Forum discussion tagged with XPS.
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    Question Somebody help me with XPS vs Precision

    Hi all, I'm currently debating between getting a Dell XPS 15 vs Dell Precision 5570, both using the latest Intel 12th generation. I use it for work, for CAD software (revit and rhino) and for professional photo and video editing, Photoshop, Lightroom and Da Vinci Resolve. I Don't care about...
  2. ss1999

    Question Dell XPS 9560 performance issues

    Greetings, i bought this laptop second hand. 1080p model with i5 7300hq and gtx 1050, 8 gb ram, 512 ssd (99%, SP a55) previous owner told me he had underclocked cpu for better battery here are the issues i face: windows explorer.exe slowly keeps taking more ram until it tops at 4000mb as shown...
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    Solved! Dell Bios Upgraded to 1.9.1: Can I Safely Downgrade?

    I have a Dell XPS 7590, which has well-known fan-noise problem and which I resolved by going to Dell Power Manager, choosing the Thermal Management tab, and selecting the Quiet option. I updated the bios to 1.9.1 last night in response to an update notice from Dell labeling it "urgent". But...
  4. matthewt0581

    Solved! Laptop for Architecture Student

    Hi everyone. I'm new here and am looking for a laptop for my undergraduate degree at an architecture school this fall. These are the minimum recommendations from my college: 2.2 GHz or better (before Turbo Boost) Intel Core i7 processor 16 GB RAM 250 GB hard drive SSD Some programs I may...
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    Solved! Dell XPS 9550 freezes after removing ac power and on battery power

    I have a 3 year old Dell XPS 9550 which had a new battery 18 months ago. The problem I have is that when I unplug the AC power cord the laptop begins to freeze. The mouse can be moved with trackpad. Window can be selected a little bit but can't switch between apps. Then within 30 seconds of...
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    Should I buy Dell’s XPS 13 4K 2019 or Apple’s Macbook pro 13 with touchbar i5?

    Hi guys, I own a Macbook Pro retina 13’ from 2015 which works quite well, but now I’m looking forward to change my device and I would like to know which of these 2 laptops mentioned above is the best option for me? I use my mac to take notes in my high school classes, Excel, Word, etc, but these...
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    Solved! Dell Precision 5510 keyboard intermittently non-responsive

    Dell precision 5510 / XPS 15 keyboard randomly stops working. Restarting solves the issue temporarily. I have installed all drivers and updated Bios and the issue seemed to go away for a few days, but this may be coincidence as there is no clear action that causes the keyboard to stop...
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    Solved! Upgradable laptop for video editing

    Hi, My XPS 9560 sadly broke down and I need to replace it urgently. I'm looking for a laptop where I can put and reuse the 16gb of RAM (2x8 sodimm) and the 512go NVME M.2 of the dead XPS. I do pretty simple video editing in Adobe Premiere, I don't use lot of special effects, I just want...
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    Solved! College laptop that supports upgrade

    What is an alternative device with thunderbolt 3 that can be better upgraded to last longer? I require a laptop for my daughter at junior Secondary School. The school prefers surface pro 5 or Lenovo miix 520; i5, 128 SSD, 8GB memory. They swapped out the previous years 2017 models being the...
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    Solved! Dell XPS L502x Laptop stuck on Dell logo on startup

    My Dell laptop has developed a problem where it refuses to go past the Dell logo as shown here. It just hangs on this screen until the power switch is pressed to turn it off. I’ve tried the following to try and fix this: ■ Taking the power cable and battery out, then holding the power button...
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    Solved! Salvaging my xps 12 9q23 , new body? new screen?

    Is there a way to get a new body/shell & screen for the xps 12 9q23? It's screen broke. as usual. I might want to salvage the parts - i7, 256gb ssd, 8gb ram. I'm thinking of putting the whole motherboard, ram, and even cooling system, into a new shell that fits. Perhaps I'm crazy >< Or does...
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    Solved! XPS 15 9560 low gaming performance

    I have an XPS 15 that originally would run games perfectly but something recently happened where now the performance that happens in the game is a lot worse. I can't run CSGO above about 24 frames and if I go to full screen on a game like terraria I even start to lose major frames. When I...
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    XPS or other laptops?

    I am looking to buy a new laptop with graphic design (Photoshop, Illustration, AE,Cinema 4D) and video editing being my primary purposes for it (a few games here and there on medium settings as well) and have been eyeing the XPS for a while. My budget is enough to buy the XPS with following...
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    XPS 15 Ticking Noise while Charging

    Hello, I recently purchased(2 weeks ago) an XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H 1080p laptop and it has been nearly perfectly except one thing. While charging, and you put your ear near the laptop, it makes a clicking(or tick-tock) sound that occurs at a constant rhythm around 85% of the time when you plug it...
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    Razer Blade vs XPS 15 or something else?

    Razer Blade 14” i7-7700HQ GTX 1060 16GB RAM 512GB SSD XPS 15 9560 i7-7700HQ GTX 1050 32 GB RAM 1TB SSD I’m really stuck on deciding which laptop to get. I’m in using this for college and super casual gaming. But for college I’m looking for a ultrabook that’s thin and small. No bigger than a...
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    Dell XPS9560 worth it? Or are there better options for the $

    https://www.amazon.com/Dell-XPS9560-5000SLV-PUS-Display-Aluminum-Chassis/dp/B01N2RLP5M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1536011869&sr=8-4&keywords=Dell+Xps+15 Saw this Laptop for around $1k, im going to be going into college but want to be using it for light gaming, video editing, and Photoshop. Will...
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    Is 25ms response time bad for gaming?

    Hey there. I don't have a very long question, but I am quite confused, because people are saying all sorts of different things. Basically, I am looking for a new laptop, that is sleek/slim and is good for general use, but also to play games like CS:GO and Overwatch on, not games like Far Cry 5...
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    Dell XPS or Predator 300

    I want to get a new laptop and I'm looking for a new laptop and I would like to know if the XPS or the Predator 300 would be worth it. I really want a 4k option and leaning close to the XPS but I also want dual hard drives which the XPS doesn't have. I might wait to see if they'll be an upgraded...
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    Xps 15 or Macbook pro

    Greetings, I am looking for a laptops for my needs.The current choices are macbook pro i7 vs xps 15 i7. Now, I am a 2nd year undergraduate student in physics and astronomy. Currently I own a Windows laptop which is 5 years old and still runs good for all the basic tasks such as web browsing and...
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    Dell G7 vs XPS 15 vs Alienware 15 R4

    Which is better Dell G7 vs XPS 15 vs Alienware 15 R4 in terms of performance and build quality? G7 specs: Core i7 8750H GTX 1060 Max-Q RAM: 16 GB http://www.dell.com/in/p/g-series-15-7588-laptop/pd?oc=blk-b548105win8&model_id=g-series-15-7588-laptop XPS 15 9570 Core i7 8750H GTX...
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    Dell XPS 15z (L511z) Discolored screen problem

    Hello, As the title says, its a fairly used old laptop that has been left 4 dead for 6+ years now. Specs: FHD screen i7 2620M 8GB Ram 64 bit Windows 7 GPU: Nvidia Geforce GT525M (Optimus) - Intel HD graphics Family Problem: Screen is discolored when booting the laptop using the normal laptop's...
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    XPS 15 9570 Possible GPU Update?

    I am looking into buying a laptop going to college this upcoming fall,I am going to be in electrical engineering so I need a decently beefy computer to handle programs. I am going to be doing a bit of gaming, maybe like 1 or 2 sessions of gaming a week, and I really like the XPS 15 9570, but the...
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    XPS 15 (9570) i9-8950HK vs. i7-8750H..or wait for Dell Precision 7730?

    Hello, I am a software developer, and I am looking to buy a laptop to use at home and on the go. I plan on using it to learn a lot of new stuff as well. My programming would involve Android development, cloud development (AWS), simple back-end/front-end development, and that could change to be...
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    XPS 15 9560 throttling

    Hey everyone, I have a Dell XPS 15 9560(i7-7700HQ ,8gb ram, 256gb ssd, 4gb GTX 1050) bought in December 2017. For the first 3 months(ie. in winters), I played COD:WWII and Rise of the Tomb Raider and did not face any throttling whatsoever and got frame rates as mentioned in various online...
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    dell xps 9560 font scaling

    Hello, i just got an XPS 9560 and i am having strange font issues. for example visual studio: https://snag.gy/RIVxpe.jpg resolution: 3840x2160 Scale and Layout: 250% Any ideas how to fix this issue? not expecting this from a 3 euro dollar laptop.
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    new laptop needed s.o.s.

    does anyone have problems with your XPS 15? I really want the XPS 15 with 512 GB Storage, 16 GB DDR4 Ram and I7 7700 Processor. Note i know nothing when it comes to the inside of a computer but i do know the new 8th Gen Core is coming out so is it really worth it if i get a I7-7700H processor? I...
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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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    Tell me if these problems are legit to ask for repair before at Dell Service Center.

    I am going to Dell service center tomorrow (fortunately I have one near my house) and I want to know if these problems are legit to ask for repair. * I have XPS 15 9560 FHD 1. 1mm black gap (i heard this is due to poor QC) on the right side https://imgur.com/ViqNPCG 2. Trackpad gap on left...
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    USB problem when booting up XPS 630i

    OK so I recently bought a used XPS 630i for fairly cheap. The only downside was the it didn't have a hard drive. Which i was totally fine with since i have made similar purchases in the past. The problem I am currently having is that when I attempt to install windows on a new hard drive, at the...
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    XPS 15 9550 battery not working (inconsistent)

    The battery either doesn't work at all (laptop dies as soon as unplugged) or it sort of works (only holds up to a certain percentage of charge). It's been happening for over a month now and I've not noticed any pattern, it is seemingly random. Yesterday it was stuck at 71% charge and worked for...
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    DELL XPS 9560 GTX 1050 4GB - Low FPS - Horrible Performance

    Ok to start off I'm new to this so sorry if I posted this wrong. I have a new Dell XPS 15 9560 4k 16GB 512SSD with the 1050 4gb card - Windows 10. Right off the bat I had problems with the graphics card giving very low FPS and performance in benchmarks. To make sure It was not bloatware or a...
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    Good laptop for college

    My budget is $1500, but I am willing to spend less than $2000 if the computer is absolutely worth it Things I am looking for: -Large(ish) screen (14" or 15") -8th Gen Intel Core i7 -Good battery life (7+, over 50Wh) after heavy use and a lot of Netflix binging -Backlit keyboard -Touchscreen...
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    Boot laptop from hdd instead of ssd

    Hi guys, I just bought a Toshiba m2 ssd for my Dell xps 9550. Previously it had 32gb ssd and 1 TB hdd. Ssd was empty and system boots from hdd. But if I remove the old 32gb ssd and insert 1tb new ssd, laptop tries to boot from it, since it doesn't have any windows installed so system does not...
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    XPS 15 vs Aero 15

    I'm looking for a new ultrabook, right now landed on choosing between: Dell XPS 15 - i5 7300hq, 8gb ram, 256gb pcie ssd, gtx 1050, 4k screen: $1500 CAD Gigabyte Aero 15 - i7 7700hq, 16gb ram, 512gb sata ssd, gtx 1060, 1080p screen: $2000 CAD I'd like to be able to at least play most games I...
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    I have Dell Infiniti XPS 15.6 with Nvidia GEforce 960m the display is so small I cannot read it

    I tried increasing to 350 percent image still small if I enlarge by using pinch to spread screen I cannot do anything on the screen for input it jumps everywhere. I have the mentioned video card don't know if this is my problem because if I look on their page I see all downloads detected or my...
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    Green light turns off when plugged to my XPS 14Z

    Green light on the adaptor turns off when plugged to my XPS 14Z
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    Laptop keyboard not working after boot or after sleep.

    When i boot my Dell XPS 9550 my keyboard doesn't work, when i press a key the backlight lights up but thats it. To get my keyboard to work again i have to reboot. But when i put my laptop to sleep and then wake it up the keyboard doesnt work anymore just like after the boot. I have tried a...
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    XPS 15 question

    Hi, I've been looking at the XPS 15 base model which is the i3 version that costs $999. Will this model be enough for video editing and playing GTA V games? Or should i buy the i5 version? Thanks !
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    Solved! Xps 15 splitter problem

    I have a headset that i wanna connect with my headset/mic jack in my xps 15. I already have a splitter with an in and output. As soon as i plug in all the wires i get asked what kind of device i plugged in (Maxx audio pro asks that). After i anwser headset (mic and speaker combination) it just...
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    Solved! Problems after replacing XPS 9550 Primary Drive with HP HDD Image

    Hello. My HP laptop had 1TB HDD and started falling apart so I ordered Dell XPS 15 9550 with 1TB PCIe SSD. Used EaseUS to create the image, and went through the hassle of cloning XPS SSD with HP HDD. Long story short I am able to get everything running on XPS but facing following issues...
  41. Gurcem Eugene Zekai

    Which Thin Laptop for Photography ? Medium Gaming. 2700 Euros Budget "Form Filled" "Free Cookies for comments"

    1. What is your budget? 2700 Euros, 2500 pounds 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 14 or 15 inch 3. What screen resolution do you want? 3k or 4k IPS panel with at least 100%srgb coverage 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? this will be my...
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    Refurbished Dell XPS 9560

    Hi, Are there any bad experience with these refurbished laptops? I have a very nice offer from a reliable laptop store (Dell reseller).
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    Dell xps 15 9560 strange cpu temps

    Hey everyone, Yesterday I received my brand new XPS 15 9560 with the i7 7700hq and 1080p screen. After some monitoring and testing I noticed the CPU temperatures were odd. When browsing the web and watching some youtube the CPU cores are usually around 55 ºC, but often jump up to 73ºC very...
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    right click not working after installing windows 10

    I installed windows 10 on my dell xps and everything is working good, but the right click of the mouse doesn't want to respond at all. There are some important commands on the right click which I have no access for now. Any suggestions? P.S. the left click now also only responds when I press on...
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    Hercules XPS 2.1 Bassboost vs Logitech Z333

    Which ones are better?
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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 or Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe?

    I've been waiting to pick up a new laptop for some time now... .had an XPS 9550 but it was extremely buggy so I returned it. Now, I am looking at the XPS 9360 Rose Gold OR the new Asus ZB 3 Deluxe.... The Asus is 14", which is a bonus but still small and sleek. I've never had an asus...
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    Dell XPS 15 9560 for video editing?

    Hi everyone. I wanted to ask, how would the Dell XPS 15 9560 perform for 4K video editing on a professional level? I will be using Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Speedgrade, and Photoshop on a daily bases. The configuration I am looking at is the fully maxed out version: i7-7700HQ...
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    Dell XPS 9560 GPU issue

    Hi guys, I recently bought the XPS 9560 (e-value: Z511296AU) and have been mostly using it mostly for uni and assignments. I read that the GTX 1050 built in the laptop was able to run Overwatch with benchmarked FPS at ~59fps if not more. So I ran Overwatch on the laptop and assumed that the...
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    my xps laptops screen only works if the lid is shut

    I have a studio xps with a i7 processor and if I open it and press the power button the laptop will turn on but the screen is black as if the screen was off and if I hook up a external monitor I can see that the laptop is on but if I hit the power button and shut the lid for a count of 7 and...
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    dell xps 8900 PSU upgrade

    i was thinking of upgrading my XPS 8900 GPU but i wanted to get a better PSU first like 600-700watts i dont really know what will work
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    Dell XPS 15 9560 or Alienware 15 (USD 1200)?

    I am looking to buy a laptop for college, mainly for app development, web dev and some light gaming. I want a reliable and well-built laptop that lasts/runs smooth at least 3-4 years. Budget is around 1200$ (USD). Coming to the comparison, I'm comparing the Alienware 15 entry level $1199 and...
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    Inspiron 15 5000 vs XPS 15

    Hi, I need help because I would like to buy one of these notebook for university , I'm a student in computer science and I need it for programming/devoloping so: Inspiron 15 5000 Processor:Processor Intel® Core™ i7-7500U dual core(4 MB cache, up to 3,5 GHz) Operating System : Windows 10 Home...
  54. wormer

    New Laptop for a part time gaming, most time student

    Dear everyone, i'm looking for a birthday present for my brother in a Dell Laptop section. Uses: mostly number crunching, web/office, some programming and part time gaming. Thoughts: I've always loved the XPS series, but lately I'm not sure the latest one (XPS 15 9560) represent the thing I'm...
  55. Chantz

    What do you guys think of these laptops?

    New XPS 15 Touch- http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/productdetails/xps-15-9560-laptop/dncwxb1636s or New XPS 13 Touch- http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/productdetails/xps-13-9360-laptop/dncwt5122hv2 I'm looking for a good laptop for work that can do a lot. It should have good processing and GPU...
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    Solved! XPS 8900 Headphone Mic Issue

    Hello all, I have been having some trouble with my inline mic not picking up my voice when plugged into my computer. I recently inherited a Dell XPS 8900, using Windows 10 and realtek audio, and bought a splitter to work with my sennheiser headphones. However, whenever I go to recording settings...
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    what laptop is best for college

    I really like the xps but not sure which size is better 13 or 15
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    Why is a $2000 XPS 15 laptop better than a cheaper laptop with same specs?

    What makes premium laptops so good that reviewers call them "the best"? I mean, sure they are made using premium materials. But why is that important when you can save hundreds by going for cheaper materials but good build quality? What else makes top-of-the-line laptops, top-of-the-line?
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    Solved! Need new laptop as portable workstation

    Hi! I'm a VFX/Motion Graphics designer (mostly after effects, some 3D) who is in need of a lighter portable work laptop ~15inches that I can bring on location. I've been researching as much as I can but I can't figure out which one is the best buy for the price and most suited for my needs. I've...
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    xps 15 9560 (960m v 1050)

    Hi, I'm strongly considering getting this beauty. Just curious about the performance of these cards, does the 1050 out perform the 960m? Thanks