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

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26 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

DELL has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

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

Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL XPS 15 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 16GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the ZBook 15, or the ZBook 15 both from HP.

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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 laptops of this age. The total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 range from 32GB to 2TB.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Alienware 17 ($2,449.00) is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the DELL XPS 15, or the HP ZBook 17 ($1,807.20).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC 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 spec and age.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 15, the DELL XPS 15 has a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the DELL XPS 15, the HP ZBook 17 ($1,807.20), or the MSI GE60.

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Light

The weights of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 range from 430g to 4.8kg. At only 2 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15.

There are a number of alternative 2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 15.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP ENVY 15 (2.2kg and cheaper).

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average processor cache of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4.8MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The DELL XPS 15 is a eight processor thread portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age only have between four and seven processor threads.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this type and age.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The DELL XPS 15 is a four USB Sleep-and-Charge port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15 only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15's hard drive capacity is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15. The average hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 780GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 15 is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 15.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

When compared to other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years that we have checked, the display brightness of the DELL XPS 15 of 400 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest. Portable PCs of this age and spec have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m².

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Quite High Speaker Power

The speaker power of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15 range from 1W to 4W. The DELL XPS 15 has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Operating Shock

With an operating shock of 110 gravity, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The operating shocks of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 10G to 140G, and the average operating shock is 52G.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G. With an operating vibration of 0.66 gravity, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger operating vibrations amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to 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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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Narrow

Similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15 have widths of between 240mm and 430mm. At only 372 millimeters, the DELL XPS 15 is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 15 range from 2.5h to 22h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 4h battery life notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 15.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Y50 (5h), or the ThinkPad T540 (11h) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15 is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,150 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Shock

The DELL XPS 15 has a quite big non-operating shock (160 gravity) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15. The average non-operating shock of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15 is 110G.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

With a non-operating vibration of 1.3 gravity, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average non-operating vibration of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 is 1.3G, and the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 3.5G.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this laptop 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the DELL XPS 15 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (2.5GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

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

Other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ZBook 15.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the ZBook 17 (17.3"), or the ZBook 17 ($1,807.20) (17.3") both from HP.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out 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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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 Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
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

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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...

Digitaltrends.com

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

(215)
Reviewed 18 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

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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