Help Me Choose: Display

Dell™ XPS™ panels are optimized for high-definition (HD) presentation, so you'll be seeing your applications, TV, movies and video games with superior image quality and razor-sharp resolution for the ultimate entertainment and productivity experience.
See More with Dell High-definition+ and Full High-definition LCDs

Dell offers HD+ and FHD LCDs on select XPS™ systems. The HD+ and FHD LCDs have high resolution, which means you can have more pixels on your LCD panel than on traditional displays. The higher the number of pixels, the greater the panel's ability to display image detail for many media-related tasks, including:
  • Enjoying FHD movies on your computer
  • Making use of your new digital camera and viewing all of your photos in incredible detail
  • Having crisp reproduction of images and videos when you Skype™ in HD
  • Simultaneously working with multiple open applications on your desktop
Experience More with Enhanced Display Options

The quality of image on your XPS™ laptop's display depends on several factors, including resolution, brightness, color gamut and backlight. Check the key definitions below to learn more about the various attributes and metrics of an LCD screen.
  • Color enhancement technology: A color enhancement technology from Dell that enables the most accurate and realistic image reproduction of any Dell laptop today, making panels with this technology ideal for photography.
  • Multi-touch: Navigation made easy. A panel with multi-touch allows users to interact with their multimedia by directly touching the computer LCD, minimizing the need for a keyboard, touchpad or mouse. A touch screen is a more natural way to interact with your PC. You have the freedom to just touch the screen and manipulate directly. Plus, it is a more collaborative experience — no fighting over the mouse or who has control of the screen. And two people can interact with one application at the same time, with up to four-finger-touch functionality.
  • Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass: Edge-to-edge hardened Gorilla Glass is bonded to aluminum for a very rigid panel design. It is impeccably strong and aesthetically pleasing. It also allows a bigger screen on your laptop without the added size. On the XPS 13, for example, we cleverly fit a stunning 13.3” edge-to-edge display with durable Gorilla Glass designed for brilliant visuals in a compact body similar to an 11” laptop. Currently offered on the XPS 12, 13, 14 and 15.
  • Color enhancement technology: A color enhancement technology from Dell that enables the most accurate and realistic image reproduction of any Dell laptop today, making panels with this technology ideal for photography.
  • Enjoy your media in comfort. Wirelessly project to your HDTV and enjoy and share media with family and friends. Like …
    • Photos, videos and online content
    • Music through sites such as Pandora® on your home theater system
General Recommendations

If you want ...Choose ...
To play 3D games, view 3D Blu-ray movies and 3D pictures on your laptop screenA 3D panel as available on the XPS™ 17
To display multiple open applications simultaneously, work productively with large images or make the best use of resolution-intensive applications such as digital content creation or data visualizationA Full HD panel as available on the XPS 12, XPS 15
To allow multiple people to collaborate around one laptop or share a presentation with one or two other peopleA panel with a wide viewing angle
To work outdoors on your notebookAn outdoor-viewable display with high brightness
To wirelessly project content to an HDTV*An Intel® wireless card (1000, 1030, 6150, 6250), a Netgear® PTV1000 Push2TV Media Adapter (sold separately), and an HDMI™ or composite AV-enabled display
13.3" HD (1366x768) WLED Display15.6" HD (1366x768) WLED Display15.6" FHD (1920x1080) B+RG LED Display12.5” FHD (1920x1080)
Systems SupportedXPS™ 13XPS 15XPS 15XPS 12
Size13.3"15.6"15.6"12.5"
ResolutionHD (720p)HD (720p)FHD (1080p)FHD (1920 x 1080)
Pixels1366x7681366x7681920x10801920x1080
Brightness (typical)300220270400
TruelifeYesYesYesYes
Anti-glareNo
Viewing AngleStandardStandardWide80/80/80/80 (L/R/U/D)
Contrast Ratio (typical)500:1600:1600:135 ms
Color Gamut45%60%95%50% typical
BacklightWLEDWLEDB+RG LEDWLED