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

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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 4,345 expert and owner reviews for DELL notebook PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 (32GB and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,032 gigabyte) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available 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 most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable 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 across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 15.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15, the DELL XPS 15 has a front camera.

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Light

Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg. At only 2 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Envy 15 (2.2kg).

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Eight Processor Threads

The DELL XPS 15 is a eight processor thread portable PC.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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 display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m².

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. The DELL XPS 15 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (1.3 megapixels) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Narrow

The DELL XPS 15 is one of the narrower many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 (only 372 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15 the widths range from 240mm to 430mm, and the average width 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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to 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 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the DELL XPS 15 which has 32 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15.

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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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the MSI GS70 (17"), or the HP ZBook 17 (17.3").

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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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
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Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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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...

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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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