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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 4,803 user and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically for its many processor cores laptops compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. At 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Asus N550JK[plb_2302142_price], the Lenovo W541[plb_2931153_price], or the MSI WS60 2OJ[plb_2822452_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] (32GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,032 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 15 is 32GB, the biggest is 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 740GB.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the WS60 2OJ[pl_2798562_price] (1.1TB), the WS60 2OJ[pl_2822452_price] (1.1TB), or the PE70 2QE[pl_2953236_price] (1.1TB) all from MSI which is also higher rated.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Asus N550JK[plb_2302142_price], the Lenovo E555[plb_2906519_price], or the DELL Precision M4800[plb_2953090_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on many processor cores laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus N550JK[plb_2302142_price], the DELL Precision M3800[plb_2953109_price], or the Acer Aspire ES1-531[plb_2941757_price].

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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 a similar type and age to it. Most many processor cores laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs that came out more than a year ago the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 11 hours, the DELL XPS 15 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the battery life (max)s range from 3.1h to 15h.

If this notebook PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad W541[pl_2829711_price] (11.1h), the ThinkPad W541[pl_2850408_price] (11.1h), or the ThinkPad W541[pl_2727343_price] (11.1h) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Light

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year the weights range from 980g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.4kg. With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 is one of the lighter comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 amongst portable PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL XPS 15 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other many processor cores laptops that came out more than a year ago which do not have a touchscreen.

Other portable PCs with a touchscreen currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus N550JK[plb_2302142_price], the HP Pro[plb_2883383_price], or the Toshiba CLICK 10[plb_3012024_price].

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Four USB Sleep-and-Charge Portss

The DELL XPS 15 is a four USB Sleep-and-Charge ports portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15 only have between one and three USB Sleep-and-Charge portss.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the XPS 15 is 280 cd/m². The display brightness of the DELL XPS 15 of 400 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest amongst many processor cores laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 have speaker powers of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.5W. At 2 Watts, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

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Fairly Big Operating Vibration

The DELL XPS 15 has a quite big operating vibration (0.66 gravity) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that came out more than a year ago. The smallest operating vibration of many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 is 0.5G and the biggest is 1.1G.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The average battery recharge time of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 is 3.6h. The DELL XPS 15 has a quite short battery recharge time (only 3 hours) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the XPS 15.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that were launched 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.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Big Non-Operating Vibration

The non-operating vibrations of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15 range from 1G to 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.3G. At 1.3 gravity, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big non-operating vibration compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 15.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over a Year Ago

This DELL laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 15 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15.

There are a number of other 2.3GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2475671_price].

If this portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the B50-45[pl_2714458_price] (2.4GHz), or the ThinkPad T540[pl_2784726_price] (2.4GHz) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite L50D[plb_2740912_price] (2.4GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the DELL XPS 15 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Tecra W50[pl_2383848_price], and the Satellite L50D-B[pl_2450549_price] both from Toshiba or the Asus N550JK[plb_2302142_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2450674_price] (17.3"), the Acer Aspire ES1-711[plb_2971844_price] (17.3"), or the MSI GP72 Leopard Pro-002[plb_2938716_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Tjunction
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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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
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Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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Maximum Resolution
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Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
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Drivers Included
Trial Software
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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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Power
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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)
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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
(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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 1tb32, dell 1tb32g, dell i76700, xps156845slv, dell 1tb32gb, dell i76700h, dell i76700hq, dell 3840x2160
Barcodes 00000095300818, 00884116145769, 05397063435906, 05397063661152, 05397063680818, 05397063698158, 05397063708277, 05397063708284

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