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[Dell] Dell New XPS15 9570 (8th gen): ~$1250 - $125 CB

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Jul 3, 2014
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Wonder why the rep would talk his way out of a sale like that. Glad to hear it though, I'll be picking one up. Thanks!
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Nov 16, 2016
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Great specs, greY price. I'd change the hhd to add myself. The only problem being the lack of touch screen. You can't go back from that.
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Jan 26, 2017
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joeyjones6 wrote:
Jun 5th, 2018 4:35 pm
Any idea on how well this will run Ubuntu? I'm looking to switch from Windows to Ubuntu for my development work and would like to pick up a new machine and get is setup and then sell my old laptop (no downtime), but laptops seem to be really hit or miss if they work with Ubuntu, or any other Linux distro.
Generally Dell laptops work good with Ubuntu. For some of their workstation models you can even seeing the OS to Ubuntu.
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Aug 10, 2002
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The display on these are really nice. Huge difference in brightness compared to the EVGA I wound up buying, which struggles in my living room on a bright day.
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Jun 6, 2018
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Is it easy to add a SSD yourself as boot drive and use the 1TB HHD as second drive?
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xixcel wrote:
Jun 7th, 2018 11:30 am
Is it easy to add a SSD yourself as boot drive and use the 1TB HHD as second drive?
Yeah, really easy if you just buy an NVME drive. See the service manual linked above.
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Feb 15, 2013
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Looks like RAM can be easily upgraded too? Is it the same on the 13"?
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Feb 5, 2017
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khangt1 wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 5:56 pm
Looks like RAM can be easily upgraded too? Is it the same on the 13"?
XPS13 ram is soldered
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Apr 2, 2006
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I was looking at this and now the pre-rebate cost is $1199.99. With Unidays and current 10% Ebates, can bring it down to less than $1000 pre tax.

Is it a good deal for a basic XPS15? No dedicated graphics, smaller battery and have to upgrade to SSD ($100 upgrade through Dell) or you can DIY.
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Feb 7, 2003
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crustydragon wrote:
Jul 19th, 2018 5:23 pm
I was looking at this and now the pre-rebate cost is $1199.99. With Unidays and current 10% Ebates, can bring it down to less than $1000 pre tax.

Is it a good deal for a basic XPS15? No dedicated graphics, smaller battery and have to upgrade to SSD ($100 upgrade through Dell) or you can DIY.
It's a good buy. I upgraded from a new Inspiron just for the screen. I think it is better than the xps 13 deal because you can upgrade the RAM and have 2 SSD HDs in it. I got 24gb of RAM and 1Tb SSD + 512GB m.2 SSD in my setup.
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Oct 21, 2017
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nitro wrote:
Jul 19th, 2018 5:34 pm
It's a good buy. I upgraded from a new Inspiron just for the screen. I think it is better than the xps 13 deal because you can upgrade the RAM and have 2 SSD HDs in it. I got 24gb of RAM and 1Tb SSD + 512GB m.2 SSD in my setup.
Did you order the i5 version of 9570? How's the cooling solution? According to the service manual it should have dual fans for the sole CPU, could you confirm? Also, does the i5 version have the 4 lane TB3 as well?
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nitro wrote:
Jul 19th, 2018 5:34 pm
It's a good buy. I upgraded from a new Inspiron just for the screen. I think it is better than the xps 13 deal because you can upgrade the RAM and have 2 SSD HDs in it. I got 24gb of RAM and 1Tb SSD + 512GB m.2 SSD in my setup.
Did you get the one with Intel 630U GPU or the NVdia 1050? I don't game so I don't really need a dGPU. How long does the battery last for you? Did you order it with those specs or did you add RAM and SSD yourself after?

Does the placement of the web cam on the bottom bother you? Reading online it seems that Dell knows and wants to change it but haven't figured out a way without compromising their thin bezel display.

I have a new Inspiron 5000, kept it too long for refund. The TN display is awful.

Thanks!
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Feb 7, 2003
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I got the i5 with Intel graphics option. Runs cool. The webcam is oddly mounted at the bottom but I rarely use it for it's placement to bother me.

Battery lasts a long time. I'd estimate it allows me to watch 6hrs of movies. I ordered it stock and added the SSD and ram myself.

Not sure about the 4 lane thunderbolt 3, but if the manual says so.

Agree with the poor display panel on the Inspiron line. Once you experience 400 nits of brightness, I don't see how you can go back even although the ryzen based setup is very good value.
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Feb 7, 2003
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Wanted to add, current price is $1200 at Dell's site.

Add 10% unidays discount and 10% Ebates...not sure why people aren't jumping all over this.

$1080 + tax and $108 rebate for down the road.

Also 3% Dell promotional dollars gets you a good discount for a laptop bag to carry the XPS in!

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