Skip to main content

Is the new Dell XPS 15 webcam below the display?

Dell Xps 15 9500
Dell Xps 15 9500 (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

Is the new Dell XPS 15 webcam below the display?

Best answer: No, the webcam is above the display where most would expect to find it. If you want a webcam with better quality, though, the Logitech C922 is always a solid value choice.

The webcam is where it should be

Dell Xps 15 9500 Review Hero

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

When Dell first moved the webcams on its best laptops, like on the XPS 13 way back in 2015, it was understandably met with mixed reactions. It allowed for the now-iconic design and almost no bezels on three sides of the display, but at the cost of an odd angle if you actually used the webcam. Everybody you Skyped with would see up your nose, which is an unflattering look for anybody.

Fortunately, designs have matured, and the latest version of the XPS 15 doesn't have that problem. Its webcam is exactly where you would expect to find it — right above the display — and that's despite being one of the smallest 15.6-inch laptops on the planet.

It's not at the sacrifice of super-skinny bezels, either. The latest XPS 15 has super-skinny bezels, too.

Dedicated webcam is still better for intensive use

Logitech C922

Logitech C922 (Image credit: Windows Central)

The integrated webcam on the XPS 15, like with most high-end laptops, is solid, and if you're only using it for the odd video call then you might be absolutely fine with it.

If you're relying on it for anything more intensive, such as content creation, then a dedicated webcam will always deliver better quality video. Something like the Logitech C922 is a good companion, with 1080p video at 30 FPS, a pretty sharp-looking image, and decent colors, while remaining affordable.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.