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Answered Dell XPS 15 - reviews?

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Looks like my IT consultant is advising us to get a couple of new laptops for our business. He has suggested a Dell XPS 15 and "can be a bit pricey, but they’re good and they just work. I’m waiting on one of their weekly specials to look inviting enough."

Having been a long time user of Asus (well the last couple of iterations of my laptop), but I think my first one was a Dell.

Has anybody any positives/negatives from their own experiences. Have checked out review here: Dell XPS 15 - Full Review and Benchmarks

(and I note there are a bunch of other review sites that I could access)
 

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I've been very happy with mine, purchased almost a year ago, although "a bit pricey" is correct. I went with a 6th gen i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and the FHD screen (1920x1080) and have not regretted it. I avoided the UHD touch display for 2 reasons - the reported battery drain and the gloss screen. I have been very happy with the matte display. Highly recommended.
 

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Every person I have known who has purchased a Dell XPS swears they that are the most reliable PC they have bought
 

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Hmmm, interesting that cashrewards have a 10% discount + 5% cashback on XPS spend more than $1,500 - have flicked to my IT guy to see if he can beat that!
 

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Never accept "no" for an answer - of course they can give me Win 10 Pro - just not as the specs on that page above (the cookie cutter approach). Pays to get on chat sometimes
 

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Indeed clazman and very glad I did. Soon will be the proud owner of a new laptop with the following specs (not that I understand much of it):

Components
1 XPS 15
1 7th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor (6M cache, up to 3.8 GHz)
1 15.6" 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge touch display
1 Palmrest for 80-key keyboard Finger Print Reader
1 16GB, DDR4, 2400MHz; up to 32GB (additional memory sold separately)
1 512GB PCIe Solid State Drive
1 Power Cord (ANZ)
1 97WHr, 6-cell Lithium Ion Battery (integrated)
1 Energy Star Label
1 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 Label
1 NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5
1 130w Power Adapter
1 Killer 1535 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth
1 Backlight Keyboard (English)
1 Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial
1 McAfee 30day Trial
1 Killer 1535 Wireless Driver
1 Additional Software
1 Fixed Hardware Configuration

Software
1 Windows 10 Pro (64bit) English
1 Intel(R) non-vPro(TM) Technology,9560
1 Systems Management SW
1 McAfee Live Safe 12 month Subscription

Service
1 E-Waste Compliance
1 1Yr Premium Support: Onsite Service
1 1Yr Premium Support: (7x24) Technical Support & Assistance
1 ##Yr1 Premium Support: Onsite Service
1 Limited Warranty:Yr 1 Mail in Pre-Paid Freight (Labor)
1 Limited Warranty:Yr 1 Mail in Pre-Paid Freight (Parts)
1 1Yr Technical Support
Price per unit is $2,544.54 (before discounts below)

I believe I have snaffled the two discounts on offer at present:



So everyone will be happy - my credit card & company bank balance, my accountant, my IT guy and my wife (who is getting the new laptop).

The kicker for me - hopefully I'll earn 4K+ QF Business Rewards points for the purchase!
 

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I wouldn't say no to those specs :)

Unfortunately at work we are running trials with MS Surface Pro 4, Surface Studio, Surface Book .....
 

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Two boxes (more like small suitcases) arrived from Dell on Friday :D. IT guy has already been in to collect so he can configure them using his much faster speeds for uploads :D. The excitement is building as the wait begins. A friend who is into gaming wants my machine - he only has 1GB :eek:. I presume he is talking about NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 . He can't believe I won't use it for gaming - I think he wants to invite himself around to play some of his games :D
 

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I must say I have to vouch for the reliability of the XPS line. My XPS 13 is now over 4 years old and been many places all over the world with me and is still working just fine. And it also remains the best keyboard I have used in a laptop...enjoy the new toy QFWP!

Now that I have said all this, you can just about guarantee it will kick the bucket this week...:rolleyes:
 

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Please tell me you upgraded to the 5yr ProSupport. The $ investment is amazingly small on the Dells for a great quality warranty.

We have supplied Dells for many years (mainly the higher end commercial models) and they are fantastic value. If you are prepared to order and know exactly what you want, always ring up. You can normally squeeze a few more points off them. If not, ask then for some more ram or a bigger hard drive.
 

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Please tell me you upgraded to the 5yr ProSupport. The $ investment is amazingly small on the Dells for a great quality warranty.

We have supplied Dells for many years (mainly the higher end commercial models) and they are fantastic value. If you are prepared to order and know exactly what you want, always ring up. You can normally squeeze a few more points off them. If not, ask then for some more ram or a bigger hard drive.


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, no I purchased the standard package (thus got 1 Yr support, I see) but are you saying I should upgrade to the 5Yr Support? I didn't know what I wanted (other than a new laptop) so I was ordering as my IT guy had advised (XPS 15), but he was too busy so I took it upon myself to ensure I bought it before 30 June. He was waiting for Dell to bring out a good deal to save me some $, so I was surprised when I got online that the deals were there - I've scored 20% discount which I think was a prety good deal for a "newbie know nothing". Suppose I have to give some of that back for the upgraded Support package :)
 

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, no I purchased the standard package (thus got 1 Yr support, I see) but are you saying I should upgrade to the 5Yr Support? I didn't know what I wanted (other than a new laptop) so I was ordering as my IT guy had advised (XPS 15), but he was too busy so I took it upon myself to ensure I bought it before 30 June. He was waiting for Dell to bring out a good deal to save me some $, so I was surprised when I got online that the deals were there - I've scored 20% discount which I think was a prety good deal for a "newbie know nothing". Suppose I have to give some of that back for the upgraded Support package :)
Definitely extend it. Dell have the best bangs for bucks warranties of all the top tier. Nothing worse than getting a good deal on a computer and blowing it 18 months later cause its out of warranty. They are generally happy to discount on longer terms as well. For those machines which don't need 4hr 24x7 support, we are always putting on 5 years even if they are intended to be replaced in 3yrs. Keep in mind, battery only has 1 year in all cases.

Of all the hardware support, on almost all business equipment I regard Dell as one of the best.
 

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If i recall correctly the only hardware provider that provides international warranty's
 

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I've got a Dell Precision 5520, which is the Business version of the XPS 15. Great laptop, and you can hackintosh the XPS 15 or Precision 5520 fairly easily.

Battery life is really great on 7th Gen Cores too.

NB, we got the Precision 5520, because of some build quality issues with some XPS 15s...
 

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I've got a Dell Precision 5520, which is the Business version of the XPS 15. Great laptop, and you can hackintosh the XPS 15 or Precision 5520 fairly easily.

Battery life is really great on 7th Gen Cores too.

NB, we got the Precision 5520, because of some build quality issues with some XPS 15s...
Nice. I have the 5510 and I think it's great.
 

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My #2 and #3 sons have XPS 15s, now ~18-24 months old and haven't missed a beat.

I have an XPS 13 9350 - touch screen and came with 256GB SSD; I replaced that with a Samsung 950 Pro 512GB SSD and Win 10 Pro instead of Home and also am VERY happy with it. I use it instead of an ipad now as it's not much bigger and much more versatile.
 

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Nice. I have the 5510 and I think it's great.
We all have the 5510 and supplied a heap to various clients. Only complaint some users have is running Autocad Inventor and very large heavy graphics docs because of the shared gpu setup (but the pc's struggle to run the same files as well). Other than that, love them.
 
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