Help Me Choose: Display

Dell™ XPS™ panels offer innovative new technologies, high resolution, high brightness, wide viewing angles and color enhancement, 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.





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.

High resolution displays:
A high resolution display enables bright, crisp, sharp and fine detail for everything from images to text.
Enjoy sharper detail for movies and content consumption and creation, even down to the text on a website. See more content on your screen and increase your productivity – more Excel rows, browsing multiple web pages side by side, copying between folders, or even running multiple apps side by side.

The XPS 15 is the first 15.6” laptop to use an innovative new display technology called oxide TFT. Boasting over 5.7M pixels, the Quad HD+ screen option that provides over 2.5X more pixels than a Full HD display.

High color gamut:
Enjoy a wide range of colors and color details with a color gamut of 72%, which has more saturated color when compared to a standard 50%. That means a better experience when working with graphics and color.

High brightness:
A laptop with high brightness is easy to see when using outdoors & prefect for watching movies or web surfing
A 400-nit, found on most XPS laptops, is up to 100% brighter than a typical laptop panel (200-nit).

Wide viewing angles:
Wider viewing angles allow for collaboration & sharing content, since your display can be viewed clearly from almost any angle. 
View your display from different angles and be treated to the same vivid, life-like images with great color consistency.

High contrast ratio:
A high, contrast ratio enables you to see whites as the brightest they can be, and dark colors, like black, the darkest they can be.

Viewing Experience:

  1. Business Presentations – see your business presentation material pop on the screen with ultra color boost
  2. Online shopping – see clothing and cosmetics in true color
  3. Media viewing – see a movie in with more dramatic color or play games in color as the developer intended
  4. Photography – your photograph shows vibrant, consistent color whether you are in warm incandescent light or outdoor daylight. Color stays true to its original color on your screen


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, touch pad 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 ten-finger-touch functionality.

Edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™:
Edge-to-edge hardened Corning Gorilla Glass NBT 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 in a compact body similar to an 11” laptop.
  • Currently offered on the XPS 11, 12, 13 and 15

Enjoy your media in comfort:
Wirelessly project to your HDTV, and enjoy and share media with family and friends. Such as …
  • Photos, videos and online content
  • Music through sites such as Pandora® on your home theater system
General Recommendations

If you want...Choose...
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 high resolution panel available on all XPS laptops
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

Panels 11.6" QHD
12.5" FHD
13.3" FHD
15.6" FHD
15.6" QHD+
Systems SupportedXPS 11XPS 12New! XPS 13New! XPS 15New! XPS 15
Resolution*Quad HD
Quad HD+
(3200 x 1800)
Brightness (typical)*400-nit400-nit350-nit400-nit400-nit
Viewing Angle*wide - 160° 80/80/80/80wide - 170° 85/85/85/85wide - 178° 89/89/89/89wide - 160° 80/80/80/80wide - 160° 80/80/80/80
Contrast Ratio (Typical)*800:1700:1800:1800:1800:1
Color Gamut*72%50%72%72%72%
Display Glassedge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™