The Dell XPS 15 (9550) - Everything you ever wanted?

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  1. mcfee03

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    Hi all,

    I can't express my excitement for this device. After being loyal to Windows for the last 20 years- I was fed up with the bulkiness, low quality, and bad battery life in PC laptops. I was hours away from biting the bullet, and buying a MacBook pro retina 15". Then came across this device.

    This is the ultimate laptop. IMO, it is the peak of laptops- size/form-factor wise- you can't get any smaller (15.6). The power is incredible (yes, there are more powerful GPU's).

    And no, I don't work for Dell, I'm just so glad I have some fuel against the masses of Apple!

    Specs:

    • i5 i6300HQ (Skylake)
    • GTX 960M
    • 15.6" FHD Matte/QHD touch
    • 54Whr batt. (11hrs) OR 86Whr batt (17hrs)*
    • 10mm-17mm thin!
    • 357mm wide, 235mm deep
    • 1.78KG

    *86Whr batt. replaces area for 3.5" Sata drive- ie can only fit an SSD.

    They're releasing a "Developer" edition (aka Precision 5510).

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    Inside the XPS 15

    Fingers crossed the reviews are good. And the charger/adapter is small

    What do you all think?

    How realistic is a 17 hour battery?

    Is this a real challenge for the Macbook Pro?

    What will you do with yours?

    My plan- Windows (for games/photoshop), OSX when people figure out the Intel 530/Skylark gpu for OSX (for X-code/iOS), Linux (dev) :)

    ** REVIEWS/FINDINGS **
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrSpfMIMuvs

    20 minute review
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tww5CFB-410


    The charger/adapter size (very important to me). Not looking too bad.
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  2. Tomee

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    I was ready to pull the trigger on the Surface Book until i saw this. now im undecided.
     
  3. thecondor

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    Now I have to justify buying this. haha

    What a sexy and powerful laptop.
     
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    They really need a FHD Matte Touch screen option.
     
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    Touch matte displays don't seem to be around much.

    I'm super pleased there is a Matte 1080p option. Can't stand gloss.

    IIRC, the Surface book is only 13.5"? Any word on the GPU in there is? Rumours- but I heard it was a underclocked 950m
     
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    this is now available to purchase from the AU site.
     
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    Looks average at best compared to the surface book.
     
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    Based on what criteria? :confused:

    They both look pretty amazing to me.
     
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    lol nty dell...
     
  10. bcann

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    its a standard "feature" for xps models. but its easy enough to replace.
     
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    I've been waiting for this but you can only get it with a 256GB SSD. I would have bought one today if they could have provided 512... Out of interest, the salesperson on chat quoted me $2400
     
  12. wintermute000

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    not sure if you're serious or trolling...

    - 'real' CPU (4 cores) not dual core ultrabook class - will be super useful for vmware/hyper-V
    - 'real' gaming class GPU - 960M not a spiced up 940M (1gb VRAM lololol)
    - 1k less price
    - size/weight is a wash - its bigger / heavier sure but its 15" screen so what do you expect

    - downside: doesn't convert to a tablet. When I had a SP2, I was using it as a laptop 80-90% of the time, and quickly came to the conclusion might as well use a proper laptop. And who doesn't have an ipad/droid tablet lying around for couch/bed surfing?

    There is no way I could justify this (have a pretty decent work laptop) but if I were in the market now this is pretty much a slam dunk. Not sure if its still valid but last time I looked there was a 15% off code floating around that was valid a few days ago (saw it on cashrewards, stacks uip to 20% off counting cashrewards 5% off)
     
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    Can we whack the 15% code on top of that?

    I agree about the SurfaceBook- it doesn't compare at all
     
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    i presume you can, and 5% with cashrewards it stacks.
     
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    I heard its a 15" screen but in more of a traditionally sized 14" body because of the very thin bezel, is that right? Which sounds like the perfect size laptop to me!
     
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    very nice, but not enough gpu for a qhd screen.

    will be interested to see their precision versions of these
     
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    Been waiting for these puppies for a while now. Damn tempted. What is the 15% off code? Found an old one but expired.

    2400 wow was that inc gst? Was that over the phone with a dell rep?

    It is a shame about the 256 hard drive though. Really need a 512 min
     
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    It's Skylake btw, not Skylark; although a skylark does sound entertaining.
     

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