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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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24 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 4,345 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically for its many processor core portable PCs.

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

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year 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

Portable PCs of this type and age have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this spec and age is 32GB and the biggest is 2.2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,032 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the ThinkPad T540, and the ThinkPad T540 both from Lenovo or the HP Omen 15-5110nr which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the ThinkPad T540, or the ThinkPad T540 both from Lenovo or the HP Omen 15-5110nr which is cheaper.

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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 laptops that were launched more than a year ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 15 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Notebook PCs of this age and type have battery lifes of between 3.1h and 5,200h. At 11 hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 15.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T540 (13h), or the ThinkPad T540 (13h) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Light

With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15. The lightest notebook PC of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15 is 580g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however the DELL XPS 15 has eight processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of this type and age is 4.2MB. At 6 megabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the HP Pro which has better reviews; or the HP Omen 15-5110nr which is cheaper are also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to look at including the Lenovo Y50 Touch 4K.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The DELL XPS 15 is a four USB Sleep-and-Charge port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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L3 Processor Cache

The DELL XPS 15 has a better processor cache level than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a L2 processor cache.

This notebook PC's processor cache level (L3) is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of laptops that have been available for more than a year is 840GB. 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 many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 15 is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 400 cd/m². The DELL XPS 15 has one of the brightest display brightnesss (400 candellas per square meter) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

The average operating vibration of laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15 is 0.62G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G. At 0.66 gravity, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big operating vibration compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 15.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 15 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Narrow

The widths of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 15 range from 260mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm. At only 372 millimeters, the DELL XPS 15 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of only 3 hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite short battery recharge time compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15. Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15 have battery recharge times of between 3h and 4h.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 15 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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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger non-operating vibrations (1.3 gravity) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.3G.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15.

If this DELL portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (2.4GHz and 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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Qosmio X70-B (17.3"), or the X70-B (17.3") both from Toshiba or the HP Zbook 17 G2 (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Cores
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Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
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 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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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
Video Capturing Speed
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
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
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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® Smart Cache
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 Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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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

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...

Digitaltrends.com

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

(214)
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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 1tb32, dell 1tb32g, dell i76700, xps156845slv, dell 1tb32gb, dell i76700h, dell i76700hq, dell 3840x2160
Barcodes 00000095300818, 00884116145769, 05397063435906, 05397063661152, 05397063680818, 05397063698158, 05397063708277, 05397063708284
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