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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of this age and type range from 200MHz to 650MHz.
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 of this type and age.
DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews
On average DELL many processor core portable PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs manufactured by DELL.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The DELL XPS 15 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.
Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 15 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.
We compared all the other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 (£949.95) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15. Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB.
If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17 (1TB and cheaper) or the DELL XPS 15 (1TB and higher rated).
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Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
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 spec and age to the XPS 15.
It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 both from DELL or the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00).
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 laptops of this type and age.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years, the DELL XPS 15 has a front camera.
We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 (£949.95) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL XPS 15, or the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) is also worth considering.
Quite Big Processor Cache
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 have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15. Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Nine Battery Cells
The DELL XPS 15 has more battery cells than most of the laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15. This notebook PC is a nine battery cell count notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 which only have between two and eight battery cells.
Fairly High Speaker Power
The average speaker power of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 is 1.8W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the higher speaker power amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.
Quite High Front Camera Resolution
With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15. Notebook PCs of this type and age have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 14MP.
The DELL XPS 15 is one of the narrower comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 (only 371 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average width of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15 is 380mm, and the widths range from 240mm to 430mm.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the DELL XPS 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 15 (£949.95).
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when DELL released the XPS 15.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the Inspiron 15R n5110 (£553.00), or the Inspiron 15 (£949.95) both from DELL which is cheaper.
Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the MSI GS70 (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the HP ENVY 15 (2.4GHz and cheaper); or the DELL XPS 15 (2.3GHz and higher rated).
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL XPS 15 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15.
We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 15R n5110 (£553.00) is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the MSI GS70 (17" and cheaper).
+3 Other reasons
At 2.6 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops 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.
If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the EliteBook 755 (SSD and cheaper), or the ZBook 15 (£910.00) (SSD and cheaper) both from HP.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM77 Express, Intel HM77
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
Waves MaxxAudio 4
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Cell Count
Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Lithium, Polymer
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
I bought this after much deliberation for running Blender and video processing.
screen is sharp and the touch screen is responsive (I would rather have a none touchscreen but this... Read more…
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…
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
- 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.
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