YOU Should Buy the Dell XPS 15 9500 (2020), And Here’s Why!

by birtanpublished on November 24, 2020

The Dell XPS 15 9500 from 2020 this is legitimately one of my favorite pieces of Technology ever made and I mean I say that because I like it so much that I went from someone that would only ever do my video editing work would only ever do like my professional work on a Mac to now I am seriously considering switching to Windows and all of that happened in about the span of the last two weeks after using this darn thing so why do I like it so much and why do I think you should buy one let's find out the computers they're so fresh what's up everyone I'm the everyday dead if I can figure it out you can figure it out so I

Absolutely unequivocally and blown away by how much I like this laptop you've seen it over the last month as I've made several videos just stating how awesome this is even when compared against the pretty stiff competition from the newest Mac devices and again I am normally an Apple guy today this is not a day to be unbiased today we will not balance positives from negatives I'm gonna share the things that I think that sell this as a portable productivity monster machine and I think it's just a fantastic investment before we hop into

That I do want to make my first caveat on a you should buy series these are just fun videos that I enjoy making because I find so much there's like so much negativity out in the tech space and I like sharing the things that I absolutely really love about the tech I use I don't actually want you to buy every single computer or camera that I talked about here also something else to note about the XPS 15 I have seen people that have had issues with the trackpad on the XPS 15 and it's enough that I wanted to preface this video that while I haven't had a single issue with mine

Like I haven't had a problem with this trackpad moving or double-clicking or anything like that if you are going to buy this laptop buy it from Dell or another retailer with a reputable return policy just in case you do get a problem you can return it get another one okay we just swiped the disclaimers off the table let's get to the awesomeness that is the XPS 15 first off and I think the main reason to buy this computer when there are other options out there like the XPS 17 or even the MacBook Pro 16 is the size you will not find another laptop this

Powerful that's this small and yes we'll talk more about the individual pieces that make that possible as we go along today but overall this is a shockingly small computer you've heard me say this before but I do have another Dell 15 inch laptop in my house right now I use that one for gaming and it Dwarfs the XPS 15 like it's I think it's crazy that these are both two laptops sold as 15-inch options from the same manufacturer now I do get the gaming laptops are bigger because they need to have better cooling for all of those internal components

It's a strike you I mean strikingly big difference between the g3 and g5 15-inch line and the XPS 15 and what's cool about that is this might be the smallest productivity laptop with this much power and this much screen real estate that you're probably going to find in this generation of computers more on that fantastic screen in just a minute not to belabor the point but every single time I pick this thing up or start using it to get work done I'm legitimately I just get taken back by the size when your area is safe and you can safely go to an electronic store to check this out you

Got to go look at one of these in person if you haven't seen it yet you'll be taken back by just how small of a computer this is and on the size comment it's time to mention what really makes this possible and it's probably reason one and a half to buy the XPS 15 that's the display the display on this thing is absolutely insane I personally have the 1080p panel and it's I think it is the perfect 16 by 10 aspect ratio with almost no bezels along this edge there is a 4k option out there but I prefer the 1080p as its matte like I don't like glossy displays and it uses less power

Than that beefier 4k touchscreen panel this is not a touchscreen unfortunately the 16 by 10 really works for me because if you saw last year's version of the XPS 15 it had a much like you lost all of this real estate right here and this just gives you a little more space at the bottom and if you like to watch movies in a traditional widescreen mode you won't get crazy cropping bars he has sixteen by nine and more seventeen by nine are pretty standard for YouTube TV and even movies too the one is a stylized choice that you run into also telling you much like

The overall size itself if you haven't seen this display in person it will take your breath away as I sit down to stop and write this script I came over me that you really have to stop and pull your eyes away from what you are doing and you have to look for the bezel the screen just kind of like floats in the air in front of you you don't even realize that there's an edge to the screen you might think that I'm harping on about this for no reason but everything about this computer is really built around the screen I'm not an engineer but I think it's the way that

They were really able to slim these bezels down is what lets the rest of the computer be so small this is more like a 14-inch computer that has a 15-inch monitor on it the next reason you should buy the XPS 15 is the trackpad yes we already mentioned there could be some potential QC issues out there but having had none of those personally I can easily say that this is the best Windows trackpad I've ever seen I mean this is truly up there with the class-leading MacBook offerings it's gigantic has very precise control and the gestures work great making it so you

Almost don't need a dedicated Mouse if you are going to use this as a travel or on-the-go computer right above that trackpad though is another of my favorite Windows implementations the keyboard I really think this is a fantastic keyboard when I first started typing on it coming from the MacBook Pro during the unboxing I did think the keys were a little mushy but once you start going on it's a terrific experience I mean the keys can you hear them they aren't as snappy as the new magic keyboards on the MacBook but it's almost like the mush this is a good thing

That's gonna sound weird but typing on this feels less impactful then that's gonna sound bad but I don't mean it in a bad way I mean it's less impactful on your hands leading to less hand fatigue when I'm typing longer projects in much the same way that I wear running shoes with about two inches of foam to make it less impactful and less strenuous on my legs when you know I'm out running I really like the key layout I also like that there is no touch bar interface it's all physical and even okay the one thing that's not physical there is a

Fingerprint scanner on the side and it feels and works great too if you could make a keyboard dude I will I will be totally happy with your computer also in regards to the bill to the laptop body in general the carbon fiber feels amazing this might much like the other things I really like about this this might be the best feeling laptop I've ever seen in my life I've been using this awful lot over the last months since I unbox it and while I was initially concerned that this might pick up like fingerprint smudges or palm smudges you

More easily than say the aluminum on my macbook pro this continues to hold up really well and it's such a nice addition it just looks so good like I'm not much of like a gamer aesthetics kind of person but this looks fantastic right next to those keys is a like literally right next to the keys are a great set of speakers and okay I promise I won't turn this into a like a MacBook Pro but on windows video but the speakers are very good and they're much like the speakers found on the MacBook Pros now I'm not big into audio so I can't talk much about the

Base or the mids or treble is that something that you talk about but this is good enough that I don't feel the need to always have to wear headphones and either using it to watch youtube videos watch other kind of content or when I edit my videos on it okay so now we move away from the like a MacBook but not section of the video into things that this just stands on its own and something that I do this is totally not like a MacBook right before we even get too far from the physical construction of the computer this baby has an SD card slot SD card slots are the most joys of

Ports a computer could have my workflow won't break if I forget my mouse or if I don't have the dongle to plug into a monitor but if I can't ingest my footage that's an absolute showstopper and has been an absolute showstopper of mine so much like flippy screens are big in the YouTube space for cameras SD card slots are basically the flippy screens and that youtubers we just need them and if you're gonna be creating a lot of photo and video content you'll need them too I love it I just love that this computer has an SD card slot I would talk about this all day long if somebody would

Watch a video about it would you would you watch a video about how awesome SD card slots are leave a comment below let me know one big thing about being a Mac user and this is not like a Mac but not one big thing about being a Mac user is you are stuck with what you buy you buy a MacBook Pro 16 or 13 that's it you are stuck with that configuration until the end of time for that computer because everything is soldered down and hopefully as you're using that computer you don't find that you need just a little bit more RAM I'm not saying that's happy to me but here in the 95

Five hundred though you can upgrade both the internal solid-state drive and the RAM very very easily you get to MDOT to nvme slots inside of this four SSDs and you also get two slots for the RAM and that might be a big enough feature on its own to sell this computer you can buy much faster RAM and much I capitalized much for the second one faster SSDs and kit your computer out for both weigh less and just better in general the drives in the RAM that you can get stock from Dell they're fine there's nothing wrong with them but you can do so much better and

Faster in your own I'm a PC novice and even I know that like seriously I know I always say at the beginning of my videos if I can figure it out you can figure out and that's because I'm a pretty average guy and this only took me a couple of minutes going from nothing to popping in to Samsung 970 Evo plus and 64 gigabytes of ddr4 ram into this laptop just making it like the Chrome destroying I can have all the chrome tags that I won't open now sure I call it a thermal pad a heatsink and you guys have let me know in the comments so I know that now and we all learned this

Together ding and now that we're talking about what's under the hood I do want to talk about the power on hand here that is another main reason to buy one of these computers this is a powerful powerful laptop you can kid out with an Intel i7 10 875 H and that's a pretty amazing little CPU sure it's not going to compete in the same levels with an AI 9 or even one of the new rise and mobile processors but for productivity this is a pretty darn good CPU and you can pair it with an nvidia gtx 1650 TI so this might not be built as a gaming laptop it's not sold as a gaming laptop but you

Could easily use it for some of the older titles heck I have the base model i5 and I use it to play all my old timey RPGs like vampire masquerade Redemption oh it was so cool when I was younger that game came out and blew it and so despite this not having the same cooling capabilities as the 17-inch which I'm very excited to check out that whole vapor chamber thing this is pretty impressive for me because I have seen on other smaller laptops thermal throttling happen pretty routinely and I was actually kind of concerned about that when I saw just how small

They had made this device and the last reason to buy the Dell XPS 15 9500 anything to do with its performance or its capabilities or its price it's that this is a nice-looking laptop this just looks good and while you might not want to consider the aesthetics of your personal technology when making a purchasing decision I absolutely do I like having gear that looks like the money that I spent on it like I don't like spending money on stuff that looks like garbage and the XPS 15 is absolutely one of my favorite looking laptops ever it's like a theme of the

Whole video right that this thing has blown me away so much that I've started talking about Windows computers I love how the aluminum finish of the outer shell looks and I think it plays really well with that carbon fiber we talked about earlier I mean I think the silver and the gray I love grey matte gray is my favorite color because I'm a boring old person I love it and I think this is the perfect combination of form and function and because of all of those things we talked about you should absolutely buy the Dell XPS 15 9500 from 2020 dang what a good computer so if you

Are like me and you like the base model of things and you're trying to save some money and actually see if your power needs can be met by the base model XPS 15 here's the video where I use this cheapest XPS 15 9500 as a 4k video editing platform for Premiere Pro click right here to watch that video click click click click click click click thanks for watching

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