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XPS 15 - L501X

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Movies, games, music and web chat come to life with amazing visuals and incredible sound — all powered by the latest Intel® processors. Its top-of-the-line adaptable speed and responsiveness makes the second-generation Intel® Core™ i5 processors the ideal choice for visibly smart performance.

  • Get new, faster second-generation Intel® processors
  • Experience leading-edge NVIDIA® performance graphics that bring your media to life
  • Get high-fidelity JBL® speakers with Waves MaxxAudio® 3

 

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2nd Generation Intel Core processor
2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors are the ideal choice for visibly smart performance.
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Razor-sharp graphics
NVIDIA® performance graphics (up to 2GB) deliver powerful, high-resolution gaming with breathtaking detail.
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Mind-blowing audio
High-fidelity JBL® speakers and Waves MaxxAudio® 3 technology make XPS™ laptops some of the loudest, clearest and cleanest sounding systems on the planet.
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Mind-Blowing Audio

Mind-Blowing Audio

XPS laptops are designed to be the loudest, clearest and cleanest laptops on the planet.

High-fidelity JBL speakers combined with Waves MaxxAudio® 3 technology produce rich, full sound that delivers booming bass and razor-sharp clarity to your favorite movies, music and games.

Treat your ears with up to 20W of peak audio performance on the XPS 15.Using the same award-winning Waves algorithms heard on hit records, major motion pictures, and popular video games the world over, MaxxAudio is designed to deliver better dynamic range, frequency response, and imaging, with maximum transparency, clarity, and natural sound. Waves® Pro Audio tools are endorsed by many of the biggest names in show business, including twelve-time Grammy® award winner Kanye West.

Plus, your sound is fully customizable — personalize, store and dial up your own precision presets. With a touch of your finger, the exclusive Waves button on your XPS laptop gives you instant access to the MaxxAudio interface. The ultimate laptop sound is only a touch away!

Together, these technologies enable you to take the surround-sound experience of your home theater with you wherever you go.  Learn More
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Your Life in Hi-Def

XPS laptops have the tools that bring your world to you, wherever you are.

Ultraclear. Ultraflexible.
Connect with your loved ones across the globe in stunning high definition using the Internet and XPS 15’s HD webcam. It’s the first webcam to offer HD video streaming for ultraclear 720p resolution. That means you can go to full screen while chatting and still maintain a very crisp image of your loved ones.
Experience the moment as if you were there. You can also record and share videos at low resolution, for sending via email or at high resolution, to post to YouTube™.

Connect to the World
Video conferencing is now even easier with Dell and Skype*. The new XPS 15 is one of the first laptops to be certified by Skype and offers preinstalled Skype software standard on every XPS 15.   Learn More 
 
Movies, games and 3d videos come to life

3D at Home on the Big Screen

XPS laptops are the first Dell laptops to offer integrated NVIDIA® 3DTV* Play technology. This technology enables you to leverage the 3D processing power of GeForce® graphics to create an immersive 3D experience in your own home, on a compatible 3D TV.

Simply connect your laptop to a 3D-enabled TV and effortlessly project your favorite Blu-ray* 3D movies and 3D photo slideshows for a real-life theater experience. Then, bring your 3D-enabled games* to life. With the power of your laptop and a 3D TV, you can step into an eye-popping 3D gaming experience right in your living room. To harness the 3D power of your XPS 15, all you need is a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cable, optional Blu-ray Disc™ drive, an NVIDIA compatible 3DTV, 3D glasses and 3D media*.

For a list of 3D TVs, visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-tv-play.html

Commitment to Quality

We’ve made a number of customer-initiated refinements to our XPS laptops. The XPS design process incorporates rigorous testing that is developed to align with our real-world customer feedback and use. We even step out of the testing labs and have our own employees and customers beta-test these laptops to provide ongoing feedback to engineering.

We stress-test all XPS laptops as performance gaming systems to help ensure you get the performance you expect out of your new high-powered XPS laptop and to ensure they keep their cool under the most performance-hungry situations. Power adaptors exceed average customer consumption needs to help ensure you have the power to support even the most difficult tasks.
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Chipset

  • Intel® HM57

Audio and Speakers

  • JBL 2.1 Designed & Certified Speakers +Waves MaxxAudio ®
    2.1 Audio: 2 X 4W + 12W sub-woofer 20W Total

Optical Drive

  • 16x DVD+/-RW (standard), Blu-ray Disc™ combo (reads Blu-ray Disc™ & writes to CD/DVD); 12.7mm tray load

    9-in-1 media card reader
    Supporting SD, SDIO, SDXC, SDHC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, MSXC, xD

Power

  • 6-cell LI (2.6Ah) standard; Up to 5 hours, 14 minutes* of battery life with 6-cell battery
    9-cell LI (2.8Ah); Up to 9 hours, 9 minutes* of battery life with 9-cell battery

Camera

  • 2.0MP HD with single digital mic (H.264)

Wireless

  • Wired communications

    Integrated Gigabit ethernet 10/100/1000
    Modem upsell via USB dongle


    Wireless (WLAN)
     
    Wi-Fi Options:

    Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
    Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 802.11 a/b/g/n (3x3)
    Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 802.11 a/g/n
    Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 802.11 a/g/n

    Mobile Broadband Options: (WWAN)

    Dell Wireless 5540 HSPA mobile broadband*mini card
    Dell Wireless 5620 EVDO-HSPA mobile broadband* mini card

    WiMax:

    Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 802.11 a/g/n

    Bluetooth Options:
    Bluetooth® 3.0

Ports, Slots & Chassis

  • Externally Accessible
    Mini DisplayPort (1),
    2 total USB 3.0
    1 USB 2.0 (eSATA/powershare combo)
    Integrated network connector 10/100/1000 LAN (RJ45)
    HDMI 1.4
    AC adapter connector
    Audio jacks (headphone with SPDIF support (2), 1 Mic-in)

    Dimensions & Weight
    Width: 15" (381mm)
    Height: 1.3" (32.2mm) front /1.5" (38.2mm) back)
    Depth: 10.4" (265.4mm)
    Weight: Starting weight of 6.14lbs. (2.78kg)* with 6-cell battery; 6.51lbs.(2.96kg)*with 9-cell battery

    TV tuner

    Yes (optional integrated)

    9-in-1 media card reader

    Supporting SD, SDIO, SDXC, SDHC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, MSXC, xD

    Others
     
    Multimedia control buttons

    External display, wireless on/off, extended battery life, brightness -, brightness +, backlit keyboard activation, mute, volume -, volume +, rewind, play/pause, forward, touchpad deactivation button
    Capacitive keys
    Windows® Mobility Center, Audio control panel, user configurable launch button
    LED lights
    Palmrest: battery indicator, wireless and caps lock; hinge: hard drive activity and battery charge.

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