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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2065759_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,032 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB.

There are a number of other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2065759_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the XPS 15[pl_1413057_price], or the XPS 15[pl_2075046_price] both from DELL or the HP ENVY 17[plb_2353197_price] 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this DELL laptop 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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15, the DELL XPS 15 has a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2065759_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL XPS 15[plb_2075046_price], or the HP ENVY 17[plb_2353197_price] is also worth considering.

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Light

The lightest notebook PC of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 is 430g heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. The DELL XPS 15 is one of the lighter laptops that were launched more than two years ago (only 2 kilograms) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 2kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2065759_price] which is cheaper.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the EliteBook 8470w[pl_1460963_price] (2.3kg), or the 8470w[pl_1602778_price] (2.3kg) both from HP.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 15 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2065759_price] which is cheaper; or the DELL XPS 15[plb_2555133_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the HP ENVY 17[plb_2353197_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the higher speaker power amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average speaker power of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 1.8W.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

At 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 14MP.

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Narrow

At only 372 millimeters, the DELL XPS 15 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 15. The average width of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 380mm.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 15 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Inspiron 15R n5110[pl_1459444_price], and the Inspiron 15[pl_2065759_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the HP ENVY 15[plb_2319945_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper) or the DELL XPS 15[plb_2555133_price] (2.3GHz and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 15 has a pretty standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 15R n5110[plb_1459444_price] is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price] (17"), or the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17[plb_2548266_price] (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs that have been available 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL Precision M4800[plb_2100133_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the EliteBook 755[pl_2319127_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the ZBook 15[pl_2499108_price] (SSD and cheaper) both from HP.

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Specification

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Processor Family
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Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor 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
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 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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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 Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Power Auto-Sensing
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Pouch

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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

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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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 11 November 2015 by Jonathan C.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall this is a solid machine, and is pretty reliable. It has its issues, which you wouldn't expect from something so expensive. I would recommend it, just make sure you have a warranty...

Reviewed 1 December 2015 by Jason C.

Go elsewhere for a high-end laptop. I'll never buy DELL again after my experience...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i76700, i76700h, i76700hq, dell gtx960, dell i74702, dell uhdw10, dell i74702h, dell uhdw10p, dell gtx960m, dell i74702hq, dell 3200x1800, dell 95505187de2, dell i76700hq16gb1, dell i76700hq16gb1t, dell i76700hq16gb1tb

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