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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.1GHz HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 430MHz. The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 15.

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

Most laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the DELL XPS 15 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL many processor cores laptops have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs DELL is one of the better rated brands.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 15.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL XPS 15 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have an HDD storage medium.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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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 frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on many processor cores laptops that were released 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 portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age only have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 15 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger megapixels counts amongst laptops of this age. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 have megapixels counts of between 0.3MP and 2MP.

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5 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The DELL XPS 15 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,100 megahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for more than two years. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15 do not have a touchscreen. The DELL XPS 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Four Years Ago

DELL released the XPS 15 over four years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The DELL XPS 15 has a pretty typical processor frequency (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DELL XPS 15 has a relatively average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 15.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that are a comparable 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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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
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
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
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 Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height
Depth (imperial)
Depth
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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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...

Digitaltrends.com

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
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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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