Dell XPS 15 laptop (4K touch screen, quad core i7 CPU, 16GB ram, 512 PCI SSD, dedicated graphic card) £1571.65 @ Amazon
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Dell XPS 15 laptop (4K touch screen, quad core i7 CPU, 16GB ram, 512 PCI SSD, dedicated graphic card) £1571.65 @ Amazon

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Edited by:"tomtomato"Found 26th Nov
Top of the range computer, at a discounted price (cost on the Dell site is currently the same: £1,850, with 15% discount for black friday, until the 27th Nov).

4K, "edge-to-edge" 15" screen is above any other screen, from any other laptop/make.

Large glass touch pad.

Backlit keyboard.

Build quality is very good too: aluminium lid, carbon fiber keyboard frame.

Beats many other high end laptop computers, including Apple MacBooks!

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Original Poster

then find us a better spec computer for a cheaper price...

It's not just about the graphic card, it's about the whole computer...

No, this is not a gaming computer, but can still play some decent games. If you want a gaming laptop computer, don't buy something slim to start with!
Edited by: "tomtomato" 26th Nov

matej_jones8 m ago

https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Tracer-II-MK-VR-Ultra-Gaming-LaptopThere you go. Overclocked CPU, massively better GPU, way more storage (though not as much on the SSD), over £100 cheaper. Screen isn't 4K but that's not a big deal.


"Screen isn't 4k but that's not a big deal"

So that is like me looking at a Ferrari, you showing me a Ford and saying

"This car has 4 wheels, an engine, and can do the national speed limit, it's not a Ferrari, but that's not a big deal"
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Nvidia 1050m

1.5 grand for a GTX 1050? Not quite sure about this one

Original Poster

then find us a better spec computer for a cheaper price...

It's not just about the graphic card, it's about the whole computer...

No, this is not a gaming computer, but can still play some decent games. If you want a gaming laptop computer, don't buy something slim to start with!
Edited by: "tomtomato" 26th Nov

tomtomato47 m ago

then find us a better spec computer for a cheaper price...It's not just …then find us a better spec computer for a cheaper price...It's not just about the graphic card, it's about the whole computer...No, this is not a gaming computer, but can still play some decent games. If you want a gaming laptop computer, don't buy something slim to start with!



cyberpowersystem.co.uk/sys…top


There you go. Overclocked CPU, massively better GPU, way more storage (though not as much on the SSD), over £100 cheaper. Screen isn't 4K but that's not a big deal.
Edited by: "matej_jones" 26th Nov

matej_jones7 m ago

https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Tracer-II-MK-VR-Ultra-Gaming-LaptopThere you go. Overclocked CPU, massively better GPU, way more storage (though not as much on the SSD), over £100 cheaper. Screen isn't 4K but that's not a big deal.


Agree that the specs are much better on that laptop but they are for completely different purposes.

It's much more powerful but it isn't about the power. The laptop that you linked is essentially a desktop replacement - I can't imagine it'll be much fun to lug that thing around and I'm sure that to power a 1070 the battery life will be appalling.

On the other hand the XPS is much more portable - better battery life, weight, size and having the ability to play light games.

matej_jones8 m ago

https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Tracer-II-MK-VR-Ultra-Gaming-LaptopThere you go. Overclocked CPU, massively better GPU, way more storage (though not as much on the SSD), over £100 cheaper. Screen isn't 4K but that's not a big deal.


"Screen isn't 4k but that's not a big deal"

So that is like me looking at a Ferrari, you showing me a Ford and saying

"This car has 4 wheels, an engine, and can do the national speed limit, it's not a Ferrari, but that's not a big deal"

mrmaniac30 m ago

Agree that the specs are much better on that laptop but they are for …Agree that the specs are much better on that laptop but they are for completely different purposes.It's much more powerful but it isn't about the power. The laptop that you linked is essentially a desktop replacement - I can't imagine it'll be much fun to lug that thing around and I'm sure that to power a 1070 the battery life will be appalling.On the other hand the XPS is much more portable - better battery life, weight, size and having the ability to play light games.




In your first post you literally said "then find us a better spec computer for a cheaper price". That's exactly what I've done and now you're saying it's not about specs? If it's about weight/battery life then there are cheaper options available. If it's about specs there higher end models for the same price (or lower as I have demonstrated). If it's about price there are better specs for your money. Overall the Dell laptop doesn't represent good value and is only that high because of the 4K screen.
Edited by: "matej_jones" 26th Nov

There is very little point to this having a 4K screen, the 1050 can't do 4K gaming unless your only going to play rocket league.

If you want the same specs for less.. you can get the Inspiron 7576 with identical specs save for touchscreen and for a lot less, also would have better cooling for the 1050 which would be a Ti, in fact i think you can get the 1060 model for less, your paying a premium here for the infinity screen.

Look the 7577 here is far better specs 1060 GTX with 15% off its £1360.00

dell.com/en-…704
Edited by: "haritori" 26th Nov

zoso131344 m ago

"Screen isn't 4k but that's not a big deal"So that is like me looking at a …"Screen isn't 4k but that's not a big deal"So that is like me looking at a Ferrari, you showing me a Ford and saying "This car has 4 wheels, an engine, and can do the national speed limit, it's not a Ferrari, but that's not a big deal"




If all you care about is the screen, then yes that's fine, go for the Dell. For this metaphor though you'd be comparing a well equipped Focus ST that can do 0-60 in 6.5 seconds to a Ferrari that can do it in 3.5 but with no air con, sat nav, radio, leather seats, boot, rear seats, bluetooth, heated windows etc. Yes it's faster, but what's the point when that's all it can do and in the real world would be a nightmare to live with?

I'm not doubting the screen on the dell is fantastic, but the whole system isn't worth over £1,500 when the rest of it is fairly limited.

If you wanted an XPS, their door buster deal at 6pm yesterday was probably the one to go for. £1299. I don't see the need for 4k on a 15 inch screen.

Bought one of these when first came out (1st Gen)- gorgeous laptop has to be said - the slim bezels do make it look stunning.

Too much bickering going on - laptops and PCs - they contain so many components that can be configured upon purchase its really not worth moaning about what else you can get for same or less. Its what you are going to use it for - in this case with this laptop - watching/surfing and work is perfect. Its not a machine designed for high end gaming - I think that's now aimed for PC's - yes you can get gaming laptops but they are beasts of laptops.

I'm a gamer but went for this because of the display/lack of bezels.

Unfortunately, I'm a power user and need min. 64GB RAM (virtual machines) and this model Dell dropped the ball with this 2nd Gen. and left it at 32GB RAM.

I ordered from the US and if you can would reccomend to get it from there as lot cheaper.

matej_jones1 h, 18 m ago

In your first post you literally said "then find us a better spec computer …In your first post you literally said "then find us a better spec computer for a cheaper price". That's exactly what I've done and now you're saying it's not about specs? If it's about weight/battery life then there are cheaper options available. If it's about specs there higher end models for the same price (or lower as I have demonstrated). If it's about price there are better specs for your money. Overall the Dell laptop doesn't represent good value and is only that high because of the 4K screen.


Read the name of the commenters. That wasn't me.

£1316.65 from Currys using the ‘dell15’ code to get 15% off and possibly £50 quidco

jeeves13 m ago

£1316.65 from Currys using the ‘dell15’ code to get 15% off and possibly £5 …£1316.65 from Currys using the ‘dell15’ code to get 15% off and possibly £50 quidco


The one from Currys is not Touch screen

ha6co4 m ago

The one from Currys is not Touch screen


Trust me you don’t want touchscreen. Arm gets tired after a while - on a laptop it’s a novelty. Apps aren’t designed for touchscreen on windows/Linux.

Original Poster

andersh3 h, 38 m ago

If you wanted an XPS, their door buster deal at 6pm yesterday was probably …If you wanted an XPS, their door buster deal at 6pm yesterday was probably the one to go for. £1299. I don't see the need for 4k on a 15 inch screen.


I agree such resolution is probably not required. However, the 4K screen is actually better than the standard FHD screens (in term of colours, contrast etc), and is often rated in reviews as the best screen available for all laptops (MacBook Pros included).

Yes, the screen on a laptop is an important part. I don't know many people using laptops with external screens...
Edited by: "tomtomato" 26th Nov

Original Poster

matej_jones5 h, 17 m ago

https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Tracer-II-MK-VR-Ultra-Gaming-LaptopThere you go. Overclocked CPU, massively better GPU, way more storage (though not as much on the SSD), over £100 cheaper. Screen isn't 4K but that's not a big deal.


Is this a joke? Have you seen what that laptop looks like?! Nice 100% cheap plastic and thick bezel screen...

Yes, the screen is one of the most important component of a laptop.

Try again...

You need to find a laptop made of aluminium/carbon, with i7 quad core processor, and high spec "infinity"/thin bezel screen...
Edited by: "tomtomato" 26th Nov

The cost on the Dell site is £1,571.65. Dell has had a sitewide 15% off code since Thursday. Or Wednesday.


Nice try OP.

Original Poster

khamito37 m ago

The cost on the Dell site is £1,571.65. Dell has had a sitewide 15% off …The cost on the Dell site is £1,571.65. Dell has had a sitewide 15% off code since Thursday. Or Wednesday.Nice try OP.


So same price as Amazon then. If you want the laptop quickly, then Amazon would deliver quicker.

Original Poster

captainjack1 h, 26 m ago

Trust me you don’t want touchscreen. Arm gets tired after a while - on a l …Trust me you don’t want touchscreen. Arm gets tired after a while - on a laptop it’s a novelty. Apps aren’t designed for touchscreen on windows/Linux.


Trust me: you don't need to touch the screen if you don't want to!!

Amazing laptop, I bought the 2016 version, but customer service is awful. To cut a long story (very) short, I (still) have a faulty component that let the fans on when plugged in even if useless (38°). what did they do? An engineer (LOL) came to my house (!) and changed one fan, then closed the ticket without asking me!
Edited by: "oolla" 26th Nov

That laptop is £1,649 on Dell site. With the 15% discount applied it's £1,402. And tomorrow it's going to be £1,319.


If I could, I would vote this cold a 100 times.

Original Poster

ndl6 h, 35 m ago

That laptop is £1,649 on Dell site. With the 15% discount applied it's …That laptop is £1,649 on Dell site. With the 15% discount applied it's £1,402. And tomorrow it's going to be £1,319.If I could, I would vote this cold a 100 times.


I can only suggest you check again and read the spec this time... This model is still sold for £1849 (before today's discount) on the Dell website.

If I could, I would vote your rate -100 for attention to details/reliability.
Edited by: "tomtomato" 27th Nov

andersh21 h, 51 m ago

If you wanted an XPS, their door buster deal at 6pm yesterday was probably …If you wanted an XPS, their door buster deal at 6pm yesterday was probably the one to go for. £1299. I don't see the need for 4k on a 15 inch screen.


4k on a 15" screen is half the pixel density of a Samsung S8.

haritori22 h, 40 m ago

There is very little point to this having a 4K screen, the 1050 can't do …There is very little point to this having a 4K screen, the 1050 can't do 4K gaming unless your only going to play rocket league.If you want the same specs for less.. you can get the Inspiron 7576 with identical specs save for touchscreen and for a lot less, also would have better cooling for the 1050 which would be a Ti, in fact i think you can get the 1060 model for less, your paying a premium here for the infinity screen.Look the 7577 here is far better specs 1060 GTX with 15% off its £1360.00http://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/laptop-and-2-in-1-pcs/inspiron-15-7577/spd/inspiron-15-7577-laptop/cn57704


A few of us use computers for things other than praying games, you know. As others have said, this is a portable power user laptop, not a gaming laptop. The 4k resolution is great for things like photo editing and lets you have lots of things on screen at the same time.

benjus32 m ago

A few of us use computers for things other than praying games, you know. …A few of us use computers for things other than praying games, you know. As others have said, this is a portable power user laptop, not a gaming laptop. The 4k resolution is great for things like photo editing and lets you have lots of things on screen at the same time.


I never said it wasnt, thats exactly what I use my Laptop for photo editing, but thats not what the OP was asking, they asked for a better specs for less.. I simply said the 4K isnt a benfit for gaming on a 1050.

for the record, any photo editor woudl be more concerned with colour reproduction than screen resolution.. and if you really needed to pixel peek etc, you would have a good external screen.

Im not saying this isnt a very very good laptop, but its overpriced for its specs..
Edited by: "haritori" 27th Nov

benjus47 m ago

4k on a 15" screen is half the pixel density of a Samsung S8.


I also don't see the point of QHD on a 5.8" screen. Samsung even ship the S8 with the resolution scaled back to 2220x1080. What's the use case vs FHD?

andersh2 m ago

I also don't see the point of QHD on a 5.8" screen. Samsung even ship the …I also don't see the point of QHD on a 5.8" screen. Samsung even ship the S8 with the resolution scaled back to 2220x1080. What's the use case vs FHD?


Probably a marketing ploy - 4K just has a nice ring to it for some people. Completely agree though, 4K on a phone is pointless IMO

andersh2 h, 25 m ago

I also don't see the point of QHD on a 5.8" screen. Samsung even ship the …I also don't see the point of QHD on a 5.8" screen. Samsung even ship the S8 with the resolution scaled back to 2220x1080. What's the use case vs FHD?




Even FHD on a phone is a considerably higher pixel density than 4k on a 15" laptop.

4k on a laptop is nice to have - thinks look very sharp and you can have more on the screen at the same time. It's not necessary for most applications, but it's far from pointless.

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tomtomato8 h, 39 m ago

I can only suggest you check again and read the spec this time... This …I can only suggest you check again and read the spec this time... This model is still sold for £1849 (before today's discount) on the Dell website.


The point of 4K on this laptop is: it's actually a superior screen than the vast majority of other screens, regardless of the resolution
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