Dell XPS 15 9530 (2023) Premium-Class Laptop
Specifications of the Dell XPS 15 9530 (2023)
Here are the specs of the Dell XPS 15 9530 (2023) with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Standard non-convertible laptop
This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
It belongs to the laptop maker's premium-class lineup.
The laptop offers high performance needed for heavier tasks like multimedia creation or design. On the negative side, high-performance laptops tend to consume more battery power than the standard ones. Read more about performance of this notebook in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
|1920x1200 pixels Full HD+
This screen resolution provides a decent image sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and programs. It's similar to the popular Full HD 1920x1080. However, these resolutions aren't as good as the premium-class 4K Ultra HD and similar.
This is a very high display pixel count. It delivers similar picture characteristics to the ultra-quality 4K 3840x2160 resolution.
|Finger multi-touch input (optional)
The device optionally comes with touchscreen capability.
|Other Display Specs
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
OLED display type provides wide viewing angles, low power consumption, and deeper blacks than on the IPS type screens.
Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
|About Laptop Display
|It depends on the laptop configuration what screen resolution among the mentioned above is included.
Learn about laptop PC displays here.
|Intel Core i5-13500H 13th Gen
The Core i5-13500H is a higher-end laptop processor. It lacks the power of the Core i7 H series but it's nevertheless a fast CPU commonly used in gaming and other high-performance laptops. On the negative side, the Core H series CPUs consume more power and run hotter than the typical mainstream Core U chips.
Intel Core i7-13700H 13th Gen
The Intel Core i7-13700H is among the fastest laptop processors. It’s commonly used in gaming and other high-performance laptops. Computing speed is the top priority of the i7-12700H, as opposed to power efficiency and affordable pricing.
Intel Core i9-13900H 13th Gen
The Intel Core i9-13900H is among the top of the line processors. It's even somewhat faster than the popular Core i7 H series counterparts. The i9-13900H is a good choice for CPU-demanding professional work like video and photo editing, besides gaming and everyday tasks. On the other hand, it isn’t as power efficient as the common mid-range laptop CPUs.
|The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
The multiple CPUs listed above mean you have multiple CPU options at the time of the laptop purchase.
|Intel Arc A370M 4GB video card
The Intel Arc A370M is a card with 4GB of dedicated video memory. It's an entry-level dedicated graphics processor, but noticeably faster than the common integrated graphics processors. You can play light and mid-tier games on the card without hiccups, while heavier titles require you to dial down graphics detail settings and resolution for smooth gameplays.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 6GB
The GeForce RTX 4050 6GB is a dedicated gaming-class video card, capable of running smoothly the latest PC games. However, there are even faster GPUs in the RTX lineup, such as the RTX 4060, 4070 or 4080. You should consider them if you want to maximize performance for gaming on high resolutions and high detail settings.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 8GB
The GeForce RTX 4060 is a powerful gaming-class video card. The RTX 4070 and 4080 from the same lineup are even faster for completely smooth gameplays on the highest settings and resolutions.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 8GB
The GeForce RTX 4070 is a high-end gaming-class video card. In general, the RTX 4070 enables completely smooth gameplays on the highest settings and resolutions. But the 4080 from the same lineup is even faster, which can be useful for gaming on extremely high resolutions and multiple display setups.
|About Graphics Processors
|Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
The list above with multiple GPUs means you have multiple GPU choices at the time of the purchase.
Integrated graphics built into the main CPU is present on all laptops, including those with optional dedicated video cards.
|System Memory (RAM) Size
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
32GB is recommended for extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications. For most users, everything above 16GB is an overkill.
64GB RAM size is the top-tier one. It's used for extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications. For most users, this size is an overkill.
|System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.
The multiple options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different RAM choices.
Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.
1000GB (1TB) SSD
1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.
2000GB (2TB) SSD
2TB is a huge storage capacity and rarely used in laptops. The size is for those who store a lot of large files.
4000GB (4TB) SSD
4TB is a huge storage capacity. It's aimed at those who store a lot of large files, such as professional video makers.
8000GB (8TB) SSD
8TB is the greatest data storage capacity in laptops on the today's market. The capacity this high is aimed at storing large files, such as video material for video creation and editing purposes.
|About Data Storage
|Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.
The multiple storage options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different storage choices.
Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
|Keyboard & Input
|Keyboard without dedicated number pad
The laptop has no separate numeric pad you can typically find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.
Keyboard backlight makes typing in dark environments easier.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
|Speakers & Audio
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
HD 720p resolution
This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing.
|Wireless & Networking
|Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless
The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
|3 x USB-C
Three compact Type-C USB ports.
|Video Output Ports
|Video out via USB-C
The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
|Media Card Reader
|SD card reader
The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
This laptop has a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins, without password typing.
Thunderbolt 4 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface.
|86 WHr capacity
|The battery capacity of the typical mid-tier laptop ranges from 40 to 50 WHr. Capacities above 50 WHr are considered to be excellent.
However, powerful components of gaming and other high performance laptops can cosume a lot of battery power.
The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
|Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.
Windows 11 Pro
Windows 11 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows 11 Home.
A typical laptop warranty.
|Year of Release
|Country / Region
The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.
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