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DELL XPS 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 15 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 15.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 15 the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3. The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly new PCI Express slots version (3) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 15.

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

The DELL XPS 15 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,100 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. The DELL XPS 15 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.5 gigahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,032 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 15.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL XPS 15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec which do not have a full-size keyboard, the DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 15 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of this type and age.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The DELL XPS 15 is a nine number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 only have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Megapixel Count

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger megapixels counts (1.3 megapixels) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest megapixel count of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 is 0.3MP and the biggest is 1.3MP.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 15 the processor clock speeds range from 800MHz to 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,100MHz. The DELL XPS 15 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2,500 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 15 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the XPS 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 260 cd/m². The DELL XPS 15 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s (65 watt-hours) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 range from 5Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15 the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The DELL XPS 15 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 does not have a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 15 do have a front camera.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age 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 32 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The DELL XPS 15 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The DELL XPS 15 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15. The lightest laptop of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when DELL released the XPS 15.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL XPS 15 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Networking
Networking Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height
Depth (imperial)
Depth
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Wireless 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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30 December 2015

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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

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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
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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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