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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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21 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 15 is 25GB. The DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 4,345 expert and user reviews, DELL has good ratings for its laptops. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

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

The DELL XPS 15 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four 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 biggest internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 15 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

Other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the DELL Precision M4800, or the Lenovo W541.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the HP Omen.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 also have a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including the DELL Precision M4800, or the Lenovo W541 which is cheaper.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the HP Omen 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 a comparable age and type to it. Most laptops that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this age and type the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 15 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of this spec and age. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Omen (SSD), or the Omen (SSD) both from HP.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 15 is 37h, and the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 5,200h. At 11 hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo W541 (11.1h and cheaper).

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Light

The weights of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15 range from 580g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 is one of the lighter comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Omen (2.1kg), or the Omen (2.1kg) both from HP or the Acer Aspire E5-521 (2.5kg).

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L3 Processor Cache

The DELL XPS 15 has a better processor cache level than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type have a L2 processor cache.

This portable PC's processor cache level (L3) is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst processor cache level is L2.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Omen, or the Omen both from HP.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 notebook PC.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of laptops that were released more than a year ago range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15, the display brightness of the DELL XPS 15 of 400 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger battery capacities (91 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age. The battery capacities of laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 range from 22Wh to 2,700Wh.

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Narrow

The DELL XPS 15 is quite narrow (only 372 millimeters) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 15. The widths of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 range from 260mm to 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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1 Reason 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 frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this DELL notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the HP ZBook 15 G2 (2.5GHz), the Lenovo W541 (2.5GHz), or the DELL Precision M4800 (2.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 has a pretty average total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 15 G2 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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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)
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Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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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

(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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Manufacturer Part Numbers gtx960, gtx960m, sbnb2512, dell xc9m1, dell i74712, dell gtx960, dell i76700, dell i76700h, xps158949slv, dell i74712h, dell gtx960m, dell i76700hq, related gt750, dell i74712hq, dell 3840x2160, related gt750m
Barcodes 00000095506134, 00884116146414, 05397063435913, 05397063655342, 05397063661169, 05397063661206, 05397063670246, 05397063680801, 05397063686605, 05397063686612, 05397063698165, 05397063708291, 05397063708307, 05397063720538, 05397063731121, 05397063733132, 05397063736461, 05397063877843, 05397063896134, 05397063909261
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