Dell XPS 15 normally £1637 got it for £1399 minus £150 cashback @ Dell
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Dell XPS 15 normally £1637 got it for £1399 minus £150 cashback @ Dell

£1,249Dell Deals
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Found 27th Jun
My first post.. so go gentle trolls.

I registered a call back with dell and a guy that can be identified in email by MOHAMMED HUSSAIN1 gave me the deal above. Thought I'd share as I thought it was a pretty good deal.

Basically it was option CNX95606 plus win 10 professional for £1399 minus £150 cashback.

Free delivery.

16Gb Ram, expand to 32Gb but not on website.
FHD Display
512Gb SSD
WIndows 10 Professional

and copy paste from website:-

- 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor (6M cache, up to 3.8 GHz)
- 16GB DDR4-2400MHz; up to 32GB (additional memory sold separately)
- 512GB PCIe Solid State Drive
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5
- 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge display, Non-touch
- 1Yr Premium Support with Onsite
- 97Whr battery (Option I took)
- Killer 1535 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1
- Height: 11-17mm (0.45 – 0.66") | Width: 357mm (14.06") | Depth: 235mm (9.27") | Starting at weight: 4 lbs (1.8 kg)2 with 56Whr battery, SSD and non-touch display; 4.5 lbs (2 kg)2 with 97Whr battery, SSD and touch display

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Add some details if you don't want cold votes.

Can get a gtx1060 GPU For the same money cold from me

Good price for XPS of that spec. It's even a little cheaper than if you'd gotten one refurbed from them

bencompston

Can get a gtx1060 GPU For the same money cold from me


can you?
im looking for a i7, 8gb ram and 1060 /1070 on a 15 inch laptop and dell chat advisor said they only do 1060 cards in alienware

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bencompston

Can get a gtx1060 GPU For the same money cold from me


Aye that is for gaming though? This is a more of a home/business machine.

Can anyone get student discount to work? my code from myunidays doesn't work...

outsidecoder

Aye that is for gaming though? This is a more of a home/business machine.



​Yes, definitely worth pointing out that not everyone is a gaming loser...why does every laptop and even TV deal have to be all about gaming??

ezzer72

Yes, definitely worth pointing out that not everyone is a gaming … Yes, definitely worth pointing out that not everyone is a gaming loser...why does every laptop and even TV deal have to be all about gaming??



Because the majority of people spending large amounts of money on IT equipment tend to be gamers. The average user, a 7700HQ is overspeced, along with the RAM and the SSD if I'm honest. Most people would notice barely any difference between this and a 7500U, with half the RAM and a small OS SSD with large HDD. In fact the U process using far less power, they'd probably prefer the latter. So half the laptop screams gaming machine, while the GPU is fairly weak to properly compliment the rest of the hardware. Sort of like putting a 1L eco-diesel in a sports car. Sure it still works, but it doesn't really do the job most people would intend of it.

robertclayton1 h, 25 m ago

Because the majority of people spending large amounts of money on IT …Because the majority of people spending large amounts of money on IT equipment tend to be gamers. The average user, a 7700HQ is overspeced, along with the RAM and the SSD if I'm honest. Most people would notice barely any difference between this and a 7500U, with half the RAM and a small OS SSD with large HDD. In fact the U process using far less power, they'd probably prefer the latter. So half the laptop screams gaming machine, while the GPU is fairly weak to properly compliment the rest of the hardware. Sort of like putting a 1L eco-diesel in a sports car. Sure it still works, but it doesn't really do the job most people would intend of it.




I'm not sure if you didn't read the comment you quoted or you are just dumb.

not every laptop is for everyone; you can see it even by the price tag here; Obviously this one is not for you. Get an Alienware and stop crying.
Edited by: "bnwubnfguisr" 27th Jun

bnwubnfguisr

I'm not sure if you didn't read the comment you quoted or you are just … I'm not sure if you didn't read the comment you quoted or you are just dumb.not every laptop is for everyone; you can see it even by the price tag here; Obviously this one is not for you. Get an Alienware and stop crying.



I dont think you understood the point in the post you quoted.

This is £1249 for a laptop that wants to be a gaming laptop but does not cut it. If you wanted it for non-gaming, aka "home/business machine" reasons, then get a laptop with a similar or better spec for that purpose for several hundred pounds less...dont pay for the 1050 graphics card if you dont need it.

An example would be like this offering with a 960m instead of a 1050 as neither of them cut it with games but the graphics on both are over powered for non-gamers:
amazon.co.uk/MSI…GO3
Saving around £450 on the deal here but there are others with even less graphics power at half the price of this.

I dont care about the "gaming loser" argument, I care about the why waste five hundred quid when you dont have to argument.

MeneerSmith

I dont think you understood the point in the post you quoted.This is … I dont think you understood the point in the post you quoted.This is £1249 for a laptop that wants to be a gaming laptop but does not cut it. If you wanted it for non-gaming, aka "home/business machine" reasons, then get a laptop with a similar or better spec for that purpose for several hundred pounds less...dont pay for the 1050 graphics card if you dont need it.An example would be like this offering with a 960m instead of a 1050 as neither of them cut it with games but the graphics on both are over powered for non-gamers:https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-7QF-1670UK-Gaming-Laptop-Black/dp/B01NAP5GO3Saving around £450 on the deal here but there are others with even less graphics power at half the price of this.I dont care about the "gaming loser" argument, I care about the why waste five hundred quid when you dont have to argument.



​this is not a gaming laptop this is a professional laptop, the type of laptop developers, software engineer use.
There is more use or out the for a HQ processor besides gaming.
Nice find cutting hot.

robertclayton

Because the majority of people spending large amounts of money on IT … Because the majority of people spending large amounts of money on IT equipment tend to be gamers. The average user, a 7700HQ is overspeced, along with the RAM and the SSD if I'm honest. Most people would notice barely any difference between this and a 7500U, with half the RAM and a small OS SSD with large HDD. In fact the U process using far less power, they'd probably prefer the latter. So half the laptop screams gaming machine, while the GPU is fairly weak to properly compliment the rest of the hardware. Sort of like putting a 1L eco-diesel in a sports car. Sure it still works, but it doesn't really do the job most people would intend of it.



Perhaps I'm an exception, but I'd be willing to bet I have more 'IT equipment' than most (around £7500-£8000 worth) and I don't even play Candy Crush.

MeneerSmith

An example would be like this offering with a 960m instead of a 1050 as … An example would be like this offering with a 960m instead of a 1050 as neither of them cut it with games but the graphics on both are over powered for non-gamers:https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-7QF-1670UK-Gaming-Laptop-Black/dp/B01NAP5GO3Saving around £450 on the deal here but there are others with even less graphics power at half the price of this.



Haha, imagine pulling that plastic, chunky piece of junk out in a business meeting

robertclayton

Because the majority of people spending large amounts of money on IT … Because the majority of people spending large amounts of money on IT equipment tend to be gamers. The average user, a 7700HQ is overspeced, along with the RAM and the SSD if I'm honest. Most people would notice barely any difference between this and a 7500U, with half the RAM and a small OS SSD with large HDD. In fact the U process using far less power, they'd probably prefer the latter. So half the laptop screams gaming machine, while the GPU is fairly weak to properly compliment the rest of the hardware. Sort of like putting a 1L eco-diesel in a sports car. Sure it still works, but it doesn't really do the job most people would intend of it.



Not always, content creators, coders and those working on algorithms and so on benefit from more CPU but doesn't necessarily need high end GPU.

I make websites and render videos so this laptop would interest me.

ezzer72

Haha, imagine pulling that plastic, chunky piece of junk out in a … Haha, imagine pulling that plastic, chunky piece of junk out in a business meeting



If you want to pay double the price for a pretty laptop then go ahead.

MeneerSmith

If you want to pay double the price for a pretty laptop then go ahead.



It's not so much a 'pretty' thing, the one in the link looks like a child's toy.

Original Poster

MeneerSmith

I dont think you understood the point in the post you quoted.This is … I dont think you understood the point in the post you quoted.This is £1249 for a laptop that wants to be a gaming laptop but does not cut it. If you wanted it for non-gaming, aka "home/business machine" reasons, then get a laptop with a similar or better spec for that purpose for several hundred pounds less...dont pay for the 1050 graphics card if you dont need it.An example would be like this offering with a 960m instead of a 1050 as neither of them cut it with games but the graphics on both are over powered for non-gamers:https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-7QF-1670UK-Gaming-Laptop-Black/dp/B01NAP5GO3Saving around £450 on the deal here but there are others with even less graphics power at half the price of this.I dont care about the "gaming loser" argument, I care about the why waste five hundred quid when you dont have to argument.



I'll be using this machine for computationally hungry development work which will require paralellism and will hopefully use the graphics card for data churning for deep learning. Ill also have a few VMs running on it. I wouldnt agree that this is a gaming machine.

However the main attraction to this paticular machine was the brighter screen so i can work outside. Im sure that'll attract more comments!

Working as a 'full stack' developer and IT support I need plenty of Ram and processor power.
I appreciate the XPS line up being sturdier than many as it gets dragged all over the country too and in daily use.

I did play some games on my L702x, but haven't so far on this 9530; wish I had time for them.

It'll be another XPS15 for me next, despite various issues with this one. Despite liking the previous big screen, I've appreciated the portability more than I thought. Also helps that I've got 43" and 28" 4k monitors at work, 40" 4k at home and another 28" 4k elsewhere as needed .

Though; if anyone can suggest a better alternative, I'd be interested.
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