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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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 notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

DELL many processor core portable PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs DELL is one of the superior manufacturers.

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15. The smallest internal memory of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 15 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

If this DELL portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time 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 actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 15.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 15 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most many processor core portable PCs 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the Asus U500VZ which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Light

The weights of laptops that have been available for a similar time to 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 many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the XPS 15 (2kg), or the Inspiron 15 (2kg) both from DELL.

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Eight Processor Threads

The DELL XPS 15 is a eight processor thread laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15 only have between four and seven processor threads.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 15. This portable PC is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big battery capacity (91 watt-hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 15. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 58Wh.

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Narrow

The average width of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 380mm, and the widths range from 240mm to 430mm. The DELL XPS 15 is quite narrow (only 372 millimeters) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age which have a front camera.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz. The DELL XPS 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,150 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The DELL XPS 15 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The DELL XPS 15 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This DELL notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

DELL released the XPS 15 over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the MSI GS70 (17").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 has a relatively average total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the MSI GT60 (750GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
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
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
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
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
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
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Layout
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
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...

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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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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 20 January 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Well its good but not worth the price tag...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gtx960, gt750m, gtx960m, dell l521, dell l521x, dell gtx960, dell i73632, dell i74712, dell i76700, dell gtx960m, dell i73632q, dell i74712h, dell i76700h, related gt750, dell i73632qm, dell i74712hq, dell i76700hq, related gt750m
Barcodes 00000095506134, 05397063877843, 05397063896134, 05397063909261
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