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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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24 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average DELL many processor core portable PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs built by DELL.

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

Most laptops of this age and spec 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 Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the ZBook 15[pl_1632630_price], or the ZBook 15[pl_2156059_price] both from HP which is cheaper.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15. The average total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15 is 710GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Z Book 15[pl_2344578_price], the ZBook 17[pl_2036831_price], and the ZBook 15[pl_1632630_price] all from HP is also worth considering.

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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 most portable PCs of this type and age. Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age 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 in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Z Book 15[pl_2344578_price], or the ZBook 17[pl_2036831_price] both from HP.

Alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the Alienware 17[plb_2232770_price].

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Light

The weights of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. 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 around the same time as the XPS 15.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440p + 70A29002E[plb_2279832_price] (2.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 15. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The DELL XPS 15 has more processor threads than most of the many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15. This DELL notebook PC is a eight processor thread portable PC compared to most of the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15 is 8GB and the biggest is 80GB.

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15 have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of between 8GB and 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 810GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 15.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of portable PCs of this type and age range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m². With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the XPS 15[pl_2254347_price], or the XPS 15[pl_2370775_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly high speaker power (2.5 Watts) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger battery capacities (91 watt-hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and type the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Narrow

Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 240mm and 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. With a width of only 372 millimeters, the DELL XPS 15 is one of the narrower laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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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 on the market for a comparable time to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15 range from 2.5h to 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h. The DELL XPS 15 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 4 hours) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T540[pl_2742993_price] (11h), or the ThinkPad T540[pl_2471953_price] (13h) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Laptops of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz. The DELL XPS 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 15 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The DELL XPS 15 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 15. The slowest hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 15 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Z Book 15[pl_2344578_price] (2.4GHz), or the ENVY 15[pl_2353798_price] (2.4GHz) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price] (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 15 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the HP ZBook 15[plb_1632630_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the ZBook 17[pl_2499441_price] (17.3"), or the ZBook 17[pl_2689135_price] (17.3") both from HP.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec. 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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 Life (max)
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)

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Expert Reviews

(137)
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

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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
(Verified Purchase)

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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell gtx960, dell uhdw10, dell i74702, dell uhdw10p, dell i74702h, dell gtx960m, dell i74702hq, dell 95505187de2, dell i76700hq16gb1, dell i76700hq16gb1t, dell i76700hq16gb1tb
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