Dell XPS 15 9520 vs. 9510

The XPS 15 is one of the best Dell laptops available today. It’s part of the XPS 13, XPS 15, and XPS 17 trifecta that allows users to get a size and set of hardware suitable for their needs, with each different version of the laptop coming with similar high-end features and overall design.

Dell’s latest XPS 15 (9520) isn’t a far cry from its 9510 predecessor, but there are some upgrades that might sway you toward the newer model. Take a look at the specs available in each laptop before we go deeper into what sets the two laptops apart.

Dell XPS 15 (9520) Dell XPS 15 (9510)
OS Windows 11 Home Windows 11 Home
Processor 12th Gen Intel H-Series 11th Gen Intel H-Series
Core i5-12500H, Core i7-12700H, Core i9-12900HK Core i5-11400H, Core i7-11800H, Core i9-11900H
RAM 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
DDR5-4800MHz DDR4-3200MHz
Graphics Intel Iris Xe, Intel UHD Intel UHD
NVIDIA RTX 3050, RTX 3050 Ti NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti
Storage 512GB, 1TB, 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display 15.6 inches, 16:10 aspect ratio, Dolby Vision 15.6 inches, 16:10 aspect ratio, Dolby Vision
1920×1200 (FHD+), non-touch, anti-glare, 500 nits, 100% sRGB 1920×1200 (FHD+), non-touch, anti-glare, 500 nits, 100% sRGB
3456 x 2160 (3.5K), OLED, touch, anti-reflective, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3 3456 x 2160 (3.5K), OLED, touch, anti-reflective, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3
3840×2400 (UHD+), touch, anti-reflective, 500 nits, 100% AdobeRGB 3840×2400 (UHD+), touch, anti-reflective, 500 nits, 100% AdobeRGB
Ports Two Thunderbolt 4, USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2), 3.5mm audio, SD card reader Two Thunderbolt 4, USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2), 3.5mm audio, SD card reader
Audio Dual 2.5W woofers, dual 1.5W tweeters Dual 2.5W woofers, dual 1.5W tweeters
Wireless Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1675, Bluetooth 5.2 Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650, Bluetooth 5.1
Camera 720p, IR 720p, IR
Security Fingerprint reader, IR camera Fingerprint reader, IR camera
Battery 86Wh 86Wh
Dimensions 13.56 x 9.06 x 0.73 inches 13.57 x 9.06 x 0.71 inches
(344.4mm x 230mm x 18.5mm) (344.7mm x 230mm x 18mm)
Weight From 4.06 pounds (1.84kg) From 3.99 pounds (1.8kg)

What’s different in the XPS 15 (9520)?

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