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DELL XPS 15 9530
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DELL XPS 15 9530 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average DELL many processor core portable PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs produced by DELL.

Quite Big Internal Memory

The XPS 15 9530 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

Alternative 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Medion Erazer X7821[plb_1533620_price].

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the HP ZBook 17[plb_2320155_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15 9530, the XPS 15 9530 has a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 15 9530 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this laptop 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 similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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 XPS 15 9530 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This DELL laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15 9530.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the DELL XPS 15 9530 has a front camera.

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Light

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 9530 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. The XPS 15 9530 is quite light (only 2 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15 9530.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2065759_price] (2kg).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The XPS 15 9530 has a quite big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 9530. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The XPS 15 9530 has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The XPS 15 9530 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 9530 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

Laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15 9530 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m². With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the XPS 15 9530 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15 9530.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2.5 Watts, the XPS 15 9530 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 9530. The speaker power of laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 15 9530 range from 1W to 4W.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. The DELL XPS 15 9530 has one of the bigger battery capacities (91 watt-hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The XPS 15 9530 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 9530 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Narrow

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15 9530 the widths range from 240mm to 430mm. With a width of only 372 millimeters, the XPS 15 9530 is quite narrow compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 9530.

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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 that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 9530 range from 2.5h to 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h. At only 4 hours, the DELL XPS 15 9530 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15 9530

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the XPS 15 9530 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

The XPS 15 9530 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price] (17").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The XPS 15 9530 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Form Factor
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Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
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 Adapter
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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
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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
Dell E-Value Code
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 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
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Security
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
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Expert Reviews

(64)
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

?Oh, the trackpad is still maddeningly frustrating to use? Ship it anyway! Then people will buy a mouse.?I've long imagined that's how the conversation goes when Windows computer makers are... Read more…

9 October 2015

Microsoft may take matters in their own hands by building their own hardware with their Surface Book but other hardware companies are not giving up just yet. Laptop company Dell just released... Read more…

8 October 2015

?Oh, the trackpad is still maddeningly frustrating to use? Ship it anyway! Then people will buy a mouse.?I've long imagined that's how the conversation goes when Windows computer makers are... Read more…

3 June 2015

Microsoft has shown off a 15-inch version of Dell's new ultra thin, ultra light Dell XPS at the Computex show in Taipei. Like the Dell XPS 13 , which was debuted at CES in January and we reviewed... Read more…

Great 4K touch display
Solid design and quality
Good overall performance
Long battery life
Slim, light and fast quad core laptop
Cramped keyboard layout
Windows screen scaling still erratic
Gets warm under heavy usage
Expensive, not all programs play nicely with 4K displays
Runs hot
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User Reviews

(207)
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 29 January 2016 by Euan Duncan
(Verified Purchase)

Great system and service...

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…

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