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DELL XPS 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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23 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 spec and age.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The oldest PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2 and the newest is 3.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15 is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings.

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

Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL XPS 15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the X230 (2.6GHz and cheaper), the ThinkPad T440p (2.6GHz and cheaper), or the L440 (2.6GHz and cheaper) all from Lenovo.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,032 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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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 type and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL notebook PC 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the MSI CX61, or the DELL Inspiron 17.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the HP EliteBook 840 G1 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP Pavilion 17, or the DELL Inspiron 15.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 15 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This DELL laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an HDD storage medium.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop is HDD.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Nine Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 15 has more battery cells than most of the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15. This DELL portable PC is a nine battery cell count portable PC compared to most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 which only have between one and eight battery cells.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops of a comparable type 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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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 65 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The display brightnesss of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2,500 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15. Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 have processor clock speeds of between 800MHz and 3,100MHz.

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8.2GB Internal Memory Size

The DELL XPS 15 has a maximum internal memory size of 8.2GB. That's over two times the internal memory size of the most frequently found internal memory size of 4.1GB.

This portable PC's internal memory size (8.2GB) is actually the best internal memory size across all portable PCs of this type and age.

A 2GB internal memory size is the worst internal memory size amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The DELL XPS 15 has a quite high front camera resolution (1.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 15. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Very Thin

The heights of laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15 range from 0.74" to 2.9", and the average height is 1.2". The DELL XPS 15 is one of the thinner notebook PCs of this age and spec (only 0.91 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL XPS 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 15.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the HP EliteBook 840 G1 is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a comparable type 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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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 15 which has 32 solid-state drive capacity.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Inspiron 15, or the XPS 13 both from DELL or the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch is also worth considering.

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Heavy

The weights of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The DELL XPS 15 is one of the heavier portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 (2.6 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the DELL 13 (1.4kg and cheaper).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over four years.

Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Inspiron 17 (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17 7000 (17.3") both from DELL or the HP Probook 470 (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL XPS 15 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Networking
Networking Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height
Depth (imperial)
Depth
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Wireless 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
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- 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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Barcodes 05397063281053, 05397063759293, 05397063808076
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