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

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16 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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

Most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL XPS 15 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

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 compared to other brands.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 are a comparable age to it. In addition, this DELL notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

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Nine Battery Cells

The DELL XPS 15 has more battery cells than most of the laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This laptop is a nine battery cell count notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 which only have between two and eight battery cells.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 15 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 15.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The lowest speaker power of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 is 1W and the highest is 4W.

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Narrow

The DELL XPS 15 is quite narrow (only 14.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15. Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 have widths of between 13" and 17", and the average width is 15".

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Very Thin

The DELL XPS 15 is one of the thinner notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 (only 0.91 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and type have heights of between 0.91" and 1.5".

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Narrow

With a width of only 371 millimeters, the DELL XPS 15 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15 have widths of between 240mm and 430mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The DELL XPS 15 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have a front camera, however the DELL XPS 15 does not have a front camera.

Alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the XPS 15[pl_2254347_price], or the XPS 15[pl_2370775_price] both from DELL.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago which have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the XPS 15[pl_2370775_price], or the XPS 15[pl_2254347_price] both from DELL.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1,200MHz. At only 1,100 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Expensive

We checked 37 similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago and they range in price from £169 to £3,365. We think that this many processor core laptop looks expensive compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the XPS 15[pl_2254347_price], the XPS 15[pl_2370775_price], or the XPS 15[pl_2329023_price] all from DELL.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Four Years Ago

This many processor core laptop has been on the market for over four years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 15 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

If this DELL laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the XPS 15[pl_2329023_price] (2.2GHz and cheaper), the XPS 15[pl_2254347_price] (2.2GHz and cheaper), or the XPS 15[pl_2370775_price] (2.2GHz and cheaper) all from DELL.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL XPS 15 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17[plb_2036831_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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
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Colour
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
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Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Processor
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
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Battery
Power
External Power Adapter
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height
Depth
Depth
Width
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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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...

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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

(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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