Dell XPS 13 - refurbished - £616 with code @ dell outlet
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Dell XPS 13 - refurbished - £616 with code @ dell outlet

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Found 4th Apr
Dell XPS 13 £616 inc when using voucher code DOXPS935025

  • XPS 13 - 9350
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-6560U (Dual Core, 4M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz, 15W)
  • Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
  • 8GB Memory
  • 256GB PCIe Solid State Drive
  • Software
  • Dell Wireless-1820A 802.11ac, 2x2, 2.4GHz + Bluetooth 4.1
  • Battery : Primary 4-cell 56 W/HR (integrated)
  • 13.3 inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) InfinityEdge Touch Display
  • Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Backlit Keyboard
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It seems like a nice spec...but does my quick Googling confirm it's 2015 technology? 2.5 years old model.
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Yep the processor it 2 years old
joedredd9 m ago

It seems like a nice spec...but does my quick Googling confirm it's 2015 …It seems like a nice spec...but does my quick Googling confirm it's 2015 technology? 2.5 years old model.


Yes, but is still pretty rapid and the rest of the spec is top notch.
This is just ok. I have the dell 9360R which Is 8th gen, better battery, nicer design with slimmer bezel, USB C with the all important power delivery. Mine is the i5 8th gen with everything else the same spec and I paid £730 four weeks ago when they had 20% all XPS. They do this coupon every couple of months.
Edited by: "you_gotta_be_kidding" 4th Apr
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you_gotta_be_kidding6 m ago

This is just ok. I have the dell 9360R which Is 8th gen, better battery, …This is just ok. I have the dell 9360R which Is 8th gen, better battery, nicer design with slimmer bezel, USB C with the all important power delivery. Mine is the i5 8th gen with everything else the same spec and I paid £730 four weeks ago when they had 20% all XPS. They do this coupon every couple of months.


Was that a QHD model - As i haven't seen any QHD models priced this low before
Looks pretty cracking value.
i'm still using the hd version of this now - still plenty quick, and the best laptop i've owned to date. if it dies, i'm replacing it with a new one. if you're in the market for a laptop, you'll find it hard to beat these, and at this price it's an absolute steal.
you_gotta_be_kidding39 m ago

This is just ok. I have the dell 9360R which Is 8th gen, better battery, …This is just ok. I have the dell 9360R which Is 8th gen, better battery, nicer design with slimmer bezel, USB C with the all important power delivery. Mine is the i5 8th gen with everything else the same spec and I paid £730 four weeks ago when they had 20% all XPS. They do this coupon every couple of months.


You might be a bit misinformed there. The 9360R has the same chassis as the 9343, 9350, 9360 so the bezels are exactly the same on all of them and apart from the 9343 which had mini displayport they all have USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, Power Delivery and all the other good tech. The battery capacity did grow slightly over the generations from 52Wh up to 60Wh though that's true.

The 9370 is the current latest model with the new chassis and exclusively USB-C ports. That model is not cheap yet and won't be for a while.

The Full HD models seem to end up around this price regularly but QHD is rare as is the 6560U which iirc has Iris integrated graphics which are a cut above the usual fair. The only real let down is 8GB of RAM instead of 16GB. Personally I use a 9350 and have no complaints apart from under my work usage I tend to need more RAM than I have, that and I suppose more CPU power would help compilation times.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 4th Apr
To be fair the CPU will likely be a limitation before 16GB RAM becomes an issues.

The 4K screen isn’t really worth it over the 1080P tbh, battery life is a lot better with the 1080P panel. You have to use scaling too which is still clunky
All gone?
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siksik65 m ago

All gone?


Looks like it. I actually cancelled my I've so it may come back in to stock
djdope7 m ago

Looks like it. I actually cancelled my I've so it may come back in to stock


thanks, I double checked just in case, but no dice
Minstadave3 h, 55 m ago

To be fair the CPU will likely be a limitation before 16GB RAM becomes an …To be fair the CPU will likely be a limitation before 16GB RAM becomes an issues.The 4K screen isn’t really worth it over the 1080P tbh, battery life is a lot better with the 1080P panel. You have to use scaling too which is still clunky


Clunky? It's dreadfully executed and glitchy as hell.
We bought a Dell a few years back with a QHD, it's been a great machine but Windows 10 has a lot to catch up on MacOS in terms of handling high res scaling. Try plugging it into an external 1080P screen at the same time, total mess requiring all sorts of workarounds and changing of app settings.
We've been hoping from every major release it'll be sorted and work properly, still waiting.

I don't follow your CPU / Memory logic. 16Gb will be just fine. Especially if using any kind of virtualised containers.
Edited by: "joedredd" 4th Apr
The logic being that most uses someone will use an ultraportable for that are particularly resource intensive (photo/video editing come to mind) will also need significant CPU power - which is pretty lacking on a dual core ULV chip.

On my 8GB XPS 13 lack of RAM is never a bottleneck, the lack of CPU power is always an issue first. Using Lightroom for instance I’ll get annoyed at the sluggish CPU before I get anywhere near my RAM limit.

Yes I’m sure there are a few specific use cases that more RAM will help but for the vast majority I doubt 8GB will limit you in the lifetime of the product.
Edited by: "Minstadave" 4th Apr
Minstadave5 m ago

The logic being that most uses someone will use an ultraportable for that …The logic being that most uses someone will use an ultraportable for that are particularly resource intensive (photo/video editing come to mind) will also need significant CPU power - which is pretty lacking on a dual core ULV chip.On my 8GB XPS 13 lack of RAM is never a bottleneck, the lack of CPU power is always an issue first. Using Lightroom for instance I’ll get annoyed at the sluggish CPU before I get anywhere near my RAM limit.Yes I’m sure there are a few specific use cases that more RAM will help but for the vast majority I doubt 8GB will limit you in the lifetime of the product.


I have a Latitude 7370 with a Core M7, 8GB RAM, 1TB SSD and the only major bottleneck for me is the RAM.
I think it's because web browsers have increased their memory usage a lot over the last 3 months or so partly due to the Spectre/Meltdown mitigation. Prior to this 8GB was fine.
Some more CPU grunt would be nice at times but not often.
dual core 6th gen processor?? you having a laugh at this price aren't ya. good price several years ago maybe but not now
djdope17 h, 43 m ago

Was that a QHD model - As i haven't seen any QHD models priced this low …Was that a QHD model - As i haven't seen any QHD models priced this low before


Yes, it's the QHD Touch... Personally I would have preffered 1080p for the longer battery life as I have my screen scaled to 150% anyway but they don't do 1080p in touchscreen.
CampGareth17 h, 24 m ago

You might be a bit misinformed there. The 9360R has the same chassis as …You might be a bit misinformed there. The 9360R has the same chassis as the 9343, 9350, 9360 so the bezels are exactly the same on all of them and apart from the 9343 which had mini displayport they all have USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, Power Delivery and all the other good tech. The battery capacity did grow slightly over the generations from 52Wh up to 60Wh though that's true.The 9370 is the current latest model with the new chassis and exclusively USB-C ports. That model is not cheap yet and won't be for a while.The Full HD models seem to end up around this price regularly but QHD is rare as is the 6560U which iirc has Iris integrated graphics which are a cut above the usual fair. The only real let down is 8GB of RAM instead of 16GB. Personally I use a 9350 and have no complaints apart from under my work usage I tend to need more RAM than I have, that and I suppose more CPU power would help compilation times.


I'm sure you are correct, I was comparing to my 2 yr dell xps which I guess must be another generation older than this (I had i7 then). I too was dissapointed with the 8gb ram and had intended to increase only to discover it's soldered!! I also have a HP envy with I5-7200U and that is a dog to use, it's soo slow compared to the 8th gen so I can't find any reasonable argument to buy this which is even older.
Minstadave11 h, 16 m ago

The logic being that most uses someone will use an ultraportable for that …The logic being that most uses someone will use an ultraportable for that are particularly resource intensive (photo/video editing come to mind) will also need significant CPU power - which is pretty lacking on a dual core ULV chip.On my 8GB XPS 13 lack of RAM is never a bottleneck, the lack of CPU power is always an issue first. Using Lightroom for instance I’ll get annoyed at the sluggish CPU before I get anywhere near my RAM limit.Yes I’m sure there are a few specific use cases that more RAM will help but for the vast majority I doubt 8GB will limit you in the lifetime of the product.


Anything with a Thunderbolt 3 port can be docked and drive 2 4K monitors, have an external GPU etc so while you're right most people will not use it for anything resource intensive it is entirely possible to do so. Personally when running chrome, slack, containers and a heavy IDE my RAM disappears pretty quickly while my CPU is mostly idle once everything's spun up. 16GB of RAM would have been handy and a pretty good pairing for the CPU. The lack of it is ultimately why I retired it for an office desktop.
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