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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 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 many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Good Brand

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

Quite Big Internal Memory

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the DELL XPS 15's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

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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 available for more than two years.

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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 this spec and age.

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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 similar spec laptops that were launched 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 DELL portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and type.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15.

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Light

The DELL XPS 15 is fairly light (only 2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the XPS 15[pl_2329023_price] (2kg), or the XPS 15[pl_2234246_price] (2kg) both from DELL.

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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 that were released around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 14GB, and the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory range from 8GB to 80GB. At 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities (1,000 gigabyte) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 is 810GB.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15 is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 400 cd/m². With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 15.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2.5 Watts, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the higher speaker power amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 the speaker power range from 1W to 4W.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 91 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15. The smallest battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 15 is 30Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.

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Narrow

At only 372 millimeters, the DELL XPS 15 is quite narrow compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average width of notebook PCs of this type and age 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 typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 4 hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 15 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 22h.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.92 megapixels, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst portable PCs of this age. The average front camera resolution of comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago is 14MP.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15. The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the XPS 15 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Zbook 17[pl_2985456_price] (2.4GHz), or the Zbook 15[pl_2633133_price] (2.4GHz) both from HP.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (17.3").

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable 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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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
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
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
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
Windows Key
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
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
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
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i74702, dell i74712, dell i74712h, dell i74702h, dell i74702hq, dell i74712hq, dell 3200x1800
Barcodes 00010768555711, 05397063661190, 05397063680818, 05397063686582, 05397063686599

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