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

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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

Quite Big Internal Memory

Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. The DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo Y50 UHD[plb_2658715_price], or the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 15 is 730GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the XPS 15.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor cores laptops that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Light

The lightest notebook PC of this type and age is 430g heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the DELL XPS 15 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the XPS 15.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 15. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys of between 500GB and 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 850GB.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys range from 8GB to 80GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 13GB.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL XPS 15 has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of laptops of a similar type and age to the XPS 15 is 260 cd/m². The DELL XPS 15 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (400 candellas per square meter) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The DELL XPS 15 has a quite high speaker power (2.5 Watts) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The speaker powers of portable PCs of this age and type range from 1W to 11W.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of laptops of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15 is 30Wh and the biggest is 2,700Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 91 watt-hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1 Reason Against

Very Short Battery Life (max)

Many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as the XPS 15 have battery life (max)s of between 2.5h and 22h, and the average battery life (max) is 6.7h. At only 4 hours, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the XPS 15.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this many processor cores portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

The DELL XPS 15 has a relatively average processor frequency (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DELL XPS 15 has a relatively standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If this many processor cores portable PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs of this type and age. 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
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
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
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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 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
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
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
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
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...

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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

(216)
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell p31, dell p31f, dell i74702, dell i74712, dell i74702h, dell i74712h, dell i74702hq, dell i74712hq, dell 3200x1800
Barcodes 00010768555711, 05397063661190, 05397063680818, 05397063686582, 05397063686599

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