XPS 13

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    Killer Deal: Dell's Excellent XPS 13 Is $230 Off

    The current-gen XPS 13 is one of the best laptops of 2019. Rarely does this configuration sell for under $1,000. Killer Deal: Dell's Excellent XPS 13 Is $230 Off : Read more
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    Solved! New laptop network not working

    My laptop arrived around January 3rd (2019) and it was working perfectly fine. After 3 weeks, while I was just online shopping, my internet suddenly stopped working. I clicked on the network setting and there were no networks at all. My pc and phone still had wifi so I knew that the wifi wasn't...
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    Choosing between Dell XPS 13 or HP ENVY x360

    Hey guys, just needed some help on choosing between Dell XPS 13 9360 or HP ENVY x360. Im a computer science student so was wondering to get a laptop that would last me for 3-4 years. I was planning to buy the dell second hand for £550 or get the HP for £650 brand new. The specs for the dell...
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    Solved! XPS 13 stuck in restart cycle after reset

    I just reset my laptop, and towards the end of the process there was some message about whether I wanted to delete a very specific drive (I don't recall what it was) but I said yes. Then, it said "Installing Windows..." for a while, and then it got to some screen that said "Just a moment..."...
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    Screen turns on Randomly while away

    Hello everyone, I bought Dell XPS 13 9360 half a year ago and there is a problem started to happen last week. It looks like, when i'm away from it and the screen turns off, after couple of minutes, the screen turns on randomly. and it prevents from it to turn into sleep mode, even after I close...
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    using a greek keyboard on a uk dell xps 13 9350

    hi, could someone please help with my keyboard issue, i had to replace the palm-rest on my laptop due to it falling apart due to stiff hinges. i ordered the US palm-rest instead of instead of UK palm-rest from ebay by mistake and had to order GREEK keyboard as these were all the parts online...
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    The Laptop Enthusiast Gift Guide 2018

    Finding the perfect laptop for the laptop enthusiast in your life is sure to be a challenge. Do you go Mac or Windows? A hybrid? A desktop replacement? Fear not, these laptops and laptop accessories are sure to be a major upgrade for any enthusiast worth their silicon. Dell XPS 13 - 1,699.99...
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    Dell XPS 13 9370 wifi dropping only on home wifi

    Hello, I have a relatively new (2 month old) xps 13 9370 and it has been having an issue with the wifi at home where it will randomly lose connection and then reconnect itself after about 10 seconds. It only happens on this machine and only happens on my home wifi. I have roommates with other...
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    Which Laptop to Buy?

    I have a bit of a conundrum on my hands. I've been looking for a slim, portable 13-inch laptop to use at school and home, and shaved my list down to two main choices: 1) The Asus Zenbook 13 (i7 8550U, MX150, 16GB LPDDR3, 256GB SATA, 1920x1080 13.3'') *AU$1600 / US$1200 2) The Dell XPS 13...
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    Use Dell XPS 13 (9370) monitor as an external display.

    Is it possible to use the 4k panel on Dell XPS 13 as an external display for my PS4? Does USB type C have HDMI in and out functionalities? of course it does HDMI out but does anyone know if it supports HDMI in. Thank you. best, Sid.
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    How much better is the i5 8250u over the i5 7200u

    I bought the Dell XPS 13 back in May 2017 with the i5 7200u inside and now, only a year later, the current XPS 13 has the i5 8250u and it just seems much better than the last generation one, so I feel a bit ripped off, especially when I see laptops for like £500 that supposedly have far superior...
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    Macbook Pro vs XPS 13, which should I buy?

    I bought a mid 2017 Macbook Pro (my first Mac). A year on I've been highly satisfied with the purchase. My friend is seeking advice for laptops, either mac or windows will be fine, for around the £1000-£1300 range. They were looking to buy a Macbook pro as well, and although I'm very satisfied...
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    laptop for college highly urgent!!!!!!

    should i buy xps 13 9360(i5 8250,8 gb ddr3 ram,fhd display,intel hd graphics,60 watthr battery) or lenovo ideapad 530s(i5 8250,8 gb ddr4 ram,fhd display,mx150 graphics,) for college. i would be doing light cad and programming extensively. which should i choose.
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    Need to buy a laptop before July 6th, HELP needed.

    Hello, guys, I'm from India and I got my relatives staying at Irvine, California and I want them to bring new Dell G7 with 128gb SSD n 1TB HDD, but they have their flight on July 7th. Where will I be able to get the particular laptop? I think the variant with just the 256gb SSD is available at...
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    Disappearing trackpad pointer in Dell XPS 13 2018 version

    I have the 2018 Dell XPS 13. The trackpad pointer disappears intermittently, sometimes the laptop also hangs when this happens. I have never tried using a mouse so I don’t know if this will also happen with a mouse.
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    Do the letters on the keys of Lenovo X1 6th gen Carbon 2018 and DELL XPS 13 2018 wear off over time?

    I recall that the letters on the keys of my Thinkpad got worn off overtime. How about those on the Lenovo Carbon X1 6th gen 2018 and the DELL XPS 13" 2018?
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    Xps 13 9360 won't boot up showing 2 Amber and 1 white light

    My xps 13 ( 1 yr old and out of warranty) won't boot up after updates from Dell. Power light will turn on for few seconds and will light the keyboard then suddenly the power light will switch off and the battery indicator wid flash two Amber and one white blinking. I tried to contact the Dell...
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    the new XPS 13 9730 (2018) The Witcher 3 gameplay

    Guys I have bought the new XPS 13 9730 with 8 gen i7 chip (quad core), 16 gb of ram and Intel UHD 620 graphics. Will I be able to run the game? I know that tripple A titles require a lot of improved video cards like nvidia, but is there any way to play it on this ultrabook, what do you think?
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    dell xps 13 9370 touchpad improvement

    stall and stop in the touchpad sometimes on a new xps 13 9370
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    Damgage on XPS 13

    Hello, I have a 2017 XPS 13, and I just dropped in on the carpet floor like a hour ago... A usb got stuck in the usb port, and I thought there would be some damage, but it turns out that there wasn't any; ( the laptop reads usbs very well) But unfortunately, the power button has fallen off from...
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    HP spectre 13 vs X360 vs. XPS 13

    Hey, I'll be getting a new laptop soon (windows based). I'm choosing between those 3. I don't really need the 2 in 1 thing that x360 offers - I'd use it just like a regular laptop. 8th gen processors are a must. x360 costs a little less than the other two. Is it as good though?
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    Is a 1TB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 PCI-E NVME SSD compatible to replace the current HDD in my Dell XPS 15 9560 Core i7-7700HQ?

    Hey! So I bought a Dell XPS 15 9560 Core i7-7700HQ 32GB 1TB (full specs here: https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/dell-xps-15-9560-core-i7-7700hq-32gb-1tb-15.6-inch-windows-10-professional-pk9p6/version.asp) I want to swap out the current 1TB HDD for a 1TB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 PCI-E NVME SSD, for...
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    Can't decide which laptop to buy

    Hello ! I am deciding between 2 laptops. One is HP Spectre x360 13.3" (16GB RAM, i7-8550U, 512GB SSD, 1080p, 1210€) and the other is Dell XPS 13 (8GB RAM, i5-8250U, 256GB SSD, 1080p, 1149€). I can't decide between the beautiful display of XPS 13 and the flexibility of Spectre x360. Also the...
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    HP, Dell, Lenovo.... Which one should I get!?

    Okay, so I am dealing with the fustration of searching for the "perfect laptop". I have already been to Best Buy twice and about to return my second laptop within a week. Let me start off by saying, it has been a long time since I purchased a laptop, so I have been out of the loop, I have done...
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    Help - DELL XPS 13 9343 rejecting replacement screen

    Hey guys, a while back I cracked the glass and damaged the LCD panel on my dell xps 13 2015, and ordered a replacement screen (entire upper lid assembly). I originally ordered the wrong model and my laptop rejected it (wouldn't boot, kept beeping 8 times which is code for LCD failure). Well, I...
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    8th gen with 8GB Ram or 7th Gen with 16 GB Ram?

    I want to buy DELL XPS 13 laptop. But i have 2 choices. First is the Intel's 8th generation processor with 8GB Ram and the second is 7th generation with 16 Gb Ram. So what u think is more better. I've heard that 8th gen is more faster and better then 7th, but what about ram? I cant get 8th gen...
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    Have I made the right decision?

    Hi guys, I've just purchased a used but good condition Dell XPS 13 9333 for £300 online but haven't paid yet. I've just noticed there seems to be a common problem of a high-pitched whine coming from every one who owns a 9333 series. I'm just wondering whether I should keep it or back out of the...
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    Dell XPS 9365 keyboard malfunctioning

    My Dell XPS 9365 2 in 1 is approx. a month old and every now and then the keyboard will go bezerk. It starts to malfunction; the keys will respond incorrectly by opening and closing windows and other random actions. I have to close the lid and let the computer go to sleep. When I open the lid...
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    Dell XPS 15 to 144hz monitor?

    Has anyone else gotten their Dell XPS 15 or laptop similiar to be able to connect to a 144hz monitor? If so what cords did you use and what monitor? (Quick specs i7/gtx 1050/16gb ram) Been looking around the forums and seems like this is pretty uncommon but I want to do this with my machine.
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    XPS 13 9350 doesn't output a resolution higher than 1920x1080, even though 2k monitor is set as 'only screen'

    Hi, For my XPS 13 9350 (1920x1080 resolution version), I bought Dell's USB-C adapter that allows me to connect an external monitor using HDMI. The purpose of this dongle is to connect the XPS 13 to my 2k Asus monitor over HDMI. Although I have set '2nd screen only' when "projecting" in Windows...
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    8th gen with 8GB Ram or 7th Gen with 16 GB Ram?

    I want to buy DELL XPS 13 laptop. But i have 2 choices. First is the Intel's 8th generation processor with 8GB Ram and the second is 7th generation with 16 Gb Ram. So what u think is more better. I've heard that 8th gen is more faster and better then 7th, but what about ram? I cant get 8th gen...
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    Dell xps 13 9360 cpu max speed not as advertised?

    Hey! I just bought the dell xps 13 9360 (8th gen) for christmas. It looks stunning however I noticed that on task manager it says the cpu max speed is only 1.8ghz where as it says on the website it should be up to 3.4ghz. Am I reading something wrong?? I have also been getting very very loud...
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    Macbook Pro 13" Touchbar 2017 or Razer Blade Stealth (8th Gen) or XPS 13 9360?

    So im planning to get a laptop for high school and my choice is either the 13" mbp with touchbar, the razer blade stealth or the xps 13 9560. Im planning to use the laptop for light video editing in premiere pro (or final cut if i were to buy the mbp) too. the mbp have the 7th gen i5 whilst...
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    Best Laptop for College/Photo Editing

    1. What is your budget? -$1700 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? -13" 3. What screen resolution do you want? -Preferably QHD but I can settle at FHD if the laptop is really good. 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? -Portable 5. How much...
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    Dell XPS 13 9360 Right USB Port shuts down PC

    Whenever I plug anything into my Dell XPS 13 9360 Kaby Lake right USB 3.0 port (the one that has SS and is next to the power button), it causes the computer to shut down. All drivers and BIOS are updated and using the latest versions. USB Powershare is disabled. When I check the BIOS log, I...
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    Dell XPS 13 9360 Kaby Lake Wifi Troubles

    I bought a used Dell XPS 13 9360 i5-7200U laptop back in January with no warranty, but it was a great deal. It has always had issues with the WiFi cards getting very low signal and dropping in and out. It came with a Killer Wireless card which I tried under both Windows 10 and Ubuntu, both...
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    Help choosing new laptop

    Hello! im trying to buy myself laptop for my 1st year in college and i got stuck. so far searching for best laptop 2017 didnt gave good results. my main use will be illustrator and photoshop, some web\youtube and office. my demands: light, long battery life, type-C, FHD, minimum of 8GB ram, SSD...
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    CPU too hot?

    I have the XPS 13 i5 7200U 8GB RAM 256GB SSD I decided too undervolt it so that is could be a little less hot. I was able to by -0.1V. I then got Prime95 and the core temp got up to 93C! I'm sure that that is way too much. Could any provide any answers/tips? Thank You.
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    Need help buying an ultrabook-type laptop for travelling

    Hi all, need some help from people who know more than me about laptops! Basically I'm going travelling abroad and looking to replace my ageing laptop. I'm not quite going backpacking or anything but I *do* need a laptop that's very portable and has good battery life. So a sturdy build is pretty...
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    Microsoft Surface laptop or xps 13

    Hi, I have to buy laptop for school. I need to get it by the end of this month so i cannot wait for new models to come up. I have been researching alot and i have ended up on these two models. Xps 13 is way more expensive than the Surface. And since im using it only for school i dont need too...
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    How to Control Philips Hue Lights from my Windows 10 Laptop?

    Hey everyone, I just managed to install my new Philips Hue Lights all over the house. I know they have an app for the phone, but I was wondering if I could control them remotely with my Windows Laptop? I have a Dell XPS 13 Model. Thanks.
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    XPS 13 9350 CPU Running Slow

    While rendering a video with Premiere Pro, my XPS 13 9350 with a Core i5-6500U started running really slowly. Based on the Task Manager, I was able to see that the CPU was refusing to go over 0.38GHz and 16% usage. I've tried restarting multiple times, as well as disabling C-states and Intel...
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    Dell XPS 13 vs Lenovo Yoga 910 (i7, 16GB, 512GB SSD, QHD)

    I have basically narrowed it down to these 2 options. 1. Dell XPS 13 9365 2-1 It has the latest i7-7Y75 processor. 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD and a QHD display. 2. Lenovo Yoga 910 i7-7500U Processor, 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD and QHD display. Both have a similar main spec config, however, there is a...
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    Buying a XPS13 without warranty?

    I found a good deal on a XPS13 9343 (2015) couple days ago. The specs are : Intel i7-5500u 2.40GHz 8gb RAM DDR3 1600MHz 256 gb SSD Samsung PM851 M.2 Me and my friend went and inspected the device personally, the device was rarely used and are in great condition. So he offered me the device with...
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    Low iGPU Usage on Dell XPS 13 9343

    Hi all, While traveling, I decided to try some light gaming on my XPS 13 (9343, i7-5500U, Intel HD 5500). I had previously used it for light gaming, and had gotten decent framerates (50-60) on 720p low/mid. However, lately the framerate hovers around 20-40 at 720p ultra low (using a FPS boost...
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    Unsure if worth the upgrade

    I've got a bit of a dillemma with regards to whether I should be looking for an upgrade or not, and if so, where. My current setup, as it stands, is: 15.6" Asus N56VB, i7 3630QM, 16GB (2x8GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 + dedicated GeForce 740M, 1 250GB...
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    Can xps13 edit

    Hi, im planing to get the xps 13(kaby lake) i7 with 8 GB of ram and 4k screen. I will be using it mainly for photo and video editing. Can this laptop handle 4k video editing? Or should i get the xps 15 with quad core i7 16 GB of ram but not with 4k. Thanks in advance.
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    Xps 13 or 15? (2016 and 2017 models)

    Hi there! I'm in the process of choosing a laptop for college. Budget is limited, but I want something great, as I will need it for several years. Before I dive further into the thread, I won't be using the machine for games and other demanding tasks, as I have a desktop station for that...
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    Dell XPS 13 trackpad stopped working.

    I did this thing called SYNREFLASH and the laptop trackpad stopped working. What is it and what did it do? Thanks!
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    Can this handle 4k video playback?

    Hi all. So I'm looking at the Dell XPS 13 Kaby Lake QHD+ with i7-7500U, 8GB RAM 256GB SSD. Of course I want to make use of the screen, so how well can this handle 4k video playback? (Youtube, Netflix streaming etc.). I don't plan on editing 4k video or anything. I've read the Kaby Lake...
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    Need help on how to make my computer faster for processing photos in Lightroom and Photoshop

    Not sure if this is in the right forum but just wanted to know ways of optimising my computer for photo editing in Lightroom as it's lagging a lot and slowing down my workflow, thanks. Preferably options whichc don't involve upgrading hardware completely. XPS 13 XPS13 MLK (9360), Windows 10...
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    Kernel- Power how to determine the cause of the crashes?

    Last couple months i've been having this issue, but i havent started looking into it until now. I have a dell XPS 13 9343. The computer will randomly shut down, no warning, no nothing. It's not overheating because it would shut down even if im doing nothing on the computer and everything is...
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    DELL XPS 13 9343 random shutdowns.

    So i've had this laptop for about a year and a half now. within the last few months i was having thermal trip issues. i replaced the thermal paste and it seems to have fixed that issue and i found no more errors in my logs. Although, the same time that was happening i was also getting random...
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    XPS 13 2-In-1 vs HP Spectre X360: Which should you buy?

    The Dell XPS 13 2-In-1 was one of the best premium laptops of 2016. The company must have thought it has the ultrabook market sewn up. That is until the redesigned HP Spectre X360 came along. Now things get interesting. So, XPS 13 2-In-1 vs HP Spectre X360, which should you buy? We covered the...
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    Dell xps-13 i5 or Asus ux303ua i7

    Hi please help as I need to buy a laptop for my son who is in 1st year of Network security. Which one is better? I7 is more powerful but i5 may have better battery life. Thanks for your help
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    Laptop Internal Display not working in Windows

    The display on my Dell XPS 13 9350 has started to malfunction today and I have no idea how to fix it. I was using it earlier when the screen suddenly went grey. I tried restarting but immediately after the BIOS splash, the screen went grey again. The display works fine in the BIOS and in the...
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    My Dell XPS 13's Bottom Cover is Split - HELP!!

    The bottom left corner of my bottom cover is detached from the hinge so when i close the laptop there is a bid bulge and I can see the inside parts. The screw is broken and I don't think another one can go in. What do I do???
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    I have an Acer 15 Chromebook, if I were to upgrade to the XPS 13, what is the lowest starting price for that laptop

    what is the starting price for the XPS 13, I maybe interested in this laptop