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

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nitro wrote:
Jul 19th, 2018 6:41 pm
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.
Thanked! When you upgraded the ram and SSD, did you see if it has dual fan or a single fan for the CPU? Thanks again!
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I don't remember if it was single or dual however I can honestly say heat hasn't been an issue for me. Laptop isn't meant for gaming but I have yet to throw one of my 50mb Excel files on it to recalculate so ymmv.
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nitro wrote: 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!
I know we don’t have a time machine but maybe because there was a Microsoft Store XPS 15 deal earlier this year for $1275. Can’t recall the exact specs but I think it was previous gen i7 16g ram 512k ssd NVidia 1050 and 4K display. Too bad I missed that.
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The only model available with integrated graphics is listed at $1199.99 (currently on sale), with i5-8300H, 8GB memory and 1TB platter drive. The lowest entry level with the i7-8750H has NVidia 1050ti, 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD at $1999.99 (regular price). Are the upgrades worth the $800 price difference?

Thank you!
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Langley
Is it better to put in your own SSD after you buy this, or just add the SSD for an extra $100?

I'm wondering if it's even worth it to add an SSD after you buy it.
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jellytime wrote:
Jul 20th, 2018 2:32 am
Is it better to put in your own SSD after you buy this, or just add the SSD for an extra $100?
Dell parts roulette means you could end up with the OEM equivalent of the Samsung 970 Evo, or a Toshiba XG5 that's measurably slower in benchmarks. A retail 250 GB 970 Evo is only $130 at the moment.
I'm wondering if it's even worth it to add an SSD after you buy it.
Going from spinning disc to SSD/NVME is always worth it.
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crustydragon wrote:
Jul 20th, 2018 12:54 am
The only model available with integrated graphics is listed at $1199.99 (currently on sale), with i5-8300H, 8GB memory and 1TB platter drive. The lowest entry level with the i7-8750H has NVidia 1050ti, 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD at $1999.99 (regular price). Are the upgrades worth the $800 price difference?

Thank you!
That model is routinely on sale for $1850 (ex. Last week for black Friday in July sale). For that you're getting an i7 instead of an i5 (base clock rate + 2 extra cores) an nvme SSD, an additional 8gb of RAM and a dedicated graphics card. I believe that model also has a 97 Wh battery vs 57 with this one.

Whether it's worth it or not depends on your usage. If you may be doing anything computationally intensive or really want to future proof your device, it'll probably be worth the upgrade. Also the percent discounts (Unidays + ebates) will further shrink the price difference.
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cftw123 wrote:
Jul 20th, 2018 10:02 am
That model is routinely on sale for $1850 (ex. Last week for black Friday in July sale). For that you're getting an i7 instead of an i5 (base clock rate + 2 extra cores) an nvme SSD, an additional 8gb of RAM and a dedicated graphics card. I believe that model also has a 97 Wh battery vs 57 with this one.

Whether it's worth it or not depends on your usage. If you may be doing anything computationally intensive or really want to future proof your device, it'll probably be worth the upgrade. Also the percent discounts (Unidays + ebates) will further shrink the price difference.
Thank you for the analysis.

So the base model SSD is not nvme?
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crustydragon wrote:
Jul 20th, 2018 10:07 am

Thank you for the analysis.

So the base model SSD is not nvme?

The base model has a 1TB platter disk which is much much slower than an (nvme) SSD. You can get the upgrade for $100 through Dell though to the nvme SSD in the 1999 model.
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cftw123 wrote:
Jul 20th, 2018 10:13 am
The base model has a 1TB platter disk which is much much slower than an (nvme) SSD. You can get the upgrade for $100 through Dell though to the nvme SSD in the 1999 model.
Sorry I meant to ask if with the $100 upgrade to SSD in the base model you get the nvme or the SATA SSD?

*EDIT* I re-read your post. I haven't had my morning coffee yet. Thank you. $100 upgrade to the nvme SSD. Thank you.
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Are there any alternatives to the XPS 15 in terms of display quality, decent specs for a bit of gaming (such as Football Manager - a processor but not GPU reliant game) and good looks/thin bezels in a 15 inch laptop, that does not have throttling and overheating issues?
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SLee wrote:
Jul 20th, 2018 4:31 am
Dell parts roulette means you could end up with the OEM equivalent of the Samsung 970 Evo, or a Toshiba XG5 that's measurably slower in benchmarks. A retail 250 GB 970 Evo is only $130 at the moment.


Going from spinning disc to SSD/NVME is always worth it.
I mean, is it better to upgrade the hard drive myself or just pay dell $100 for their upgraded SSD?
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jellytime wrote:
Jul 20th, 2018 12:35 pm
I mean, is it better to upgrade the hard drive myself or just pay dell $100 for their upgraded SSD?
If you have a torx T5 screwdriver handy then I would suggest doing it yourself.
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SLee wrote:
Jul 20th, 2018 1:48 pm
If you have a torx T5 screwdriver handy then I would suggest doing it yourself.
I guess there is the added convenience. If you DIY you will have to reload Windows OS onto the SSD.

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