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DELL XPS 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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23 Reasons For

Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average PCI Express slot version of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2.2.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The DELL XPS 15 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

DELL is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core laptops.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL XPS 15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 15.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 15.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the T440 (2.6GHz and cheaper), or the L540 (2.6GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 8470p (2.6GHz and cheaper).

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 15 is 530GB. At 1,032 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it. Most similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 15.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The internal memory of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17R (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad X240, and the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Lenovo T530 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 15. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 15 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

Across similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Nine Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 15 is a nine battery cell count laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years only have between one and eight battery cells.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 15 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 15. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Megapixel Count

The megapixels counts of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average megapixel count is 0.94MP. With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger megapixels counts amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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8.2GB Internal Memory Size

The biggest internal memory size of the DELL XPS 15 is 8.2GB. That's over two times the internal memory size of a 4.1GB laptop, which is the most frequently found internal memory size.

This portable PC's internal memory size (8.2GB) is in fact the best internal memory size across all medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.

The worst internal memory size across comparable types of portable PC is 2GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 65 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 15 is 5Wh, the biggest is 4,400Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 15 is 36MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

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Very Thin

The average height of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 15 is 1.2", and the heights range from 0.74" to 2.9". At only 0.91 inches, the DELL XPS 15 is fairly thin compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 have a front camera, however the DELL XPS 15 does not have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the HP EliteBook 850, or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 15 which has 32 solid-state drive capacity.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The DELL XPS 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP EliteBook 850, or the Lenovo X1 Carbon which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

The average weight of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 15 is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The DELL XPS 15 is quite heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL XPS 13 (1.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 15 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3" and higher rated); or the MSI GP70 (17.3" and cheaper), or the HP ZBook 17 ($949.00) (17.3" and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL XPS 15 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Processor Codename
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Internal Memory
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Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
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Total Storage Capacity
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Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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HD Type
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
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Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
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Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
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DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Numeric Keypad
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Intel VPro Technology
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Expert Reviews

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24 October 2016

The Dell XPS 15 is a fantastic laptop and possesses excellent build quality.It's cheaper and more highly spec'd than a MacBook Pro is arguably better value for money than a Microsoft Surface Pro...

28 April 2016

Aside from a handful of niggles, and the somewhat disappointing battery life, Dell should be patting itself on the back for delivering yet another top-notch Windows 10 laptop. The XPS 15 is...

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14 January 2016

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14 January 2016

The Dell XPS 15 is the ultimate Skylake-based Windows 10 laptop you can buy...

Expert Reviews

30 December 2015

The Dell XPS 15 is a faithful, up-sized rendition of the innovative XPS 13. Like its predecessor, the 15-incher cuts back on size and weight without sacrificing performance. In fact, the XPS 15 is...

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Solid build quality
Great keyboard and touchpad
Best notebook display we've tested
Clear, loud speakers
Extremely quick
Modest connectivity
Battery falls short of expectations
Noisy and hot at load
UHD model has significantly worse battery life
Color temp on the UHD model's screen is off
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
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I bought this after much deliberation for running Blender and video processing. Positives: screen is sharp and the touch screen is responsive (I would rather have a none touchscreen but this... Read more…

Reviewed 3 April 2016 by Bogdan Gavril

Great laptop, it's an absolute beast and likely the best possible 15 inch Windows machine on the market now. The screen is magnificent. I wouldn't worry too much about software glitches with the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 March 2016 by CoolGuy
(Verified Purchase)

Exactly as expected, runs great, the only issue I found that I did t think was a problem prior was there is only 2 USB ports and some issues with Windows 10 scaling on some programs. The fans do... Read more…

Reviewed 10 February 2016 by Paul Millican | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

- Pros - ? If you have the money, you won't regret stretching to the 4K touch display. It's perfect. ? The design. That InfinityEdge bezel and slim form factor is a cut above any Windows laptop. ?... Read more…

Reviewed 2 February 2016 by Brian

The internet still doesnt work after countless hours of trying to fix it. SSL errors happen repeatedly even after reiinstalling windows multiple times...

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