Dell XPS 15 £1149 @ Dell
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Dell XPS 15 £1149 @ Dell

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Found 19th Aug 2016
hyperlink doesn't seem to be working so LINK: dell.com/uk/…2=e

Same price now as the i5 variant so a no brainer which version to go for.

i7-6700HQ Quad Core (6M Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)
8GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133Mhz
256GB PCIe Solid State Drive
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M with 2GB GDDR5
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge

Cheapest I've seen so far. Recently was £1249 and before that was £1199.

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Sorry but this is only going to be cold from me, just looking at one alternative supplier and even on like for like specs you're looking at up to £300 less cash.

pcspecialist.co.uk/not…15/ - under £900 for the same specifications as this XPS.

pcspecialist.co.uk/not…15/ - £80 more getting you identical spec + fingerprint reader + a GTX1060 which is a whole heap faster than the 900 series.

pcspecialist.co.uk/not…15/ - For £25 more than this deal you can get this option with;

Double the ram
A second battery
Same capacity SSD
Second mechanical hard drive for long term storage
Bluray writer
Fingerprint reader
Backlit keyboard
Slightly faster 965M graphic
otherwise spec for spec matching

While I accept the XPS is trying to push high performance in a small package, my experience with Dell is the thing will be noisy and unpleasant to use due to heat. Reviews seem to suggest much the same with the Dell being louder in most testing than equivalent laptops, and also hotter too. Low 50's under gaming and under heavy load into the 60°C+ region at the centre of the keyboard which is not by any means comfortable temperatures to be working with (that figure in my experience is the point where a laptop starts to become painful to use).

I had an XPS and while I loved the machine, it was a pig to game on as you had to use an external keyboard and mouse (kind of defeats the purpose of buying a laptop in the first place) and then also use headphones to get away from the jet engine exhaust fans.

As I've said, there are loads of other bespoke suppliers out there and I've not even tried to check them for better deals, but I'm sure a short look around will find more than the 3 better alternatives I've managed to find in the course of 5 minutes.

Edited by: "Astec123" 19th Aug 2016

Astec123

Sorry but this is only going to be cold from me, just looking at one … Sorry but this is only going to be cold from me, just looking at one alternative supplier and even on like for like specs you're looking at up to £300 less cash.http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVII-15/ - under £900 for the same specifications as this XPS.http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/defianceIII-15/ - £80 more getting you identical spec + fingerprint reader + a GTX1060 which is a whole heap faster than the 900 series.http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVII-Pro-15/ - For £25 more than this deal you can get this option with;Double the ramA second batterySame capacity SSDSecond mechanical hard drive for long term storageBluray writerFingerprint readerBacklit keyboardSlightly faster 965M graphicotherwise spec for spec matchingWhile I accept the XPS is trying to push high performance in a small package, my experience with Dell is the thing will be noisy and unpleasant to use due to heat. Reviews seem to suggest much the same with the Dell being louder in most testing than equivalent laptops, and also hotter too. Low 50's under gaming and under heavy load into the 60°C+ region at the centre of the keyboard which is not by any means comfortable temperatures to be working with (that figure in my experience is the point where a laptop starts to become painful to use).I had an XPS and while I loved the machine, it was a pig to game on as you had to use an external keyboard and mouse (kind of defeats the purpose of buying a laptop in the first place) and then also use headphones to get away from the jet engine exhaust fans.As I've said, there are loads of other bespoke suppliers out there and I've not even tried to check them for better deals, but I'm sure a short look around will find more than the 3 better alternatives I've managed to find in the course of 5 minutes.



​Lol, coming up with a brick laptop custom build. It's not all about specs, aesthetics, weight, sleekness. Design matters more for some, obviously not you. So don't be ready to shun others.

Astec123

Sorry but this is only going to be cold from me, just looking at one … Sorry but this is only going to be cold from me, just looking at one alternative supplier and even on like for like specs you're looking at up to £300 less cash.http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVII-15/ - under £900 for the same specifications as this XPS.http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/defianceIII-15/ - £80 more getting you identical spec + fingerprint reader + a GTX1060 which is a whole heap faster than the 900 series.http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVII-Pro-15/ - For £25 more than this deal you can get this option with;Double the ramA second batterySame capacity SSDSecond mechanical hard drive for long term storageBluray writerFingerprint readerBacklit keyboardSlightly faster 965M graphicotherwise spec for spec matchingWhile I accept the XPS is trying to push high performance in a small package, my experience with Dell is the thing will be noisy and unpleasant to use due to heat. Reviews seem to suggest much the same with the Dell being louder in most testing than equivalent laptops, and also hotter too. Low 50's under gaming and under heavy load into the 60°C+ region at the centre of the keyboard which is not by any means comfortable temperatures to be working with (that figure in my experience is the point where a laptop starts to become painful to use).I had an XPS and while I loved the machine, it was a pig to game on as you had to use an external keyboard and mouse (kind of defeats the purpose of buying a laptop in the first place) and then also use headphones to get away from the jet engine exhaust fans.As I've said, there are loads of other bespoke suppliers out there and I've not even tried to check them for better deals, but I'm sure a short look around will find more than the 3 better alternatives I've managed to find in the course of 5 minutes.



Yes a poor response. As an xps owner for many years, I rate these machines in terms of performance and design. Stunning screen too. So just comparing selective specs isn't the whole pic.

Will go cold sadly as most on HUKD don't get ultrabooks. Macbook Pro's always go cold as well...I think it's probably because most people don't actually carry there laptops any further than the Sofa to the table.

Comparing a PC specialist or any other Clevo is laughable but is the norm on here...

Brilliant laptop, but lasted ten minutes until a 'known' problem occurred, the wifi card blew! Got a refund, but would not risk purchasing another.

Astec123

Sorry but this is only going to be cold from me, just looking at one … Sorry but this is only going to be cold from me, just looking at one alternative supplier and even on like for like specs you're looking at up to £300 less cash.http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVII-15/ - under £900 for the same specifications as this XPS.http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/defianceIII-15/ - £80 more getting you identical spec + fingerprint reader + a GTX1060 which is a whole heap faster than the 900 series.http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVII-Pro-15/ - For £25 more than this deal you can get this option with;Double the ramA second batterySame capacity SSDSecond mechanical hard drive for long term storageBluray writerFingerprint readerBacklit keyboardSlightly faster 965M graphicotherwise spec for spec matchingWhile I accept the XPS is trying to push high performance in a small package, my experience with Dell is the thing will be noisy and unpleasant to use due to heat. Reviews seem to suggest much the same with the Dell being louder in most testing than equivalent laptops, and also hotter too. Low 50's under gaming and under heavy load into the 60°C+ region at the centre of the keyboard which is not by any means comfortable temperatures to be working with (that figure in my experience is the point where a laptop starts to become painful to use).I had an XPS and while I loved the machine, it was a pig to game on as you had to use an external keyboard and mouse (kind of defeats the purpose of buying a laptop in the first place) and then also use headphones to get away from the jet engine exhaust fans.As I've said, there are loads of other bespoke suppliers out there and I've not even tried to check them for better deals, but I'm sure a short look around will find more than the 3 better alternatives I've managed to find in the course of 5 minutes.

Astec123

Sorry but this is only going to be cold from me, just looking at one … Sorry but this is only going to be cold from me, just looking at one alternative supplier and even on like for like specs you're looking at up to £300 less cash.http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVII-15/ - under £900 for the same specifications as this XPS.http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/defianceIII-15/ - £80 more getting you identical spec + fingerprint reader + a GTX1060 which is a whole heap faster than the 900 series.http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVII-Pro-15/ - For £25 more than this deal you can get this option with;Double the ramA second batterySame capacity SSDSecond mechanical hard drive for long term storageBluray writerFingerprint readerBacklit keyboardSlightly faster 965M graphicotherwise spec for spec matchingWhile I accept the XPS is trying to push high performance in a small package, my experience with Dell is the thing will be noisy and unpleasant to use due to heat. Reviews seem to suggest much the same with the Dell being louder in most testing than equivalent laptops, and also hotter too. Low 50's under gaming and under heavy load into the 60°C+ region at the centre of the keyboard which is not by any means comfortable temperatures to be working with (that figure in my experience is the point where a laptop starts to become painful to use).I had an XPS and while I loved the machine, it was a pig to game on as you had to use an external keyboard and mouse (kind of defeats the purpose of buying a laptop in the first place) and then also use headphones to get away from the jet engine exhaust fans.As I've said, there are loads of other bespoke suppliers out there and I've not even tried to check them for better deals, but I'm sure a short look around will find more than the 3 better alternatives I've managed to find in the course of 5 minutes.

Uridium

Will go cold sadly as most on HUKD don't get ultrabooks. Macbook Pro's … Will go cold sadly as most on HUKD don't get ultrabooks. Macbook Pro's always go cold as well...I think it's probably because most people don't actually carry there laptops any further than the Sofa to the table. Comparing a PC specialist or any other Clevo is laughable but is the norm on here...




purplefleece

Yes a poor response. As an xps owner for many years, I rate these … Yes a poor response. As an xps owner for many years, I rate these machines in terms of performance and design. Stunning screen too. So just comparing selective specs isn't the whole pic.





Whatever you say.....

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-Notebook-i7-6700HQ-Processor-Graphics/dp/B015OG3T1Q/ref=pd_vtph_147_lp_t_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PAZ2PGZVT97ARMA6GAR4
Equivalent spec again, 2.6kg for £850. £300 less than this deal.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-Zenbook-UX501VW-FJ098T-15-6-Notebook/dp/B019KZVGPS/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1471611676&sr=1-2&keywords=Asus+Zenbook+Pro
More ram, 512GB SSD

http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/ideapad/y700-series/y700-15/
Significanly smaller than the other option I posted, UHD display, Blu-ray for similar money

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-N552VW-FY094T-i7-6700HQ-GeForce-Windows/dp/B019KZV6I0/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1471611676&sr=1-4&keywords=Asus+Zenbook+Pro
More RAM, 128gb SSD, 1lb heavier but £150 cheaper

Again not really trying here, however, the rest of the community will leave you to your overpriced Dells.
Edited by: "Astec123" 19th Aug 2016

Astec123

Whatever you … Whatever you say.....https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-Notebook-i7-6700HQ-Processor-Graphics/dp/B015OG3T1Q/ref=pd_vtph_147_lp_t_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PAZ2PGZVT97ARMA6GAR4Equivalent spec again, 2.6kg for £850. £300 less than this deal.https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-Zenbook-UX501VW-FJ098T-15-6-Notebook/dp/B019KZVGPS/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1471611676&sr=1-2&keywords=Asus+Zenbook+ProMore ram, 512GB SSDhttp://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/ideapad/y700-series/y700-15/Significanly smaller than the other option I posted, UHD display, Blu-ray for similar moneyhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-N552VW-FY094T-i7-6700HQ-GeForce-Windows/dp/B019KZV6I0/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1471611676&sr=1-4&keywords=Asus+Zenbook+ProMore RAM, 128gb SSD, 1lb heavier but £150 cheaperAgain not really trying here, however, the rest of the community will leave you to your overpriced Dells.



Other than the GL552 (which is in no way an Ultrabook weighing in at 2.6Kgs) there are actually some good alternatives there.

The thing with Ultrabooks that you missed with your first post with the Pc Specialist offerings is that it's not just down to spec and price. In the Ultrabook world build quality, weight and battery life are prime considerations.

I work as a consultant for a Global IT company...I have to cart my laptop all over the place..I could have a top of the range monster i7 17" beast of a laptop but they weigh a ton, I sacrifice some performance for a smaller machine with enough performance to do what I need to do, a decent battery life and it looks nice in front of clients (that last point is actually very important believe it or not when you work for an IT Company)

If I could I'd use nothing but my Macbook pro but sadly as that's made by a competitor even running a Windows VM on the Mac isn't an option so I'm saddled with a windows laptop...So I carry around a decent mid spec 15" Ultrabook. (and no I'm not an Apple fanboy...I support windows and ESX servers for a living)

Edited by: "Uridium" 19th Aug 2016

There are actually a few with the i7 and the 4k display on the dell outlet store for less than this, and win 10 pro. Only drawback is the HDD, not sure if the batteries are the same.

zerorevolutions

There are actually a few with the i7 and the 4k display on the dell … There are actually a few with the i7 and the 4k display on the dell outlet store for less than this, and win 10 pro. Only drawback is the HDD, not sure if the batteries are the same.



If they have a normal hdd instead of an ssd then they will have the small battery as the hdd space is used for the larger battery. The ssd's used are M2 sata so much smaller.

I was wondering how that worked. That would make sense though for the HDD ones..which have a small SSD too. I bought one and was thinking to add/upgrade the SSD and the battery...but if that's the case I'd have to remove the HDD to fit the larger battery in.
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