This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.
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.
DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops
We checked 4,137 expert and owner reviews for DELL portable PCs and found that on average DELL has good reviews. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically within its many processor core laptops range.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 15 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 15.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 also have a full-size keyboard.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Asus U500VZ which has a better Rating.
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SSD Storage Medium
The DELL XPS 15 has a better storage medium than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all many processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 15.
Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.
Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 the weights 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 of this age and spec.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Eight Processor Threads
The DELL XPS 15 is a eight processor thread portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15 only have between four and seven processor threads.
Quite Big Processor Cache
Across all the many processor core laptops that are a similar age 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 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15.
512 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The DELL XPS 15 has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15. Most of the notebook PCs of this type and age only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, however this DELL laptop has 512 solid-state drive capacity.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
Unlike most of the other laptops of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
At 91 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago. The battery capacities of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 15 range from 30Wh to 100Wh.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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.
At only 372 millimeters, the DELL XPS 15 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 15. The widths of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 15 range from 240mm to 430mm, and the average width is 370mm.
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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.
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Does Not Have a Front Camera
The DELL XPS 15 does not have a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15 do have a front camera.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 15 which has one USB 2.0 port.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The DELL XPS 15 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of this type and age.
This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.
Only MaxxAudio Audio System
This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This notebook PC was released over two years ago.
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 portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15.
Average Screen Size
The DELL XPS 15 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
2 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDIO, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
11, 11.2, 11.2/12
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Waves MaxxAudio 5
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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