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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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12 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15 is 430MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other brands.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15, the DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 both from DELL or the HP ENVY 17.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15.

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very High Speaker Power

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. The speaker power of the DELL XPS 15 of 4 Watts is one of the highest amongst portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 14MP. The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly high front camera resolution (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Megapixel Count

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15 have megapixels counts of between 0.3MP and 2.1MP, and the average megapixel count is 1.1MP. With a megapixel count of 2 megapixels, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 15.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the DELL XPS 15 which has one PCI Express lane (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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 both from DELL or the HP ENVY 17 is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. At only 1,100 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 15.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15 which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 3.1 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency 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. Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Inspiron 15R n5110 (2.2GHz), or the Inspiron 15 (2.2GHz) both from DELL 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 this age and type.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17 (1TB), or the DELL Inspiron 15 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL XPS 15 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the MSI GS70 (17") which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the EliteBook 755 (SSD and cheaper), or the ZBook 15 (SSD and cheaper) both from HP.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Flex Memory Access
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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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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
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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 i76700, i76700h, dell w10, i76700hq, dell w10h, dell gtx960, dell i74702, dell uhdw10, dell i74712, dell i74702h, dell uhdw10p, dell i74712h, dell gtx960m, dell i74702hq, dell i74712hq, dell 3200x1800, dell 95505187de2, dell i76700hq16gb1, dell i76700hq16gb1t, dell i76700hq16gb1tb
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