duo By Chris Holmes

Screen-flipping, keyboard-packing, rugged yet stylish; with its rotating touchscreen, real keyboard and dual core Atom processor, the Inspiron Duo looks as if it ought to be the perfect combination of high-end netbook and tablet.Things start well, for... Read more

Dell XPS 15 L501X
4.0 stars Dell XPS 15 L501X By Chris Holmes

For a widescreen 15-inch laptop, the latest version of the Dell XPS 15 is a huge - if stylish - slab of a machine. The hefty base, with a curved cutout for the dropped hinge and stereo JBL speakers flanking the keyboard, makes the screen look slender... Read more

Dell 1130 printer review
3.5 stars Dell 1130 printer review By Paul Lester

Dell has proven itself pretty capable in the printer market in the past and adds a couple of dedicated mono lasers to its range in the 1130 series. Aside from the fact that the 1130n adds network access and faster print speeds, they are effectively the... Read more

Dell Studio 17 (2010)
4.0 stars Dell Studio 17 (2010) By David Phelan

The Dell Studio 17 1747 is a hefty beast. You'll want to use it as a desktop replacement rather than a portable to carry around with you. Still, the glossy black case with subtle patterning and red edging looks pretty neat, so it won't be out of place... Read more

Alienware M11x notebook
4.0 stars Alienware M11x notebook By Duncan Geere

When we first heard word of the Alienware M11x, we raised an eyebrow. The company, famous for its mammoth gaming machines claimed it was planning the world's most powerful ultra-portable laptop, with an 11-inch screen but the ability to play Crysis. Surely... Read more

First Look: Alienware M11x
0.0 stars First Look: Alienware M11x By Duncan Geere

Dell surprised many people with its announcement at CES that the next Alienware machine to join the company's hardcore gaming line-up would be a tiny 11-incher that had more in common with a netbook than a traditional gaming PC. But despite its diminutive... Read more

Alienware M15x notebook
4.0 stars Alienware M15x notebook By Chris Hall

Alienware is one of the most distinctive brands of PCs there is, thanks to interesting attention to detail. Fortunately a move into the Dell family has not destroyed this line of gaming PCs and the M15x still has the traits of something special. From... Read more

Dell Adamo XPS notebook - First Look
Dell Adamo XPS notebook - First Look By Stuart Miles

How thin is thin? That's the question Dell has asked itself with the launch of the Dell Adamo XPS. The answer it seems is 9.9mm, but has the journey to make a laptop thinner than a CD jewel case meant corners have been cut? We grabbed a gander at the... Read more

Dell 1320C printer review
4.0 stars Dell 1320C printer review By Chris Brennan

The Dell 1320C is a personal colour laser printer with USB and networking connections. It's just £204, which is impressive given the decent specification. A personal laser printer is a great alternative to an inkjet-based equivalent as it will produce... Read more

Dell Latitude E5400 notebook
4.0 stars Dell Latitude E5400 notebook By Andrew Tiney

Dell’s Latitude E-series may not offer the most exciting laptops on the market, but they’re reliable, strong and great for small, medium and large businesses. The Latitude E5400 sits towards the lower end of the range, with plastics used instead of... Read more

Dell Studio 1555 notebook
4.0 stars Dell Studio 1555 notebook By Stephen Patrick

Dell’s Studio 15 has been around for a little while now, impressing on a number of levels. The widespread adoption of 16:9 widescreen displays meant it was only a matter of time before a major update appeared, and the latest Studio 1555 has a lot to... Read more

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 notebook
4.0 stars Dell Inspiron Mini 10 notebook By Stephen Patrick

Dell's Inspiron Mini netbook range has done remarkably well, considering its late entry into the market, although neither the Mini 9 or Mini 12 have proved perfect. The Inspiron Mini 10 is an attempt to change this, taking the best features from both... Read more

Dell Studio 1525 notebook
4.5 stars Dell Studio 1525 notebook By Stephen Patrick

Sitting between Dell’s entry-level Inspiron and high-end XPS ranges, the Studio range offers a great mix of style and quality at a reasonable price. Until it’s replaced by the cunningly titled Studio XPS, you’ll still be able to get a Studio 1525... Read more

Dell Adamo laptop - First Look
Dell Adamo laptop - First Look By Stuart Miles

Mere hours after the official launch of the new "Fashion" focused laptop from Dell, Pocket-lint has already had a brief play. But will it ignite your imagination and will it let you proudly shout "I am a PC" at the top of your lungs? We flew in to Dell's... Read more