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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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25 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago is 25GB.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.7. At 3, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL XPS 15 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

Most many processor core 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 Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the laptops that have been available for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 850MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Good Brand

On average DELL many processor core portable PCs have good ratings as do all laptops produced by DELL.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.7GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,032 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 15. The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 15 is 32GB and the biggest is 2.2TB.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the MSI PE70 2QE (1.1TB and higher rated).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 15, the DELL XPS 15 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including the Samsung NP905S3G which has better reviews.

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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 of a comparable age and type to it. This DELL notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year is 3.1h, the longest is 5,200h, and the average battery life is 35h. The DELL XPS 15 has one of the longer battery lifes (11 hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Light

The DELL XPS 15 is one of the lighter portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year (only 2 kilograms) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The weights of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 15 range from 980g to 4.2kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might want to look at including the HP Pro ($889.55) which has better reviews.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports, however the DELL XPS 15 has four USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 15 is 280 cd/m². At 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 15 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 15 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Narrow

The DELL XPS 15 is quite narrow (only 372 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The widths of comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago range from 260mm to 430mm.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly short battery recharge time (only 3 hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15. The shortest battery recharge time of laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 is 3h and the longest is 4h.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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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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 came out more than a year ago have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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3 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

At 2.3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (2.4GHz), or the HP Zbook 17 (2.4GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL XPS 15 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 15.

If this many processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the MSI WT72 2OM (17.3").

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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
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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 OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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
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
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
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Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization 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 dell 1tb32, dell 1tb32g, dell i76700, dell gtx960, dell i76700h, dell gtx960m, dell 1tb32gb, dell i76700hq, dell 3840x2160
Barcodes 00884116145769, 05397063435906, 05397063661152, 05397063698158, 05397063708277, 05397063708284
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