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DELL XPS 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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28 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the DELL XPS 15 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15, the DELL XPS 15's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest. The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 range from 2 to 3.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops DELL is one of the better rated brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. Similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 15.

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

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 15 has a very fast processor clock speed (2.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (2.9GHz and cheaper).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that have been around for more than a year is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,032 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the biggest total storage capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this age and spec ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 range from 2GB to 16GB.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the HP ProBook 470[plb_2348240_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the ThinkPad T450[pl_2771075_price] (12GB), or the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (12GB) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 15 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15 the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 15.6" laptops currently available including the L540[pl_2501252_price], or the L540[pl_2551303_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2701798_price] (17.3"), the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2843189_price] (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17 5749[pl_2892460_price] (17.3") all from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15, the DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard.

Alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo L450[plb_2773006_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2719791_price].

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705334_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago also have a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the Lenovo L450[plb_2773006_price] which is cheaper; or the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705334_price].

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15 only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports, however the DELL XPS 15 has four USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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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 typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 19GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB. The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 15.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 that we have assessed, the DELL XPS 15's maximum turbo frequency of 3.4 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 15 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 15. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 15 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might want to consider include the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2866963_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2831096_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705334_price].

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 13GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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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Six Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 15 is a six battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh. At 61 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst notebook PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 15 which has 32 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL XPS 15

Average Weight

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the XPS 15.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the EliteBook 840[pl_2350979_price] (1.6kg), or the ProBook 640 G1[pl_2055348_price] (2kg) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
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Motherboard Chipset
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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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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
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
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Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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Windows Key
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Bundled Software
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
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Weight & Dimensions
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Height At Front
Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
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Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Dimensions
Video Compression Format

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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...

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

(215)
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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