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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.2GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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19 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. When compared to other portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 that we have checked, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the DELL XPS 15 of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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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 portable PC.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average DELL many processor core portable PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all portable PCs manufactured by DELL.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The DELL XPS 15 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the biggest internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

Other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 32GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB.

If this many processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 15 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 15.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL XPS 15 which has better reviews; or the Lenovo T540p which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 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 most similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including a cheaper laptop such as the Gigabyte P34G v2 or you might consider a higher scoring laptop such as the DELL XPS 15.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the DELL XPS 15 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. At 6 megabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big processor cache 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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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15 only have between four and seven processor threads, however the DELL XPS 15 has eight processor threads.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago only have between two and eight battery cells, however the DELL XPS 15 has nine battery cells.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.9W. The DELL XPS 15 has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 371 millimeters, the DELL XPS 15 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 15. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 240mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time 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 all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the DELL XPS 15 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this many processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 15.

We compared all the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the Inspiron 15R n5110, and the Inspiron 15 both from DELL is also worth considering.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea (2.4GHz and cheaper) both from HP or the DELL XPS 15 (2.3GHz and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 15 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

Alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Inspiron 15R n5110, or the Inspiron 15 both from DELL.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the ZBook 17 (17.3"), or the ENVY 17 ($999.00) (17.3") both from HP or the Alienware 17 (17.3").

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15R n5110 (2.7kg) which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15R n5110 which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this many processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Gigabyte P34G v2 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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
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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
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- 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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