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DELL XPS 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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24 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The DELL XPS 15 is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops of this age and spec range from 8GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 15.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

At 3, the DELL XPS 15 has a very new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the laptops that were released one year ago the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 range from 100MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,150 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.8 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a very fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 15. The processor frequencys of portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago, the total storage capacity of the DELL XPS 15 of 1,032 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

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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 laptops that came out more than a year ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The DELL XPS 15 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops that are a similar age to it. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of this type and age is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The DELL XPS 15 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 15, the DELL XPS 15 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15 is 2GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a very fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Portss

Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge portss, however the DELL XPS 15 has four USB Sleep-and-Charge portss.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15. The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 is 21GB.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year which do not have a touchscreen, the DELL XPS 15 has a touchscreen.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 15 is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m². The DELL XPS 15 has a quite bright display brightness (400 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the DELL XPS 15 which has six number of battery cellss.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15 is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 61 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 15 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB) 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 relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Intel TSX-NI
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)
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 Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Video Compression Formats

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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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