It’s the pretty rare laptop that sounds so good that you forget you’re not listening to external speaker. One such standout is the Dell XPS 15, which packs a pair of JBL stereo speakers, Waves MaxxAudio 3 sound processing, and even a 12-watt subwoofer. This notebook’s robust audio system does justice to music tracks that cause most other notebooks to stumble, and it made our gaming and movie watching experience truly immersive.
Whether playing bass-filled R&B songs, heavy rock tunes, or thumping synth-pop ditties, the XPS 15 sounded rich and pleasing to our ears. The notebook also created a wide, multi-layered sound field with clear separation between the two speakers. No harshness or tinniness here. In fact, the XPS 15 beat out several other laptops in a sound shootout, becoming our benchmark for sound quality. Not bad for $799.
Starting at $799; www.dell.com