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

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21 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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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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Good Brand

Many processor core portable PCs built by DELL have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15.

We compared all the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,032 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15. The smallest total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 is 32GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB.

There are a number of alternative 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 15 which is cheaper.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. In addition, this laptop 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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 15, the DELL XPS 15 has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Gigabyte P34G v2 which is cheaper; or the DELL XPS 15 which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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

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Light

The DELL XPS 15 is quite light (only 2 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 15. Many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15 have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg.

Alternative 2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the DELL Inspiron 15 which is cheaper.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the 8470w (2.3kg), or the EliteBook 8470w (2.3kg) both from HP.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Eight Processor Threads

The DELL XPS 15 has more processor threads than most of the many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most of the similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 15 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this DELL laptop has eight processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15 is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB. At 6 megabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think a cheaper laptop such as the DELL Inspiron 15 or you might consider a higher scoring laptop such as the DELL XPS 15 are also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP ENVY 17 ($999.00).

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Quite High Speaker Power

The speaker power of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.9W. At 2 Watts, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 15 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 is 13MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Narrow

The widths of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 15 range from 240mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. With a width of only 372 millimeters, the DELL XPS 15 is one of the narrower laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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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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5 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,150 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1,200MHz.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The DELL XPS 15 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 5,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the Inspiron 15R n5110, or the Inspiron 15 both from DELL which is cheaper.

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

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 15 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Inspiron 15R n5110, or the Inspiron 15 both from DELL.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ENVY 17 ($999.00) (17.3"), or the Alienware 17 (17.3").

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including 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 also want to look at the Gigabyte P34G v2 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Other Features
Intel Visual 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i76700, i76700h, i76700hq, dell gtx960, dell i74702, dell uhdw10, dell i74702h, dell uhdw10p, dell gtx960m, dell i74702hq, dell 3200x1800, dell 95505187de2, dell i76700hq16gb1, dell i76700hq16gb1t, dell i76700hq16gb1tb
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