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DELL XPS 15
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DELL XPS 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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The XPS 15 combines jaw-dropping resolution and vibrant color in a large 15.6" touch display. Its crisp, sharp detail and rich color is perfect for editing photos and graphic design. Stunning... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 15 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Many processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 15, the DELL XPS 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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SSD Storage Media

The DELL XPS 15 has an SSD storage media which is better than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 15.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the NP905S3G[pl_1609044_price], or the NP905S3G[pl_1609044_price] both from Samsung.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL XPS 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 15.

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Light

The DELL XPS 15 is one of the lighter laptops of this type and age (only 2 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age. The weights of many processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 15 range from 430g to 4.8kg.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 15 have between 8 and 5,111 solid-state drive capacitys, including the DELL XPS 15 which has 512 solid-state drive capacitys.

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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 notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 which do not have a touchscreen, the DELL XPS 15 has a touchscreen.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the DELL XPS 15 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 15. The dimmest display brightness of many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m².

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Quite High Speaker Power

The DELL XPS 15 has one of the higher speaker powers (2.5 Watts) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.8W.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 15 the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 30Wh to 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 65Wh. The DELL XPS 15 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) (91 watt-hours) compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for 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 the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1 Reason Against

Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 15 range from 2.5h to 22h. The DELL XPS 15 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 4 hours) amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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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 laptop was released.

Average Processor Frequency

The DELL XPS 15 has a pretty standard processor frequency (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 15.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 15 has a fairly average total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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)

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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 gtx960, gtx960m, sbnb2512, dell xc9m1, dell i74712, dell gtx960, dell i76700, dell i76700h, xps158949slv, dell i74712h, dell gtx960m, dell i76700hq, related gt750, dell i74712hq, dell 3840x2160, related gt750m
Barcodes 00000095506134, 00884116146414, 05397063435913, 05397063655342, 05397063661169, 05397063661206, 05397063670246, 05397063680801, 05397063686605, 05397063686612, 05397063698165, 05397063708291, 05397063708307, 05397063720538, 05397063731121, 05397063733132, 05397063736461, 05397063877843, 05397063896134, 05397063909261

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