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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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12 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 440MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average DELL many processor core portable PCs have good reviews as do all laptops produced by DELL.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the DELL XPS 15, and the HP Z Book 15 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP ZBook 15.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Across all the portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15 the speaker power range from 1W to 11W. With an speaker power of 4 Watts, the DELL XPS 15's speaker power is one of the highest amongst notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 13MP. At 2 megapixels, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15.

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Quite Big Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 2 megapixels, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The megapixels counts of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 2.1MP.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL XPS 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the DELL XPS 15, or the HP Z Book 15 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 15 is 1,200MHz. The DELL XPS 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,100 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a comparable 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 compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 9530 both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.1 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the XPS 15 (2.2GHz), or the XPS 15 9530 (2.2GHz) both from DELL or the HP Zbook 15 (2.4GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 15.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP ZBook 15 (1.3TB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 (17.3" and higher rated); or the Alienware 17 (17.3" and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo T520.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the DELL XPS 15 9530 (SSD and cheaper) or the HP ZBook 17 (SSD and higher rated).

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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...

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers i73632, i73632q, dell w10, i73632qm, dell w10h, dell gtx960, dell uhdw10, dell i74702, dell i74712, dell uhdw10p, dell i74702h, dell i74712h, dell gtx960m, dell i74702hq, dell i74712hq, dell 3200x1800, dell 95505187de2, dell i76700hq16gb1, dell i76700hq16gb1t, dell i76700hq16gb1tb
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