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Dell XPS 13 i7-8565U 256gb laptop @ Dell for £999.00
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Dell XPS 13 i7-8565U 256gb laptop @ Dell for £999.00

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Posted 19th Jul

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This looks very nice to me - a £420 reduction. I love my i5 version.

Processor8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz, 4 cores)
Operating SystemsWindows 10 Home 64bit English
Video CardIntel® UHD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory
Display13.3" FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch InfinityEdge Display
Hard Drive256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
Memoryi8GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
Primary Battery52WHr 4C
WirelessKiller 1435 802.11ac 2x2 and Bluetooth 4.1
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Processor 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz, 4 cores)
Operating Systems Windows 10 Home 64bit English
Video Card Intel® UHD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory
Display 13.3" FHD (1920x1080) Non-Touch InfinityEdge Display
Hard Drive 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
Memoryi 8GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
Primary Battery 52WHr 4C
Wireless Killer 1435 802.11ac 2x2 and Bluetooth 4.1
Colour Platinum Silver Machined Aluminum with Black Carbon Fiber Composite Palmrest
Microsoft Office Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial - Excludes Office License
Security Software McAfee® LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Warranty 1Y Premium Support and Onsite Service
Accidental Damage Protection None
Keyboard Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Backlit Keyboard
Ports 2 Thunderbolt™ 3 with power delivery and DisplayPort (4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3)
1 USB-C 3.1 with power delivery and DisplayPort
1 MicroSD card reader
1 Headset jack
Slots 1 Wedge-shaped lock slot
Dimensions & Weight Height: 7.8mm – 11.6mm (0.3"- 0.46") x Width: 302mm (11.9") x Depth: 199mm (7.8")
Weight: Starting at 1.23 kg (2.7 lbs)i
Camera Widescreen HD (720p) 2.25mm webcam with 4 array digital microphones; Far Field Cortana capable
Audio and Speakers Stereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro; 1W x 2 = 2W total
ChassisKeyboard Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; 1.3mm travel
Touchpad Precision touchpad, seamless glass integrated button

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48 Comments
dam this is very tempting
You can also get 4 years premium onsite support for the price of 3, handy if you need this for working at home.
Not bad when combined with the £75 Amex offer too!
I was just looking at this but it's only 8GB RAM and isn't upgradeable
Edited by: "rodhull" 19th Jul
rodhull19/07/2019 10:24

I was just looking at this but it's only 8GB RAM and isn't upgradeable


Dealbreaker.
Apart from having an i7 CPU, nothing else looks remarkable to me, or anywhere near spending £1000 on this. Am I missing something here?
Masteryates19/07/2019 10:32

Apart from having an i7 CPU, nothing else looks remarkable to me, or …Apart from having an i7 CPU, nothing else looks remarkable to me, or anywhere near spending £1000 on this. Am I missing something here?


It's an ultrabook - very small, slim and light.

Obviously if you're just looking for the internal specs and you're not worried about moving it around you'd pick up something similar for less than half for the price.

Hot.
Uns19/07/2019 10:39

It's an ultrabook - very small, slim and light.Obviously if you're just …It's an ultrabook - very small, slim and light.Obviously if you're just looking for the internal specs and you're not worried about moving it around you'd pick up something similar for less than half for the price.Hot.


Thanks Uns. I'd at least expect a touchscreen for this £ though.
Masteryates19/07/2019 10:31

Dealbreaker.


Disagree, 8GB of RAM is more than suitable for almost all use cases. If you have a use case which requires 16GB of RAM (thinking VMs, a lot of editing) you'd be better served getting a non-U processor.
You can get Zenbook 14" i5 8265u 8GB for 60% of this price. Far far better deal imo.
CFC201119/07/2019 10:59

Disagree, 8GB of RAM is more than suitable for almost all use cases. If …Disagree, 8GB of RAM is more than suitable for almost all use cases. If you have a use case which requires 16GB of RAM (thinking VMs, a lot of editing) you'd be better served getting a non-U processor.


If this machine cost £500 I'd totally agree with you CFC2011. As the machine costs a grand, I'd expect at least 1 slot where I can bang in another 8GB. 8GB might be fine today, but in 3 years time.......
Masteryates19/07/2019 11:02

If this machine cost £500 I'd totally agree with you CFC2011. As the …If this machine cost £500 I'd totally agree with you CFC2011. As the machine costs a grand, I'd expect at least 1 slot where I can bang in another 8GB. 8GB might be fine today, but in 3 years time.......


I understand what you mean regarding the price, but you're paying for the portability, as with all ultrabooks. Plus this does have Thunderbolt 3 ports which isn't to be sniffed at.
CFC201119/07/2019 10:59

Disagree, 8GB of RAM is more than suitable for almost all use cases. If …Disagree, 8GB of RAM is more than suitable for almost all use cases. If you have a use case which requires 16GB of RAM (thinking VMs, a lot of editing) you'd be better served getting a non-U processor.


Web development.Having 30+ chrome tabs open and do some stuff in firefox will lead to 0 memory. atm working from an i3 desktop which provides acceptable speed.
CFC201119/07/2019 10:59

Disagree, 8GB of RAM is more than suitable for almost all use cases. If …Disagree, 8GB of RAM is more than suitable for almost all use cases. If you have a use case which requires 16GB of RAM (thinking VMs, a lot of editing) you'd be better served getting a non-U processor.


I use around 8GB just with Office 365 and two browsers open plus Spotify.
It's not hard to do that and requires little CPU to run. Therefore I think you are barking up the wrong tree
PeacePipe19/07/2019 11:07

I use around 8GB just with Office 365 and two browsers open plus …I use around 8GB just with Office 365 and two browsers open plus Spotify.It's not hard to do that and requires little CPU to run. Therefore I think you are barking up the wrong tree


I'm with you PeacePipe. Seems to me your paying lots of money for the speed of an i7 but then creating a future bottleneck with low RAM.
I expect a dedicated graphics card at this price point. That and the inability to upgrade the ram makes this a poor deal.

8 gb ram is fine for day to day stuff but sometimes runs out. At this price point you should expect ability to upgrade for professional use.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 19th Jul
CFC201119/07/2019 10:59

Disagree, 8GB of RAM is more than suitable for almost all use cases. If …Disagree, 8GB of RAM is more than suitable for almost all use cases. If you have a use case which requires 16GB of RAM (thinking VMs, a lot of editing) you'd be better served getting a non-U processor.


I use VMs and need that kind of spec. Could you recommend any laptops that fit the bill?
It's a good price, this place always has someone commenting on how it's not worth the money. Do your own research and make up your own mind. I am getting one.
Great deal.

Got the i5 version a year ago for my daughter for about £1150 and we were given her 5 year old cast off (128Gb/4Gb) which still works perfectly well for all out requirements.

Son ran though his within 2 and a half years (motherboad) and now has the 15 inch
Great bit of kit (my GF has one for work) - very tempted...
As a non power user I have the 9360R version (i5 8250U / 256GB / 8GB) bought from John Lewis ex-display a year or more ago and am really pleased with the quality, performance and its portability. It is simply very nice to use, e.g. typing, and has the best battery life (phenomenal for business trips). My point is I enjoy using it every time and will not be looking for an excuse to replace like I have done on less accomplished and cheaper machines in the past. Bearing all this in mind I think £999 is a good price (I guess I would as I posted).
Masteryates19/07/2019 11:02

If this machine cost £500 I'd totally agree with you CFC2011. As the …If this machine cost £500 I'd totally agree with you CFC2011. As the machine costs a grand, I'd expect at least 1 slot where I can bang in another 8GB. 8GB might be fine today, but in 3 years time.......


This is the quest for thinness, you can mostly blame Apple for this. 8GB will be fine in 3 years time, just as 4GB has been fine for nearly a decade but you may feel the pinch a bit later on, OS designers seem to understand we don't need to use more resources just for the sake of it.

Masteryates19/07/2019 10:42

Thanks Uns. I'd at least expect a touchscreen for this £ though.


They do a touchscreen option, I had this machine before but I found I rarely ever used the touchscreen and in the past, you had to have the QHD+ panel which massively impacted battery life.

This is just a really nice ultrabook but it's expensive, it's Dell's answer to Apple's MacBook range and competes extremely well.

fiqqer19/07/2019 11:14

I expect a dedicated graphics card at this price point. That and the …I expect a dedicated graphics card at this price point. That and the inability to upgrade the ram makes this a poor deal.8 gb ram is fine for day to day stuff but sometimes runs out. At this price point you should expect ability to upgrade for professional use.


You want the XPS 15 really for professional work, this is just a lightweight highly-integrated ultrabook. The 15 has expandable memory, SSD and a discrete GPU.
Edited by: "plewis00" 19th Jul
plewis0019/07/2019 12:01

This is the quest for thinness, you can mostly blame Apple for this. 8GB …This is the quest for thinness, you can mostly blame Apple for this. 8GB will be fine in 3 years time, just as 4GB has been fine for nearly a decade but you may feel the pinch a bit later on, OS designers seem to understand we don't need to use more resources just for the sake of it.They do a touchscreen option, I had this machine before but I found I rarely ever used the touchscreen and in the past, you had to have the QHD+ panel which massively impacted battery life.This is just a really nice ultrabook but it's expensive, it's Dell's answer to Apple's MacBook range and competes extremely well.You want the XPS 15 really for professional work, this is just a lightweight highly-integrated ultrabook. The 15 has expandable memory, SSD and a discrete GPU.


When you have users on this very forum stating they are already struggling with 8GB RAM, I have to disagree with you plewis00. Do they do a 16GB version?
Masteryates19/07/2019 12:07

When you have users on this very forum stating they are already struggling …When you have users on this very forum stating they are already struggling with 8GB RAM, I have to disagree with you plewis00. Do they do a 16GB version?


People will always find something to moan about though, Apple has been doing 4GB and more recently 8GB for years on their ‘Pro’ level machines. Yes, Dell have a 16GB option I’m pretty sure. The people moaning about 8GB RAM probably don’t want an ultra slim ultraportable but actually a thin-and-light machine or even a workstation.
plewis0019/07/2019 12:12

People will always find something to moan about though, Apple has been …People will always find something to moan about though, Apple has been doing 4GB and more recently 8GB for years on their ‘Pro’ level machines. Yes, Dell have a 16GB option I’m pretty sure. The people moaning about 8GB RAM probably don’t want an ultra slim ultraportable but actually a thin-and-light machine or even a workstation.


Your probably right plewis. I'm glad I'm not paying a grand to Dell or Apple.
Masteryates19/07/2019 12:15

Your probably right plewis. I'm glad I'm not paying a grand to Dell or …Your probably right plewis. I'm glad I'm not paying a grand to Dell or Apple.


Depends what you need. The Dell is kind of the hallmark of portability for Windows machines but you pay the premium. Other choices being the HP Spectre and Microsoft Surface. I got a Spectre 13 from JL Clearance for £650 the other day and I can live with it at that price.

For everyone else a decent quality thin-and-light will be vastly better value - something like a Huawei Matebook D is half the price, still great looking, high-performing and upgradeable.
If people don't mind a refurbished model of the Dell 9380, dell.com/lea…ter
Using code, DOXPS26cw for an extra 26% off any XPS Laptop (Ends 21st July Sunday).
There's a Black version with same specs for £1,102.79 - £286.72 = £816.07.
I'm stuck on wanting the 4K Ultra HD display model but this price for HD model is decent enough.

I'm after:

i7-8565U
16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
13.3" 4K Ultra HD
15% off in cart with code BF15
£1,401.65

Still feels a little too pricey though.
Edited by: "daBluone" 19th Jul
Screen and ram are a bit lacking but apart from that it looks pretty good.
I had a lot of issues using one of these with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse due to the 130W power supply. I ended up having to shell out a £250 for a docking station.
I have the 9360 version with the i7-8550 CPU. It's super light, has an amazing battery and is built to last. It's a pretty capable machine for video editing, which I occasionally use it for, once you plug in some external screens, and a hard disk array.

I think 8gb is a limiting factor for that kind of work though.
profet19/07/2019 13:38

I have the 9360 version with the i7-8550 CPU. It's super light, has an …I have the 9360 version with the i7-8550 CPU. It's super light, has an amazing battery and is built to last. It's a pretty capable machine for video editing, which I occasionally use it for, once you plug in some external screens, and a hard disk array.I think 8gb is a limiting factor for that kind of work though.


Thanks for the mini review profet. When you talk of amazing battery, how many hours surfing the internet?
Masteryates19/07/2019 13:56

Thanks for the mini review profet. When you talk of amazing battery, how …Thanks for the mini review profet. When you talk of amazing battery, how many hours surfing the internet?


With light use, I can get through an 8 hour day at work before I realise I forgot to plug it in. And that's with the 4k screen too.
augen19/07/2019 12:48

I had a lot of issues using one of these with a bluetooth keyboard and …I had a lot of issues using one of these with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse due to the 130W power supply. I ended up having to shell out a £250 for a docking station.


Issues with an XPS 13? They have 45W supplies and USB-C usually. 130W is the XPS 15 or Precision equivalents. Sure it was the same thing?
profet19/07/2019 14:07

With light use, I can get through an 8 hour day at work before I realise I …With light use, I can get through an 8 hour day at work before I realise I forgot to plug it in. And that's with the 4k screen too.


Pretty good for a Windows machine profet. I get over 10 hours on my Chromebook, but I realise we aren't comparing apples with apples.
I have the 9370 4k i5, beautifuk screen and very responsive. But a couple keys on kb were bit flimsy, 8gb ram seems OK for my current use. Wished I had the i7 model and bit more ram and I would use a egpu to take advantage of the full true TB3 bandwidth. Good price for new so hot from me, but I went for refurbished for around 800 quid
CFC201119/07/2019 10:59

Disagree, 8GB of RAM is more than suitable for almost all use cases. If …Disagree, 8GB of RAM is more than suitable for almost all use cases. If you have a use case which requires 16GB of RAM (thinking VMs, a lot of editing) you'd be better served getting a non-U processor.


Or maybe they could shop being anti consumer and allow me to put a ram stick in this kind of thing needs to stop
plewis0019/07/2019 14:08

Issues with an XPS 13? They have 45W supplies and USB-C usually. 130W is …Issues with an XPS 13? They have 45W supplies and USB-C usually. 130W is the XPS 15 or Precision equivalents. Sure it was the same thing?



Sorry, you're right, it was the 45W power supply that I had trouble with. I have had two XPS 15 laptops and had no trouble with the 130W power supply.
RedRain19/07/2019 15:36

Or maybe they could shop being anti consumer and allow me to put a ram …Or maybe they could shop being anti consumer and allow me to put a ram stick in this kind of thing needs to stop


Of course, I have an XPS and would love if this were the case!
Masteryates19/07/2019 11:02

If this machine cost £500 I'd totally agree with you CFC2011. As the …If this machine cost £500 I'd totally agree with you CFC2011. As the machine costs a grand, I'd expect at least 1 slot where I can bang in another 8GB. 8GB might be fine today, but in 3 years time.......


Lol it's a Windows machine.
In 3 years time it will be in landfill.
Can get a Chromebook for this money.
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