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

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22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 5,866 user and expert reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its many processor core portable PCs.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.2GB.

There are a number of other 16GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the HP ZBook 15[plb_2156059_price], or the DELL XPS 15 9530[plb_2110380_price] which is cheaper.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the HP ZBook 17[plb_2036831_price] which has better reviews; or the HP Z Book 15[plb_2344578_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL XPS 15[plb_1413057_price] is also worth considering.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable 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 across all similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Across comparable types of portable 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, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 15.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the HP ZBook 17[plb_2036831_price] which has better reviews; or the Z Book 15[pl_2344578_price], or the ZBook 15[pl_2156059_price] both from HP which is cheaper.

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Light

The weights of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 430g to 4.8kg. At only 2 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 is fairly light compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15.

There are a number of other 2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the DELL XPS 15 9530[plb_2110380_price] which is cheaper.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo T440p[plb_2279832_price] (2.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

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 more than two years. The average processor cache of portable PCs of this age and type is 4.7MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The DELL XPS 15 is a eight processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 15 only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 8GB, the biggest is 80GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 14GB. The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of between 500GB and 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 840GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were released 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 many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The DELL XPS 15 has a very bright display brightness (400 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 15. The display brightnesss of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m².

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 15 9530[plb_2110380_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2.5 Watts, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Portable PCs of this type and age have speaker power of between 1W and 11W.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 91 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh.

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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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Narrow

The widths of laptops of this age and spec range from 240mm to 430mm. With a width of only 372 millimeters, the DELL XPS 15 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

At only 4 hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery lifes range from 3h to 4,700h, and the average battery life is 26h.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4h battery life portable PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 15 9530[plb_2110380_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2742993_price] (11h), or the HP ZBook 15[plb_2546283_price] (14.25h) which is also cheaper.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The DELL XPS 15 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15. Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 the hard drive speeds range from 5,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the XPS 15 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 15 9530[plb_2110380_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Z Book 15[pl_2344578_price] (2.4GHz), or the ENVY 15[pl_2353798_price] (2.4GHz) both from HP or the Alienware 17[plb_2373443_price] (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ZBook 15[plb_2194743_price].

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the HP ZBook 15[plb_2877684_price] (1.3TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 15 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo T520[plb_1630533_price].

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Alienware 17[plb_2373443_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar spec and 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.

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Expert Reviews

(137)
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...

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

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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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