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DELL XPS 15
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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

DELL many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs DELL is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL XPS 15 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. The DELL XPS 15 has a quite big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2 (32GB).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Toshiba Satellite L50-C which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. This DELL notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 15 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Light

The lightest notebook PC of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 is 580g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg. With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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L3 Processor Cache

The DELL XPS 15 has a L3 processor cache which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.

This laptop's processor cache level (L3) is actually the best processor cache level across all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 15.

The worst processor cache level amongst similar types of laptop is L2.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 840GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL XPS 15 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11ac|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Support Ports

The DELL XPS 15 has more USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports than most of the notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 15 only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports, however this DELL portable PC has four USB Sleep-and-Charge support ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 is 1.5W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the higher speaker power amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Operating Vibration

At 0.66 gravity, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15. The average operating vibration of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15 is 0.62G, and the operating vibrations range from 0.5G to 1.1G.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 15 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Narrow

The narrowest notebook PC of this age and spec is 260mm wide and the widest is 430mm. At only 372 millimeters, the DELL XPS 15 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 15.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Short Battery Life

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 15 the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 5,200h, and the average battery life is 37h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50D (4.4h) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type. 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 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 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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Fairly Big Non-Operating Vibration

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 have non-operating vibrations of between 1G and 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.3G. At 1.3 gravity, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over a Year Ago

This DELL notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 15 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Y50 (2.4GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B (£1,189.00) (1TB).

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Average Screen Size

The DELL XPS 15 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Toshiba X70-B (£1,189.00) (17.3").

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial 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
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 Smart Cache
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 Life
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Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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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

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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

(214)
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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