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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.2GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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23 Reasons For

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 comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 430MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The DELL XPS 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Good Brand

Many processor core portable PCs produced by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Tecra W50 (32GB).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 15, the DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 15 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. 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 in fact the best storage medium across all similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 15.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and type also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years only have between two and eight battery cells, however the DELL XPS 15 has nine battery cells.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 18GB.

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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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Eight Processor Threads

The DELL XPS 15 has more processor threads than most of the notebook PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC is a eight processor thread laptop compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15 which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The DELL XPS 15 has a quite big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 15 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB.

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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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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 15 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m². The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

At 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 14MP.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Narrow

At only 371 millimeters, the DELL XPS 15 is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago. The average width of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 380mm, and the widths range from 240mm to 430mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15, the DELL XPS 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 15 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15.

There are a number of other 15.6" laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including the Asus N56VZ which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the MSI GS70 (17").

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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 laptops of this age and type.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire V3-551G (2.6kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea (750GB).

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Specification

Design
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo 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
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)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
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
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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 Insider
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
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
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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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

(208)
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...

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Jay
Jay would recommend the Dell XPS 15 9530 - Late 2013

This has been a fabulous machine. My only qualms with it have been that there are no pressure sensitive styli which work with the touch screen so that I can draw directly on the screen. It would... Read more…

Reviewed 28 January 2016 by Kenney
Kenney would recommend the Dell XPS 15 9530 - Late 2013

Absolutely thrilled with the display monitor touch pad...

Reviewed 28 January 2016 by TheLifesWay

After installing the Windows 10 Edition, my XPS which was perfect in everyway has been very slow inspite of 3GB RAM and good configuration. I loved it till the time it was on Windows7. There is a... Read more…

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Abdo

Its' my seconed XPS 15, my first one was stolen, I asked Dell to help me to locate it but seems to be impossible. on the other hand, the first on use to have sometimes a black screen when i click... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gt750m, dell xc9m1, dell gtx960, dell i74712, dell i76700, dell gtx960m, dell i74712h, dell i76700h, related gt750, dell i74712hq, dell i76700hq, dell 3840x2160, related gt750m
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